Jason W. Peterson


Professional Experience:

Jason has a broad based civil trial practice heavily devoted to representing clients in personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice claims.  Jason has tried numerous injury cases to verdict.  He believes that his experience having represented both plaintiffs and defendants provides his clients the best perspective to evaluate claims and implement a winning strategy.  

Jason also has years of experience litigating catastrophic property damage claims.  He has guided owners of residential and commercial properties through the complex web of property insurance.  He has resolved claims resulting from Hurricanes Ivan and Dennis, as well as catastrophic tornadoes and flooding that have impacted the Northwest Florida region.  Jason has also served as an umpire for the insurance appraisal process.

Jason handles contract disputes, construction defect claims and employment related maters.  He has tried cases before judges and juries as lead trial counsel, is admitted in all Florida State courts and is a Certified Mediator.  Jason also practices before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

  • AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite “Up and Comer”, 2009
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, Personal Injury Law, 2015 – 2020
  • Escambia Santa Rosa County Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of NW Florida, Former Board of Directors Member
  • Tiger Point Sports Association, Former Board of Directors Member
  • Leadership Pensacola, 2010
  • Northwest Florida Gator Club, Vice President
  • HMA Santa Rosa Medical Center, LLC v. Baillie, 119 So. 3d 1250 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013) (affirming per curiam trial court’s denial of motions for directed verdict, new trial, and remittitur following jury verdict for personal representative of decedent’s estate in wrongful death and premises liability action)
  • Beach Community Bank v. St. Paul Mercury Insurance, Co., 635 F.3d 1190 (11th Cir. 2011) (reversing summary judgment entered in favor of fidelity bond issuer where bank demonstrated that fidelity bond covered loss resulting directly from good-faith reliance upon forged personal guaranty of commercial loan regardless of collectability of the guarantor)


Jason W. Peterson


Pensacola, FL

Cell: 850.380.6960

Email Address:

Areas of Practice
  • Construction & Development
    • Personal Injury & Products Liability
  • Litigation
    • Employment
    • Media Law
    • Personal Injury & Products Liability
    • Probate Litigation
    • Property Damage Claims
    • Professional Malpractice
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Transportation Law
    • Maritime Law
  • Healthcare Law


  • J.D., University of Florida College of Law, 1999
  • B.A., University of Florida, 1996


Admittance to Practice
  • Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
Legal Assistant

Brittany Wilkerson

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