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James William Martin

Florida Real Estate Attorney, Florida Probate Attorney, James W. Martin, P.A.
Contact: 727.821.0904
Experience:
Law School: Stetson University College of Law - Stetson University
Jurisdictions: Florida
11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

OVERVIEW

About James William Martin
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. Law Office of James W. Martin, P.A. 540 4th Street North St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida 33701 Telephone (727) 821-0904 jim@jamesmartinpa.com www.jamesmartinpa.com
Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Law
  • Construction Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
 SpokenWritten
EnglishYesYes
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor, Stetson University College of Law
-Current
Contract Drafting, Law Practice Management, Legal Drafting
Attorney, James W. Martin, P.A.
-Current
Education
University System of Georgia - Georgia Institute of TechnologyElectrical Engineering
Activities: Co-Op Student, U.S. Department of Defense
Stetson University College of Law - Stetson UniversityJ.D.
Stetson UniversityB.S. (1971)Mathematics
Professional Activities
Editorial Board, ALI-CLE The Practical Lawyer American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education 2010-Current
Trustee, Secretary, Counsel Salvador Dali Museum, Inc. 1980-Current
Councilman (former) Pinellas County Arts Council
Chair Law Office Management Committee, Executive Council (former) The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
Committee Member (former) The Florida Bar Probate Rules Committee
Executive Council, Secretary, Seminars Chair, LOMAS Advisory Committee (former) The Florida Bar Law Practice Management Section
Chair (former) The Florida Bar Coordinating Committee on Technology
Real Property Section Chair (former), Business Law Section Chair (former), Probate Law Section Chair (former) St. Petersburg Bar Association
Charter Class Leadership Tampa Bay 1987-1988
Councilman for City of St. Petersburg (former) Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council 1982-1983
Councilman for District 4 (former) City of St. Petersburg 1981-1983
Graduate Leadership St. Petersburg 1979-1980
Awards
Stetson Law Hall of Fame, Stetson University College of Law
Ben C. Willard Award, Stetson Lawyers Association
AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
Who's Who in American Law, Marquis Who's Who
Barbara Sanders Memorial Writing Competition, The Florida Bar Journal
For the article "Fifty Tips for Writing the 21st Century Contract That Stays Out of Court"
Tampa's Top Rated Lawyers, American Lawyer Media / Martindale-Hubbell

VIDEOS

2013 Hall of Fame Inductee James Martin
Induction of Jim Martin into Stetson University College of Law Hall of Fame 2013



PUBLICATIONS

Articles & Publications
  • Drafting a Clear As-Is Agreement
    St. Petersburg Bar Association Real Property Section
  • Drafting the Contract or Settlement Agreement That Stays Out of Court
    The Brief, ABA Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section
  • Drafting the Settlement Agreement That Stays Out of Court
    Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association Annual Convention, Chicago
  • Fifty Tips for Writing the Contract That Stays Out of Court
    ALI-ABA The Practical Real Estate Lawyer
  • Groundbreakers: Be Careful When Using Form Real Estate Contracts
    ALI-ABA The Practical Lawyer
  • How to Write Contracts and Other Documents as a Professional in a Mechanistic World
    ALI-ABA The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, The Florida Bar Journal, ALI-ABA’s Practice Checklist Manual for Drafting Leases IV, ALI-ABA’s Real World Document Drafting: Form, Style and Substance, and Thomson West’s Foundations of Legal Research & Writing
  • How to Write Letters Nonlawyers Will Read
    The Florida Bar
  • Snakes in the Grass: Hidden Real Property Issues in Probate
    St. Petersburg Bar Association Real Property and Probate Law Sections
  • Ten Tips for Handling Complex Probate
    St. Petersburg Bar Association Probate Law Section
  • The Lawyer’s Conscience: Professionalism in Writing Contracts and Wills for a Mechanistic World
    The Florida Bar
  • Tips for Handling the Complex Real Property Transaction
    St. Petersburg Bar Association Real Property Section
  • West’s Florida Corporations System
    West Publishing
  • West’s Florida Legal Forms: Business Organizations
    West Publishing
  • West’s Florida Legal Forms: Real Estate Transactions
    West Publishing
  • West’s Florida Legal Forms: Specialized Forms
    West Publishing
  • Writing the Contract that Stays Out of Court
    The Florida Bar

WEBSITES & BLOGS

Website: Florida Lawyer Jim Martin

SOCIAL MEDIA

CONTACT & MAP

540 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
USA
Telephone: 727.821.0904