James W. Dodson

James W. Dodson: Attorney with Jim Dodson Law
  • Principal at Jim Dodson Law (4 Attorneys)
  • 310 Wildwood Way, Clearwater, FL 33756
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  • Jim Dodson is the founding partner of the Law Offices of James W. Dodson, PA, a personal injury law firm, in Clearwater, Florida. His practice is dedicated to helping injured people in Florida recover after serious and fatal accidents due to the negligence of another person/entity.
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Biography

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.

Areas of Practice (12)

  • Wrongful Death
  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Slip and Fall
  • Unsafe Premises
  • Falling Merchandise
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Child Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Bicycle Accidents

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
727-446-0840  Phone
727-446-0854  Phone
727-446-0850  Fax
www.jimdodsonlaw.com
www.dodsonbicyclelaw.com
www.jimdodsonpedestrianlaw.com
University Attended:
Florida State University, B.A., 1970
Law School Attended:
Florida State University, J.D., with honors, 1972
Year of First admission:
1973
Admission:
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
Reported Cases:
Multiple judgments and settlements throughout Florida in and out of court ranging from six to seven figures.
ISLN:
907822187
Hobbies & interests:
Personal fitness, road and mountain biking, running, scuba diving, fishing, reading, wood working, travel with family, community and church organizations
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      5.0/5.0 on 03/11/16 on 03/11/16

      I highly recommend James W. Dodson Law firm. Top attorney! I always felt comfortable asking questions during the process. Provided me with caring advice and kept me info...

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      I highly recommend James W. Dodson Law firm. Top attorney! I always felt comfortable asking questions during the process. Provided me with caring advice and kept me informed as the case progressed in a timely manner. Mr. Dodson's professional competence reflect great credit upon him and his legal staff. I am grateful to him and his team.

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      5.0/5.0 on 12/24/15 on 12/24/15

      On January 13, 2015 I was taken off my bike by a dog. I sustained multiple injuries and had a very scary head trauma. I was referred to Jim by a friend not knowing what m...

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      On January 13, 2015 I was taken off my bike by a dog. I sustained multiple injuries and had a very scary head trauma. I was referred to Jim by a friend not knowing what my rights were as a cyclist. I thought I would be in debt from this accident for a really long time. I spent a week in the hospital and had terrible insurance from Obamacare. {newline}Jim not only got my medical bills paid, I also got my bike replaced and a settlement to ease my financial worries for the immediate future.

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      5.0/5.0 on 03/05/15 on 03/05/15

      it was a pleasure to have Jim represent me during the complicated negotiations with the medical and automobile insurance companies. He explained the process clearly and c...

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      it was a pleasure to have Jim represent me during the complicated negotiations with the medical and automobile insurance companies. He explained the process clearly and carefully. His office was always available to answer our questions. Most importantly he obtained the highest settlement possible which more than covered our expenses.{newline}Thank you for compassion and expertise.

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      5.0/5.0 on 09/18/14 on 09/18/14

      Jim Dodson is a wonderful lawyer, he was on top of everything re guarding my accident and was concerned about my well being. Jim made it very ease for me to try an get we...

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      Jim Dodson is a wonderful lawyer, he was on top of everything re guarding my accident and was concerned about my well being. Jim made it very ease for me to try an get well while he took care of my legal issues.

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      5.0/5.0 on 08/17/12 on 08/17/12

      I PERSONALLY get excited like 2 construction workers high-fiving because we had got the iron I-Beam installed level and straight and Jim is so professional and levelheade...

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      I PERSONALLY get excited like 2 construction workers high-fiving because we had got the iron I-Beam installed level and straight and Jim is so professional and levelheaded and a one of a kind individual that really knows the details of possibilities so he holds off any excitement until the very end after he gets the policy limits as he DOES understand that you cannot put a dollar value on good health. Keep up the great work.

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      5.0/5.0 on 05/17/10 on 05/17/10

      Jim Dodson is a highly experienced and capable attorney in the field of personal injury. His level of expertise and focus on his client is not found in large law firms.

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      Jim Dodson is a highly experienced and capable attorney in the field of personal injury. His level of expertise and focus on his client is not found in large law firms.

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