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Spohrer & Dodd, P.L.
Sun Trust Building

76 S. Laura St. #1701

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Direct: 904.208.4361
Fax: 904.309.6501



Skype: barryenewman

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 at Nairobi
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




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

American Bar Association
Litigation Seminar
New York City (2013)

American Bar Association
TIPS Aviation
Demonstrative Evidence
Washington, D.C. (2016)

Lawyer Pilots Bar Assn.  
Litigating Federal Tort Claims

(2013) Whistler B.C.  

Aviation Seminar

(2017) Boston

Adjunct Law Professor:


Aviation Law


2018 by
Barry E. Newman


Barry E. Newman                                                           
          Board Certified Attorney 


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Premises Claims




Depending on your reasons for being on another's property,  Florida law requires landowners to keep their premises in a safe condition and to warn of any known hazards.


Trip & Falls


When an injury is caused by a defective condition on the property, such as a fall due to insufficient lighting or a substance left on a floor,  it is your obligation to establish why the accident happened.


I advise you to take photos, document the condition and report the fall to the business. Be sure to note the time and date, who was told of the incident, any comments about the condition made by employees as to their knowledge of the condition and the names and contact information for any witnesses.


I have successfully tried trip and fall cases to recover a jury verdict of more than $3.6 million dollars. 


Criminal Attacks


Injuries caused by criminal conduct are different. Criminals are opportunists and typically target poorly protected properties.  Owners of hotels, apartments and other venues who know when their businesses are located in a high-crime area and must warn you about those risks and to take more aggressive security measures to keep you safe.




After Kmart's cleaning crew rolled-up its floor mat and placed it on the floor just inside the electric doorway before closing time, my client tripped and fell to the ground. Kmart painted my client to be a liar and faker. A Florida jury found otherwise, awarding her more than $3.5 million dollars at trial.




If you are injured while at a business, or staying in a hotel or apartment complex, call immediately so that valuable evidence is not lost.

















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