Randy Briggs

Randy Briggs

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Location:
Ocala, Florida
Phone:
352-671-4600
Fax:
352-671-4646
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Following graduation from college and two years as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, Randy returned to law school at the University of Florida. After graduating in the top 10% of his law school class in 1975, with several academic honors, Randy accepted a position with the Orlando law firm of McGuire, Voorhis and Wells, P.A. His two years with that firm were spent primarily in the defense of complex medical malpractice claims, various types of insurance defense work, and representation of accident victims.

A fifth-generation Marion County resident, Randy returned to his home of Ocala in 1977 and joined the firm of Ayres, Cluster, Curry, Meffert & McCall, P.A., and was made a partner the following year when the firm was renamed Ayres, Cluster, Curry, McCall & Briggs, P.A. He remained a partner in that firm for 22 years until establishing The Briggs Law Firm. From 1977 to 1983, the majority of his work in the personal injury field was on behalf of insurance companies, defending their insureds throughout Central Florida. In 1983, he completely stopped representing insurance companies and since that time has devoted more than 95% of his work life to representing accident victims.

In opening The Briggs Law Firm, Randy brought to the practice over 25 years of experience, Board Certifications in Civil Trial Law awarded by both the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and an "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest peer review ratings for legal ability and ethics. His experience includes jury trials throughout Florida, including Miami, Pensacola, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, and numerous Central Florida cities. His experience also includes handling, from inception to conclusion, claims involving most every type of accident, as well as nursing home claims, very selective claims of medical malpractice, and complex product liability claims. He has taught trial skills to trial lawyers at seminars and trial schools, has lectured at personal injury seminars sponsored by the Florida Bar throughout the state, and has coached University of Florida Law School Trial Teams for competitions held in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

Randy's résumé of education, honors, activities, and community involvement can be reviewed by clicking on the link below.

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Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Inception to Conclusion
  • Claims Involving Auto Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Train Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Accidents Involving Tripping or Falling
  • Swimming Pool Accidents
  • Inadequate Security Claims
  • Golf Cart Accidents
  • Nursing Home Liability Claims
  • Very Selective Claims of Medical Malpractice
  • Complex Product Liability Claims

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar, 1983
  • Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1975

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 1975
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Member of Order of the Coif (Top 10% of Class)
    • Honors: Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Scholastic Fraternity
    • Honors: Member of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity
    • Honors: Full-Term Prosecutorial Externship with Jacksonville State Attorney's Office
  • University of Florida
    • B.S.A. - 1970
    • Honors: Member of the Student Senate
    • Honors: Scholarship Recipient of the Florida State Golf Association
    • Honors: President, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
    • Honors: University of Florida Student Golf Champion

Published Works

  • "Settlement of the Personal Injury Case", The Florida Bar

Classes/Seminars

  • Faculty Member, Florida Bar's Week-Long Trial Advocacy
  • Lecturer, Florida Bar's Week-Long Trial Advocacy
  • Faculty Assistant, Florida Bar's Advanced Trial School
  • Coach, University of Florida Law School Trial Team, 1993 - 1997
  • Lecturer, Florida Bar's State-Wide Personal Injury Seminar
  • Lecturer, Florida Bar and Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Teacher, Past Sunday School
  • Head Coach, Little League, Scott Carrigan Field, 1989 - 1991

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell (Martindale-Hubbell's Highest Rating and Enjoyed by Fewer than 15% of all Lawyers)
  • Listed in Law and Leading Attorneys in Florida (Selected by peers, a Listing Enjoyed by Fewer then 6% of Florida Lawyers)
  • Recognized in Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in America
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocate Forum
  • Named the Central Florida YMCA "Volunteer of the Year", From Over 5,000 Volunteers, 1994
  • 1999 Honoree Rotary Memorial Community Service Award
  • First Ocala Lawyer selected for listing in Florida's Super Lawyers for Plaintiff's attorneys
  • Board Certifications in Civil Trial Law awarded by both the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyer's Division, Board of Governors, 1980 - 1983
  • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyer's Section, Executive Council, 1993 - 1996
  • Fifth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, Former Chairman
  • D.R. Smith American Inn of Court, Founding Charter Member, 1998 - 1999
  • D.R. Smith American Inn of Court, President
  • D.R. Smith American Inn of Court, Emeritus Member
  • Florida Bar's Week-Long Trial Advocacy, Workshop Leader
  • The American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Eagle Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Florida Bar, Member
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Army, 1970 - 1972
  • McGuire, Voorhis & Wells, P.A., Orlando, Associate, 1975 - 1977
  • Ayres, Cluster, Curry, McCall & Briggs, P.A., Partner, 1977 - 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • President, Florida State Golf Association, 2013-present
  • Founding Member, Marion County Family YMCA
  • Past Chairman, Board of Trustees, Marion County Family YMCA
  • Fine Arts for Ocala (FAFO) Board of Directors
  • Art Show Registration Chairman and Juror
  • Member, 10 Years, Metropolitan Ocala Rotary Club
  • Elder, First Presbyterian Church of Ocala
  • Chairman of Church Stewardship Committee, 3 Years
  • President, Belleview High School Basketball Boosters, 1994 - 1996
  • President, Belleview High School Golf Boosters, 1996 - 1998
  • Hall of Fame Member of Ocala Charity Register

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Phi Delta Phi