James D. Gordon, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Port Charlotte, FL

Frohlich, Gordon & Beason, P.A.
 | 18401 Murdock Circle, Ste. C
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Phone: 941-979-9010
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff,
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (0%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (0%)
Attorney Profile

James D. Gordon III is a founding attorney at the Port Charlotte law firm of Frohlich, Gordon & Beason, P.A. Mr. Gordon focuses his practice on assisting clients from Charlotte County and throughout surrounding Southwest Florida communities who are victims of negligence, by representing their interests in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, automobile negligence and general negligence.

Mr. Gordon began his legal career in 2002 after earning his law degree from Florida State University College of Law and his admission to the Florida Bar. Since beginning his career, Mr. Gordon has focused entirely on protecting the rights of victims of negligence, which has allowed him to gain extensive knowledge and experience in that field. This knowledge, combined with his skill as a trial lawyer and his dedication to obtaining justice for his clients, has resulted in Mr. Gordon being recognized as a pre-eminent attorney throughout the area. He has been repeatedly recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer Rising Star, and was also selected as a Fellow for the inaugural class of the Florida Bar's Leadership Academy.

However, Mr. Gordon's dedication is not limited to his work for his clients, as he is also an active member of his local community. He is a long-time member of the Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors and presently serves as its President. Mr. Gordon also coaches multiple teams in the North Port Youth Soccer Association each season, and regularly volunteers in the youth department at Sarasota Suncoast Community Church.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Civil Litigation (0%)

Personal Injury - Products (0%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2015

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About James Gordon, III

Admitted: 2002, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.fgblawfirm.com/Attorneys/James-D-Gordon-Iii.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Member of the Top 100 Civil Trial Lawyers in the south Florida region., Member, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Membership in the Forum requires the recovery of $1,000,000 or more, by settlement or verdict, on a single case., Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2016
  • "Super Lawyers", 2015
  • "Rising Star" by Law and Politics Magazine

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Charlotte County Bar, 2016
  • Member - Southwest Florida Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Eagle Member, Florida Justice Association, 2016
  • Fellow, Florida Bar Leadership Academy, 2013
  • Chairman, Twentieth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, 2013
  • Vice Chair, Twentieth Judical Circuit Grievance Committee, 2012
  • Admitted - Florida Bar
  • Admitted - United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Admitted - U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member of Suncoast Academy, 2016
  • Member of Leadership North Port, 2016
  • President of the Board of Directors, Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity, 2015
  • Chairperson, Florida Bar Grievance Committee in Charlotte County, 2013
  • Member, Sierra Club

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $400,000.00 settlement the day before trial was to begin in trucking accident case, Defendant's prior best offer was $75,000.00.00, 2015
  • $1,310,000.00 settlement in motor vehicle crash case, 2015
  • $350,000.00 settlement in pedestrian/motor vehicle crash case, 2015
  • $112,500.00 settlement in contested liability trip and fall case. The defendant declined to make any presuit settlement offer, 2014
  • $325,000.00 settlement in pedestrian/motor vehicle crash case, 2014
  • $700,000.00 settlement in motor vehicle crash case, 2014
  • $461,927.86 verdict in contested liability motor vehicle crash. Including taxable cost recovery, aggregate judgment exceeded $500,000.00.  Defendant's presuit settlement offer was $0, 2014
  • $50,000.00 verdict in soft tissue injury motor vehicle accident case. Verdict triggered entitlement to attorneys fees pursuant to a proposal for settlement resulting in a final judgment of $82,500.00. Defendant's highest settlement offer before trial was $15,000.00, 2013
  • $250,000.00 policy limits settlement in mild impact rear-end collision, 2012
  • $198,000.00 collective judgment in damages and attorney's fee award in breach of contract action. Judgment was against the corporation and its principal due to piercing the corporate veil. Defendants' highest offer before trial was $5,000.00, 2012
  • $275,000.00 recovery in bicycle accident with no surgical expenses, 2010
  • $60,000.00 recovery in motor vehicle accident involving soft tissue injuries only, 2010
  • $125,000.00 settlement in construction site accident case in which defendant was a fellow sub-contractor requiring proof of gross negligence, 2009
  • Order granting defendant client summary judgment in which plaintiff sought over $1,000,000.00 in damages pursuant to the Bert J. Harris Private Property Rights Act, 2009
  • $125,000.00 settlement in case involving motor vehicle accident caused by city police officer, 2009
  • $400,000.00+ recovery in damages judgment, attorney's fee judgment, and post-judgment settlement in undue influence case, 2008
  • $200,000.00 settlement in minor impact motor vehicle accident, 2007
  • $300,000.00 settlement in phantom vehicle, motorcycle accident with no surgical expenses, 2007

Educational Background:

  • Florida State University College of Law - J.D., 2002
  • Florida State University, B.A., 1997
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Office Location for James D. Gordon, III

18401 Murdock Circle
Ste. C
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Phone: 941-979-9010


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Last Updated: 2/15/2018

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