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Thomas P Scarritt Jr.

Personal injury Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1983
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THOMAS P. SCARRITT, JR. is President of the Scarritt Law Group, P.A. (“SLG”) (Tampa), a firm specializing in business and personal injury jury trials throughout Florida and the rest of the country.  Mr. Scarritt attended Florida State University College of Law and University of Grenoble (France) on a Rotary Fellowship.  SLG handles complex catastrophic cases involving nearly every type of civil claim such as theft of trade secrets, breach of contract, fraud, wrongful death, products liability, personal injury, police excessive force, homeowner association disputes, and constitutional challenges.  Mr. Scarritt is board-certified by the Florida Bar, is rated A/V Preeminent, is past President of Tampa Bay ABOTA, is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, is a member of Florida’s “Legal Elite” and “SuperLawyers”, has a perfect (10.0) Avvo rating, and served as Chairman of the Florida Commission on Ethics.

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Thomas P Scarritt Jr.
1405 W Swann Ave
Tampa, FL, 33606-2532

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Posted by Harold | June 30, 2015
A true trial lawyer
I recently had the opportunity to watch Tom Scarritt in the courtroom and I was very impressed. It was evident that Tom connected with the jury extremely well and was very comfortable in the courtroom. He did an excellent job of turning complex legal issues, into persuasive, understandable arguments that the jurors could relate to. Tom did a wonderful job and I would recommend him very strongly.
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Posted by Suzanne | June 4, 2015
I would highly recommend Tom Scarritt
I was the defendant in an extremely complicated lawsuit that dragged on for over 5 years. Tom was brilliant at understanding the nuances of the case. His tenacity in following through and his superb legal knowledge of the issues ensured that we prevailed. My case was always a priority. I cannot recommend Tom more highly.
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Posted by Paul | May 27, 2015
Complex litigation
After 2 years of complex litigation, I was beginning to think the legal system in Hillsborough County Florida was a complete joke. After discussing the situation with Tom Scarritt, I realized my legal team of 3 mishandled certain aspects of the case. Since they were with a large statewide firm, this was a tough pill to swallow. There were 2 trials involved in my case. My original team blew the first part of case by mishandling the trial. I fired the original team and engaged Tom Scarritt. Tom took my bleak situation and completely reversed the tide . At the end of the second trial , the judge told my opponent her assertions of value due her were ridiculous. While no one should be expected to work miracles, Tom Scarritt was able to take our situation to a successful conclusion given our difficult position. Had I employed Tom in the beginning, I am convinced the outcome would have been a complete success. Litigation is a minefield of rules and legal positioning . Tom knows the system inside and out having taught trial lawyers and I recommend him to anyone with a large case.
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Posted by Jeff | May 22, 2015
Tom has demonstrated many times he can successfully litigate against the best litigators in the country and win!
You can bet Tom has what it takes and can successfully litigate against the best litigators in the country and win! Tom is an attorney's attorney in many ways. He was originally referred over to us from another prominent attorney. The case was very substantial and involved tens of millions of dollars. Tom and his team worked at all hours and through weekends since time was of the essence. We were very pleased with the outcome of the case and we would recommend Tom and his team very enthusiastically. When you hire Tom you are getting a big time litigator that can take on anybody.. Lastly, on a personal note, Tom is a real good guy with solid values and a terrific work ethic.
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Posted by Luis | April 29, 2015
An outstanding attorney with an outstanding reputation in our professional co mmunity
In our legal community, there are few attorneys with a better reputation for professionalism or aggressive representation than Tom Scarritt. A former Partner at the old Fowler White law firm, Tom's firm is a boutique litigation firm that does an outstanding job of representing its clients. I have known Tom for several years now, and have always - even before I had the pleasure of knowing him - held him in high esteem professionally and personally. Tom is not only an outstanding litigator and attorney, he is also an attorney who has a reputation that is first class in our community and is involved in numerous civic and charitable endeavors. In an increasingly crowded field of attorneys, it is important that clients seeking representation hire an attorney who, when the other side sees their name on the pleading, will know who they are dealing with, and have respect for that person's legal abilities and reputation. There should be no doubt of the fact that Tom's reputation in our legal community is second to none.
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Posted by RJ | April 26, 2015
Professionalism with Personality
I met Thomas Scarritt a few months ago as a result of asking the legal department in my organization for a list of attorneys they would recommend to represent them on an ethical matter of false allegations possibly leading to criminal charges if not disputed. After reviewing the list of their personal preferences, it quickly became obvious Mr. Scarritt would be my choice as he was the #1 recommendation on each of their list to represent them personally. I called his office and told his assistant of my situation and the recommendations. She was very attentive to my needs and immediately began the process of gathering information while arranging the opportunity for me to quickly meet Thomas Skarritt. Upon my first meeting I was instantly aware I had made the right decision. The information provided to his assistant lay before me with an identical copy in front of Mr. Scarritt. The information was bound in a loose leaf notebook with my case information on the front and was indexed, catalogued, and tabbed. He introduced me to his staff and spent several minutes getting to know me before we moved forward with review of the situation. We jointly went through all the information in the notebook tab-by-tab with him personally diligently taking notes along with another member of his firm. He then assured me I was in good hands and he did not feel there was any case at all. Then he really surprised me by walking me all the way to my car with personal assurances all the way of all was going to turn out positive. There have been multiple meetings since with more notebooks and more information. Thomas also sat by my side through all questioning from the other side by the investigating parties to the accusations. This meeting I had thought would be additional information gathering but seemed to me was hostile against me. And then as was his style after every meeting, he once again made the walk with me for a cup of coffee and then to my car with his personal assurance all would be well. Thomas returned to his office, prepared another one of the detailed notebooks along with his staff identifying all of the areas of question or concern from the opposition with specific and verified information of contradiction. He then forwarded that notebook to me for review to assure all was accurate. After my review, the information was forwarded to the investigative attorney for rebuttal of the accusations against me. As a result of Thomas believing in me without question while patiently and professionally documenting the facts, I was notified late Friday afternoon on Monday morning the investigative attorney would announce there is no evidence of any wrong doing on my part on any of the multiple accusations. I am anxiously awaiting tomorrow's announcement. I can highly recommend Mr. Thomas P. Scarritt, Jr. and his team to anyone seeking legal assistance wanting attentive personal service with legal expertise. His professional courteous personality is a rare commodity in today's environment. I can attest when you make that walk to your car, you will know you are in good hands. Happy Monday!
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Posted by Dean | April 23, 2015
Excellent Representation
Tom Scarritt is a very well-known civil attorney attorney in the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, as well as throughout the State of Florida. He is very passionate and professional. He is extremely thorough in his preparation of his cases. His enthusiasm is present from the onset of the case through the final victorious out come. Tom takes the time to know you as a person, as well as your case. He understands that ultimately, he represents a person holistically and you are not just another case. You know he has your best interest at heart. He is Board Certified and sits on many additional boards and committees throughout the City of Tampa, Hillsborugh County, and the State of Florida. He lectures on many subjects, most notably issues regarding the welfare of children. I highly recommend his services. You will not be disappointed by him or the service he provides.
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Posted by David | April 20, 2015
OUTSTANDING ATTORNEY
I have worked with Tom Scarritt Jr. since 1992 in the area of defending municipalities and governmental entities in the State of Florida. I consider Tom to be an outstanding and very competent/well qualified attorney who does excellence work for all our clients. Our company only writes governmental business in the State of Florida consisting of 410 municipalities. His knowledge in this field is superb and I have had nothing but high compliments on the work he has accomplished. He recently handled a very complex case resulting in an outstanding settlement. Kudos to Mr. Tom Scarritt
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Posted by Ken | April 17, 2015
Excellent trial attorney
Tom Scarritt has represented my client in civil trial litigation for a number of years and has always done an excellent job. I know when he is representing us, we have the best. I would strongly recommend Tom and his firm.
Posted by Keith | April 15, 2015
Good Solid Lawyer with years of court room experience
Tom is able to identify quickly the relevant material of a complex legal matter and simplify it to a jury. Furthermore, he created a close rapport and trust with the jury which led to a multi-million award for my case.
Posted by Kevin | April 15, 2015
Family went from almost accepting a $15k settlement to receiving nearly $1,000,000.
I had a customer come into my retail store in obvious discomfort and pain. He and his wife explained that he had been rear ended by a Waste Management truck, been through a number of medical procedures, lost a well paying job and had to sell a number of personal items. They had hired a well know law firm in Tampa and had agreed to a settlement of $15,000. To me it seemed like he should be entitled to a lot more. I suggested they talk to Tom Scarritt, whom had assisted me on a number of minor but irritating legal matters. Long story short, with Tom's representation, they reached an agreement of close to $1,000,000.00. The money from the settlement was needed by the family.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-395 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President, Shareholder, Senior Trial Lawyer
  • Scarritt Law Group, PA (Tampa)
  • 2000 - Present
  • President, Shareholder, Senior Trial Lawyer
  • Davis & Scarritt, PA (Tampa)
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Shareholder
  • Fowler White Boggs Banker (Tampa)
  • 1983 - 1998

