Jeffrey D. Soud, Esq.
Jeffrey D. Soud is an accident attorney whose passion and law practice have always been dedicated to giving a voice to those who have suffered serious injury or loss – “that’s ninety five percent of what I’ve done, for the last 23 years.” Mr. Soud’s trial practice includes representing his clients in the pre-suit / settlement stages as well as litigation and trial of his client’s case.
Background: Mr. Soud graduated from college (Liberty U / 1988) and law school (Stetson / 1992). After law school he returned home in 1992 and began a law practice in a couple small law firms handing maritime loss and personal injury. These early experiences included some unusual opportunities, such as “arresting a vessel” with the U.S. Marshals Service and assisting in the representation of an international (Swedish) company in its claims against a national US bank. It was during these times Mr. Soud had the opportunity to representing injured workers under the Jones Act or injured dock workers (stevedore). “The level of injury when occasion upon these workers can be tremendous.” and Mr. Soud credits these experiences for the passion of devoting his practice to helping those hurt. It’s been Mr. Soud’s privilege to represent with the same zeal individuals from just about every walk of life – janitorial custodians to elected officials.
Mr. Soud is a member in good standing with The Florida Bar and is admitted to practice before the Florida Supreme Court, all the Courts of the State of Florida, the United States District Court (Federal), in the Middle and Southern District of Florida. Mr. Soud is also admitted to practice before the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (Federal). Mr. Soud has been practicing law in Jacksonville for over 18 years.
To The Core
Jeff is a follower of Jesus Christ and a member of Anastasia Baptist Church in St. Augustine, Florida. He loves the LORD. In 2005 Mr. Soud was much honored to be asked to represent the Jacksonville Billy Graham Crusade, Inc. in its formation, creation and dissolution. “I got to meet Rev. Graham and shake his hand. In my mind it was like meeting Moses.” Jeff also loves his Country and is a proud praying patriot for the USA. He is appreciative to have the opportunity to represent some of our men and women who serve our county.
In 2007, one of Jeff’s clients, while an active duty officer, presented Jeff with a United States flag, a battle flag, that flew over Camp Patriot, Kuwait. An exceptional honor for Jeff and The SOUD Law Firm. Otherwise, Jeff is a praying and financial supporter of the nation of Israel and the beloved Jewish people.
Locally, he has, on a pro bono basis, been legal counsel and an Executive Director of the charitable organization Stephen M. Price Foundation which is an organization committed to helping young people.
Kevin S. Caldwell – Criminal Law
Kevin S. Caldwell is an accident attorney whose primary area of practice has been criminal defense. Since 2001, Mr. Caldwell has been employed with the State of Florida as both an Assistant Public Defender in the Nineteenth and Eighth Judicial Circuits, and as Assistant District Legal Counsel for the Florida Department of Children and Families in the Seventh Judicial Circuit. During that time, he successfully defended hundreds of cases ranging from second degree misdemeanors to life felonies. Mr. Caldwell has extensive trial experience in misdemeanor and felony cases.
Mr. Caldwell is a native of the First Coast, as he was born in Jacksonville and raised in Orange Park. He graduated from the University of North Florida and the Florida Coastal School of Law. Mr. Caldwell has been a member in good standing with the Florida Bar and is also admitted to practice before the Florida Supreme Court, all the Courts of the State of Florida, and the United States District Court in the Middle District of Florida. Kevin and his family are active members of Christ Church at Fleming Island.