MARTIN J. CHAMPAGNE, JR.
Scarritt Law Group, P.A.

Practice Areas:
  • Business Disputes: Breach of Contract, Unfair Trade Practices, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Negligent Misrepresentation, Fraud, Conspiracy, Third Party Beneficiary to Contract, Libel, Slander, Ethics Violation, Fee Disputes, Homeowner/Property Owner Association Disputes
  • Personal Injury: Negligence, Products Liability, ​Wrongful Death, Police Excessive Force, Negligent Security, Automobile Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Collisions, False Arrest, Malicious Prosecution, Civil Assault, Civil Battery,

Admitted To Practice

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Colorado
  • Phone : (813) 258-2300
  • Email : mc@scarrittlaw.com
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Legal Experience
  • Professional Memberships & Affiliations
University of Florida College of Law
  • J.D. with honors - 2001
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.15 (top 33% of class)
  • Senior Articles Editor – Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • Intern for Honorable Rex Martin Barbas, Circuit Judge for Florida 13th Judicial Circuit
Keene State College
  • B.A. in English, 1994
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.00
  • KSC Film Festival Audience Award

Scarritt Law Group, P.A. (Tampa, Florida)
Of Counsel, 2010 – present

Dutton Law Group, P.A.: formerly Haas, Dutton & Lewis, P.L. (Tampa, Florida)
Attorney, 2005 – 2007, 2008 - 2010

Law Offices of Patricia E. Garagozlo: Corporate Counsel for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Companies (Clearwater, Florida)
Attorney, 2007 – 2008

Moran, Kidd, Lyons, Johnson & Berkson, P.A. (Orlando, Florida)
Attorney, 2002 - 2005

Summary of Experience: Extensive trial practice before state and federal courts in the areas of complex commercial litigation, civil rights defense of §1983 claims, defense of governmental entities, bodily injury liability, premises liability and insurance coverage disputes. Experience includes:

  • First-chair jury trial experience and bench trial experience including defense verdicts in motor vehicle bodily injury, premises liability and property damage cases. First-chair experience in arbitrations involving claims for personal injury and breach of contract. Extensive experience with post-trial motion practice.
  • Second-chair jury and bench trial experience in multi-million dollar demand cases including cases with allegations of complex brain injuries; claims involving plaintiff in persistent vegetative state; breach of contract; securities valuation; and fraud claims. Second-chair in multi-million dollar personal injury arbitration that resulted in complete defense verdict for insured driver.
  • Extensive experience researching and writing appellate briefs for cases pending in state and federal appellate courts. Extensive experience researching and writing on complex legal issues in and in support of summary judgment motions, motions to dismiss and other dispositive motions.
  • Currently responsible for management and litigation of caseload as trial counsel for claims involving personal injury, commercial disputes and civil rights on behalf of governmental entities, insureds and commercial entities.
  • Extensive experience in all phases of litigation from pre-suit negotiation and investigation through litigation, discovery and trial.
  • Bar Admissions: Florida (Bar No. 605921)
  • Colorado (Bar No. 046554)
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for Colorado
  • The Florida Bar
  • The Colorado Bar Association
  • Pinellas County Bar Association
  • Pro Bono Guardian Ad Litem
  • Volunteer Attorney for Bay Area Legal Services