Peter A. Sartes

Peter A. Sartes joined the Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos in 2001, where he serves as one of the most respected and accomplished trial attorneys in our area. Mr. Sartes attended University of Toledo, where he earned a degree in finance, an MBA and his Juris Doctorate. Additionally, he spent time as an officer in the United States Army. Altogether, his rich, diverse background has cultivated a wide breadth of tactical knowledge that he uses to his clients’ advantage in the courtroom.

In his management of criminal, civil, and personal injury cases, Mr. Sartes can efficiently analyze cases to determine an effective and strategic plan of action. With an AV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, his clients trust him with matters ranging from defense of criminal charges to complex civil litigation.

About Peter A. Sartes

Mr. Sartes is also dedicated to serving the community through his work as an educator and mentor. He regularly serves as a guest instructor for legal education programs, such as the Law Day 2014 High School Speakers Program. He is also involved in the SCOPE program to mentor new lawyers and has even served as an adjunct college professor. An effective writer, Mr. Sartes’ work has been published in multiple legal journals.

Recognition In the Media

Mr. Sartes’ accomplishments in his law career have established him as a well-respected attorney, as his opinion and commentary on relevant legal cases is often sought by news media outlets. This is exemplified by his appearances on ABC’s Good Morning America and FOX News.

He has also earned the following accolades:

  • 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating
  • Named one of the Top Young Attorneys in Florida by The Wall Street Journal
  • AV® 4.8 Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® list
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals, 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40 by American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Top 10 Attorneys by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Legal Experience

Peter A. Sartes has a rich career in the legal field that began after serving time as a United States Army combat engineer and armor officer. Prior to working at and acting as a shareholder for the Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, Attorney Sartes spent time serving at the Public Defender’s Office in Lucas County, Ohio and at the commercial Brokerage Firm of CB Richard Ellis.

Additionally, Mr. Sartes has been active in the following organizations:

  • Clearwater Bar Technology Committee, former chair
  • Clearwater Bar, Young Lawyers Division, past president
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, member
  • Florida Bar, member
  • Florida Bar Code & Rules of Evidence Committee, former chair
  • Florida Justice Association, member
  • Florida Bar Sixth Circuit Grievance Committee, former chair
  • Florida Bar Traffic Court Rules Committee, former chair
  • Liaison to the Florida Bar Rules of Judicial Administration Committee
  • Sixth Judicial Circuit Representative of the Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors
  • Florida Bar Federal Practice Committee, member

A devoted husband and father, Peter A. Sartes takes pride in serving his community. He is immensely proud of the trust that his clients place in him to effectively fight and resolve their cases.

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