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Suzette Michele Marteny

also known as Suzi Marteny

About me


When the stakes are high, companies and individuals turn to attorney Suzette Marteny for help.  With over ten years of experience in litigating copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, technology and other complex civil matters, Ms. Marteny has the perspective and experience to help you navigate through the roughest of seas.




Over the past decade, Suzi has developed a reputation for hard work, dedication and zealous advocacy by achieving favorable outcomes in a variety of “bet the company” litigations involving claims of contempt of court, patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, fraud, breach of contract and others in both state and federal courts.




Ms. Marteny literally “wrote the book” on Gaining & Maintaining Competitive Advantage Through Intellectual Property (Execsense, Dec. 2013).  In transactional and due diligence matters, you can rely on Suzi’s background as a registered patent attorney to guide you through the process of assuring that intellectual property assets are solid.   




In addition to being named the 2014 Outstanding Alumna by the University of South Florida’s Chemistry Department, Suzi has been repeatedly selected for professional recognition as a Super Lawyers for Intellectual Property Litigation, one of Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite,” and in 2009, was profiled as one of the Gulf Coast Business Review’s “Top 40 Under 40”. Professionally, Suzi is active in the Ferguson-White Inns of Court; is past chair of the 13F Grievance Committee of the Florida Bar; and a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. She also serves on the board of Tampa Crossroads, a charitable organization that serves a variety of needs in the community. On the rare occasion that she has leisure time, Suzi enjoys traveling, cycling, kayaking, hiking, playing Ruzzle and spending time with her family and friends.



Languages spoken: English, American Sign Language

Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 50%
    12 years
  2. Litigation: 40%
    12 years
  3. Licensing: 10%
    12 years



Hourly ($350-400/hour), contingent (33-45%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Alla Zagrebelsky

    Suzi is a wonderful IP attorney. I endorse this lawyer.


    Alla Zagrebelsky Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Felipe Bastos Fulgencio

    Ms. Marteny is a phenomenal attorney and counselor at law. She is extremely knowledgeable about the law, well versed in litigation, never afraid to perform extensive research, a terrific writer, and a zealous advocate for her clients. I can only say good things about Ms. Marteny, her career, and her unparalleled work-ethic. I highly endorse this attorney, and consider myself lucky to call her my friend and mentor.


    Felipe Fulgencio Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP (Tampa)

Bank of America Plaza, Suite 2800
101 East Kennedy Boulevar
Tampa, FL, 33602


FLMember in Good Standing200309/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding AlumnaUniversity of South Florida - Chemistry Department2014
Rising StarsFlorida Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarsFlorida Super Lawyers2012
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Legal Elite2011
Rising StarsFlorida Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarsFlorida Super Lawyers2010
Top 40 Under 40Gulf Coast Business Review2009
Top Up and Coming Attorneys in FloridaFlorida Trend Legal Elite2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Radio Show HostLaw Talk with Suzi Marteny Radio Show2014 - Present
Managing AttorneyMartenyLaw PLLC2009 - Present
AttorneySquire Sanders & Dempsey2007 - 2009
AttorneyAkerman Senterfitt2006 - 2007
AttorneyCarlton Fields2003 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
13F Grievance Committee of The Florida BarChair2011 - 2012
University of Tampa, Board of CounselorsBoard Member2006 - 2007
American Inns of CourtFerguson-White Inn of Court2005 - Present
Tampa CrossroadsBoard Member2005 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - 2007
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember2003 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rabco Leasing, Inc. v. Robert Graham Designs, et al.Settled
Hurricane Shooters, LLC v. McNaughton, IncorporatedN/A
Flow Productions, Inc. v. Reed Elsevier, Inc. et alSettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
IP Law For Businesses Protecting Yourself & Your CompanyGaining & Maintaining Competitive Advantage Through Intellectual Property2013
Tampa Bay Business JournalDigital Autograph Dispute Hearing Date Approaches (Quoted)2012
Tampa Bay Business JournalBuiness Owners See Payoff2010
Tampa Bay Business JournalAmscot Sues Over Guerilla Marketing Tactics (Quoted)2010
Tampa Bay Business JournalBusiness owners2010
Gulf Coast Business ReviewTop 40 Under 40 - Starting Over2009
Tampa Bay Business JournalOriginal idea takes off while guarded: Patent process works for SecurityPoint Media (Quoted)2009
Tampa Bay Business JournalEvel Knievel Estate Sued Over Contract Breach (Quoted)2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of South FloridaN/ABA, magna cum laude2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
USF Chemistry Awards CeremonyKeynote Speaker2014
Pinellas County Economic Development Small BusinessPatents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Other Intellectual Property Law2009
Self Employment in the Arts - Southern Regional ConferenceLegal Issues for Artists2008
Florida Writers Association's ConferenceChart Your Course in the Sea of New Media: Opportunities in the Blogosphere and Podosphere2008