Joseph L. Amos Jr
Joseph L. Amos Jr

About Joseph L. Amos Jr.:

Joe Amos is a shareholder with the firm and currently serves as managing partner. 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 litigation. Part of his practice also includes mediation/dispute resolution and CE teaching. In fact, Joe is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Civil Mediator.  Joe is appointed to the Florida Supreme Court’s Standard Civil Jury Instructions Committee, and in 2010 was invited to join ABOTA, where he served as local chapter President in 2017. Since 2012 (years 2012 through 2021), 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
Phone 407-843-2111
Fax 407-422-1080

Year Joined Firm

  • 1990

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury/Professional Liability/Risk Management
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution/Mediation
  • Commercial/Business Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Contract Dispute Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Presuit and Litigation “best practices”/Claims Handling, Risk Management and Resolution Strategies

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation and Trial

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator

Bar Admissions

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


  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 Construction Defect Statute Chapter 558 Legal Update 2020, December 2020
  • Construction Defect Cases - The Statute of Repose, December 2020
  • First-Party Bad Faith Claim and COVID-19, April 2020
  • COVID-19 Strikes Again...This Time in the Nation's Courthouses, April 2020
  • A "Quiet Restructuring" with Loud Implications for Florida County Courts, February 2020
  • Daubert Rides Again - Unreliable, Speculative Expert Opinions Still Don't Fly Under Daubert, January 2020
  • You Receive a First Party Civil Remedies Notice (CRN). What Now?, April 2019
  • "How Personal Counsel Can Assist You In Legal Cases," Fisher Rushmer Blog, August 2017
  • "You Do the Math! Learn How to Correctly Calculate Medical Costs in Personal Injury Cases," Fisher Rushmer Blog, January 2017
  • "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
  • CapSpecialty Financial Services, Inc.
  • Columbia Insurance Group
  • Jacuzzi Brands, Inc.
  • Kiewit Construction
  • MetLife/Metropolitan Casualty
  • Loews Resorts & Hotels
  • Modern Plumbing, Inc.
  • Schoolfield Properties, Inc.
  • Scotts Companies/Miracle-Gro
  • Stetson University
  • Sunbeam Products, Inc.
  • Seminole County School Board
  • Orlando Decorative Concrete, LLC
  • Church Mutual Insurance
  • USAA
  • Lynx/Central Florida Regional Transportation Agency
  • J-M Manufacturing


  • Black Hat, White Hat & Gray Matter: Effective Mediations - Preparation, Strategy and Presentation / Orange County Bar Association
  • Florida Law Alliance Construction Seminars: Mediating Construction Cases, June 2019, February 2018
  • Florida Bar Seminar: Moderator, Civility, Ethics and Professionalism, August 2015, 2016, 2017, February 2018
  • 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, 2003 - 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America©, Professional Malpractice Law Defense, 2012 - 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America©, Professional Malpractice Law Plaintiffs, 2012 - 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America©, Commercial Litigation, 2012 - 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America©, Personal Injury Litigation Defense, 2012 - 2023
  • Best Lawyers™ 2021, Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" in Orlando
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • 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
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Supreme Court, Civil Jury Instruction Committee, Chair, Spoliation Sub-Committee, 2007 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Legal Aid Society of Central Florida, President, 2002 - 2003
  • Legal Aid Society of Central Florida, Trustee, 2014 - Present
  • 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
  • Member, Trial Law Institute
  • Member, Diversity Law Institute
  • Member, Trial Law Institute
  • Member, Diversity Law Institute


  • Delta Upsilon
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Florida Blue Key

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