Joseph Gufford

A lawyer drawing on decades of experience, Joseph Gufford (Joe Gufford) graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and then received his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. Beginning with his first semester in law school, Joe Gufford worked as a law clerk with a top-notch personal injury/civil litigation firm with Justin C. Johnston. As soon as Mr. Gufford graduated from law school, he assisted in the jury trial of a major personal injury case. Prior to the actual trial, a mock trial was done with members of the general public and a former judge. In the mock trial, Mr. Gufford defeated the partner. However, at the real trial, a multi-million dollar verdict was obtained. Beginning his career as a lawyer at O’Brien and Hooper, Mr. Gufford served as an Associate Litigation Attorney. In this role, he successfully argued one of the first cases in the country that concerned AIDS discrimination. He later functioned as a Partner at Barber, Gufford & Lawrence as well as Brandt & Gufford. At present, he acts as President of The Gufford Law Firm in Stuart, Florida, where he focuses on cases relating to family law, civil litigation, and personal injury. Actively involved with a number of professional organizations, Joseph Gufford has served as the Chairman of the Martin County Bar Association Family Law Committee as well as a board member of Florida Rural Legal Services and the Florida Equal Justice Center. Endeavoring to give back to individuals in need, he frequently takes on pro bono cases. In 2008-2009, he won the Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award. He has also achieved a rating of "Superb" from Avvo.com, a website that measures attorneys’ overall performance with emphasis on lawyer reviews and client reviews.