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Gary Robert Jodat

Personal injury Attorney at Tampa Bay, FL

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 13 years
    Florida - FL 30 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Gary

Learn Gary’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    70%
    Auto Accident, Slip & Fall, Wrongful Death, Nursing Home Negligence, Pedestrian Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Bicycle Accidents

    30 years

  2. Family
    20%
    Divorce, Time Sharing, Alimony

    30 years

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    10%
    Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and Creditor Harassment Cases

    19 years

Gary Jodat enjoys living in Sarasota with his wife, 2 younger children and their dog, Drake a Yorkshire Terrier.  During leisure time, his family enjoys swimming, boating and the beach.  The 3 older children attended Manatee County schools and are no longer at home.

 

Gary R. Jodat is the founding attorney of Jodat Law Group, P.A. started in 1994.   He received his Juris Doctor Degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1993 and his undergraduate degree from Roger Williams University. Fresh out of law school he was an Assistant Public Defender trying criminal, Juvenile and Dependency cases before concentrating on litigating Personal Injury matters. He is a member of The American Bar Association, The Manatee County Bar Association, The Florida Bar Association, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and the Florida Justice Association.  He is an Eagle Patron for giving to the Endowment for Association Giving to Law & Education.  His past memberships include The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, The Manatee County Chamber of Commerce, American Inns of Court and the Manatee Chapter of the American Heart Association.  Gary has been published: Illegitimate Children Gain Rights in Wrongful Death, Pinellas County Review, March 2, 1993, at 25.  Grant v. Thornton, 749 So. 2d 529 - Fla: Dist. Court of Appeals, 2nd Dist. 1999.  He is a Distinguished Expert with a handgun.  Gary has been Awarded the Life Saver Award from the Rotary Club of Sarasota and also recognized for saving a life by the Sarasota Police Department.  He is a Board Member of Healthy Start of Sarasota.  The National Trial Lawyers has named him to the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers.”

 

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Location

Gary Robert Jodat
521 Ninth Street West
Bradenton
Tampa Bay, FL, 34205
Gary Robert Jodat
2620 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota
Tampa Bay, FL, 34239
Gary Robert Jodat
1694 S. Tamiami Trail
Venice
Tampa Bay, FL, 34293
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Posted by Peggy | August 27, 2014
This is the lawyer to hire!!!
While our transaction was real estate which is not typically of his practice...my experience with Gary was impressive to say the least and I would absolutely hire him again. He is decisive, follows thru on his word and is a real go getter... hiring him and his firm will get you the results that you are looking for...
Posted by Aj | August 17, 2014
Excellent legal assistance when you need it most.
I am very pleased with Jodat Law Firm. I had a custody suite and they helped me. I felt confident my issue would be resolved fairly. The staff was very kind and helpful. I would use this law firm again. I like having a team of lawyers behind me.
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2014
Couldn't have asked for better!
I was involved in a premise liability matter shortly after having my son. Jodat Law Group went above and beyond to make sure I was not inconvenienced, was able to make all doctors appointments and worked around my first-time mommy schedule. They were there whenever I had a question, needed reassurance or just wanted more information. Both the attorney and the support staff were always pleasant to deal with and put me at ease.
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Posted by Ann | January 21, 2013
Help when needed
Gary helped me when I was in a very serious bind. They eased my mind and walked me through the legal steps. Confidence, professionalism, and fair rates. I recommend this firm to anyone that's needs an attorney.

Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Jodat Law Group, PA
  • 1994 - Present

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Grant v. Thornton, 749 So. 2d 529 - Fla: Dist. Court of Appeals, 2nd Dist. 1999
  • Reversed and Remanded

Associations

  • Florida Justice Association
  • Eagle Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Manasota Trial Lawyers Board
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Bar Association Foundation
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 1st Place Law firm - Manatee Readers Choice
  • Herald Tribune
  • 2016
  • People's Choice Award Favorite Attorney
  • Bradenton Herald
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • People's Choice Award Favorite Attorney
  • Bradenton Herald
  • 2015
  • Venice Readers' Choice 1st Place Law Firm
  • Herald Tribune
  • 2015
  • Bradenton Readers' Choice 1st Place Law Firm
  • Herald Tribune
  • 2015
  • Life Member of Trial Masters
  • Trial Masters
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Readers' Choice Award - Law Firm
  • Venice Gondolier Sun
  • 2013
  • Citizen's Award of Merit
  • Sarasota Police Department
  • 2007
  • Life Saver Award
  • Rotary Club of Sarasota
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Pinellas County Review
  • Illegitimate Children Gain Rights in Wrongful Death
  • 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Legal Updates Seminar
  • Pre-Injury Release on Behalf of Minor Child
  • 2016
  • Manatee County School Board, Harlee Middle School
  • Business Development
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (11)
Endorse Gary
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Gary since law school. He is a very knowledgeable and hard-working lawyer who represents his clients with enthusiasm. He also exhibits the highest levels of ethics and morals in his practice. I highly recommend Gary Jodat."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Gary Jodat has a well-deserved reputation for zealously representing his clients and obtaining the best results possible in every case."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is professional, ethical and well established in this community. Mr. Jodat puts the best interest of his clients first!"
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Jodat's practice is well established in the community and founded upon the principles of client service and diligent advocacy of clients"
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Gary Jodat provides the upmost professionalism and quality service when handling clients’ cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Gary takes great pride in providing quality service and assisting members of our community in putting their lives back together after a devastating accident."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Jodat is a well respected attorney in the community who offers the highest level of professionalism in his practice."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the privilege of knowing Gary Jodat for nearly 20 years. I have known him both as an outstanding attorney as well as a friend whom I admire profoundly. He has the highest character and places client’s needs at the forefront of his practice. I could not recommend anyone higher. I often refer cases to his firm on matters I do not handle and have also been a client when I had personal legal needs outside of my own area of practice"
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
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