Stuart C. Markman
Stuart C. Markman has concentrated his law practice on appeals and civil litigation support for over 30 years. Mr. Markman has successfully represented individuals and businesses in a wide variety of state and federal appeals, including major personal injury cases, complex commercial and business litigation, medical malpractice cases, and class actions. He has also successfully represented clients by providing trial support and in-depth research, writing, and argument on key legal issues.
Mr. Markman is an appellate master and Immediate Past President in the J. Clifford Cheatwood American Inn of Court. He has for many years been listed in THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA for appellate practice, commercial litigation, bet-the-company litigation, and white-collar criminal defense. In 2017, THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA named him Tampa "Lawyer of the Year" for Appellate Practice. In 2016 and 2014, THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA named him Tampa “Lawyer of the Year” for Bet-the-Company Litigation. FLORIDA SUPER LAWYERS lists Mr. Markman for appellate practice and has consistently named him one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Florida and one of The Top 50 Tampa Bay Area Lawyers. FLORIDA TREND’S FLORIDA LEGAL ELITE has listed Mr. Markman as a top appellate practitioner every year that publication has recognized the top lawyers in Florida and in 2015 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. TAMPA Magazine’s survey of attorneys in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties was released in its 2016 Annual Top Lawyers Edition that Mr. Markman has been “Voted #1 by Peers” for Appellate Practice.
Mr. Markman is a graduate of Wake Forest University, B.A., magna cum laude, and Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, with honors. Following law school, he served as a judicial law clerk for Judge George C. Carr of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Immediately after that clerkship and just before entering private practice, he served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Paul H. Roney of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.