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Board Certified Trial Attorneys Helping You & Your Family Find Justice

ABout Morgan Gaynor

Morgan Gaynor

Certified Civil Trial Law Expert with 25+ Years of Experience

Morgan Gaynor was born in Gainesville, Florida, in 1966. He grew up in the Daytona Beach area and earned his Bachelor's degree and law degree from the University of Florida. As a Florida native, he is passionate about helping local residents recover the money they deserve after serious accidents, such as car, truck, and motorcycle crashes. Morgan began his legal career in Jacksonville in 1992, where he practiced maritime law and complex insurance litigation. Since then, he has tried cases and handled appeals in both state and federal courts. In his over 25 years of practice, he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in six and seven-figure personal injury and wrongful death cases. In July of 2003, Morgan joined Mark Roman's personal injury firm in Clearwater, Florida.

At Roman & Gaynor, Morgan continues to concentrate his practice in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, maritime law, and insurance coverage disputes. Morgan practices in all the state trial and appeals courts in Florida, and in all three federal court districts in Florida. He has been certified by The Florida Bar as an expert in Civil Trial Law. This certification is shared by less than 2% of lawyers in the state of Florida. Attorney Morgan Gaynor has also been rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. Morgan Gaynor writes a section of the Florida Discovery Practice Handbook, which is used by trial lawyers and judges throughout Florida as a guidebook for handling discovery disputes. He is also a member of the Pasco County Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Outside the office, Morgan enjoys endurance sports, music, and travel with his wife and children.

Getting to Know Attorney Gaynor

Why Did You Choose to Become a Personal Injury Lawyer?

I became a lawyer for injured people because of the hardships they face. Many people live paycheck to paycheck, and being injured throws their lives into turmoil. They may not be able to pay bills and provide for their families. At the same time, they face an insurance and legal system they can’t understand. Simply put, they need help.

Clients need to know that someone is going to provide that help. When I first meet a client, I usually start by telling them the steps our firm will take to protect their rights. For many people, just knowing we’ll look out for them is a huge relief. They feel much better when they know they won’t have to deal with insurance people on their own.

What Sets Roman & Gaynor Apart from Other Law Firms?

We don’t put case managers between us and our clients. Mark and I communicate directly with our clients. We do this because clients appreciate having “face time” with a lawyer to discuss their concerns. Conversely, they do not like being told that their lawyer is always too busy to talk to them or meet them. We’ve had clients fire other law firms and then come to us, and in most cases, it’s because they never even got to speak to their own lawyer.

What Do You Enjoy Doing Outside of the Office?

Outside the office, I enjoy travel with my family, music, and cycling. I am a member of the Pasco Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee for Pasco County. I ride with West Coast Cycling, a local cycling club consisting of bike racers and recreational riders. I am also an active volunteer with the Mitchell High School Band Boosters.

Tell Us About a Case You Are Particularly Proud Of:

I recently took on a case for a woman who had been seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident while she was riding her bicycle. She initially retained a large law firm. Unfortunately, they dumped her as soon as they found out the insurance company was denying coverage and refusing to pay. She was left with large medical bills and was unable to work. Our firm filed a personal injury lawsuit for her with the goal of at least getting her bills paid.

We conducted a thorough investigation and fought numerous court battles to get access to information. Eventually, we uncovered evidence showing the insurance company’s denial of coverage was based on lies. We recovered a settlement for our client and helped get her back on her feet. Even though the case was not one of our largest ones, I was proud that we helped someone who had been abandoned by other lawyers at the first sign of trouble.

What Advice Do You Most Often Give Your Clients?

If I had to give a single piece of advice to an injured person looking for a lawyer, it would be to find one who is willing to put cases in front of a jury. Lawyers who aren’t willing to take that step command little respect from insurance companies. However, being a lawyer is not just about trying to defeat the other side.

Some clients need to go through the court process to get the best result. Others, for reasons personal or financial, may prefer to resolve their cases through negotiation. Some people value their privacy and don’t want the public exposure a lawsuit can bring. It’s critical to listen to each client instead of having a “one size fits all” approach.

