About Boyd & Jenerette Litigation Defense Law Firm

Boyd & Jenerette is an experienced, forward thinking and diverse civil litigation law firm that represents public and private business organizations as well as insurance companies in litigation and transactional matters.

Founded in 1952, Boyd & Jenerette is now recognized for its credentials and leadership in civil litigation including insurance defense, appeals, construction defect defense, bad faith and coverage matters and workers compensation. While continuing this tradition, the firm is also identified as a leading  civil litigation firm in the areas of land use, aviation, real estate, commercial and business law.

Boyd & Jenerette’s Philosophy: Strive for Early Resolution but Prepare for Trial

The firm’s philosophy is to pursue a favorable resolution for every case, as early as possible and without further litigation. However, if early and favorable resolution is not possible, we will be prepared for trial. Many clients look to Boyd & Jenerette for trial representation after losing confidence in counsel from another law firm originally assigned to a case.

The attorneys at Boyd & Jenerette are not only experienced litigators, but we are trial attorneys. Our partners have significant trial experience. We are skilled in jury trials, bench trials and arbitration. We employ a proven methodology for trial preparation that is efficient and consistent with client expectations and budgetary goals. Moreover, our appellate department provides valuable insight and assistance so that substantive issues are properly preserved for appellate review.

We practice in all state, federal, appellate, and workers’ compensation courts with offices in Florida and Georgia. Other state admissions include Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Wisconsin, as well as the District of Columbia. Our list of representative cases demonstrates favorable outcomes in areas ranging from appellate practice to construction, auto liability, contract disputes, insurance defense, coverage and bad faith, premises liability, products liability, and workers’ compensation.

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Changing the Way Defense Firms Do Business

Boyd & Jenerette’s mission is to change the way defense firms do business. We know that our clients’ needs have changed over the years and that many traditional defense firm models are outdated. Therefore, we have invested in innovative solutions which enable us to partner with our clients to develop defense strategies that are beneficial both as to cost and ultimate outcome.

Using Technology to Decrease Fixed Overhead Costs and a Commitment to Cost Efficiency

Boyd & Jenerette uses the latest technology to reduce costs which are then passed on to our clients. We also utilize the following innovative techniques to achieve cost-effective case resolution:

• Team approach including legal assistants and paralegals to reduce billing
• Technology replaces travel whenever possible
• Remote access for attorneys minimizes fixed overhead expenses resulting in cost efficiencies that are passed on to our clients
• Paperless operating environments to streamline case management
• Alternative rate structures
• Initial budgets for litigated matters
• Flat fees for litigated and pre-suit cases
• Flat fees for coverage matters, depending on complexity
• Targeted litigation plans to reduce expenses

Leaders in Diversity and a Progressive Workplace

Boyd & Jenerette is committed to diversity and a progressive workplace. Twenty-eight of the firm’s fifty attorneys are women, including shareholders and partners.

Boyd & Jenerette offers a family-friendly working environment, with flex-time for new parents and the ability to work remotely based on childcare or family member needs.

Recognized for Credentials & Leadership

Nine of the firm’s attorneys are Board Certified by The Florida Bar, including one in Civil Trial, two in Appellate Practice, one in Aviation Law, three in Construction Law, and two in Workers’ Compensation.

The firm is AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and 12 of the firm’s attorneys are also AV Peer Review Rated at an individual level.

Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. is recognized in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in the following two areas:

• Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Jacksonville, Tier 3
• Insurance Law, Jacksonville, Tier 2

The firm is honored to have been recognized in Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings for ten consecutive years (2011 – 2020).

  •    2019 BestMark

Comprehensive Services

Many cases overlap several areas of law. As a full service law firm, we are able to recognize how one legal discipline impacts another. We work as a team on complex issues that require knowledge of a variety of state and federal laws. This multi-disciplinary approach allows clients to receive the large-firm advantage of access to multiple attorneys in a wide scope of practice areas as well as the hands-on customer service offered by a boutique law firm. In addition to civil litigation, employment law, workers’ compensation defense, commercial law, construction law and appeals, our firm also handles professional liability claims.

Our bilingual staff is available to assist with immigration matters, including consular and removal defenses.