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Spohrer & Dodd, P.L.
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76 S. Laura St. #1701

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Direct: 904.208.4361
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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 
High Court of Kenya at Nairobi
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


2018 by
Barry E. Newman

 Barry E. Newman                                                           
          Board Certified Attorney 

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Workplace Accidents




In Florida, injured workers are typically barred from "suing" their employer in most circumstances and are limited to filing a claim under the  Workers Compensation system. Rarely, an employer can be sued if their conduct is intentional or they fail to secure workers compensation coverage.  There are also strict requirements governing those employing construction workers or subcontractors. 


Under the workers compensation system, injured employees who report their accident are entitled to roughly 66% of their wages while out of work and to have their medical bills paid. Damages for pain & suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and inconvenience are not recoverable under the workers compensation system.


However, our investigations sometimes find that a defective product contributed to cause a workplace injury, or that another entity or person may be responsible for a worker's damages.


We can investigate the facts to determine your legal rights outside of the workers compensation system and can help you retain a qualified and competent workers compensation attorney.




My client, a painter, fell down an open elevator shaft under construction. Though the law requires such things to be safely barricaded, the shaft was left open. I was able to establish that the client was not to blame for this accident and made a recovery for him so that he could feed his family.






If you have been injured in an workplace accident, 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