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Jesse David Berkowitz

Personal injury Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

4.8   14 reviews

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About Jesse

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I am the managing partner of Berkowitz & Myer.  Christian Myer is my partner, and Jon Dubbeld is our associate attorney.  Our firm focuses primarily on personal injury, bankruptcy, and creditor harassment.  I believe that the the only way to get your client what he or she truly deserves is to be willing to go to trial when the need arises.  It seems that more than half of my injury cases get filed in the court system these days and I recently won a foreclosure trial against a major bank.   I like to be able to spend a lot time time on each individual case and to make sure that each client gets the attention they deserve.  Our consultations are always free and you will always feel welcome and treated with respect at my law firm. 

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Licensed for 20 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Jesse David Berkowitz
4900 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33707

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Azra | June 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfect Job
We hired Mr. Berkowitz to help us with Bankruptcy Chapter 13 the entire process out to be very easy especially for us with very poor knowledge of English but if your lawyers professional as a Mr. Berkowitz is not a problem.
Posted by Justin | May 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job twice
Unfortunately I have needed an attorney twice now and Mr Berkowitz and staff have been professional both times and helped me through my painful time from beginning to end thank you again
Posted by Tom | January 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great asset for our Chapter 13
We hired Jesse to help us file Chapter 13. The staff made this much easier, and they covered everything. Chapter 13 is a complicated, long process. Going it alone isn't possible. Over the past five years, Jesse, and his staff, have answered many emails and phone calls. He stopped all creditor harassment immediately, and proved to be valuable over the duration of our Chapter 13 payment plan, that lasted five years. We just received our discharge papers, and plan to have Jesse go over our entire credit report to fix any potential problems.
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Posted by Jami | March 20, 2015
Great Attorney
Mr. Berkowitz represented my son and we were extremely pleased with how he handles everything. He kept in constant contact with us, keeping us updated on any new information. He was very professional at all times and I would always hire him again for any situation.
Posted by Robert | March 17, 2015
Excellence personified.
They have my business for years to come. Within weeks they had matters settled. Quick and effective. I've recommend them to many of friends already.
Posted by Kim | February 24, 2015
Excellent Law group
Jesse and his staff are great to work with and are always there if I have any questions about my case. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer.
Posted by Jamie | February 24, 2015
Love the Personal Service.
Loved Mr. Berkowitz. I really felt like I mattered at this firm. All the staff know your name, they know who you are when you call in and I got to speak to my attorney whenever I needed to. I really liked the personal service I received and always knowing what was going on with my case. I would recommend Mr. Berkowitz to my family and friends without hesitation.
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Posted by Adam | August 14, 2014
Amazing service Amazing person and an amazing group!!
Jesse worked my foreclosure for me and himself and his team were amazing!! Couldn't have went smoother and he was able to keep me in my home for about 4 years! Just incredible and would highly recommend him to anyone needing legal services! Thanks to Jesse I can start to get my life back on track!! A++++
Posted by Belinda | June 28, 2014
Great people!
Berkowitz law group have done an excellent job by keeping me in my home for approx 6 years. Jessie's staff is outstanding.I highly recommend Jessie and his staff for foreclosure defense. They are the very best to work with.
Posted by Kate | June 4, 2014
foreclosure review
Jessie has been handling my case for some time. He is always available and gives excellent advise and updates along the way. He is the pit bull i wanted in my first lawyer and was disappointed wish I had him from the beginning. I highly recommend Jessie and will be retaining him again with out hesitation . Thank you Jessie for above and beyond service and treatment of my case
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Posted by eric | October 15, 2012
car insurance clains process
In a hit and run requiring using uninsured motorist, My lawyer informed me of what options would be available to me. Also kept me informed . He fought on my behalf against my insurance and obtained a good settlement.
Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2012
Foreclosure Defense
Mr. Berkowitz was able to guide me through a foreclosure which was becoming very uncomfortable/stressful at best. We thoroughly discussed the circumstances, created a plan of action, then followed through. At no point were there any surprises. All details and proceedings went as planned and on schedule. Jesse's expertise made dealing with a foreclosure simple ,straight forward and bearable.
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Posted by Keith | October 1, 2012
Client
Jesse was the epitome of class and hard work. He handled my case personally from beginning to end and kept me informed at every stage. He was always concerned with me first and the progress I was making while handling my case. Most of all he delivered results.
Posted by Barbara | August 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Could be better
When I first met with Jesse I felt that I was in good hands. However, after a couple of months, not so much. I filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy and first received a notice from the court that my fee had not been paid even though I had paid it to Jesse's office in cash. The office manager told me they delayed paying it because they were getting a new credit card for the office and were waiting for it. Then the day before my creditors meeting, I receive an email that my attorney isn't going to be there but another attorney, who did not even work in their office, who I had never met or spoken to before. Then this substitute attorney shows up 1/2 late for my hearing making me wait. Then the trustee seems to not have gotten all of my paperwork that I had dropped off a week ago at the office. This is not how you treat clients if you want them to recommend people to you.
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Response from Jesse Berkowitz September 1, 2016
Ms. Hall, I am so sorry you were less than pleased with your bankruptcy experience. When Republic Bank bought out Cornerstone Bank, there was a delay in getting our new card we use exclusively for our bankruptcy IOTA account. I was not aware you were upset about the delay and I would have gladly explained the issue had you brought it to my attention. The bank has apologized to me, and I apologize to you. Also, the attorney covering your 341 hearing was delayed due to weather related to the tropical storm. My home was flooded and I couldn't get out for hours. Again, I apologize for the inconvenience. Your hearing went seamlessly, and there are no lingering issues. The great news is that your bankruptcy was a success! I am so happy that we were able to solve your debt issues for you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Berkowitz & Myer
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Berkowitz Law Group, P.A.
  • 2002 - Present

