Firm Overview

Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Serving Central and South Florida for over 20 years.

The Law Office of Gerald Lefebvre is located in Okeechobee, Florida, at 1910 South Parrott Avenue. Mr. Lefebvre's unique and beautiful law office was constructed in 1998. It is wholly owned by Mr. Lefebvre.
The law firm consists of Mr. Lefebvre, (sole practitioner) and five paralegal/secretaries. Three of the staff members have been with the firm for more than ten (10) years. The staff is highly qualified to handle all types of personal injury claims.

Two (2) staff members of The Law Office of Gerald Lefebvre are bilingual. Both these assistants speak fluent Spanish. They are able to translate all necessary information for the Spanish speaking clients or witnesses. HABLAMOS ESPAOL!
There is no other personal injury attorney in Okeechobee whose principal office is located in Okeechobee, Florida, who is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and also Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar.

The Law Office of Gerald Lefebvre, Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, practices Personal Injury Law including Auto Accidents, Slip & Fall Accidents, and Wrongful Death cases. Serving Central and South Florida for over 25 years.

While located in a rural area, The Law Office of Gerald Lefebvre has equipped itself with the latest research tools and technical advances to handle any type of personal injury, product liability, or wrongful death case, regardless to how large or complicated the case may be.

The Law Office of Gerald Lefebvre is fully capable of litigating with any size law firm.

Mr. Lefebvre has tried numerous injury cases to verdict by Jury. These cases include wrongful death cases; product liability cases; eminent domain cases; as well as several types of automobile accident and trip/slip and fall-down cases.

Mr. Lefebvre, through his contacts in Okeechobee, the State of Florida, and throughout the Nation, is able to locate and retain premier experts, in both medical and non-medical fields to bring claims to just conclusions by way of settlement or trial.

His experience with personal injury claims and his familiarity with the Okeechobee 'locale' make him the ideal attorney for any personal injury or wrongful death claim in Okeechobee County, Florida.

- Mr. Lefebvre was selected as a "Super Lawyer," for 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010.

- Mr. Lefebvre has Martindale - Hubbell's highest rating - "AV."

- Mr. Lefebvre has achieved Avvo's highest rating - "Superb."

- Mr. Lefebvre has obtained million dollar jury verdicts in Okeechobee County; St Lucie County; and Martin County.

In 2012 Mr. Lefebvre obtained a 44 million dollar jury verdict in Stuart County, FL. That verdict was the largest monetary damage award in the history of Martin County, Florida.

Mr. Lefebvre obtained a million dollar jury verdict in Okeechobee, County Florida in a non surgical soft tissue injury case that is believed to be one of the largest jury verdicts in that type of case in Florida.

Mr. Lefebvre received a jury verdict in Okeechobee, Florida in an eminent domain case which was 19X Florida Power & Lights offer to settle. This was reported as the highest offer to verdict ratio in the history of the State of Florida.
Main Office

Main Office
1910 South Parrott Avenue
Okeechobee  FL  34974

Phone
  • 863 763-3333
Auto Accident
Automobile or truck and/or semi-truck accidents comprise one of the most common types of injury cases.
Our office is highly skilled in handling auto accidents of all types, including accidents involving 2 or more motor vehicles; bicycles being struck by automobiles or trucks; and, pedestrians being struck by automobiles or trucks.
Personal Injury
Slips, Trips, and Falls
Fall-down cases are also very common personal injury actions. These cases come under the category of premises liability actions. Usually, these types of cases consist of people slipping and falling in substances on floors within a business premises. There can also be incidents where a person is tripped by an object left on a floor, or protruding into aisles, etc. Our office has also handled claims against "big-box" stores when items stacked overhead fell on customers.
Product Liability
If a product is in an "unreasonably dangerous condition" when it is manufactured, distributed and/or sold and causes injury to someone because of the defect, the manufacturer, distributor and/or retail seller can be held strictly liable for damages.
Usually, the product has a design defect or manufacturing defect which constitutes the "unreasonably dangerous and defective condition" which imposes "strict liability" on the manufacturer, distributor and/or retail seller. The manufacturer and/or distributor can and usually is also sued for negligent design or negligent manufacturing.
Wrongful Death
When a person is killed as a result of an accident or by some other negligent act, our office is highly trained to quickly and accurately compile all information and all evidence that will be required to handle the claim to settlement or jury verdict
We are extremely understanding and sympathetic to the emotional loss and devastation suffered by the family.

Gerald Alan Lefebvre

Attorney in Okeechobee, FL

PERSONAL: Married, one son and two step-daughters BOARD
CERTIFICATIONS:
Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, 1989

Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National
Institute of Trial Advocacy, 1989
Board Certified in Civil Pre-trial Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Civil Pre-trial Practice Advocacy - 2012

HONORS & AWARDS:
- Selected "Super Lawyer" - 2007
- Selected "Super Lawyer" - 2008
- Selected "Super Lawyer" - 2009
- Selected "Super Lawyer" - 2010
- Rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell (highest rating)
- Selected as one of "Florida Leading Attorney & Personal Injury Law"
- Two week "Court TV" appearance in Sea-Doo Wrongful Death Case in Palm Beach County, FL in 2006
- Rated "Superb" by Avvo (highest rating) - 2012
- Named to Million Dollar Advocates Forum - 2012
- Named to Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum - 2012
- Largest jury verdict in the history of Martin County, Florida in 2012 ($44 Million)
- Recognized by the American Association for Justice National College of Advocacy - 2012

JURY TRIAL EXPERIENCE:
Automobile Accident Cases, Wrongful Death Cases, Product Liability Cases, Murder Cases, Slip & Fall Cases, Premises Liability Cases, Insurance Cases, Eminent Domain Cases, Professional Negligence Cases, Capital Sexual Battery Cases and others.

MEMBERSHIPS AND OFFICES:
The Florida Bar; American Bar Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers; Who's Who in Practicing Attorney; Marquis Who's Who is American Law; Board of Directors, Children's Home Society, Treasure Coast Division (1989-1990); Chairman, Children's Service Council of Okeechobee County, Florida; 19th Judicial Circuit Civil Trial Bar Association; Florida Lawyers Action Group; Juvenile Arbitrator, 19th Judicial Circuit, Okeechobee County, Florida (1992-1993); Florida Association of State Troopers, Inc.; Advisory Committee for the Tri-County Healthy Kids Corporation; Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee AA@; Recognized as one of Florida's Leading Attorneys in Personal Injury Law by the American Research Corporation, 1995-1996; National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) Board of Examiners;

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1976, Florida
-1981, United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
-1981, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
-1983, Trial Bar United States District Court, So. District of Florida
-1983, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
-1991, United States Supreme Court

Law School Attended:
Stetson University College of Law St. Petersburg, Florida
Class of 1976
J.D.

University Attended:
Bethany College, West Virginia
Class of 1972
B.A.
Philosophy

Birth Information:
Born in 1950
Springfield, Massachusetts, June 6, 1950

Certifications:
(Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board Of Legal Specialization And Education)

Bar Fellowship:
Roscoe Pound Institute 2000-2001; Million Dollar Advocates Forum 2012; Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum 2012.

Hobbies & Interests:
Racquetball, Softball, Jogging, Skiing, Weightlifting and Walking.
Education
  • Stetson University College of Law St. Petersburg, Florida
    Juris Doctorate , 1976

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