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E. Lynn Gibbons

Personal injury Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

5.0   29 reviews
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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About E. Lynn

Learn E. Lynn’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    75%
    Assisting the injured in obtaining damages from negligent drivers and businesses and their own insurance companies from the beginning of the claim to the settlement.

    29 years, 500 cases

  2. Workers compensation
    15%
    Practicing as a Board Certified Workers Compensation specialist since 2002. Specializing in Permanent Total Disability Claims.

    29 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Social Security & Disability
    10%
    Helping the disabled win entitlement to Disability benefits.

    29 years, 700 cases

I made the decision to become an attorney after prevailing as the prosecuting attorney for the "Goldilocks Trial" in Mr. Tom Haight's Business Law Class at Seminol High School in 1988.  I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida in three years in 1992 and my Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law in December of 1994.  I was the very first lawyer in my family, male or female, in a family tree that dates back to the Mayflower.  My first job as a lawyer was at the firm I now manage - then called the Law Office of Sharon P. Jorgensen, P.A.  I became a partner in the firm at the age of 32 in 2002.  I worked hard and passed a very difficult exam to become a Board Certified Specialist in Workers Compensation in 2002.  My certification was renewed in 2008 and again in 2012.  I have been certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Civil Mediator since 2002.  I am proud to say that my first jury trial in a personal injury case resulted in a $2.4 million dollar verdict for my client.  I have not lost a workers compensation trial since 2008 and I have never lost a claim for Permanent Total Disability benefits.  I am a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum as I have won several muli-million dollar verdicts/ settlements for my clients.  

Since the day I started practicing in workers compensation, personal injury and Social Security Disability, I have never represented an insurance company.  I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and relocated with my family to Florida when I was in high school.  I have been happily married to my husband, Shannon, for 29 years and we raised our four children, Katie, Reilly, and twins Delanie and Dillan in the St. Petersburg, FL area.  My hobbies include fishing, boating, snorkeling, scalloping, cooking, snuggling my golden retrievers and watching my son, Dillan, play college football for the Florida State Seminoles.  My daughter, Katie, has followed in my footsteps - earning her B.A. degree from U.S.F. in two years and Juris Doctor from Stetson.  She has been working as an associate attorney for my firm for over 3 years.  My son, Reilly, played college football and attended Stanford University and U.S.F, earned his B.A. from U.S.F. in just 3 years and graduating with his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2020.  He worked in Civil Litigation for Trenam Law then decided to bring his talents to the family firm in 2022.  My daughter, Delanie, graduated with her A.A. from St. Petersburg College in the Early College program at the same time as she graduated high school, went on to earn her B.A. from U.S.F.S.P. in just two years and is presently in her third year of law school at Stetson.  She intends to work for the family firm after her graduation.  Dillan, the youngest of my twins, played football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for four years, earned his B.S. in Management and Consulting from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame in 2021, then transferred to play his last two remaining years of eligibility for the Florida State Seminoles while earning his M.B.A. He's the Seminoles' starting left guard - #75.  He started a non-profit called Big Man Big Heart which is carrying out his mission to encourage, educate and assist NCAA football players to use their name, image and likeness for good - to promote unity, positivity and kindness in their community.  The entire Gibbons family helps him out with the non-profit on a daily basis.   Dillan is the only one of my children who does not plan to join the family business, but he helps us out as much as he can with marketing and analytics.  Growing up, my children were immersed in the passion I felt for my clients and the work that I do as an advocate for them - changing peoples lives one client at time.  I've taught my children the Golden Rule and they know that at our firm, we treat our clients as we would like to be treated - like FAMILY.  

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2014
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 1 ...

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Location

Gibbons & Gibbons
5500 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33707

