Saint Petersburg, often nicknamed "St. Pete," or "The Sunshine City," is famous for its pleasant climate, and was awarded the Guinness World Record for the most successive days of sunshine. Situated in Pinellas County, this popular vacation spot is the fourth-largest city in the state of Florida, with an approximate population of 249,000. Many of Saint Petersburg’s residents and tourists enjoy watching the Tampa Bay Rays, Saint Petersburg’s major league baseball team.
Saint Petersburg has long been known as a hot retirement spot. However, over recent years, the demographic has begun to shift, with many younger people flocking to Saint Petersburg’s thriving business district. Today, Saint Petersburg’s Enterprise Zone attracts a large number of businesses by offering a favorable corporate income tax rate and sales tax. In addition, Saint Petersburg is at the heart of Florida’s high-tech industry.
Recently, a Florida family won $1.2 million in damages and $60 million for pain and suffering in a wrongful death lawsuit against automaker giant, Ford, when their teen son was killed in a rollover accident. Ford is expected to appeal, which could delay the case for years.
Saint Petersburg lawyers practice personal injury law, as well as many other types of law such as divorce law and bankruptcy law. Over 700 Saint Petersburg lawyers are licensed to practice in the Sixth Judicial District of Florida courts. Many of these Saint Petersburg lawyers serve on a Saint Petersburg Bar Association committee. The Saint Petersburg Bar Association offers seminars, scholarships, and legal services to both lawyers and the general public.
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You may also find answers to legal questions by searching the websites below:
- Saint Petersburg Bar Association Links & Legal Research
- Sixth Judicial District of Florida Law Library
- Florida A & M University College of Law Library