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Jack J. Fine

Personal injury Attorney at Gainesville, FL

5.0   30 reviews

Licensed for 46 years

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Mr. Fine was born in New York, New York and was raised in the northeast, where he studied sociology at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He then graduated with honors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1976. In law school, he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, was inducted into the Order of the Coif, and graduated in the top 10 percent of his class. Mr. Fine was admitted into the Florida Bar in 1976, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida in 1977, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida in 1991, and the United States Court of Appeals 11th Circuit in 1982.

Upon graduation, Mr. Fine practiced as an Assistant Public Defender in the Third Judicial Circuit office in Lake City from 1976-1977. He then worked as an Assistant Public Defender in the Gainesville office of the Public Defender from 1977-1980. In 1980, he founded the firm, which is now known as Fine, Farkash, & Parlapiano, P.A., where he wanted to exclusively represent victims of personal injury in claims against negligent parties.

Mr. Fine is a highly experienced personal injury attorney and is recognized for his commitment to the law. He holds Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating* (AV) and was a Grievance Committee Chairman for the Eighth Judicial Circuit for 2006-2008. He coached a trial team for the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1994 and has taught as an adjunct faculty in the trial practice course at the law school since 1983.

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Licensed for 46 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1976
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Fine Farkash & Parlapiano P.A.

