Austin Claiborne

Austin Claiborne

The Law Offices of Duane E. Thomas
  • Personal Injury, Insurance Claims
  • Florida
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Lake City attorney Austin Robert Claiborne is Chief Litigation Counsel for The Law Offices of Duane E. Thomas.

Mr. Claiborne's areas of practice include Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Premises Liability, Slip N Falls, General Negligence, and Wrongful Death.

Mr. Claiborne graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law with his J.D. in 2020, and received his B.A. from the University of Florida in 2017 with a major in Criminology.

Education
University of Florida Levin College of Law
J.D. (2020) | Law
Honors: First Generation Graduate Student Dean's List - 4 Times International Honors Society of Phi Delta Phi
Activities: University of Florida Trial Team Advanced Trial Practice - Teacher's Assistant
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University of Florida
B.A. (2017) | Criminology
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Professional Experience
Chief Litigation Counsel
The Law Offices of Duane E. Thomas
- Current
Lake City attorney Austin Robert Claiborne is Chief Litigation Counsel for The Law Offices of Duane E. Thomas. Mr. Claiborne's areas of practice include Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Premises Liability, Slip N Falls, General Negligence, and Wrongful Death.
Associate Attorney
Farah and Farah
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Represents clients in matters related to Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Premises Liability, Slip N Falls, and Wrongful Death.
Associate Attorney
Bogin, Munns & Munns
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Represented clients in matters related to Family Law, Probate Litigation, Criminal Defense, Landlord/Tenant, and Lemon Law.
Certified Legal Intern
Office of the Public Defender
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Represented criminal defendants through the life of their case, including, a unanimous Not Guilty verdict in a trial where I selected the jury, cross-examined the alleged victim, and presented closing argument.
Law Clerk
Carli Law, PLLC
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Completed research, motion practice, and memorandums of law in family and property law.
Awards
Federal White Collar Crime Invitational at Georgetown - National Champion
Georgetown University
Mr. Claiborne competed as an advocate for the University of Florida Trial Team. In 2019, the UF Trial Team swept every ballot, in every round, on the way to defeating trial teams from Harvard, NYU, Pennsylvania, UT at Austin, George Washington, and other select schools.
Excellence for the Future Award
CALI
Mr. Claiborne earned CALI Excellence for the Future Awards 5 times for earning the highest grade in five respective law school courses: Torts, Property, Trial Team, Poverty Law, and Accounting for Lawyers.
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar
Member
Current
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Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division
Communications Director
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Insurance Claims
    Motor Vehicle Insurance
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Tagalog: Spoken
Legal Answers
Q. If you are being sued over an auto accident and you live with a relative can they be at risk of sued also ?
A: If your relative owned the vehicle you were driving, or if they were otherwise negligently involved in the facts of the case, then they can be included as a defendant in the personal injury/car accident law suit. Each situation is different, but if your relative carries adequate insurance, then their insurance carrier would generally cover the damages in order to prevent your relative's personal assets from being exposed. This is one reason it is important to carry adequate car insurance in Florida.
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The Law Offices of Duane E. Thomas
Contact & Map
The Law Offices of Duane E Thomas
Lake City
206 S. Marion Ave
Lake City, FL 32025
Telephone: (386) 755-5014
Cell: (386) 243-4004
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)