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James William Martin

James William Martin

Practice areas:

Real Estate, Contracts & Agreements, Estate Planning, Business, Litigation

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About Me

Florida lawyer Jim Martin provides legal advice to clients in three areas of law: real estate, probate, and corporate. He also advises on contracts, construction, nonprofits, wills, trusts, and LLC matters in Florida. He is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell and listed in Who’s Who. He has written law books and articles for West Publishing, The Florida Bar Journal, ALI-ABA 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, and is an adjunct professor at Stetson University College of Law.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1974

  1. Real Estate: 60%
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
  3. Estate Planning: 10%
  4. Litigation: 5%
  5. Business: 5%


Payment Types:

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Contact Info

James W. Martin, P.A.

540 Fourth Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33701


FLMember in Good Standing197405/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Hall of FameStetson University College of Law2013
Florida Bar Journal Barbara Sanders AwardFlorida Bar Journal2000
AV ratedMartindale-HubbellN/A
RecognitionLeading Florida AttorneyN/A
Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in AmericaN/AN/A
Who's Who in EntertainmentN/AN/A
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American LawN/A
Who's Who in the South and SouthwestN/AN/A
Who's Who in the WorldWho's Who in the WorldN/A
Who's Who in AmericaN/AN/A

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Salvador Dali Museum, Inc.Trustee, Secretary & Counsel1980 - 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
Florida BarMemberN/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 TechnologyEEUnknownN/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