Marks Gray, P.A., a Jacksonville-based law firm, is pleased to announce shareholder, Jeptha F. “Jep” Barbour has been named to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite listings. “Having Mr. Barbour, once again, listed in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite listings is a testament to his exceptional skill as an attorney and the respect he commands from the legal community.” said firm President, Frederick H. Kent, III. “We are proud of this acknowledgement by his peers.” The selection process for the listing is rigorous. It begins with notifying and inviting members of the Florida Bar to name attorneys they hold in the highest regard or would recommend to others. The ballots are processed, checked and tabulated. The list of top voted attorneys is further examined using membership status and practice histories provided by The Florida Bar. This year’s list of Legal Elite attorneys represent the top 2% of attorneys in the State of Florida as judged by their peers.
Mr. Barbour handles a wide variety of civil litigation cases including medical malpractice, professional liability, products liability, general tort liability, and commercial litigation. Mr. Barbour is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar. He received a B.B.A. from Stetson University and his J.D. from Stetson College of Law. Mr. Barbour is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and All Florida Courts. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the American Board of Trial Advocates (President – Jacksonville Chapter 2005), the Florida Defense Lawyers Association, the Jacksonville Defense Lawyers Association and is an Emeritus member of the Chester Bedell Inn of Court. He was a member of the Executive Council of the Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar from 2002-2008. He has served on the Board of the Jacksonville Bar Association from 1992 to 1997 (President 1997) and the Board of the Young Lawyers Section 1987 to 1991 (President 1990-91).
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