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Gary R. Jodat

Gary R. Jodat

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  • Personal Injury, Divorce, Family Law ...
  • Florida, Massachusetts
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Gary Jodat enjoys living in Sarasota with his wife, 2 younger children and their dog Drake, a Yorkshire Terrier. During leisure time, his family enjoys swimming, boating and the beach. The 3 older children attended Manatee County schools and are no longer at home. Gary R. Jodat is the founding attorney of Jodat Law Group, P.A. started in 1994. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1993 and his undergraduate degree from Roger Williams University. Fresh out of law school he was an Assistant Public Defender trying criminal, Juvenile and Dependency cases before concentrating on litigating Personal Injury matters. He is a member of The American Bar Association, The Manatee County Bar Association, The Florida Bar Association, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and the Florida Justice Association. He is an Eagle Patron for giving to the Endowment for Association Giving to Law & Education. His past memberships include The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, The Manatee County Chamber of Commerce, American Inns of Court and the Manatee Chapter of the American Heart Association. Gary has been published: Illegitimate Children Gain Rights in Wrongful Death, Pinellas County Review, March 2, 1993, at 25. Grant v. Thornton, 749 So. 2d 529 - Fla: Dist. Court of Appeals, 2nd Dist. 1999. He is a Distinguished Expert with a handgun. Gary has been Awarded the Life Saver Award from the Rotary Club of Sarasota and also recognized for saving a life by the Sarasota Police Department. He is a Board Member of Healthy Start of Sarasota. The National Trial Lawyers has named him to the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers.”

Stetson University College of Law
J.D. (1993) | Law
Honors: Best Oralist Freshman Moot Court
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Professional Experience
Of Counsel
Jodat Law Group, PA
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Articles & Publications
Illegitimate Children Gain Rights in Wrongful Death
Pinellas County Review
Speaking Engagements
Pre-Injury Release on Behalf of Minor Child, Florida Legal Updates Seminare, Sarasota, FL
Jodat Law Group, PA
People's Choice Award Favorite Attorney
Bradenton Herald
Voted Best Attorney
1st Place Law Firm - Manatee Readers Choice Award
Herald Tribune
Voted Best Law Firm
Reader's Choice Award - Law Firm
Venice Gondolier
Top Law Firm
Citizen's Award of Merit
Sarasota Police Department
Awarded for Saving a Person's Life
Life Saver Award
Rotary Club of Sarasota
Awarded for saving a person's life
Professional Associations
Florida Justice Association
Eagle Member
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Manasota Trial Lawyers Board
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Federal Circuit
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
  • English: Spoken, Written
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4315 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609
Telephone: (813) 225-7200