We Have Recovered Over $85 Million for Our Clients

  • $4,356,000 Verdict for Traumatic Brain Injury Victim
    Client was rear-ended with great force by an employee of Mercedes Benz of Melbourne on a rural highway in South Florida. The collision was so powerful that three cars were totally destroyed and the client was rendered unconscious. The Client sustained multiple fractures to her arm and ribs, damage to her shoulder and she sustained brain damage. The jury deliberated almost four hours at the conclusion of a six day trial in Brevard County, Florida.
  • $2,700,000 Verdict for Truck Accident Victim
    After a six day trial, a Pasco County Jury awarded our clients $2,161,000.00 for wife and $631,900.00 for husband. The wife sustained a head injury and had a spine surgery. The husband injured his hands, shoulder and knee.
  • $1,450,000 Settlement for Injured Pedestrian
    Roman & Gaynor sued our client's car insurance company when they refused to take her fractured pelvis seriously. After being pinned between 2 cars in a parking lot, she could not walk normally or return to work. This jury verdict is more than 10 times the amount of the policy she sought, and her insurance company refused to pay, after her injury. State Farm later settled her bad faith claim and Roman & Gaynor collected the excess judgment.
  • $1,175,000.00 Verdict for Traumatic Brain Injury Victim
    $1,175,000.00: A New Port Richey man was injured in a motor vehicle collision when his work van was hit and flipped over, causing him to be ejected from his vehicle, crushing his skull. Roman & Gaynor's investigation revealed that the work van was not equipped with operable seatbelts. A lawsuit against his employer, who was responsible for the maintenance of the work van, resulted in a $1,175,000.00 settlement.
  • $850,000.00 Settlement for Husband & Wife
    A Pasco County couple were seriously injured in a rear end collision in Pasco County. After spinal surgeries, Roman & Gaynor successfully negotiated a global settlement in the amount of $850,000 which assisted this couple in rebuilding their lives.
  • $836,000.00 Settlement in Rear End Collision
    Our clients, a 56 and 58 year old couple from Pasco County, were stopped for a red light in Tampa when they were rear ended by a distracted driver. Both husband and wife suffered herniated discs as a result of this accident which resulted in 4 spinal surgeries. The at fault party’s insurance carrier asserted a low impact defense, and asserted that our client suffered from these injuries prior to the accident. After protracted litigation, and just 2 months prior to trial, Roman & Gaynor secured a $836,000 settlement in favor of this couple.
  • $820,000.00 Settlement in Rear End Collision
    After a year of litigating a case the Defendant never took seriously, Roman & Gaynor negotiated this settlement just to days before trial for a young lady with a spine injury. In this case, a relatively low impact collision led to more than one spinal surgery, including fusion.
  • $600,000.00 Jury Verdict for Accident Victim
    A St. Petersburg woman received a verdict of more than $600,000 for multiple injuries sustained in a car accident including a broken pelvis. We received the verdict at the end of a three-day trial. The Defendant was the driver of a truck who ran a red light.
  • $572,000.00 Settlement in Rear End Collision

    In 2017, a middle-aged man was rear-ended at a high-rate of speed on the highway. He sustained head, neck and back injuries but did not get any surgeries. We were able to obtain a tender of the policy limits of the at-fault driver but had to file a lawsuit for the underinsured motorist coverage. Seven months later, in 2019, we reached a settlement. We were able to recover a total of $572,000 for this client and his family from the insurance carriers to help them move forward.

  • $550,000.00 $550,000 Recovery for our Client

    A phantom vehicle made a left turn in the direct path of our client’s path of traveling causing him to take evasive action, causing him to strike a concrete utility pole. The force of the impact caused both airbags to deploy and the car engine came through the firewall and into our client’s dashboard and legs. Our client sustained serious lower extremity injuries, neck, and back injuries necessitating hospitalization, multiple surgeries, and extensive rehabilitation. Because the at fault driver fled the scene of the accident, we presented 2 uninsured motorists claims to our client’s uninsured motorist carriers. Demand for tender of the first uninsured motorist policy in the amount of $250,000 was made by our firm and was paid promptly. Second demand for the second Underinsured Motorist policy in the amount of $300,000 was made by our firm. This second insurance carrier denied coverage, based upon a UM rejection form signed by our client. Our firm determined that the UM selection form was fraudulently signed by our client’s car insurance agent. Our firm then filed a Civil Remedy Notice asserting fraud, and the insurance carrier promptly paid its $300,000 UM policy limit within the 60 day time period provided under the Civil Remedy Notice. This resulted in a total recovery of $550,000.00 for our client. A total victory for our client! Not all law firms check the validity of client signatures on UM selection forms. Our clients can be assured of this attention to detail for each and every case.

A Firm That Stands Out

  • Over 60 Years of Combined Experience
  • Two Attorneys Board Certified in Civil Trial Law
  • Over $85 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • 24 Hour Availability
  • Free, No-Obligation Case Evaluations
  • No Fees Unless We Win Your Case

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