Board Certified Truck Accident Attorneys

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Joseph V. Camerlengo Jr.

Attorney Joseph V. Camerlengo

Joseph V. Camerlengo Jr., B.C.S.
The Truck Accident Law Firm
888-511-TRUCK (8782)

Education

University of Florida
Warrington College of Business, B.S.B.A. in Finance with honors (1991)
Levin College of Law, Juris Doctorate with honors (1994)

Certifications

Board Certified in Truck Accident Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA)
Board Certified in Civil Trial Practice, The Florida Bar
Board Certified in Civil Trial Practice, National Board of Trial Advocates

Bar Admissions

Florida Bar, member since 1994
Board Certified in Civil Trial since 2011
U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Honors, Activities & Affiliations

Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
President (2018 – 2019)
Vice President (2017-2018)
Board of Regents (2016 – present)
Executive Board (2016 – present)
National Board of Trial Advocates
Board Member (2016-present)
National Trial Lawyers Top 100
Top 10 Trucking Attorney (2017 – present)
American Association for Justice, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
Secretary (2020-present)
Treasurer (2019-2020)
Education Chair (2018-2019)
Membership Chair (2017-2018)
Executive Board (2017-present)
AAJ Truck Litigation College Co-Chair (2018)
Vision Zero Committee (2016-present)
Side Underride Committee (2015-present)
Florida Justice Association
Trucking Litigation Section Co-Chair (2016-present)
Eagle Member, since 2006
American Association for Justice, Bus Litigation Group
Chair (2020-2021)
Chair-Elect (2019-2020)
Executive Board (2016 – present)
American Board of Trial Advocates, since 2015
Jacksonville Bar Association, since 1994
Chair – Diversity Committee (2010-2011)
President (2008-2009)
Founder, Diversity Symposium (2009)
President-Elect (2007-2008)
Board of Governors (2000-2006)
Co-Chair, Entertainment, and Sports Law Committee              (2004-2005)
Foundation Advisory Committee (2001-2005)
President, Young Lawyers Section (2000-2001)
President-Elect, Young Lawyers Section (1999-2000)              Secretary, Young Lawyers Section (1998-1999)
Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Section (1996-1998)      Sports Commissioner, Young Lawyers Section (1994-              1996)
Founder, 4th Judicial Circuit Trial Docket (2000-2001) Florida Bar Association, since 1994
Florida Bar Grievance Committee (2017-2021)
Executive Council, Florida Bar Standing Committee on            Diversity & Inclusion (2010-2018)
Chairman, President’s Special Statewide Committee on          Diversity and Inclusion (2011-2012)
Appointed to President’s Special Committee on Diversity        and Inclusion (2010)
American Bar Association, since 1994
American Association for Justice, since 2001
Leaders Forum (2014-present)
Jacksonville Justice Association, since 2001
Treasurer (2006-2009)
Secretary (2005)
University of Florida Bull Gator
, Since 2006
Frequent CLE Presenter on Trucking and Trial Strategies
Certified NFL Agent (2000-2005)

Joe Camerlengo is a founding partner of The Truck Accident Law Firm where he maintains a nationwide trial practice specializing in the areas of serious personal injury and wrongful death caused by trucking, bus, and commercial motor vehicle crashes.   He is extremely hardworking and a relentless advocate for his clients.   Joe is board certified in truck accident law by the National Board of Trial Advocates and board-certified in civil trial law by both the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocates.   Joe is a member of ABOTA, has achieved a preeminent AV rating by Martindale Hubbell, and has been voted a Florida Super Lawyer in Civil Trial and Personally Injury Law every year since 2008.  He has also been selected as a National Trial Lawyer Top 10 Trucking attorney. 

Joe is passionate about making our roads safer by pursuing and helping other attorneys pursue, bad trucking companies and dangerous truck drivers.  Joe remains actively involved in the leading trucking litigation attorney organizations.  Joe is a past President of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, an officer and executive board member for the American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group, Past Chair of the American Association for Justice Bus Litigation Group, Co-Chair of the Florida Justice Association’s Trucking and CMV Crash Section and serves on the board of the National Board of Trial Advocates and the National Board of Trucking Trial Advocates.  Joe speaks all over the country on issues relating to handling trucking crash cases and advanced trial techniques.  He has been a repeat speaker for the American Association for Justice, the Florida Justice Association, the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, the 360 Advocacy programs, Trial School, Case Analysis, Trial Lawyer Nation, and many other state trial lawyer organizations.

Joe began his legal career defending insurance companies and corporations for 7 years before founding the Camerlengo Law Group in 2001 to focus on civil justice.  He has been representing plaintiffs in serious injury and death cases since then and enjoys the challenge of taking on large corporations and insurance companies. In 2014, Joe and his team joined Coker, Shickel, Sorenson, Posgay, Camerlengo & Iracki.  In 2017, Joe joined forces with leading trucking trial attorneys Michael Leizerman and Joe Fried to form The Truck Accident Law Firm, handling trucking crash cases all over the country with their main office in Jacksonville, Florida.

