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Scott Thomas Fortune

Scott Thomas Fortune

also known as Scott Fortune, Scott T. Fortune

About me

For the past 30 years, my legal staff and I have represented CEOs and janitors, multi-millionaires and minimum wage workers; men and women from all walks of life. We have represented our clients in State and Federal courts throughout Florida.  We have represented clients not only from Jacksonville, but also clients from Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Key West, Middleburg, Lake City, and other towns and cities in Florida and throughout the Southeast.


I moved to Jacksonville after graduating from the UF School of Law in 1981 and began my legal career working for a large law firm which represented  Fortune 500 corporations.  That experience led me to start my own firm in 1985, representing employees who have been discriminated against on the job and wrongfully terminated.   I have been representing mostly employees  since 1985.  We also occasionally represent personal injury clients.


With regard to our employment law clients, we initially have them complete an  intake form which I designed so that we can quickly determine whether there is a legal issue that we may be able to assist them with.  If so, we schedule an appointment to meet with them.  There is a fee for one hour of my time for the initial one-hour meeting.  If there appears to be a winnable case, we will discuss the best way to handle the case going forward, with regard to attorneys' fees and expenses.   Typically, we require a retainer and require that the client pay his or her own expenses going forward.  The retainer covers a small portion of our fees with the balance being contingent on our making a recovery on your behalf, on a contingent fee basis.  These terms can be discussed during or after the initial consultation, once I know more about your particular circumstances.


We never take on more than a handful of clients at any given time because we don't want to compromise the quality of care that we provide on behalf of each of our clients.  I am personally involved in and responsible for all our cases, from start to finish.  All of these matters are explained in greater detail on our firm's website at:


Our office is located on A1A (also called "3rd Street"), between Beach Boulevard and Atlantic Boulevard, near A1A's intersection with 17th Avenue North, in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.


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Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 75%
    31 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Commercial: 15%
    13 years, 75 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    31 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($375-425/hour), contingent (33-45%), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Fortune Law Offices

1807 3rd St N
Jacksonville Beach, FL, 322507491


FLMember in Good Standing198209/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified in Labor and Employment LawThe Florida Bar2009
AV RatingMartindale Hubbell2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentFortune Law Offices, P.A.1985 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Jacksonville Bar AssociationVice Chair, Litigation Committee2014 - Present
Jacksonville Bar AssociationChair, Labor & Employment Committee2013 - Present
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyFlorida Deposition Program Faculty Member1993 - Present
Florida BarLabor and Employment Section Member1991 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember1985 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1985 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
RN v. Citigroup, Inc.Total of $4.2 million awarded to Mr. N.
ABC v AC$1 million recovered by Plaintiff
Williams v. JacksonvilleRetroactive Promotions and compensation
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Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Automobile Insurance Law ManualUnfair Claims Practices and Bad FaithN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of FloridaJournalism and Mass CommunicationBS - Bachelor of Science1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida Deposition ProgramTaking and Defending Depositions2008