Jeffrey R. Garvin: Lawyer with Garvin Law Firm

Jeffrey R. Garvin

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Jeffrey R. Garvin is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer who has litigated catastrophic injury and death cases throughout the country for over 30 years. During that time period he has tried before juries: cases involving aviation, automobile and boat accidents, medical and legal malpractice and defective products and has achieved multiple verdicts in excess of $1 Million. Mr. Garvin has been a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® since 2004.

Beginning in law school Mr. Garvin demonstrated excellence in advocacy by receiving the Best Trial Lawyer Award. That tradition has continued throughout his career and in 2005 he was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America ® in which he has been listed in each successive year. He is also listed in Law and Leading Attorneys and selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers ® continuously since 2006. Additionally, Mr. Garvin has achieved an AV® peer review rating from the Martindale-Hubbell group; this is their highest possible rating.

Mr. Garvin is the immediate past president of the Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a past president of the Calusa Inns of Court, Past President of the Edison Community College Endowment Corporation, and Past President of the Sanibel-Captive Rotary Trust Fund. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Florida Trial lawyers for 14 years chairing virtually all of their committees. Mr. Garvin has lectured extensively to numerous legal associations including the American Board of Trial Advocates, The Florida Justice Association, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Georgia and South Carolina and Maine Trial Lawyers Associations. He has published numerous articles and was a co-author of Trial Advocacy: The Official Handbook of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyer.

A 1973 graduate of the University of Florida, College of Law, Mr. Garvin is licensed to practice law in Florida, and North Carolina, and has been admitted to numerous Federal Courts and various state courts throughout the country.

Mr. Garvin has been a pilot since 1975 and holds both single engine, multi-engine, and instrument ratings and his hobbies include flying, fishing and skiing. He has been married to his wife, Susan since 1975 and they have two children, Leland with whom he practices law and Daryl who teaches school in Fort Myers.

Fort Myers,  FL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury Law
  • Automobile
  • Professional Negligence
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death Law
  • Trial Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Electrical Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Power Line Contact Injury
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Severe Burns
  • Slip and Fall
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spinal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Accident Insurance
  • Automobile Insurance
  • Automobile Liability
  • Automobile Insurance Coverage
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Torts
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Medical Liability
  • Medical Negligence
  • Surgeons Liability
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: 239-277-0005
Fax: 239-277-0004
University Western Carolina University, B.A., 1970
Law SchoolUniversity of Florida, J.D., 1973
Admitted1973, Florida; U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; 1992, North Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Memberships Lee County and North Carolina (Member, Litigation Section) Bar Associations; The Florida Bar (Member, Trial Lawyer Section, Committees on: Aviation and Space Law, 1978-1980; Civil Procedure Rules, 1979-1981; Member, Judicial Nominating Commission, Twentieth Judicial Circuit, 1984-1988; Co-Chair, Advertising and Solicitation Committee, 1988-1990); Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (Member: College of Diplomats; Board of Directors, 1976-1990; Executive Committee, 1988-1989; Nominating Committee, 1978; Building Committee, 1978; Nominating Committee, 1983; Publications Committee, 1981-1982; Seminar Committee, 1982-1992; Speakers Bureau Committee, 1984-1991; Chair: Constitution and By-Laws Committee, 1981-1982; Seminar Committee, 1983-1984; Ethics Committee, 1985); North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Trial Lawyers for Public Justice; Florida Lawyers Action Group (Trustee, 1982-1985); American Board of Trial Advocates (President, Southwest Florida Chapter, 2005—). Master, Calusa Inn of Court (Counselor, 2003-2004; Treasurer, 2004-2005; President Elect, 2005-2006; President, 2006-2007).
BornLakewood, New Jersey, September 30, 1948

Recipient: Practice Court Award; Best Trial Lawyer Award. Author: "Post-Judgment Discovery," No. 185, The Journal of The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, February 1978. Co-Author: "Trial Advocacy: The Official Handbook of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers," Academy Press, 1991. Past Lecturer: The Florida Bar; Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers; Georgia and South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Member and President, 1999—, Sanibel/Captiva Rotary Club Trust Fund. Member, Board of Directors, 1989-1995 and President, 1991-1994, Edison Community College Endowment Corporation. Listed in: "Best Lawyers in America," 2005-—; Florida Super Lawyers, 2007. Private Pilot, Single Engine Land and Multi-Engine Land Instrument Rating, 1975—. Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2004—. (Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education) (Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy)


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Jeffrey R. Garvin

4280 Cleveland Avenue
Fort MyersFL 33901


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