Tampa 813-443-5345 | Atlanta 404-249-7480


We are a different kind of law office.

Client-centered. Service-focused. Solution-minded.


Our handshake.

It isn’t just a greeting.
It’s a promise.

Of professional partnership.
Of personal commitment.


You deserve real experience.

We’ve earned it over time.
And prove it every day.

With rigorous thinking. Through fresh approaches.
By pushing further.

  • General Counsel
  • Real Estate
  • Title Insurance
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Litigation
  • Injury Litigation
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights

General Counsel

Let’s partner. Our cost-efficient, practical general counsel services help with day-to-day business legal needs, including commercial transactions, the purchase and sale of businesses, contracts, risk management, and employment issues.  We also regularly advice our clients in all aspects of corporate practice, such as entity formation, restructuring and mergers and acquisitions.

Real Estate

We are adept in our most valuable resource: Land. We represent some of the nation’s largest national and regional homebuilders, developers, retailers, restaurant companies, banks, institutional lenders, landowners, citrus farmers, property management companies and investor groups. We provide a full array of real estate services, including purchase and sale transactions, development, commercial leasing, entitlement, construction, financing, build-to-suit and operations. We are equally knowledgeable and have a wealth of experience in other areas such as distressed asset and workout transactions, as well as dealing with the challenges faced by retailers, restaurant companies, shopping center developers and financing districts.

Title Insurance

Ours is one of the largest title insurance law practices in the Southeast. Whether working with complex issues involving policy/ CPL coverage, large-scale defalcations and fraud, or curing common title defects for insureds, we handle all matters facing title insurance underwriters and their insureds.

Zoning and Land Use

It’s your land. How would you like to use it? We represent clients in securing entitlements for their land, ranging from simple zoning variances to the most complex Developments of Regional Impact.


Reaching our clients’ goals is our goal. We litigate in all state and federal courts in Florida and Georgia, securing multiple multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements. We handle all types of civil litigation, including complex commercial litigation, construction litigation, real estate litigation, intellectual property litigation, employment litigation, bank/creditor’s rights litigation and product liability. We use only the most up-to-date litigation support technology and document management systems.

Injury Litigation

For some clients, injuries go beyond economic harm and extend to the physical and emotional. At Petitt Worrell we prosecute personal injury claims, whether they gestate from the common motor vehicle accident or flow from complex product liability issues. Unlike many firms we do not deal in “volume” –  we only take cases in which we truly believe, cases that we pursue vigorously and with the personal attention from a lawyer and an experienced paralegal. In short, you’ll receive the type of counseling upon which this profession was built.  We hope you will never need a personal injury attorney, but if you do, you and your family will be in good hands with Petitt Worrell.

Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights

Our Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights attorneys help companies and individuals address the challenges and opportunities in today’s credit-driven world. We work in many areas of the finance industry, including banking, purchasing of receivables and bankruptcy claims, specialized finance, real estate mortgage finance, secured transactions, foreclosure, and retail finance and collection.  Our transactional attorneys are able to assist our clients with all phases of a commercial finance transaction, from negotiation and due diligence, to drafting documents memorializing the transaction and closing.  Our litigation attorneys regularly represent our clients in pursuing enforcement of their creditor rights, including foreclosure actions, suits on promissory notes, levy, garnishment, execution, enforcement of foreign judgments, and bankruptcy litigation.

We’re Open.

Both our doors and our minds.

Our offices and teams live a culture of:
thoughtful work, respectful inclusivity, and personal service.