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Ricky Martinez is a former Hillsborough County Sheriff's Deputy and Assistant State Attorney in Tampa, Florida.  In 2011, he started his own practice helping clients facing criminal or traffic charges through an often complicated court process.  He understands the importance of fighting for an individual's rights an will work diligently to defend your case.

     He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida in Interdisciplinary Social Science in 1998.  He enrolled in the Police Academy at Hillsborough Community College and earned his law enforcement certification.  In 1999, he was appointed as a Deputy for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.  As a Deputy, he gained invaluable experience serving as a patrol deputy.  He took specialized courses in Criminal Law Investigations, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Interviews and Interrogations, and Drug Trafficking Interdiction.  After spending many hours testifying in court as a Deputy, he decided to attend law school. 

     He attended Stetson University College of Law to continue his pursuit in the criminal justice field and interned at the State Attorney's Office in Tampa as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). After graduating from Stetson Law, he joined the State Attorney's Office in Tampa as a prosecutor.  While at the State Attorney's Office, Mr. Martinez was able to bring his law enforcement experience to the courtroom where he prosecuted hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases from 2006 to 2010. He has conducted numerous jury and non-jury trials. 

     His experience in the criminal justice system has allowed him the opportunity to diligently and effectively represent clients in the area of criminal law.  He is dedicated to assisting clients through a difficult legal process when facing criminal charges. 


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 30%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    5 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 15%
  4. Speeding Ticket: 10%
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



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  • Melissa Wilson

    I endorse this lawyer. He is a great person. I have known Ricky for almost 20 years, going back to when he was a Sheriff's Deputy for Hillsborough County. I then had the pleasure to work opposite him when we were both attorneys in the government sector. Over the years, I've had ample opportunity to witness Mr. Martinez in action. He is always well prepared and a great advocate.


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Contact info

The Law Office of Ricky Martinez, P.A.

202 S. 22nd Street.
Suite. 104
Tampa, FL, 33605


FLMember in Good Standing200706/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Ricky Martinez, P.A.2011 - Present
Associate AttorneyRywant, Alvarez, Jones, Russo and Guyton, P.A.2010 - 2010
Assistant State AttorneyHillsborough County State Attorney's Office2007 - 2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Police AcademiesCriminal Law and Trial Testimony2014