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Scott Patrick Distasio

Personal injury Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 33 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 16 years
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1990
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2006
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

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

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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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1112 Channelside Dr Ste 5
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Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional, Ethical, Highly skilled.
Meeting with Scott to go over our concerns was a great experience. The entire legal team was very professional and took time to learn about our situation. The information they provided was far more than I could have expected and they went far above and beyond what would be expected. I highly recommend Distasio Law Firm if you are ever in need of a personal injury lawyer.
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Posted by Karen | December 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I would choose Scott again without hesitation! In a stressful situation Scott brought reassurance, creativity, compassion, and confidence. He is assertive yet calm, which resulted in a win in my favor. He listens, and then acts. It’s clear he is an experienced trial attorney and is well respected by the court system.
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2011
Scott Helped Me
Scott took over my slip and fall case when the insurance company wouldn't settle without filing a lawsuit. I am very happy with the way Scott and his staff helped me. Scott explained everything to me about the process. I would recommend Distasio Law Firm to anyone who needs a good and informative attorney.


  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Distasio Law Firm
  • 2006 - Present
  • Partner
  • Bales Weinstein
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Partner
  • Shear, Newman, Hahn, & Rosenkranz
  • 1999 - 2000


  • University of Florida
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1986
  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • law
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Joerg v. State Farm
  • $1,491,000.00


  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • N/A
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • Florida Justice Association
  • N/A
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Av Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Board Certified Civil Trial lawyer
  • Florida Bar
  • 2010
  • Av Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2008
  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • 2008
  • Av Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Av Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Av Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Av Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
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  • Distasio Law Firm Personal Injury Blog
  • Personal Injury Blog
  • 2011
  • Tampa Injury Law Blog
  • Personal Injury News
  • 2008
  • Florida Bar Journal
  • Offfers of Judgment-Wading Through the Confusion
  • 1994
  • Florida Bar Journal
  • Offers of Judgment: The Confusion Continues
  • 1990
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2012 Reptile Masters Seminar
  • What it Takes to Get a Reptile Verdict
  • 2012
  • FAPI Fall-2009 Medical Educational Symposium
  • Liability Issues Involving Medication Errors
  • 2009
  • 2007 National Federation of Paralegal Associations Annual Convention
  • Medical Malpractice (Evaluating Cases)
  • 2007
  • Nursing Home Litigation CLE
  • Nursing Home Litigation in Florida
  • 2006
  • Hillsborough County Jail Medical Staff Seminar
  • Jail Medical Care
  • 1994
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
Endorse Scott
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Other
"Great lawyer, I endorse him."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Scott for medical malpractice cases. He is one of our trusted referral partners and does excellent work . His office, like mine, takes a one-on-one, personal approach that benefits his clients tremendously."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is tenacious, thorough and extremely well qualified on these matters. His steady hand and insight, and superior knowledge from his experience suits and serves his clients well."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I give Scott my highest recommendation. I referred a nursing home negligence case to Scott and he has done an outstanding job. He truly cares about the clients and fights to achieve justice!"
Medical malpractice Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is skilled, intelligent, responsive and effective. I refer clients to him with confidence."
Personal injury Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Scott. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Distasio is a stand up guy. He is brilliant in his analysis and execution. If I were injured in an accident, I would definitely call upon him to help me work my way out of the morass of legal issues."
Personal injury Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Distasio has a well-deserved national reputation as a smart, effective advocate for his clients. His incredible results prove his effectiveness, but to understand why his clients love him, you have to meet him. I have had occasion to both refer clients to Mr. Distasio and to work with him and I look forward to doing both again."
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