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Margaret  D. Mathews
Margaret  D. Mathews
Partner 
401 East Jackson Street
Suite 1700
Tampa, FL 33602
 
Tel:
813.209.5031
Fax:
813.223.2837
 
 

Margaret Mathews is a business litigator and a Board Certified Admiralty and Maritime lawyer, as well as a Certified Mediator. Margaret has broad experience in federal and state trial and appellate courts as well as before administrative bodies in business disputes, contractual claims, statutory claims, business torts, products liability, class actions, mass actions, and licensing matters. Margaret frequently speaks at legal education seminars and serves as a volunteer pro-bono lawyer for Bay Area Legal Service.
 
Awards & Recognition
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Board Certified in Admiralty & Maritime Law, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
 
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The Best Lawyers in America 2009-2014, Listed for Commercial Litigation
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2009-2014, Listed in Florida for Business Litigation and Transportation/Maritime
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2012-2014, Listed in Florida as one of the "Top 50 Women Lawyers"
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2013, Listed in Florida as a "Top 50 Women Lawyer in Tampa"
 
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Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2009, 2011-2014 Listed for Commercial Litigation
 
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Florida Association for Women Lawyers 2010, Recognized as a "Leader in the Law"
 
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Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers 2010, Recipient of the Achievement Award
 
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The Florida Bar 1998, Recipient of the President's Pro Bono Award
 
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Hillsborough County Bar 1998, Recipient of the Jimmy Kynes Pro Bono Service Award
 
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Martindale Hubbell, AV Rated
 
Published Works & Lectures
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The Federal Bar Association's Sixth Annual Civil Seminar, Speaker, "Arbitration, Mediation, and Alternative Dispute Resolutions," 2013
 
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Florida Civil Practice Damages, Speaker, "Damages in Commercial Cases," 1996
 
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Frequent lecturer on various topics including discovery & appellate issues in Continuing Legal Education Seminars sponsored by The Florida Bar & The Hillsborough County Bar Association
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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University of Florida Law Center Association, Emeritus, Board of Trustees
 
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Florida Blue Key, Honorary Member, 2013
 
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The Florida Bar, 13th Judicial Circuit, Board of Governors Member; Rules Committee Chair, 2012; Gender Equality in the Profession, Past Co-Chair, 1997-1998; Appellate Rules Committee, Past Chair, 1993-1994
 
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Middle District Grievance Committee, 2002-2012; Chair, 2005-2012
 
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Maritime Law Association, Member
 
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American Bar Foundation, Fellow
 
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Cheatwood Inn of Court, Past President 2008-2009; Past Secretary, 2000-2007
 
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Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women, Commissioner, 2002-2010
 
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Hillsborough County Bar Foundation, Past President, 2007-2008
 
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Bay Area Legal Services, Board of Directors; Past President, 2003
 
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Hillsborough County Bar Association, Past President, 1998-1999
 
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Middle District Merit Selection Panel, Magistrate Selection, 1995; Past Chair, 1996
 
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Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, Past President, 1993-1994
 

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Margaret  D. Mathews

Practice
Litigation
Education
J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1982; with honors
B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1979; cum laude
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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