Louis B. (Buck) Vocelle, Jr.

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Vero Beach, FL

Vocelle & Berg, LLP
 | 3333 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: 772-562-8111
Fax: 772-562-2870
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Louis B. (Buck) Vocelle Jr. is a personal injury attorney at Vocelle & Berg, LLP, in Vero Beach, Florida. Mr. Vocelle has over 30 years of experience representing injury victims in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, defective products, slip-and-fall accidents and catastrophic injuries. He also has experience with business disputes, construction disputes and trust and estate litigation.

    Over the course of his decades in practice, Mr. Vocelle has successfully recovered millions of dollars in complex personal injury cases through settlements and verdicts. He holds business litigation and civil trial certifications from the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education and is a certified mediator and circuit court arbitrator for the Supreme Court of Florida.

    Mr. Vocelle has served in numerous leadership roles and positions for the Florida Bar and the Florida Bar Board of Governors. He is an active member of the Indian River County Bar Association, the Florida Justice Association, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the American College Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

    Additionally, Mr. Vocelle is a member of the trial lawyers’ section of the Florida Bar and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is AV Preeminent* rated by Martindale-Hubbell and included on the Florida Trend magazine’s “Legal Elite” list.

    Mr. Vocelle earned a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and went on to graduate cum laude from Florida State University College of Law. He holds licenses to practice law before all Florida state courts, 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.

    *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
    • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Business Litigation
    • 10%Insurance Coverage
    • 10%Construction Litigation: Business

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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

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    About Louis Vocelle, Jr.

    Admitted: 1982, Florida

    Professional Webpage: https://www.vocelleberg.com/attorney/vocelle-louis-buck-jr/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Alpha Sigma Phi
    • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell  
    • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite-Top Lawyers in Florida (2009, 2012)
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Moot Court Team, Florida State University College of Law
    • Super Lawyers of Florida, 2005-Present
    • Order of Barristers, Florida State University College of Law

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Civil Circuit Mediator  
    • Business Litigation, Florida Bar, 1996
    • Board Certified Civil Trial lawyer, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education.  Board Certified Business Litigator, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education. Certified Circuit Court Arbitrator, Supreme Court of Florida.

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Florida Bar, 1982
    • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)  
    • Florida Bar, Board of Legal Specialization and Education Executive Committee: 2006 – 2010, Special Counsel, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education 2010 – 2011, Code & Rules of Evidence Committee 2011-Present
    • Florida Bar Board of Governors, Constitutional Revision Committee (Article III and Article V), Florida Bar Speakers’ Bureau, Grievance Mediation Committee
    • Florida Bar Board of Governors, Professional Ethics Committee (1995-1997), Wills, Trusts and Estate Certificate Committee (1995), Aviation Law Committee (1998), Aviation Law Certification Committee (1997), Civil Procedure Rules Committee (1999), Civil Trial Law Certification Committee (1998)
    • Florida Bar Board of Governors, Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee (1998-2003), Mediation Committee (1998), Special Committee on Insurance Practices (Vice-Chairman) (1999-2000), Special Commission on Insurance Practices II (2001-2002)
    • Florida Bar Board of Governors, Certification Plan Appeals Committee (Chairman) (1996-2000, 2002-2003)
    • Florida Bar Board of Governors, Disciplinary Review Committee (1995, 1998), Communications Committee (2002), Rules Committee (1996), Judicial Evaluation Committee (1996)
    • Florida Bar Board of Governors, Board Review Committee on Professional Ethics and Advertising (1995, 1997, 1999, 2000), 2010 to 2011
    • Florida Bar, Board of Governors, 1995 to 2003
    • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, Special Counsel, 2010 to 2011
    • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, Chair, 2009 to 2010
    • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, 2004 to 2010
    • Indian River County Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • American Justice Association
    • Florida Justice Association
    • American College of Barristers
    • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers’ Section
    • FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS: 1995 - 2003 Board of Governors Committees: Board Review Committee on Professional Ethics and Advertising (1995, 1997, 1999, 2000) Certification Plan Appeals Committee (Chairman) (1996-2000, 2002-2003) Disciplinary Review Committee (1995, 1998) Communications Committee (2002) Rules Committee (1996) Judicial Evaluation Committee (1996) Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee (1998-2003) Mediation Committee (1998) Special Committee on Insurance Practices (Vice-Chairman) (1999-2000)Special Commission on Insurance Practices II  (2001-2002 )Constitutional Revision Committee (Article III and Article V)Florida Bar Speakers' Bureau Grievance Mediation Committee - Florida Bar Board of Governors Liaison: Professional Ethics Committee (1995-1997) Wills, Trusts and Estate Certificate Committee (1995)Aviation Law Committee (1998 )Aviation Law Certification Committee (1997) Civil Procedure Rules Committee (1999) Civil Trial Law Certification Committee (1998) - FLORIDA BAR SECTIONS AND ACTIVITIES: The Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee: 1984-1995; 2003 - 2004 Indian River County Bar Association Pro Bono Chairman: 1985 -1987 Florida Rural Legal Services Board of Directors: 1986 -1987 Chairman of The Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee: 1988-1990 The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Board of Governors: 1989-1990 Supreme Court Judicial Management Council of Florida: 1989 - 2003 Chairman of The Florida Bar 19th Judicial Circuit Nominating Committee: 1993 -1994 19th Judicial Circuit of Florida Grievance Committee B: 1993 -1995; 2004 - Present Designated Reviewer-19th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee: 1995 - 2003 Business Litigation Certification Committee: 2003 - 2004 Board of Legal Specialization and Education: 2004 - 2010, Chairman 2009-2010 - Present BAR ADMISSIONS: Florida: 10/29/82 United States District Court, Middle District of Florida: 12/2/82United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit:  6/16/83United States District Court, Southern District of Florida General Bar:  11/22/83 Supreme Court of the United States:  2/24/86 United States District Court, Southern District of Florida Trial Bar:  3/10/89  

