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James William Martin

Probate Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

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also known as Jim Martin, James W Martin

  • Licensed for 50 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1974
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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James W. Martin, a St. Petersburg Pinellas County, Florida probate and trust estate lawyer, has the highest ratings on Avvo, Super Lawyers, Martindale, and Justia. He has practiced in Pinellas County wills, trusts, probate, and estate cases for 50 years.

In addition to his law practice, he is the author of law books and articles and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law.

James W. Martin accepts new clients. Most cases begin with a free phone call to him to tell the facts of the case.

He is a sole practitioner so he takes all calls himself, allowing potential clients to speak directly to an experienced lawyer about their case.

Location

James W. Martin, Esq.
Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33701

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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Stetson University College Of Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • President and Attorney
  • James W. Martin, P.A.
  • 1979 - Present

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Stetson University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • N/A

Associations

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • Adjunct Professor of Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • N/A
  • The Florida Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • N/A
  • U.S. District Court for Middle District of Florida Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • N/A
  • West Publishing (Thomson West)
  • Author, West's FlaJur Forms: Vols 1-15, pocket parts
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Florida Bar, Probate Rules Committee
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2000
  • West Publishing (Thomson West)
  • Author, West's Fla Legal Forms vols3&4, Real Estate Transactions
  • 1990 - 1995
  • West Publishing (Thomson West)
  • Author, West's Fla Legal Forms vols8&9, Specialized Forms
  • 1990 - 1995
  • West Publishing (Thomson West)
  • Author, West's Fla Legal Forms vols1&2, Business Organizations
  • 1990 - 1995
  • West Publishing (Thomson West)
  • Author, West's Legal Forms, Volume 29, Nonprofit Organizations
  • 1986 - 2004
  • West Publishing (Thomson West)
  • Author, West's Florida Corporations System
  • 1984 - 1984
  • St. Petersburg City Council
  • City Councilman, District 4
  • 1982 - 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Fifth Circuit Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1974 - 1987
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • SuperLawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2023
  • 10.0 Rating
  • Justia
  • 2023
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Board Certified in Real Estate Law
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Board Certified in Real Estate Law
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2015
  • Hall of Fame
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
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Publications

  • ActionLine, The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Do You Need Your Client’s Consent to Disclose Estate Plan Documents?
  • 2023
  • ALI-CLE The Practical Lawyer
  • Fifty Tips for Drafting Contracts (with Sample Provisions)
  • 2020
  • The Florida Bar News
  • Converting from Paper to Electronic Files
  • 2006
  • ALI-ABA CLE Review
  • A Simple Computer File Management System for Lawyers,
  • 2003
  • West's Fla Jur Forms
  • West’s Florida Jur Forms: Legal and Business vols 1-15, pocket parts
  • 1999
  • West Group publication
  • Execution of Florida Legal Documents,
  • 1995
  • National Center for Preventive Law
  • Basic Legal Asset Protection and Estate Planning Concepts for Florida Residents
  • 1993
  • ABA Probate and Property magazine
  • A Ban on Adult Only Communities and Much More: The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988,
  • 1989
  • ABA Econ Section Word Processing User Group Newsletter
  • What I Bought Today: Of Scanners and Other Lawyer's Tools
  • 1988
  • ALI-ABA The Practical Lawyer
  • A Client Letter
  • 1983
  • Trial Magazine
  • How To Protect the Plaintiff in a Structured Settlement of a Personal Injury Case
  • 1982
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Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar
  • Drafting Settlement Agreements (That Stay Out of Court)
  • 2018
  • Basic Transactional Law
  • Basics of Contract Drafting
  • 2018
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association Real Property Section
  • Tips for Handling Complex Real Property Transactions
  • 2013
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association Probate Section
  • Ten Tips for Handling Complex Probate
  • 2007
  • ABA Litigating with Power and Professionalism Seminar
  • Drafting the Settlement Agreement That Stays Out of Court
  • 2007
  • The Florida Bar Convention
  • The Lawyer's Conscience: Professionalism and Ethics in Writing
  • 2001
  • The Florida Bar Convention
  • Writing the Contract That Stays Out of Court
  • 2000
  • The Florida Bar Convention
  • How to Write Letters Nonlawyers Will Read
  • 1999
  • The Florida Bar Convention
  • The Lawyer's Conscience: Professionalism in Writing Contracts and Wills for a Mechanistic World
  • 1998
  • The Florida Bar Convention
  • Writing the Contract That Stays Out of Court
  • 1997
  • The Florida Bar Convention
  • Writing the Contract That Stays Out of Court
  • 1994
  • Nonprofit Corporations in Florida
  • Nonprofit Corporations
  • 1981
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Saint Petersburg Probate Lawyer James William Martin
James William Martin
Probate Attorney
Saint Petersburg, FL
Licensed for 50 years
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