Associate, Ciera C. Gainey
Associate, Ciera C. Gainey

Ciera C. Gainey

Associate

Areas Of Practice

Ciera Gainey practices general civil litigation and has experience defending cases involving premises liability and motor vehicle negligence. In addition to her defense experience, Ciera has worked as a Plaintiff’s attorney with a civil litigation firm in the Jacksonville area. Ciera’s prior experience gives her keen insight on how to evaluate claims, injuries, and treatment in personal injury cases.

As a Florida native, Ciera was born and raised in Gainesville, FL. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from the University of South Florida, and went on to earn her Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law. While in law school, Ciera was a judicial extern for the Honorable Stephanie Ray at the First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee, FL. As a judicial extern, Ciera became familiar with Florida appellate practices and procedures by conducting legal research, preparing legal memoranda, and drafting case summaries on a variety of civil issues.

During her time at Florida Coastal School, Ciera not only exceeded academically by receiving the Cali Excellence Book Award for the highest grade in Torts I, but she also found much pride in being a member of both the Moot Court Honor Board and the Mock Trial Team.

Aside from the practice of law, Ciera has a devoted love for music and enjoys spending her spare time singing at various events in the Jacksonville area.

Admissions

  • Florida, 2018
  • Georgia, 2019
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2019

Awards & Recognition

  • Top 40 Under 40 in Florida, The National Black Lawyers, 2020

Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • The National Black Lawyers

Justin Gray

Education

  • J.D., Florida Coastal School of Law, 2018
    • Certification in Civil Litigation
    • Pro Bono Honors Graduate
    • SBA Student Leadership Award, Recipient
    • Cali Excellence Book Award, Awarded for the highest grade in Torts I
    • 30th Annual Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition, Champion
    • 30th Annual Earle E. Zehmer Moot Court Competition, Champion
    • Florida Coastal Moot Court Internal Competition, Champion
    • Florida Coastal Mock Trial Internal Competition, Top Six Advocate & Best Cross Examination
  • B.A., University of South Florida, 2010

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.