People Are Talking about Florida Attorney Jim Dodson

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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  • 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
  • It's been a wonderful experience to be associated with this law firm and I would recommend Jim Dodson Law.

    Well, in May of this year my brother was struck and killed by a car on Ulmerton Rd. and being in the state of mind that I was when this happened to him, I really didn't know where to turn or what to do. I felt as though I needed some help. I called the office. We had a conversation and Jim immediately lifted the burden from me of what I needed to do at this time. And, from that point forward, everything was handled in a very smooth manner. I didn't have any worries. I completely had faith in what was happening and that he had my best interest at heart to be able to handle everything that I had to do after my brother passed away. It's very hard to reconcile that the person you've taken care of is gone. My brother was a single man. I cut his hair. I gave him my leftovers. He lived a mile away. I clothed him. I bought him shoes when he needed shoes. He was basically like my child. And, I felt like I lost my child. I doubt that I even would have thought about the legal things until my mind was clear. And, knowing that that was being taken care of was really good because I had enough to take care of. Just with my own physical and mental stability. How sad that my brother's life meant so little and that the insurance company was on the side of their client, and that my brother didn't matter. It's a relief of the burden. It was something that I could just release into someone else's hands. Kind of like you give things over to God. He takes care of them and you leave it. You leave it with him. You leave it with the attorney and whatever is God's will it's gonna work out for however it needs to be. 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
  • I came in and spoke to Mr. Dodson and he eased all my worries.

    I was involved in a motor vehicle accident in December of 2012. After the accident I was very stressed because I had been driving my boss's car during the accident and I was very concerned about how that was going play out with the insurance. A good friend of mine recommended Jim Dodson Law offices. I came in and spoke to Mr. Dodson and he eased all my worries. He made the whole process very stress free for me. 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 my situation where you're not sure about what to do, give him a call and come in and talk with him. I really felt like when I came to talked to him, it was like talking to a friend, almost like talking to my neighbor. It wasn't a situation where I felt uncomfortable where he was the lawyer and I was the client. We just sat and talked and he was able to put my mind at ease. And throughout the entire process of this whole thing, he has been very helpful and always responsive to any questions. I do believe that I was not just a number, I was not just a case. I was a person to him and when I had a question, he would call me himself. And, I just felt a very personal touch here versus having dealing with someone that you know may have this huge case load. If you really want a personalized attorney, someone that's there for you, Jim Dodson is where you should be. Each case is different and past results do not necessarily indicate future results.

    Brenda