For the past 28 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, and we are also employment law counsel to one of Jacksonville's oldest and largest medical practices. In recent years, representing personal injury victims has become an increasing part of our practice.
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. 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.
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 like to 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: www.FortuneLegal.com.
Our office is located on A1A near its intersection with 17th Avenue North, in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
Licensed since 1982
Hourly ($375/hour), Contingent (33-45%), Retainer (Sometimes)
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I endorse this lawyer's work. I have had the pleasure of reviewing Scott's work following a successful trial in a very difficult discrimination case. I served as the attorney reviewing the amount of his fees in that case. I was very impressed by his thoroughness and diligence. He is known as one of our community's best trial lawyers, and he deserves that reputation.
Thomas Delegal Employment & Labor Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1982||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law||The Florida Bar||2009|
|AV Rating||Martindale Hubbell||2002|
|President||Fortune Law Offices, P.A.||1985 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Jacksonville Bar Association||Vice Chair, Litigation Committee||2014 - Present|
|Jacksonville Bar Association||Chair, Labor & Employment Committee||2013 - Present|
|National Institute for Trial Advocacy||Florida Deposition Program Faculty Member||1993 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Labor and Employment Section Member||1991 - Present|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Member||1985 - Present|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||1985 - Present|
|RN v. Citigroup, Inc.||Total of $4.2 million awarded to Mr. N.|
|ABC v AC||$1 million recovered by Plaintiff|
|Williams v. Jacksonville||Retroactive Promotions and compensation|
|Florida Automobile Insurance Law Manual||Unfair Claims Practices and Bad Faith||N/A|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|University of Florida||Journalism and Mass Communication||BS - Bachelor of Science||1978|
|Florida Deposition Program||Taking and Defending Depositions||2008|