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James William Martin

James William Martin

Florida estates, trusts & real estate lawyer, legal author, law professor
  • Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Probate...
  • Florida
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Summary

Jim Martin practices estates, trusts and real estate law in Florida, has the highest ratings in Avvo, Martindale, & Superlawyers, and has written legal books and articles, presented at seminars, served on the probate rules committee of The Florida Bar, and chaired the probate section of the St. Petersburg Bar. He is also Florida Bar board certified in real estate law, adjunct professor of law at Stetson College of Law, and trustee and counsel of the Dali Museum. He has over 40 years of law practice experience.

Education
Stetson University College of Law
J.D.
Stetson University
B.S. | Mathematics
University System of Georgia - Georgia Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering
- present
Activities: Co-Op Student, U.S. Department of Defense
Professional Experience
Attorney
James W. Martin, P.A.
Current
Adjunct Professor
Stetson University College of Law
Current
Contract Drafting, Law Practice Management, Legal Drafting
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 21st Century Contract That Stays Out of Court
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
Fifty Tips for Writing the Contract That Stays Out of Court
ALI-ABA The Practical Real Estate Lawyer
Florida Jurisprudence Forms: Legal & Business
West Publishing
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
How to Write Letters Nonlawyers Will Read (With Sample Letters)
ALI-ABA The Practical Lawyer
I Want to Sign an Electronic Will
ALI-ABA The Practical Lawyer
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
Ten Tips for Handling Complex Probate (With Forms)
ALI-ABA The Practical Lawyer, The Florida Bar Journal
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
Tips for Handling the Complex Real Property Transaction (With Forms and Checklist)
ALI CLE The Practical Real Estate Lawyer
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
West’s Legal Forms: Volume 29 Nonprofit Corporations (2d, 3d & 4th Editions)
Thomson Reuters West Publishing
Writing the Contract that Stays Out of Court
The Florida Bar
Certifications
Board Certified in Real Estate Law
The Florida Bar
Awards
SuperLawyers
Thomson Reuters
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
Ben C. Willard Award
Stetson Lawyers Association
Stetson Law Hall of Fame
Stetson University College of Law
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
Current
Salvador Dali Museum, Inc.
Trustee, Secretary, Counsel
Current
American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education
Editorial Board, ALI-CLE The Practical Lawyer
Current
City of St. Petersburg
Councilman for District 4 (former)
Current
Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council
Councilman for City of St. Petersburg (former)
Current
Pinellas County Arts Council
Councilman (former)
Current
Leadership St. Petersburg
Graduate
Current
Leadership Tampa Bay
Current
The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
Chair Law Office Management Committee, Executive Council (former)
Current
The Florida Bar Probate Rules Committee
Committee Member (former)
Current
The Florida Bar Law Practice Management Section
Executive Council, Secretary, Seminars Chair, LOMAS Advisory Committee (former)
Current
The Florida Bar Coordinating Committee on Technology
Chair (former)
Current
St. Petersburg Bar Association
Real Property Section Chair (former), Business Law Section Chair (former), Probate Law Section Chair (former)
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free ten minute phone consultation
Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Law
  • Construction Law
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Florida Lawyer Jim Martin
Contact & Map
540 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
USA
Telephone: (727) 821-0904