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Fred Abbott

Fred Abbott

Civil Trial Lawyer
Abbott Law Group, P A
Jacksonville, FL
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About Fred Abbott

Attorney Biography

With more than 35 years of experience and over two hundred jury trials, Fred Abbott is recognized as one of the leading personal injury attorneys and trial attorneys in Northeast Florida. He has vast experience handling a variety of significant injury and wrongful death cases and has successfully collected numerous multi-million dollar verdicts against major corporations including General Motors, RaceTrac Petroleum, NAS Jacksonville, Southland Waste Systems, and others. He is also quickly earning the reputation as one of North Florida’s premiere Bad Faith trial lawyers, successfully prosecuting several significant bad faith law suits against major insurers.

Fred is a Board Certified civil trial attorney, named top 100 trial lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers. Fred has received an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been recognized as one of Florida’s "Super Lawyers" for the last several years, and has received a perfect Avvo 10.0 rating. .

Fred Abbott has served as the President of the Jacksonville Justice Association, and has dedicated himself to building an organization that will help plaintiffs’ trial lawyers secure justice for their clients by providing them with the tools and resources needed to improve and enhance their trial skills. In addition to serving as JJA President, he is also an active member of the Florida Justice Association, Florida Bar, American Association for Justice and a founding sponsor of the Civil Justice Foundation. Fred believes in giving back to his community, and contributes his time and financial support to several Jacksonville non-profit organizations including Special Olympics Duval County, MADD, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA), and St. Johns Riverkeeper.

Prior to practicing law, Fred played football for the University of Florida Gators. He was selected as Team Captain and voted All-South Eastern Conference Middle Line Backer in 1972. He was later inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame in 1988. Fred went on to play three years of professional football, but was forced into early retirement after tearing all four ligaments and both cartilages in his knee. With the encouragement of his mentor, Fred decided to return to UF for law school, where he earned his J.D. in 1978.

Practice Areas

Civil Trial Law (55%)
Legal Malpractice (12%)
Products Liability (12%)
Medical Malpractice (11%)
Personal Injury (10%)

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Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Member in Good Standing


University of Florida Levin College of Law
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Juris Doctor

Specialty Certifications

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Civil Trial Law
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education


Florida Justice Association
EAGLE Patron
Florida Justice Association

Awards & Honors

Top 100 Trial Lawyer
The National Trial Lawyers

Commercial Recognitions

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Recognized for Community Leadership
Lawyer Legion

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Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion
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Fred Abbott
Abbott Law Group, P A
2929 Plummer Cove Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32223
Office: 904-292-1111
Fax: 904-292-1220

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Membership with The Florida Bar -

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Specialty Certification Information

Specialist in Civil Trial Law -

Florida Bar Board Certification in Civil Trial Law - For purposes of specialty certification, the Florida Bar defines the term "civil trial law" as the "practice of law dealing with litigation of civil controversies in all areas of law before state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators."

Attorneys certified in civil trial law in have met the minimum standards for civil trial law certification, provided in Rule 6-4.3, include the practice of law for at least 5 years, substantial involvement in the specialty of civil trial law (50% or more), handling of at least 15 contested civil cases, including cases before juries as lead counsel, and 50 hours of approved civil trial law certification continuing legal education. Attorneys certified in civil trial law must also submit to peer review and pass a written examination.

Nonprofit Organizations

Florida Justice Association -

The FJA is a professional association that advocates for fair access to Florida's civil court system and works support and educate attorneys who protect the rights of plaintiffs seeking justice. Many of the top personal injury and civil trial lawyers in , belong to this respected non-profit organization.