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Akron
  • BA
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Auto Accident Case
  • $350,000.00 settlement
  • Automobile Negligence
  • $380,000.00
  • Deutsche Bank National v. Christopher Tellbuescher
  • Won Trial

Associations

  • Make3 Cares - non-profit
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Make 3 Networking
  • Chapter President / Shareholder
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2008 - Present
  • Leadership St. Petersburg
  • 2004 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Bar of the Middle District of Florida
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2002 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • 5.0 out of 5.0 in personal injury
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
  • Graduation With Honors
  • University of Akron
  • 1999
  • Top Scholar
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon, Beta Rho Chapter
  • 1998
  • Top New Member Scholar
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon, Beta Rho Chapter
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • St. Pete Central Chapter
  • Auto Insurance
  • 2016
  • Suncoast Business Expo
  • Importance of Uninsured Motorist Coverage
  • 2015
  • Financial Fitness Class
  • Bankruptcy and Automobile Insurance
  • 2015
  • "Your Legal Matters" radio program
  • Importance of uninsured motorist coverage
  • 2014
  • Great American Teach In
  • How the law affects our every day lives
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (11)
Endorse Jesse
Unknown Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jesse is an incredibly devoted and knowledgeable attorney. He goes the extra mile for his clients and is highly skilled. I have the utmost respect for his dedication to advocacy."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jesse is an amazing advocate and obtains very favorable results for his clients. He is a skilled litigator in all areas of civil litigation. He is well thought of in the areas of accident and injury litigation and bankruptcy. He is a leader in Tampa Bay community. Without hesitation, I endorse Jesse."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Jesse is an excellent lawyer. He is readily available to all clients and is very knowledgable about the law. He holds his clients hands through the legal process and yields his clients great results."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is without hesitation I recommend Mr. Berkowitz. Jesse is a highly skilled lawyer who is truly committed to getting the best possible results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jesse. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Jesse David Berkowitz. Jesse David Berkowitz is well respected personal injury attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a personal injury lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an knowledgeable attorney and all around great guy. Clients are in great care with Jesse!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Insurance Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jesse is a pleasure to work with as co-counsel. Not only is he incredibly intelligent and driven, it is obvious how much he cares about his clients. I highly recommend him for all of your consumer law and personal injury needs."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is excellent."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jesse is a great personal injury attorney. Call him day or night, weekday or weekend, he'll be there to help. He'll keep you updated on your case from beginning to end and answer your questions along the way."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Berkowitz for almost 15 years and as an attorney, his professionalism, experience and knowledge of the law is second to none. Most of all, I have always been impressed by his ability to relate to people, no matter their background. His sensitivity to the issues and the needs of his clients definitely stands out. I am proud to call Mr. Berkowitz a colleague and friend and I highly recommend his services."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Recently I have had the pleasure of working on a very complex case with Mr. Berkowitz. After several months of working closely with Jesse I can say with absolute confidence that this is a class A attorney. Mr. Berkowitz is a "lawyer's lawyer" that takes great pride in his work product. Jesse's ability to grasp complex issues and simplify these concepts is an obvious bi-product of the time and dedication. I highly endorse this attorney to anyone seeking a high level of representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Berkowitz is a very knowledgeable, professional and compassionate attorney who has a sincere desire to help his clients in the time of their greatest need. I fully endorse Mr. Berkowitz."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jesse is a dedicated and passionate lawyer who consistently obtains great results. Additionally, he is honest and forthcoming with his clients about the potential outcomes of their cases."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jesse is an excellent lawyer. Very knowlegeable, good communication, and very ethical."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extraordinarily ethical, committed and passionate attorney. Recommended with my highest endorsement."
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Saint Petersburg Personal injury Lawyer Jesse David Berkowitz
Jesse David Berkowitz
Personal injury Attorney
Saint Petersburg, FL
Licensed for 20 years