Clearwater personal injury attorney Jim Dodson is proud to have the honor of being included in Tampa Bay Magazine’s most recent list of the area’s top lawyers.
To determine the best of the best, Tampa Bay Magazine partnered with Lexis-Nexis—Martindale-Hubbell, the company known for setting the standard for peer review ratings for attorneys for the past 140 years, to discover those among the many lawyers in the area who are recognized as having achieved the highest standards of professional excellence and ethics. The Martindale-Hubbell Legal Network maintains a database of more than a million lawyers and law firms in the United States and around the world, helping people to find local attorneys, confirm their credentials, and choose those firms that can best serve their legal needs.
All of the attorneys selected for the Tampa Bay Magazine feature article are listed in Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings as AV Preeminent, the highest Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating available.
Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings are based on confidential opinions of lawyers and judges who are invited to participate in an online survey or by mail to provide reviews of lawyers whose legal abilities and ethical conduct they have observed in a professional setting. Attorneys must show the highest degree of excellence in five key areas: ethics, legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience in the specific practice area.
Jim Dodson has been an advocate for people who have been injured in accidents and for survivors of those killed as a result of someone’s negligence for more than 20 years. Unlike other lawyers, Jim Dodson provides free information to consumers before they even hire a lawyer. He is the author of a series of consumer guides. These explain in easy-to-understand language the information people need to know about how Florida law applies to various injury claims including car crashes, slips and falls, wrongful death and pedestrian injuries. In addition, he has written a book on Buying Car Insurance in Florida in order to protect yourself. Jim Dodson is dedicated to providing information to consumers including frequently asked questions, injury related articles, free reports and over 100 videos discussing issues victims of accidents need to understand.
In addition to his law practice, Jim is a devoted father and grandfather, an avid runner and cyclist, and a dedicated community activist. He is the president of the Pinellas Mid-County Bar Association and serves on the board of directors of Isaiah’s Inn, a ministry that helps people faced with the prospect of homelessness. He is also active in Young Life, an organization that helps at-risk adolescents and teens to find direction and achieve success.