Duval County, Florida

Duval County includes the cities and towns of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and Baldwin. Jacksonville is the largest city by land mass in the continental United States spanning 918 square miles. There are more than 1 million residents in the Greater Jacksonville Metropolitan area.

Jacksonville is a popular location for residential and business growth due to its convenient location, great weather, affordable cost of living and overall high quality of life. According to the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Florida's population is growing twice as fast as the rest of the nation.

Located along the banks of the St. Johns River, Jacksonville is known as an international transportation hub, which includes air cargo and port facilities, in addition to trucking routes and rail. The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), an international trade seaport in Northeast Florida, provides 65,000 jobs in the region and generates $19 billion annually. Major vehicle transportation routes through the Jacksonville area include I-95, I-10, I-295, U.S. 17, U.S. 1, and U.S. 301.

The economy is also largely influenced by the area's two U.S. Navy bases and an emphasis on banking, insurance and healthcare, along with tourism. Forbes ranked Jacksonville among the "Top 10 Best U.S. Cities to Find a Job." Expansion Management Magazine has consistently recognized Jacksonville as one of the "Hottest Cities in America" for business expansions and relocations.

With its easy access to the St. Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean, outdoor enthusiasts are naturally drawn to Jacksonville. The area boasts 90 miles of beaches and the largest park system in the country, with more than 80,000 acres of parks located throughout the city. Many public parks have areas for boating, swimming, fishing, sailing, jetskiing, surfing and waterskiing.

Local sports fans don't have to travel far to see live football or baseball. The city is home to the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars and Jacksonville Suns AA baseball team. The city hosted its first Super Bowl in 2005. Jacksonville also has more than 80 golf courses, including the famous Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass and the World Golf Hall of Fame.

If the arts are on your list, Jacksonville ranks high. AmericanStyle magazine ranked Jacksonville as one of its "Top 25 Arts Destinations." The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, The Museum of Science and History, as well as the spectacular Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens are among the area's favorites. Jacksonville is also home to the world-renowned Jacksonville Symphony and several performing arts centers which attract top entertainers.

The Lawrence Law Group is headquartered in downtown Jacksonville in the Wachovia Bank building overlooking the beautiful St. Johns River. Our firm's founder, Greg Lawrence, grew up in Jacksonville and is passionate about keeping Jacksonville an environmentally thriving place for outdoor enjoyment.

Our firm handles claims throughout Duval County including business disputes, contract disputes, non-compete agreements, insurance claims, car accidents, trucking accidents, insurance claims, business disputes, slip and falls, dog attacks or bites, premises liability, defective product claims, workers compensation claims and nursing home abuse or negligence.