Joe is a double Gator, having received his B.S.B.A. in Finance in 1991 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1994, both with honors. Joe has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1994 and is also admitted to the United States District Court, for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida and the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  He has handled high-profile cases throughout the country via pro hac admissions, including Las Vegas, Nevada, Chicago, Illinois, New York, West Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi, Maryland, South Carolina, and more. 

Joe is actively involved in the Florida and Jacksonville Bar and his community.  He is a recognized leader on diversity and inclusion issues.  Joe served on the Florida Bar’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee since its inception, serving as chairman in 2011-2012.  He is a Past President of the Jacksonville Bar Association. Joe also supports several charitable and community organizations such as the American Cancer Society, the Jacksonville Host Committee for Florida’s Children First, and Leadership Jacksonville.  He enjoys coaching kids’ sports, playing golf, working out, surfing, and, most importantly, spending time with his wife and their daughters.

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Recognitions

Martindale Hubbell AV Rated
National Trial Lawyers of the Year Top 10; 2017-present
National Trial Lawyers of the Year Top 100; 2012-present
Florida Super Lawyer, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury & Civil Trial; 2008-present
Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, 2014 to present
AVVO Superb Rating – 10 out of 10; 2008-present
Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2010
Jacksonville Business Journal, 40 under 40, 2009
Florida Justice Association Bronze Eagle Award, 2008 Florida’s Legal Elite, Civil Trial Practice, FLORIDA TREND Magazine, 2006
Million Dollar Trial Advocates Member since 2003

Civic Activities

Jacksonville Football Club Soccer Coach (2014-present)
Assumption Catholic School League Soccer Coach (2011-2019)
Arlington Football Club Soccer Coach (2010 – 2014)
Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2010
Jacksonville Host Committee, Florida’s Children First (2004-present)
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
Sulzbacher Center 

Representative Cases

Rear End Tractor-Trailer Crash Wrongful Death: Judgment $24.6 Million
Head-On Collision With Tractor-Trailer: $24 Million Settlement
Port Yard Tractor Wrongful Death: $15.5 Million Settlement
Tractor Trailer Wrongful Death:  $11.8 Million Settlement
Rear-End Crash By SUV: $11.6 Million Jury Verdict
Tractor Trailer Wrongful Death:  Settled $8.8 Million Total Recovery
Passenger Vehicle Rear Ends Parked Tractor Trailer:  Settled $7.5 million
Tractor Trailer Vs. Motorcycle Serious Injury:  Settled $6 Million Policy Limits
10 Level Spinal Fusion:  Judgment $5.86 Million
Shipper Liability For Trucking Rear End Fatal Crash:  $5 Million
Rear-End Collision By Parts Delivery Truck:  Jury Verdict $4.85 Million
Tractor Trailer Rear-End Collision: Settled $4 Million
Tractor Trailer Head-On Collision:  Settled $3.975 Million
Tractor Trailer Rear-End Collision On Interstate:  Settled $3.5 Million
Tractor Trailer Intersection Collision: Settled $3 Million
Pedestrian Vs. Commercial Van: Settled $2.85 Million
Head-On Collision With Limo Van:  Settled $2.65 Million
Tractor Trailer Vs. Motorcycle Wrongful Death:  Settled $2.6 Million
Tractor Trailer Tire Came Off:  Settled $2.2 Million
Head-On Collision With Small CMV:  Settled $2.05 Million
Commercial Vehicle Vs. Pedestrian Crash:  Settled $2 Million
Rear End Tractor-Trailer Crash Spinal Injuries: Settled $1.9 Million
Fatal Bus Vs. Pedestrian Crash:  Settled $1.65 Million
Intersection Collision:  Settled $1.43 Million
Intersection Collision:  Jury Verdict $1.2 Million
Intersection Collision:  Jury Verdict $1.1 Million
Commercial Vehicle Crash At Port:  Settled $1.1 Million

"I have been privileged to represent many families that have suffered greatly at the hands of bad tractor-trailer companies or overworked commercial truck drivers. The more I know about semis, tractor-trailers, and their companies, the greater my passion to pursue justice for the harms and losses they cause. Trucking crash experience and trucking industry knowledge are critical to bringing all the parties responsible for putting that dangerous trucking company and truck driver on the road. Do not call a car crash lawyer to handle your trucking case. Our firm specializes in Tractor Trailer and Commercial Vehicle crash cases and has the knowledge, experience, and resources to achieve full justice for you and your family, and to hopefully improve safety so that similar crashes do not happen again.”

~ Joseph V. Camerlengo Jr., Esq.