Matthew Martell, Esq.

Top 30 Matrimonial and Family Law
Law Offices of Matthew Z. Martell, P.A.
9040 Town Center Parkway, Suites 111 - B & C
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
(941) 556-7020
www.mzmlaw.com


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. He is trained and certified to handle Collaborative Law divorces. He is also a Guardian Ad Litem in the 12th Judicial Circuit of Florida.

Jurisdictions admitted include:
Supreme Court, State of Florida
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals – 11th Circuit
U.S. District Courts- Northern, Middle, & Southern Districts of Florida
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. Court of Veterans Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Professional organizations include:
Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Equitable Distribution Committee
Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Magistrates & Hearing Officers Committee
Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Sponsorship Committee
American Bar Foundation (Fellow)
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Family Court Professional Collaborative (FCPC)
American Bar Association (Family Law Section Member)
The Florida Bar (Family Law Section Member)
Sarasota County Bar Association (Family Law Section Member)
Manatee County Bar Association (Family Law Section Member)

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, Esq. 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