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I am Board Certified in Aviation Law and "AV" rated by Lexis/Nexis. As one of 32 Board Certified Aviation lawyers in the United States I have prosecuted and defended wrongful death and injury claims involving private aircraft in the US and abroad. I have personally tried cases in the State and Federal Courts of Florida and have extensive experience in handling negligence claims against the United States government for air traffic control negligence. I am admitted to The Florida Bar, the Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the United States Supreme Court. I am an FAA Commercially rated pilot. I hold current Single and Multi-engine land, instrument and helicopter ratings. I have prosecuted and defended wrongful death and injury claims involving private aircraft.


Practice areas


  1. Aviation: 75%
    16 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    16 years

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Spohrer & Dodd, P.L.

701 W Adams St
Jacksonville, FL, 32204-1626


FLMember in Good Standing200001/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Officer of the MonthJacksonville Sheriff's Office2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSpohrer & Dodd, P.L.2000 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorFlorida Coastal School Of Law2006 - 2012
Adjunct Professor of Aviation LawEmbry Riddle Aeronautical University2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Justice AssociationN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Lawyer Pilots Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Airplane Owners & Pilots AssociationN/AN/A
Airborne Law Enforcement Officers Assn.N/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Abrisch v. United States$9.48 million for Plaintiffs
Landry v. United StatesN/A
Burchett v. Celadonfor Plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
Lawyer-Pilot Bar JournalCommercial Spaceport Immunity2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Coastal School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
FCCJLaw EnforcementLaw Enforcement Certificate1989
University of South Carolina School of LawPhotojournalismBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Gemological Institute of AmericaGemologyGraduate Gemologist1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida Justice AssociationFlorida Civil Procedure Updates2011
Florida Justice AssociationFlorida Civil Procedure update2010