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Christopher Paul Janes

Personal injury Attorney at Fort Walton Beach, FL

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Janes, Christopher P., Janes, Chris

  • State Years
    Florida - FL 27 years
    Alabama - AL 28 years
    Georgia - GA 28 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    60%
    Automobile accidents, premises liability, wrongful death, nursing home, defective drugs

    30 years

  2. Medical malpractice
    40%

    26 years

Chris Janes graduated with honors from Birmingham-Southern College. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he served two years in the United States Peace Corps in Lesotho, Southern Africa, where he was a high school English teacher and a primary deaf education researcher. While at Birmingham-Southern College, Chris Janes was one of the founding members of the Southern-Volunteer Services and was a Big Brother with United Way. His 19-year litigation experience includes medical malpractice, personal injury, and workers’ compensation. He is currently the managing attorney of Michles & Booth’s Fort Walton Beach office.

 

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Location

Michles & Booth, P.A.
400 Racetrack Road
Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548

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Reviews

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Posted by Tammy | September 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The BEST Lawyer for Personal Injury!!
Mr. Janes has been my attorney for two personal injury cases in regards to auto accidents that were not my fault. His professional and caring manner towards his clients are very respectful and reassuring. Michelle Merkel, his assistant, is remarkable and very knowledgeable in her job. Great attitude and very detail oriented. She is absolutely the best!
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Posted by Bruce | March 14, 2022
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PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENT
I was in a car accident in January of 2021. The other party was not only at fault, but negligent. Mr. Janes was recommended to me by a friend, so I promptly contacted him. He response to me was immediate, and he laid out exactly how the process was going to work. Mr. Janes and his para-legal kept me up to date every step of the way. He was patient, thorough, and persistent. In an appropriate amount of time, I was afforded all the medical care I needed for my injuries and Mr. Janes secured a maximum personal injury settlement from the insurance company. He has my highest recommendation for any who needs a personal injury attorney.
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Posted by Linda | April 7, 2021
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Very Satisfied with service
Mr. Janes took the information I had to start out with and let me know that these type of cases were very hard to do anything with but he would review my case and see what he could do. He immediately started getting all my records. I had already asked for all of them but had not been given all of them. It took a while to get them because the company that had some of them didn't seem to want to let me have them, but Mr. Janes was able to persuade them that they had to let me have them. Everyone I spoke with that was assisting Mr. Janes was so helpful and easy to deal with. Mr. Janes was always available for me if I needed to talk with him and also the others that worked on my case. When it got down to settling for an amount, he was able to get a lot of the Medicare charges taken off of the amount I had to pay them back. He never tried to pressure me into accepting anything. It was totally my decision but he supported me with what I decided to do. Him and his team made this process as easy for me as I think it could possibly be. I am extremely satisfied with the outcome and how it was handled.
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Posted by Ryan | April 1, 2021
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Client review
Very professional and helped us through a very difficult time after an accident. It was easy to get in touch when questions arose and helped us move forward with confidence.
Posted by Kelsey | April 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Couldn't have asked for a better lawyer!!
Chris, Melanie and the rest of the team, are top quality individuals working hard for your family and you. They have answered every fear and worry along the way. Very sympathetic and understanding of the situation and helped me through one of the hardest things I have dealt with. Helping make sure my daughter won't have to struggle that much so that she can live a comfortable life. Though we lost so much including my youngest daughter, they gave us a hope! Chris and his team, I personally recommend time and time again. Absolutely wonderful people! Thank you guys for all you all have done and continue to do for us.
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Posted by Donna | October 14, 2020
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Kept his promise
I decided to use Michael's and Booth when I was in an accident on Destin bridge after I had just bought a new car and his insurance decided they were not going to pay for some of the stuff I had done on my car. I was so mad and then the insurance company kept sending paperwork for me to sign and close the account. I got very worried because I didn't understand everything. So I contacted Michael's and Booth for guidance and let me tell you-- I'm so very glad I did! It took awhile but in the end Mr. Jane got me all the money for my car and alot more! My medical was covered and surgery and when I needed some advice his team was so encouraging and helpful! I will always be grateful for their encouragement and help through my ordeal and would recommend them to whoever will listen! Thank you again!
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Posted by Charles | May 29, 2020
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Exceeded my expectations.
I'm going to leave it short and sweet. It took a little time although in the long run it was well worth the wait. These defense Attorneys attempt everything possible in order to receive the most favorable outcome for their clients. However when it's all said and done Mr. Jane's and the firm of Michael & Booth are second to none equipped with the tools and strategies needed to satisfy their clients.
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Posted by Tracy Simon | October 4, 2019
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Awesome Attorney!
There's so much I want to say about Attorney Christopher Janes, but I'm only allotted so much space. Professional, Dedicated, Prompt, Courteous and Hardworking are just a few things I noticed about Mr. Janes early on in my case. He kept me updated on changes, delays, as well as progress. I didn't have to wonder what was going on, he'd call me sometimes in between flights just to keep me updated, and would always end the conversation by saying if there's anything you need to know, feel free to call me or my staff anytime. It shows that he's passionate about what he does, he genuinely cares for his clients. I couldn't have hired a better attorney. I'm overly satisfied with the outcome of my case, and I recommend him highly. Thanks Mr. Janes for all you do!
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Posted by Janet | April 28, 2019
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My lawyer
I would hire them again if and when I need one thank you so much for helping me through my ordeal. Janet
Posted by Bob | August 9, 2018
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EXTREMELY WELL QUALIFIED
I am very pleased to recommend Mr. James to anyone looking for an aggressive, knowledgeable, successful and very personable personal injury lawyer. I am a retired attorney who sustained a serious slip and fall injury caused by the negligence from a retail store owner's product display. As I was recovering, I made a decision to personally attempt a suitable recovery amount from the insurance company. Liability was not an issue. I figured my experience would allow me to reach a proper conclusion to my case. I was wrong. The insurance adjuster delayed any negotiations for months, and when she finally made an unreasonable and insulting offer to settle, I decided to hire Mr. Janes to handle my case. I had worked with him several years earlier and personally witnessed him at work. He always impressed me by the way he handled his clients from first interview to the closing of their files. And he always reviewed the progress of client files to make sure there were no untimely delays. And, on occasion when no settlement is going to be made, he will prepare and go to trial for his clients. That is very important. Mr. Janes, once he sent his letter of representation to the adjuster that I had been unsuccessfully been dealing with, was able to settle my case in a short period of time. I am very happy with what he has done for me. I recommend him without hesitation.
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Posted by Bobbi | March 15, 2018
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Professional and caring
Thank you Mr. Janes for your diligence and professionalism in getting me a settlement that was beyond my expectations. I was kept a breast with all aspects of my case by either you or Michelle. The entire staff in the Fort Walton Beach office always made me feel like family. Thanks again fo all that you did for me. I would highly recommend your firm to all my family and friends.
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Posted by Joe | January 23, 2018
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Great experience
Could not ask for a better experience. From the first day I called to my settlement date The firm was on my side.. Angela Erwin was the person who translated all Mr Janes messages . Out Standing!!! . I Received the max pay out of insurance coverage in 6 months. No firm could have gotten me more..... You can only get what the max coverage has. So don't listen to lawers who say I got you a million dollars for your case , it's all about the amount of coverage you have and what the other driver has. Best firm you could hire.. Joe Farran
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Posted by Andre | January 12, 2017
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Best law firm on the gulf coast with the best lawyers.
Mr. Janes is the best. Told me from the start he may not be able to win, but did so. He and his team kept me informed of how the case was progressing. The firm and Mr. Jane's has gained a reputation for winning cases they take. People I have talked with in similar situation as I was, said that they wished they had went to Mr. Jane.
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Posted by Pam | March 8, 2016
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Chris James
Mr. James and his staff retuned my calls quickly than treated me with respect ,got a fair settlement and closed my case promptly.I hope I never need another attorney but if I do I wil call Christopher Janes at Michles &Booth.Thanks to all of you!
Posted by Stacey | May 7, 2015
Thank you!
I was involved in a multi-car accident that wasn't my fault and had concerns about how insurance companies would handle the situation. I contacted Michles & Booth for advice, and Chris Janes made things easy. Good man, honest and extremely professional!
Posted by Ron | August 7, 2013
Professional Lawyer Who Settled My Case
Mr. Janes settled my case and kept me informed during the entire process. He was able to get me a better settlement than I had even hoped for. I really appreciated how he kept me informed and let me know what I could expect to encounter. I would highly recommend Mr. Janes.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes

