Attorney Profile | Sarasota Divorce Attorney Matthew Z Martell

    1. JURISIDICTIONS ADMITTED TO:
      1. Supreme Court, State of Florida
      2. U.S. Supreme Court
      3. U.S. Court of Appeals- 11th Circuit
      4. U.S. District Courts- Northern, Middle,
        & Southern Districts of Florida
      5. U.S. Tax Court
      6. U.S. Court of International Trade
      7. U.S. Court of Veterans Claims
      8. U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
      9. U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
      10. U.S. Court of Federal Claims
    2. AREAS OF PRACTICE:
      1. Family Law
      2. Mediation
      3. Civil Litigation
      4. Estate Planning
      5. Corporate Law
  1. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
    1. American Bar Association
    2. The Florida Bar
    3. Sarasota County Bar Association
    4. Manatee County Bar Association
  2. PROFESSIONAL LICENSES:
    1. Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator Certification # 24908F
    2. Notary Public- State of Florida: Commission No.: CC 888660
  3. EDUCATION:
    1. University of Michigan: Ann Arbor, MI B.A.- Political Science: 1994
    2. University of Akron School of Law: Akron, OH Juris Doctorate in Law: 1998
      1. Obtained OH Legal Intern Certificate- 1997
      2. Prosecuted Misdemeanor Cases for City of Stow Law Director- 1997
  4. SCHOLARSHIPS:
    1. Portage County Bar Association Judge Caris Memorial Scholarship: 1995-1998
  5. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
    1. Law Office of Matthew Z. Martell , P.A.: 2000-present
      1. General practitioner.
      2. Practice focused primarily on divorce and family law cases.
      3. Extensive client contact and dealings.
      4. Extensive small law office and business experience.
    2. Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A.: 2000
        1. “AV” rated law firm with 17 attorneys at that time
        2. Main Office: Sarasota, FL
        3. Litigation associate practicing civil litigation

    3. Hightower & Rudd, P.A.: 1998-1999
        1. “AV” rated law firm with 18 attorneys
        2. Main office: Miami, FL
        3. Secondary offices: Fort Lauderdale & West Palm Beach
        4. Litigation attorney practicing insurance defense

  6. LAW CLERK EXPERIENCE:
    1. City of Stow Law Department: Spring 1998
      1. Law Clerk for Deputy Law Director
      2. Main office: Stow, OH
      3. Obtained Ohio Legal Intern Certificate and was licensed to try misdemeanor cases.
    2. Harry A. Tipping Co., L.P.A: Summer 1997
        1. “AV” rated law firm with 6 attorneys at that time
        2. Office: Akron, OH
        3. Law Clerk involved in insurance defense

    3. Summit County Court of Common PleasJudge James R. Williams: Summer 1996
        1. Judicial Clerk involved primarily in personal injury/ other tort litigation.
        2. Chambers: Akron, OH

    4. Portage County Prosecutor’s Office: Summer 1994 & 1995
        1. Large prosecutor’s office with approximately 20 attorneys at that time
        2. Civil & Criminal Division Law Clerk
        3. Main Office: Ravenna, OH
        4. Developed and implemented Debt Collection Program for delinquent real estate taxes

  7. PUBLISHED LEGAL ARTICLES:
    1. Author of “When Will Courts Deem Owner/Operators Employees of Trucking Companies?” Florida contribution to ALFA (American Law Firm Association) Trucking Law Annual Compendium, New Orleans, LA 2000
  8. PERSONAL:
    1. Hardworking
    2. Very organized
    3. Excellent writing skills
    4. Strong client communication and presentation skills
    5. Friendly, fair, and gives good advice.

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