Over A Century of Combined Legal Experience

We are a civil litigation law firm that emphasizes a team approach in everything we do. Our Team of civil litigators practices with integrity and professionalism. To foster and grow client relationships, we determine case specific strategies that not only resolve the issue, but benefit the client tomorrow and beyond. The Firm’s goal is simple: to provide clients a place to turn for cost effective, timely and successful resolution of a problem affecting their life or business.

The Team prides itself on working tirelessly to fulfill that goal.

Based in Jacksonville, Florida the attorneys at Dawson | Orr draw upon 100 years of combined legal experience to serve clients throughout Florida and across the country.

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About The Firm - Tradition Meets Modern

Dawson | Orr traces its roots to 1951, when Carl Dawson helped his first client. At the time, Jacksonville was home to approximately a third of the population the city has today. In this small town southern atmosphere, Carl built a reputation for integrity, professionalism and dedication. As Jacksonville grew into a major metropolitan city, with a thriving economy and progressive culture, the Firm kept pace. We’ve helped thousands of individuals and local Jacksonville businesses reach their full potential and we have expanded our services to corporations throughout Florida and across the nation.

Although we now utilize sophisticated technology, the Firm continues to base its practice on our founding principles. We deliver to every client a responsive, candid and realistic approach to their issues and always adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. Our lawyers have a reputation for developing creative approaches to conventional problems.

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How We Help Individuals and Businesses in Florida

Because the Firm offers a wide range of services, our Team is able to develop complete and effective solutions to our clients’ problems. Many families and businesses consider our Firm as their general counsel and routinely rely on our resources when issues arise. We are proud of the fact that many of our clients have become clients for life.

We facilitate strategic solutions for matters involving:

Commercial & Business Litigation

Commercial & Business Litigation

The Firm handles nearly every facet of business law, including drafting contracts, devising risk mitigation solutions and litigating disputes. That is why many businesses consider us a virtual general counsel who can handle all their legal needs. Our commercial clients range from sole proprietorships and local mom-and-pop establishments to national Fortune 500 corporations that reflect the diverse industry cross-section of our region.

 

Although varied in their sizes and types, all of our commercial clients share the common objective of maximizing investment returns while avoiding risk. Our business law attorneys do all we can to make that happen. Our transactional services create and maintain a strong base upon which a business can grow. We constantly reassess business practices from a risk management perspective. When disputes arise, our lawyers aggressively pursue the best outcomes in litigation.

Construction Litigation

Construction Litigation

Our lawyers have their fingers on the pulse of the North Florida construction industry. Drawing on decades of experience, our attorneys understand the engineering, architectural, financing, property rights and other aspects of construction development. We also have access to experts who can provide us same-day answers to our questions.

 

Our firm represents developers, contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers and residential and commercial property owners in transactions and litigation. We conduct contract reviews, address licensing matters, advise on risk management and litigate breach of contract and construction defect disputes, among other building-related matters.

Professional Liability Litigation

Professional Liability Litigation

Lawyers, medical providers, accountants, stockbrokers, architects, title agents, engineers and corporate officers and directors owe a duty to their clients to perform ethically and according to the standards of their chosen professions. When a professional runs afoul of this duty, the Firm holds him or her accountable for damages sustained by the client. Conversely, we also represent professionals who have abided by professional standards and ethics, yet face the harsh consequences of being unfairly targeted by unhappy or opportunistic clients.

Insurance Litigation

Insurance Litigation

Two of our lawyers started their legal careers in insurance defense practices before expanding their practice. Dawson | Orr represents both defense and plaintiff sides of the issue in state and federal courts. Our practice handles insurance claims involving fraud, bad faith, coverage disputes and first and third party claims for liability and property damages.

Real Property Litigation

Real Property Litigation

Homeowner, condominium and cooperative associations protect the common interests of their members. Yet, property owners do not always agree with each other or the board of directors. This conflict can disrupt the quality of life and the property values within a community. Our lawyers are often called upon to write or interpret governing documents.  We also advise associations and their members on issues involving liens, collections, allocation of funds, property assessments, association dues, premises liability and other relevant real property issues. We have handled dozens of cases governed by Chapters 718, 719 and 720, Florida Statutes.

Personal Injury Litigation

Personal Injury Litigation

Dawson | Orr litigates catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims arising from automobile accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability and products liability. Although every case is different, our goal is always the same: quickly reach the maximum possible recovery through settlement or verdict.