Spohrer & Dodd, P.L.
701 West Adams Street
First  Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32204

Tel: 904.309.6500
Direct: 904.208.4361
Fax: 904.309.6501




Skype: barryenewman


E-Mail Me

Board Certified

The U.S. Supreme Court
The Florida Courts
Middle District of Florida
 Northern District of Florida
Southern District of Florida
Western District of Michigan 
 District of Colorado 

Special Admissions: 

Western District of Oklahoma
Arizona Federal Court
Delaware Federal Court
 Connecticut Federal Court  
New Mexico Federal Court
 Kansas Federal Court
Southern District of New York
Southern District of California 
District of Minnesota


Commercial Pilot:
Single & Multi-Engine
Airplane & Helicopter Rated
Instrument Rated
Former Member:
Jacksonville Sheriffs Aviation Unit
& Angel Flight




:Airborne Law Enforcement 
Lectured police pilots on Safety and Legal topics in Orlando (2013) and Phoenix (2014) National Conventions.


American Bar Association
Litigation Seminar
New York City (2013)

American Bar Association
TIPS Aviation
Demonstrative Evidence
Washington, D.C. (2016)

Lawyer Pilots Bar Assn.  
Litigating Federal Tort Claims

(2013) Whistler B.C.  

Aviation Seminar

(2017) Boston

Adjunct Law Professor:


Aviation Law


©2017 by
Barry E. Newman



Barry E. Newman                                                                                       Board Certified Attorney 


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I help catastrophically
injured people

I have helped my clients recover more than $35 Million Dollars from the most well-defended governments, corporations and insurers in the world.  If you've been catastrophically injured, or have lost a loved one due to someone else's carelessness, you need my experience.



Trial Tested

Your choice of attorneys can significantly impact the value of your claim. Your opponents know who is competent to try a case and who isn't. My multi-million dollar trial verdicts reflect tenacity and put insurers on notice that I can and will try your case.



You get "Me"

I limit myself to only a few cases so I can provide personal attention. My clients have my cell number and are never charged for my time.  I use a team of qualified experts and staff. But, I still get my own hands dirty so that I do not overlook critical evidence.


Recognized Expertise


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The national media often relies on me to provide expert commentary on  significant legal issues.  I was recently interviewed by a New York CNN affiliate for its exposť on air traffic control negligence. 



Board Certified

I am one of only 37 to earn Board Certification in the field of Aviation Law in the State of Florida. Only Board Certified attorneys may claim this expertise. 



Perfect Ratings

With an Avvo 10/10 and a Martindale-Hubbell  5/5 "Preeminent" I hold the highest peer and client ratings an attorney can earn in the United States. 


No Fee unless you win!

If your case involves a claim for loss, injury or damages resulting from a catastrophic injury or death you pay NO costs or fees unless you recover.


Global Reach

If injured abroad, I can help. I have assisted my clients seek justice in foreign courts. At right, in 2016, I  was in trial in the High Court of Kenya in Nairobi, Kenya for a client injured there.


Free Guides
Car Crash Tips
Pilot Legal Tips


What my
clients say!

Barry is an exceptional attorney. My late husband's Estate was the defendant in an aviation wrongful death lawsuit. Barry, an aviator himself, has the background to understand the pilot's required skill set and the aircrafts operating systems. He explained the legal process in a manner that allowed me to understand and feel confident, personally answered my questions and never wavered in his resolve under difficult circumstances. He defended my husband's reputation and honor, which was most important to me, and ultimately the trial ended in final judgment for the defendant. He did more than just his job-- he had my back and defended my future.

                 -- Misky H


Auto & Trucking


Aircraft Mishaps

& Bicycle

Boat Accidents


& Premises



Product Defects


DUI crashes
Claims against Taverns

Jet Ski accidents

Cruise ship accidents

Motorcycle crashes

ATV accidents

Workplace accidents

Construction sites

Negligent Security

Dangerous premises
Defective Products

Dangerous Drugs  
Bad Medical Devices 
Medical Negligence
Slip & Falls
Vicious Animal Attacks



International Claims:

Airline Injuries
Maritime Injuries 










Accidents involving:

Automobiles & Trucks
DUI crashes & Claims against Taverns

Airplane and Airline Accidents
Boating & Cruise ships

Motorcycles, Bicycles & ATVs

Workplace Injuries

Construction sites

Dangerous premises
Defective Products

Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices 
Medical Negligence
Slip & Falls
Negligent Security

Unsecured Vicious Animals 


International Claims:

Airline Injuries
Maritime Injuries