Sedgwick Opens Florida Office By Joining Forces With Gordon, Hargrove and James, P.A.
Sedgwick Expands National Presence With Southeast Office
SAN FRANCISCO, November 10, 2008 - Sedgwick, Detert, Moran and Arnold LLP (www.sdma.com) has expanded its national footprint to the southeast by joining forces with leading Florida law firm of Gordon, Hargrove and James, P.A. Founding attorneys John Hargrove and Gordon James, together with their shareholders and associates, will join Sedgwick on January 1, 2009.
"The talented lawyers who will be joining us bring significant depth in products liability, intellectual property, commercial, media and class action litigation coupled with unparalleled trial and appellate skills. With the opening of our Florida office, we are expanding our geographic reach and the seamless service it offers clients throughout the United States and the world,” said Sedgwick Chair Michael Tanenbaum. “I can think of no better way to commemorate Sedgwick’s 75th anniversary than by adding these exceptional attorneys to our firm, and expanding our footprint in the southeast."
This marks Sedgwick’s tenth office in the U.S. along with three locations in Europe and an associated office in Bermuda. Sedgwick’s southeast office will be located at 2400 E. Commercial Blvd., Suite 1100, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
“After considering a number of opportunities in the southeast, we approached John and Gordon in February and after a thorough evaluation the partners at Sedgwick concluded that Gordon, Hargrove & James would be the perfect candidate to expand our growing national presence,” said Sedgwick Partner James Keale. “There is a natural synergy between our firms in terms of client representation and the scope of our practices. Sedgwick will significantly benefit from the addition of these talented attorneys, whose blend of experience and expertise is an ideal match for the clients of both firms.”
“My fellow partners and I have worked alongside Sedgwick attorneys for many years,” added Gordon James. “We are thrilled to join such a prestigious firm, and proud to offer Sedgwick clients representation throughout the state of Florida and the southeastern United States.”