Contact Information

Phone: 904.359.7749

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D., with honors
    • Order of the Coif
  • Duke University, B.A., cum laude

Bar and Court Admissions

  • The Florida Bar
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

Attorneys

Earl E. Googe, Jr.

Shareholder

Earl is a trial lawyer working in the firm’s litigation and healthcare practice areas, particularly in medical malpractice defense.

Earl is experienced in defending personal injury actions involving toxic torts, wrongful death, institutional medical negligence and profound brain, spinal cord and other central nervous system injuries.

He also represents clients in business disputes involving manufacturers, pharmaceutical and medical supply companies, healthcare providers and other institutions.

Earl works with a wide range of healthcare entities in a variety of other adversarial settings, including regulatory agencies, licensing boards and peer review panels. He provides expertise in healthcare regulations, including licensing, technology, regulatory and insurance regulation as well as in healthcare fraud and abuse matters.

His legal work in healthcare has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, including being named as “Jacksonville Lawyer of the Year” in Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of a 400+ physician member multispecialty practice group in all medical malpractice cases against individual practitioners, included managing a situation that potentially exposed patients to Hepatitis C.

  • Representation of physicians in defense of claims related to retained foreign objects, significant complications after surgery, failure to timely intervene, post procedure infections, medication errors, misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis.

  • Representation of hospitals in administrative claims brought by governmental agencies (CMS, AHCA, DCF, etc.), legal claims brought by individuals and the public relations issues surrounding multiple incident events.

  • Representation of physicians and nurses in administrative hearings regarding licensing issues, including sexual misconduct, wrong site surgery, drug diversion, failure to follow federal laws, retained foreign objects and HIPAA violations.

  • Defense of EMTALA claims in state and federal courts.

Practice Areas

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America
    • 2013 Lawyer of the Year, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Activities

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild; Knights of Columbus
  • Florida Society of Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety (FSHRMPS), Advocacy Committee
  • Federalist Society
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Volunteers in Medicine Jacksonville, Board of Directors