Reach me at (813) 223-4001

Reach me at (813) 223-4001

PRIMARY PRACTICE AREAS:
- Workers' Compensation
- Federal Longshore and Harbors' Compensation

CONTACT:
jake.smith@jhhdefense.com

ASSISTANT:
Karen Burns

Mr. Smith primarily handles workers’ compensation claims and claims arising under the Federal Longshore and Harbors’ Compensation Act.  He has been designated an “AV” Peer Review Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell, the most authoritative and widely consulted directory of lawyers in the United States. Moreover, he also has been recognized as one of “Tampa Bay’s Top Lawyers” in Tampa Bay Magazine.

Mr. Smith received a Bachelor’s Degree from the High Point College in 1970. He then earned his law degree from Stetson’s College of Law in 1974. He was admitted to the Florida Bar the same year.

EDUCATION

High Point College (B.A. 1970)
Stetson University College of Law (J.D. 1974)

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Workers’ Compensation
Federal Longshore and Harbors’ Compensation

BAR ADMISSIONS

Florida Bar (admitted 1974)
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Supreme Court of the United States of America

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar
St. Petersburg Bar Association

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Designated an “AV” Peer Review Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell
One of “Tampa Bay’s Top Lawyers” in the July/August issue of Tampa Bay Magazine

PRIOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Frequent lecturer/instructor of many Continuing Education Courses provided to adjusters and insurance professionals.