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Robert F. Spohrer

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Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Jacksonville, FL

Spohrer Dodd
76 S. Laura Street, Suite 1701
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904-659-9054
Fax: 904-309-6501
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 1974
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Aviation and Aerospace, Health Care, Insurance Coverage
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A highly regarded attorney for over 40 years, Robert F. Spohrer is a partner at Spohrer Dodd. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, he currently focuses his practice on medical malpractice, aviation accidents and other types of personal injury cases, and he furnishes representation to clients throughout the state. Mr. Spohrer is certified as a specialist in civil trial law as well as aviation law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization & Education.

Mr. Spohrer has won several cases that have been widely covered by international media stations, including 60 Minutes, NPR, 20/20, and The Washington Post. He has obtained settlements upward of $100 million for his clients.

Mr. Spohrer's superior track record has not gone unnoticed by his fellow attorneys, and they have awarded him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, he has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America, and he has been listed as Lawyer of the Year by the Jacksonville Daily Record. He has also been named one of the Top 100 Plaintiff Trial Attorneys in the U.S. by the Inner Circle of Advocates.

Mr. Spohrer attended the Saint Louis University School of Law, graduating with his Juris Doctor in 1974. Admitted to practice in Florida, Mr. Spohrer is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 11th circuits. Outside of his practice, he has served the community as a part of the board of directors of the Jacksonville Port Authority, a chair of Hands on Jacksonville and as a part of the North Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America.


*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10%Aviation and Aerospace
  • 10%Health Care
  • 10%Insurance Coverage
Focus Areas

Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Aviation, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff, Nursing Home, Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022

About Robert F. Spohrer

First Admitted: 1974, Florida

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Former Member of Board of Directors Jacksonville Port Authority
  • Boy Scouts of America, North Florida Council
  • Former Chair of Handson Jacksonville
  • Former Chair of Board of Directors Southern Legal Counsel
  • Former Member of Board of Directors Jacksonville Area Legal Aid

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Adjunct Faculty in Trial Advocacy Florida Coastal School of Law
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Trial Academy Boot Camp, Presented "Cross Examination" (November 2019)
  • 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
  • Mock Trial Coach Florida Coastal School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States District Courts, Florida (Middle, Northern & Southern Districts)
  • Florida Bar, Chair Trial Lawyers Executive Council
  • Member International Society of Barristers, Invitation only association of trial attorneys
  • Fellow American Board of Trial Attorneys, Past Chair, Jacksonville Chapter
  • Fellow International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Global association of trial attorneys
  • Member Inner Circle of Advocates
  • Florida Bar
  • Pro Hac Admissions to multiple state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals 11th Circuit


  • , Florida Justice Association BJ Masterson Award for Professionalism
  • , Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year - Insurance Law, 2019
  • , Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2021
  • , Lawdragon 500 Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, 2019
  • , Florida Legal Elite - Civil Trial, 2019
  • , Florida Super Lawyer, 2006 - 2020
  • , Martindale Hubbell 5.0 Rating
  • , Fla Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite
  • , Servant Leader Award- Hands on Jacksonville
  • , Jax ABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • , Florida Justice Association Crystal Eagle Award
  • , Lawyer of the Year-Jacksonville Daily Record

Special Licenses/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


  • “While he has excellent judgment and never makes meritless arguments, Bob is not afraid to take very difficult cases to try to make new law.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Robert F. Spohrer

76 S. Laura Street
Suite 1701
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Phone: 904-659-9054

Fax: 904-309-6501

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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