Jon D Caminez
Ryan Yeary
Scott Wolf
Shannon Brown
Cathy Johnston
Danielle Merritt
Barbara Walker
Brenda Wilfong

Jon D Caminez T 850.997.8181
F 850.997.5189

Jon D. Caminez, who passed away September 25, 2016, was the founder of Caminez & Yeary, P.A. in Monticello, Florida.

For almost 43 years, he litigated cases primarily involving personal injury and wrongful death in North Florida, as well as serving as co-counsel for numerous cases in Georgia, Alabama and other states. He initially worked for the United States Department of Justice. He began his private practice in this area in 1972 and has specialized in personal injury work since 1974.

Mr. Caminez tried numerous jury trials during his long career and was in the first class of Board certified civil trial attorneys who were given their certificate in 1983. He was also the first Baker Act hearing examiner and was awarded Citizen of the Year for his work in that field.

Mr. Caminez was a longstanding member of the Florida Justice Association, formerly known as The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, and a member of the American Association for Justice, formerly known as the American Trial Lawyers Association. He is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, the Florida Supreme Court, and all Circuit Courts in the state of Florida.

Mr. Caminez was successful in the first jury trial against the State of Florida, and his client was awarded a verdict greater than the policy limits. He obtained million dollar verdicts in jury trials, including a verdict against Walmart for $1,500,000.00.

Caminez & Yeary specializes in tractor/trailer accidents, as well as serious automobile accidents, products liability cases, premises liability cases, and medical malpractice cases. Mr. Caminez was known for taking cases to trial when they do not settle for a fair value and worked hard in any case whether big or small.

Mr. Caminez also handled the Wells v. TMH case, which went to trial and was affirmed by the Florida Supreme Court and established a valuable legal precedent in apportionment of liability awards, as well as being the last case tried with a jury against Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where a successful verdict was obtained.

Mr. Caminez was a Board certified trial lawyer, having been certified in the first class of lawyers to be certified in the state of Florida.

The law firm of Caminez & Yeary contiues the legacy that Mr. Caminez started over 43 years ago, to put the client's interest first.

Ryan Yeary T 850.997.8181
F 850.997.5189

email: ryeary@caminezlaw.com

Ryan Yeary joined the firm of Caminez & Yeary, P.A. in 2016. Mr. Yeary began his legal career working as a trial court staff attorney for the Second Judicial Circuit. In this position he worked closely with members of the judiciary gaining invaluable insight into the judicial process.

Mr. Yeary then joined a Tallahassee law firm where he represented insurance companies in defense of lawsuits brought by those injured in automobile accidents.

Mr. Yeary now utilizes these past experiences to represent clients in the areas of personal injury, automobile accidents, slip-and-fall incidents, products liability and medical malpractice.

Mr. Yeary grew up in Tallahassee, Florida. He graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Accounting. He then attended Stetson University College of Law where he received his law degree with honors. While at Stetson he also earned his Master's Degree in Business Administration.

Mr. Yeary is married to Jessica Yeary, a Tallahassee attorney, and they have two young boys.

Scott Wolf T 850.997.8181
F 850.997.5189

email: swolf@caminezlaw.com

Scott Wolf joined the firm of Caminez & Yeary, P.A. in 2009. Mr. Wolf brought a wealth of experience to the firm from his work in the legal field, education and computer information sciences.

He focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, automobile accidents, slip-and-fall incidents and medical malpractice.

Mr. Wolf is a graduate of Florida State University (Management Information Systems) and Mercer College of Law (Juris Doctorate).

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Wolf served as a consultant for numerous companies in the area of software development and network administration. For five years, Mr. Wolf served as a Graduate Faculty member teaching at American Intercontinental University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mr. Wolf's technical background and attention to detail have greatly aided his representation of clients in personal injury, automobile accidents, slip-and-fall incidents, and medical malpractice.

Shannon Brown T 850.997.8181
F 850.997.5189

email: sbrown@caminezlaw.com

Shannon Brown, who has been employed with the firm of Caminez & Yeary for over 20 years as a paralegal and office manager, was born and raised in Madison County, Florida.

He attended Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in 2002.

He takes the client's initial information, and helps get the case ready for the trial stage.

 

 

 

Danielle Merritt T 850.997.8181
F 850.997.5189

email: dmerritt@caminezlaw.com

Danielle Merritt was born and raised in Monticello, Florida. She attended Tallahassee Community College and was awarded a degree in Paralegal and Legal Studies in 2014.

She has been employed with Caminez & Yeary, P.A. since 2010. She assists both Ryan Yeary and Shannon Brown with cases in pre-litigation status involving personal injury, automobile accidents, slip-and-fall incidents, and medical malpractice.

Barbara Walker T 850.997.8181
F 850.997.5189

email: bwalker@caminezlaw.com

Barbara Walker is a life-long resident of this area, having been born in Greenville, FL and raised in Waukeenah, Florida.

She handles the firm's accounts payable and numerous other records and is a liaison with Farmers and Merchants Bank.

Barbara has been working for Caminez & Yeary, P.A. for over 20 years.

She is married to Wayne Walker, who owns Walker's Store in Waukeenah, FL. They have three children and five grandchildren.

Brenda Wilfong T 850.997.8181
F 850.997.5189

email: bwilfong@caminezlaw.com

Brenda Wilfong was born and raised in Key West, FL.

She joined the firm in February of 2012 and was previously employed by Coldwell Banker Kelly & Kelly Properties as office manager.

She attended Miami-Dade College where she earned a degree in Business Education. Prior to moving to Monticello, Brenda worked for twenty years as a medical assistant/office manager in Stuart, FL.

She assists the staff with various tasks, does the purchasing for/ the office, and numerous other duties.

She has been married to her husband, Richard, for forty-three years, has one daughter and two beautiful granddaughters.

Cathy Johnston T 850.997.8181
F 850.997.5189

email: cjohnston@caminezlaw.com

Cathy Johnston joined the firm in 2015 as an assistant. Prior to coming to Caminez & Yeary, P.A., Cathy was a legal assistant with the firm of McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver, P.A. in Tallahassee, FL for thirty-five years, with fifteen years experience in other firms and entities.

She is a resident of Monticello, Florida and has been married to Felix Johnston for thirty-four years and has three children and three grandchildren.