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Leland E. Garvin

Leland E. Garvin

Garvin Law Firm
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Nursing Home Abuse...
  • Florida
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Leland Eric Garvin, a Florida native and second generation trial attorney, began his legal career working as a Prosecutor. While at the State Attorney’s office, he gained invaluable trial experience representing the State of Florida in countless jury trials at both the misdemeanor and felony levels.

Prior to taking the job with the State, and throughout law school; Mr. Garvin worked for one of the larger personal injury law firms in South Florida. When he wasn’t handling injury and auto accident cases; he made time for the Moot Court Honor Society. It was during his time with Moot Court that he developed a love for the courtroom and passionate advocacy.

After leaving his job as a prosecutor, Mr. Garvin started his own firm handling both criminal defense and injury cases. More recently he and his father Jeff decided to combine their two practices to better serve the needs of their clients.

In 2009, Leland was selected as “one of the best up and coming attorneys” in the state of Florida by Florida Trend Magazine and listed in the 2009 edition of Strathmore’s Who’s Who.

In 2010, Mr. Garvin was named by Florida Super Lawyers magazine as one of the Top Young Lawyers in Florida. Only 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers for this list.

Leland was also selected as one of the top 40 lawyers under the age of 40 in Florida by The National Trial Lawyers Association in 2012.

He serves on the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers Section of the Florida Justice Association in addition to being a member of the PULSE Committee for the American Heart Association.

Leland is a member of American Association for Justice, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Broward County Justice Association, Broward, and Lee County Bar Association. He concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death and select criminal defense litigation.

He is admitted to the Florida Bar, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the Middle District of Florida.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Insurance Claims
  • Maritime Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
- Current
Assistant State Attorney
Office of the State Attorney 17th Judicial Circuit
Nova Southeastern University
J.D. (2006) | Litigation, Trial Advocacy, Certified Legal Intern
Honors: Moot Court Honor Society
Florida State University - Panama City campus
B.S. (2003)
Honors: Dean's List
top 40 lawyers under the age of 40
The National Trial Lawyers Association
one of the best up and coming attorneys
Florida Trend Magazine
Professional Associations
Florida Justice Association
Eagle Member
Florida Bar Association
Broward Bar Association
lee county bar association
American Association for Justice
Broward County Justice Association
Captains For Clean Water
Board Member
- Current
Southwest Florida Trial Lawyers
Articles & Publications
Florida Drivers Still Most Vulnerable in U.S.
Top 40 Lawyers under 40
The National Trial Lawyers Association
Top Young Lawyers in Florida
Florida Super Lawyers Magazine
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered

Q. What can a widow and child collect for death of husband and father who was killed in a car accident
A: Sorry to hear of this recent tragedy; 2019 is turning out to be a particularly deadly year on our roadways.. Under Florida law the surviving spouse may recover the loss of "companionship and protection" as well as mental pain and suffering, loss of support and services, future loss of support, medical and funeral expenses. The age of the child will determine what damages the child would be awarded. All of this depends on what kind of insurance, if any, exists or the number of collectible assets owned by the at-fault driver. Florida statute 768.21 provides more information on the damages available. Please feel free to give me a call if you would like to discuss this matter further. -Leland
Q. I was in a accident with uber who should i talk to a lawyer or they're insurance adjuster?
A: Yes I agree with David, I would speak with an attorney in the event you are injured. Remember that you have only 14 days from the date of the crash to seek medical treatment under your PIP insurance or you will face a reduction in available PIP coverage. If you aren't hurt then you can likely negotiate your property damage claim yourself. Also, don't forget to notify your insurance carrier about the crash as almost every insurance policy requires this. Best of luck,
Q. We were rear ended by a driver doing 80while he was texting, we both have injuries and have settled with his ins carrier
A: It sounds mostly correct... You must have the permission of your UM carrier to accept the money from the person who hit you or you risk invalidating your UM policy. If you are to accept the money from the other drivers insurance company then that insurance company will most likely require that you sign a release releasing their insured (which would make it impossible for you to go after that driver). I am not aware of any law that says that your attorney can not distribute money under the other drivers insurance company; the only issue here would be if there is not enough money in the lawyers trust account to cover your existing medical bills and/or liens. Hope this answer was helpful... -Leland
Q. What if I was rear ended and was found not at fault.
A: I agree with the other lawyers who previously answered this question; If there was only $10,000.00 in available coverage and you did not have UM insurance and the driver (or vehicle owner) has no assets to speak of then maybe taking the 10k is not a bad idea but I would definitely contact an attorney.
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Contact & Map
Garvin Law Firm
Main Office
4280 S Cleveland Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Telephone: (239) 277-0005
Fax: (239) 277-0004
Garvin Law Firm
Naples Office
2671 Airport Pulling Rd S
Naples, FL 34112
Toll-Free: (800) 977-7017
Telephone: (239) 267-5657
Fax: (239) 277-0004
Garvin Law Firm
Key West Office
317 Whitehead St
Key West, FL 33040
Telephone: (305) 791-6555