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About me

My belief in the importance of service and hard work got its firmest root, when I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.  As I worked to support myself, fulfill my military obligations and attend school full time, I gained a real pride of ownership in whatever job I undertook.  Through hard work and determination I proudly graduated with honors from both college and from law school.  Along the way, my law school efforts led to a number of academic awards, including merit scholarships, and opportunities serving on the Moot Court Board, interning with the Federal Judiciary, and helping fellow students as a Teaching Fellow.  It all came together in a way that I believe prepared me well for the practice of personal injury law and the trial work that these cases often bring.   

After law school, I once again looked to the military as a way of testing my skills as a lawyer.  During my U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps years, I had the honor of serving with and providing legal assistance to soldiers and got my initial courtroom experience trying cases as a military prosecutor and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. 

In an effort to become an even better court-room attorney, I went back to school again to specifically improve my trial skills studying this area intensively for another year. Temple University’s and Stetson University’s highly regarded trial advocacy program work have  helped me serve my clients well in front of juries and judges across Florida.

Licensed in to practice law in both Florida and Virginia, I have, since 1998, focused on representing Florida consumers with tort claims and insurance disputes.  

Regardless of where in Florida our clients are from, we would be pleased to talk with you more about how we can be of service to you and your loved ones.  

More About Me and My Community Involvement

Outside of my direct work with clients, I have had the pleasure of working with several related community organizations.  Through this work, I am able to help make sure that Florida laws and public policy protect the safety of Florida consumers and help keep Florida consumer-friendly.


In an effort to stay current in the field of personal injury plaintiff’s work, I have taught courses to attorneys and paralegals, authored legal articles and am active in plaintiffs-related lawyer organizations.

Some Professional Recognition

I believe my hard and focused work on behalf of clients in the courtrooms of Florida has led to several professional honors.  I have a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeeminent™ Peer Review Rating, the highest possible rating an attorney can achieve in both legal ability and ethical standards.   

And Finally

Outside of work, my most important time is spent with my family. 


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 65%
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    18 years
  3. Litigation: 10%
    18 years
  4. Brain Injury: 5%
    18 years
  5. Wrongful Death: 5%
    18 years



Contingent (33-40%)

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Contact info

The Liquor Law Center

7241 Delainey Court
Lakewood Ranch, FL, 34240


FLMember in Good Standing199306/19/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reciprocal - Suspension
    issued in VA, 2011


    This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Virginia.

  2. Suspension
    issued in FL, 2011


    Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Public Policy and Statewide Corporate PartnershipMothers Against Drunk Driving2007
Shoe Leather AwardAcademy of Florida Trial Lawyers2006
Excellence in Strategic PlanningThe Executive Committee Presidents Forum2006
Tiger in the BushAcademy of Florida Trial Lawyers2005
Shoe Leather AwardAcademy of Florida Trial Lawyers2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLuhrsen Law Group2002 - Present
AttorneyJodat & Luhrsen1998 - 2002
CaptainU.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps1993 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar FoundationFellow2010 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationBronze Eagle member1999 - Present
Virginia State BarMember (Associate)1998 - Present
Florida BarMember1994 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Mothers Against Drunk DrivingVice Chair, Florida State Operating Council2006 - 2007
Publication nameTitleDate
The Florida Bar JournalBack to the Future: How Rodriguez v. Lagomasino Got It Right in 2008 and Why Modern Voir Dire Should Be Guided by 1929's Johnson v. Reynolds2008
Florida Justice Association JournalLegal Grave Robbing: Discovery of Psychotherapy Records in Florida Wrongful Death Cases2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawTrial AdvocacyLL.M - Master of Laws2007
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of TampaLiberal StudiesBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Insurance SeminarAuto Insurance: Uninsured,Underinsured & Accident Litigation2008