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James Waller Dodson

About James Dodson

About me

After many years as a partner in a large Clearwater personal injury law firm, Jim Dodson founded his own law office, Jim Dodson Law in 2001, to make a reality of his vision of providing client-centered legal services exclusively to those whose lives have been shattered by someone else's reckless or negligent act. Jim has over 25 years experience representing clients in all types of injury claims including car accidents, motorcycle crashes, pedestrian and bicycle collisions, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice & wrongful death.

In some larger law firms, cases are handled mostly by file processors and case managers, but not at Jim Dodson Law. Jim limits the number of cases he accepts so he can provide personal attention and top notch service to his clients. Though his main office is in Clearwater, he serves a wide area of Florida's West Coast with satellite offices in Bradenton, Fort Myers, New Port Richey, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Sanford, Sarasota and Venice.


Jim is a native Floridian and graduate of the Florida State College of Law. A well respected trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor and Assistant State Attorney, Mr. Dodson is highly respected in the legal community. He is a member of the prestigous Million Dollar Advocates Forum, has achieved the highest possible AV rating by his peers for legal abilities and ethics, was awarded a 10.0 superb rating from AVVO, a lawyer rating service, has been named a Tampa Bay Top Personal Injury Lawyer and was recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer in 2014.


As a community activist and advocate for consumer education and safety, Jim founded the "Bikes for Kids" and "Helmets for Kids" programs. He is the author of nine publications related to various areas of injury law and they are available at no cost at The firm website also contains hundreds of educational videos, informative articles and commonly asked questions people have following an accident or injury. It has become a trusted resource of legal information for accident victims throughout Florida.

Jim and his wife have two grown children and four beautiful grandchildren. Jim is a second generation native Floridian. In his free time Jim also enjoys golfing, boating, mountain and road biking, wood working, reading and spending time with his family.

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