Your Attorney’s Job

If you have been injured and are seeking compensation, your experienced Jacksonville slip and fall attorney will fight for you and help you get through this difficult time. The following are just some of the actions your attorney will take to prepare your case: Jacksonville slip and fall attorney Depositions
  • Deciding which of the defense’s witnesses to depose.
  • Scheduling depositions with said witnesses.
  • Preparing you, your experts, and any other witnesses you may have for your depositions.
  • Your attorney will then attend and defend your depositions.
  • The depositions will then be summarized and edited for trial.
  Motions
  • Your Jacksonville slip and fall attorney will research any legal issues that could be relevant to your case and the admissibility of any evidence you may have.
  • They will prepare and serve any motions they may have, including:
◦      Motion for partial summary of judgment ◦      Motion for full summary of judgment ◦      Motion to exclude any expert testimony that may adversely affect your case. ◦      And any motions for exclusion of evidence.   Final Preparations
  • Your attorney will prepare a certificate of readiness, or any other court requirement to set a trial date.
  • Alter any pleadings (if necessary).
  • Inform all witnesses of when they will be required to be at the trial.
  • Prepare all the questions for each witness and send witnesses outlines of how they may be questioned. Any hints or pretrial material they may need will also be sent.
  • Arrange for witnesses to appear in court and prepare subpoenas when necessary.
  • Meet with you and your witnesses to make sure everyone it prepared for the trial.
  • Write up jury instructions and send them to the judge and defense counsel.
  • Prepare any materials the judge may have requested.
  • Make sure they are familiar with any electronic devices in the courtroom that may be used.
  • Go over the jury list.
  • Write up questions to ask potential jurors.
  • And prepare an opening statement and closing argument.
Litigation can be an extremely difficult task, but when you’ve got a dedicated Jacksonville slip and fall attorney like John Fagan on your side, you can count on a strong defense. Call him today at 904-278-1000 for a complimentary consultation.

About John Fagan

John is a Jacksonville native who grew up on the First Coast. He graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in 1975 and went to college at Florida State University where he completed a 4-year program in 3 years. John graduated from the Florida State University College of Business in 1978 and went straight into Florida State University College of Law. While in law school, John earned a position on the prestigious Law Review Board serving as its Business Editor. As a law student, John studied in the Oxford program. He also interned with the Florida Legislature working in the Florida House of Representatives Criminal Justice Committee. John was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1981. John began his legal career as a law school intern in the State Attorney's Office in Jacksonville in 1981. After his internship, legendary State Attorney Ed Austin hired John as a full-time Assistant State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit (Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties). As a prosecutor, John tried jury and non-jury trial on charges ranging from DUI to Murder. In 1983, John moved from the State Attorney's Office to begin his career in private practice. He has practiced law for 30 years on the First Coast. For the last 20 years, John and his family have made Clay County their home. John limits his practice to personal injury and disability cases. While there are many fine attorneys in Clay County, John is one of only a few Clay County attorneys who limit their practice to personal injury and disability cases. John takes pride in helping clients resolve injury claims in ways that avoid the stress, uncertainty, and the expense of unnecessary litigation. Professional Activities John is the past President of the Clay County Bar Association and has served on the Board of the Clay County Bar Association from 2009-2013. He is an active member of the Florida Bar, and the Federal Bar of the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. He is also a member of the American Association of Justice, the Florida Association of Justice, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, and the National Organization of Veterans' Advocates. Service to the Community John is involved in the Clay County Community serving as a member and Director of the Rotary Club of Orange Park, of the Clay County Bar Association, and the Putnam County Bar Association.
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