What Our Clients Say About the Personal Service Our Law Firm Provides

When you're looking for a lawyer to represent you, one of the best ways to learn about the attorney you are considering hiring is to listen to what their former clients have to say. At Jim Dodson Law, we are privileged to have formed many trusted relationships with our clients over the years. We are honored by the comments and testimonials we have received from real people with real stories whom we have been able to help through a difficult time in their lives.

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Each case is different and past results do not necessarily indicate future results.

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  • If someone were in need as I was, I would totally recommend that they contact Jim Dodson's firm.

    My brother was struck and killed by a car on Ulmerton Rd. and I didn't know where to turn or what to do. I felt as though I needed some help. After I spoke with Jim for the first time he immediately lifted the burden from me. And, from that point forward, everything was handled in a very smooth manner. I completely had faith in what was happening and that he had my best interest at heart. It has been a very wonderful experience to be associated with this law firm and if someone were in need as I was, I would totally recommend that they contact Jim Dodson's firm. Not only did it run very smoothly for me but he is a very caring man. Each case is different and past results do not necessarily indicate future results.  

    Mary Ann
  • Jim is very devout to his family and I think when you take all the aspects of his personal life and his professional life, people become very comfortable with him. They know he's going to do the best for them as he would for his family.

    I've known Jim for over 25 years and I've known him to be a very honest and respectful man. I have dealt with other attorneys for other issues and have never received such personal assistance. I really felt like he and Judi were in my court the entire time. Jim's integrity is the same as it's been for the last 25 years. He's very devout to his family and I think when you take all the aspects of his personal life and his professional life, people become very comfortable with him. They know he's going to do the best for them as he would for his family. Each case is different and past results do not necessarily indicate future results.

    Kelly
  • If you really want a personalized attorney, someone that's there for you, Jim Dodson is the attorney for you.

    I was involved in a car accident in December of 2012. A good friend of mine recommended Jim Dodson Law. When I first spoke to Mr. Dodson he eased all my worries. He made the whole process very stress free. He answered all my questions. He was always available when I had a question or needed something. His staff was wonderful to work with and he gave me the opportunity to focus on getting well and feeling better. I would strongly recommend that if you're in a similar situation where you're not sure about what to do after an accident, give him a call and come in and talk with him. If you really want a personalized attorney, someone that's there for you, Jim Dodson is the attorney for you. Each case is different and past results do not necessarily indicate future results.

    Brenda
  • Jim being a cyclist made me feel like he knew exactly what I went through. He’s heard a lot of other cyclists' stories who have gone through something similar. I wanted to have him on my side even more.

    Finding an attorney is hard. I'm not the type that is going to call a number that is on the side of a bus. I see them as rackets just to get people in. With Jim’s office I never felt that. We’re on a first name basis. They get to know you. I wasn’t Mr. “Smith” calling to ask for Mr. Dodson about Case # X. Jim being a cyclist made me feel like he knew exactly what I went through. He’s heard a lot of other cyclists' stories who have gone through something similar. I wanted to have him on my side even more. When we did get to the mediation it was a completely new process for me, all that back and forth, it's like a legal dance. I didn't understand it. I was just kind of mesmerized by it and at the end, I got a settlement I was very happy with. It was actually more than I had even anticipated and the process lasted even shorter than I expected as well. Each case is different and past results do not necessarily indicate future results.

    Richard G.
  • I was very pleased with Jim's performance. I was extremely pleased with the outcome of the case. So, doing a testimonial for Jim was my pleasure.

