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Jay Kovar

Personal injury Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2014
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Mr. Kovar is the founder and driving force of Kovar Law Group. However, he wasn’t always an attorney. Mr. Kovar was most recently the owner of a construction company. He found great success and satisfaction from his business, but, like most people, he wasn’t always appreciative of the attorneys he encountered. Thus Mr. Kovar decided that he can utilize his vast knowledge of the construction industry to become the attorney he desired to work with. He created Kovar Law Group with the desire to treat clients with the utmost respect, hoping to afford to them a level of representation that he never received himself as a business owner.

Mr. Kovar has since completed law school in an accelerated time frame, taken and passed the bar, and open a client service focused law firm. Mr. Kovar is constantly growing the firm’s professionalism by bringing on board lawyers who are both talented in the practice of law and have warm personalities that he believes will be able to provide better legal service to clients.

Mr. Kovar was born and raised in Florida, attending elementary school in Tampa, middle school in Orlando, and high school in Leesburg. Mr. Kovar then went on to obtain his A.A. Degree from Lake Sumter Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Central Florida in Finance. Mr. Kovar then received his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law.

Mr. Kovar paid his own way through college. After graduating from UCF, he built single family homes in the Orlando area. He then was an award-winning top-selling salesman for The Contractor Yard in South Carolina where he created new procedures to meet the needs of high volume builders.

Mr. Kovar then moved back to Florida and worked as a business consultant and helped people buy and sell small businesses. During this time, Mr. Kovar ended up acquiring a business in the construction field. With his business and construction background, this was a great fit. Within a year of taking over the business, he had doubled revenues and increased margins by over 54%. He then went to work as a financial advisor to put his finance degree and interpersonal skills to use. Mr. Kovar worked with wealthy individuals to plan for retirement and manage their investments.

In 2011 Mr. Kovar started law school. He completed the 3 year program in less than 2½ years, passing the Florida Bar Examination on his first try. Now Mr. Kovar is working with individuals and businesses to provide legal advice and representation in many areas. Mr. Kovar’s main focus is working with clients to analyze problems and create the best solution, legal or otherwise.

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Kovar Law Group
1045 9th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33705
Kovar Law Group
60 N Court Ave
Orlando, FL, 32801
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Posted by Keeley | September 29, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Jay Kovar cares about his clients.
I have had the honor and privilege of knowing Jay for many years. We regularly exchanges ideas, brainstorm strategies, and share research with each other. What has come across to me with absolutely clarity is that Jay truly cares about his clients and will employ every tool he has to not only meet but exceed his clients' expectations. His staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and hard working. I recommend this attorney.
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Posted by Trescot | September 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient and professional
I found Mr. Kovar to be an engaging attorney. His attention to detail and commitment to the case were evident from the start. Mr. Kovar and his team do a great job in engaging the client from the beginning, and I'd recommend him to any potential personal injury victim.
Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Someone who actually cares
Jay was amazing! It was nice to have an attorney guide me through the process and treat me like a real person. Jay took the time to explain things to me without me feeling like it was a burden or that he was better than me (unlike another attorney I visited.) I would recommend him to anyone looking for help with dealing with an insurance company or for any other problem for that matter.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Kovar Law Group
  • 2014 - Present
  • Freelance Legal Support/Business Consulting Services
  • Kovar Consulting LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Sales Associate
  • Luxottica Retail North America, Inc.
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Account Manager
  • The Law Office of Guy H. Gilbert
  • 2010 - 2011
  • General Manager
  • Construction Services of SC, LLC
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Financial Advisor
  • Ubs Financial Services, Inc.
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Owner
  • Siegle Enterprises, Inc.
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Broker
  • Goldcrest Commercial Business Consultant
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Outside Sales
  • The Contractor Yard
  • 2001 - 2005
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Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Central Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998
  • Lake Sumter Community College
  • A.A.
  • 1995
  • Seminole State College
  • N/A
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Associations

  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Solo, Small Firm and Practice Management Section
  • Past Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Solo, Small Firm and Practice Management Section
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Stetson Business Law Society
  • President
  • 2013 - 2013
  • UCF Economic's Club
  • Treasurer
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Lake-Sumter Community College Student Government
  • Senator
  • 1994 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • The Basics of Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (17)
Endorse Jay
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jay goes the extra mile to help every client he works with. If you need someone in your corner, Jay Kovar is the attorney for you."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jay Kovar is a great attorney. Definitely someone you want in your corner. We often refer cases to each other and he provides efficient and zealous representation. I absolutely endorse Jay as an attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure to work with Jay Kovar on several personal injury cases and I can confidently say that he is an excellent attorney - diligent, thorough and result-oriented. We also graduated together from Stetson University College of Law. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs competent counsel for personal injury. I endorse this attorney without any hesitation!"
Insurance Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jay has extensive knowledge about Property Loss claims against insurers. Jay cares deeply about his clients and their cases, allowing him to maintains strong and enduring relationships with his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse Jay and Kovar Law Group."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay is a hard working and gifted attorney. He obtains very favorable results for his clients in challenging cases. I have referred cases to Jay and will continue to in the future."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jay has the passion to fight for your rights."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I consulted with Jay on a very serious personal injury case, and I was very impressed with Jay's tenacity and concern for his client's well-being. Jay will leave no stone unturned when pursuing justice for those that need it."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kovar is a great attorney and even better person. It's obvious he cares about his clients and tries to find every possible way, no matter how to difficult, to advocate for his client's success and rights."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Kovar is genuinely interested in his clients needs and works tirelessly to assist them in their time of need. He is a fantastic advocate for his clients and works diligently to assist them in their claims. He is a very talented attorney and a hard worker."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jay is a caring, motivated, professional, hardworking advocate for each and every one of his clients. The cases that we have been involved in together got very positive results and I always look forward to working with him."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Friend
"I've known Jay for several years. We regularly share ideas, brainstorm strategies, and share legal research with one another. It has become abundantly obvious to me that Jay cares about his clients and employs every tool at his disposal to not only meet but exceed his clients' expectations. It has been an honor and a privilege to be able to consult with him on cases, and call him a friend."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay is an attorney who cares about his clients and the work he does for them. He is not your typical rat race type of attorney. If you are looking for a different kind of attorney, someone who cares, call Jay."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay Kovar truly cares about his clients. Many lawyers and law firms talk about how they care about their clients, but, sometimes their actions make me skeptical about their commitment to their clients. However, having known Jay Kovar, I can affirmatively say that he really does care about each of his clients. From my perspective, he treats each case as though it were the case of a family member or close friend. Truly caring about clients is an attribute lost among some attorneys, but it is definitely not lost in Jay Kovar."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Kovar stands out as a personal injury attorney because he treats each of his clients as though they are his only client - communicating well, working hard and utilizing strategies that most benefit each unique case. Jay has helped me with some complicated injury cases that I could not have settled without his expertise."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jay and I have worked together closely on several matters. He works hard for his clients and he keeps the big picture in mind to get a good outcome for them. I wholeheartedly endorse Jay and his firm."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay is truly am exceptional attorney with unparalleled energy and motivation for his clients and cases. Not only is he unafraid to aggressively pursue his clients' best interests, but he will work tirelessly to ensure his clients have the best, most effective, and honest representation possible. In a world where it is difficult to find a trustworthy, competent attorney, Jay is one I would recommend to anyone."
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Saint Petersburg Personal injury Lawyer Jay Kovar
Jay Kovar
Personal injury Attorney
Saint Petersburg, FL
Licensed for 9 years
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