Allan M. Parvey came from a family of doctors - his grandfather and father were both OB-GYNs and his brother is a pediatric radiologist. His father was a rare breed of doctor who made house calls and cared deeply about his patient's welfare and instilled in Allan a compassion for his fellow man. Although he began his college career as a pre-med major, Allan found that he was more interested in logic courses and philosophy. He graduated from Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida with a major in philosophy and went to law school at Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where he received his JD degree in 1972.
While studying for the Florida Bar, Allan learned of a job opportunity in Fort Myers, Florida in the State Attorney's Office as a prosecutor. He interviewed and was hired in 1972 by Joseph D'Alessandro, who was the State Attorney at that time. Mr. D'Alessandro immediately placed Allan in the Felony Division and within a year and a half Allan had tried 34 felony trials ranging from drug possession to murder. He was then recruited by a personal injury law firm and hired in 1974 to try personal injury cases. Allan’s family background in medicine and values that were imparted to him by his family proved a successful combination for handling personal injury cases. Allan is a very passionate person and that characteristic carries over to his representation of personal injury clients.
In 1985, Allan became certified by the Florida Bar in civil trial practice after having tried a requisite number of jury trials and passing a very rigorous examination given by the Florida Bar. He has also received his certification by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is proud of those accomplishments, as board certified lawyers are rare.
Allan has tried cases ranging from whiplash to multi-million dollar catastrophic injury cases. Regardless of the size of the case, he represents each client with the requisite passion and vigor that is necessary for a successful resolution of the case. Allan has always maintained that the focus of a personal injury lawyer should be the client's bottom line. If one focuses on the client's bottom line, in most instances you will have a happy client at the end of the case and a successful practice.
He takes great pleasure in resolving a personal injury case that nets his client a recovery that adequately compensates them for their pain, suffering, disability and loss of enjoyment of life.
Allan is a member of the North Fort Myers Rotary Club and is a former Rotarian of the Year. He believes in supporting the community in as many ways as possible. Every year, during the holiday season, his firm sponsors a pajama drive obtaining pajama donations for homeless and indigent families who are unable to afford pajamas for their children during the winter season. In past years the firm obtained donations from 800 to over 1000 pairs of pajamas that they were able to disseminate into the community through charitable networks. Allan gets tremendous amount of satisfaction from this endeavor in addition to serving his local Rotary Club and adhering to their motto of placing "service above self."
Nursing Home Litigation
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
CERTIFIED LEGAL SPECIALTIES
Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, 1985
Certified Mediator, Supreme Court of Florida
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
J.D. - 1972
Honors: Phi Alpha Delta (Marshal, 1970-1971)
Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
B.A. - 1969
Honors: Dean's List
Memphis State University
Tort Seminar (Uninsured Motorist Coverage), Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 1990
Medical -Legal Conference, South Seas Plantation, Sanibel Island, 1992
Lee County Bar Association, Member, 1972 - Present
Rotary Club, 2003 - Present
Easter Seals Society, Board Member
Human Rights Advocacy Committee, Vice-Chairman, 1976 - 1974
Founding ABOTA president in Lee County.
The Florida Bar, Trial Section, Member
The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Member
American Association for Justice , Member
American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
Goldberg, Goldstein & Buckley, Civil Trial Attorney, 1974 - 1990
Office of the State Attorney, Twentieth Judicial Circuit, Florida, Assistant State Attorney, 1972 - 1974