    I was riding my bike around Lake Monroe, a ride I do all the time, and I was just finishing up on the backside of the lake on the final stretch, going through a neighborhood and there was a car that was on a cross street at a stop sign that I saw. I didn't think anything of it because the car was stopped and I made visual contact with the car and I continued on and the next thing I knew the car was right in front of me. They were going straight across through the intersection and they pulled out a lot quicker than I could react. I ended up hitting the side of the car and then went down to the ground. Then the next thing I recall is I'm laying on the ground with the car moving right beside me and I'm struggling to get away from the car so I don't get run over by the tires because it's still moving. Then I notice that I'm bleeding profusely on the ground but I managed to get away from the car and the car stops and the passenger rolled down the window and asked are you ok and I said "no I'm not" and then they left. They left the scene. Finding an attorney I think is hard. I'm not type that is going to call a number that is on the side of a bus. The 1-800 call Gary or whatever it is. Or the 411-PAIN, you know I see those and I see them as just rackets to get people in. With Jim's office, I never felt that. It was kind of like the feeling you get going to a mom and pop restaurant, where you can get to know them and you can address them by first name. And, they have actually taken the time to get to know you. I had that feeling with Jim's office. And, we're on first name basis. I didn't have to say, "I'm calling for Mr. Dodson. Is Mr. Dodson in, this is Mr. Garett calling about case X-whatever." I could always ask "Is Jim in, this is Richard", and they would know me and they would know the case. Jim being a cyclist himself, made me feel like he knew exactly what I went through. It's that moment that I'll never forget when right before you make impact with that car, there's a moment that goes through your mind that you realize you're not in control and you don't know what is going to happen next. You just know it's not good. That's something that I feel that Jim could certainly relate to. He's not only a cyclist himself but he's heard a lot of other cyclists stories who have gone through something similar like me. Knowing that he was also a cyclist made me want to have him my side even more. When we did get to the mediation it was a completely new process for me, so I don't know all that mediation, the back and forth, it's like a dance. A legal dance. I didn't understand it, I didn't pretend to, I was just kind of mesmerized by it and at the end, I ended up getting a settlement which I was very happy with. It was actually more than I had even anticipated and the process lasted even shorter than I expected as well. I was very pleased with Jim's performance. I was extremely pleased with the outcome of the case. So, doing a testimonial for him was my pleasure. Each case is different and past results do not necessarily indicate future results.

    Richard G.
  • In the day of negotiations, we felt comfortable going in that we had the right man. When we came out we were absolutely confident that he had done the very best and then some to represent us.

    I'm an avid cyclist and I like to ride three, four or five times a week. The day I got up I couldn't ride with the bike club because they were riding at nine o'clock in the morning and it was a foggy day so I decided to sleep in and take a bike ride later out on Long Boat Key. On the way back down in Long Boat Key there was stopped traffic and I was riding in the bike lane and I was thinking to myself what a beautiful day it was and then all of the sudden a car door flew open in front of me, the passenger door. I had absolutely no time to react other then to yell "no" and I got blindsided by the door and it changed my life and it impacted my life considerably. From there I was taken immediately to the emergency room, classified as a trauma and they were fearful that I may bleed out or because of the head injuries not even make it to the hospital. And, this was a new beginning to a new part of my life. I called some friends in the bike club and they said "hey, there's this guy named Jim Dodson, he's an avid rider, he's a member of most of the bike clubs, he's a cycling advocate and he's a pretty good guy, so why don't you give him a call." And, that's literally what happened and then I got on email that evening and sent him an email and he called me the following morning. He started to get things rolling. Jim took the heat off of all the stuff that I had to worry about. As far as even getting the bicycle repaired all the way through the process. He was always in contact with me as far as where I was in the medical recovery, where my wife Joyce was in her part of it and wives suffer as much as we do sometimes with the reparation process. And, I knew that he was really caring about me as an individual in the process of getting well. You don't get well quickly. It takes a long, long time. And, that's one of things I'll always remember. I consider Jim to be a friend because of the personal relationship that we developed. Jim is not a big company where you will not meet with Jim or talk with Jim. He was always readily available for me to be able to be in contact with him. One of the things I found out was that in the art of the negotiation, unless you're trained in that art, you're going to get lost. It was apparent to me very quickly that even with Jim Dodson there, that this was outside of my ballpark but inside of his ballpark. What the insurance company thought was fair and equitable was absolutely incredulously out of the ballpark. It simply wasn't anywhere near what all the things that had happened and transpired. Jim brought the playing field to an even status. What he was able to accomplish was something I simply couldn't accomplish. And, that is to stand up to an insurance guy whose job was to try and cheat you out of things that you deserved. In the day of negotiations, we felt comfortable going in that we had the right man. When we came out we were absolutely confident that he had done the very best and then some to represent us. And, that was most important. Each case is different and past results do not necessarily indicate future results.

    Charlie
  • There was no other attorney I would hire. Jim’s a professional you can rely on to stand by you.