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Nick | August 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great!
Settled my case swiftly and beyond satisfaction. Above and beyond! I couldn’t have asked for better representation nor a better result. From beginning to end…. Highest recommendation!
Posted by Ana | July 18, 2022
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Satisfecha
Una firma de abogados y asistentes competentes. Puntuales y efectivos con lo que dicen, siempre obtuve información en el momento deseado, aclaraciones de dudas y ayuda para el momento de tener que diligenciar cualquier documento.
Posted by peter | May 27, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
I'm get in accident hurting badly
my lawyer help me get $150000 to cover my needs and get back to work. Thanks and may God blessed you thanks again.
Posted by Annastashia | April 21, 2022
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The best
Everyone involved in this law firm was the best , very helpful , answered whatever questions needed to be answered and got me great results back in a timely manner .
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2022
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My review
She was good she got me more money they call and keep you updated on things
Posted by Terry | December 14, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent service
Ms.Gibbons and the rest of her team was a great deal of help. There were no issues with the case or anything, I would Definitely recommend anyone to you guys for sure.
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2021
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A very unexpected surprise
I was very surprised and pleased to hear from the law firm/attorneys. Would not have taken any action in regard to my auto accident. They were so very intent on pursuing a settlement for me. Their communication and availability was outstanding. So thankful for the outcome and their reaching out to me. Appreciate all that they did for me!
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Posted by Mary Beth | December 9, 2021
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Review
This was my first time pursuing legal action. Ms. Gibbons was extremely helpful and kind. She and her office staff were very helpful and approachable when I had questions. I would highly recommend this firm. They handled my claim in an extremely timely manner. I am very impressed and satisfied.
Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Law Firm & Excellent Service!
Highly recommend choosing this law firm! From beginning to end everyone was very friendly and had my best interest in mind. They took time to listen to my concerns and explain everything to me if I had any questions. Always available to take my call or return it quickly if they could not. They even notified me when they suspected my doctor may have overcharged me for his services. That alone ended up saving me hundreds of dollars in unnecessary medical expenses. The case was already so they didn’t really have to do this, but it shows their level of commitment to their clients. Again I can’t recommend this law firm enough. Thank you
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Posted by CARLOS | October 25, 2021
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SUPER EFFICIENT AND EXPERIENCE
She was very efficient end effective in all circumstances of my case I strongly recommend
Posted by Valeriano Lopez | October 25, 2021
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Cliente
Muy satisfecho con la abogada Y Rosa que una comodidad excelente para el servicio en español se las recomiendo mucho Gracias!.
Posted by Alexia | October 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Couldn’t have asked for a better team!
I was in an accident back in February and was so overwhelmed but this team did such an amazing job of fighting for me and making sure I was completely taken care of. I ended up having to go through surgery and I cannot imagine doing it without them. They did an amazing job with communication and they really care about getting you the best result! Thank you guys so much!
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Posted by Jennifer Cassaro | November 18, 2020
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Best Lawyer EVER
My Name is Jennifer, I am really not the type to leave reviews however I am going to take my time to share my experience with this firm. I had an accident back in March before this whole Covid pandemic started but in the beginning of it. My accident occurred at work and I won’t give any details on it as to where and when and how it happened. I had gotten a recommendation of an attorney from a coworker of mine and since I really didn’t have any experience of how these things work I decided to go with that recommendation. Worst decision of my life. This recommended attorney kept me in the dark about a lot of things almost 6 months went by.... no updates... no calls... when I called them they were like “Oh yes we are just missing a document..” so I was like... -“ok, what is it?” And ultimately had to do most of their work and it was horrible. HORRIBLE. I remembered I had gotten a letter in the mail from Jorgensen Gibbons firm and my oldest daughter told me to give them a call now that this other attorney wasn’t doing anything. It wasn’t that much of a complicated case so I couldn’t figure out why it was taking so long. So I figured I’d give them a call. I AM SO THANKFUL THAT I DID. Now most attorneys kinda brush you off specially if your case isn’t that “Big” of a case. Everyone on this team helped me understand what was happening. I’m no Lawyer and things can get complicated to understand and they broke it down to me. They helped me get a lot more than I intended fighting for me and getting everything I was entitled to. I’m a single mother of two girls who’s father passed away and trust me every cent matters and counts SPECIALLY during these times. So if you see any bad reviews on here pay them NO MIND everyone’s experience is different and I can’t see how their experience was so “bad” when mine was perfect. Just doesn’t make sense. This firm is GREAT and exceeded ALL of my expectations and more. Thank you to Erin and Olimpia for being on point with it all. Thank you to Mrs. Lynn Gibbons who was great and reached out to me several times letting me know that she was gonna fight for me and to be patient that she would make it worth it and to the entire Jorgensen & Gibbons family. My family Thanks you SO MUCH from thr bottom of our hearts. I will recommend this firm 1000 times if I have to to everyone I know. (Which is a lot of people) THANK YOU!!!
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Posted by Ruben | November 17, 2020
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Top Notch
Hired Jorgensen and Gibbons on my case and this is a top notch firm they get things done and mean buisnesss highly recommend them thank you Sharon and Spencer for handling my case
Posted by Stanley | February 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Solid Communication and Follow Thru
Contacted Jorgensen Gibbons, PA, a smaller firm but after no response from larger firms (Tampa) I decided to look at online reviews & closer to home in St. Pete. I am glad I did. I received the best service, follow up, follow thru and constant communication (Olimpia is the best). Also I received 3x the amount the insurance company wanted to negotiate for major damage to my knee that is now a life long injury. Do not wait or negotiate with insurance, hire Lynn Gibbons and her team.
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Posted by DeeAnn | January 29, 2020
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Amazing staff
I would definitely recommend this firm. Everything was done in a timely manner. Staff, especially Olimpia is outstanding. Always courteous, quick to reply to all calls and emails. A 10 in my book!
Posted by Chris | January 23, 2020
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One of the best calls I've ever made!
As I've stated in Google reviews, Katelyn and her team at Jorgensen Gibbons literally saved me from bankruptcy or worse. My ex employer denied me the medical assistance I promptly needed. Within a week of contacting Katelyn I was in front of an Orthopedic Doc who quickly had me get MRIs that showed torn tendons. It's scary to think about what would have happened if I didn't make that fateful call since employer at time wanted to fight me for any kind of medical assistance. Throughout whole process Katelyn made sure I had no worry. I realize my condition won't be healed overnight but at least now I can see end of rainbow with great thanks to Katelyn and her team. Thank you so much !! <3
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Posted by Joseph | December 12, 2019
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Takes great care of their clients!
My experience with this law firm was superb! They were extremely timely and made sure to keep me updated throughout the entire process. Definitely would recommend them for my friends and family’s legal matters.
Posted by Eddie | November 22, 2019
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Awesome and caring lawyer
When I first went into the office I was scared. This was my first experience with a lawyer. It was absolutely the best. Lynn Gibbons is a very down to earth person that really cares about you as a person. She is very knowledgeable and knows her stuff. She goes above and beyond for your rights. The team that she has is great and always on top of it. Highly recommended if you want the job done right and with a lawyer that cares. She is 100% for you.
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2019
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My Experience
About ten years ago I suffered an injury while at work, that to this day is still dictating what I can and can not physically do. Unfortunately, my pain was increasing as time went on. One night the pain was so bad that it woke me up and the only thing I could say was, "God, Really?". I knew from then on this was going to be an uphill battle. I also knew that the level of pain I was experiencing would need some serious medical attention. Knowing this, I was immediately anxious, afraid, and furious! Based on prior experience I realized that this also meant that I'd need an attorney. Not just any attorney, but one who could demonstrate compassion and be sympathetic and yet not afraid to fight for me. I had no idea where to start. Where would I find an attorney or law firm at three a.m. in the morning? I started flipping through the yellow pages and found about four or five law firms and began the process of elimination. With only two left to choose from, I spoke to God and said, "God, you know my situation, you know my battles, reveal to me who I should choose." Lynn Gibbons with Jorgensen Gibbons P.A. more than delivered God's promises, I cannot thank them enough for handling my case. Lynn did everything in her power to take the stress and pressure of my situation off me, as she knows the healing process is hard enough when dealing with such intense physical pain. I highly recommend Lynn Gibbons for anyone needing legal assistance with workers compensation, her knowledge and compassion are immeasurable. Thank you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 10%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Jorgensen, Romanello and Gibbons, P.A.
  • 1998 - Present

