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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 as a personal injury lawyer and wrongful death attorney 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.
Jon 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. If you are looking for an experienced personal injury attorney in Tallahassee, contact Caminez Law now!
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