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Thomas Arendell Vaughan II

Workers compensation Attorney at Orlando, FL

4.9   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 39 years
    Tennessee - TN 21 years
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Surrendered No misconduct found

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

About Thomas

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Orlando Personal Injury Attorney Thomas A. Vaughan was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. He spent most of his childhood and adolescence in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Vaughan returned to his birth state to attend college at Virginia Tech on a tennis scholarship and received his Bachelor’s Degree in 1977 when he graduated Deans List. In 1980, Mr. Vaughan attended the law program at the Cumberland School of Law, Samford University ultimately achieving Deans List and graduating in 1983.

Mr. Vaughan spent two years as an assistant state attorney with Florida’s Orange/Osceola County State Attorney’s Office before working as a defense attorney for insurance companies for two years with the Law Firm of Pitts, Eubanks, Hannah, Hillyard, and Marcie. In 1985, Mr. Vaughan, utilizing the knowledge and skills he obtained during the previous years, opened his own successful private practice. Since that time, Mr.Vaughan’s firm has practiced state-wide, regionally and nationally from it’s main office in downtown Orlando, Florida.

Mr. Vaughan has a wealth of experience handling all types of personal injury cases including wrongful death, workers’ compensation, products liability, mass torts, social security, and class actions. View the ‘Home’ page for recent awards and settlements. View ‘Current Cases’ for a sampling of ongoing VM cases in both pre and post-suit stages.

Mr. Vaughan, been awarded an AV rating by Martindale- Hubble. That is the highest rating given and it is based upon the opinion of other practicing attorneys. Mr.Vaughan has successfully litigated numerous claims against small businesses as well as claims against billion dollar corporations (view recent cases). He is a qualified member of the Orange County Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association, Florida Worker Advocates, Florida Justice Association / Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, and American Trial Lawyers Association.

As founding partner of Vaughan Law Group, Mr. Vaughan has been recently appointed a fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA)- the first major trial lawyer honorary society to be established since the 1950’s.