    My wife and I were injured in a cycling crash years ago. Jim Dodson represented my wife. Because of the circumstances of the accident, I was told I needed to hire my own lawyer. We were new to Florida, so I just went with a big Clearwater firm after seeing their ad in the phone book. I didn’t get the same personal attention or have the communication with a lawyer that my wife had with Jim. And, they closed my case very quickly. We were involved in an accident again this year and Jim immediately came to my mind. There was no other attorney I would hire. Jim’s a professional you can rely on to stand by you. And, he’s also a friend. Each case is different and past results do not necessarily indicate future results.

    John
  • I was referred to Jim Dodson Law by a good friend and it was the best referral I had ever received! The case was handled with the utmost care, honor and integrity.

    I was involved in a bad auto accident and was not at fault. I was referred to Jim Dodson Law by a good friend and it was the best referral I had ever received! The case was handled with the utmost care, honor and integrity. I have known and been involved with other attorneys in the past and I have to tell you that everyone in the Dodson Law firm is top notch in every aspect of law. I highly recommend them. Each case is different and past results do not necessarily indicate future results.

    Peter
  • I immediately liked what I read on Jim’s website including he was not with a large group. Next to choosing to marry my husband, choosing Jim as our personal injury attorney was the best decision I’ve ever made.

    Soon after my husband had a biking accident, I realized that I would probably need a personal injury attorney. The only attorney I knew was the lawyer who drew up our wills. She recommended two personal injury attorneys. I researched both online. I immediately liked what I read on Jim’s website including he was not with a large group. Next to choosing to marry my husband, choosing Jim as our personal injury attorney was the best decision I’ve ever made. My husband’s severe injuries prevented him from participating in my selection of Jim. Throughout my husband’s long illness, I had numerous questions and conversations with Jim and Judi. Jim explained to me that I could not hire him as my husband was the one injured. Nevertheless, Jim was always easily accessible and answered my questions and gave me good advice on a settlement issue. Finally after three months, my husband was well enough to meet with Jim, Judi and staff. Jim was everything and more than was written on the website – very knowledgeable, wise counselor, always available, always answered phone calls and emails, kind, hardworking and more. After our initial meeting, we were completely assured that we had made the right decision to have Jim Dodson represent us. Jim explained uninsured motorists insurance to us, which was very important. His excellent negotiating skills with the insurance companies resulted in a fair settlement and Jim was very ethical in his handling of the settlement. Without his guidance, the legal outcome would have not been possible. We also appreciated and learned from Jim’s booklets especially the Florida Bicycling Accident Handbook, which we wish we had read before the accident. Judi’s handling of all the EOBs and medical paperwork were such a relief because I knew I had someone to turn to with medical billing questions. I can honestly say that my husband’s recovery and the maintenance of my health and sanity would have not been possible without Jim Dodson and staff. If you should ever need a personal injury lawyer, don’t hesitate. Call Jim Dodson ASAP. You will be thankful that you did. We definitely are. We are eternally grateful to you for all you have done for us. Each case is different and past results do not necessarily indicate future results.

    Julianna
  • I was shocked that it ended so fast and that we won the case one hundred percent.

    Working with Jim Dodson was very professional. If I had a problem, I'd call the office, he would be there, or he would call me. Judi would call me. They never put me on hold and if he did put me on hold it would be no longer than fifteen seconds, a minute at the most. And, she told me she would call me back and it would be within the hour that she would call me. I was never frustrated with them. Every time I would talk to Jim, he would sit down and listen and then tell me his opinion. And, what he was going to do. And, I always felt like lawyers weren't like that. I thought that I would have to go to the office or my wife would have to go to the office but no, he came to the house and he sat around my table like he was family. It was great. It was a great experience. I felt like this was the man I could trust. The eye witnesses said I was on the sidewalk. They said I was going South when I was going North. I said everything is wrong with what they are saying. But Jim realized that they were wrong because I got hit on my left side which means I had to be going North to get hit on my left side. And, the car was hit on the left side too, going into me. And, he kept on saying that to the insurance company, this is how it happened. That's when they realized that that was how it happened. I was shocked that it ended so fast. That we won the case one hundred percent. Listening to people is the worst thing. They were telling me it's gonna be years. I don't believe it that eight months later, it's all finished. I can go on with my life now. Each case is different and past results do not necessarily indicate future results.

    Vinnie