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Fred Catfish Abbott

Medical malpractice Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1978
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Fred

Learn Fred’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice

    46 years, 185 cases

  2. Personal injury

    46 years, 350 cases

  3. Wrongful death

    46 years, 215 cases

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Florida board certified civil trial lawyer Fred Abbott, handles serious personal injury, medical/legal malpractice, wrongful death, dangerous or defective products, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, automoible accidents, and insurance bad faith


Abbott Law Group, P.A.
2929 Plummer Cove Rd.
Jacksonville, FL, 32223

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Posted by John | February 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Personal Injury Attorney
I cannot say enough about the great job Abbott Law Group did for me and my family. Mr. Fred Abbott is extremely experienced in dealing with catastrophic personal injuries. I would highly recommend them to anyone dealing with medical malpractice and personal injury issues.


  • Contingency 25%-40%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Abbott Law, P.A.
  • 1978 - Present
  • Partner
  • Farah, Farah & Abbott, P.A.
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Shareholder
  • Abbott & Weisenfeld, P.A.
  • 2001 - 2004


  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1975

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Clients vs Defendants
  • Jury award of $4,809,475.20
  • Child Client vs. Naval Air Station Hospital, NAS Jacksonville
  • Obtained $5.9 million judgment against NAS Jax
  • Client vs Defendant
  • Jury awarded $7,020,233 in damages
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  • University of Florida Law Center Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • University of Florida Hall of Fame
  • Inductee
  • 1982 - Present
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Jacksonville Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer - recertification
  • Florida Bar
  • 2003
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer - recertification
  • Florida Bar
  • 1998
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
  • Florida Bar
  • 1993
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Attorney endorsements

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Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Catfish is an extraordinary personal injury attorney and trial lawyer. He is passionate about getting the best possible outcome for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Fred. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked on very significant wrongful death cases with Catfish and he is passionate about his work and dedicated to achieving the best result for the client. He is innovative and employs cutting-edge trial techniques. He has no fear of large defense law firms and will try any of his cases to a jury without hesitation. Catfish is what we lawyers call a real trial lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without hesitation, I recommend Catfish. He is an excellent lawyer and person. Do not hesitate to call on him if legal trouble finds you."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I was fortunate to work for Catfish for five years. Since then I have sent several clients to him. All of these clients have told me that he does a superb job. I have seen him give several closing arguments in cases resulting in multi million dollar verdicts. He is extremely dedicated to his clients. He is a strong advocate while at the same time a true professional. I would recommend him strongly for any malpractice, personal injury or products liablility claim."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Fred Abbott for almost 35 years, and during his entire 30+ years as a practicing lawyer. There is no trial lawyer more diligent in preparing his case than Fred Abbott. His ability to relate to a jury is unmatched. The insurance companies fear him. Anyone who needs an attorney to handle serious personal injuries, automobile accident injuries, medical malpractice, wrongful death, or products liability cases will be very pleased with the representation they receive from Fred. I could not possibly recommend him more highly."
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Jacksonville Medical malpractice Lawyer Fred Catfish Abbott
Fred Catfish Abbott
Medical malpractice Attorney
Jacksonville, FL
Licensed for 45 years