Location

Thomas Arendell Vaughan II
121 S Orange Ave Ste 900
Orlando, FL, 328013234

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Michael Waranch
I have litigated cases against Tom for several years. He knows the law, works hard, is highly- skilled, professional, and always a worthy adversary. He cares about his clients and represents them zealously.
Posted by Eduardo Caballero | December 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Was very responsive, professional, and provided quality service! We were very highly satisfied with everything! Thank you so much!
Posted by Craig | December 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Craig Hermes
Thomas Vaughan and Matt Wax we're hired for my workman's comp case. They're very knowledgeable they took care of everything I needed legally. Their staff work just as hard as they did anytime I had a problem it was just a phone call away to take care of the problem or find out what to do. It is a law firm that I highly recommend they're very good at what they do.
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Posted by Lia | December 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Mr. Vaughan was a very caring attorney. After my initial phone call he came to visit me personally at the Rehabilitation place where I was after my injuries and surgery. Very Thoroughly explained my situation, what to expect and from that moment on took care of any and all issues that came my way. He secured a fantastic settlement for me, making sure I was very well taken care of now and in the future. Mr Vaughn and his staff are wonderful to work with. Spanish and English.
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Posted by Harry | September 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would use him again
Mr vanghan was on top of the game always made sure that we knew what was going showed a real concern for my husband and I
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tough Opponent
I regularly litigate against Tom, and I need to bring my A game every time. He is a gentleman, but don't be fooled by his courtesy and professionalism. He is watching all the details and getting his clients the best outcome in every case. He knows the law, his case, and the right types of strategies. If you do not want to go to one of the big "mill" law firms, Tom is definitely the man. His smaller office enables him to provide a better level of service. He has taken me to the woodshed more times than I would care to count. I would not hesitate to recommend him to family or friends.
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Posted by Jose | April 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney who never gives up!!
I actually had contacted another attorney, but no one would take my case and he did. He always explained what I didn't understand, the staff is very polite always. My case took five years under workers comp. He sought out to make sure I had my doctors appointments and medications on time. Any of the procedures and surgery takes time to get authorized but he was able to expedite everything. Sometimes he wasn't available for me but he had someone from his staff get back to me. He sincerely looks out for your best interest. When it came time to finally settle the case, he looked out for me. Now the case was won with a handsome settlement. Every case is unique but I'm glad I hired him. If need be I ever need an attorney again, I will definitely go back to him without a doubt.
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Posted by Arturo | December 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workers compensation, Personal injury, car accident
I went to him because I had a work accident. He was very clear from the beginning, all his staff is really nice and they are always there for me. Every time I called, they gave me a straight answer to my question. Thank you very much for all your time. If I have any other legal problem, I will definitely contact him again.
Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, professional & caring attorney
Mr. Vaughan took my case serious and provided me with professional information regarding my case. He actually listens to your concerns and doesn't treat you like a number. He cares and it shows even to your smallest questions and concerns. He doesn't push you in any direction, it is your case and he lets you decide on what direction you want your case to go.
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Posted by Brian | September 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Without the help of attorney Thomas Vaughan Workers Compensation would not acknowledged my work place injuries
Attorney Thomas Vaughan has done a great job for me. My injuries from a workplace accident were denied by workers compensation. The denial of coverage came after I was told on multiple occasions by the workers compensation staff that they were working on authorization for me to be seen by a doctor. This was not nor do I believe that it ever was the intention for me to receive medical treatment for my injuries but rather to just drag me out in hopes that I would go away. With the help of attorney Thomas Vaughan workers compensation excepted responsibility for my injuries after a year.
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Posted by Audrey | September 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney and awesome staff!
Excellent attorney who has the knowledge and experience in regards to workers compensation. I appreciated the fact that Tom and his staff listen to my needs and were compassionate and understanding. Having to fight the system by yourself while in pain simply does not work. I am so grateful I sought legal help. I recommend Tom to anyone who is in need of legal services. He is the best!
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Posted by Eddie Dillard | September 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer I know
Tom is always my first call anytime I need a lawyer. I have hired him in the past and he has always been on top of things.( and won! that's always a plus). You will not find his picture on any of the i4 billboards. But you will find him working he'd for his clients. I Call Tom and you should too!
Posted by Brenda | February 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Attorney
Mr Vaughan and his team has been there for me for everything I've needed. They have answered my questions and gone to bat for me to get what was rightfully mine! if you find yourself looking for an Attorney, call the Vaughan Law Group. You will see they are Great!!!!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Vaughan Law Group, PA
  • 1985 - Present

Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Associations

  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Senior Fellow
  • N/A
  • Florida Workers' Advocates
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers in Florida
  • The Legal Network
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top 100 Injured Workers' Attorney
  • WILG
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers in Florida
  • The Legal Network
  • 2013
  • Orlando's Top Lawyers
  • Orlando Home & Leisure
  • 2012
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Orlando's Top Lawyers
  • Orlando Home & Leisure
  • 2011
  • Orlando's Top Lawyers
  • Orlando Home & Leisure
  • 2010
  • Orlando's Top Lawyers
  • Orlando Home & Leisure
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (1)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is a fantastic Workers' Compensation attorney. I have had cases against him for over 20 years and have always found him to be professional, respectful, knowledgeable, and a tireless advocate for his clients. I endorse Tom fully and without hesitation."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tom Vaughan is a highly skilled and experienced attorney who obviously cares deeply for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thomas is a premier workers' compensation attorney in the state of Florida. He is steeped in experienced and knowledge. He is ethical, diligent and one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. I endorse him and you can hire him with extreme confidence."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Friend
"Tom is a bright lawyer with outstanding ethical principals. I endorse him unconditionally."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent attorney who truly cares about his clients and their well being."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Tom is one of the very best Workers Compensation advocates for injured workers in Central Florida, I have referred many clients to Tom for over 25 years.All have received fantastic results. Tom is hard working and available for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is knowledgeable in his areas of practice. I refer clients to Tom without hesitation. Tom is an excellent attorney who communicates well with his clients so that they make informed decisions regarding the issues for which he was retained"
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Orlando Workers compensation Lawyer Thomas Arendell Vaughan II
Thomas Arendell Vaughan II
Workers compensation Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 39 years