Jeffrey R. Garvin is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer who has
litigated catastrophic injury and death cases throughout the country
for over 30 years. During that time period he has tried before juries:
cases involving aviation, automobile and boat accidents, medical and
legal malpractice and defective products and has achieved multiple
verdicts in excess of $1 Million. Mr. Garvin has been a member of the
Million Dollar Advocates Forum® since 2004.
Beginning in law school Mr. Garvin
demonstrated excellence in advocacy by receiving the Best Trial Lawyer
Award. That tradition has continued throughout his career and in 2005
he was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in
America ® in which he has been listed in each successive year. He is
also listed in Law and Leading Attorneys and selected for inclusion in
Florida Super Lawyers ® continuously since 2006. Additionally, Mr.
Garvin has achieved an AV® peer review rating from the
Martindale-Hubbell group; this is their highest possible rating.
Mr. Garvin is the President-Elect of the Florida Chapter of the
American Board of Trial Advocates, a past president of the Calusa Inns
of Court, Past President of the Edison Community College Endowment
Corporation, and Past President of the Sanibel-Captive Rotary Trust
Fund. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Florida
Trial lawyers for 14 years chairing virtually all of their committees.
Mr. Garvin has lectured extensively to numerous legal associations
including the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, the Association of
Trial Lawyers of America, the Georgia and South Carolina and Maine
Trial Lawyers Associations. He has published numerous articles and was
a co-author of Trial Advocacy: The Official Handbook of the Academy of
Florida Trial Lawyer.
A 1973 graduate of the University of Florida, College of Law, Mr.
Garvin is licensed to practice law in Florida, and North Carolina, and
has been admitted to numerous Federal Courts and various state courts
throughout the country.
Mr. Garvin has been a pilot since 1975 and holds both single engine,
multi-engine, and instrument ratings and his hobbies include flying,
fishing and skiing. He has been married to his wife, Susan since 1975
and they have two children, Leland with whom he practices law and Daryl
who teaches school in Fort Myers.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1973||06/19/2016|
|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|