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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

19 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. Brett is diligent, passionate, intelligent and talented. He works quite hard to ensure cases are handled thoroughly, conscientiously, and skillfully. He is someone in whom you can place your faith and trust, and he will do what it takes to achieve a positive result.


    Christopher Klemawesch Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Greel Ralls Jr.

    I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community.


    John Ralls Oil & Gas Attorney
    Relationship: Other

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
"10 Best" Criminal Law Attorneys for FloridaAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
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
Possession of Controlled Substance and DUIN/A
Uncontested DivorceSuccessful Resolution
Juvenile DependencyN/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