Personal Injurty Attorney

Ms. Lott studied psychology at the University of Florida, where she graduated with high honors in 1974. Martha Lott graduated from the University of Florida College of Law with partner, Cherie Fine, in 1981 and was admitted to the Florida Bar. She began her career with the Public Defender’s Office of the 8th Judicial Circuit in 1981 working with partners Jack Fine, Tom Farkash, and Alan Parlapiano. Prior to becoming a Judge, Martha Lott was in private practice as a trial lawyer. Martha Lott retired from the bench in May 2013 after over 22 years as a County Court Judge, Circuit Judge and as Chief Judge of the 8th Judicial Circuit of Florida. She joined Fine, Farkash, & Parlapiano, P.A., in July 2013. Her experience as a Judge included all areas of practice at both the County and Circuit levels in State Court. Martha Lott presided in all six counties of the 8th Circuit of Florida. In the early 1980s, she suffered a permanent injury as the result of an auto-accident. She was represented by Fine, Farkash, & Parlapiano, P.A. Her experience as a trial lawyer, a Judge, and a person with a permanent injury gives her a uniquely broad perspective. Particular areas of expertise include psychology/psychiatry (including PTSD and brain injury), family law, and litigation. Martha Lott is known for innovative problem solving. During her free time, Ms. Lott is an avid dressage competitor and is currently writing a novel. Ms. Lott served as a County Court Judge from 1991-1997, Circuit Judge from 1997-2009, Administrative Judge of Circuit Criminal Court from 2006-2009, and Chief Judge from 2009-2012.

Bar Admissions

  • 1981 State Bar of Florida


University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611
BA - Bachelor of Arts - 1974
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, 309 Village Dr, Gainesville, FL 32611
JD - Juris Doctor - 1981

Career Highlights

  • Davis Productivity Award (team) - State of Florida - 2008
  • Pro Bono Award - The Florida Bar's Pro Bono award for the 8th Judicial Circuit - 1990
Legal Resources
Injury on Store Property May Lead to Premises Liability Claims
February 28, 2018 - Martha Lott

Many individuals often think a day of shopping is a time for enjoyment. However, there are instances in which your day out could take a turn for the worst. If a person suffers an injury on store property in which he or she is injured due to negligence on the part of a store owner or other related party, he or she may have cause to file a premises liability claim.


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