Mr. Wartenberg is a board certified marital and family lawyer who has practiced exclusively in the area of marital and family law throughout his legal career since 1994. He is presently the owner and sole shareholder of Philip S. Wartenberg, P.A., a law firm specializing in marital and family law. His firm represents individuals throughout the Tampa Bay area and the State of Florida.
Mr. Wartenberg graduated with a Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in 1994, where he served as a Notes and Comments Editor for the Stetson Law Review. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1991 with a degree in Business Administration with a finance major.
Prior to entering private practice in 1998, Mr. Wartenberg served as Senior Staff Attorney for the Family Law Division of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Tampa. In that capacity, he worked directly with family law judges handling contested family law matters. From 1998 to 2001, he practiced as an associate attorney with Nancy Hutcheson Harris & Associates, P.A. In 2001, he went into practice as a sole practitioner by founding Philip S. Wartenberg, P.A. In 2007, he attained board certification as a specialist in the area of marital and family law.
Mr. Wartenberg is a member of the Florida Bar, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, and the Family Law Inn of Court of Tampa Bay. Mr. Wartenberg is a past Chair of the Family Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar, having served as Chair for the 2007-2008 term. Mr. Wartenberg has published numerous articles and has presented or lectured to multiple groups on various family law-related issues. In 2011 and 2012, he presented on the issue of "Alimony" at the annual statewide Family Law Review Course in Orlando.
Mr. Wartenberg served on the Executive Council of the Hillsborough County Family Law Section since 2001. He was an investigating member of the Florida Bar's Grievance Committee 13-D for the Thirteenth Circuit from 2003 through 2006. Mr. Wartenberg was additionally a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Tampa Downtown Daybreak from 2002 through 2008; and served as both Secretary and Treasurer for this club during his membership. More recently, Mr. Wartenberg has served since 2011 as a member of the statewide Family Law Section Legislation committee.
Mr. Wartenberg was honored in 2008 as the recipient of the Family Law Inn of Tampa's Ted S. Millison Professionalism Award.
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I have known Phillip Wartenberg for approximately 20 years now. I first worked with him as a Staff Attorney for the Judges at the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit. During that time, we bounced ideas off each other regarding issues and Phil was always of help regarding finding the answer. I also have sought advice from him while handling certain family law cases over the last 17 years. He has always sent me in the right direction and/or given me the correct answer outright. If I bypass a family law case, (since I practice predominantly criminal law), Phil is the first attorney that I call to refer my clients to as his past work has been described by my past client referrals as impeccable. His resume is impressive as a former law clerk and a private attorney. In sum, I endorse him and his ethical practice of law as he is both competent and professional.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1994||01/11/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Ted S. Millison Professionalism Award||Family Law Inn of Tampa Bay||2008|
|Owner||Philip S. Wartenberg, P.A.||2001 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Past Chair||2007 - 2008|
|Florida Bar Journal||Health Insurance and Other Health-Related Expenses in Family Law: An Overview||1998|
|Florida Bar Journal||The Birth of a Legal Presumption||1996|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of Florida||Finance||BS - Bachelor of Science||1991|
|Family Law Review Course||Alimony||2012|
|Family Law Review Course||Alimony||2011|