After many years as a partner in a large Clearwater personal injury law firm, Jim Dodson founded his own law office, Jim Dodson Law in 2001, to make a reality of his vision of providing client-centered legal services exclusively to those whose lives have been shattered by someone else’s negligence. Jim has over 25 years experience representing clients in all types of injury claims including car accidents, motorcycle crashes, pedestrian and bicycle collisions, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice & wrongful death.
In some larger law firms, cases are handled mostly by file processors and case managers, but not at Jim Dodson Law. Jim limits the number of cases he accepts so he can provide personal attention and top notch service to his clients. Though his main office is in Clearwater, he serves a wide area of Florida’s West Coast with satellite offices in Bradenton, Fort Myers, New Port Richey, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Sanford, Sarasota and Venice.
At Jim Dodson Law, Jim and his staff work with every client to develop a close, personal relationship based on mutual respect and trust. When you call, you’ll have a consistent contact person who will be able to answer your questions if Jim is in court or out of the office for any reason. You’ll never experience the frustration of being passed from one person to the next without getting an answer to your question, and then being told, “Someone will get back to you.” We promise a prompt response every time.
Jim only accepts personal injury and wrongful death cases. He keeps his focus on helping the injured and the families of those who have died because of some other person’s wrongdoing. He knows this area of law upside down and inside out and keeps up-to-the-minute on all the latest developments in his field. He uses his experienced negotiating skills against insurance companies who know he’s willing and able to try any case in court if his client’s case requires it, and he’s a formidable opponent before a jury.
Jim is a native Floridian and graduate of the Florida State College of Law. A well respected trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor and Assistant State Attorney, Mr. Dodson is highly respected in the legal community. He is a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum, has achieved the highest possible AV rating by his peers for legal abilities and ethics, was awarded a 10.0 superb rating from AVVO, a lawyer rating service, has been named a Tampa Bay Top Personal Injury Lawyer and was recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer in 2014.