John Jay Avril

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Professional Experience

Jay Avril was born in Baltimore and raised in New Jersey and Florida. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University and his Juris Doctorate degree from Stetson University College of Law with honors. He is distinguished by Martindale-Hubbell’s highest accolade, an AV rating.

Jay joined the personal injury attorneys at the firm (then called Perenich & Carroll) in 1984. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Florida Justice Association, and the Clearwater Bar Association. His practice focuses on injuries to people including auto accidents, malpractice, falls, motorcycles and insurance disputes throughout Florida.

Million dollar plus recoveries include a gunshot fatality to a nine year old boy, motorcycle injuries, medical malpractice with multiple defendants contributing to the paralysis of a forty year old mother, legal malpractice by a Tampa attorney, and medical malpractice by a Veterans Administration doctor.


Stetson University College of Law

Gulfport, Florida

J.D. Honors: With Honors

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia


Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1984

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Florida Justice Association, Member
  • Clearwater Bar Association, Member

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