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Lance is quite an outdoorsman. He is an avid fisherman and hunter and, in past years, spent many happy hours fishing with his dad, Bill Avera, at the family house in Suwannee.
Lance and his wife, Kerri, have two daughters, Ashton and Ella, and a Boykin Spaniel named Reecie.
|GA||Inactive Member in Good Standing||1990||08/01/2019|
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1989||09/12/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2019|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2019|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Board Certified - Workers' Compensation||Florida Bar||1999|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||N/A|
|Partner||Avera & Smith||1996 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Florida Academy of Workers Compensation||Past Chairman||N/A|
|Florida Workers' Advocates||Member||N/A|
|Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|University of Central Florida||Undergraduate||1985|
|Berry v. Romac Lumber & Supply||$560,000|
|Smart Estate v. Redwine||Confidential|
|Loudermilk and Holt v. MasTec, Inc.||$4,100,000|
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