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Anthony T. Martino has been a practicing civil litigator since 1980.  He has been a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer since 1987 by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocates.


Mr. Martino and his wife live in South Tampa and have three grown and married children and six granddaughters. Mr. Martino enjoys golf, hunting and fishing, is a member of the Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club, and is a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. He has continuously practiced as a civil trial specialist for over 40 years in South Tampa and frequently lectured to lawyers and doctors about civil litigation issues.


Mr. Martino is now a Florida Bar Certified Mediator and approved Arbitrator. 


Some of Mr. Martino’s Appointments and Distinctions:

  • Commissioner of The Judicial Nominating Commission for the 2nd District Court of Appeals (appointed by Governor Crist (2008-2012)

  • Chairman of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 2nd District Court of Appeals 2012

  • Past President of the Tampa Bay Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates in 2009

  • Past member of ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates),

  • Board of Directors, Florida Justice Association (1995 – 2005)

  • Executive Committee, Florida Justice Association (1995 – 2005)

  • Chairman for The Judicial Nominating Commission for the 13th Judicial Circuit (2002)

  • Commissioner of The Judicial Nominating Commission for the 13th Judicial Circuit (appointed by Governor Chiles 1998–2002)

  • Board of Directors, Hillsborough County Bar Association (1987 – 89)


He is top rated as:

  • Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer for over 30 years, the highest rating given.

  • Named a FLORIDA SUPER LAWYER for over 10 consecutive years; The final published list represents no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state. Learn more about this distinction.

  • Named by Florida Trend as a LEGAL ELITE; approximately 2% of the lawyers in the state are chosen. Learn more about this distinction.

  • Named a LEADING FLORIDA ATTORNEY. To be selected, attorneys must receive multiple recommendations from their peers in a statewide survey conducted by American Research Corporation. Fewer than 6% of the state’s attorneys are Leading Florida Attorneys.

  • Named by BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA – as BEST LAWYER Plaintiff Personal Injury Litigation and Medical Malpractice Law

  • Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Martino is recognized as having demonstrated exceptional skill, experience in advocacy by achieving a trial verdict or settlement of one million dollars or more.

  • Member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers

  • Member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers

  • Florida Justice Association EAGLE Benefactor and Recipient of the Silver Eagle Award in 1995 & 2002, the Golden Eagle Award in 1997, 1999 and 2001, and the prestigious Crystal Eagle in 2005.

  • Florida Justice Association – Inductee into the EAGLE HALL OF FAME and a FELLOW of the FJA.

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association - Fogarty Memorial In the Trenches Award recipient in 2018.


Court Admissions:

  • Florida Supreme Court and State Courts of Florida


Professional Memberships:

  • The Florida Bar since 1980

  • American Association for Justice (sustaining member)

  • Florida Justice Association- FELLOW

  • Member of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association (2011-Present)

  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association (Founding President 1998 – 99)

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (Trial & Litigation Sections)

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