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July - August 2017

FGB BUZZ OFFICES: Port Charlotte, North Port & Englewood 941-979-9010 |

car accident tips


n.p. chamber

Valerie's ventures

about FGB

leadership n.p. graduation




What should I do if I have been in a car accident?

In Florida alone, there are nearly 400,000.00 car crashes every year, and that number continues to rise. Therefore, your chances of being in a crash sometime during your life are pretty high. No one chooses to be in a crash, but you should be prepared in the event it happens. So, we created a list of the top five things you should do if you are involved in a crash. Click to read more‌

From Our staff...



July Events Summer fun program

Recurring weekly on Saturday until July 29, 2017

11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Family Life Center Gym, 20, Port Charlotte, FL Summer Fun Program for kids in The Parkside Redevelopment Neighborhood! Free for kids 1st-6th grades, fun crafts, games, and lunch is provided! Click here for more info...

painting with a twist - neon lion July 19, 2017 @12:30 - 2 p.m.

Class is appropriate for children aged 4 and up, and parents can paint as well or just observe. 4-6 must be accompanied by an adult but 7 and up can paint while parents shop! Our artists are trained in instructing children. Click here for more info...

Movies on the green July 28, 2017 @7:30 p.m.

FREE Admission! Bring your family and friends to a great outdoor movie event at the North Port City Hall! Seating opens at approximately 1 hour prior to sunset. Bring your own seating (blanket, folding chairs, no tents) Concessions will be available for purchase! Click here for more info...

Places to Play • Atwater Community Park - Did you know that North Port now has a splash pad? The 25 acre community park provides lighted little league fields, two-story concession/restroom building, pavilions, outdoor grills, batting cage, a playground and a splash pad! Click here for more info...

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Aug Events drive in movies

August 18, 2017 @ 6 p.m.

Third Friday Drive In features a FREE family friendly movie in downtown Punta Gorda. They have concessions on site but people are welcome to bring their own food. Some people listen to the sound on their car radios (95.5 fm) or you can choose to sit in lawn chairs in front of the 40’ screen and listen through the speaker system. Click here for more info...

pioneer festival

August 19 - September 4, 2017

The annual Englewood Pioneer Festival is a family-friendly occasion filled with fun events including: Aug. 19: Little Miss Pageant, Aug. 26: Chalkfest 4.0, Aug. 26: Kids Shipwreck Dance, Sept. 2 Cardboard Boat Race, Shipwreck Dance & Taste of Englewood, Sept 3: Fish-a-Diaper Derby, Pioneer Days Festival and Open Car Show, Sept 4: Englewood Pioneer Days Parade & Festival and Corvette Car Show. Click here for more info...

charlotte stone crabs August 20, 2017 @11:45 a.m.

Community FREE Sunday at the Charlotte Stone Crabs. That means no admission price and no parking fee! Fans can also enjoy pre-game catch on the field from 11:45 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Click here for more info...

• Port Charlotte Beach Park- enjoy a day of outdoor fun. Along with water sports, visitors can spend time playing horseshoes, bocce, picnicking or just relaxing in the sun. This park also provides outdoor space for gatherings like reunions or birthday parties. Click here for more info...

• Escape Rooms Unlocked- An escape room is a creative, unique 60-minute adventure for you and your team. Work together to solve the room’s puzzles and mysteries to win! Ages 5 & up! Click here for more info...


From Our ATTORNEYS... Attorney Jay Gordon recently delivered a presentation at the graduation ceremony for the inaugural class of Leadership North Port. As president of the class, Jay enjoyed toasting‌ and roasting his fellow classmates during the presentation. Leadership North Port is a program organized by the North Port Chamber of Commerce that educates community leaders about different aspects of the city. In addition, class members complete a class project to raise funds for a local charity. Jay’s class was proud to raise $27,000.00 in cash and in-kind contributions for the Gene Matthews North Port Boys & Girls Club!

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#TeamFGBLawCares had a great time on May 6, 2017 at the Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity 9th Annual Hooked on Habitat Redfish Captains Dinner and Tournament. #FirstPlace #NativeSaltCharters


New Mailing Address:

18401 Murdock Circle, Suite C Port Charlotte, FL 33948

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We have moved our Port Charlotte office and are excited to grow into a bigger space and better serve our clients. Thank you to C&F Movers, BDCON, and B&B Telephone Systems for all your help! #CelebrateGrowth

Our OffIces...

