Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyers

James P. Gitkin

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
phone 954-467-8622
fax (954) 467-8623

James P. Gitkin is a founding partner at Salpeter Gitkin, LLP. Jim manages the firm’s Personal Injury Practice Group, representing injured people in all areas of personal injury, including automobile accidents, slip and falls, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice, mass torts and wrongful death. He also represents clients in insurance disputes, consumer litigation and business litigation, and serves as counsel for various individuals and corporations located throughout South America. Jim is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Broward County Trial Lawyers Association, the Broward County Bar Association, and the Florida Justice Association, where he previously served on the 2006-2007 Young Lawyers Board of Directors. He is licensed to practice before all state courts in Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Jim started his career as a trial lawyer with the Miami-Dade County Public Defender’s office. While there he tried more than thirty cases on behalf of individuals unable to afford an attorney. He then worked for several years at one of South Florida’s most prominent injury law firms; and just prior to forming Salpeter Gitkin, LLP, he helped run the personal injury department at an established Broward County law firm. Jim was born and raised in Northern New Jersey. He received a Bachelor’s degree in English from Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania, and a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was a member of the International Moot Court Board and the International Moot Court Team, and a staff writer for the Res Ipsa Loquitur.

Jim currently resides in Weston, Florida with his wife and twin sons.

Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Business Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2003


    • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida

– Juris Doctor
– Honors: International Moot Court Board; International Moot Court Team

    • Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

– B.A.