Representing Injury Victims in the Gainesville Area for Over 60 Years

Who We Are

No one wants their case to go to trial, but to get the best settlement, you need a team of lawyers with real courtroom experience on personal injury, work-related claims and criminal defense cases. The insurance company knows that our team will go to court if necessary and fight for your rights.
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Our Results

From horrible automobile and truck accidents to lives destroyed by tobacco, Avera & Smith’s attorneys have a proven track record of successful trial verdicts and settlements for our clients. Our clients show courage every day and we work tirelessly to give them hope for the future.
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Why Choose Us

Avera & Smith has been representing Floridians for more than 60 years. Our legacy is one of personal service and genuine care for our clients and our local community. This has not only earned us a great reputation, but also helped us get fair settlements and verdicts for our clients.
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“At first, I wasn’t going to hire an attorney, but three weeks after the accident, the doctors said I would be in pain the rest of my life. My boss referred me to Avera & Smith. They are the best!” – L’Tonya Johnson

We Get Results

  • Domino's Pizza wrongful-death lawsuit ends with $10M jury award

    Avera & Smith secured more than $10 million in a wrongful-death lawsuit that held the Michigan-based Domino's Pizza parent company liable for the crash.
    – Orlando Sentinel 4/11/16

  • $34M verdict in tobacco case

    Gainesville-based law firm Avera & Smith have secured a $34 million judgment against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., maker of Camel cigarettes and other brands, on behalf of the Niceville family of a veteran and former smoker who died of lung cancer about 20 years ago.
    – Gainesville Sun 9/15/15

  • $17.5M verdict in tobacco suit sets a record in county

    The judgement secured by Avera & Smith was the largest single civil verdict in the county, topping the previous high award of $10 million.
    – Gainesville Sun 3/13/10