J. Theodore “Ted” Schatt
Education, Honors, and Academic Achievements
Mr. Schatt was born in Ocala, Fla., in 1974. He attended the University of Florida where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Sciences in 1996. Mr. Schatt also attended the University of Florida College of Law from which he obtained a Juris Doctorate and certificate in Environmental Law and Land Use in 1999.
Upon graduation from law school, from 2000 to 2002, Mr. Schatt served as an associate in Orlando, Florida for Mateer & Harbert, P.A. In 2002, Mr. Schatt and his wife, Betsy, relocated to Ocala. In 2003, Mr. Schatt established an Ocala office for Mateer & Harbert, P.A. In 2005, Mr. Schatt accepted an offer to join Mateer & Harbert, P.A. as a full partner. In 2009, following six years of leading the Mateer & Harbert, P.A. Ocala office, he resigned from Mateer & Harbert, P.A and established The Schatt Law Firm, PLLC. In 2011, Ken Hesser joined Mr. Schatt to form Schatt & Hesser, P.A.
Mr. Schatt has a diverse clientele ranging in size from single individuals to business entities that employ over 450 workers. Mr. Schatt’s primary practice areas include Business Law & Litigation; Construction Law & Litigation; Equine Law; and Property Owner’s Association Law. He is licensed to practice law in Florida Courts, the Northern, Middle and Southern US District Courts, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Professional Associations, Memberships, and Affiliations
Mr. Schatt serves on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Marion County. He is a past President of the Marion County Literacy Counsel and the D.R. Smith American Inn of Court. Mr. Schatt also served on the Florida Bar Civil Rules Committee from 2003 to 2006 and as City Attorney for the City of Dunnellon from 2006 to 2008. He currently serves on the 5th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee.
Mr. Schatt was recognized by Florida Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2010 through 2014. He was also recognized in 2011 by Ocala Magazine’s 40 under 40 which identify 40 individuals under the age of 40 that are poised to shape Ocala’s future.