Rufus Pennington

Of Counsel
(904) 356-6071

Experience, Commitment & Integrity in the Pursuit of Justice

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  • Duncan U. Fletcher High School
  • Duke University
    Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1978
  • University of Florida
    Juris Doctor, with honors, 1981
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Professional Associations
  • Florida
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (Florida State Chair, 2009-11; Regent, 2013-2017)
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • Fellow, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named to Best Lawyers in America (2019 Jacksonville Personal Injury Litigation, 2012 & 2016 Jacksonville Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiff’s Lawyer of the Year), 2022
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2021
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Mr. Rufus Pennington, III is an experienced and seasoned board-certified civil trial attorney, who has served as trial counsel in litigation throughout our country’s state and Federal courts for more than 30 years. He has represented clients in a wide variety of cases, from local pro bono matters to U.S. Supreme Court proceedings.


Highly honored, Mr. Pennington keeps pro bono work as an integral part of his practice, devoting hours each week to those who need legal help but cannot afford to hire a lawyer. His pro bono work has covered environmental issues, government and educational entities, and other various community groups. He even represented the organized plaintiff’s trial bar as amicus curiae before the U.S. Supreme Court in two cases regarding restrictions on lawyer advertising and solicitation.

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If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, let us help. Contact us by phone or online form to discuss your options or work with our team of trial attorneys. There are no fees unless we win your case.

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