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Jack Enrique De La Piedra

Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney at Gulf Breeze, FL

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 17 years
    Georgia - GA 15 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Inactive Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Jack

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In 2016 after a decade in general injury law, I founded the De La Piedra Law Firm, P.A. to focus exclusively on the representation of loved ones who have suffered serious injuries or death in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  My firm is built on the notion that change is stability.  I'm a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, WY.  The Trial Lawyers College hosts an invitation-only, 138-hour course focused on every aspect of trial advocacy from jury selection to closing argument according to the unique approach of its founder, Gerry Spence, who is widely considered America's winningest trial attorney.  My experience at the Trial Lawyers College resulted in dramatic changes in my approach to trial advocacy—changes that translate to unique advantages for my clients.  I accept cases throughout Florida—and no case is too large or too small.  While I hope you never have to contact me due to a loved one's abuse or neglect, I am eager to protect your right to justice.

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Attending Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College was the most rewarding experience of my professional life.  Thank you, Gerry, for everything!   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Spence

Location

De La Piedra Law Firm, P.A.
913 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Suite 25
Gulf Breeze, FL, 32561

Reviews

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Posted by Elise | October 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Caring Attorney
My family sought "the toughest dog on the street", what we found in Jack was that and more. My siblings and I were trying to do the right thing and Jack stood with us, encouraged us, and proved to be what we were looking for. Jack took a personal interest in our situation - never making us feel that we were just a "client", we felt at home and he really cared about us and our situation . Thanks Jack for a job well done.
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Posted by Michael | October 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent professional attorney
Skilled, thoughtful, professional attorney who along with the great staff at Mckenzie law represented me. Jack has a great understanding of the law and throughout my case always represented himself in the highest manner. We won my case and it was his understanding of the medical criteria and the law as well as skill as an attorney. But what I would like to let readers of this review know, he is not only a skilled attorney of the highest level but a decent and caring human being. He and his staff always made me feel comfortable. This was hugely important because while I had an understanding that I met the medical criteria it was his preparation and understanding of the law and consideration of me that helped me during this time immensely. I could not have imagined being represented by any other attorney or firm. If you are looking for a excellent attorney who is an even better human being there's no other place to look than Jack De La Piedra. I am so grateful for his work.
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney and outstanding performance!
I was distressed when Social Security dropped me from SSD after doing a review and determining that I was no longer eligible for it. I looked up Mr. De La Piedra to help me with getting SSD reestablished and he has been extremely helpful throughout the entire case. He was very clear/concise in explaining how the process would work throughout the case, very kind and courteous, very reassuring to me of my concerns and questions, and a pleasure to work with. Throughout the waiting process (waiting for a response from Social Security for a court hearing date) he and his assistant were very helpful with any questions I had that came up when I would receive new paperwork from the Social Security offices that I didn't quite understand what to do with as well as with general questions; and all in a very timely manner. When the court hearing date finally came up he was very thorough and attentive in picking up on any new details that have came up since the initial meeting with him and was very supportive and helpful towards me when I was having a hard time answering some of the questions the judge was asking me. I don't believe he left a single question unanswered or overlooked in the case and that was a job extremely well done! All in all, I would absolutely recommend Mr. De La Piedra to anyone who needs the type of services that his firm provides.
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Posted by Doug | February 12, 2015
Life Insurance
Mr. Jack De La Piedra was able to get my life insurance policy reinstated after being dropped by one of the largest insurance companies in the world. My insurance was cancelled after 15 years of automatic bank withdraw without notice. Strange how this would happen just months after I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Jack went above and beyond to get my policy back in force. What a great burden Jack has taken off my plate. I can now concentrate on trying to stay alive, knowing my family will now be financially safe after my death, thanks to Jack. Jack explained how he hoped the process would work and the end results confirmed what he stated he would do. Thanks Jack for everything
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Posted by Norma | November 26, 2014
Exceptional Service
Mr. Jack De La Piedra responded to my case in a timely manner, and did exceptional work. I would refer anyone and everyone I know to this law firm. I was really at my wits ends when I walked into his office, and was grateful and fully satisfied when we finally came to a close.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • De La Piedra Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • McKenzie Law Firm, PA
  • 2006 - 2015

Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Graduate
  • 2015
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Drury University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • McGuire v. Astrue, 3:11-cv-00452-EMT (N.D. Fla. Sept. 24, 2012)
  • Decision denying benefits reversed and remanded for further proceedings
  • McCrea v. Astrue, No.10-11146 (11th Cir. Jan.4, 2011)
  • Decision denying benefits affirmed by Federal District Court then reversed and remanded by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals for further consideration
  • State Farm Florida Ins. Co. v. Ondis, 962 So.2d 923 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007)
  • Trial court's decision granting summary judgment in favor of homeowner whose home was a total loss due to Hurricane Ivan was upheld on appeal

Associations

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Escambia County Supervisor of Elections
  • Voter Protection Rights Attorney
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Florida Justice Teaching
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Pensacola American Inn of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top Ranked Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top Ranked Lawyer
  • ALM Media
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top Ranked Lawyer
  • American Lawyer Media
  • 2018
  • Rated 10
  • Justia Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Legal Leaders: Personal Injury
  • The American Lawyer
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Highest Grade Medical Jurisprudence
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2001
  • Best Appellee's Brief
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2000
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Publications

  • Briefly
  • The ERISA Play-book
  • 2009
  • Briefly
  • The Endless Soupline for Disability Benefits
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Pensacola Beach Townhall Meeting
  • Oil Spill Claims
  • 2010
  • Gulf Coast Women's Expo
  • The Most Important Contract on the Worst Day of Your Life
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (17)
Endorse Jack
Unknown Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. De La Piedra is a very courageous and hard working attorney. He is a very good strategist as well which gives his clients a huge advantage when litigating a case. I would not hesitate to recommend any elder abuse case to him in Florida."
Personal injury Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of meeting Jack and working with him on a legal matter. Jack is someone who truly puts his clients best interest first. I was amazed by Jack's work ethic and his desire to provide the best possible representation to his clients."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Jack is an attorney of high integrity, great legal talent, and a pleasure to work with."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jack is brilliant and cares deeply about his clients. Who could ask more from a lawyer?"
Litigation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Extremely qualified litigation attorney who practices with a high degree of professionalism. I would strongly recommend Jack for litigation and commercial matters in the Pensacola area."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jack cares about his clients and cares about making sure they get the best results in their case. He is smart, works hard, and gets great results for his clients. I am happy to endorse him."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jack is an outstanding attorney and fine human being. He is someone that I would feel comfortable referring my family to for assistance and have every confidence he would treat them to superior service and superior skill. Highly recommended!"
Insurance Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jack De La Piedra is an outstanding member of our legal community. He made a great difference to a dying man and his family when Jack secured wrongfully denied insurance benefits for the family. I endorse him with great enthusiasm. He is compassionate, professional and highly skilled."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jack is an experienced and caring attorney who will dig deep to make the client's case. His personality and professionalism are of the highest order."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jack is one of the finest, smartest, and most-genuine human beings I know. He cares and it shows."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the opportunity to work with Jack for a month at the Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming this September. Not many people can spend that much time with another person in such circumstances. He is probably one of the most exceptional human beings I've ever met on the planet because he's extremely honest, kind, compassionate, and giving. I also worked closely with Jack on his cases and he is an extremely skillful and powerful lawyer who any client would be lucky to have on their side."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Jack on several matters and I am inspired by the passion and dedication he has for his clients. Jack truly cares about those he represents."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great lawyer."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Jack at Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers' College, and can say without hesitation that I have never met someone more willing to go the distance for their client. His ideas are creative, outside-the-box, and most importantly they are effective. If I had an issue in his wheelhouse of expertise, there is no one who I'd more willingly trust my case."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of previously working with Jack. He is extremely intelligent and cares deeply about his clients. He has the ability to approach legal issues from different perspectives and in ways that would not be obvious to most attorneys. I would highly recommend Jack to anyone who is looking for an attorney in his areas of practice. He is a stellar attorney and person!"
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