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Scott William Fitzpatrick

Scott William Fitzpatrick

Practice areas:

Litigation, Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning

About Me

When not at the office or in court, Scott spends his free time with his wife and three sons at a small family farm/ranch in Southeast Hillsborough County.  Scott, a sixth-generation Floridian, enjoys raising beef cattle and growing heirloom sugarcane.


 


While at Stetson University, College of Law, Scott served as an Editor of the Law Review, and upon graduation, was awarded the Cecil E. and Augusta Bailey Award for meritorious leadership in the field of law. Since becoming a member of the Florida Bar in 2000, Scott has vigorously represented his clients in courtrooms, boardrooms, and arbitration forums throughout Florida, and before the Florida Governor and Cabinet.


 


Scott litigates cases which involve the following topics, among others: contract disputes, securities fraud, Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act violations, restrictive covenant enforcement, foreclosure defense/prosecution, lease disputes, title claims, partition actions, easement disputes, common law fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentation, Florida's Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act, shareholder derivation actions, civil theft, replevin, and consumer protection.


 


Before joining Owens Law Group, P.A. Scott was a solo practitioner for five years with offices in Tampa, Sun City Center, Riverview and Wesley Chapel. Scott has lectured on real estate, mortgage, securities, and corporate topics, and focuses his practice in these areas. Scott is a member of the Attorney's Title Fund Services, LLC, and has conducted hundreds of real estate transactions throughout Florida. Scott also serves as general counsel for various non-profit organizations.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Litigation: 40%
    15 years
  2. Real Estate: 35%
    15 years
  3. Business: 20%
    15 years
  4. Estate Planning: 5%
    15 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • David A. Papa

    I endorse this lawyer.Scott is a reliable attorney who places his clients first and foremost. He is a great character guy as well.

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    David Papa Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.

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    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Owens Law Group, PA

811 Cypress Village Blvd Ste B
Sun City Center, FL, 33573

Flagship Title, LLC

17221 Camelot Ct., #102
Land O' Lakes, FL, 34638

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200005/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Board Certified Real Estate LawyerThe Florida Bar2015
Gold Award - The Best Law Firm in South ShoreThe South Shore News and Tribune2014
6th Circuit Award - Top ContributorsAttorney's Title Fund Services, LLC2014
Silver Award - The Best Law Firm in South ShoreThe South Shore News & Tribune2013
Silver Award - The Best Law Firm in South ShoreThe South Shore News & Tribune2012
Top 100 Title Agents/Agencies AwardAttorneys' Title Fund Services, LLC2012
Top 100 Title Agents/Agencies AwardAttorneys' Title Fund Services, LLC2010
Top Title Companies (Flagship Title of Tampa, LLP)Tampa Bay Business Journal2010
Top Title Companies (Flagship Title of Tampa, LLP)Tampa Bay Business Journal2009
Top Title Companies (Flagship Title of Tampa, LLP)Tampa Bay Business Journal2008
Leading Agent AwardStewart Title Guaranty Company2006
Cecil E. and Augusta Bailey AwardStetson University College of Law2000
Who's Who of American Law SchoolsWho's Who of American Law Schools1999

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Board Certified Real Estate LawyerOwens Law Group, PA2015 - Present
Shareholder and Vice PresidentOwens Law Group, PA2013 - Present
AssociateOwens Law Group, PA2008 - 2013
Manager MemberFlagship Tite, LLC2008 - Present
Sole PractitionerScott W. Fitzpatrick, P.A.2004 - 2008
AssociateKiefner & Renaldo, P.A.2001 - 2003
AssociateHarris, Barrett, Mann & Dew, LLP2000 - 2001

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bay Area Real Estate CouncilBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Florida Land Title AssociationMember2013 - Present
Attorneys' Title Fund Services, LLCMember2009 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Bay Area Real Estate CouncilMember2007 - Present
Stetson Lawyers' Association, Advisory CouncilMember2006 - 2008
Attorneys' Title Insurance FundMember2004 - 2009
River Ranch Property Owners' Association, Inc.General Counsel and Member2000 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember2000 - Present
Stetson Law ReviewMember1999 - 2000
Stetson Law ReviewResearch Editor1999 - 2000

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
First Hanover v. Vazquez, So.2d 1188 (Fla. 3d DCA 2003).On appeal to the Third District Court of Appeals, Mr. Fitzpatrick was succesful in obtaining a reversal of the trial court's ruling in favor of his client.
Ayres v. Blue Jordan Forest Owners' Association, Inc., Case Numbers: 2D09-5838 and 2D10-2530 (Fla. 2d DCA 2010).The trial court's granting of Mr. Fitzpatrick's Motion for Summary Judgment was afirmed by the Second District Court of Appeals.
Quinn v. Assini, Case No. 51-2007-AP-05ES, Sixth Judicial Circuit, Florida (2007).The appellate court affirmed the trial court's granting of Mr. Fitzpatrick's Motion for Summary Judgment.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Stetson Law ReviewThe Early Years of the Stetson Law Review2000

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor2000
University of South FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1997

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Thomas M. Cooley Law School - Florida Real Estate Transactions ClassGuest Speaker/Lecturer - Florida Foreclosures2014
Thomas M. Cooley Law School - Florida Real Estate Transactions ClassGuest Speaker/Lecturer - Florida Foreclosures2013
River Ranch Property Owners' Association, Inc. - Annual Membershp MeetingFlorida Real Property/Corporate Law2013
Indian Lake Estates, Inc. Annual Membership MeetingFlorida Real Property and Corporate Law Issues2013
Sun City Center Estate Planning Study GroupGuest Speaker/Lecturer - Legal and Tax Issues for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure2012
Stetson College of Law Real Property ClassGuest Speaker/Lecturer - Florida Foreclosures2012
Stetson College of Law Real Property ClassGuest Speaker/Lecturer - Real Property Litigation2011
Court TV InterviewGuest Interview - Debra Lafave Case2007
CBS Interview - The Early ShowGuest Interview - Debra Lafave Case2007
Florida Cabinet MeetingState Acquisition of Private Lands (River Ranch Acres)2002
Seminar for executive directors, officers, trustees, controllers, CFOs, tax managers, accountants, enrolled agents and attorneysGuest Speaker/Lecturer - Florida Tax-Exempt Organizations2001