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Florida lawyer Jim Martin is a Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer who provides legal advice and representation to clients in three areas of law: real estate, probate, and business. He also advises and represents clients in litigation, contracts, construction, nonprofits, wills, trusts, and LLC matters in Florida. He is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell and has written law books and articles for West Publishing, The Florida Bar Journal, ALI CLE The Practical Lawyer, and the American Bar Association. In addition to his law practice, he speaks at bar seminars, serves on the board of the Salvador Dali Museum, serves on the editorial board of ALI CLE The Practical Lawyer, and is an adjunct professor at Stetson University College of Law.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 75%
    41 years
  2. Probate: 25%


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James W. Martin, P.A.

540 Fourth Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33701


FLMember in Good Standing197409/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Hall of FameStetson University College of Law2013
Who's Who in the WorldMarquis2011
Florida Bar Journal Barbara Sanders AwardFlorida Bar Journal2000
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis2000
Who's Who in the South and SouthwestMarquis1993
Who's Who in EntertainmentMarquis1989
Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in AmericaMarquis1989
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law1987
RecognitionLeading Florida AttorneyN/A
AV ratedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President and ShareholderJames W. Martin, P.A.1979 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Salvador Dali Museum, Inc.Trustee, Secretary & Counsel1980 - Present
Florida BarMember1974 - Present
St. Petersburg Bar Association, Real Property SectionPast ChairN/A
St. Petersburg Bar Association, Probate SectionPast ChairN/A
Florida Bar, Probate Rules CommitteePast MemberN/A
Florida Bar, Technology Coordinating CommiteePast ChairN/A
St. Petersburg Bar Association, Business Law SectionPast ChairN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
The Practical LawyerGoing Paperless...Or Not2007
The Practical LawyerA Model Electronic File Policy for the Law Office2007
The Florida Bar NewsHow to Sue an LLC Member Without Piercing the Corporate Veil2006
The Florida Bar NewsIs the Law of the Body a Body of Law?2004
The Florida Bar NewsBe Careful Using Form Real Estate Contracts2004
The Florida Bar NewsForget to Put Your Client's Address in the Judgment?2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson UniversityMathBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Georgia Institute of TechnologyEEN/AN/A
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ALI CLE teleseminarTips for Handling Complex Real Estate Transactions2014
Real Property SectionTips for Handling Complex Real Property Transactions2013
St. Petersburg Bar Association Probate SectionTen Tips for Handling Complex Probate2007
Litigating with Power and Professionalism SeminarDrafting the Settlement Agreement That Stays Out of Court2007