Local Judge Given Prestigious Boy Scouts 12-Point Award

On Friday, February 21st, Accident Lawyer, John Fagan was honored to serve as chairman for the Annual 12-Points Award Dinner for the Black Creek District Boy Scouts of America. At the event, Mr. Fagan was joined by Senator Rob Bradley in presenting the prestigious 12-Point Award to the Honorable Judge William A. Wilkes. The award dinner was held at the Holiday Inn in Orange Park, Florida. Judge William Wilkes serves on the bench for the 4th Judicial Circuit and has done so for more than 33 years. The award honors his tireless and long lasting commitment to justice and service to the community. As such, he embodies the principles of the Boy Scout’s Oath and Scout Law. Scouting’s 12-Points represent the core values each scout is expected to uphold. They include: trustworthiness, loyalty, helpfulness, friendliness, courteousness, kindness, obedience, cheerfulness, thrift, bravery, cleanliness and reverence. The 12-Point award is given yearly to a member of the community who the Boy Scouts feel is best able to exemplify the characteristics of Scout Law. Senator Bradley, who hails from Florida’s District 7, delivered the keynote address. The Senator is also Judge Wilkes’s nephew. He gave firsthand accounts of the guidance and examples Judge Wilkes set for him as a young lawyer. For more information or to discuss your accident or disability claim with an experienced, community-oriented attorney, contact John Fagan. Call (904) 215-5555 to set a free initial consultation.

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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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