Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyers Who Care
Our firm of believes that everyone deserves justice and the finest legal representation at a fair price and to be treated with respect and personal attention – to personally know their lawyer.
A lawyer must fight, but also must have compassion. We live in a world where injury claims are treated like “fast food,” lawyers spend millions advertising to collect as many cases as they can. You are not just a “case.” You are a person. With a problem. And need help.
John’s grandfather and great grandfather practiced law in a world that was less about “self” and the dollar and more about advocating for those who needed someone trustworthy to fight for them. Our mission is to help people one-by-one and develop friendships with his clients along the way. Personal attention is still available in the practice of law. If you hire a lawyer and don’t meet with a lawyer from day one, you’ve hired the wrong lawyer.
John Phillips and his staff have the legal experience and resources to properly use the justice system to help clients. Whether handling the ordinary (or the extraordinary) automobile wreck, fall or shooting case, to jury trials covered by Good Morning America, from appealing our client’s fight to the highest courts in the land, to sitting beside a client as she testifies before the U.S. Senate, our firm has the resources and experience to get the job done- however small, however big.
We take pride in our state-of-the-art courtroom technology, which was recently featured in Void Magazine. Each attorney in the firm is adept at using focus groups and mock juries and innovative, demonstrative evidence. The firm is equipped with a state-of-the-art computer system, video production, and John has more anatomic and biological models than many physicians in town. It’s a science and we work hard to know the science very well and convey it to adjusters, jurors, judges, and you simply and passionately.
Our firm has many million dollar verdicts and settlements to our credit in cases ranging from soft tissue injuries to brain damage cases, as well as many favorable criminal defense verdicts, dismissals and plea bargains. In four of the past five years, John’s clients have received verdicts or settlements of over $1 million dollars on multiple occasions.
Just in 2013-2014, John and his office have been selected as:
- “Best Lawyer,” by readers of the Folio Weekly,
- “Righteous Crusader,” by readers of the Folio Weekly,
- “#1 Lawyer,” by readers of Void Magazine,
- “Top Lawyer,” by 904 Magazine,
- “Company with Heart,” by 904 Magazine,
- One of the “Best Lawyers,” by Jacksonville Magazine,
- “Who’s Who in Law,” by Ponte Vedra Recorder, and others;
as well as rated:
AV – Preeminent (the highest rating obtainable), by peers according to Martindale- Hubbell,
10 / 10, by Avvo with over 300 lawyer endorsements;
“Top 100 Trial Lawyer,” by the National Trial Lawyers Association,
Top 40 Under 40, by the American Society of Legal Advocates, and
Super Lawyer, by Florida Super Lawyers.
These awards mean nothing without the satisfaction of each and every client- which is the standard. Each former client is a walking billboard. We don’t take your recommendation for granted. Please browse our verdicts, awards, and our client reviews for more information.
John and his legal team are frequently asked to provide the media with legal commentary and he, his team and his cases have appeared on nearly every major network and cable channel, including regularly on CNN and HLN. John also has provided legal opinions internationally on BBC; and many more, as well as many newspapers and magazines, such as Rolling Stone. See some of those appearances here. John has also been invited to speak at high schools, colleges, law schools and even presented at the NAACP’s National Convention in 2014. See some of those engagements here.
John’s name is also recognized by insurance companies not just because of his tireless efforts, but because John worked in the insurance defense industry for almost a decade before exclusively representing victims. They know John’s work- they used to have him on their side. More importantly, he knows their work from the inside. Each personal injury attorney in our firm is dedicated solely to the representation of the injured or the estate of the deceased.