What our clients Say

We aren’t afraid to go to trial and fight for the compensation you deserve. From winning against big tobacco to medical malpractice and auto accident cases, we stand for you.

But don’t just take our word for it — here are what our clients are saying about our firm, our staff and our positive outcomes.


“As a pedestrian, an inattentive driver hit me as I crossed the street.  After two surgeries, I came home to a minimum of eight weeks of non- weight bearing. I was not able to tend to my work for over two and a half months. Needing care 24/7, my husband had to abandon his job until I was able to do most things on my own.

Avera & Smith patiently guided us through the legal and financial decisions to place us in the best possible position considering how destructive this accident had been to our lives. All the legal steps recommended by your firm were not only in our best interest, but the appropriate decisions… Thank you for caring and being with Bert and me through this very difficult phase of our lives.”

- R.S. & B.C.

“Ben did a marvelous job-I know my case was small but he still worked with an attitude that this case was important to me.”

- N.D.

“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. Then, the people who hit me wouldn’t take any of the blame. My boss referred me to Lance Avera at Avera & Smith. They are the best! It took 3 years to battle my case, but it all turned out good.”

- Gainesville resident and star athlete, L’Tonya Johnson, who was involved in a very serious car accident

“I was driving and slowed down for a stopped school bus when a lady hit me from behind going 45 miles per hour. She didn’t even slow down. I had to have surgery on my neck and then a lot of physical therapy. I didn’t think I needed an attorney, but the insurance company wouldn’t pay me what I owed on my car and they wouldn’t pay my medical bills. When I tried to figure things out it was just overwhelming.

A friend recommended me to Avera & Smith. I met with Ben (Steinberg) who handled everything. They did it all! Even when I thought we were done, they gave me another check!”

- T.M.

“The excellence and quick resolution of my case was unexpected. Thank you so much!”

- A.R.

“I would recommend this firm to anyone. They were there for me all the way.”

- R.W.

“I am thankful for all of the incredible help … Everyone was very patient with me and answered any questions I had fully and promptly.”

- K.S.