I am very different from most Orlando personal injury attorneys.
Hereâ€™s whatâ€™sÂ invaluable. Â I spend the time needed at the beginning of the case to tell each of my clientâ€™s exactly how to get the most money from their case. Â Although case settlements and verdicts can be hard to predict, we do an extensive amount of research, and have a lot of experience, helping our clients determine what value their case should be worth. This helps us inform our clients whether an insurance company offer is reasonable, or not.
I graduated from Florida State University College of Law, back in 1995, 2nd in my law school class. Â Then, I worked as a big firm defense attorney, very often on cases valued more than one or several million dollars. Â I also worked as a law professor at Barry University, and have since won many awards.
Unique Low Case Load Approach
My days working in large defense firm taught me the value of telling clients exactly what they needed to get the most money from their cases. Â SoÂ I still provide exceptionally personalized service. Â Many of my clients have called me complaining about not being able to speak with attorneys at other firms. Â I am anÂ Orlando personal injury attorneyÂ with a low volume case approach, which allows me to give all of my clients as much attention as their case needs. Â During every initial consultation, I explain what to expect, how to get the most money, and how the entire process works. Â You will feel comfortable about what should happen, when, and why, as soon as we talk.
My Personal Background
My grandparents raised me, and we were very poor when I was growing up. Â You can see my childhood home on the right. Â (That house is, amazingly, still standing in a very poor neighborhood in Winter Garden.) Â My Grandfather was a foreman in an orange grove, and my Grandmother stayed home with me. Â Although we didnâ€™t have a lot of money, they were both very smart and kind. Â They convinced me that anyone can accomplish anything. Â And that everyone deserves fair treatment and justice.
Because I had to overcome that background with no connections whatsoever to the legal world, I felt that I needed to work harder in law school than most of my peers (which is how I graduated second in my class), andÂ have done equally well as a lawyer. Â That hard working mentality has never left me.
More importantly, I can relate to anyone. Â I am a very down-to-Earth person. Â So I spend whatever time is needed to make sure each of my clients understands what will happen in their case. Â Also, I explain everything in simple terms. Â So you will understand everything that affects case value we finish our first meeting. Â There are some things about your case that you canâ€™t change. Â But, if the accident and your injuries are bad enough, and there is sufficient insurance coverage, YOUR actions after the accident can significantly increase your case value. Â But many injury & accident lawyers will not spend the time to explain why that is true to you, and how you can help raise the value of your case.
Orlando Personal Injury Attorney With Uniquely Stellar Academic Background
During law school, I earned many prestigious academic awards and appointments. Â What that means for your purposes is that I care about doing a good job, and Iâ€™m smart enough to get it done right.
My Work As A Young Associate Attorney
After law school, I worked in two large corporate defense firms, practicing insurance and employment law defense. Â I also had a low case load at those firms, which is why I know that approach leads to the best client outcomes.
Orlando Personal Injury Attorney With Many Outstanding Awards
I have been a member of the Georgia Bar since 1997 and the Florida Bar since 2012. Â I have received the following awards:
selected as a National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer;
selected as a â€œ10 Bestâ€ Client Satisfaction Award, from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys;
nominated as a â€œTen Best Female Lawyersâ€ in Florida, by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys;
selected as one of the â€œ10 Best Florida Lawyers,â€ by the American Institute of Legal Counsel (2015 & 2016);
selected as a Number One Personal Injury, Car Accident & Wrongful Death Attorney By Orlando Style Magazine, based on client and other attorney ratings;
selected as one of the â€œThree Best Ratedâ€ Orlando Accident Attorneys based on handpicked selection.
achieved a â€œsuperbâ€ perfect â€œ10.0â€ AVVO rating as an auto accident attorney.
named one of Orlandoâ€™s â€œTen Bestâ€ personal injury attorneys by Thumbtack rating system.
I have been a member in good standing of the Georgia Bar Association since 1997, and a member of the Florida Bar Association since 2012. Â I am also a member of the American Association of Justice, which is the leading nationwide group of attorneys advocating for change in laws helping injured victims across the country.
How Do I Know How An Orlando Personal Injury Attorney Should Treat You?
When I first graduated from law school, I was courted by several of the largest law firms in this country, and ultimately hired by severalÂ of them. Â My former law firm employers include:Â Fisher & Phillips, Lord, Bissell & Brook (NowÂ Locke Lord), and a coupleÂ others of similar notability. Â I worked as a young associate attorney defendingÂ large corporations in very high value lawsuitsâ€“including numerous lawsuits valued at over 10 million and a few even over 100 million. Â Our clients included some of the biggest insurance companies and corporations in the business, including even Lloydâ€™s of London, which often provides â€œexcessâ€ insurance, or coverage when the initial policy is spent on an accident lawsuit. Â My job when working for Lloydâ€™s was to oversee â€œregularâ€ insurance defense attorneys.
What I Think You Should Do Now
I cannot understate the critical importance of working closely with an Orlando personal injury attorney. Â So I urge you to either call me right away, or read my website to learn more about how personal injury cases are handled, including why having a close working relationship withÂ an attorneyÂ is crucial to maximizing your recovery. Â During our initial consultation, I will spend as long as it takesÂ telling you everything you need to know about how these cases work, and how you can help increase the amount you will recover in the end. Â Make no mistake,Â what you do after your accidentÂ can significantly increase your final recovery. Â But you need an Orlando personal injury attorney who will explain the steps to make that possible.
Last Piece of Advice
My parting words of advice are that you absolutely should not delay contacting me ASAP, if you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of any accident or the potential negligence of another person or entity. Â I can help you more if you call me sooner rather than later. Consultations are free & easy (especially with me, since I will talk to you on the phone or text, and you can call or text 24 hours a day). You will never pay me anything unless I recover money for you.