Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

Your Online Portal for Claims Industry Information

Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

Your Online Portal for Claims Industry Information



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


910 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama 36604

Established: 2011

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Defense Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Automobile Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Subrogation
  • Employment Law
  • Bad Faith
  • Casualty Defense
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Mediation
  • Condominium Litigation

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Additional Locations

  • Panama City, Florida
  • 475 Harrison Avenue, Suite 200
  • 114 E. Gregory Street (32502)
  • Panama City, Florida 32401
    • Telephone: 850-434-2200
    • Fax: 850-434-2600

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Personnel Information

Managing Shareholder


Larry A. Matthews

Mobile, AL

Admitted
  • Florida, 1982
  • Alabama, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
Additional Biographical Details:

Special Magistrate, Escambia & Santa Rosa Counties

Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Inns of Court
Certifications:
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator
  • Certified Public Accountant (inactive)
Education:
  • University of Florida, B.S. (with honors), 1976
  • Florida State University, J.D. (with honors), 1981

Born: 1954

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Shareholder



Raymond F. Higgins III

Mobile, AL

Admitted
  • Florida, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association
Education:
  • Virginia Military Institute, B.S. (with distinction), 1979
  • Florida State University, J.D. (with honors), 1998

Born: 1957

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Firm Member



Thomas R. Jenkins

Mobile, AL

Admitted
  • Florida, 1982
  • Alabama, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1983
Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
Certifications:
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator
Education:
  • Eastern Illinois University, B.S. (with honors), 1975
  • Eastern Illinois University, M.B.A., 1979
  • Florida State University, J.D. (with high honors), 1982
Honors:
Phi Delta Phi; Order of Coif

Born: 1949

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