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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  • I became so frustrated with the adjuster, so I turned my case over to Jim Dodson and had an immediate sense of relief.

    I was in a terrible car accident and couldn't get the adjuster to do anything. The entire process was chaotic and frustrating. I turned my case over to Jim Dodson and had an immediate sense of relief. I knew I was in good hands. Each case is different and past results do not necessarily indicate future results.

    Michaela, Tampa
  • I knew right away he was the lawyer for me because of his commitment to the bicycling community.

    When I was badly injured in a bicycle crash I didn't know much about the law. I found Jim online and studied his website. When I called, I knew right away he was the lawyer for me based on his long term commitment to the bicycling community. He didn't let me down. Jim is the lawyer I would recommend if you’ve been hurt in a cycling accident. Each case is different and past results do not necessarily indicate future results.

    Marsha, Bradenton, 2014
  • I tell everyone to get Jim's book and be sure they have UM coverage on their policy.

    I was in an accident with an uninsured hit and run driver. If I had not read Jim's Uninsured Motorist Insurance book and purchased UM, I would have had to pay for thousands of dollars in emergency medical bills out of pocket even though the accident was not my fault. Now I tell everyone to get Jim's book and be sure they have UM coverage on their policy. If it happened to me, it could happen to you! Each case is different and past results do not necessarily indicate future results.

    Kati
  • A potential client of Jim Dodson Law expresses her thanks to Jim for being such a caring and wonderful attorney.

    Soon after my husband had a biking accident, I realized I would probably need a personal injury attorney. I immediately liked what I read on Jim’s website including he was not with a large group.    We were completely assured that we had made the right decision. Jim was very ethical in his handling of the settlement. Without his guidance, the legal outcome would have not been possible.   I can honestly say my husband’s recovery and my health and sanity also wouldn’t have been possible without Jim Dodson and staff.  If you should ever need a personal injury lawyer, call Jim Dodson ASAP.    Jim, 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.

    Doralee
  • Anytime I called the office, someone has always answered my questions. I felt like I mattered.

    Working with Jim Dodson. It's his firm. It's his work. And, it's very obvious working with him and Judi that they take everything they do in their business as a reflection on him personally. I met Mr. Dodson just a few days after my wife's death. We had a one on one conversation. I liked his attitude. He wasn't pushy and he knew I was upset and he talked with me. Just in that first conversation, I think the reason I gained the trust that I needed to make the hiring decision was the type of questions that he asked. The questions again were related to me. What it was that my expectations were. I wasn't rushed. I wasn't hurried. My questions were answered. Anytime I called the office, someone has always answered my questions, been there or called me right back. I felt like I mattered. I'm doing this testimonial because I believe in what Jim Dodson stands for and what he does. And, I believe there are a lot of people out there like me that are injured, that do have trouble out there. We all get into trouble, yet they don't know who to call or how to take care of the problem. When I come to Mr. Dodson's office, I know that things are going to get taken care of. He explained everything to me and put me well at ease. I knew I had nothing to be upset about or worried about because he was doing what had to be done. And, that's what he did. I always feel like when I come here that everything is going to be alright. I wasn't promised anything which was a positive to me. The outcome was beyond my expectations you might say. The outcome was very, very profitable for me. I think the thing that made me gain trust was just the type of individual person that Jim is. I felt it. I felt it right away that he was not looking to take on an accident case and get what he could get and then just move on. He took me on as a person, as a client first. There's so much bad publicity out there about lawyers. We've all heard it all and it's not true. It doesn't have to be true. There are good people out there that can work with your values and take good care of you. And, it doesn't have to be ugly. It can be a very positive experience and working with Jim was a very positive experience to me and I'm just very happy to share that with everyone. Each case is different and past results do not necessarily indicate future results.

    Jim Dodson Law Clients
  • I think the thing that made me gain trust was just the type of individual person that Jim is.

    It was March of 2008 and I was driving in Tampa coming from a meeting, going to another meeting for work and I was stopped at a traffic light. I looked into my rearview mirror, which I have a habit of doing, and I didn't see anything and then all of the sudden I saw a car coming at me with a gentlemen reaching down for his cell phone on the right side of the car with his foot on the gas and he hit me at about 60 miles an hour. I've never been in an accident, never experienced it. The seat belt did what it should do and it kind of pinned me back but unfortunately, my neck took the brunt and my neck kind of snapped. And, having had two previous neck surgeries, I knew that was not a good situation and I had grabbed my phone and just remembered my doctor telling me don't move, don't move. So, I called 911 and then the police came and took me out on a board and took me to the hospital. So, shortly thereafter the accident I had a lot on my mind obviously with the accident, a lot of pain, going to doctors and trying to figure out what the next step was. I actually was relocated with my job in the middle of all of it to North Carolina. So, now I'm in North Carolina, starting a new job in a lot of physical pain, trying to get help from the doctors in North Carolina which was difficult. And, then I realized, through the frustration of that that I needed to get an attorney. This is what I needed to do next, the next step. So, I really didn't know where to begin for that but I did call Clearwater because I knew I wanted it to be a local attorney. I felt very comfortable with living in North Carolina being able to work with an attorney if it was the right person to be able to do that. So, I called an attorney that had handled some of my personal wills and that type of thing and he gave me the recommendation of Jim Dodson and that's where it began. Just in that first conversation, I think the reason I gained the trust that I needed to make the hiring decision, was the type of questions that he asked. The questions again were related to me. What my expectations were. What it was I was going to need for support. We talked about how we could communicate and what I could expect because I wasn't going to be face to face with Jim. I was in North Carolina and he was in Clearwater. Trust is kind of a funny thing. I think sometimes you just kind of know but I also found that he shared with me his experiences and his credentials. I think the thing that made me gain trust was just the type of individual person that Jim is. I felt it. I felt it right away that he was not looking to take on an accident case and get what he could get and then just move on. He took me on as a person as a client first. And then, he expertly handled the situation with the injury. Each case is different and past results do not necessarily indicate future results.

