CAITLIN C. SZEMATOWICZ

Partner

Caitlin C. Szematowicz is a Partner with the firm, practicing in the areas of Civil & Commercial Litigation, Appellate Practice, and Employment Law.  Caitlin joined the firm in August 2012.

Caitlin graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in May 2012. She graduated cum laude from the University of Tampa, Honors Program, in December 2008, where she majored in Writing and received the “Outstanding Graduate in Writing” Award upon graduation.

While in law school, Caitlin worked as an appellate law clerk for a Washington D.C. law firm, extern at the United States Attorney’s Office, and a Certified Legal Intern at the State Attorney’s Office. She graduated law school with a Pro Bono Certificate due to her pro bono work as a research associate and was recognized in the Florida Innocence Commission’s Final Report to the Supreme Court of Florida for her extensive legal research.

Caitlin is actively involved in the legal community.  She is currently serving as the President of the Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association.  She is also serving as President-Elect of the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation and has served on the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation’s Board of Trustees for four years.  She is also appointed to the Sixth Judicial Circuit’s Professionalism Committee.  She has served three years on the Executive Board of the Barney Masterson American Inn of Court.  She was a speaker at the Florida Bar’s Practicing with Professionalism CLE in 2014 and 2016.

Caitlin is also very active with the St. Petersburg Bar.  She served as the Law Week Committee Chair for two years, where she was in charge of numerous community outreach programs; served as the Oktoberfest Committee Co-Chair in 2016; served on the Heroes Among Us Committee; and served on numerous other Bar committees as well. She also co-authored a legal column in 2013 for The Island Reporter, “The Premier Paper of the South Gulf Beaches.”

Caitlin enjoys volunteering in the Tampa Bay area. For her community involvement, she was the recipient of the Inn’s 2014 Thomas E. Penick, Jr. “The Rock” Award, an award which is given to a lawyer with less than five years of practice who has provided exceptional service to the community.

She is a member of the Florida Bar. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Florida and Florida Middle District Bankruptcy Court.

She can be reached directly at cszem@brdwlaw.com or at (727) 381-2300 ext. 228.