Daniel D. Moody has an established reputation as a highly successful trial lawyer representing the injured in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Mr. Moody is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Specialist or Expert. This Board Certification by The Florida Bar recognizes Mr. Moody's special knowledge, skills and proficiency as a civil trial lawyer and his professionalism and ethics. Less than 2% of Florida lawyers are Board Certified as Civil Trial Specialists. He has the experience and a thorough understanding of the law involving commercial trucking accidents, automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, aviation crashes, and product liability cases. Many of these cases have involved complex litigation associated with catastrophic brain injury, infant birth injury, Federal Motor Carriers, industrial accidents, aviation disasters, and train accidents involving collisions with motor vehicles. Mr. Moody's commitment to his clients and tenacity have resulted in multi-million dollar awards and settlements, including one case that resulted in what was reported to be the largest award ($5.6 million) in the history of Polk County, Florida. For this case, Mr. Moody has the past distinction of obtaining the largest recoverable award in the history of Polk County, Florida. In 2012 alone, Moody Law obtained settlement awards in two different medical malpractice cases of $3,050,000.00 and $9,500,000.00 totaling $12,550,000.00. Mr. Moody is no stranger to litigating against large corporations and insurance companies.
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Mr. Moody knows firsthand and personally how devastating a personal injury can be. In May of 2006, he sustained serious injuries in an automobile accident that almost took his life. After spending months in the hospital and undergoing extensive rehabilitation, Mr. Moody has a unique insight and understanding into the gravity of personal injury law that truly distinguishes him from other lawyers.
Mr. Moody is a native and fifth-generation Polk County resident with strong family ties to the community. He was born as the New Years Baby in 1957 in Winter Haven, Florida. He earned his undergraduate degrees at Florida Southern College and Miami-Dade Community College. Mr. Moody’s undergraduate studies include degrees with a Bachelor of Science/Business and an Associate of Science/Arts. Mr. Moody’s undergraduate studies have proved to be the perfect education for his legal career, giving him the special knowledge required for the successful representation in personal injury and medical malpractice claims. In his understudy he completed courses in human anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and chemistry. This biology and science education has provided
Mr. Moody an advantage necessary to win for his clients in medical malpractice and personal injury cases.
Mr. Moody graduated and received his Juris Doctorate from the Cumberland School of Law, Samford University in 1985, with Dean's List honors. There he served as a United States Federal District Court Law Clerk and won the prestigious Finalist Advocate Award in the James O'Haley Federal Court Senior Trial Competitions. After graduating and returning home from law school, Mr. Moody began presenting cases to juries as an Assistant State Attorney. He then practiced law with a prominent law firm in Gainesville, Florida, primarily limiting his representation to helping those injured as a result of medical malpractice. He established his own law firm in 1991 and in 1993 founded the law firm of Pansler and Moody, P.A. Thereafter, he established Moody Law, P.A.
Mr. Moody is an avid aviator. His interest in flying has made aviation an integral part of his legal practice. Mr. Moody’s experience and training as an instrument pilot has provided him with an insight to aviation cases and crash investigation that a non-pilot cannot have. Mr. Moody’s aviation experience has given him rare insight, with the knowledge and understanding of the operations, mechanics, and physics of flight as well as a foundation and knowledge of aviation law. These foundations underlie basic understanding of accident investigations. As an active pilot, Mr. Moody has accumulated thousands of hours of flight time, much of which was compiled during flights to court, depositions, client/witness conferences, and continuing education courses. The ownership of a private plane allows Mr. Moody and his staff to travel across the country in an efficient and timely manner for clients and business matters. Mr. Moody has experience in representing aviation law matters, including aircraft crashes and all aspects of FAA regulations and airmen operations.
Mr. Moody is married and has two children. His wife, Nancy, is a Physician Assistant, who graduated from the Physician Assistant program at the University of Florida, School of Medicine. His daughter, Mallory, is also a graduate of the University of Florida and is currently attending South University in Tampa, Florida to become a Physician Assistant. His son, Drew, is a graduating high school senior who plans to attend the University of Florida. The Moody family is active in their church. Community involvement has always been part of Mr. Moody's life. Mr. Moody has a long history of active leadership in public/civic and professional organizations, serving as the past president of the Bartow Lions Club International and as a youth football coach, among other activities.
CREDENTIALS: • Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1985 • Doctor of Jurisprudence from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Graduated with Honors of Dean's List, Birmingham, Alabama in 1985 • Federal U.S. District Court Clerkship in 1984-85 in Birmingham, Alabama • Award Recipient - Jefferson County Senior Court Competitions - Finalist Award in 1985 • High to Very High Representation Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Director, with the highest possible rating for Ethics • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Florida Southern College in 1980 • Associate of Arts & Science and Mortuary Degrees, Miami-Dade Community College in 1978 • Graduated Fort Meade High School - Senior Class President - 1975 • American Legion Boy State Representative • Former Licensed Florida Funeral Director • Former Licensed Florida Real Estate Agent • Licensed FAA Private Aviation Pilot with Instrument Rating • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum • Member, American Association for Justice • Member, Florida Justice Association, Eagle member • Member, Polk County Trial Lawyers Association • Member, ALL Florida State Courts • Member, Federal District Court, Middle District of Florida • Member, First Presbyterian Church, Winter Haven, Florida • Member, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) • Member, Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) • Member, Director, and Former President of Lions Club International, Bartow, Florida • Founder, Law Firm of Moody Law, P.A. – current • Founder, Law Firm of Pansler and Moody, P.A. – 1993 • Founder, Law Offices of Daniel D. Moody, P.A., 1991 • Former Attorney, Law Firm of Clayton, Johnston, Quincey, Ireland, Gadd, Smith, & Roundtree, Gainesville, Florida • Former Assistant City Attorney, City of Ft. Meade, Florida • Former Assistant State Attorney, State Attorney's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit • Board Certified by The Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Specialist • Program Moderator for the Civil Court Judicial Forum, June 12, 2012