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When asked about practicing law for over 35 years, I always tell folks that no matter what type of case I have had in the past or who I represented, everyone was treated the same and everyone got the best representation possible.  And the reason is that in every case, no matter the facts or who was the opposing counsel, I was never out worked.  Preparation and hard work can make the difference in winning and losing a case.  There is no substitute.


That work ethic was instilled in me by my parents, neither of whom attended college.  They stressed the importance of getting a good education and sacrificed so both my sister and I had opportuniites they never had.  My parents lived a life of 'family values' and lead by example.  When I looke back at my life, I am proud not only of being a lawyer but of giving back to the community.  From serving on various bar committees to helping with the church fair to serving on the school board at a local Catholic school to coaching Little League and even lecturing on an occasional basis at FGCU, this is what we all should do as community leaders.


If you have a question or a problem thaty I can help you with, please give me a call.

I can be reached anytime during the day at my office (239-432-6688) or after hours on my cell (239-432-6688).   




Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    36 years, 15 thousand cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 40%
    36 years, 100 cases
  3. Slip and Fall Accident: 5%
    31 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 5%
    36 years, 1 thousand cases



Contingent (33-40%)

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  • Ryan C. Kuhl

    I endorse this lawyer. Joe is a very experienced attorney.


    Ryan Kuhl Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Frank William Piazza

    I endorse this lawyer. Joe Linnehan is an eminently qualified trial attorney who works hard for his clients and gets the results they deserve.


    Frank Piazza Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Morgan & Morgan

12800 University Drive, Suite 600
Fort Myers, FL, 33907


FLMember in Good Standing197909/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Trial Lawyer of the year - most cases tried and wonMorgan & Morgan2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMorgan & Morgan2005 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Litigation SectionMember2000 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAdvocate1997 - 2000
American Inns of CourtBarrister1996 - 2001
Florida BarBoard of Legal Specialization and Education1989 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wright v Gomez$6.4 million - largest verdict of its kind in Hendry Co. history.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pre law classStrict liability in torts2012