UNDER THE LAW.
• Founding partner of Greater Tampa Law, P.L.
• More than 75 jury trials, and handled cases ranging from DUIs to 1st degree murder.
• Former Prosecuting Attorney of 4 years.
• Practices Florida Criminal Law, Federal Criminal Law, Criminal Appeals, Family Law, Personal Injury and Labor and Employment cases.
• Licensed to practice law in the State of Florida and the Federal Middle District of Florida.
EDUCATION & COURT ADMISSIONS
Brett Szematowicz graduated from The American University in Washington, D.C. with a B.A. in Justice. While at American University, he was a member of the highly selective Leadership Program in the School of Public Affairs.
Brett graduated South Texas College of Law in 2007, where he also interned at the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office in Felony Division B. Brett has also interned with a highly respected federal judge in the United States District Court – Middle District of Florida. While attending South Texas College of Law, he was a member of the Florida Law Students Association. After law school, he studied for the Florida Bar Exam and passed on my first attempt.
Upon graduation from Law School, he spent four years as a Prosecuting Attorney with the Pinellas County State Attorney’s Office. Winning jury trials on everything from misdemeanor traffic cases to felonies which were Punishable by Life in prison. As a prosecutor, he served as Lead Trial Attorney in Misdemeanor Division H, North County traffic attorney, local ordinance violations attorney, misdemeanor and felony domestic violence attorney, a member of the DUI Manslaughter squad and felony child abuse attorney. Brett has handled cases ranging from 1st-degree murder to kidnapping.
LEADERSHIP, MEMBERSHIP & HONORS
After leaving the State Attorney’s Office, Brett worked as an associate for a year-and-a-half in the Tampa Bay area, practicing in civil litigation, including insurance defense for sinkhole, water-loss, theft and arson claims.
In 2013, he started a Private Defense Firm along with Jason Bard to DEFEND crimes. Together they have excellent communication with their clients and charge competitive and reasonable rates.
Brett limits his practice to Criminal Trial Defense for Florida and the Middle District of Florida; Family Law cases including divorce and child custody; Personal Injury cases including automobile accidents and slip & fall and Labor and Employment, including workplace discrimination claims.
Greater Tampa Area, including the counties of Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Manatee, Sarasota, Citrus, Orange, Seminole and Marion.