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Robert F. Spohrer

Founding Partner and President

  • Florida Justice Association BJ Masterson Award for Professionalism
  • Lawyer of the Year-Jacksonville Daily Record
  • Florida Justice Association Crystal Eagle Award
  • Jax ABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Fla Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite
  • Martindale Hubbell 5.0 Rating
  • Florida Super Lawyer, 2006 - 2020
  • 2019 Florida Legal Elite - Civil Trial
  • Lawdragon 500 Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers - 2019
  • 2019 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year - Insurance Law

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Practice Areas:

  • Aircraft Disasters
  • Medical Negligence
  • Defective Products
  • Insurance Law

Board Certifications 

  • Florida Bar Board Certification in Civil Trial; Former chair of board of examiners, The Florida Bar
  • Board Certification in Aviation Law; Former chair of board of examiners, The Florida Bar

Biography

Listed as one of the Top 100 Trial Attorneys in the U.S.

International media coverage of cases by 60 Minutes, 20/20, The Washington Post, NPR, and the BBC.

Specializes in aircraft disasters, medical negligence, defective products and insurance law cases.

Has tried cases in State and Federal courtrooms and appeared before the United States Supreme Court.

Robert Spohrer is the President, CEO and Senior Partner of Spohrer Dodd P.L. As a practicing attorney for 40 years, he has obtained verdicts and settlements for clients of more than 100 million dollars. His successful cases have been covered by international media including 60 Minutes, 20/20, The Washington Post, NPR, and the BBC.

Since admission to The Florida Bar in 1974, Spohrer has handled thousands of cases involving aircraft disasters, medical negligence, defective products, and insurance law. He has tried cases in State and Federal courtrooms and has appeared before the United States Supreme Court. Spohrer has a great passion for aviation and is a licensed aircraft owner. He also takes pride in devoting a considerable amount of his time to pro bono representation of others.

 

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D.
  • St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
    • B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

Professional Associations

  • Inner Circle of Advocates, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section, Past Chair
  • Civil Trial Law, Past Chair, Board of Examiners
  • Florida Bar in Aviation Certification, Examiner
  • The American Inns of Court, Master
  • The American Board of Trial Advocates, Diplomat
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Chair, Grievance Committee
  • North Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America, General Counsel
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Member, Board of Directors
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Attorneys, Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Attorneys, Past Chair, Jacksonville Chapter
  • International Society of Barristers, Member
  • Florida Bar, Chair Trial Lawyers Executive Council

Classes & Seminars

  • Lecturer, University of Florida College of Law
  • Lecturer, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Lecturer, American Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Lecturer, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Lecturer, National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Presented "Cross Examination", National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Trial Academy Boot Camp, 2019
  • Lecturer, Florida Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Florida Justice Association
  • Lecturer, Lawyer Pilot Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Lecturer, SMU Aviation Symposium
  • Mock Trial Coach Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Adjunct Faculty in Trial Advocacy Florida Coastal School of Law

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Former member of Board of Directors Jacksonville Port Authority
  • Former member of Board of Directors Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
  • Former chair of Board of Directors Southern Legal Counsel
  • Former chair of Hands on Jacksonville
  • Boy Scouts of America, North Florida Council

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