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
Fax: 941-979-9250
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

Attorney James D. Gordon, III, is the President and Managing Partner at Frohlich, Gordon & Beason, P.A., in Port Charlotte, Florida. Mr. Gordon focuses his practice on personal injury law, serving clients in Charlotte, Sarasota, and Lee Counties. He helps victims of car and motorcycle accidents, slip/trip and fall accidents, and many other types of negligent behavior that causes harm.

Mr. Gordon has over 18 years of legal experience. Over his time as a personal injury attorney, he has secured significant amounts in settlements and verdicts for Florida residents, resulting in membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization whose membership includes only those lawyers who have secured a million+ dollar settlement or verdict in an individual case.

Additionally, Mr. Gordon received the highest rating possible, AV Preeminent*, from Martindale-Hubbell, a peer-reviewed lawyer rating service that utilizes the input of other lawyers and judges to evaluate the legal abilities and ethical standards of lawyers.  Mr. Gordon has also been recognized by Florida Trend magazine by including him on their “Legal Elite” list. 

Mr. Gordon is active in both the legal field and the local community through participation in various organizations and leadership roles. He is a member of the Charlotte County Bar Association, the Florida Bar and the Florida Justice Association. He is a graduate of Leadership Charlotte and a former president of Leadership North Port.  He also serves on the board of directors for Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity and Sarasota Suncoast Academy.  For his leadership qualities and community involvement, Mr. Gordon was selected as a fellow in the inaugural Florida Bar Leadership Academy, an honor earned by fewer than 100 lawyers in the entire state of Florida.

Before beginning his legal career, Mr. Gordon graduated with honors from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in history. He went on to earn his law degree from Florida State University College of Law. He holds a license to practice law before all Florida state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

*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
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents


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Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2015

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Admitted: 2002, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.fgblawfirm.com/our-attorneys/james-d-gordon/


  • 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
  • Leadership North Port, President, 2016-2017
  • Leadership Charlotte, Member, 2005
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a lawyer rating service
  • Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine
  • Included in the Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list by Law and Politics Magazine
  • "Rising Star" by Law and Politics Magazine
  • Member of the Top 100 Civil Trial Lawyers in the south Florida region., Member, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • "Super Lawyers", 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida Bar, Member
  • Member, Charlotte County Bar, 2020
  • U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted - Florida Bar, 2002
  • Chairman, Twentieth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, 2013
  • Admitted - U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • Member - Southwest Florida Trial Lawyers Association, 2020
  • Vice Chair, Twentieth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, 2012
  • Eagle Member, Florida Justice Association, 2020
  • Admitted - United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Fellow, Florida Bar Leadership Academy, 2013

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chairperson, Florida Bar Grievance Committee in Charlotte County, 2013
  • North Port Youth Soccer League, Coach, 2020
  • Sarasota Suncoast Academy, Board Member
  • Member, Sierra Club
  • Board Member of Suncoast Academy, 2020
  • President of the Board of Directors, Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity, 2015
  • Member of Leadership North Port, 2016


  • $450,000 post-verdict settlement of soft tissue injury injury car crash case., 2020
  • $800,000 premises liability settlement., 2020
  • $1,350,000.00 settlement in premises liability case., 2017
  • $850,000 settlement in motorcycle accident case, 2017
  • $1,310,000.00 settlement in motor vehicle crash case, 2015
  • $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
  • $350,000.00 settlement in pedestrian/motor vehicle crash case, 2015
  • $461,927.86 verdict in contested liability motor vehicle crash. Including taxable cost recovery, aggregate judgment exceeded $500,000.00.  Defendant's pre-suit settlement offer was $0, 2014
  • $700,000.00 settlement in motor vehicle crash case, 2014
  • $325,000.00 settlement in pedestrian/motor vehicle crash case, 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

Educational Background:

  • 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

Fax: 941-979-9250

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Last Updated: 11/23/2020

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