Joseph V. Camerlengo Jr., B.C.S.
The Truck Accident Law Firm
Joe Camerlengo is a founding partner of The Truck Accident Law Firm where he maintains a nationwide trial practice specializing in the areas of serious personal injury and wrongful death caused by trucking, bus and commercial motor vehicle crashes. He is extremely hardworking and a passionate advocate for his clients. Joe is board certified in truck accident law by the National Board of Trial Advocates and board certified in civil trial law by both the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocates. Joe is a member of ABOTA, has achieved a preeminent AV rating by Martindale Hubbell and has been voted a Florida Super Lawyer in Civil Trial and Personally Injury Law every year since 2008. Joe serves as the President of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, the Education Chair for the American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group, Chair of the Florida Justice Association’s Trucking and CMV Crash Section and serves on the board of the National Board of Trial Advocates and the National Board of Trucking Trial Advocates. Joe speaks all over the country on issues relating to handling Trucking Crash cases and advanced trial techniques. He has been a repeat speaker for the American Association for Justice, the Florida Justice Association, the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, the 360 Advocacy programs, and many other trial lawyer organizations.
An extremely hardworking and passionate advocate for our clients, Joe Camerlengo specializes in the areas of serious personal injury and wrongful death 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. Joe lectures other attorneys on handling tractor trailer crashes all over the county 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 President and Board Member of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys; the Education Chair and 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, handling trucking crash cases all over the country from the home office in Jacksonville, Florida.
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 is 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.
Joe can be reached at email@example.com
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 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: Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys President (2018 – 2019) Vice President (2017-2018) Board of Regents (2016 – present) National Board of Trial Advocates Board Member (2016-present) National Board of Trucking Trial Advocates Board Member (2016-present) American Association for Justice, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Education Chair (2018-present) Membership Chair (2017-2018) AAJ Truck Litigation College Co-Chair (2018) Vision Zero Committee (2016-present) Side Underride Committee (2015-present) Florida Justice Association, Trucking Litigation Section Co-Chair (2016-present) Eagle Member, since 2006 American Board of Trial Advocates, since 2015 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 American Association for Justice, since 2001 Jacksonville Justice Association, since 2001 Treasurer (2006-2009) Secretary (2005) 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 Trucking Lawyers Top 10, 2017-present National Trial Lawyers of the Year Top 100; 2012-present Florida Super Lawyer, Plaintiff's Personal Injury & Civil Trial; 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) Armada Jacksonville Football Club Soccer Coach (2014-present) Arlington Football Club Soccer Coach (2010-2014) Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2010 Jacksonville Host Committee, Florida’s Children First (2004-present) Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Volunteer Sulzbacher Center Volunteer
REPRESENTATIVE CASES: Tractor Trailer Wrongful Death: Settled $8.8 million total recovery Tractor Trailer vs. Motorcycle serious injury: Settled $6 million Policy Limits 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 Tractor Trailer Rear End Collision on Interstate: Settled $3.5 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
QUOTE: “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.”