Saalfield Shad, P.A. attorneys have received their 5th defense verdict in 2018.

In the most recent case, shareholder Jenifer Worley and partner Dana Jacobs obtained a defense verdict in Duval County on behalf of a hospital in a lawsuit brought by a plaintiff who alleged to have sustained injuries at the hospital.

Other defense verdicts achieved by attorneys in the firm on behalf of clients this year include:

  • Shareholder Bill Stone obtained a defense verdict in a general negligence case for a corporate defendant in St. Johns County.
  • Shareholders Bill Stone and Susan Bird obtained a defense verdict after a week-long trial on behalf of a long-term care client in a lawsuit alleging negligence and violation of residents’ rights.
  • Shareholder Jenifer Worley and partner Dana Jacobs obtained a defense verdict in Clay County on behalf of a hospital in a lawsuit brought by a plaintiff who alleged to have sustained injuries at the hospital.
  • Shareholder Richard Stoudemire represented a construction company in a workers’ comp claim that concluded with a final order of complete exoneration of the firm’s client from all responsibility.

“We are trial lawyers and prepare each case as if it will go to trial,” said Joseph Stokes, managing partner of the firm.  “Five defense verdicts this year, speaks directly to the quality of representation we bring to each case.”

In addition to the defense verdicts the firm has received for clients, Joe Stokes recently obtained a Final Summary Judgment on behalf of a national restaurant chain, and Jenifer Worley obtained a dismissal with prejudice on a Motion to Dismiss for Fraud of a case pending against a hospital. 

As an independent Jacksonville-based civil litigation law firm the attorneys at Saalfield Shad have represented self-insured entities and insurance companies in North Florida for decades. The firm’s lawyers have extensive trial experience in state and federal courts, exceptional litigation skills, and diversified practices. With deep local ties in the community, they have built a reputation for successful representation, proactive and personalized counsel, and outstanding client service

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