A Modern Approach to Traditional Trial Law

Jakab Law, PLLC is a full service AV rated civil trial law firm. Its attorneys have come to Jakab Law, PLLC after gaining considerable trial experience at well-established law firms in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Our firm specializes in handling significant and difficult civil cases that are destined for trial in either Federal or State courts.

Practice Areas

Professional Liability

No amount of education; experience; or licensure can fully protect a person from the possibility that he/she may someday be sued for an act or omission arising from their work. Professional malpractice lawsuits can have a profound influence on a professional's career and ability to earn a living. Given the gravity of these cases, hiring a firm that understands the significance—and potential consequences—of these civil actions is crucial.

As professionals in our own right, our attorneys know and appreciate the fact that these cases are often "all or nothing". We pride ourselves on helping professionals in need. Almost invariably, the best option for any professional potentially facing civil liability is to contact counsel as early as possible. To that end, we make ourselves available 24-7 to provide legal assistance to professionals at any phase of a case.

Insurance Law / Bad Faith

Successfully handling insurance related matters requires knowledge of the industry; knowledge of the law; and considerable experience working with both primary and excess carriers. Our firm specializes in handling high-exposure general liability matters directly on behalf of insurance carriers and as appointed counsel for their insureds. 

We also vigorously represent insurers in disputes with other insurers regarding coverage; excess v. primary bad-faith; and multi-party litigation involving all lines of coverage. Our firm's lawyers have extensive experience handling cases involving:

  • Claims handling/Unfair Claims Practices
  • Fiduciary Responsibility
  • Multiple Claims with Insufficient Coverage
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims
  • Excess and Umbrella Insurance
  • Underwriting issues
  • Civil Remedy Notice Issues
  • 1st Party Bad Faith
  • Bad Faith Between Primary and Excess Carriers
  • "Hold Harmless" Agreements Between Insured and Insurer
  • Assignments
  • Releases of Insured Tortfeasors or Satisfaction of Excess Judgments Without Prior Assignments
  • Policy Limit and Coverage Disputes
  • Settlement and Attorney Fee Disputes
  • Insurer's Liability for Punitive Damages
Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Defense

Cases involving wrongful death and significant personal injury are relatively rare. In most cases, litigants only have one chance to obtain justice in a court of law. Consequently, in matters involving considerable damages as result of major or catastrophic loss, it is very important to engage a law firm with experience trying high exposure cases in both state and federal court.   

Our firm ensures a highly aggressive and detail-oriented approach to these cases. We are strongly committed to obtaining the best result possible in the most difficult cases. Our firm is built on this principal. 

Our attorneys have considerable experience handling cases including, but not limited to:

  • Wrongful Death
  • Construction/Workplace/Industrial Accidents
  • Catastrophic Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Mechanical Defects
  • Multi-vehicle Accidents
  • Negligent Security
  • Dram-Shop Liability
  • Design Defects
  • Breach of Warranty
  • Pharmaceutical Liability
  • Drug Overdose
  • Assaults/Battery
  • Animal Attacks
  • Attractive Nuisances
  • Catastrophic Accidents/Wrongful Death of Children
  • Train Accidents/FELA
  • Burn Cases
  • Asbestos
  • Cases involving Punitive Damages
Commercial & Condominium Law

Given the state of the current economy, the prevalence of commercial torts is rising. In many instances, business owners are having to write-off delinquent debts; consumers are not receiving adequate benefit from businesses for services rendered; and letters and phone calls are going unanswered. This may be a natural consequence of a difficult economy, however, our firm can assist businesses and consumers explore viable options to resolve commercial issues and exercise their legal rights through the court system, if necessary.

