FIRM ATTORNEYS

JONATHAN STIDHAM

Jonathan Stidham is the firm's managing shareholder. He acts as lead trial attorney on most of the firm's cases. Jonathan was born in Bartow in 1959 and graduated from high school there in 1977. In 1981 he graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.A. in Economics. Jonathan attended law school at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and graduated with a Juris Doctorate Degree in 1987. He was admitted to the Georgia and Florida Bar Associations in 1987, and has been practicing in Bartow his entire career.

Jonathan's career has included acting as lead trial counsel on cases involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, infant brain damage, spinal chord injuries, multiple claimant automobile accidents, products liability, fraud, theft and business torts. He also has a substantial construction litigation background and currently handles cases involving major commercial construction contracts.

In addition to being a member of both the Florida and Georgia Bar Associations, Jonathan is a member of the Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Polk County Trial Lawyers Association.

 

JEFFREY SULLIVAN

Jeff is an associate with the firm. Born and raised in central Massachusetts, Jeff attended the University of Miami and graduated with a degree in History and Political Science in 1991. Jeff then received his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 1994.

Jeff moved to Polk County in January, 1995, and began his legal career as a law clerk/staff attorney for the Judges of the Felony Division for the Tenth Judicial Circuit in Bartow. In 1997, Jeff was hired by the Office of the Public

Defender in Bartow. He practiced in the criminal appellate division for six months and then moved into the felony trial division. During his tenture at the Public Defender's Office, Jeff argued several criminal appeals before the Second District Court of Appeals and participated in numerous felony trials.

In April, 1998, Jeff became an associate with Stidham & Stidham, P.A. In addition to acting as co-counsel with Jonathan Stidham on a majority of the firm's complex injury and wrongful death cases, Jeff maintains his own caseload consisting of personal injury, criminal defense, and commercial litigation files.

Jeff is licensed to practice in all three U.S. District Courts in Florida, and is a member of the Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Polk County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and is a Barrister in the Willson American Inn of Court.

 

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