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Brett Jacob Szematowicz

Brett Jacob Szematowicz

Owner / Partner at Greater Tampa Law, P.L.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Divorce...
  • Florida
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Summary

Brett Szematowicz is originally from Chicago, Illinois, but moved to Tampa when he was in 1991. He attended high school locally at Tampa Preparatory School and graduated in 1999. Mr. Szematowicz attended college at The American University in Washington, D.C. and graduated with a B.A. in Justice. While at The American University, Mr. Szematowicz was a member of the highly selective Leadership Program in the School of Public Affairs. Mr. Szematowicz attended South Texas College of Law, located in Houston, Texas. During law school, Mr. Szematowicz interned with the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office in Felony Division B. He also interned with a highly respected federal judge in the Florida Middle District. While attending South Texas College of Law, Mr. Szematowicz was a member of the Florida Law Students Association. After law school, Mr. Szematowicz proudly served the State of Florida as an Assistant State Attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit for nearly four years. Mr. Szematowicz brought over 75 jury trials to verdict, ranging from second degree misdemeanors to first degree felonies. As a prosecutor, Mr. Szematowicz had the honor to serve as Lead Trial Attorney in Misdemeanor Division H, North County traffic attorney, local ordinance violations attorney, misdemeanor and felony domestic violence attorney, a member of the DUI Manslaughter squad and felony child abuse attorney. By the time he left the office, Mr. Szematowicz had cases ranging from 1st degree murder to kidnapping. After leaving the State Attorney’s Office, Mr. Szematowicz worked as an associate for a year-and-a-half in the Tampa Bay area. Mr. Szematowicz practiced in the areas of insurance defense for sinkhole, water-loss, theft and arson claims. At Greater Tampa Law, P.L., Brett Szematowicz is proud to help you with your legal issues. Please contact Mr. Szematowicz for a free consultation at either 813.444.2244 or brett@greatertampalaw.com

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Domestic Violence
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    We accept our personal injury cases on a contingency basis.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner / Partner
Greater Tampa Law, P.L.
- Current
The attorneys at Greater Tampa Law, P.L. will fight for you. Jason Bard, Esq. and Brett Szematowicz, Esq. are former assistant state attorneys with over 120 combined jury trials who will work tirelessly to help you with your DUI / Criminal Defense, Family Law, Personal Injury or Labor and Employment issues. We are accessible to our clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Find out why Greater Tampa Law, P.L. is Your Bridge to Justice.
Associate Attorney
Marone Law Group
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Handled and managed a high-case load in the field of insurance defense. Primarily worked in the area of sinkhole claims.
Associate Attorney
Molhem & Fraley, P.A.
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Worked in the area of insurance defense for first-party and third-party claims. These areas involved sinkhole insurance defense and S.I.U. defense (including theft and arson claims).
Assistant State Attorney
Office of the State Attorney - Sixth Judicial Circuit
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Handled thousands of cases over nearly four years. Tried 78 jury trials and 15 bench trials, ranging from misdemeanors to first degree felonies. While at the State Attorney's Office, I was the Lead Trial Attorney of Division H, North County Traffic Court Prosecutor, Local Ordinance Violation Court Prosecutor, Misdemeanor / Felony Domestic Violence Prosecutor, Child Abuse Prosecutor and DUI Manslaughter Squad Prosecutor.
Education
South Texas College of Law
J.D. / Law (2007)
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American University
B.A. / Justice (2003)
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Activities: School of Public Affairs - Leadership Program American University Ice Hockey Team Delta Tau Delta Fraternity - Executive Board
Awards
Nation's Top One Percent - Nation's Top Attorneys
The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Brett Jacob Szematowicz, of Greater Tampa Law, P.L., has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate. Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting virtue in the practice of law. Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC. This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation.
Top Lawyer
The Global Directory of Who's Who
"10 Best" Criminal Law Attorneys for Florida
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Superb 10.0 Rating
Avvo
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
Top 100 DUI Attorney
The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC
Top Contributor
Avvo
Professional Associations
Herbert G. Goldburg Criminal Law American Inn of Court
Barrister
- Current
Barney Masterson American Inn of Court
Associate Member
- Current
United States District Court - Middle District of Florida
- Current
The Florida Bar # 0042543
Member
- Current
Barney Masterson American Inn of Court
Associate Member and Executive Board
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Activities: Executive Board Member in 2012
Publications
Articles & Publications
The 2014-2015 Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands
Cruising Guide Publications
Speaking Engagements
Domestic Violence Awareness
Gulfport Crime Awareness & Prevention Program
Criminal Law - Arrest through Conviction
Law Day 2013 - High School Speakers Program
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. What are some possible questions I could ask in court to get out of my citation for a broken tail lamps ?
A: The highest fine for an improper equipment citation is $500. The best case scenario is that the police officer does not show up to the hearing and your citation is dismissed.
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Contact & Map
Greater Tampa Law, P.L.
1207 North Franklin Street
Suite 102
Tampa, FL 33602
USA
Telephone: (813) 444-2244