Joseph L. Amos Jr
Joseph L. Amos Jr

About Joseph L. Amos Jr.:

Joe Amos is a shareholder with the firm. Since 1990 he has concentrated his practice in the areas related to catastrophic loss, personal injury, professional and product liability, bad faith claims and insurance disputes, and business litigationPart of his practice also includes mediation/dispute resolution and CE teaching.

This year Joe was re-appointed to the Florida Supreme Court’s Standard Civil Jury Instructions Committee, and in 2010 was invited to join ABOTA, where he currently serves as President. Since 2012 (years 2012 through 2017), he has been named one of Florida’s “Best Lawyers” in several areas.

Joe is a University of Florida graduate, undergrad and law school. He is active in local Bar activities, is former President of the Legal Aid Society, and serves as a current Legal Aid trustee.

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Location Orlando, FL
Location 407-843-2111
Location 407-422-1080
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Year Joined Firm

  • 1990

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury/Professional Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution/Mediation
  • Commercial/Business Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Contract Dispute Litigation
  • Professional Liability

Litigation Percentage

  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1990

Education

  1. University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 1990
    • Honors: Chairman, Moot Court Team
    • Honors: Fellow, Appellate Advocacy Teaching
  2. University of Florida
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Published Works

  • "Florida's Joint and Several Liability Law: Through the Thicket", (Co-Author), Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar The Advocate, No. 2, Vol. 34, February, 2004
  • "Dealing With Pro Se Litigants (and Others) Professionally", The Briefs, Orange County Bar Association, December, 1997
  • "Keeping Watch: When Attorneys Use Paralegals", The Briefs, Orange County Bar Association, December, 1996
  • "Advanced Technology and Tort Law: Achieving Responsible, Reasonable Standards", Defense Counsel Journal, No.2., Vol. 58, April, 1991

Representative Clients

  • AMC Theatres
  • American Campus Communities
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • CNA Insurance Companies
  • Jacuzzi Brands, Inc.
  • Kiewit Construction
  • Loews Resorts & Hotels
  • Modern Plumbing, Inc.
  • Northbridge Insurance/Canada
  • OneBeacon/CGU Insurance
  • Schoolfield Properties, Inc.
  • Scotts Companies/Miracle-Gro
  • Stetson University
  • Sunbeam Products, Inc.
  • Seminole County School Board
  • Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

Classes/Seminars

  • Aim High: Ethics and Professionalism in Claims Handling, October 2013, FLA Conference
  • Professional Practicum: Ethics, Standards and Civility in Claims Handling, 2011
  • Florida Civil Jury Instructions/Update, 2010
  • The Law of Jury Selection and The Ethics of Voir Dire, 2006
  • The Malpractice Defense Team: Roles, Rules & Responsibilities, AALNC Annual Conference, 2002
  • Nursing Homes - An Industry in Crisis (Defending the Home: Legal Issues and Realities)
  • Preventive Medicine: Issues and Suggestions for Pro-Active Approach to Florida Nursing Home Litigation
  • Survey & Overview of Civil Litigation: Defending Claims and Asserting Rights
  • Adjunct Professor, UCF-AALNC Certification Program
  • Adjunct Professor, Rollins College
  • Adjunct Professor, Valencia Community College

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell's "AV" Rating
  • Best Lawyers in America, Professional Malpractice Law Defense, 2012 - 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, Professional Malpractice Law Plaintiffs, 2012 - 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2012 - 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation Defense, 2012 - 2017
  • The Florida Bar President’s Pro-Bono Service Award; 2014
  • Judge J.C. “Jake” Stone, Legal Aid Society Distinguished Service Award/Legal Aid Society of Orange County; 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Supreme Court, Civil Jury Instruction Committee, 2007 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Legal Aid Society of Central Florida, President, 2002 - 2003
  • Legal Aid Society of Central Florida, Trustee
  • Courthouse Committee, Chairman, 1996
  • Law Week, Chairman, 1995
  • Professionalism Committee
  • Federal & State Trial Practice Committee
  • The Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section, Member, 1992 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation, Tort and Insurance Sections, Member
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Leadership Orlando/Orlando Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Central Florida Chapter, 2010 - Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Upsilon
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Blue Key

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