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H. Stratton Smith III

also known as Stratton Smith

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About me

Stratton Smith, JD, LLM (tax) has been practicing since 1982 in estate planning, family, business and wealth advising. Before becoming an attorney, Stratton was an accomplished financial planner,and developed an intense interest in estate in business planning.


As of November 1, 2015, Stratton celebrates 31 years in his own law firm, located in the Hyde Park section of Tampa. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale, a national service providing qualitative information on attorneys. As of January, 2015, he has partnered with attorney David Toback in Stratton-David Law, LLP. 


Stratton is a frequent speaker both to the public and in seminars for professionals regarding matters of business succession planning, estate, tax and asset protection planning matters. He is active in the Business Transition Counsel, and other groups which share knowledge and resources with one another. He and his wife, Susan, not only work together, but are active cyclists and adventurers.


Stratton is admitted to practice in Florida and before the United States Tax Court.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 35%
    34 years
  2. Business: 35%
    34 years
  3. Probate: 30%
    34 years



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  • Steven Alexander Culbreath

    Stratton is a phenomenal business lawyer and a true wealth of legal knowledge. I have the extreme privilege and honor of calling him not only a colleague but also a friend. I recommend him frequently and without any reservation.


    Steven Culbreath Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

611 W Azeele St
Tampa, FL, 336062205


FLMember in Good Standing198209/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyStratton Law Firm1984 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Business Transition Counsel of TampaN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1983
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981