Greater Tampa Law, P.L

Firm Overview

The attorneys at Greater Tampa Law, P.L. will fight for you. Jason Bard, Esq. and Brett Szematowicz, Esq. are former assistant state attorneys with over 120 combined jury trials who will work tirelessly to help you with your DUI / Criminal Defense, Family Law, Personal Injury or Labor and Employment issues. We are accessible to our clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Find out why Greater Tampa Law, P.L. is Your Bridge to Justice.
Main Office
Main Office
1207 N. Franklin Street
Suite 102
Tampa  FL  33602
Phone
  • (813) 444-2244
Websites

Other Offices

Pinellas Office (727) 202 - 9422
13575 58th Street North
Suite 170
Clearwater,  FL  33760
DUI and DWI
DUI & Criminal Defense
We are former prosecutors who know how the criminal justice system works - it's critical to contact an attorney as soon as possible after any criminal arrest.

With over 15 years of criminal law experience we have handled thousands of cases, ranging from misdemeanor drug possession to felony first degree murder. We begin by contacting your prosecutor to get your case entirely dropped. If the prosecutor refuses a good deal, we go to trial.

You have only 10 days to get a hardship license after a DUI arrest. If you don't take the necessary steps, you will not be able to drive and could be arrested again if you get behind the wheel. Contact Greater Tampa Law, P.L. to get your life back on track.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

We have practiced on both sides of the criminal justice system. Jason and I spent ten years as prosecutors with the Pinellas County State Attorney's Office. Since that time, we have been practicing criminal defense for more than 5 years.

We know what goes into the investigation and decision making process for every type of crime. We have handled all cases, as both prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys, ranging from battery to 1st degree murder.

We have tried more than 140 jury trials and more than 50 bench trials.

If you want knowledgeable, experienced, and hands-on attorneys, Greater Tampa Law, P.L. is Your Bridge to Justice.

Brett Szematowicz

Founding partner of Greater Tampa Law, P.L.

More than 75 jury trials, and handled cases ranging from DUIs to 1st degree murder.

Former Prosecuting Attorney of 4 years.

Practices Florida Criminal Law, Federal Criminal Law, Criminal Appeals, Family Law, Personal Injury and Labor and Employment cases.

Licensed to practice law in the State of Florida and the Federal Middle District of Florida.

I graduated from The American University in Washington, D.C. with a B.A. in Justice. While at American University, I was a member of the highly selective Leadership Program in the School of Public Affairs.
I graduated South Texas College of Law in 2007, where I interned at the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office in Felony Division B. I also interned with a highly respected federal judge in the United States District Court - Middle District of Florida. While attending South Texas College of Law, I was a member of the Florida Law Students Association. After law school, I studied for the Florida Bar Exam and passed on my first attempt.

Upon graduation from Law School, I spent four years as a Prosecuting Attorney with the Pinellas County State Attorney's Office. I won jury trials on everything from misdemeanor traffic cases to felonies which were Punishable by Life in prison. As a prosecutor, I served as Lead Trial Attorney in Misdemeanor Division H, North County traffic attorney, local ordinance violations attorney, misdemeanor and felony domestic violence attorney, a member of the DUI Manslaughter squad and felony child abuse attorney. By the time I left the office, I was handling cases ranging from 1st degree murder to kidnapping.

After leaving the State Attorney's Office, I worked as an associate for a year-and-a-half in the Tampa Bay area, practicing in civil litigation, including insurance defense for sinkhole, water-loss, theft and arson claims.

I founded a Private Defense Firm with Jason Bard in 2013 to DEFEND crimes. We have excellent communication with our clients and charge competitive and reasonable rates.
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I limit my practice to Criminal Trial Defense for Florida and the Middle District of Florida; Family Law cases including divorce and child custody; Personal Injury cases including automobile accidents and slip & fall and Labor and Employment, including workplace discrimination claims.

I practice in the Greater Tampa Area, including the counties of Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Manatee, Sarasota, Citrus, Orange, Seminole and Marion.

Both Jason Bard, Esquire and I are available for phone consultations and office appointments. At Greater Tampa Law, P.L., I am proud to help you with your legal issues. Please contact me for a free consultation at either 813.444.2244 or brett@greatertampalaw.com.

Jason Bard

Founding partner of Greater Tampa Law, P.L.

More than 100 trials, and handled cases ranging from DUIs to murder

Former Prosecuting Attorney of 6 years

Practices Florida Criminal Law, Federal Criminal Law, Criminal Appeals, Family Law, and Labor and Employment

Licensed to practice law in the state of Florida and the Federal Middle District of Florida

I graduated the University of Florida with a B.A., College of Journalism. In 2004 I graduated Stetson College of Law, with Honors, where I worked on appeals at the Florida Supreme Court for the Honorable Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead and at the Middle District of Florida for the Honorable Magistrate Thomas McCoun. Upon graduation from Law School, I worked at the largest Florida-only law firm, practicing in civil litigation, including Labor and Employment defense.

I spent six years as a Prosecuting Attorney with the Pinellas County State Attorney's Office. I won jury trials and handled every aspect of almost every conceivable crime, including misdemeanor traffic cases, domestic violence cases, sex cases, drug trafficking cases, and felonies which were Punishable by Life in prison.

Since 2011, I have defended the accused. Brett Szematowicz and I teamed up to use our broad legal experiences to provide greater service to our clients.

I limit my practice to Criminal Trial Defense for Florida and the Middle District of Florida; Family Law cases including divorce and child custody; Personal Injury cases, including automobile accidents and slip and fall cases, and Labor and Employment, including workplace discrimination claims.

I practice in the Greater Tampa Area, including the counties of Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Manatee, Sarasota, Citrus, Orange, and Marion.

Both Brett Szematowicz, Esquire and I are available for phone consultations and office appointments, by appointment. 24/7: 813-444-2244 or via email at jason@greatertampalaw.com.

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