We are inspired litigators who roll up our sleeves and make things happen. We understand that a problem will not solve itself. It takes a Team of people with the drive, ambition and imagination to overcome. It takes a Team who refuses to sit around and wait for a solution. It takes a Team who refuses to let the opponent control the outcome. We do not wait for opportunities to come to us. We create those opportunities. Our Team is focused, resourceful, and driven to succeed. Our trial attorneys each bring a unique perspective and experience to the Firm. We refer to ourselves as a Team because that is how we approach every facet of our practice.
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.
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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.