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Scott Patrick Distasio

Scott Patrick Distasio

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Medical Malpractice

About Me

Attorney Scott Patrick Distasio is a Board Certified Trial Lawyer who has earned membership into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® through his impressive ability to recover just compensation on behalf of his clients. He is an innovative, focused personal injury lawyer who thrives on going above and beyond for his clients. Regardless of whether you have been involved in a car accident or if a loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse, you can rest assured knowing that Scott will do everything possible to fight for a maximum recovery. He is also AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest ranking attainable.


In 1990, Scott began his legal career at a premier defense firm in the Tampa area, where he gained experience defending hospitals, doctors, nursing homes, and more. In 1998, he became a shareholder at that firm and was put in charge of the nursing home defense practice. Two years later, he fired all of his defense clients and began to put his skills to work on defending those who had been injured. That year, he started a prominent personal injury law firm, where he practiced until 2006. Over the past decade, Scott has dedicated his legal career to helping those who have been injured get a second chance at life.



If you have been injured anywhere in the state of Florida, do not hesitate to give him a call today.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Car Accidents: 40%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%



Contingent (33-40%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Scott. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Michael Phillips

    I endorse Attorney Distasio. From his credentials Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community and striving for more and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos.


    John Phillips Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Distasio Law Firm

2107 West Cass Street
Suite A
Tampa, FL, 33606



FLMember in Good Standing199008/12/2015
PAAdministrative Suspension200608/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Board Certified Civil Trial lawyerFlorida Bar2010
Av RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Av RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Av RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Certified Circuit Court MediatorFlorida Supreme Court2008
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2008
Av RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
Av RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
Av RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerDistasio Law Firm2006 - Present
PartnerBales Weinstein2000 - 2006
PartnerShear, Newman, Hahn, & Rosenkranz1999 - 2000


Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaN/AN/A
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Florida Justice AssociationN/AN/A
Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Joerg v. State Farm$1,491,000.00

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Publication NameTitleDate
Distasio Law Firm Personal Injury BlogPersonal Injury Blog2011
Tampa Injury Law BlogPersonal Injury News2008
Florida Bar JournalOfffers of Judgment-Wading Through the Confusion1994
Florida Bar JournalOffers of Judgment: The Confusion Continues1990


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of FloridaBusiness AdministrationBachelor of Science1986
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
2012 Reptile Masters SeminarWhat it Takes to Get a Reptile Verdict2012
FAPI Fall-2009 Medical Educational SymposiumLiability Issues Involving Medication Errors2009
2007 National Federation of Paralegal Associations Annual ConventionMedical Malpractice (Evaluating Cases)2007
Nursing Home Litigation CLENursing Home Litigation in Florida2006
Hillsborough County Jail Medical Staff SeminarJail Medical Care1994