W 18401 Murdock Circle Port Charlotte, FL 33948

4311 Aidan Lane North Port, FL 34287

3195 S. Access Englewood, FL 34224

e serve the citizens of southwest Florida from Sarasota County to Lee County. Our offices in Port Charlotte, North Port and Englewood are easy to access, and we are happy to come to you if travel is an issue. We invest time and treasure in this community because it is our home too. Our investment not only benefits the community as a whole, but also you as our client. By engaging with the local community we gain valuable insight into the very people who may be called upon to be the jurors that decide your case.

#fgblawcares More Chamber Pics Click here

Congratulations to Pamela Herold Hogan, who entered our drawing and won the portable power & jump start for her vehicle at the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce, Englewood Chamber and Venice Area Chamber of Commerce Tri-Chamber event on May 25, 2017.

#TeamFGBLawCares proudly registered 23 runners, donated coffee and provided personal first aid kits for everyone who attended the Memorial Day 10k & 5k run on May 29, 2017.


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Our Litigation Paralegal, Jess Gibbs, and her friends were #TeamFGBLawCares for the 3rd Annual Bowling For Kids’ Sake on June 17, 2017. Over $5,000.00 was raised for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast!

Community Spotlight...

Looking to ignite your business this July? Consider joining our spotlight organization – the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce. Your sales might just explode, and you will certainly have a blast with this group of Chamber members. FGB joined the North Port Chamber last year, and was welcomed with open arms. The Chamber offered FGB numerous networking opportunities to immediately develop new business connections. When we opened the doors to our new North Port branch office, Chamber members came in droves to our ribbon cutting ceremony. If you want to tap into North Port’s fast-growing market, joining the North Port Chamber is a great place to start.

Upcoming Saturday, September 9, 2017 This event is family friendly, open to all skill levels, and welcomes both runners, walkers, athletes and supporters. It is a flat, fast, loop course with displays of fire trucks, police and military vehicles throughout. There will also be a post-run celebration on-site following the awards ceremony to include performances from a pipes and drums band. FGB will be there, will you!? Click to read more...


ongratulations Cody on receiving the FGB Law Firm Scholarship at Imagine High School. #ReachForYourDreams

a few words about fgb...

• Personal Injury • Brain Injuries • Wrongful Death • Car Accidents • Motorcycle Accidents • Boating Accidents • Cycling & Runner Accidents • Catastrophic Injuries • Slip and Fall/Premises Liability • Product Liability • Business Litigation

Jessica Gibbs, Valerie Cottrell, Kellie Dunson, Kari Laroche, Jacqueline Ford, Julie Flood Cort Frohlich, Jay Gordon, Chris Frohlich and Brian Beason

sTAFf contributors... Kari’s Kitchen -


Julie’s JAMS Valerie’s


Kari is the legal assistant for James Gordon, III and has been with us for over 2 years. Kari enjoys cooking and she will be sharing her recipes with “Kari’s Kitchen”. We hope you enjoy and happy pinning! Julie’s Jams Julie is our pre-suit paralegal and has been with us for over 15 years. “Julie’s Jams” will feature reviews and recommendations on local music venues and bands. Valerie’s Ventures Valerie is our marketing coordinator and has been with us for over 2 years. “Valerie’s Ventures” will feature a mom’s view on things to do with your kids in the area.

Our Attorneys... W. Cort Frohlich -

Cort has been practicing law in Florida since 1976, and since that time has been representing victims of negligence. Cort is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar, and Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Click to read more...

James D. Gordon Jay has been representing injured victims and their loved ones throughout southwest Florida since graduating from the Florida State University College of Law in 2002. Jay focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death matters. Click to read more...

Brian M. Beason

Brian has been practicing law in Florida for over 15 years following his graduation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Brian maintains a varied practice including commercial litigation, professional negligence cases, and consumer law claims. Click to read more...

Chris E. Frohlich

Chris joined the firm in 2012 after graduating from Ave Maria School of Law. Chris‘ practice focuses on personal injury matters, including automobile negligence, premises liability, and general negligence claims. Click to read more... OFFICES: Port Charlotte, North Port & Englewood