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Matthew Z. Martell

also known as Matt Martell

About me

   Attorney Matthew Z. Martell, Esq. is dedicated to moving your case along promptly and professionally through the Sarasota County and Manatee County family law court systems.  We handle your divorce or family law matter with the skilled and accurate legal representation that your lawsuit requires and that our clients deserve. 

   We are dedicated to giving you comprehensive legal advice and counseling to help to guide you through the family law court system.  You case matters to us.  We want to settle and resolve your legal problem and get you back on track to living your life without any further unneccesary worries and problems.

    Please visit our website at for further details and information about our background, experience, and areas of practice.We look forward to helping you with your legal problems.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
    16 years
  2. Family: 20%
    16 years
  3. Child Support: 15%
    16 years
  4. Child Custody: 15%
    16 years
  5. Alimony: 10%
    16 years



Hourly ($275/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Marc Jeremy Soss

    I highly endorse this lawyer. He is one of the most respected divorce attorneys in our community.


    Marc Soss Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Colleen M. Glenn

    I endorse Matthew Martell. Mr. Martell is highly respected attorney in my area. He practices in the areas of family law, civil litigation and landlord tenant disputes and excels in all aspects. I would not hesitate to refer any of my clients to him for their legal needs in these areas.


    Colleen Glenn Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Matthew Z. Martell, P.A.

1990 Main St.
Suite 750
Sarasota, FL, 34236


FLMember in Good Standing199801/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Lawyers- Matrimonial and Family LawThe National Advocates2015
Nations Top One Percent- Divorce and Family LawNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2015
Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction AwardLawyers.com2014
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction AwardLawyers.com2013
Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law MediatorSupreme Court of the State of Florida2010
Life, Health, and Variable Annuity LicenseState of Florida2000
Notary PublicState of Florida1999
PCBA Judge Caris Memorial ScholarshipPortage County Bar Association1998
Graduated Cum LaudeUniversity of Akron School of Law1998
PCBA Judge Caris Memorial ScholarshipPortage County Bar Association1997
Dean's ListUniversity of Akron School of Law1997
PCBA Judge Caris Memorial ScholarshipPortage County Bar Association1996
Dean's ListUniversity of Akron School of Law1996
PCBA Judge Caris Memorial ScholarshipPortage County Bar Association1995
Dean's ListUniversity of Michigan1994
Graduated with honorsUniversity of Michigan1994
Dean's ListUniversity of Michigan1993
Army ROTC 4-Year ScholarshipU.S. Army1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLaw Office of Matthew Z. Martell, P.A.2000 - Present
Associate AttorneyDickinson & Gibbons, P.A.1999 - 2000
Associate AttorneyHightower & Rudd, P.A.1998 - 1999
Law Clerk & Legal InternCity of Stow Law Department1998 - 1998
Law ClerkHarry A. Tipping Co., L.P.A.1997 - 1997
Judicial Law ClerkSummit County Court of Common Pleas1996 - 1996
Law ClerkPortage County Prosecutor's Office1994 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed ForcesMember2008 - Present
United States Court of Federal ClaimsMember2008 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal CircuitMember2008 - Present
United States Court of International TradeMember2007 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans ClaimsMember2007 - Present
Family Law Advisory Group (FLAG)Member2006 - Present
Family Court Professional Collaboration (FCPC)Member2006 - 2014
United States Tax CourtMember2006 - Present
Venice Chamber of CommerceMember2005 - 2007
Manatee County Chamber of CommerceMember2005 - 2007
Sarasota County Chamber of CommerceMember2005 - 2008
Venice-Englewood Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2008
U.S. Supreme CourtAdmitted2003 - Present
Manatee County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of CourtAssociate2000 - 2002
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaMember2000 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of FloridaMember2000 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaMember2000 - Present
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of SarasotaAdvisory Board2000 - 2002
Miami-Dade County Bar AssociationMember1999 - 2000
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitMember1999 - Present
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationMember1999 - 2000
Florida Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - 2000
Defense Research InstituteMember1998 - 2000
Florida Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Broward County Bar AssociationMember1998 - 1999
American Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1998 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re: The Marriage Of: Holly L. Ernest and Mark D. KuhnSettled at mediation by Marital Settlement Agreement which both parties felt was fair and equitable. They were very happy with it at the time
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Law Firm Association (ALFA)"When Will Courts Deem Owner/Operators Employees of Trucking Companies?"2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron, C. Blake McDowell Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of MichiganPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fleming's Restaurant- SarasotaAsset Protection and Estate Planning2011
Florida Estate Planning- Peridia Country ClubWhat You Need to Know About Estate Planning2001
Estate Planning for Seniors- Ruth Chris SteakhouseFlorida Estate Planning for Seniors2001