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Award Recipient: 1986 Indian River County Bar Association Pro Bono Chairman: 1985 -1987 Florida Rural Legal Services Board of Directors: 1986 -1987 Indian River County Volunteer Ambulance Squad, Board of Directors: 1984-1986 President of Indian River County Volunteer Ambulance Squad: 1985 -1986 Indian River Community College Foundation, Board of Directors: 1988-1996 Rotary International Assistant Scout Leader, Boy Scout Troop #567, Vero Beach, FL: 1998-2001 Indian River Academy Charter School, Board of Directors (2000) Angel Flight - Volunteer Pilot: 2000 - Present Air Lifeline - Volunteer Pilot: 2000 - Present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • PUBLICATIONS: "Offers of Judgment, Demands for Judgment and Offers of Settlement:  Who's on First?" The Florida Bar Journal, March 1988. OUTLINES AND LECTURES PRESENTED: May 19 - 20, 1988:The Rules (and Gamesmanship) for Successful use of Offers of Settlement and Judgment, Demands for Judgment and Offers of Settlement, Sponsor, The Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar, Lecture and Outline, Presented, May 19, 1988, Miami, Florida, May 20, 1988, Tampa, Florida: March 19, 1991, Bridge the Gap-Discipline and Ethics, Lecture and Outline, Sponsored by The Young Lawyers Division, The Florida Bar, presented West Palm Beach, Florida. June 26, 1992, Ethics Seminar: Avoiding Grievance and Malpractice Liability-Hot Topics in Ethics, Lecture, and Outline, Seminar Sponsor, The Florida Bar, presented Orlando, Florida. August 17, 1995, Basic Commercial Litigation - Selected Issues on Ethics and Professionalism in Litigation, Outline prepared jointly with Martin Earl Rice, Seminar Sponsor, The Florida Bar, presented Miami, Florida. April 21, 1996, Current Issues for the General, Solo and Small Firm Practitioner - Personal Injury Litigation for the General Practitioner; Commercial Litigation for the General Practitioner; Hot Topics in Ethics: A Practitioner's View-Next Stop Malpractice Liability, Seminar Sponsor, The Florida Bar - General Practice Section, Lecture and Outline presented Cancun, Mexico. July 1, 1997 Professionalism, The Public and You, Sponsor, 19th Judicial Circuit Bench-Bar Committee, Panel Discussion Member, Port St. Lucie, Florida. April 27 - 28, 2000 Basic Commercial Litigation - Selected Issues on Ethics and Professionalism in Litigation, Lecture, Outline prepared jointly with Martin Earl Rice, Esquire, Seminar Sponsor, The Florida Bar, presented Miami, Florida,  April 27, 2000, and Tampa, Florida, April 28, 2000, Exploring Our British Connections - An Excursion Seminar, Lecture only.  Selected Topics on Ethics and Litigation for the General Practitioner, London, England, July 1, 2002, MASTERS IN TRIAL - A Trial Demonstration in an Automotive Product Liability Case from Opening statements to Jury Deliberations. Participant and Panel Member (Cross-Examination of the Plaintiff). Sponsor, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Knoxville, TN, September 19, 2008, Offers of Judgment, Demands for Judgment and Offers of Settlement: Who's on First?, Florida Bar Journal, 1988
    • MASTERS IN TRIAL - A Trial Demonstration in an Automotive Product Liability Case from Opening statements to Jury Deliberations. Participant and Panel Member (Cross-Examination of the Plaintiff), American Board of Trial Advocates, 2008

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Florida Eye Institute v Minotty $8,5000,000
    •   $8,501,000 ($6,501,000 in actual damages and $2,500,000 in punitive damages) jury verdict in a shareholders' derivative lawsuit between physicians in a medical and surgical practice. $1,203,500 ($803,500 in actual damages and $400,000 in punitive damages) jury verdict in a lawsuit involving claims of invasion of privacy and illegal interception of communications. $1,575,000 settlement for an electrical superintendent injured on a construction site with resulting low back and hip surgeries.  

    Educational Background:

    • Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, B.A. in Political Science - 05/1978  

    Industry Groups

    • Construction
    • Insurance
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    3333 20th Street
    Vero Beach, FL 32960

    Phone: 772-562-8111

    Fax: 772-562-2870

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