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Fast, Free Intake Evaluation

Scott Fortune and the team of dedicated professionals at Fortune Law Offices are pleased to offer you a fast, free evaluation of your completed intake questionnaire. Clicking on the "Schedule a Meeting" link to your left will give you access to our secure online intake form. The form will provide you with the opportunity to tell us the key facts of your situation. Scott has developed the form after meeting with thousands of employees since 1985, and the more thorough and complete you are in filling it out, the more helpful it is to Scott as he evaluates your case. There is absolutely no charge for this initial evaluation, which Scott personally performs. If, based on the facts you provide, Scott believes we can help you with your case, we will promptly contact you and provide you the opportunity to schedule an initial consultation. The initial consultation fee will be discussed during the scheduling process.

Board Certified by the Florida Bar

Scott is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Labor and Employment Law. Less than 5% of Florida attorneys are Board Certified. He has more than three decades' experience helping employees terminated because of serious illness (their own, or of a covered dependent); or medical leave covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); or absences covered by Florida's workers' compensation laws; or work missed due to disabilities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA) or the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA); or because they objected to or refused to participate in an illegal activity of their employer (Whistle Blower Act). Scott has assisted hundreds of clients discriminated against due to their age, disability, gender, medical condition or whistle blowing.

Personal Injury

In addition to employment cases, Scott helps individuals who have been physically injured by the negligence of others. During his early years as an attorney he represented the interests of several large insurance companies, defending their insureds against personal injury claims. That experience prepared him to be an effective personal injury attorney, representing injured persons against insured individuals.

Experienced Trial Attorney

Hundreds of Settlements

Scott has obtained jury verdicts in favor of his clients on scores of occasions in state and federal courts since 1985. He has settled hundreds more without the necessity or risk of trial. In 1986, Scott obtained the first reported multi-million dollar jury verdict ($3.3 million) in the United States on behalf of a single employment discrimination victim in Vance v. Southern Bell Tel. & Tel. Co., which went to trial here in Jacksonville, in federal court. More recently, during the past few years, Scott and his staff have made recoveries totaling several million dollars on behalf of his clients.

Scott has a reputation for being tenacious and creative while advocating for his clients. He is rated "AV" by his peers, which is the highest rating an attorney can receive concerning ethics and legal ability. He is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, in several federal courts, and all courts in the State of Florida. He periodically teaches trial skills to other lawyers from around the country, and has been doing so since 1993, as a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He is also certified as a mediator by the Florida Supreme Court. Scott is also a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, The Florida Bar, and the Jacksonville Bar Association.

Scott usually represents no more than 10 individuals at a time to ensure that he can be personally involved in every case. Naturally, there is no guarantee that Scott or his firm can make any specific recovery in any particular case. Each case must be evaluated based on its own unique facts and circumstances.

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