Scott D. Sheftall

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Jacksonville, FL

Sheftall & Associates
 | One Independent Dr, Suite 3201
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904-647-2296
Fax: 904-379-6871
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2011
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Scott D. Sheftall is an attorney and the founder of The Law Offices of Sheftall & Associates in Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Sheftall focuses his practice on the areas of personal injury, wrongful death and business litigation law. One of his particular areas of focus is defamation (libel and slander).

Mr. Sheftall has more than 42 years of experience and represents clients throughout the state of Florida in serious personal injury, wrongful death or other catastrophes. He has a wide range of experience resolving complex commercial disputes, nationally and internationally.

Admitted to practice in Florida since 1977, Mr. Sheftall is also licensed before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. He graduated from Davidson College with a bachelor’s degree and earned his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He also studied international trade law at Trinity College Cambridge.

Mr. Sheftall has received several honors for his accomplishments, including receiving a rating of AV Preeminent*, the highest possible, from the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell. He ihas been continuously board certified in civil trial law by the Florida Bar since 1988. He has been inducted as a Fellow of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the International Society of Barristers.

Mr. Sheftall has been featured in many publications, including Jacksonville magazine and Attorney-At-Law Magazine. In addition, he has been named as one of “northeast Florida’s top attorney’s”. The South Florida Legal Guide also named him one of the “top attorneys in South Florida.” Recently, Mr. Sheftall was selected by his peers as one of the "Top 100 Plaintiff's Peronsal Injury Lawyers" in Florida.

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (60%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Personal Injury - Defense

Business Litigation (30%)

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Personal Injury - Defense, Litigation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2011

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About Scott Sheftall

Admitted: 1977, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://sheftalllaw.com/scott-d-sheftall/

Honors/Awards:

  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • Board Cerified Lawyers, Jacksonville's Legal Elite, Jacksonville Magazine, 2017
  • Each year at the Duval County Courthouse, Mr. Sheftall poses as George Washington to educate Duval County schoolchidren about our Constitutional heritage as Americans and the importance of the Bill of Rights to our system of ordered liberty. The schoolchildren dress in costumes provided by Mr. Sheftall as they portray the Founding Fathers, debate the value of our individual liberties and swear allegiance to the Constitution., ABOTA Bill of Rights Symposium
  • Florida “Super Lawyer” in litigation categories every year, since 2006
  • “Area Board Certified Attorneys”, Jacksonville Magazine
  • Peer approved and selected., One of “America’s Top 100 Lawyers”, America's Top 100 Lawyers, 2019
  • Peer approved and selected., “Top Attorneys in South Florida”, South Florida Legal Guide, 2016
  • “AV Preeminent”, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Peer approved and selected., One of “Northeast Florida’s Top Attorneys”, Jacksonville Magazine, 2019

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Specialist (B.C.S.) in Civil Trial Law, Florida Bar

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1977
  • Florida, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1983

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • ABOTA Seventh Amendment Symposium. Mr. Sheftall poses as George Washington each year and presents a program to Duval County School children to educate and inspire them about the Bill of Rights. Mr. Sheftall asks selected children to dress in costumes he provides so that they may portray Founding Fathers as they discuss and debate the value of ordered liberty embodied in the Constitution. He presents all the children with personal copies of the Constitution and asks that they sign them to pledge their support of the Bill of Rights and of liberty in America. 

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Expert Witness,” Chapter 12, Florida Civil Trial Practice, Florida Bar, 4th ed. (1990), 5th ed. (1998), 6th ed. (2001), 7th ed. (2005)
  • Orders and Judgements,” Chapter 20, Florida Civil Trial Practice, Florida Bar, 4th ed. (1990), 5th ed. (1998), 6th ed. (2001), 7th ed. (2005)

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Medical Malpractice Settlement ($200,000), 2019
  • Medical Malpractice Settlement ($937,500), 2019
  • Defamation Settlement ($750,000) , 2018
  • Personal Injury Settlement (Broken Ankle) ($360,000) , 2017
  • Legal Malpractice Settlement ($2.75 million) , 2017
  • Defamation Settlement ($300,000) , 2017
  • Auto/Pedestrian Accident Settlement ($2 million policy limits) , 2018
  • Medical Malpractice Settlement ($533,000), 2019
  • Medical Malpractice Settlement ($490,000) , 2018

Educational Background:

  • Davidson College, B.A., 1973
  • Trinity College, University of Cambridge, Course of Study: International Trade Law, 1975
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Office Location for Scott D. Sheftall

One Independent Dr
Suite 3201
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Phone: 904-647-2296

Fax: 904-379-6871

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Last Updated: 9/28/2019

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