Matthew Z. Martell

Attorney
Matthew Z. Martell

Be “friendly, fair, and give good legal advice” describes Matthew Martell’s approach to your case. Our hard-working lawyer brings extensive experience in litigation and mediation to help get desirable results for Sarasota, Bradenton, and Venice, Florida divorce clients. Matthew is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with B.A. in Political Science and received his Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of Akron School of Law.

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Prior to opening our Sarasota, Bradenton, and Venice, Florida law firm in 2000, and restricting our practice to divorce and family law issues, Sarasota, Bradenton, and Venice, Florida Attorney Matthew Z. Martell was an associate practicing civil litigation at an AV-rated, 17-attorney office in Sarasota. Prior to that, he worked in an AV-rated, 18-attorney law firm with 3 offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, as a civil litigation attorney practicing insurance defense.

Other Professional Licenses

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator Certification # 24908F
  • Notary Public – State of Florida: Commission No.: CC 888660

Education

  • University of Michigan: Ann Arbor, MI B.A.- Political Science: 1994
  • University of Akron School of Law: Akron, OH Juris Doctorate in Law: 1998

Scholarships

  • Portage County Bar Association Judge Caris Memorial Scholarship: 1995-1998

Professional Experience

  • Law Offices of Matthew Z. Martell, P.A.: 2000 – present
    • Practice focused on divorce and family law cases.
    • Extensive client contact and dealings.
    • Extensive small law offices and business experience.
  • Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A.: 2000
    • “AV” rated law firm with 17 attorneys at that time
    • Main Office: Sarasota, FL
    • Litigation associate practicing civil litigation
  • Hightower & Rudd, P.A.: 1998-1999
    • “AV” rated law firm with 18 attorneys
    • Main office: Miami, FL
    • Secondary offices: Fort Lauderdale & West Palm Beach
    • Litigation attorney practicing insurance defense

Law Clerk Experience

  • City of Stow Law Department: Spring 1998
    • Law Clerk for Deputy Law Director
    • Main office: Stow, OH
    • Obtained Ohio Legal Intern Certificate and was licensed to try misdemeanor cases.
  • Harry A. Tipping Co., L.P.A: Summer 1997
    • “AV” rated law firm with 6 attorneys at that time
    • Office: Akron, OH
    • Law Clerk involved in insurance defense
  • Summit County Court of Common Pleas – Judge James R. Williams: Summer 1996
    • Judicial Clerk involved primarily in personal injury/ other tort litigation.
    • Chambers: Akron, OH
  • Portage County Prosecutor’s Office: Summer 1994 & 1995
    • Large prosecutor’s office with approximately 20 attorneys at that time
    • Civil & Criminal Division Law Clerk
    • Main Office: Ravenna, OH
    • Developed and implemented Debt Collection Program for delinquent real estate taxes

Personal

  • Hardworking
  • Very organized
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong client communication and presentation skills

Learn how we can help you through your divorce

At the Law Offices of Matthew Z. Martell, P.A. in Lakewood Ranch, Florida and Sarasota, Florida, we provide the highest level of legal representation and superior client service to those facing divorce. We offer a free, 30-minute telephonic consultation and can come to your home to discuss your needs. To schedule a time to talk about your situation, please contact us or call our office at (941) 556-7020.

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