One of the Nation's Premier Trial Lawyers specializing Serious Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1973||01/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyers In America||Best Lawyers in America||2010|
|Included in Florida Super Lawyers||Florida Super Lawyers||2009|
|Million Dollar Advocates Forum||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2004|
|Law and Leading Attorneys In Florida||Law and Leading Attorneys In Florida||N/A|
|Partner||Garvin Law Firm||2008 - Present|
|Partner||Garvin & Tripp, P.A.||1976 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Board of Directors||2009 - Present|
|Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Ethics Committee||Past Chair||N/A|
|Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Continuing Legal Education Committee||Past Chair||N/A|
|Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Constitution and By-laws Committee||Past Chair||N/A|
|Calusa Inn of Court||Officer||N/A|
|Academy of Trial Lawyers of America||Sustaining Member||N/A|
|Twentieth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission||Past Chair||N/A|
|Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section||Member||N/A|
|FLABOTA (Florida's American Board of Trial Advocates) chapter (State)||President||2009 - 2010|
|Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers||Board of Directors||1976 - 1990|
|Jury verdict of $6.4M after man loses tounge to cancer||$ 6.4 Million Jury Verdict|
|Jury verdict of $8.25M in malpractice suit against Naples doctor.||$8.25M Jury Verdict|
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|Trial Advocacy: The Official Handbook of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers.||Trial Advocacy||N/A|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1973|
|Western Carolina University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1970|
|FLABOTA Annual Convention||Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses||2009|
Posted by Stephen
EXCELLENT attorney, very knowledgeable, does intense and in depth background research and investigation. Well prepared for depositions, arbitrations, hearings.
Very personable and approachable. Takes necessary time with clients and provides thoughtful answers to inquiries. Always kept me informed.
MOST HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Posted by Patrick
Jeff Garvin is an amazing attorney; a lawyer of highest integerity, great experience, tremendous talent, and mighty work ethic. He was very positively interactive with my wife and me throughout our case. We really like and appreciate him, both personally, and professionally.
I had tongue cancer which was misdiagnosed, for several months, by my first ENT. The ENT reassured me repeatedly that since I was suffering from severe pain (tongue, ear, and throat) that I didn't have cancer, and I believed him--he was the "specialist." I was shocked, beyond belief, to find out from another ENT, to whom I went for a second opinion, that I, in fact, had a five centimeter milignant tumor growing in the base of my tongue! By the time that I was diagnosed, my cancer was at stage four; not good. The surgery that I had resulted in the removal of a significant portion of my tongue, and then I had radiation treatment, the combination of which has left me significantly speech impaired, and unable to swallow. The speech impairment is a a cruel joke since I am a licensed clinical social worker who used to have a private practice doing individual and family therapy. I believed that if my cancer had been diagnosed when I first sought treatment from the first ENT, that the portion of my tongue which was removed would have been much smaller, and I wouldn't have had to have as much radiation treatment.
When I contacted Jeff and we discussed my situation, he was open and honest with me about his experience in handling cases like mine, and our chances of winning a favorable verdict. I was impressed with his candidness, as well as his knowledge, regarding the medical information, and diagnostic process related to my medical condition. He clearly explained what the litigation process would be like, and that it would take time. Jeff, early on, asked to bring on as co-counsel, Wilton Strickland, with whom Jeff had successfuly worked with in the past. We readily agreed to add him to the team (at no aditional cost to us, I believe is important to add). To make a long story short, they worked very long and hard to build a very solid case, which with their impressive trial presentation, over a period of two weeks, had the happy result of our prevailing with the jury deciding in our favor. This outcome is all the more impressive in that they were up against a team of three very tough defense attorneys. It took approximately 7 years from beginning to end, largely due to the stalling tactics employed by the defense, including their appeal, which they also lost.
Words cannot adequately express the depth of my, and my wife's heartfelt appreciation for the tremendous effort that Jeff, and Wil put into our case; they really brought on their "A" game! Thanks to the substantial monetary award that Jeff and Wil won for us, we are financially secure, and don't have to worry about whether or not we will be able to make ends meet, which was a serious future concern for us; there's not much of a market for speech impaired therapists. Not a day goes by that I don't think fondly and appreciatively about Jeff, and Wil, as I am ever so mindful, and thankful for the good fortune, and security which they have, through their extraordinary talent, skill, and hard work, provided for me, and more importantly, my family.