FJA Mourns an Exemplary Man and Long-Time Member

A message from FJA Executive Director, Paul Jess: It gives me great sadness to report that long-time Florida Justice Association member, Bill Harrell, passed away peacefully at home in Jacksonville, Florida, Saturday, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Bill founded Harrell & Harrell, P.A. 25 years ago. His personal injury law firm, which is known…

2017 FJA Founders’ Awards Recipients

The Founders of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers believed in freedom, equality, and justice — principles they passionately defended. To commemorate this legacy, the Florida Justice Association recognizes individuals who are committed to the defense of these values, and uphold the founding principles of the FJA through their careers every day. Enjoy these videos…

FJA Announces New Executive Director

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Justice Association (FJA) today announced the selection of Paul Jess as the organization’s executive director. Jess is a veteran attorney and association executive who has been acting as interim executive director since January 2017.   “Paul has been with FJA for almost three decades and has served in just about every professional capacity at the association, including general counsel, deputy…

FJA Insurance Emergency Response Task Force Created to Provide Advice to Lawmakers and their Constituents

TALLAHASSEE – Responding to people’s confusion and frustration about their rights related to claims, the Florida Justice Association (FJA) today announced the creation of the FJA Insurance Emergency Response Task Force of leading insurance attorneys to assist Florida lawmakers and their constituents who have property insurance questions. “Hurricane Irma has resulted in chaos, confusion, and…

Hurricane Irma: Be Prepared

A personal message from Interim Executive Director, Paul Jess: Hurricane Irma is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening Category 5 storm. With record-breaking wind speeds and a diameter twice as wide as the Florida peninsula, it goes on record as one of the strongest hurricanes in history.     I urge you to take the necessary…

Hurricane Harvey: How you can help

A personal message from FJA Interim Executive Director, Paul Jess: All of our hearts go out to those who are suffering because of Hurricane Harvey, especially the families of those who have perished.     As Floridians, we know too well the devastating impact hurricanes can have on people and communities. People are hurting and…