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Posted by Karen | December 11, 2022
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Best Firm Ever!!!!!!
I wish I could find strong enough words to express how amazing this firm is!!!!!! My daughter was attacked by a dog and was bit all over her face and arm. She was at school and we were hours away when we got the call. My husband immediately went to her , we were both kind of at a loss as to what to do. It was s Sunday and I called Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano . I had a wonderful gentleman answer and within minutes I had a call back from Mr. Jack Fine. His compassion and willingness to speak with me on a Sunday was just AMAZING!!!! From then forward we spoke with Gabrielle who is a true life angel. They were in contact every step of the way and we were very fortunate to have a great ending. My daughter was able to meet all of them and she was so emotional as though they were family. I can’t say enough about this wonderful firm.
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2022
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EXCEPTIONAL LEGAL COUNCIL
I was injured in a store accident that left me with a permanent injury. Although I previously never needed the services of an attorney, my knowledge of this law firm and by word of mouth brought me to the conclusion that Mr. Fine’s law firm would be best suited for my case. My personal experience in working with Mr. Fine has been both comforting and reassuring. During my lawsuit, Mr. Fine and his staff have been professional, knowledgeable, competent, and ethical. He walked me through the process keeping me well informed throughout my case. Given my experience with this particular legal process, I conclude that this law firm deserves a 5 star rating*****. I highly recommend Mr. Fine for your legal representation
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Posted by Marcelle | April 8, 2022
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Fine and Amazing Attorney
Attorney Fine is a man of integrity and faith. He advocates with passion guided by the rules of law. I thank God for sending us to him. He used his resources to fight our case with the knowledge that he can loose it all. His name FINE captures who he is, a fine practitioner of the law, an advocate and voice for the voiceless.
Posted by Joel | February 4, 2022
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Owner of American Locksmiths
Jack Fine's law firm was amazing in resolving my legal issue. His battery of attorneys and his compitant staff left feeling whole again.
Posted by Joseph | December 14, 2021
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Joseph C Brown Jrs -Lawyer
I had a very good experience with the Law Firm of Jack J. Fine,They kept in touch with me and up dated me during the whole case on what was being done explained everything to me so that I understood the procedures and I was very happy and well pleased with service and out come of my case with the Law Firm,I will give them an A plus and recommend them everywhere that I go to any one that needs representation,I'm very satisfied with the service that I received.
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Posted by lisa | March 29, 2021
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Amazing Firm
I was very pleased with the service I received from Mr. Fine and Gabrielle. They were both very attentive to our needs and really cared about making sure my son received a fare settlement for his injuries. I would recommend this firm to all of my family and friends.
Posted by Brenda | March 19, 2021
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Brenda D. Kite: Client
I was in a car accident on 12/9/19 with my daughter. The other driver was at fault. I contacted the law office the next day and received an immediate response concerning my case. I met with Gabrielle not very long after that and my daughter and I immediately were referred to a chiropractor and started receiving the therapy that we both needed. FF and P kept in contact throughout the following year even as Covid 19 shut down alot of businesses and face to face visitations. The legalities were always thoroughly explained and I always felt confident that my case was being handled in the most professional way with concern. Even when it came to the settlement agreement, my thoughts were asked and included. So I had a very high expectation that the outcome would be favorable to myself as well as my daughter, whom also received a settlement. I must say I am very pleased and appreciate everyone. From the ones who would transfer my calls to Gabrielle and Gabrielle herself, whom I should say gets 10 shiny stars for her professionalism, diligence a nd all around great attitude, love her! FF&P handled a case for me over 20 years ago, which won me a nice settlement and I never forgot their hospitality and eagerness to serve me so it was without hesitation that I called them again 23 plus years later. I am and my daughter are very satisfied with their service and I would highly recommended them to anyone. Thank you.
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Posted by Alayna | December 18, 2020
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HIGHLY Recommended
If I could give the staff & lawyers here at Fine, Farkash, & Parlapiano 10/10 stars, I most definitely would! From day 1, they’ve been a tremendous help to me during a difficult time. I have to give a major shoutout to Mr. Fine & Mrs. Gabrielle Jenkins , who did a PHENOMENAL job handling my case!! Mrs. Jenkins provide customer service & support that exceeded my expectations. She went above and beyond in her communications with he regarding my case. Mrs. Jenkins updated me in a timely manner, worked around my sleep & work schedule, & was always available when I needed to reach her with concerns about my case. Mrs. Jenkins & Mr. Fine did everything they could to ensure I received the best care & settlement possible. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who needs a lawyer after a car accident!!
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Response from Jack Fine December 28, 2020
Thank you very much for this thoughtful review, Alayna. We are glad to have been useful to you during this challenging time. We appreciate your note!
Posted by Tawana | December 11, 2020
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Great work!
My experience with this law firm was nothing short of amazing! They’re very professional and response time is very quick. I couldn’t have asked for anything better. Gabrielle Jenkins was awesome and always ready to help in anyway she could. I recommend this firm to anyone!
Response from Jack Fine December 28, 2020
Thank you for leaving such a kind review, Tawana!
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2020
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Excellent team!
Mr. Fine and his team were amazing from beginning to end. They worked diligently to resolve our case. They kept great communication throughout the process and guided us the entire way. Do not hesitate to call on this team of outstanding professionals. Thank you Mr. Fine and team. We are so grateful for all of the hard work you put in for us.
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Posted by Elizabeth | July 31, 2020
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The best
Jack Fine is an amazing attorney! He really cares about his clients and his assistant, Shelly Terry, kept us informed and even kept checking on us after surgery. The best!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Jeremy | October 14, 2019
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Car Accident
I had no idea what to do after my car accident. I called Jack Fine and never really had to worry about anything else. My case was taken care of and my settlement was more than satisfactory. Thank you Jack and all that worked on my case.
Posted by Cedric | August 7, 2019
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A Great Person of Character
Dealing a lawyer in Gainesville is NEVER easy. But I was able to connect with Gabrielle to assist me in my case. She asked me to come sit down with her and get some clarity. The professionalism and honesty of Jack Fine speaks volumes, because when things started to look bleak. Jack Fine made sure I represented with superior content & character you need in a GREAT attorney. If you need a reputable firm to deal with, make sure you 1st priority is with Jack Fine of Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A.
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Posted by Anjulique | August 1, 2019
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A Very Satisfied Client
I would highly recommend Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A. for any personal injury case! This was my first personal injury case so I was a tad bit confused and worried going into it but Mr. Jack Fine's assistant, Gabrielle has been wonderful informing me on everything and keeping me updated about the status of my case. Anytime I had a question I could email or call her and I would always receive great customer service and whenever I would visit the firm I would always be welcomed by very friendly staff. I am so glad and pleased that I went with a law office that actually cares about their clients! The closing process really showed me that Mr. Jack Fine really cares about his clients and he isn't just focused on his financial earnings. Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano P.A. will always and forever be my top choice! Thank you for all that you guys do and a special thank you to Gabrielle for helping make my first appearance an excellent one. I have absolutely no complaints and I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Jack Fine to help assist you with your personal injury case needs.
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Posted by Jacqueline | July 10, 2019
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Thank you!
Jack went above and beyond for my case, even visiting me in the hospital to take notes. He tenaciously worked on my case in the face of recalcitrant opposition and won me a fair and better than expected settlement. I am so grateful to him and his team, especially Janice, for their accessibility, care and professionalism. Thank you!
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Posted by Shelley | January 4, 2019
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Injury due to product failure
I was badly injured when I dismounted my horse due to a brand new rein breaking (it was straight from the package from the manufacturer). I lost 3 months work and suffered through surgery and a lot of rehab. I wrote the company and explained what happened and they ignored my letter. I didn't want to use the legal system or "sue them' as I had never done this before ever! It was intimidating to even think about! But Jack agreed to take my case and fight for me and I left it all to them as I got on with my life. The firm made the whole process painless and informed me every step of the way. Jack Fine is an outstanding human being and never arrogant or intimidating. He is truly a compassionate lawyer and a forward thinking person.
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Posted by Rebekah | December 20, 2018
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Jack Wonderful Lawyer and staff
Jack was wonderful to work with and everyone in the office was always so helpful. When it came down to the wire, he presented everything so well that we did not even have to go to trial. He really cares about his clients. I would recommend him if you are in an accident.
Posted by Ebony | December 17, 2018
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Happy client after car accident
I highly recommend Mr. Fine and his staff. The staff were very pleasant. They kept me informed about my case every step of the way. I really had a wonderful experience with this law firm. If you are looking for a personal injury attorney, look no further Mr. Fine and his staff is AWESOME!!!
Posted by Ron | November 28, 2018
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Phenomenal Attorney with Exceptional Results
Jack Fine is a phenomenal lawyer with the client's best interest at heart. Mr. Fine's experience and vast knowledge of the legal system proved evident in my case reaching a settlement before trial, as the big insurance companies were no match for his expertise. Mr. Fine was certain to keep me informed of every step in the case. He was always available to answer any questions, and helped to alleviate any concerns throughout the case. I would highly recommend Jack Fine and his team for anyone in need of excellent representation who care about their clients!
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Posted by Geneva | November 20, 2018
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Excellent Attorney who will fight for you!
Mr. Fine and his assistant were great when they handled a case for me. I was rear ended by another driver while stopped at the light. Mr. Fine fought hard for me to get me a good settlement. I highly recommend him and his team.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Faculty, Trial Practice Professor
  • University of Florida, College of Law
  • 1983 - Present
  • Partner
  • Plaintiff's law firm
  • 1982 - Present
  • Coach, Trial Team, University of Florida
  • University of Florida, College of Law
  • 1994 - 1994
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Public Defender's Office, Eighth Circuit
  • 1977 - 1981
  • Assistant Public Defender, Third Circuit
  • Public Defender's Office, Lake City Florida (Third Judicial Circuit)
  • 1976 - 1977
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Colby College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Legal Cases