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Andrea Backus v. Northwest Airlines
  • Won compensability and PTD benefits
  • Patricia Burnum v. Hillsborough County
  • Settled for over $800,000
  • Patricia Burnum v. Hillsborough County and Trinity Food Service
  • Jury verdict - $2.3 million dollars
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Associations

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • 2002 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Board Certified - Workers' Compensation
  • 2002 - Present
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Workers' Compensation
  • 1998 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Workers' Compensation Law Section
  • 1998 - Present
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2022
  • Board Certified - Workers' Compensation
  • Florida Bar
  • 2019
  • Highest Electronic Petition Filer
  • State of Florida Division of Administrative Hearings
  • 2008
  • Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
Endorse E. Lynn
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gibbons & Gibbons provides experienced advocacy with a family touch. Lynn, Katelynn and Reilly are fierce advocates that fight hard for their clients. They understand how stressful accidents and litigation can be and offer personal guidance to their clients. With over thirty years of experience, they are equipped to handle any situation. Their practice includes personal injury, workers compensation, social security and mediation. The Gibbons & Gibbons firm team is a leader in the St. Petersburg community and is active with numerous community service endeavors. Without hesitation I recommend and endorse Gibbons & Gibbons."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had many files with Ms. Gibbons over the last 15 years, and know her to be a thorough and very capable litigator. She puts her clients' interests first."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I absolutely endorse this lawyer. She is hard working, knowledgeable, and very personable."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Lynn for years. During my time as a Workers’ Compensation defense attorney we had many cases against each other. She is a excellent advocate for her client and is not afraid to fight for what is right. I feel comfortable sending clients who need help with Workers’ Compensation matters to Lynn because I know they will be well represented. I endorse Lynn for Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability."
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Saint Petersburg Personal injury Lawyer E. Lynn Gibbons
E. Lynn Gibbons
Personal injury Attorney
Saint Petersburg, FL
Licensed for 29 years
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