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


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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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Pedestrian & Bicycle Claims

Between 2004 and 2014, more than 46,000 pedestrians were fatally injured in the U.S. In Jacksonville alone there were 379 fatalities and, in 2016, there were more than 15,000 injury-producing pedestrian accidents here. Distracted and/or intoxicated  drivers are more often the cause. 

Under Florida law, pedestrians (and bicyclists, skateboarders) are required to comply with traffic control devices and rules, but  motorists are generally obligated to yield to them.  There are many circumstances that can affect these rules

You should trust your claim to an attorney with experience. I have litigated and tried pedestrian accidents.



In one case, where the police, witnesses and truck driver all blamed the pedestrian, I recovered ten times the offer made to another lawyer after finding that the driver failed to follow his company's rules and was backing with a broken back-up camera.


In another, I was able to prove to a Florida Jury that the driver with a green traffic light was at fault because she was likely texting and speeding at the time the pedestrian was struck.


If you have been injured as a pedestrian, bicyclist or even a skateboarder, please contact me to discuss your options.

















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