About Our Firm
Firm partners David Fonvielle, Hal Lewis, John Foote, Jim Messer and Allen McConnaughhay represent plaintiffs only in injury cases. Moreover, four of our five firm partners are board certified by the Florida Bar as civil trial experts who represent only seriously injured persons. No other firm in this area can make this claim.
According to The Florida Bar, "Board certified attorneys possess special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in their areas of practice. Certification is the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar concerning the competency and learning of attorneys . . ." In addition to written examination and experience requirements, judges and other lawyers must favorably evaluate a lawyer for board certification to be awarded.
Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the largest and most comprehensive ratings document of lawyers in the world, awarded Fonvielle Lewis Foote & Messer, and each individual partner, the highest possible marks, an "AV" rating. The "A" portion indicates a "very high" rating for legal ability, while the "V" is a general recommendation rating and indicates faithful adherence to ethical standards, professional reliability, and diligence and other relevant factors. The ratings are based on confidential recommendations to the publisher from Leon County lawyers and judges.
David Fonvielle, Hal Lewis, John Foote and Jim Messer been all been awarded the designation of Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
David Fonvielle and Hal Lewis are also featured in Law & Leading Attorneys. This publisher randomly surveys attorneys and asked to whom they would refer a close friend or family member in need of specialized legal advice. Tallahassee personal injury lawyers David Fonvielle and Hal Lewis were each identified in the area of personal injury law.
Firm partner Jim Messer has been chosen for the past two years as a member of the Florida Trend Legal Elite. Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite recognizes the top tier of attorneys practicing in Florida as chosen by their colleagues and amounts to one percent of the lawyers licensed to practice in Florida.
Firm Partners John Foote, Jim Messer and Allen McConnaughhauy, and associate Andrei Antohi are licensed to practice in Georgia as well as Florida.
Today, Fonvielle Lewis Foote & Messer serves a state-wide and regional referral base. From north Georgia to the Florida Keys... from Jacksonville to Pensacola, Fonvielle Lewis Foote & Messer is North Florida and South Georgia's largest personal injury law firm. Fonvielle Lewis Foote & Messer has the experience and expertise necessary to handle major personal injury cases and complex litigation.
When you need competent, aggressive counsel, call Fonvielle Lewis Foote & Messer.