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Scott Thomas Fortune

Employment and labor Attorney at Jacksonville Beach, FL

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Scott Fortune, Scott T. Fortune

  • Licensed for 41 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Employment and labor
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    Litigation in U.S. district court; 11th Cir Ct. Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court and State Courts of Florida; arbitration and mediations

    42 years, 1,500 cases

For more than 30 years, my legal staff and I have represented a broad spectrum of clients. We typically represent CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CIOs, HR Directors, Physicians, Medical Device Professionals, Hospital Administrators, Senior Management and many others from Fortune 500 Companies. We have represented our clients in State and Federal courts not only in Jacksonville, but also in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Key West, and other towns and cities in Florida and throughout the Southeast.

I moved to Jacksonville after graduating from law school at UF in Gainesville. I began my legal career working for a large law firm which represented  Fortune 500 corporations. That experience led me to start my own firm in 1985, representing employees who have been illegally discriminated against on the job and/or wrongfully terminated. As it has evolved, our practice now focuses on very highly compensated individuals.

With regard to our intake process, when you contact us we will initially ask you to complete an online intake form which I designed so that we can quickly determine whether there is a legal issue that we may be able to assist you with.  If so, we will offer to schedule an appointment to meet with you.  The intake form can be completed at our firm's website: .

We initially charge an hourly fee to carefully evaluate your case. We will thoroughly review the available evidence and if there is a good faith basis to prosecute your claim, we will discuss the best way to handle the case going forward, with regard to attorneys' fees and expenses.  Typically, we require a retainer and require that the client pay his or her own out-of-pocket expenses, or “costs,” going forward. The retainer covers a small portion of our fees with the balance being contingent on our making a recovery on your behalf, on a contingent fee basis. These terms can be discussed during or after the initial consultation, once I know more about your particular circumstances.  All of these terms are also explained in writing.

We never agree to represent more than a handful of clients at any given time because we don't want to compromise the quality of care that we provide on behalf of each of our clients.  I am personally involved in and responsible for all our cases, from start to finish.  All of these matters are explained in greater detail on our firm's website at: .

 

Our office is located on A1A (also called "3rd Street"), between Beach Boulevard and Atlantic Boulevard, near A1A's intersection with 17th Avenue North, in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

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Location

Fortune Law Offices, P.A.
814 1st St. N.
Suite 100 (Ground Floor Office)
Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250

