also known as Jeff Luhrsen
My belief in the importance of service and hard work got its firmest root, when I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. As I worked to support myself, fulfill my military obligations and attend school full time, I gained a real pride of ownership in whatever job I undertook. Through hard work and determination I proudly graduated with honors from both college and from law school. Along the way, my law school efforts led to a number of academic awards, including merit scholarships, and opportunities serving on the Moot Court Board, interning with the Federal Judiciary, and helping fellow students as a Teaching Fellow. It all came together in a way that I believe prepared me well for the practice of personal injury law and the trial work that these cases often bring.
After law school, I once again looked to the military as a way of testing my skills as a lawyer. During my U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps years, I had the honor of serving with and providing legal assistance to soldiers and got my initial courtroom experience trying cases as a military prosecutor and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice.
In an effort to become an even better court-room attorney, I went back to school again to specifically improve my trial skills studying this area intensively for another year. Temple University’s and Stetson University’s highly regarded trial advocacy program work have helped me serve my clients well in front of juries and judges across Florida.
Licensed in to practice law in both Florida and Virginia, I have, since 1998, focused on representing Florida consumers with tort claims and insurance disputes.
Regardless of where in Florida our clients are from, we would be pleased to talk with you more about how we can be of service to you and your loved ones.
More About Me and My Community Involvement
Outside of my direct work with clients, I have had the pleasure of working with several related community organizations. Through this work, I am able to help make sure that Florida laws and public policy protect the safety of Florida consumers and help keep Florida consumer-friendly.
In an effort to stay current in the field of personal injury plaintiff’s work, I have taught courses to attorneys and paralegals, authored legal articles and am active in plaintiffs-related lawyer organizations.
Some Professional Recognition
I believe my hard and focused work on behalf of clients in the courtrooms of Florida has led to several professional honors. I have a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeeminent™ Peer Review Rating, the highest possible rating an attorney can achieve in both legal ability and ethical standards.
Outside of work, my most important time is spent with my family.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1993||09/08/2015|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Virginia.
Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Public Policy and Statewide Corporate Partnership||Mothers Against Drunk Driving||2007|
|Shoe Leather Award||Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers||2006|
|Excellence in Strategic Planning||The Executive Committee Presidents Forum||2006|
|Tiger in the Bush||Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers||2005|
|Shoe Leather Award||Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers||2002|
|Attorney||Luhrsen Law Group||2002 - Present|
|Attorney||Jodat & Luhrsen||1998 - 2002|
|Captain||U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps||1993 - 1997|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Florida Bar Foundation||Fellow||2010 - Present|
|Mothers Against Drunk Driving||Vice Chair, Florida State Operating Council||2006 - 2007|
|Florida Justice Association||Bronze Eagle member||1999 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Member (Associate)||1998 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||1994 - Present|
|Sarasota County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|The Florida Bar Journal||Back to the Future: How Rodriguez v. Lagomasino Got It Right in 2008 and Why Modern Voir Dire Should Be Guided by 1929's Johnson v. Reynolds||2008|
|Florida Justice Association Journal||Legal Grave Robbing: Discovery of Psychotherapy Records in Florida Wrongful Death Cases||2007|
|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||Trial Advocacy||LL.M - Master of Laws||2007|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||Juris Doctorate||1993|
|University of Tampa||Liberal Studies||BS||1990|
|Insurance Seminar||Auto Insurance: Uninsured,Underinsured & Accident Litigation||2008|