Luhrsen Law Group and Sarasota personal injury lawyer Jeffrey Luhrsen represent victims of serious automobile crashes and liquor liability with a special emphasis on drunk driving and under-age drinking victims.
Based in Sarasota, FL, Luhrsen Law Group represents victims of serious automobile crashes from throughout Florida. Our special niche and focus relates to alcohol liability victims, including: (1) drunk driving victims; and (2) victims of alcohol-related incidents resulting from the wrongful sale or provision of alcohol by parents and adults to underage minors.
Beyond the court room, Attorney Jeff Luhrsen and Firm Administrator Matt Bower provide volunteer political and lobbying support to various alcohol safety coalitions in Florida seeking to enhance Florida laws pertaining to underage drinking, drunk driving and other safety measures.
Yes, we always offer free initial consultations to propective clients.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
We handle nearly all of our cases on a contigency fee basis. Accordingly, no attorneys fees or costs are due from a client unless and until a recovery is obtained.
Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Matt Bower is our Firm Administrator.
Emergency After Hours
Luhrsen Law Group represents victims of serious automobile crashes and liquor liability with a special emphasis on drunk driving and under-age drinking victims.
Based in Sarasota, FL, Luhrsen Law Group travels across the State of Florida representing victims of serious automobile crashes. Our special niche and expertise relates to alcohol liability victims: (1) Drunk driving victims; and (2) and under-age victims of parents and adults wrongfully providing alcohol and/or drugs.
Extending beyond the court room, Attorney Jeff Luhrsen and Firm Administrator Matt Bower are volunteer lobbyists for various alcohol coalitions working to enhance and strengthen laws at our State's Capitol relating to under-age drinking, providing alcohol to minors and general alcohol liability.
How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?
Following stints as active-duty lawyers in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps, attorneys Jeff Luhrsen and Julie Luhrsen returned to Florida and began practicing injury law in the late 1990's. Helping the injured pursue justice against wrongdoers was a logical progression from the years the two spent helping soldiers and their families with legal problems. The common thread for them was about helping their clients get back on their feet and on the road to recovery -- literally and figuratively.
In the course of their work, both also developed a keen desire to help those who were victimized as a result of an alcohol-related incident. In their mind, injuries (or deaths) resulting from alcohol abuse and under-age drinking are no accident; they are completely preventable. Victims of alcohol-related incidents look to Luhrsen Law Group to hold those responsible accountable -- by pursuing compensation for their losses and also by working to prevent similar incidents within the community.
What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others
Attorney Jeffrey Luhrsen has earned numerous awards and recognition for his volunteer efforts focused on ending drunk driving and under-aged drinking. In addition to his law degree (J.D.) from Stetson University College of Law, he holds a post-graduate LL.M. degree in Trial Advocacy from Temple University Beasley School of Law. He is rated AVÂ® Preeminentâ¢ by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest level attainable by an attorney.
For more information about Jeff Luhrsen and our other attorneys' qualifications and experience, please visit www.Luhrsen.com.
What distinguishes your law firm from others?
Luhrsen Law Group with four attorneys and a select group of non-attorney support staff dedicate themselves to reaching the best outcome possible for our clients. Providing superior legal work while also offering top-notch customer service is our goal. To do that, we seek to keep our clients well-informed about the progress of their cases while allowing them the time to focus on their recovery. As appropriate, we also strive to provide our clients with the information necessary to understand the issues in their cases and to offer them thoughtful, reasoned recommendations so that they, in turn, can make well-informed decisions. Simply put, "knowledge is power!"
In order to best attain these goals, we are selective as to the cases we handle. This, in turn, allows us to devote the time, attention and energy that every client deserves.
How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?
While many cases settle in the pre-lawsuit phase, not all do. Cases in litigation are required to go through the mediation process prior to trial. Our litigation team, which handles all aspects of a lawsuit (from discovery to mediation to trial) works to set our litigation files up so that they can be successfully brought to a conclusion at mediation (or thereafter). As a result, many of our litigation cases are resolved short of trial.
Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?
Yes. Luhrsen Law Group attorneys and staff volunteer their time with various community organiations. Our volunteer efforts include everything from service on the boards of local non-profits to coaching youth sports to legislative lobbying work on behalf of community non-profit agencies to participating in fundraising walk-a-thons and the like. For more details about our community service, please visit www.Luhrsen.com.
What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?
Keeping in mind that personal injury cases are generally handled on a contingency fee basis (no attorneys fees or costs owed unless and until a recovery is received), we are functionally organized so that some attorneys and staff devote their time to cases in the pre-lawsuit phase while others work on cases that could not be resolved short of litigation. Divisonal functions are designed precisely to provide the very best legal service and to be efficient to our client's needs.
What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?
As mentioned, we believe that "knowledge is power." So, an integral part of what we do is help our clients understand the process; get their questions answered; stay up to speed on the progress of their cases; gain awareness as to any risks or challenges in their cases; and make well-informed decisions by providing them with thoughtful and reasoned advice and counsel.
I work on behalf of the injured every day because of the sense of purpose and enjoyment that work gives me. Working hard, taking pride in those efforts, and helping others combined with my broad educational background, diverse legal experience and extensive courtroom practice make for a combination that I feel best ensures that Florida families are well represented against the big insurance companies that defend the negligent.
I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you more about how I and the firm can assist you and your family.
About Me and My Background
My belief in the importance of service and hard work got its firmest root nearly 30 years ago, when fresh out of Plant High School in Tampa, I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. As I worked to support myself, fulfill my military obligations and attend school full time, I gained a real pride of ownership in whatever job I undertook. Though sometimes a lot to juggle, with determination I proudly graduated from both college and from law school. Along the way, my law school efforts led to a number of academic awards, including merit scholarships, and opportunities serving on the Moot Court Board, interning with the Federal Judiciary, and helping fellow students as a Teaching Fellow. It all came together in a way that I believe prepared me well for the practice of personal injury law and the trial work that these cases often bring.
After law school, I once again looked to the military as a way of testing my skills as a lawyer. During my U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps years, I had the honor of serving with and providing legal assistance to soldiers and got my initial courtroom experience trying cases as a military prosecutor and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice.
In an effort to become an even better court-room attorney, I went back to school to specifically improve my trial skills studying this area intensively for another year. Temple University'
Bar Number: 0990418
Florida , 1993
Bar Number: xxxxxxx
Virginia , 1998
Stetson University School of Law
Juris Doctorate (J.D.) cum laude
Temple Univesity Beasley College of Law
LL.M., Trial Advocacy
Master's Degree in Trial Advocacy
University of Tampa
Bachelor of Liberal Studies (B.L.S.)
For over 20 years, helping individuals has been the focus of my practice. Evening the playing field for personal injury victims and their families from across Florida gives both professional and personal satisfaction.
I would be happy to talk with you about the injury you (or your loved one) have suffered because of someone else'
Bar Number: 163848
Florida , 1999
Bar Number: 30265
Virginia , 1989
Bar Number: 23742
North Carolina , 1997
T.C. Williams School of Law, Univeristy of Richmond
Juris Doctor (J.D.) cum laude
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) cum laude
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