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

Tel: 904.309.6500
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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

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

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


American Bar Assn.
Litigation Seminar
Ethical Implications of witness preparation
New York City (2013)  

American Bar Assn.
TIPS Aviation
Demonstrative Evidence

Washington, D.C. (2016)

Lawyer Pilots Bar Assn.  
Litigating Federal Tort Claims

(2013) Whistler B.C.  

Adjunct Law Professor:


Aviation Law















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Barry E. Newman


Barry E. Newman                                                                                       Board Certified Attorney 


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Wrongful Death




The law treats fatal accidents differently than injury claims. The time limit for bringing a claim may be very short and the law strictly limits who may recover. If the accident involved an aircraft, boat, medical mistake or was caused by the government, they become even more complex.   


A traumatic death also causes very different grief.  Unlike an illness, not having the opportunity to say goodbye can elevate the pain of the loss.  As an advocate with extensive experience handling death claims, I provide the additional support and compassion that my clients need to get through the process.



I have extensive experience trying Wrongful Death claims in the state and federal courts arising out of transportation accidents.


If you have been injured in an accident involving the government, 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