Joseph  Camerlengo, Jr.

The Truck Accident Law Firm
The Truck Accident Law Firm
1200 Riverplace Blvd, Ste 902
JacksonvilleFL 32207
(904) 306-9220
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An extremely hardworking and passionate advocate for our clients, Joe Camerlengo specializes in serious personal injury and wrongful death claims caused by tractor trailer and commercial motor vehicle crashes. Joe is board certified in civil trial law by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocates in Truck Accident Law. Joe lectures other attorneys on handling tractor trailer crashes all over the country and has served as faculty at the AAJ Truck Litigation College. Joe has achieved a preeminent AV rating by Martindale Hubbell and has been repeatedly voted by his peers as a Florida Super Lawyer, a member of Florida’s Legal Elite and a National Trial Attorneys top 100.


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. He is the Vice President and a Board Member of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys; the Membership Chair and a Board Member of the American Association for Justice Interstate Truck Litigation Group; a board member of the National Board of Trucking Trial Advocates; and Co-Chair of the Florida Justice Association’s Trucking Litigation Group.


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.


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 Middle and Southern Districts of Florida and the Unites States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.


Joe is actively involved in the Florida and Jacksonville Bar and his community and is a recognized leader on diversity and inclusion issues. Joe currently serves on a Florida Bar Grievance Committee. He has 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 Human 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.


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

American Association for Justice, since 2001

AAJ, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group

Journal Editor (2016-2017)

Membership Chair (2017-present)

National Board of Trial Advocates

Board Member (2016-present)

National Board of Trucking Trial Advocates

Board Member (2016-present)

Florida Justice Association, Eagle Member, since 2006

Co-Chair of Trucking Litigation Section (2016-present)
Jacksonville Justice Association, since 2001

Treasurer (2006-2009)

Secretary (2005)
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

Executive Council, Florida Bar Standing Committee on Diversity & Inclusion (current)

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
University of Florida Bull Gator, Since 2006

Frequent CLE Presenter on Trucking and Trial Strategies

Certified NFL Agent (2000-2005)


Recognitions

Martindale Hubbell AV Rated
National Trial Lawyers of the Year Top 100; 2012-present

Florida Super Lawyer, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury; 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

Assumption Catholic School League Soccer Coach (2011-present)

Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2010
Jacksonville Host Committee, Florida’s Children First (2004-2014)

Jacksonville Humane Society, Presenting Sponsor, 2007 & 2008 Fur Ball Gala
Board of Directors, Duval County Teen Court (2000-2006)
Volunteer Teen Court Judge (1999 -2005)
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Volunteer
Sulzbacher Center Volunteer


Representative Cases

Tractor Trailer Wrongful Death: Settled $8.8 million total recovery

10 level Spinal Fusion: Judgment $5.86 Million

Rear End Collision by parts delivery truck: Jury Verdict $4.85 Million

Tractor Trailer Head-On Collision: Settled $3.975 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
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 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 experience is critical. 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.”


~ Joseph V. Camerlengo Jr., Esq.


With over 80 years of combined experience representing truck accident victims across the nation, we are the preeminent law firm that other attorneys turn to for help. Serving Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, New York, and the nation.

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