Jeffrey "JACK" Gordon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Tampa, FL

Maney | Gordon Trial Lawyers
 | 101 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1700
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-666-8710
Fax: 813-223-5920
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Consumer Law (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Jeffrey “Jack” Gordon is a highly skilled trial attorney who has been profiled among the TopLawyers© in the Bay Area by Tampa Bay Magazine and has twice been selected a Leading Attorney of the Southeastern United States in Forbes magazine. He has been se­lected for inclusion among Florida’s Legal Elite and recognized as one of the Top 100 SuperLawyers® in the state of Florida, and one of the Top 50 SuperLawyers® of Tampa Bay.

In 2016, 2017, and 2018, Mr. Gordon was named the #1 Medical Malpractice Lawyer by his peers in Tampa Magazine.

Four times Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar, Mr. Gordon is also certified by The National Board of Trial Advocacy as an expert in both Civil Trial Law and Civil Pre-trial Litigation. He is AV® rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

In 2017, Mr. Gordon earned National Board Certification as an expert in Medical Malpractice law by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. He is 1 of merely 17 lawyers in the State of Florida to have achieved this distinction.

Mr. Gordon earned a 2014 and 2015 National Litigator Award and is a Lifetime Member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum having achieved multiple seven figure jury verdicts and settlements. Mr. Gordon was honored in Florida Top Verdicts for having obtained the largest award in a lawsuit against a Dram Shop in 2011 (8.25 Million Dollars).  Most recently he obtained the largest award in a lawsuit involving a motorcycle accident in December of 2017 (14.95 Million Dollars). After jury selection and merely four days of testimony in what was expected to be a 10 day trial, GEICO executives at the corporate headquarters in Maryland authorized consent judgment before verdict.

In 2016, Mr. Gordon was elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2018 Edition).

Mr. Gordon concentrates his practice in representing individuals who have been injured, and families of relatives who have been killed, as a result of medical malpractice, motor vehicle negligence, and defective products.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (70%): Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Consumer Law (10%): Consumer Protection

Focus Areas

Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Consumer Protection

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Jeffrey Gordon

Admitted: 1990, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://fightnegligence.com/attorneys/jeffrey-gordon/

Honors/Awards:

  • Litigator Award, Trial Lawyers Board of Regents, 2014
  • Recognition, Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • Profiled, Top Verdicts, 2011
  • Named to Florida's Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine, 2011
  • Leading Attorneys of the Southeastern United States (Forbes Magazine), Goldline Research as published in Forbes Magazine, 2009
  • Top 50, Tampa Bay Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Selected among the Best Lawyers in the Bay Area by Tampa Bay Magazine. July/August issue, 2010
  • Chosen by The Legal News as among the top 3% of attorneys in the Nation, The Legal News, 2009
  • Named as Lifetime Member to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Trial Lawyers Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2015
  • Top 100, Florida Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Profiled in "No Case is Too Complex", Forbes Magazine, 2012
  • Rated AV Pre-eminent by Martindale Hubbell
  • Tampa's Top Rated Lawyers, The Tampa Tribune, 2014

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Medical Malpractice Law by the National Board of Professional Liability Attorneys., 2017
  • Board Certified as in Pre-Trial Litigation by the National Board of Civil Pre-Trial Practice Advocacy, 2012
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2011
  • Three times Board Certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in Civil Trial Law (2001; 2006; 2011)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1992 - 2015
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Florida
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1998 - 1998
  • Florida Bar Association, Member, 1990 - 2015
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, Member, 1992 - 2012
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Member, 1992 - 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • RIF (Reading is Fundamental); Animal Legal Defense Fund

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Mr. Gordon lectured to Florida lawyers on the subject of "Jury Analysis and Selection" during this annual seminar in June., Lecture, Civil Trial From Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2019
  • Mr. Gordon served as a featured speaker at this two-day seminar in March for Florida lawyers where he presented lecture on "Presentation of Evidence" and "Standing on Ethical Ground"., Speaker, Personal Injury from A to Z, NBI, 2019
  • September 2016.  Mr. Gordon spoke to Florida Lawyers on topics of Opening Statements and Direct Examination, Summation, and Jury Instructions during which time he lectured and provided exemplar strategies from his actual trial transcripts., Featured Speaker, Advanced Issues in Personal Injury Litigation, NBI, 2016
  • Mr. Gordon joined The Honorable Judge Gregory Holder and a panel of lawyers for this two-day seminar during which time he provided lecture on the topics of "Voir Dire and Strategic Use of Challenges"; "Influential Opening Statements That Make an Impact"; and "Closing Statements That Get Attention". July 2017, Faculty, Civil Trial: Everything You Need to Know, National Business Institute, NBI, 2017
  • Mr. Gordon lectured on evidentiary topics including "Proving Pain, Suffering and Other Damages"; and "Legal Ethics". June 2017, Lecturer, Auto Injury: How to Obtain Key Evidence and Get it Admitted, National Business Institute, NBI, 2017
  • Mr. Gordon lectured on topics of admissibility, authentication, and effective courtroom presentation for this full day seminar entitled "Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know".  June 2018, Lead Lecturer. National Business Institute., Lead Lecturer, Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know, NBI, 2018
  • August 2018. Mr. Gordon lectured to lawyers in Orlando, and the following week in Tampa, covering topics of Startegy, Evidence Presentation, and Trial of the Wrongful Death Case., Speaker, Wrongful Death Litigation: Start-to-Finish, National Business Institute, 2018
  • July 2018.  Mr. Gordon joined The Honorable Judge Rex Barbas and a panel of colleagues to provide continuing legal education to fellow lawyers on the subject of jury selection during which time he covered topics of civil rules, governing caselaw, and ethics., Lecturer, Voir Dire and Jury Selection, NBI, 2018
  • Newkirk v. Hannah: Collateral Source Set Off in the Age of No-Fault, Lawyer, Vol. 7, No. 2, 1996
  • Subjects of Lay and Expert Opinion, Scientific Evidence, and Evidentiary Privileges at the annual Florida Evidence Workshop for Florida Attorneys and Paralegals, Faculty Speaker, Foxmoor Continuing Education, 2015
  • "Essential Elements of Valuing the Personal Injury Claim"., Featured Speaker, NBI, 2015
  • June 2016.  Mr. Gordon served as speaker in this full day seminar attended by lawyers from counties throughout the State of Florida during which time he lectured and fielded questions on topics of Jury Selection, Presentation of Evidence, and Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses., Lead Lecturer, Advanced Trial Tactics, National Business Institute, 2016

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • After Mr. Gordon presented oral argument to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans in July 2019, the Court issued a 23 page opinion on August 28, 2019 vacating entry of Judgment as a Matter of Law by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi following jury trial in Gulfport, Mississippi in 2018.  MultiPlan, Inc. v Holland, No. 18-60514 (5th Cir. 2019).  Mr. Gordon successfully demonstrated that the physical therapy business had been victimized by a silent PPO scheme perpetrated by the health insurance companies, third-party administrators, and network access vendors.    , 2019

Educational Background:

  • Tulane University, B.A., English, 1986

Industry Groups

  • Academy Of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • American Board Of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
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Office Location for Jeffrey "JACK" Gordon

101 East Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 1700
Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: 813-666-8710

Fax: 813-223-5920

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Last Updated: 9/17/2019

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