Reviews

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Posted by Rick | September 22, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great communicator.
Scott and his team did an awesome job for me. He communicated very well and at all stages and made sure that I understood and agreed with each stage of the process. Working with an attorney is not something you look forward to, but Scott made the process less confusing and stressful. I would recommend to anyone.
Posted by Bonnie | June 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The Best!
This was as they say "my first rodeo". Scott Fortune was everything I hoped for and more. Scott was patient and yet forward thinking and metaphorical in his handling of my case. Scott is hands own and will ask AND ask the questions to insure 100% clarity prior to moving forward with any information or facts.. Scott came highly recommended to me within my trade industry. Can not thank him enough. He is the Best!
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2018
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Employment Contract Issues
Scott provided excellent guidance to secure a reasonable settlement. He is highly experienced in employment law, is honest, and possesses great negotiation skills. I would recommend Scott to anyone in a similar situation.
Posted by Neil | July 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Surpassed my expectations!
I can't say enough good things about Scott Fortune and Fortune Law. Right from the start of my interaction with Fortune Law, Scott and his staff displayed a high level of professionalism, and an approach that sincerely put the best interests of his client first, above all. Through my engagement with Fortune Law, Scott's work fully demonstrated the rigor, dedication and focus that I was hoping to find in an attorney which was needed to resolve my matter. Fortune Law helped to bring my situation to resolution.
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Posted by Meegan | July 28, 2014
Excellent attorney with an excellent staff
Going to an attorney can be a very emotional and intimidating experience. Scott and his entire staff are extremely personable, responsive, and professional. They made the entire process as painless as possible and always explained everything in a manner which was easy to understand. Scott is thorough and thoughtful with his answers and advice. I always felt he put my best interests first. I can highly recommend Scott Fortune as an ethical, honest, and trustworthy attorney who will be aggressive in getting timely and appropriate results for his clients.
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Posted by Harvey | July 16, 2014
Scott is a professional that I would not hesitate to recommend.
Scott took the time to explain the legal process to me in detail. He walked me through each step and advised me along the way. I found him to be honest and easy to communicate with.
Posted by David | August 15, 2012
Client evaluation
Mr. Fortune is knowledge in Labor Law and was most adroit in dealing with the twist and turns legal actions bring. He is easy to speak with and expains complicated case law in understandable language.
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2012
Outstanding Attorney
Scott and his staff have been diligently handling a case for me in the most proficient and professional fashion possible. Scott is a brilliant attorney, as well as being a wonderful human being. Scott’s tremendous knowledge and strong adversary skills place him in the position he needs to be in at just the right time. With a serious injury such as mine, loss of right knee, I feel so blessed to have him represent me during this unfortunate and difficult time in my life. I would recommend Scott to anyone needing a personal injury attorney!
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Posted by Linda | July 31, 2012
Outstanding Employment Lawyer!
I had the pleasure to work with Scott and his staff over a three year period. He was extremely knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. We reviewed a lot of details for the case and he and his staff kept me involved and informed every step of the way! Outstanding! I would recommend Scott to anyone needing an employment attorney!
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Posted by Linda | June 4, 2012
My Review of Scott
Absolutely a great attorney. Keeps you informed every step of way, loves to have you involved in the details if you so choose, is honest and trustworthy! I would highly recommend Scott to anyone needing an employment attorney!
Posted by Patricia Springer | August 29, 2009
Scott Fortune
Scott is a very caring, efficient and professional Attorney. He and his staff offer excellent service and show empathy towards his clients. He exemplifies the highest standard of integrity. Scott puts his heart into his work and provides the type of service to his clients that he would like to receive himself. He not only supports his clients but their families as well. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2009
Current Client - Outstanding Performance
Scott is zealously pursuing both an employer gender discrimination and a personal tort claim on my behalf, and he and his staff have been incredible. Through an extraordinarily difficult process, Scott keeps me informed and helps bolster my spirits, yet never loses sight of what is in my best interest, and he ensures that I am aware of what to expect at each step along the way. I appreciate his candor and patience, and would recommend him to anyone requiring assistance in his areas of expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2009
Suzanne Wienbarg
Scott handled a case on my behalf with a positive outcome. He always kept me apprised of the progress in the case and had a great strategy.
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2009
George Williams, former client
Scott represented me in a very lengthy discrimination case a few years back. A friend recommended Scott and I am thankful I took their advice. If I was ever in need of any legal counsel involving labor law, Scott is the lawyer I want representing me. He is one I would describe as “ the best of the best”.
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2009
Excellent Attorney
I was very pleased with Scott Fortune, he kept me informed throughout a difficult journey and legal battle in my life. He offers the right balance of sharp legal representation and empathy for his clients
Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2009
Professional, Experienced and just great!
It was a pleasure working with Scott even with the difficult circumstances that brought me to him. He was professional, understanding and gave me great advice on what to do and what to expect. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a good attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 525-525 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Fortune Law Offices, P.A.
  • 1985 - Present

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • ABC v AC
  • $1 million recovered by Plaintiff
  • RN v. Citigroup, Inc.
  • Total of $4.2 million awarded to Mr. N.
  • Williams v. Jacksonville
  • Retroactive Promotions and compensation
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Associations

  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Chair, Litigation Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Chair, Labor & Employment Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Florida Deposition Program Faculty Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Labor and Employment Section Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2009
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2002

Publications

  • Florida Automobile Insurance Law Manual
  • Unfair Claims Practices and Bad Faith
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Deposition Program
  • Taking and Defending Depositions
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (8)
Endorse Scott
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Scott. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Scott for many years and have always respected his abilities and commitment to high standards and ethical practice of law. I would have no hesitation in giving him the most glowing of endorsements."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Scott Fortune is a skille plaintiff's employment lawyer. He is smart, he works hard, and he is an experienced trial lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have had the pleasure of reviewing Scott's work following a successful trial in a very difficult discrimination case. I served as the attorney reviewing the amount of his fees in that case. I was very impressed by his thoroughness and diligence. He is known as one of our community's best trial lawyers, and he deserves that reputation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Scott is an outstanding advocate for his clients and is among the top of his field in Florida"
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