Callahan / Nassau County, Florida

Nassau County is directly north of Duval County - Jacksonville, Florida. Although close to Jacksonville, much of Nassau County is rural with farms, pine plantations and preservation lands. Fernandina Beach, located on Amelia Island, is a quaint tourist destination with many historic buildings, restaurants and shops. Amelia Island’s tourist destinations include the Amelia Island Plantation, the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Fort Clinch State Park, beautiful beaches and many golf courses. The 2010 census recorded just over 73,000 residents in Nassau County.

Nassau County’s towns include Callahan, Fernandina Beach, Hilliard, Bryceville, and Yulee. The County seat is in Yulee, Florida, where Nassau County’s new courthouse complex is located. Nassau County still uses its historic courthouse in Fernandina Beach which was built in 1891. Nassau County is in Florida’s Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, which also includes Duval and Clay Counties.

There are two circuit court judges in Nassau County – the Honorable Robert Foster and the Honorable Adrian Soud. Previously, the Honorable Brian Davis presided over circuit civil matters in Nassau County; however, he has since been appointed as a Federal District Court Judge.

Personal injury cases in Nassau County usually result from car and trucking accidents. Because of the paper mills located on Amelia Island, there are a large number of pulpwood trucks travelling through the area. In addition, with its population increase over the last 20 years, traffic has become more congested.

There are special areas of concern for car accidents in the county, most particularly State Road 121 which parallels the western border of the county. Auto and truck accidents along this stretch of highway are unfortunately both common and often serious. On our blog, you will see multiple references to our concerns with this roadway in particular. A lot of car crashes occur on State Road 200 which carries a lot of traffic and is the main east west thoroughfare through the county. Highway 17 and Interstate 95 are the main routes travelling north and south and both have their share of vehicle accidents as well.

Our firm has handled numerous car accident cases in Nassau County including accidents that occurred on State Road 200 (also known as A1A); Interstate 95; Sadler Road; U.S. Highway 301; State Road 121; and South 14th Street.

Due in part to the amount of tourism, there are a lot of retail stores and restaurants in the eastern part of the county. This can give rise to injury claims including slip and falls, stairway accidents and injuries caused by foreign objects in food.

As much of the workforce is employed in physical labor, there are also a significant amount of workers’ compensation claims for Nassau County residents. Workplace accidents that we have handled in Nassau County include auto accidents, bus accidents, construction accidents, forklift accidents, falls, staircase accidents, and building code violations, to name a few.

Our firm’s founding partner, Greg Lawrence, lived in Yulee and worked at the Amelia Island Plantation just prior to entering law school.

If you have a need for an accident or injury lawyer in the Nassau County, Florida, area, please contact us for a free no obligation consultation. If it is not convenient for you to come to our downtown Jacksonville office, we will be happy to meet you at a place that is more convenient.

Client Reviews
I have known Mr. Lawrence for several years and in my opinion he is the most professional and trustworthy lawyer I have ever known. I have had dealings with other lawyers but they were not as good as Mr. Lawrence. I would highly recommend him. Carla
I was referred to Greg by a coworker after I received a bad injury from an auto accident and was so pleased with Greg, and staff. They literally took care of everything for me while I was healing and kept me updated every step of the way. Calls and emails were always accepted and returned promptly and they were extremely patient and helpful with any questions and concerns that I had. Should I ever need legal assistance again I will definitely be calling him and referring him to family and friends. Amie M.
I had a difficult disability case, and was referred to Greg by a judge. As an experienced lawyer myself, I was apprehensive about using someone I didn't know. As it turned out, however, I could not have been more pleased. Greg mastered the case in no time, and was nothing short of brilliant in getting me a substantial settlement. He's a lawyer's lawyer, and I recommend him highly and without reservation. Steve
I would like to take a moment to say thanks to Greg, and his staff for doing an excellent job with my deceased mothers nursing home case. After hiring two other law firms my brothers and I decided to hire Greg. This was the best decision that we made regarding this case. Greg took the time to get to know who our deceased mother was, and the important facts involving our claim. As a result Greg was successful in resolving our claim to our satisfaction. Greg is the best attorney that I have ever met! I would highly recommend hiring Greg for any nursing home, or any other claims. Falsario Arnold
Of all the things that pleased me about Greg was that he was always available to me. If I called or emailed, I spoke to him and wasn't pushed off to one of his paralegals or assistants (although they were very helpful as well). I felt like I had a lawyer - not a factory. Scott