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Stanley T. Padgett

Litigation Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   9 reviews
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  • Licensed for 41 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1982
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Stan Padgett graduated with honors from Duke University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina, in May of 1982, and became a member of the Florida Bar in October of 1982. For more than 30 years, he has handled civil litigation matters on behalf of businesses and creditors in state and federal courts throughout the State of Florida. Mr. Padgett is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Second, Fourth and Eleventh Circuits, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, and all Florida state courts.

Padgett Law, P.A. strives to create long-term relationships with clients. We work with clients to prevent litigation when possible, and to prevail in litigation when necessary, by doing what has to be done quickly and efficiently. You can take advantage of the knowledge gained over thirty (30) years of handling litigation in federal and state courts in Florida; arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association, the National Association of Securities Dealers, the New York Stock Exchange and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Mr. Padgett has been AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 1992.


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Client's Choice 2015
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Padgett Law, P.A,
201 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 600
Tampa, FL, 33602-5819


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  9 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2015
Outstanding Attorney
I am fortunate to have met Stan some 20 years ago. Since then, he has provided excellent representation from both a legal and practical perspective. He is prompt with communication, thorough in preparation and highly skilled. Let me repeat, highly skilled! While no one ever wants to hire an attorney, if you are looking for one that has character, a broad range of experience, presents the issues, both good and bad, you will be happy that you've chosen him. He places a great deal of emphasis on trying to resolve the matter as expeditiously as possible. Thank you Stan for all that you have done for me!
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Posted by B. Raver | April 26, 2015
I wish I would have hired Stan Padgett sooner
Stan represents everything you need & demand in a professional attorney. Aside from his expansive legal knowledge, he has the communication skills and strategic thinking that most other attorneys do not encompass. He is efficient and does not slow play any process. His billings are always concise. I strongly recommend using Stan Padgett he is more than just an attorney, he is a strategic consultant to our company!
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Posted by Lauren | May 23, 2018
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Highly Recommend
Stanley is understanding, sharp and driven. He was able to come up with an agreement on the breaking of a construction contract for me quickly, with minimal stress and with better results than I could have hoped for. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2015
Quality representation, fair and honest billing...
Stan defended me aggressively in a civil suit, which was settled in my favor before it went to court. He is fair and honest in his billing and didn't waste a lot of time to run up the fees, as many attorneys do. He did what was necessary to get the case settled in a timely and cost effective manner. Also, when you call for a consultation, you speak with him, not a paralegal or clerk. I would definitely hire him again or recommend him to friends and family.
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Posted by Kim | April 16, 2015
Dedicated to your cause and provides excellent service
We are so grateful to have found Stanley. We are a relatively new business that needed some sound advice to help us determine the best way for us to move forward. Stanley is very personable and he makes you feel very comfortable. He listens to you and he asks the right questions to help determine the best solution for your situation. He makes himself available at all times, even when he’s on vacation. Stanley has a breadth of knowledge, he is fair with the time he spends with you and his fees are very reasonable for the amount of time and effort he puts forth. If you are looking for someone who makes you feel comfortable, is dedicated to your cause and provides excellent service for what you pay for, I highly recommend Stanley.
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Posted by Dick | April 15, 2015
A truly excellent attorney.
Stan Padgett is my attorney because he is the best at what he does. I am glad he is on my side. He has a very reassuring manner about himself and it is comforting to know that he has your back and you are made aware of when he does things and why.
Posted by Matthew | April 14, 2015
Owner - Real Estate Investment Company
I've worked with and sought counsel from many good attorneys over the years. Stan Padgett is the best attorney I've ever worked with. He's extremely sharp. He gets to the heart of a matter quicker than any attorney I've ever seen. He's a good negotiator. He's practical yet he thinks outside the box to find resolution to issues. His skill set and legal knowledge is both broad and deep. For example, he's represented us in contract disputes, an FLSA claim, a malpractice lawsuit, a building defect claim and various HOA issues. I do not know his equal in terms of having such a depth of knowledge about such a broad array of legal issues. He's very fair in his billings. In my opinion, he is impeccably honest.
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Posted by Elisabeth | April 14, 2015
The only attorney I trust
Stan Padgett is an excellent attorney. We have had the pleasure of working with him on several occasions. He is honest and forthcoming. He tells it straight and will let you know if something is a lost cause or worth your time, effort, and money. I have 100% faith that the advice he gives is the best possible. I would highly recommend him and would utilize his services again if the need arises. Thank you, thank you for all your help!
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Highly recommend Stan Padgett. I am in-house counsel for a 450+ employee company and have been very satisfied with Mr. Padgett's legal expertise and handling of matters for my company. He is bright, efficient and trust worthy.
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Padgett Law, P.A.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Sr. VP and Director of Fortress Consulting Services, LLC
  • Fortress Family Office Group, LLC
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Consultant
  • Foster & Dunhill, Ltd.
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Partner
  • Morgan, Padgett Law Group, P.A.
  • 1992 - 2007
  • Shareholder
  • Trenam, Simmons, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye & O'Neill, P.A.
  • 1982 - 1992
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  • Duke University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Auburn University at Montgomery
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2nd Annual Thunderbird Global Wealth Management Summit
  • Tax & Insurance Structures for Tax Savings
  • 2011

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Business Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. have known and worked with Stan for 30 years both as opposing counsel and co-counsel. Very strong lawyer in both knowledge of the law and legal ethics. First class human being as well as being a great lawyer"
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Tampa Litigation Lawyer Stanley T. Padgett
Stanley T. Padgett
Litigation Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 41 years
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