Almost a Century of Combined Litigation and Transactional Experience
Dawson | Orr has a tradition of ethical, professional legal services that dates back to 1951, when our founding partner hung his shingle in his hometown of Jacksonville. The Firm continues to deliver the same high quality representation to our clients today. With almost a century of combined litigation experience, our lawyers have the ability and determination to help our clients achieve their goals regarding:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.