  • Kellner v. David, 140 So.3d 1042(Fla. 5DCA 2014)
  • Plaintiff's verdict affirmed
  • Nieboer v. T.L., 394 So.2d 163 (Fla. 1st Dist. 1981)
  • Plaintiffs won in trial court and on appeal
  • Graham v. Vann, 394 So.2d 176 (Fla.App.1Dist 1981)
  • Civil Rights case, won by Plaintiffs
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Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • President North Florida Chapter
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Grievance Committee Chairman, Eighth Judicial Circuit
  • 2006 - 2008
  • James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 1998 - 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale
  • 2008
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale- Hubbell
  • 2004
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Florida Crime Prevention Association
  • 1986
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Florida Department of Corrections
  • 1983
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • 82nd Airborne, U.S. Army
  • 1980
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of the Coif, Florida Chapter
  • 1977
  • Honors Degree, UF College of Law
  • University of Florida
  • 1976
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Publications

  • Florida Personal Injury (Lexis-Nexis Practice Guide)(legal consultant/editor0
  • Published book and online research guide for florida attorneys
  • 2007
  • Florida Bar
  • Criminal Trial Practice in Florida, Chapter "Objections to Evidence"
  • 1984

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Workers' Advocates Educational Conference
  • Workers Compensation Immunity
  • 2001
  • Educational Seminar
  • Premises Liability of Landlorda for Criminal Attacks
  • 1986
  • Women as Victims, an Awareness Seminar
  • Legal Procedure--Overview of Testimony, Deposition, and Trial
  • 1982

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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jack. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jack Fine is one of the best plaintiff's attorneys in Gainesville and universally respected amongst his colleagues. He is always a source of sage advice and counsel, and sets the standard in professionalism and dedication to his clients. I enthusiastically endorse Jack Fine."
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Gainesville Personal injury Lawyer Jack J. Fine
Jack J. Fine
Personal injury Attorney
Gainesville, FL
Licensed for 46 years
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