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • University of Grenoble (France)
  • International Rotary Scholar(1980-81)
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hoffman v. Knutsson, et al.
  • Net $4.2 million verdict in favor of our clients.

Associations

  • Florida Commission on Ethics
  • Commissioner
  • 2004 - Present
  • Florida Commission on Ethics
  • Chairman
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Hillsborough County, Judicial Campaign Practices Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Chairman
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Executive Council
  • 1993 - 2003
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • President - Tampa Bay Chapter
  • 1993 - 1993
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Board Certified - Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy
  • National Board of Civil Pretrial Advocacy
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Board Certified
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 1991
  • Board Certified - Civil Litigation
  • Florida Bar
  • 1989
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Publications

  • Lorman Seminar
  • Lay and Expert Depositions
  • 2015
  • Journal of Forensic Sciences
  • The Frye Hearing in Florida: An Attempt to Exclude Scientific Evidence
  • 2000
  • Pinellas County Guardianship Newsletter
  • Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities–The Telltale Signs
  • 1998
  • The Agenda, Govt. Law Section
  • U.S. Sup. Ct. Extends Absolute Immunity to Local Legislators
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lorman Seminar
  • Advanced Depositions in Florida
  • 2005
  • CLE International
  • Ethics and the Practice of Law
  • 2005

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Litigation Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the privilege of litigating cases and going to trial with Tom several times over the last 5-years. He is a gifted trial lawyer with a preternatural ability to win over juries and judges with compelling and powerful courtroom presentations. He has the ability to distill complex factual and legal issues into persuasive and easily understood narratives. Even though he has been practicing for more than 30-years, I have been amazed at the level of preparation he dedicates to everything he does in preparation for every aspect of a case. I haven't seen a harder working and more effective trial lawyer."
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Tampa Personal injury Lawyer Thomas P Scarritt Jr.
Thomas P Scarritt Jr.
Personal injury Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 40 years