Trial Attorney

Raymond Reid

Trial Attorney Raymond ReidRaymond actually started college, miles away from home, at only 16 years old. Raymond Reid began his legal career first as an assistant state attorney and then as an assistant general counsel representing the City of Jacksonville, its independent agencies and constitutional officers. After that, Raymond joined The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic in 2002. Raymond is well-traveled and speaks French and Creole. He is our resident technology and computer guru.

As early as 2009, Raymond was named as a Super Lawyer Rising Star. He is one of few Jacksonville attorneys to earn U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Lawyer" designation for 2015 in plaintiff's personal injury practice. He earned that distinction again in 2016. Raymond has also been inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Raymond has been lead counsel in more than 120 cases at the firm and has been involved in two of its highest jury verdicts. His experience includes lengthy product liability and medical malpractice trials, some lasting four to six weeks at a time. Raymond's success includes seven and eight-figure verdicts and settlements. Raymond shares his knowledge by lecturing locally, statewide and nationally for meetings of groups such as AIEG, ATLA, the FJA and JJA to name a few.

Personal Interests

Raymond speaks three languages and is extremely knowledgeable regarding computers and technology, frequently lecturing nationwide. He is an accomplished pianist who composes his own music. Raymond also holds a first-degree black belt and has competed in countless tournaments. He conducted a self-defense seminar at the statewide Florida Judicial Assistants Association.

Public Service

Raymond has served on the Ethics Commission for the City of Jacksonville; co-chaired the JCCI study analyzing Jacksonville's homicide epidemic; and served on the Mayor's Pension Transition Team. Raymond is a co-founder and the current president of the Haitian-American Professional Association of Northeast Florida, a nonprofit organization. Raymond is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Foundation. Raymond holds a first-degree black belt and is a member of the Cuong Nhu Oriental Martial Arts Association, also a nonprofit organization. Raymond has also coached winning mock trial teams at Florida Coastal School of Law and is often asked to speak as a guest lecturer.

Education

University of Florida (Bachelor of Science, 1991; J.D., 1994)

Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group
  • Member D.W. Perkins Bar Association
  • Member Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member Florida Justice Association
  • Board Member Jacksonville Justice Association
  • Emeritus, Chester Bedell Inn of Court
  • Member American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Credentials

Raymond P. Reid Jr., born Montreal, Canada; admitted to the bar 1995, Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida since 1997.

  • Assistant State Attorney, 1995-199;
  • Assistant General Counsel, City of Jacksonville, 1997-2001
  • Member, Jacksonville Ethics Commission, 2002-2004
  • Emeritus and Former Member, Chester Bedell Inn of Court
  • Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Team, 1993 & 1994
  • Moot Court Team Final Four Competitor, 1993
  • AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubble, a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence (Ratings are based upon legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability and legal experience.)
  • "Best Lawyer" 2015, US News & World Report, in plaintiffs' personal injury litigation
  • US News & World Report "Best Lawyer" 2015 in plaintiffs' personal injury litigation
  • William C. Gaither Award, Outstanding Moot Court Team Member, 1994
  • Order of the Barristers, 1994
  • Best Oralist & Set New Record, Tulane Invitational Sports Law Competition, 1994
  • University of Florida College of Law Outstanding Minority Award, 1994
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2009
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Languages

  • French
  • Creole

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Trucking Law
  • Medical Malpractice

Raymond Reid's work at Pajcic & Pajcic includes:

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Jacksonville, FL 32202

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