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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Michles & Booth, P.A.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Christopher P. Janes, P.A.
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Smith & Janes, P.A.
  • 1997 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Attorney
  • Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, PA
  • 1995 - 1996
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Education

  • Emory University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Birmingham-Southern College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Associations

  • American Inns of Court
  • N/A
  • Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Eglin AFB
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Michles Family Freedom Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Navarre High School Moot Court
  • Coach
  • 2007 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • American Sign Language

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers In Florida
  • The Legal Network
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (7)
Endorse Christopher
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. without reservation. I have handled many cases against Mr. Janes and more recently tried a case against him. I would challenge anyone to find an attorney who cares more about his clients or fights harder for his clients than he does. He works extremely hard for his clients throughout the entire case and he is an excellent trial lawyer. If you choose Mr. Janes, you won't regret it."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Chris Janes. Mr. Janes has earned an excellent reputation in the legal community. He is trustworthy, very hard-working, and gets great results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is compassionate with his clients and tough with his opponents. Exactly who you want representing you if you are injured by someone else's negligence."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recommend and endorse Chris Janes. Chris is one of the most competent, hardest working and smartest attorneys I've met in my career. He is a master communicator in and out of the courtroom. Chris is committed and determined to get the best possible results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Fort Walton Beach Personal injury Lawyer Christopher Paul Janes
Christopher Paul Janes
Personal injury Attorney
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Licensed for 28 years
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