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Thomas Joseph Jerla

Thomas Joseph Jerla Jr.

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Litigation, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Slip and Fall Accident… more 

About Me

Mr. Jerla joined the Eltringham Law Group in May of 2015.  He currently focuses his practice on personal injury (including but not limited to automobile accidents, premises liability, negligent security, medical malpractice and wrongful death) as well as select criminal defense matters.


Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Jerla spent more than five years defending insurance companies, individuals and businesses in personal injury, first-party and third-party insurance claims and general commercial matters including matters involving claims for breach of contract against condominiums and homeowners associations, claims for professional and executive liability against realtor and officers and directors of condominiums and homeowners associations, and construction litigation.  Mr. Jerla also spent 2 and a half years representing personal injury Plaintiffs with a promninent firm located on Florida's Suncoast.


After graduating law school, Mr. Jerla worked as an Assistant State Attorney in the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office from August of 2002 through January of 2007. During that time, he tried approximately 45 cases to verdict. Prior to leaving the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, he was assigned to the Economic Crimes Division where he was responsible for the investigation and prosecution of investment fraud, insurance fraud, mortgage fraud, healthcare fraud, embezzlement and identity theft.


Tom has been listed as AV® Distinguished™ Peer Review rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell. He currently serves as the Chair of the Florida Registered Paralegal Committee.  He has also served on the Florida Bar Association Student Education/Admissions.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Car Accidents: 30%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Litigation: 25%
  4. Wrongful Death: 10%
  5. Other: 10%
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Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

  • Joel C. Wilson

    Tom is a hardworking knowledgeable attorney who cares about his clients and the outcome of their cases. Strongly endorse and recommend this attorney.

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    Joel Wilson Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • John Greel Ralls

    I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community.

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Contact Info

Eltringham Law Group, P.A.

233 South Federal Highway
Suite 105
Boca Raton, FL, 33432

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200205/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Chair Registered Paralegal CommitteeFlorida Bar2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Student Education and Admission to Bar ComitteeFlorida Bar2010
Case Note and Comment Editor, Pace Law ReviewPace University School of Law2002
National Trial Competition TeamPace University School of Law2002
National White Collar Crime Trial Competition TeamPace University School of Law2001

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyEltringham Law Group, P.A.2015 - Present
AttorneyWhittel & Melton, LLC2012 - 2015
AttorneyLitchfield Cavo LLP2009 - 2012
AttorneyBunnell Woulfe & Keller, P.A.2007 - 2009
Assistant State AttorneyMiami-Dade State Attorney's Office2002 - 2007

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Intracoastal Point Condomium v. Horowitz, 54 So.3d 528 (Fla. 3d DCA)Trial Court Reversed with Instructions to Dismiss Action

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Pace University School of Law Land Use Law CenterPreserving Natural Resources Through Local Environmental Laws: A Guidebook for Local Government2001

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pace University School of LawN/ALaw2002
Temple UniversityEnvironmental EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1999