AOB Reform is a Work in Progress

The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee is working to find middle ground on the contentious, long-running disagreement involving Assignment of Benefits (AOBs) in Florida. Just like a doctor’s patient can give the physician’s office permission to handle payment issues with a health insurer, homeowners in the state have the right to assign the benefits of…

WARNING! Spoiler Alert.

by FJA EAGLE Member Poorad Razavi and FJA Treasurer Leslie Kroeger A primary principle of a products liability attorney is to always preserve the product at issue.  Having litigated defects ranging from airbags to guardrails to chemical receptacles, I can confidently confirm the cogency of that credo.  The absence of the product provides the defense expanded…

Prioritize and Win the Premises Liability Cases Arising from Accidental Storefront Crashes

by FJA EAGLE & Young Lawyer Member Ian Kirtman If you represent a client injured when a vehicle crashed into a building or drove errantly onto a sidewalk, the most apparent case to evaluate is against the responsible driver.  But with Florida drivers habitually underinsured and statewide storefronts routinely kept unsafe, the most effective way…

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…