Florida lawyer Jim Martin provides legal advice to clients on business, real estate, and probate matters in Florida, including construction, wills, trusts, estate planning, corporations, LLCs, partnerships, nonprofits, contracts, and litigation. With over thirty years of experience, he is rated AV by Martindale and listed in Who’s Who. He has written law books and articles for Thomson West, The Florida Bar Journal, ALI-ABA The Practical Lawyer, and the American Bar Association. He also speaks at bar seminars and teaches contract drafting at Stetson College of Law.


Education: Ga. Tech, Stetson University College of Law, B.S., J.D.

Professor: Adjunct Professor of Law at Stetson College of Law

Editorial Board: Editorial Board of ALI CLE The Practical Lawyer

Listings: Martindale-Hubbell AV and Who’sWho in America, American Law, and the World

Awards: Stetson Law Ben C. Willard Award and Stetson Law Hall of Fame

Community: Trustee and Secretary of Salvador Dali Museum

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Speaker – Seminars:

  • Writing the Contract that Stays Out of Court, The Florida Bar Convention
  • The Lawyer’s Conscience: Professionalism in Writing Contracts and Wills for a Mechanistic World, The Florida Bar Convention
  • How to Write Letters Nonlawyers Will Read, The Florida Bar Convention
  • Drafting the Settlement Agreement That Stays Out of Court, ABA Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section, ABA Convention, Chicago
  • Drafting a Clear As-Is Agreement, St. Petersburg Bar Real Property Section
  • Ten Tips for Handling Complex Probate, St. Petersburg Bar Probate Law Section
  • Tips for Handling the Complex Real Property Transaction, St. Petersburg Bar Real Property Section
  • Snakes in the Grass: Hidden Real Property Issues in Probate, St. Petersburg Bar Real Property and Probate Law Sections

Law Office of James W. Martin, P.A.
540  4th Street North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Fax (727) 823-3479
Tel (727) 821-0904



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