Jodat Law Group P.A

Firm Overview

Jodat Law Group wants to be your attorney! We concentrate on helping people get back on their feet.

Jodat Law Group, P.A. is an established law firm serving Bradenton, Brandon, Ellenton, Englewood, North Port, Palmetto, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, Sun City, St. Petersburg, Tampa and Venice since 1994. We represent the rights of people with personal injuries caused in auto accidents and other negligence. We help and represent people who wish to file bankruptcy or are suffering from creditor harassment.

Our family law division represents parties with divorce, child custody, time-sharing and alimony issues.

Why Choose Jodat Law Group?
1. Jodat Law Group has been in business for 20 years.
2. Convenient meeting locations.
3. Very experienced attorneys in each area of representation.
4. We offer a Free initial consultation with no obligation.
5. We will help you get back on your feet.

Our attorneys are ready to assist you through your legal matters. So when you are considering a law firm to get you the recovery that you deserve, just remember...
Who's That? JODAT!
Main Office
Manatee, Sarasota & Hillsborough Counties
See Office Addresses Below
Bradenton, Sarasota, Tampa, Venice  FL  , Tampa Bay Area
  • (941) 749-1901
  • (941) 366-1474


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Office Information

Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken
We offer assistance in Spanish

Other Offices

Sarasota Location
2620 S. Tamiami Trail.
Sarasota,  FL  34239
Tampa Location
4511 N Himes Ave
Tampa,  FL  33614
Venice Location
1694 Tamiami Trail S.
Venice,  FL  34293
Bradenton Location
521 Ninth Street West
Bradenton,  FL  34205
Clearwater Location
3000 Gulf to Bay Blvd
Clearwater,  FL  33759
Auto Accident
Accidents happen all the time. The last thing you want to deal with after an injury is the insurance companies. Jodat Law Group makes it easy for you! our compassionate personal injury attorneys will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Auto Accidents
Wrongful Death
Motorcycle Accidents
Bicycle Accidents
Pedestrian Accidents
Personal Injury Protection (P.I.P.) Benefits Claims

Learn more about the facts of these accidents on our Car Accident webpage.
Personal Injury
If you have been injured by the negligence of another, contact Jodat Law Group to have direct communication with a personal injury lawyer. Attorneys at Jodat Law Group, P.A. will evaluate your case, not an investigator, not a paralegal- the attorney
Burn Injuries
Slip and Fall
Dog Bites
Products Liability
All Injury Cases
Nursing Home Neglect

To learn more about what we can do for you in these cases, visit - Personal Injury

If you're a consumer or a business looking for a bankruptcy lawyer to fight for you, contact us today!
How many sleepless nights have you spent considering your overwhelming debt? Don't be taken in by these debt negotiation or settlement scams! The law provides you with the right to make a business decision when faced with out of control debt. Under the Federal Bankruptcy Act, you may be able to eliminate your debt completely. At Jodat Law Group we offer a free consultation whether you are a business or a consumer.

Let us help you through this difficult time and get you back on your way to financial independence.

Whether you are a business or a consumer, learn more about the types of bankruptcy and the associated proceedings our Bankruptcy Page.
Divorce can be a traumatic time in anyone's life. Jodat Law Group is prepared to help protect your interests at affordable rates and available payment plans.
We understand that going through a divorce is often an extremely difficult time in a person's life. There are so many possible ramifications, both emotional and financial. Issues such as whether one spouse will be found to owe the other spouse alimony, who will get custody of the children, how much child support will be expected, and how the property and debts will be divided may make the process seem overwhelming. And that is before wondering what the tax consequences may be and how it may affect any retirement plans you have made.

Our firm is prepared to represent you in this matter. Please contact Jodat Law Group and make an appointment for a free initial consultation where you will meet with an attorney who will evaluate your case and explain the options available to you, along with the estimated costs.

For more information on these matters, view our Family Law webpage.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

For decades, Jodat Law Group has been helping clients through the tough times in their lives. We have done this by working hard, seeking swift resolutions and by aggressively fighting for the outcomes they deserve. We are known for never quitting on a caseor a client. Our entire legal team takes pride in building this reputation because we want every individual who is dealing with the doubt and uncertainty of a legal matter - to know - who they can call for protection, support and confidence.

Gary R. Jodat

Gary R. Jodat is the founding and managing attorney of Jodat Law Group, P.A. He received his Juris Doctorate Degree from Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida. He received his undergraduate degree from Roger Williams University. He got his feet wet while fresh out of law school by taking a job with the Public Defender's Office trying criminal, Juvenile and Dependency cases prior to transferring into civil litigation. He now handles primarily personal injury cases. He has been a member of The American Bar Association, The Manatee County Bar Association, The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, The Manatee County Chamber of Commerce, American Inns of Court and Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Melanie Newby

Melanie A. Newby received her Juris Doctorate Degree from the University Of North Carolina School Of Law at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She received her undergraduate degree from New College in Sarasota, Florida. She is the Litigation Department Head litigating Bankruptcy and Creditor Harassment cases at Jodat Law Group, P.A. Ms. Newby represents Bankruptcy clients in the Middle District of Florida. She has practiced criminal law in both Florida and North Carolina and was chief of the Juvenile Division for the Public Defenders Office in Sarasota, Florida and head of the Drug Court Division for the Public Defenders Office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ms. Newby is a member of The Florida Bar and the North Carolina State Bar. Ms. Newby has been a member of the Florida Bar and practicing law since 1990.

Jamie Rosenberg

Jamie Seth Rosenberg graduated with honors from Florida State University in 1996. In 2000, he received his Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from Stetson University College of Law, in St. Petersburg, FL. Since that time, Mr. Rosenberg has worked as an Assistant Public Defender in Hillsborough County, Fl., and as an Assistant State Attorney in Manatee County, FL.

Mr. Rosenberg has gained a reputation as an aggressive litigator, having handled more than 100 felony jury trials over the last ten years. Mr. Rosenberg focuses his practice primarily on Personal Injury Litigation as well as some select criminal representation. Mr. Rosenberg is a member of the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Florida, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Manatee County Bar Association, and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is also a member of the Florida Bar "Scope" Program, through which he provides training and continuing legal education to other Florida Bar members.

Lee White

Lee W. White received his Bachelor Degree in Political Science from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctorate from Florida Coastal School of Law. After graduating law school, Lee spent several years with the Office of the Attorney General, Child Support Enforcement Bureau where he took literally thousands of child support cases to trial. He is an experienced family law trial attorney who is well adept at handling divorce cases, child support issues, child custody and visitation matters, and post judgment modifications.

Melissa Casciola

Melissa Casciola received her undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree in Management with a minor in General Business from the University of South Florida graduating "Magna Cum Laude", followed by her Juris Doctorate Degree from Stetson University College of Law where she was an active member of the Family Law Society and the Innocence Initiative. She is a member of the Florida Bar and handles Family Law for Jodat Law Group, P.A. primarily in Manatee County. Ms. Casciola has experience in divorce, timesharing, child support, alimony, settlement agreements, paternity, modifications, and domestic violence.

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