• 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.
Brett Szematowicz graduated from The American University in Washington, D.C. with a B.A. in Justice. While at American University, I was a member of the highly selective Leadership Program in the School of Public Affairs.
I graduated South Texas College of Law in 2007, where I interned at the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office in Felony Division B. I 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, I was a member of the Florida Law Students Association. After law school, I studied for the Florida Bar Exam and passed on my first attempt.
Upon graduation from Law School, I spent four years as a Prosecuting Attorney with the Pinellas County State Attorney’s Office. I won jury trials on everything from misdemeanor traffic cases to felonies which were Punishable by Life in prison. As a prosecutor, I 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. By the time I left the office, I was handling cases ranging from 1st degree murder to kidnapping.
After leaving the State Attorney’s Office, I 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.
I founded a Private Defense Firm with Jason Bard in 2013 to DEFEND crimes. We have excellent communication with our clients and charge competitive and reasonable rates.
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I limit my 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 andLabor and Employment, including workplace discrimination claims.
I practice in the Greater Tampa Area, including the counties of Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Manatee, Sarasota, Citrus, Orange, Seminole and Marion.