Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. is a nationally recognized trial law firm, committed to protecting and vindicating the rights of people injured through negligence, improper conduct, deceit or abuse of power. The firm has represented clients in courtrooms throughout Florida and across the nation, for over 45 years.

We take pride in our experience and professional integrity. Our litigation teams, all of whom have courtroom experience, are assisted by a support staff of professionals with backgrounds in insurance, law enforcement, and nursing. We are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to ensure that our cases are organized, our presentations are powerful and effective, and our messages reach opposing attorneys, insurance adjusters, judges, and ultimately, jurors. We also maintain ongoing relationships with nationally known experts in fields such as medicine, law enforcement, engineering, business and economics to ensure that our cases are well founded and carefully supported.

Serving our clients is our primary goal. We extend that service outside the courtroom through dedicated efforts to fight for the rights of clients on political and legislative fronts. Our commitment also includes extensive philanthropic endeavors. The firm supports charitable and civic causes each year, donating time and much needed capital to our community.

Highly skilled and professional legal services, substantial resources, responsiveness, commitment to clients and the community, innovation, and endurance are the hallmarks of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.

Our lawyers are licensed to practice in the following states:

New Hampshire
New Jersey
Washington, DC
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  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

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Big Rig, Big Responsibility

by Theodore Babbitt

The nation’s highways are more clogged than ever with 40-ton 18-wheelers that don’t take safety seriously enough. This must change—and it’s up to both state governments and private industry to make it happen.


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