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Tom Lindsey Copeland

Personal injury Attorney at Saint Augustine, FL

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Tom

Learn Tom’s areas of practice.

I have been a Florida Trial Lawyer-Litigator since 1986. I represent ordinary people who have been hurt by the negligence of others.   As a Trial Lawyer, my practice is limited to personal injury and wrongful death cases. I first entered the courtroom in 1986 and I am still in the Courtroom on a regular basis, fighting for the rights of my clients. 

I was born and raised in Valdosta, Georgia and moved to Florida in 1979 to attend the University of Central Florida in Orlando.  In 1986 I passed the Florida Bar after graduating from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. After a couple of years working in Orlando, I moved to Alachua, Florida where I have continued to work representing regular people.

I enjoy helping people solve their problems. This was one of the primary reasons that motivated me to go to law school and become a lawyer. 

With each case I work on, I take the time to analyze the subtle nuances of the case, leaving “no stone unturned”. I want to win for my clients. I hate to lose! 

When I am not in the Courtroom or in my office, I enjoy the country life on our property in Alachua.  My wife Gracie, my son Logan and I enjoy our dogs (4 at this time), our horses, and tending a big garden. 

Location

The Mcleod Firm
1200 Plantation Island Drive South
Suite 140
Saint Augustine, FL, 32080
Law Office of Dora Kerner
803 NW 23rd Avenue
Gainesville, FL, 32609-3535
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Posted by Joseph | November 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Results!
Very impressive professionalism, the way he dotted every i and crossed all the t's. I was kept informed of every turn or change in the case with exceptional team work and communication with all involved in his office while keeping me advised to appointment's and scheduling details associated with the case. The quality and skills of the expert's that I was treated by was second to none! I feel confident I could recommend this attorney and be at ease with the results he would produce. I'm very thankful for the attention I received and the way I was made to feel as if I was there only client. I couldn't be any more pleased with the result of my case.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
I asked a question on this website about a lawsuit I'm involved in, and Tom took the time to write a thoughtful and very detailed reply FREE. Says a lot about a person who takes the time to help someone, and who does it thoroughly and in detail. I am certain that he would give the same attention to detail (and clear explanation) to all of his clients. Just wanted to say, "thanks" for going above and beyond to help someone - hope that the good will you put out there is returned because someone reads this message, and decides to hire you because they are looking for someone who can explain things well, and pays attention to detail.
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Posted by Mary Beth | September 8, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
Mr. Copeland was really great throughout our entire experience. He is an extremely knowledgeable and skilled attorney. He was usually available for phone calls and when he was not, he always returned my calls promptly. He always took the time to explain my options and he got a great result.
Posted by keith | September 7, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
car accident
I was in a car accident and hired Mr. Copeland. He did an excellent job with my case and it ended much better than I expected. I would hire him again if I needed an attorney.
Posted by Patti | September 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
wonderful attorney
Tom Copeland and his legal assistant Lisa Allen were so helpful to me through the process of receiving compensation for the injuries I incurred from my car accident. It was a long process but they were always available to help and answer my questions. The end result was they won and I was so very pleased.
Posted by Catherine | May 19, 2015
Greatful
I have hired Tom Copeland a couple times for legal help, and most recently, when I was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Christmas day, 2013. He has always been extremely helpful, kind and considerate and talks to his clients as if there were old friends. He walked me through every step of my case after I was T-boned in Orlando, on December 25, 2013, when someone ran a red traffic light. I was in a lot of pain and very upset! It was Christmas! He guided me through the process and he and his legal assistant were always available to answer my questions, or they were sure to return my call right away. In addition, he took the time to explain the process to me so I always understood what was going on and was never confused of felt like I was left in the dark. I am confident that I got the absolute best results at the conclusion of my case. I will certainly contact him if I need assistance or advise again in the future. I know that he will always point me in the right direction.
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Posted by Terrance K | April 23, 2015
Trustworthy, knowledgeable, and dependable.
What I liked most about Mr. Copeland as an attorney was that he was sure to kept updated on the status of my case and when I had concerns, Mr. Copeland took the time to either meet with me in person or call me. I used Mr. Copeland in the past and found him to be an honest and kind person. So, after I was rear-ended at a red light, I called him. I had an overall great experience with this office and I really appreciated having Mr. Copeland call me himself and not just having someone in the office call when I had questions. I thank Mr. Copeland and his staff for working with me. My advice to anyone in the same situation as I was is to try and be patient and have confidence that you have a lawyer that is there working for you. I would highly recommend Mr. Copeland and his office to my friends and family.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • The Mcleod Firm
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney/Owner
  • Tom Copeland Law
  • 2018 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Law Office of Dora Kerner
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Allen Law Firm, PC
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Associate
  • The Law Office of Jeffrey Meldon & Associates
  • 2002 - 2015
  • Special Contract Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office 8th Judicial Circuit
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Attorney/Owner
  • Law Office of Tom Copeland
  • 1986 - 2001
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Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Central Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wrongful Death-Pedestrian hit by delivery driver
  • $2,500,000.00
  • Motorcyclist internal injuries
  • $1,300,000
  • Client falls in culvert after Car Crash
  • $50,000.00
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Associations

  • University of Florida
  • Guest Lecturer - Jury Selection
  • 2017 - Present
  • University of Florida Law School Trial Advocacy Program
  • Guest Lecturer
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Florida Bar Traffic Court Rules Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • 8th Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Avvo
  • Avvo Clients Choice
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Strategies In Defending DWI and DUI Cases in Florida
  • Attacking The Field Sobriety Exercises
  • 2009
  • Blood, Sweat, and Tears Seminar
  • Jury Selection in DUI Cases
  • 2009
  • Strategies In Defending DUI Cases In Florida
  • Jury Selection In DUI Cases
  • 2008
  • Police Misconduct
  • Case Law Update
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
Endorse Tom
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tom Copeland is an experienced personal injury attorney who knows how to handle a case from sign up through trial. He has an excellent working knowledge of the law and insurance coverage. With his steadfast work ethic, Tom Copeland provides stellar advocacy on behalf of his personal injury clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Friend
"I knew Tom when he was here in Kissimmee about 25 years ago. Although he relocated, I have had occasion to recommend his services to others in his area. He is a conscientious and knowledgeable attorney in the area of personal injury trial practice. He is aggressive and smart and if you retain him as your attorney, you will have highly effective representation on your side."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Copeland is a valuable asset to this community. His continuing dedication to the law and his clients is admirable."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lawyers who donate time on sites like this have a passion for the law and a compassion for the people they serve. Kudos. We'd refer a case without hesitation."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A well-respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Tom. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Tom Copeland as an elite trial attorney. His dedication to his clients is truly exceptional. Tom will discuss every single detail of a case with his clients so they are well informed and comfortable as they proceed through the unfamiliar judicial process. Tom has a well earned reputation throughout the legal community as an excellent trial lawyer."
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Saint Augustine Personal injury Lawyer Tom Lindsey Copeland
Tom Lindsey Copeland
Personal injury Attorney
Saint Augustine, FL
Licensed for 37 years
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