Mr. Thomas Joseph Jerla, Jr.

Mr. Thomas Joseph Jerla, Jr.: Attorney with Whittel & Melton, LLC AV stamp icon
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Biography

Mr. Jerla joined the firm in December of 2012. He currently focuses his practice on personal injury (including but not limited to automobile accidents, premises liability, negligent security, medical malpractice and wrongful death) as well as select criminal defense matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Jerla spent more than five years defending insurance companies, individuals and businesses in personal injury, first-party and third-party insurance claims and general commercial matters including matters involving claims for breach of contract against condominiums and homeowners associations, claims for professional and executive liability against realtor and officers and directors of condominiums and homeowners associations, and construction litigation.

After graduating law school, Mr. Jerla worked as an Assistant State Attorney in the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office from August of 2002 through January of 2007. During that time, he tried approximately 45 cases to verdict. Prior to leaving the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, he was assigned to the Economic Crimes Division where he was responsible for the investigation and prosecution of investment fraud, insurance fraud, mortgage fraud, healthcare fraud, embezzlement and identity theft.

Tom has been listed as AV® Distinguished™ Peer Review rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell. He currently serves on the Florida Bar Association Student Education/Admissions to The Bar Committee and the Florida Bar Registered Paralegal Committee.

Areas of Practice (27)

  • Personal Injury
  • Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Aquatic Injuries
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Cumulative Trauma
  • Dog Bites
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Third Party Wrongful Death
  • Spinal Injury
  • Slip and Fall
  • Severe Burns
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Head Injury

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
844-601-3988  Phone
352-666-6666  Phone
561-338-0491  Fax
https://www.eltlaw.com
University Attended:
Temple University, B.A., Environmental Engineering Technonlogy, 1999
Law School Attended:
Pace University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2002
Year of First Admission:
2002
Admission:
2002, Pennsylvania; 2002, Florida; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Memberships:
Bar Association of Florida United States District Courts: Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida.
Birth Information:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 20, 1976
Reported Cases:
Intracoastal Point Condominium Ass'n v. Horowitz, 54 So.3d 528.
ISLN:
917191709

Peer Reviews

Spring Hill, Florida

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