Stanley T. Padgett

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Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Tampa, FL

Padgett Law, P.A.
 | 201 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 600
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-302-1376
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation
Attorney Profile

As managing partner of Padgett Law P.A., Stanley T. Padgett handles business, probate and construction litigation on behalf of clients in Tampa and Naples as well as throughout the state of Florida. With more than 35 years of experience, he is regarded as a leader in his field when it comes to both generating results and delivering exceptional customer service.

Mr. Padgett has long held a passion for the law. When he was just 14 years old, he started getting experience at his father’s civil engineering firm, where he was surveying and doing inspections. He also has personal experience working in the construction industry during his college years.

This background gives Mr. Padgett deep insight into the issues his clients face. He has taken hundreds of matters to trial on behalf of local and national companies. The key to his success is developing a customized and cost-effective strategy for each client.

For his successes, Mr. Padgett holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and he holds an Avvo “Excellent” rating.

In 1979, Mr. Padgett earned a Bachelor of Science in government, graduating summa cum laude from Auburn University. He then attended the Duke University School of Law, receiving a Juris Doctor in 1982. He was invited to join the Order of the Coif and was a member of the school’s law review.

Mr. Padgett is a member of The Florida Bar and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd, 4th and 11th Circuits; and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern and Middle Districts of Florida.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
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Business Litigation (100%)


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Super Lawyers: 2007

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About Stanley Padgett

Admitted: 1982, Florida


  • AV Rating - Martindale Hubbell, 1992 - Present
  • Moot Court Board, Duke University School of Law
  • National Moot Court Team, Duke University School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • The Florida Bar, 1982 - Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • Florida, 1982
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Thunderbird Global Wealth Mgmt. Summit, Thunderbird Univ., 2010 - 2011
  • Construction Contract Workshop, Half Moon Education, Inc., 2015 - Present
  • Duke Law Journal, Member, 1980-1981


  • Wallace v Buttar 378 F.3d 182 (2nd Cir. 2004)
  • Boyd v. Halstead 817 So. 2d 1092 (Fla. 2d DCA 2002)
  • Coryell v. Morris 754 So. 2d 787 (Fla. 2d DCA 2000)
  • Creighton v. State Farm Auto Ins. Co. 696 So.2d 1305 (Fla. 2d DCA 1997)
  • Interstate Securities Corp. v. Hayes Corp. 920 F.2d 769 (11th Cir. 1991)
  • Allen v. Interstate Securities, Inc. 554 So. 2d 23 (Fla. 2d DCA 1989)
  • Bonar v. Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc 835 F. 2d 1378 (11th Cir. 1988)
  • Walsh v. Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. 1985 WL 1786 (M.D. Fla.1985)
  • Niven v. Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. 1985 WL 1785 (M.D. Fla.1985)

Representative Clients:

  • Sunny Coast Construction, Inc
  • Granada Lakes Villas Condominium Association, Inc
  • Brisa Del Mar, LLC
  • All Trades Historical Restoration, LLC
  • McBride Kelly & Associates, LLC
  • NASCO Aerospace & Electronics, LLC
  • Cool Air Solutions, Inc. d/b/a Graham Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Bay to Bay Lending, LLC
  • AFS Janitorial, LLC
  • Wilder Corporation of Delaware
  • Poole & Kent Company of Florida

Educational Background:

  • Auburn University, Montgomery, Alabama, B.S., summa cum laude, Major: Government, Minor: History, 1979
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Office Location for Stanley T. Padgett

201 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 600
Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: 813-302-1376

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Last Updated: 9/17/2018

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