Brian Martin Flaherty

Attorney at Law

Brian Flaherty is an associate attorney with Farah & Farah. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on March 24, 1958, Flaherty was educated at Northeastern University (B.S. 1981). He received his J.D. in 1984 from Mercer University. When he is not working for his clients, Brian enjoys travel to California’s wine country and throughout Europe, skiing, scuba diving, and running.

Cases & Awards

$3.4 million jury verdict for his client injured when the pleasure boat on which he was riding collided with a barge under Blanding Bridge. Verdict upheld at 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. Precedent setting case established that alcohol as a factor involved in a maritime event can be held to be a non-issue when the facts establish that the collision was otherwise unavoidable.

A Jacksonville construction company was ordered Monday to pay $19.2 million to eight people injured when the boat they were on slammed into a dimly lit barge in the Cedar River three years ago.

Cases & Awards

$3.4 million jury verdict for his client injured when the pleasure boat on which he was riding collided with a barge under Blanding Bridge. Verdict upheld at 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. Precedent setting case established that alcohol as a factor involved in a maritime event can be held to be a non-issue when the facts establish that the collision was otherwise unavoidable.

News Articles

The Florida Times-Union

December 21, 2004
Company must pay for barge accident

By PAUL PINKHAM
The Times-Union

A Jacksonville construction company was ordered Monday to pay $19.2 million to eight people injured when the boat they were on slammed into a dimly lit barge in the Cedar River three years ago.

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