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Brett Jacob Szematowicz

Brett Jacob Szematowicz

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Family, Personal Injury, Lawsuits & Disputes

About Me

Brett Szematowicz is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Tampa when he was in elementary school.  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 attending law school at South Texas College of Law, Mr. Szematowicz interned with a highly-respected federal judge in the Florida Middle District and the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office.


After law school, Mr. Szematowicz 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.


Brett is now one of the Owners/Partners of Greater Tampa Law, P.L.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Criminal Defense: 32%
  2. DUI & DWI: 31%
  3. Family: 27%
  4. Personal Injury: 8%
  5. Lawsuits & Disputes: 2%



Fixed (Always), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

  • Nick Jay Dorsten

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Szematowicz was a top knotch prosecutor who has taken his considerable talent to represent people in family law and criminal defense. He is a person who will get the job done.


    Nick Dorsten Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Sarah Gloria Jonovich

    Anyone who hires Brett will not be disappointed. He enjoys a great reputation and zealously represents his clients interests. He is an excellent trial attorney should your case proceed to trial, and has a firm understanding of the criminal justice system.


    Sarah Jonovich Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Greater Tampa Law, P.L.

1207 North Franklin Street
Suite 102
Tampa, FL, 33602


FLMember in Good Standing200705/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Nation's Top One Percent - Nation's Top AttorneysThe National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top LawyerThe Global Directory of Who's Who2015
Client's Choice Awardwww.avvo.com2014
Top 100 DUI AttorneyThe National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC2014
Group 1 LeaderBarney Masterson American Inn of Court2014
Top Contributorwww.avvo.com2013
Group Leader AppreciationBarney Masterson Inn of Court2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateMarone Law Group2012 - 2013
AssociateMolhem & Fraley, PA2011 - 2012
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office Sixth Judicial Circuit Of Florida2007 - 2011

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Barney Masterson American Inn of CourtAssociate Member2014 - Present
Herbert G. Goldburg Criminal Law American Inn of CourtBarrister2014 - Present
The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLCTop 100 DUI Attorney2014 - Present
Barney Masterson Inn of CourtExecutive Committee Member2009 - 2012

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Small Claims Contract MatterN/A
Possession of Controlled Substance and DUIN/A
Uncontested DivorceN/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
The 2014-2015 Cruising Guide to the Virgin IslandsContributing Photograper2014

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
American UniversityJusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts2003

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Law Day 2013 - High School Speakers ProgramCriminal Law - Arrest through Conviction2013
Gulfport Crime Awareness & Prevention ProgramDomestic Violence Awareness2009