Jennifer Ruth Beltz
Jennifer Beltz is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, and the Middle District of Florida. She has jury trial experience, having tried automobile accident claims, medical malpractice claims, nursing home abuse claims and premises liability claims. Jennifer has also handled arbitrations in Florida and Wisconsin, and argued appellate cases at the Second District Court of Appeals in Tampa. In recognition of successful resolution of personal injury claims during her career, Jennifer is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Raised in St. Petersburg, Florida from a young age, Jennifer Ruth Beltz is a trial attorney with over 20 years of litigation experience focused in the area of personal injury. The firm focuses on advising and representing those who have been injured by others. She has successfully represented individuals in automobile accidents, nursing home neglect cases, medical malpractice claims, slip and fall claims, premises liability claims, and more.
A second-generation injury lawyer, Jennifer Ruth Beltz is proud to have followed in the footsteps of her father, Larry D. Beltz, a renowned personal injury attorney here in the Tampa Bay area, who attended high school in St. Petersburg.
Jennifer received her undergraduate degree in 1993 from Emory University and her law degree in 1996 from Florida State University College of Law. While in law school, Jennifer served as secretary of the Student Bar Association and president of the Mock Trial team, participating in state and regional competitions. Jennifer is proud to call St. Petersburg home.
Affiliations: St. Petersburg Bar Association, The Florida Bar, Florida Justice Association, Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Million Dollar Associates Forum, Minnesota State Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin and American Association for Justice
Larry D. Beltz
Mr. Beltz is admitted to practice in every state court in the State of Florida. He has tried cases in state court throughout west central Florida and tried federal cases in the Middle District of Florida. He has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. He is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
Larry Beltz has been representing the injured for over 40 years, having received his Juris Doctor degree from Florida State University in 1970. Mr. Beltz joined with his daughter, Jennifer R. Beltz, who has been practicing law for over 20 years and formed the firm of Beltz & Beltz. The firm will only represent the injured as Mr. Beltz has done for over 40 years.
He has never represented insurance companies or large corporations, and never will. As he has said many times: “We don’t represent the rich and the powerful — we sue the rich and the powerful.” Mr. Beltz has handled thousands of civil cases, many involving catastrophic injuries, resulting in settlements or verdicts in the millions of dollars, including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, defective drug cases and product liability claims. He is not only a member of the Million Dollar Advocates’ Forum, but also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates’ Forum. This exclusive organization only admits attorneys who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience and excellence in advocacy, and who have recovered in excess of $2 million for individual clients.
In 1978, he tried one of the first nursing home cases to be tried in the State of Florida. Subsequent to that trial, he settled a nursing home case where the actual damages were only $2,200, for the incredible sum of $500,000 (including punitive damages).
He was Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers of 1987 and a member of the Ethics Committee for The Florida Bar for the term of 1987 through 1990. He has served on local grievance committees for The Florida Bar.
Affiliations: The Florida Bar, Florida Justice Association (formerly known as the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers) and the St. Petersburg Bar Association
Alexa Nicole Scott
Alexa Nicole Scott is a Pinellas County native. She attended St. Petersburg College and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Ms. Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, and a graduate certificate in Legal Studies and Computer Related Crime. Alexa received her law degree from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School (Tampa campus) in 2017.
While in law school, Alexa served as Chief Justice of the Moot Court Executive Board. As a student, Alexa competed in the 2016 August A. Rendigs, Jr. National Products Liability Moot Court Competition in Cincinnati, Ohio; 2016 Robert Orseck Moot Court Competition at the Florida Bar Annual Convention; and, the E. Earle Zehmer National Moot Court Competition at the Workers’ Compensation Institute. Alexa now volunteers as a coach at her law school alma mater to help prepare the national moot court team for competitions.
Alexa previously interned with Timothy A. Miller, P.A., a probate and trust litigation firm in St. Petersburg. She was previously employed by Kira Doyle Law, a real estate and estate planning firm, before joining Beltz and Beltz as a law clerk in 2016.
Ms. Scott is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and all Florida state courts. Alexa has a strong passion for advocating for equal rights for all people.
Affiliations: The Florida Bar, Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, St. Pete Bar Association and The Florida Justice Association