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Biography Overview

Jim Biggart is the managing partner of the Gainesville, Florida office of Morgan & Morgan. Jim’s primary practice focuses on representing clients injured in serious automobile collisions, wrongful death, trucking accidents, premises liability and other personal injury cases. He has also served as appellate counsel before the First District Court of Appeals. Jim believes that everyone deserves exceptional legal representation and focuses his team on treating clients the way he would want his family cared for, no matter how big or small their case.

Over the years, Jim has obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. His extensive trial experience has resulted in recent verdicts that include $1.9 million (slip and fall); $1.1 million (slip and fall); $786,000 (motor vehicle crash); $600,000 (dog bite); $415,000 (motor vehicle collision); and numerous multi-million dollar settlements for his deserving clients.

Jim is a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates, “AV” peer rated by Martindale-Hubble and recognized by Florida Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America and Florida Legal Elite.

Jim began his legal career serving in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps in Charleston, South Carolina and Mayport, Florida, where he represented Naval commanders as Trial Counsel in courts martial proceedings and administrative hearings. Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan, Jim was the managing partner of the Tallahassee office of a statewide litigation firm, where he represented national and regional trucking companies, trailer manufacturers, airports, national department stores, restaurants and hotels, as well as insurance carriers.

Jim received his BA from the University of Florida and his JD from the University of Louisville. He is admitted to the Florida Bar and the U.S. District Courts for the Middle District and Northern District of Florida.

Mr. Biggart and his wife, Stacy, are the proud parents of four boys, Cameron, Jackson, Nathan and Alex. He is a third generation Florida Gator and an enthusiastic, although often, middle-of-the-pack long distance runner.


Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Negligent Security
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Trucking Accidents

Awards

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2008-Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2012-Present
  • Florida Legal Elite 2012-Present

Memberships

  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

Education

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 1993-1994
  • University of Louisville School of Law, 1991-1993
  • University of Florida, B.A., 1990 (Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary)
  • Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1989, 1992
Recent successes
$749,911.00
Verdict
Sarah Crawford v. U.S. Department of the Interior
$1,100,000.00
Verdict
Stephanie Kemp v. Capital Regional Medical Center
Premises Liability and Slip & Fall Lawyers
$121,720.00
Verdict
Armstrong v. Gulf County Sheriff's Office
Car Accident & Auto Injury Lawyers
$56,800.00
Verdict
Joann Davis v. Marion Little
Car Accident & Auto Injury Lawyers
$415,943.77
Verdict
Johnson v. Leon County School Board
Car Accident & Auto Injury Lawyers
$600,000.00
Verdict
Bellflower v. Bowden
Dog Bite Attack Lawyers

Recent Successes

  • Sarah Crawford v. U.S. Department of the Interior

    $749,911.00

    Verdict -

  • Stephanie Kemp v. Capital Regional Medical Center

    $1,100,000.00

    Verdict -

  • Armstrong v. Gulf County Sheriff's Office

    $121,720.00

    Verdict -