Attorney At Law
Edward M. Booth Jr., is a partner at Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. and practices from the Jacksonville office. Mr. Booth is Board Certified in Aviation Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Education and Specialization. His areas of practice include handling claims involving personal injury, mass tort disasters, asbestos products defense, premise liability, construction defects, contractual disputes, truck accidents, aviation accidents and property damage claims related to aircraft operations, suits against the federal government, criminal defense and medical/nursing issues.
Mr. Booth received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University in 1978. He was awarded his Juris Doctorate from The Florida State University College of Law in 1981.
He began his legal career in 1981 as an Assistant State Attorney for the Duval County State Attorney's office where he handled over 30 felony jury trials. From 1985 through 2002, he was a partner with Booth, Arnold & Perez in Jacksonville handling a wide variety of civil and criminal litigation matters. From 2002 through 2007, he was a partner with Spohrer Wilner in Jacksonville handling a variety of complex civil litigation.
He has served as chairman of both The Florida Bar Aviation Law Certification Committee and The Florida Bar Aviation Law Committee. He served as chairman of The Florida Bar Grievance Committee, Fourth Judicial Circuit. He was the 2007-8 President of the Lawyer Pilots Bar Association, a 1,200 member international bar association founded in 1959.
Mr. Booth was appointed to serve as a member of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority Board of Directors (2013-2015) and he currently serves as Secretary of the organization.
He is an experienced pilot and holds a multi engine Air Transport License issued by the Federal Aviation Administration. He has over 3,100 hours of flight experience, and owns and operates a private aircraft that allows him to respond efficiently to the needs of his clients.
Mr. Booth is a member of The Florida Bar, the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and is admitted to practice in numerous federal courts. He frequently lectures at seminars around the country on a variety of topics related to the handling of complex litigation. Mr. Booth is an adjunct faculty member at Jacksonville University lecturing on aviation topics in the Davis College of Business. He is a frequent guest commentator of Jacksonville’s WJXT Channel 4 on topics related to aviation and air safety. He has also appeared on the newsmagazine Inside Edition and the Chinese network SZMG TV on matters related to recent air disasters.
He is active in the Jacksonville community as a 28-year member of the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville. He serves on the Board of the Jacksonville Historical Society, and has served as an advisor to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and the Episcopal Diocese of Florida.
Mr. Booth holds the Martindale-Hubbell highest rating of "AV".
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.
One Independent Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Telephone: (904) 354-5500