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Jack J. Fine

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Mr. Fine was born in New York, New York, and was raised in the northeast, where he studied sociology at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He then graduated with honors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1976. In law school, he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, was inducted into the Order of the Coif, and graduated in the top 10 percent of his class. Mr. Fine was admitted into the Florida Bar in 1976, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida in 1977, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida in 1991, and the United States Court of Appeals 11th Circuit in 1982.

Upon graduation, Mr. Fine practiced as an Assistant Public Defender in the Third Judicial Circuit office in Lake City from 1976-1977. He then worked as an Assistant Public Defender in the Gainesville office of the Public Defender from 1977-1980. In 1980, he founded the firm, which is now known as Fine, Farkash, & Parlapiano, P.A., where he wanted to exclusively represent victims of personal injury in claims against negligent parties.

Mr. Fine is a highly experienced personal injury attorney and is recognized for his commitment to the law. He holds Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating* (AV) and was a Grievance Committee Chairman for the Eighth Judicial Circuit for 2006-2008. He coached a trial team for the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1994 and has taught as an adjunct faculty in the trial practice course at the law school since 1983.

See Jack Fine in Action

16-3940 Florida Highway Patrol, a division etc. v. Lashonta Renea Jackson, as Per. Rep. etc.

Favorite Quote

“The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every calling, is diligence.”

Abraham Lincoln
"I originally chose to practice law because it was challenging and interesting. I liked helping people—it certainly was not due to financial reward as my starting salary in Gainesville as an attorney was $13,500." Jack J. Fine

Fun Fact: Very early in his legal career, he convinced his boss, who was an elected constitutional officer in the community, to resign his position and join Mr. Fine in private practice. Also, both his original partners and his primary legal assistant stayed in practice with him for over 25 years which is rare in the legal field.

Notable Cases

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Local Chapter President
  • The James C. Adkins, Jr. Chapter American Inns of Court, Master/Emeritus
  • The Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, Member

Classes & Seminars

  • Adjunct Faculty at The University of Florida, Levin College of Law, 1983 – 2008
  • Trial Team Coach, The University of Florida, Levin College of Law, 1994
  • Trial Practice Instructor, The University of Florida, Levin College of Law, 1983-present 2017


  • Criminal Trial Practice in Florida, Chapter “Objections to Evidence”, Florida Bar, 1984
  • Florida Personal Injury, Editor LexisNexis Practice Guide, 2006


Cherie H. Fine has practiced law for more than 35 years and is active in numerous trial lawyers organizations. She has earned excess jury verdicts against insurance giants such as GEICO and State Farm Insurance Company on behalf of deserving clients. As an honors graduate of the UF College of Law, Cherie currently serves on the UF Board of Trustees.


Julie Aleve Fine has extensive trial experience as an award-winning prosecutor in the Eighth Judicial Circuit. Her sharp litigation skills continue to serve her clients well in civil practice, where she has successfully tried numerous personal injury cases to verdict, achieving excess verdicts against large insurance companies such as State Farm and GEICO.


Before joining Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, Jonathan Ramsey worked as a criminal prosecutor, which garnered him valuable trial experience that he now puts to use as a personal injury litigator. Jonathan is committed to helping his clients demand maximum compensation after life-altering accidents. He prides himself on giving each client the personal attention they need during what can be a very difficult time in their lives.


Hon. Martha Ann Lott served with distinction as a County, Circuit, and Chief Judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit for more than 25 years. Martha continues to handle personal injury cases on a selective basis at Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano.


In addition to our dedicated team of knowledgeable trial attorneys, our law firm prides itself on our compassionate and experienced paralegals, legal assistants, law clerks, and other committed administrative personnel..


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