We Know North Florida - It's Different

We Know North Florida - It's Different

We Know North Florida - It's Different

We Know North Florida - It's Different

We Know North Florida - It's Different

Andrews, Crabtree, Knox & Longfellow, LLP

The law firm of Andrews, Crabtree, Knox & Longfellow, LLP, began in March 2000 by the Firm’s founding partners, Jeannette Andrews, Robert Crabtree and Craig Knox.  In October 2016, the law firm changed its name to include partner Joe Longfellow’s name to it.  From the beginning, the Firm has continued to grow and provide insurance defense representation to clients throughout Florida and South Georgia.

Since its formation, the Firm has developed a reputation of aggressive, thorough, and efficient defense of its clients in furtherance of each client's individual needs, including trial and appellate representation. The Firm has been recognized since 2003 by the Martindale-Hubbell law directory in its Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in Florida and maintains an AV@ rating from the directory. This rating, which is based on the confidential opinions of bar members and the judiciary, indicates that Andrews, Crabtree, Knox & Longfellow, LLP, has reached the height of professional ability and is recognized for adherence to the highest ethical standards. Most of our attorneys have received AV Peer Review Ratings* throughout Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability, among many other honors and awards.

Although each attorney possesses specific areas of expertise, the Firm maintains various areas of practice. The Firm provides representation in the defense areas of professional liability, premises liability, automobile and general liability, commercial general liability, and insurance coverage, as well as specialty related areas of medical malpractice, nursing home/ALF defense, hospital liability, construction litigation, environmental damage, other professional errors and omissions, products liability, and workers' compensation. The Firm’s members participate in many legal, professional, civic, and charitable organizations and associations, including The Council on Litigation Management.

The Firm is well positioned, both in its level of experience and its location in Tallahassee, to serve the needs of its clients throughout Florida and South Georgia.

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Recent News

Is a government agency considered a “Person” under 42 U.S.C. §1983?

August 8, 2019

Contrary to the outcome of most legal research assignments, a few minutes digging provided a bright-line answer to the topic for discussion.  However, the answer is perplexing even amongst practitioners wholly devoted to practicing employment law.  

The short answer is the state, its agencies, and its actors in their official capacity are not a “Person” under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, while municipalities and their actors in any capacity and state actors in their individual capacity are considered a “Person.”   


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Increases to Jurisdictional Amounts Coming to Florida Courts January 1, 2020

August 1, 2019

During the Florida 2019 legislative session, changes were made to the jurisdictional amounts for matters in controversy applicable to both county and circuit courts in Florida state courts.  On May 27, 2019, Governor DeSantis signed H.B./S.B. 337 into law but its effects won’t be felt until January 1, 2020.    Currently, the county court has exclusive jurisdiction of all actions at law, except those within the exclusive jurisdiction of the circuit courts, in which the matter in controversy does not exceed the sum of $15,000.00.  Effective January 1, 2020 the sum will be increased to $30,000.00 for county court on all matters filed on or after January 1, 2020. However, this is not the end of the jurisdictional amounts in controversy changing.  On January 1, 2023, the sum will increase again to $50,000.00. 


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Know the Process--Getting a Notice from DOH

July 26, 2019

Health professions and their respective licenses are regulated under Chapter 456, Florida Statutes, individual practice acts, and rules promulgated by the Florida Department of Health (“Department”) and its regulatory boards.  The web of laws and rules that governs healthcare practitioners and the way they interact is complex and changes frequently in response to medical industry advances. If you find your license under investigation by the Department, it’s imperative that you hire an attorney at your earliest opportunity who understands the law and the disciplinary process and is respected amongst decision makers who will review the allegations against you and determine the fate of your license.


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Joe Longfellow obtains another defense verdict for a former deputy sheriff

May 30, 2019

On May 30, 2019, Joe Longfellow obtained a defense verdict following a 3-day trial.  


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