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Robert Spohrer

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.

Board Certifications

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


  • 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
  • Servant Leader Award- Hands on Jacksonville
  • 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
  • Best Lawyers in America 2006-2021

Robert Spohrer recognized by Best Lawyers 2020

  • 2019 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year - Insurance Law

Best Lawyers Award Badge


  • Florida Bar
  • United States District Courts, Florida (Middle, Northern & Southern Districts)
  • United States Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • Pro Hac Admissions to multiple state courts

Presentations and Lectures

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

Community Service – Past and Current

  • 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


  • Member Inner Circle of Advocates
    An invitation only organization of the top 100 trial lawyers in the count
  • Fellow International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    Global association of trial attorneys
  • Fellow American Board of Trial Attorneys
    Past Chair, Jacksonville Chapter
  • Member International Society of Barristers
    Invitation only association of trial attorneys
  • Florida Bar
    Chair Trial Lawyers Executive Council
  • U.S. Government Awards Family Confidential Settlement for Mid-Air Collision Caused by F-16

    Federal Tort Claim

  • Medical Device Case Leads to Ground-Breaking U.S. Supreme Court Ruling: Lohr v. Medtronic

    Product Liability

  • Jury Awards $4 Million For Death Of Young Woman in Trucking Accident

    Truck Accident

  • Charter Jet Crash Resolved in Eight-Figure Settlement

    Aviation Accident

  • $8 Million Awarded for Plane Crash

    Aviation Accident

  • $450,000 Awarded for Bike Defect

    Product Liability

  • $6,145,036.99 Judgment | Coleman v. USA

    Medical Malpractice

  • $2 Million Awarded in Premises Liability Case

    Premises Liability

  • Distracted Driver Hits Pedestrian

    Pedestrian Accident

  • $13 Million Total Damage Verdict | Crawford v Hobart

    Product Liability

  • $1 Million Settlement Reached in Military Medical Malpractice Death Case

    Medical Malpractice

  • $22.9 Million Verdict Upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court

    Aviation Accident

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