Our firm handles matters involving:

  • Warranties
  • Breach of Contract
  • Injurious Falsehood
  • Fraud
  • Collections
  • Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA)
  • Civil Conspiracy
  • Civil RICO
  • Civil Theft
  • Tortious Interference
  • Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Defamation (Slander/Libel)
  • Unfair Trade Practices
  • Equitable Accounting
  • Unjust Enrichment
  • Constructive Trust
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Fraud in the Inducement
  • Proceedings Supplementary/Writs
  • Replevin
  • Foreclosure Matters/Liens
  • Injunctive Relief

Our firm also handles all aspects of condominium litigation on behalf of Condominium Associations and Unit Owners including:

  • Property Management Disputes
  • 3rd party actions against Condominium Associations
  • Loss of Use Issues
  • Disputes over Condominium Declarations; Bylaws; and Articles of Incorporation
  • Premises Liability Matters
  • Disputes between Unit Owners; Associations; and Managers
  • Declaratory Judgments
  • Temporary and Permanent Injunctions

Do not hesitate to contact our office if you or your business has been wronged in the marketplace. Legal remedies often exist for problems that arise in both ordinary and complex commercial transactions. We work closely with our clients throughout the course of their legal matter. We are dedicated to obtaining the most favorable result possible, regardless of how difficult or complex the case.

Premises Liability

Lawyers who practice in the area of premises liability must have constant awareness of this rapidly changing area of the law. In the past few years, new statutes; rules; and building codes have altered this area of the legal landscape. Accordingly, Florida courts are reacting and developing this body of law as they confront new and ever more complicated cases.

Our firm principally defends businesses and individual property owners in premises liability cases. As one of the firm's primary practice areas, our attorney's are consistently at the forefront of legal developments in premises liability—at both the trial and appellate levels.

We have extensive experience handling cases involving:

  • Negligent Security
  • Improper Lighting
  • Defective Flooring
  • Building Code Violations
  • Negligent Maintenance
  • Defective Construction
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Dram Shop/Liquor Liability
  • Leased Premises
  • Guest Liability
  • Trespasser Liability
  • Attractive Nuisance
  • Animal Liability/Dog Bites
  • Handicap (ADA) Liability
  • Municipal Liability
Commercial Trucking Law

Accidents involving commercial vehicles require special care and attention. Given the scope of federal and state regulation over trucking companies—and the high likelihood of serious injury associated with accidents involving commercial vehicles—it is of paramount importance that legal counsel has the knowledge and experience to competently handle these cases.

Knowledge and concern of Carmack Liability and Federal Motor Carrier Regulations (FMCSR) are absolutely necessary in these cases. Our firm's attorneys have extensive experience handling cases involving allegations of:

  • Mishandling of annual reporting requirements
  • Mishandling of controlled substances and alcohol use and testing
  • Improper commercial license standards
  • Faulty safety devices
  • Motor carrier's failure to provide minimum financial responsibility
  • Faulty inspections, repairs, and maintenance issues
  • Improper driver qualifications
  • Improper commercial license standards
  • Negligent compliance with commercial driver's license programs
  • Excessive driver hours/violations of maximum driving hour requirements

Our attorneys have tried high liability/high damages cases involving commercial vehicles in both federal and state courts. We know and understand the type of care and attention these cases require and deserve. We pride ourselves in taking utmost care and attention to detail to obtain the best result possible in these cases.

Federal Civil Practice

Many attorneys and law firms tend to avoid litigating matters in the federal system, given the differences in procedure and trial practice—our firm does not. In fact, our lawyers prefer to litigate and try cases in the federal system if that venue is warranted and favorable under the facts of the case.

In addition to handling general civil and commercial matters, our firm also handles matters involving: Chapter 7 Straight Liquidations; Chapter 11 and all Reorganization Proceedings appetent thereto; Chapter 13 Reorganizations for Individuals; Creditor and Debtor Actions Related to Automatic Stays; Adversarial Actions in Bankruptcy; Actions on Behalf of Trustees; Fraudulent Transfers; Preferences; Guarantors; Workout Agreements; and Matters Related to Discharge.

Appellate Practice

Our firm is dedicated to obtaining justice for our clients—even if that means taking cases to the highest appellate courts available and exhausting all avenues for redress. As a civil trial firm, we are especially cognizant of the appellate considerations in every case we handle—whether disposed by summary adjudication or tried to verdict.