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H. Stratton Smith III

Business Attorney at Tampa, FL

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also known as Stratton Smith

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

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

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    Establish new businesses, maintenance, sales and purchase, benefits, contracts and agreements of all kinds appropriate to the business community.

    43 years

  2. Estate planning
    Estate, financial, tax, and asset protection planning

    43 years

  3. Probate
    Includes trust administration

    43 years

Stratton Smith, JD, LLM (tax) has been practicing since 1982 in estate planning, family, business and wealth advising. Before becoming an attorney, Stratton was an accomplished financial planner,and developed an intense interest in estate in business planning.


As of November 1, 2015, Stratton celebrates 31 years in his own law firm, located in the Hyde Park section of Tampa. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale, a national service providing qualitative information on attorneys. As of January, 2015, he has partnered with attorney David Toback in Stratton-David Law, LLP. 


Stratton is a frequent speaker both to the public and in seminars for professionals regarding matters of business succession planning, estate, tax and asset protection planning matters. He is active in the Business Transition Counsel, and other groups which share knowledge and resources with one another. He and his wife, Susan, not only work together, but are active cyclists and adventurers.


Stratton is admitted to practice in Florida and before the United States Tax Court.


H. Stratton Smith III
611 W Azeele St
Tampa, FL, 336062205

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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Stratton Law Firm
  • 1984 - Present


  • Boston University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1983
  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981


  • Business Transition Counsel of Tampa
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse H.
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Smith for his estate planning work. Stratton and his staff are helpful, friendly, and have an excellent knowledge of estate planning law."
Business Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stratton is a phenomenal business lawyer and a true wealth of legal knowledge. I have the extreme privilege and honor of calling him not only a colleague but also a friend. I recommend him frequently and without any reservation."
Tampa Business Lawyer H. Stratton Smith III
H. Stratton Smith III
Business Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 41 years