As a resident of Gainesville, Florida since 1996, I consider this little piece of Florida my home and all of our area's residents by neighbors. Being a litigator in this area gives me the opportunity to help my neighbors with almost any of their needs. I am proud to do so.
My wife is a Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and we have three wonderful children. I am an active member, and Board Member, of Temple B'nai Israel here in Gainesville. I am also a member of the local James C. Adkins, Jr. Inn of Court where I am fortunate to gain the wisdom and insight that our amazing local Bar members have to offer.
At the law firm of Avera & Smith, LLP, I am fortunate to have the resources, support, and insight which allows me to serve my clients' interests to the fullest. I am proud to make my clients' well-being the cornerstone of how I practice the law.
Licensed since 2011
Hourly ($150-250/hour), Contingent (15-40%), Free Consultation (90 minutes)
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2011||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Book Award in Insurance Law||University of Florida||2010|
|Book Award in Torts||Florida Coastal School of Law||2009|
|Associate||Avera & Smith, LLP||2011 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Florida Justice Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inn of Court||N/A||2010 - Present|
|American Detection Technologies v. William Heiser||Judgment of $477,000.00|
|Doe v. State Farm Mutual Auto Ins.||Jury Verdict - $1,501,076.20|
|Wrongful Death Motor Vehicle Passenger||Settlement - confidential amount|
|Florida Law Review||Making BP’s Blood Curd-le: Duty, Economic Loss, and the Potential Cardozian Nightmare After Curd v. Mosaic Fertilizer||2011|
|Florida Law Review||Collateral Damage: Discounted Medical Bills and Conflicting Applications of Florida Statutes § 768.76 as a Rule of Evidence||2010|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||N/A||N/A||2011|
|TriCounty Health Alliance Meeting||Medical Malpractice from a Plaintiff's Perspective||2014|