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My Lawyer Got me $$$$

By now you have surely seen the billboards and television ads of  some law firms showing folks who claim to be clients proclaiming, “My lawyer got me (insert large $ number).”  Have you wondered why you hadn’t seen these types … Continue reading


In Florida, the practice of medicine is intertwined with two vast areas of law: civil and administrative.  A physician alleged to have fallen below the standard of care by a patient and their attorney will find themselves the object of … Continue reading

Ocala personal injury-meningitis

As a personal injury law firm with its main office in Ocala, Florida, we have received numerous inquiries about the recent outbreaks of Fungal Meningitis. The majority of such cases in Florida occurred here in Marion County.   While this issue … Continue reading

Personal Injury and Social Media

Having represented hundreds of persons who have suffered a personal injury from many different causes—automobile accidents,medical malpractice, drug interaction, products liability etc., we have become aware that social media—Facebooks, Myspace, twitter, may have a very real and unintended effect upon … Continue reading

Automated Collection Calls

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) is a federal law which restricts the use of automated equipment to dial cellular telephones.  It is unlawful to use any automatic telephone dialing system or pre-recorded voice mail to make any call to … Continue reading
Attorney Dock A. Blanchard

Dock A. Blanchard

Mr. Blanchard is the senior attorney of the firm and has extensive trial and appellate experience. He grew up in Orlando and attended Harvard College where he graduated in 1971 with... Read More.

Attorney Lauren E. Merriam, III

Lauren E. Merriam, III

In the legal profession, Mr. Merriam has served on the Board of Governors of the Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar and as Treasurer, President-Elect and President of... Read More.

Attorney Garry D. Adel

Garry D. Adel

Mr. Adel was raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from Florida State University in 1978 and, after working one year as a... Read More.

Attorney R. Colt Kirkland

R. Colt Kirkland

Mr. Kirkland is a native and lifelong resident of Ocala. He received his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice, with high honors, from the University of Florida in 1983 and is a member... Read More.

Attorney Jose H. Cortes, Jr.

Jose H. Cortes, Jr.

Mr. Cortes was raised in Marianna, Florida. He obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Miami in 1998 where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity... Read More.

Attorney Edwin A. “Trip” Green, III

Edwin A. “Trip” Green, III

Trip Green was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. Following his graduation from Leon High School in 1987, Mr. Green served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1989... Read More.

Attorney Susan Kutz

Susan S. Kutz

Ms. Kutz received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2014, where she graduated cum laude. Ms. Kutz joined the firm in 2015 and practices bankruptcy, civil litigation and family law. ... Read More.

Attorney Dennis A. Fried, MD

Dennis A. Fried, MD

Dr. Fried is a Florida-licensed attorney and retired surgeon specializing in the medical aspects of civil litigation including administrative defense for healthcare professionals, medical malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death litigation. ... Read More.

Attorney Bradford J. Tropello

Bradford J. Tropello

Bradford J. Tropello was born and raised in Flemington, New Jersey. After graduating from Hunterdon Central Regional High School in 2000, Mr. Tropello attended... Read More.

Attorney Stacy M. Youmans

Stacy M. Youmans

Stacy Morris Youmans was born in Gainesville, Florida, and raised in Douglas, Georgia. Following her graduation from Coffee High School in 1993, Ms. Youmans attended the... Read More.

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