CAITLIN C. SZEMATOWICZ

Associate

Caitlin C. Szematowicz is the Litigation Associate with the firm, practicing in the areas of Civil & Commercial Litigation and Appellate Practice. She is the associate of Aubrey O. Dicus, President of the firm. 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 was 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 with the St. Petersburg Bar. She is currently serving her second term on the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation Board of Trustees as its Young Lawyers Section Representative. She is also a member of the Foundation’s Heroes Among Us Committee and the Association’s Oktoberfest Event Committee. She has additionally served as the St. Petersburg Bar Association’s Law Week Committee Chair since 2013. As the Law Week Committee Chair, she is in charge of numerous community outreach programs, including overseeing scholarships awarded to local high school students.

She is currently serving on the Board of Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association as Vice President. Caitlin is also serving on the Board of the Barney Masterson American Inn of Court as the Inn’s Secretary. She is 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.

Caitlin is also a member of the Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association, Pinellas County Florida Association of Women Lawyers, and is actively involved with the Young Lawyers Section of the St. Petersburg Bar Association. She 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. Her local volunteer positions have included being a Big Brothers Big Sisters student mentor at West Tampa Elementary School and volunteering for the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Habitat for Humanity, and for the All Children’s Hospital Telethon in St. Petersburg.

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.