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Blane Gerard McCarthy

Blane Gerard McCarthy

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Mediation

About Me

I'm Blane McCarthy, a Jacksonville injury lawyer and mediator. Other than the free legal aid that I donate to homeless residents at the City Rescue Mission, I only handle injury cases and mediations. Mine is a "low volume" law practice with only 20-30 injury cases at one time. By narrowing my practice areas and limiting my caseload, I strive to provide my clients with the compassion, skill and personal attention that they deserve. Thank you for viewing my profile.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Personal Injury: 80%
    20 years
  2. Mediation: 20%
    15 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-300/hour), Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

19 total 

  • James Leonard O'Leary

    Blane and I attended law school together from 1992 through 1995. I can honestly say he is one of the most caring, dedicated, and good hearted lawyer I have ever known. His ethics and values come from his strong faith and he practices them each day. On top of this bedrock foundation, Blane is a first class lawyer with tremendous skill and compassion. I give Blane my highest endorsement.

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    James O'Leary Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • John Harvard Mccorvey

    I am pleased to provide my highest endorsement to Blane McCarthy. Blane is one of the most knowledgeable and highly respected personal injury lawyers in Jacksonville. Blane handles each case personally and gives 100% to each client and their case. He is a man of faith and uncompromising integrity - a lawyer you can trust.

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    John Mccorvey Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Blane McCarthy - Injury Lawyer & Mediator

P.O. Box 56860
Jacksonville, FL, 32241

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199505/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Board Certification for Civil Trial LawFlorida Bar2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Jacksonville Christian Lawyer DirectoryFounder2008 - Present
Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator SocietyMember2008 - Present
Jacksonville Bar Association ADR Practitioners SectionChair2003 - Present
Christian Legal Society of JacksonvilleDirector, Pro Bono Project2001 - Present
Christian Legal Society of JacksonvilleFormer President2000 - 2002
Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)Member1998 - Present
Jacksonville Justice AssociationMember1998 - Present
Christian Legal SocietyMember1997 - Present
Jacksonville Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Florida BarMember1995 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Bulletin of the Jacksonville Bar AssociationNot All Sanctions Are Created Equal2012
Jacksonville Bar Bulletin / Financial News & Daily RecordThe Finality of Mediated Settlement Agreements - Unilateral versus Mutual Mistakes2011
Jacksonville Bar Bulletin / Financial News & Daily RecordBuyers Remorse Rarely Negates a Mediated Settlement Agreement2010
Jacksonville Bar JournalSign Here, Please - the Final Mediation Paperwork2009
Jacksonville Bar BulletinMediation Confidentiality - Do Loose Lips Really Sink Ships?2008
Jacksonville Bar BulletinMediation Agreement - The Difference Between "Both" and "Either"2008
Jacksonville Bar BulletinHow Many People Does It Take To Render A Mediated Settlement Agreement Ambiguous?2007
Jacksonville Bar BulletinMediation Agreement to Agree = Disagreement2007
Jacksonville Bar BulletinMediation Settlement Agreements - Nail Down Your Essential Terms2007
Jacksonville Bar BulletinCancellation Fees - The Mediator's Perspective2006
Jacksonville Lawyer MagazineMinimizing Mediation Costs2006
Jacksonville Bar BulletinMediation Agreements - Haste Brings Absurdity2006
Jacksonville Bar BulletinDissecting the Standard Mediation Order2005
Jacksonville Bar BulletinMediation - Eliminate the Impact of Remorse2005
Jacksonville Bar BulletinVoluntary Mediations2004
Jacksonville Bar BulletinMediator's Tip - State Your Case, As Ordered2004
Jacksonville Bar BulletinMediation Expenses - Are They Taxable?2004
Jacksonville Bar BulletinMediation Agreements - Don't Let Your Growling Stomach Distract2004
Jacksonville Bar BulletinMediation/Negotiation Tactic - Hardball2003
Jacksonville Bar BulletinJBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section - Help Us Help You2003
Jacksonville Bar BulletinMediation Appearance - Comply or Foot the Bill2003
Jacksonville Bar BulletinVoluntary Mediation - Give Your Agreements Teeth2003
Jacksonville Bar BulletinMediation/Negotiation Tactic - Stonewalling2003
Jacksonville Bar BulletinMediator Misconduct - What Can Be Done to Prevent It?2003
Jacksonville Bar BulletinMediation Agreements - Mistakes Can Be Costly2002
Jacksonville Bar BulletinMediation - It's Not Just For Litigation Anymore2002

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Stetson UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1992

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Damages in Personal InjuryQuantifying Damages; Documenting the Extent of the Injury2012
Applying the Rules of EvidenceWitnesses; Authentication, Exhibits and Courtroom Presentation2012
Sharpening Your Personal Injury PracticeTips For More Effective Mediations2008
Litigating To Win Through Advanced Trial AdvocacyJury Selection, Opening Statement2008
Countdown to TrialTrial Notebooks, Preparing Your Witnesses2008
Gaining The Best Settlement In Auto Injury CasesEvaluate Liability Issues and Coverage, Avoid Trial With Settlement Negotiations and Methods2007
Ray Ehrlich Trial Advocacy SeminarMediator Panel2004