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James Waller Dodson

James Waller Dodson

The Florida Bike Guy
  • Personal Injury
  • Florida
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Jim Dodson spent many years of his long legal career as a partner in a large personal injury law firm, but he had some different ideas about how to practice law. He envisioned a practice centered on the clients’ needs, where he could get to know his clients and be personally involved in their cases. He wanted to create an environment where any client would feel comfortable about calling, where every client with a question about their case could easily get an answer, and where all clients could expect to have their phone calls returned. Jim turned this vision into a reality when he opened his own practice in 2001.

At Jim Dodson Law, Jim and his staff work with every client to develop a close, personal relationship based on mutual respect and trust. We focus on helping the injured and the families of those who have died because of some other person’s wrongdoing. Jim has been practicing law for more than 25 years and accepts only personal injury and wrongful death cases. 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. With good reason, the Tampa Bay Times lists Jim as one of the area’s best attorneys, and Martindale-Hubbell consistently gives him their highest possible rating for his legal skill and ethics.

Jim Dodson Law provides a free consultation to anyone who has been seriously injured in an accident caused by another person. Even if you’re not sure that you have a case, we will give you straight answers to your questions. We take cases on a contingency fee arrangement. All legal fees come out of the settlement or verdict, and you pay nothing unless we win money for you.

Practice Area
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Brain Injury Victims
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Wrongful Death and Fatal Accidents
  • Victims of DUI Crashes
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motorcycle Accidents
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
  • GoToMeeting
  • Free Consultation
    We offer a lot more than a free consultation. After an accident or an injury your life has dramatically changed and you have questions - do I have a case, do I need an attorney, who will pay my medical bills and lost earnings, what can I expect when dealing with the insurance company and more. In our free case evaluation review, we will answer your questions and analyze the kind of help you need. If you do not need to hire a lawyer we will be honest and tell you this. There is never any obligation to hire our firm. We also offer numerous free consumer guides to help you understand what to expect and what to look for in hiring an attorney. This information is available to you at no cost or obligation.
  • Contingent Fees
    The cost of legal services is always a big concern for any client, especially someone who has been unable to work because of injuries suffered in an accident. Recovering from injuries is enough to handle without the added burden of how to pay for a lawyer. We remove this worry by offering our legal services on a contingency fee basis. What does this mean to you? Simply that there is NO FEE until our personal injury attorneys successfully win money damages for you.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Jim Dodson Law
- Current
Florida State University College of Law
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Florida State University College of Law
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Florida Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion
Membership in Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
AV Preeminent™
Florida Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Tampa Bay's Top Rated Lawyers
Tampa Bay Magazine
Florida Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Tampa Bay Top Rated Lawyer
Tampa Bay Magazine
10.0 Superb Rating
Highest Possible AV Peer Reviewed Rating
Professional Associations
St. Petersburg Bar Association
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Suncoast Safety Council
Board of Directors
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American Association of Justice
- Current
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Colorado Bar Association
- Current
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Florida Association of Justice
- Current
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Clearwater Bar Association
Past President
- Current
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Florida State Bar  # 155432
- Current
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Florida Bicycle Association
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Mastermind Group of Lawyers
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Mid-County Bar Association
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Pinellas Chapter MADD
Chairman of the MADD Pinellas County Advisory Board
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Contact & Map
Main Clearwater Office
1465 S. Fort Harrison Ave. Suite 201
Clearwater, FL 33756
Toll-Free: (888) 340-0840
Telephone: (727) 446-0840
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours (Today)
St. Petersburg (By Appointment Only)
4437 Central Avenue, Suite A
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Toll-Free: (888) 340-0840
Telephone: (727) 325-6051
Sarasota (By Appointment Only)
306 N. Rhodes Avenue, Unit 112A
Sarasota, FL 34237
Telephone: (941) 404-4500
Bradenton (By Appointment Only)
1001 Third Ave. West, Suite 650A
Bradenton , FL 34205
Toll-Free: (888) 340-0840
Telephone: (941) 404-4500
Ft. Myers (By Appointment Only)
6213 Presidential Court, Suite 100
Ft. Myers, FL 33919
New Port Richey (By Appointment Only)
9400 River Crossing, Suite 103
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Telephone: (727) 359-0221
Port Charlotte (By Appointment Only)
8245 Paulson Drive, Suite 122
Port Charlotte, FL 33954
Punta Gorda (By Appointment Only)
315 East Olympia Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Sanford (By Appointment Only)
1120 West First Street, Suite B
Sanford, FL 32771
Venice (By Appointment Only)
901 Venetia Bay Blvd. Suite 350
Venice, FL 34285
Tampa (By Appointment Only)
14812 N. Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33613
Toll-Free: (888) 340-0840
Telephone: (813) 580-8655
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