Attorney Thomas P. Scarritt, Jr. Achieves Recertification in Civil Trial Law with the National Board of Trial Advocacy
Tampa, Florida - The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Thomas P. Scarritt, Jr. of the law firm, Scarritt Law Group, P.A. has successfully achieved recertification as a civil trial advocate. Mr. Scarritt has been an NBTA member in good standing for 25 years. The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from...
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The Record Interviews Lawyer Tom Scarritt on His
Tom Scarritt possibly should win a separate award for the best locale from which to receive a bar association's civil trial attorney award. "I was in Africa with my wife at the time of the awards banquet," Scarritt, who is founder, president and senior trial lawyer at the Scarritt Law Group in Tampa, said during a Florida Record interview. "So I shot a video from Africa accepting the award. There are elephants playing in the background." It was from that location earlier this year that...
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Lawyer Tom Scarritt Weighs in on Tampa Preparatory School Investigation
The head of Tampa Prep has temporarily stepped down over allegations from 25-years ago. Parents and alumni learned about the unsettling news in an e-mail. Kevin Plummer has led Tampa Prep for nine years-- getting nothing but praise. "This does not seem consistent with that behavior," said Tom Scarritt. Two of his three children attended the school.
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Tampa Lawyer Tom Scarritt Named Top Civil Trial Lawyer
The Hillsborough County Bar Association has selected Tom Scarritt as the 2016-2017 recipient of the Michael A. Fogarty “In the Trenches” award, given to the leading civil trial lawyer for professionalism and excellence.
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Total Exoneration for Sinkhole Engineers Accused of Malpractice
Scarritt Law Group won complete victory before an Ocala trial court that agreed that SLG's engineer clients properly conducted the evaluation of a sinkhole despite a 57-page claim to the contrary. The plaintiffs appealed to the Fifth District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach, and SLG scored another total win...
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Federal Judge Upholds Plant City Ban of Tattoo Studios in Historic Downtown
Plant City’s ban on tattoo and body-piercing studios in the downtown historic district has survived a legal challenge. Licensed tattoo artist David S. Hudder took the city to court over its denial of his request to open a shop at 109 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. He contended the city’s exclusion of the businesses was unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich sided with the city, which contends tattoo studios are not compatible with downtown’s “family-oriented” image.
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Federal officials giving depositions in Jill Kelley privacy suit
Last month, at Justice Department headquarters in Washington, FBI agent Adam Malone underwent hours of questioning in a case so contentious his deposition was halted in a disagreement among the attorneys present. The case arises from the e-mail investigation that revealed the affair behind the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus. The plaintiffs are Jill Kelley, a former honorary consul who became known to the world as the Bayshore Boulevard socialite and friend of top military leaders,...
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Dobyville Dollhouse, Smallest Home for Sale in Tampa  Bay, Has Vivid History
From one angle, this dollhouse looks like one of those trendy, minimalist micro-homes, all 388 square feet of it tucked into a tiny thumbprint among the oaks of Historic Hyde Park North. It is by far the smallest home on the market in Tampa Bay, thinner than a lane of traffic and built in 1910, a clapboard relic lost in one of South Tampa's fastest changing neighborhoods. Tom Scarritt, 57, a lawyer, bought it with his wife, Linda, a decade ago, convinced it would make a good one room ren...
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Oakhurst Square Readies for First Homegrown Harvest

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Oakhurst Square Readies for First Homegrown Harvest
The Oakhurst Square Apartments, 1120 N. Boulevard across from Tampa Preparatory School, installed a community garden for its residents this month.
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Educators Running Government-Funded Tutoring Companies Create Concern Over Conflicts
As principal of some of the poorest public schools in Alachua County, Beth Le Clear urged her students to take advantage of subsidized tutoring, extra instruction for Florida's neediest kids. Scores of her schoolchildren — some so destitute they wore grocery bags for underwear — enrolled and got the study help they sorely needed. But they weren't the only ones who benefited.
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