    Debbie
  • When everybody could have walked away, Mr. Dodson said that's not enough. And, he came through in a stellar sense.

    I met Mr. Dodson just a few days after my wife's death. We had a one on one conversation. I liked his attitude, he wasn't pushy and he knew I was upset and he talked with me. I wasn't promised anything which was a positive to me. I always feel like when I come here, that everything is going to be alright. He never made me feel uneasy and he was dealing with a pretty emotional person. But, he never made me feel uneasy about anything. Now that I know Mr. Dodson, him as a person, he stands out. Without the diligence that was applied by the team here, I don't believe it would have happened because even when everybody could have walked away and said well, that's the way it goes, Mr. Dodson and Judi said that's not enough. And, they came through in a stellar sense. Each case is different and past results do not necessarily indicate future results.

    Jim Dodson Law Clients
  • I have dealt with other attorneys for other issues and have never received such personal assistance.

    I've known Jim for over 25 years and I've known him to be a very honest and respectful man. When I first had the accident, it never occurred to me that I was injured because I was going so slowly. And, I was injured and I called him up and asked him what he thought and he's like you need to see somebody. He just guided me and since this wasn't working, we went to the chiropractor and then we did the acupuncture and then we did the massages, then we did physical therapy and then we did everything. I can't think of anything we didn't do. I actually had needles in my face. So, we just decided the surgery was the end result and he was really impressed with who I picked as doctors. He did not put doctors in front of me. I found my own doctors and he encouraged me to do so. I never felt like I was out in left field with nobody corresponding with me. I always felt I had daily contact sometimes with Judi and sometimes hourly contact. I had her personal cell phone number and Jim's personal cell phone number. So, I knew that I was not left by myself to fend for what I needed. I have dealt with other attorneys for other issues and have never received such personal assistance. I really felt like they were in my court the entire time. If I felt there was a personal interaction between Jim, Judi and the clients that he serves. His 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
  • I felt that I could trust Jim. I have absolutely no regrets with the decision that I made in hiring Mr. Dodson.

    When I was making my initial choice through the trauma of the accident, trying to know where I was going to go next with all the changes I had going on in my life, I had a lot people telling me, why do you want to get an attorney. Why would you need an attorney? Why can't you just go to the insurance company and handle it and make a claim with your insurance company? Well, I could have and I actually did have the other person's insurance company calling me pretty quickly, trying to get me to come in and talk to them and make decisions. When I look back at what they were talking to me about and what I ended up with, not only the care that I received but financially in the end. I would tell anybody to not try to do it on your own because there were things that came up and opposition the entire way that I never would have imagined if I hadn't gone through the experience of having the support of an attorney. So many things that I learned along the way that I don't regret ever. Making sure that I had a partner and that's really how I felt. I had a partner in this process. So, I would highly recommend that somebody doesn't try to take it on, particularly when you're sick and you're ill and you're going through all of that and your whole life is still in front of you. To have an expert beside you that's taking care of that for you, it takes away so much of the stress in your life. And, again I felt that I could trust Jim and I didn't have to follow up. It was just one more thing that I didn't have to deal with in the midst of doctor's appointments and trying to hold on to my job and do all the things that you do everyday in life. So, I have absolutely no regrets with the decision that I made and I would highly recommend anybody to make sure that you speak to an attorney before you speak to the insurance company. Each case is different and past results do not necessarily indicate future results.

    Debbie
  • I just can't say enough. He took the weight of the world off my shoulders that day.

    When I came home after meeting with my other consultation with a lawyer, I had a voicemail message on my home phone from the hospital saying that they needed their five thousand dollars before surgery the next morning. It's now four o'clock in the afternoon, I don't know what to do, so I call that other attorney and they told me that they can't advise me until I sign their paperwork. In the meantime, I'm driving over to Jim Dodson's office. It's a mile from my house and my cousin is with me. I get to the office door, Jim greets me at the door. I haven't even walked into the building. This is new information for him. He hadn't known yet about the five thousand that the hospital wanted the next morning. So, while I'm explaining my situation to Jim, Judi is on the phone down the hall just handling the situation. She was on the phone to the hospital while I'm explaining it to Jim Dodson. I just can't say enough. He took the weight of the world off my shoulders that day. And, I knew that he would take care of my situation with the dignity and respect that I was looking for. I'm doing this testimonial because I believe in what Jim Dodson stands for and what he does. And, I believe there are a lot of people out there like me that are injured and do have trouble out there. We all get into trouble, yet they don't know who to call or how to take care of the problem. And, there is so much bad publicity out there about lawyers. We've all heard it all and it's not true. It doesn't have to be true. There are good people out there that can work with your values and take good care of you and it doesn't have to be ugly. It can be a very positive experience. And working with Jim was a very positive experience for me. I'm just very happy to share that with everyone. Each case is different and past results do not necessarily indicate future results.

    Janica