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Gerald W. Weedon JACKSONVILLE BUSINESS JOURNAL'S 2019 ULTIMATE ATTORNEY

Gerald "Jerry" Weedon

Marks Gray attorney Gerald W. Weedon selected as a 2019 Ultimate Attorney by Jacksonville Business Journal in the area of Corporate Law and Litigation.

Gerald “Jerry” Weedon joined Marks Gray law firm in 1976, after receiving his J.D. with honors from the University of Florida. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, business and corporate law with an emphasis on insurance liability defense. Mr. Weedon is Florida Bar Board Certified in Business Litigation, was appointed to the Board of Legal Specialization and Education which reviewed petitions to the Bar for certification of individuals for Business Litigation and has been AV® rated by Martindale Hubbell for thirty consecutive years.
Within the legal community, Mr. Weedon’s success, talent, and dedication have been repeatedly recognized by his peers, who have named him to key positions within his profession. Named “Lawyer of the Year” by the American Board of Trial Advocates; served as President of Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA), the Jacksonville Association Defense Counsel (JADC) and the Catholic Lawyers Guild and served on the Board of Directors of Defense Research Institute (DRI) and the Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA). He is a member of the Jacksonville Bar, Florida Bar, American Bar, and American Bar Foundation. Mr. Weedon is named a Super Lawyer by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine and a Best Lawyer by U.S. News & World Report.

The Jacksonville Business Journal's Ultimate Attorney Awards was held at The River Club on March 4, 2019. Attorneys throughout Jacksonville celebrated the honorees for their achievement in their legal profession and community involvement.

"I was lucky enough to find the right place to be, and I sort of grew with the place," he said. "I was in the right place doing the work I loved. We had eight lawyers and two associates, and now we have 22 lawyers and six associates. Many of those associates stayed on to be partners."

Like any good lawyer, Mr. Weedon is intelligent, a great arbitrator and an excellent writer. In addition to these traits, his compassion and creativity distinguish him from other attorneys- and people. Jerry listens to his clients, adversaries, judges, and colleagues to take in as much information, analyzes and synthesize it to exercise good judgment to provide a solution. His compassion in focusing on how others feel and accepting their perspective, whether or not he agrees with it, is the foundation of his personal and professional achievements. Mr. Weedon puts himself in other's shoes to fully understand what issues they are facing to provide the best solution possible. He is most creative in finding solutions to problems. Each matter is unique, as is each client and each solution carefully crafted. His ability to think out of the box to come to an effective resolution in stating his opinion while remaining respectful of others is a testament to his standing in the professional and charitable community. These traits make him an ultimate lawyer and, an even better, person that stands above the rest.

From all of us at Marks Gray, P.A., we congratulate attorney Jerry Weedon on this tremendous accomplishment.

Celebrating more than 120 years serving businesses and individuals throughout Northeast Florida.

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Jacksonville Business Jounral

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