|Other Areas of Law|
Wrongful Death,Automobile Accidents,Motorcycle Accidents,Truck Accidents,Slip and Fall,Unsafe Premises,Falling Merchandise,Pedestrian Accidents,Child Injury,Medical Malpractice,Bicycle Accidents
|Contact Info||Telephone: 1-888-340-0840|
|University ||Florida State University, B.A., 1970|
|Law School||Florida State University, J.D., with honors, 1972|
|Admitted||1973, Florida; 1999, Colorado|
|Memberships ||Member of the Colorado Bar Association, admitted August 31, 1999, Inactive Status|
Member of the Florida Bar Association, 1972-present
President of the Mid-County Bar Association, 2002-present
President Clearwater Bar Association, 1992-1993
President Elect Clearwater Bar Association, 1991-1992
Co-Chairman Advisory Board Pinellas Chapter MADD
Board of Directors Isaiah's Inn
|Military||Captain, U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General Corp, 1972-1976|
|Born||Sanford, Florida, January 19, 1948|
Jim Dodson entered the private practice of law in 1984, primarily handling the defense of medical malpractice and auto tort claims. In 1985, he joined a large advertising personal injury law firm with multiple offices in Florida and another out of state, handling plaintiff personal injury, claimant workman’s compensation and criminal defense. Jim remained for 17 years and served as managing partner. His practice gradually became entirely limited to plaintiff personal injury litigation.
In 2001, he formed the Law Office of James W. Dodson as sole shareholder and President and has continued to practice exclusively in the area of plaintiff personal injury representing the legal rights of those who have suffered serious injuries due to the negligent act of another. Jim Dodson Law has represented plaintiffs and families who have suffered the loss of a loved one in a wrongful death - with trial verdicts and settlements resulting in six and seven figure cases. He chooses not to rely on traditional means of lawyer advertisement such as mass advertisement on TV & radio, yellow page ads and billboards. Instead, the success of his practice is due to relationships he has had the pleasure of forming with his clients who happily refer their family and friends as well as with other lawyers who refer their clients because they trust Jim to provide the level of service their clients deserve.
Jim Dodson Law websites have become a popular resource for legal educational videos and useful consumer information. Accident injury victims visit the sites for answers to commonly asked questions concerning what steps to take after an accident or injury - before taking a low-ball settlement from the insurance company or speaking to an attorney. The sites include free consumer handbooks and reports on what to do and what not to do to have the best chance of getting a good settlement after being involved in an auto accident, pedestrian crash, bicycle collision, slip and fall or child injury, in addition to straight forward information about wrongful death claims to help families who have tragically lost a loved one. Jim's latest book, uninsured motorist coverage in Florida, is full of tips for Florida drivers on how to best protect themselves from millions of people on the road who are uninsured or underinsured.
Mid-County Bar Association President, Past President Clearwater Bar Association, American Justice Association, Florida Justice Association.
|Reported Cases||Multiple judgments and settlements throughout Florida in and out of court ranging from six to seven figures.|
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