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March 2017

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




Who pays my medical bills if I am hit by a car while riding my bicycle?

Many people

are surprised to learn that auto insurance typically pays first for medical care needed to treat injuries caused when you are struck by a car while riding your bicycle. Whose car insurance pays and under what coverage, however, is more complicated. Click to read more‌

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From Our staff... KARI’S KITCHEN

Pistachio Cupcakes • 1 box of white cake mix • 2 pkgs. (3.5 oz) instant pistachio pudding • 1 c. vegetable oil • 3 large eggs • 1 c. club soda • 2 c. heavy cream • 1/3 c. white sugar

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Now I know this isn’t a traditional St. Patrick’s Day recipe, but a former co-worker made these for us every year. They will always be my favorite treat for this holiday!

1. Preheat oven to 350⁰F and place cupcake liners in cupcake pan. 2. Mix cake mix, eggs, oil, 1 pkg. of pistachio pudding & club soda in a large bowl. Beat for 3 minutes. 3. Pour into cupcake liners, about 2/3 of the way full, and bake for 18-22 minutes. Allow cupcakes to cool completely. 4. In a small bowl, add cream & white sugar. Beat until soft peaks form. Add remaining pkg. of pistachio pudding and mix until incorporated. 5. Frost cupcakes with pistachio cream mixture and store in the refrigerator until serving.

Julie’s Jams


GO ! M A E T

Jay Gordon is the proud coach of his daughters’ teams in the North Port Youth Soccer League. He has been coaching his daughters’ teams for several years, and probably enjoys it as much as the girls enjoy playing! This past season was particularly successful as both teams were crowned champions in the President’s Cup Tournament in their respective divisions. Jay and his girls are looking forward to another exciting season this Spring!


More Turkey Trot Pics Click here

FGB participated in the 18th Annual Habitat for Humanity Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 24th with 21 runners!

#fgblawcares FGB participated in the 9th Annual Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center Hands Across the Harbor on Saturday, January 28th with 16 runners!

More Hands Across the Harbor Pics Click here


More North Port Ribbon Cutting Pics Click here

FGB opened our new North Port office on Thursday, February 19th! We are excited to offer a second location for our clients.

Community Spotlight... Our first Spotlight edition is a two for one! We are really excited about the recent opening of our North Port office, and two local businesses in particular helped us launch. First, Coastal Property Group of Florida built out our office space just the way we wanted, and did it within budget. If you are looking for an honest contractor for residential or commercial construction work, we recommend Jerry and his team at Coastal Property Group of Florida. Second, anyone who has driven North Port’s “Golden Mile” (U.S. 41 between Salford and North Port Blvd.) during the last few months probably has noticed our new monument signs. We have Dave at Rothco Signs & Design to thank for creating our terrific signage. Dave gave us a fair price and timely completed the job. We are grateful for Jerry and Dave, and are happy to “Spotlight” their excellent work.

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

Julie Flood, Chris Frohlich, Brian Beason, Cort Frohlich, James Gordon, Kellie Dunson, Jacqueline Ford, MJ Isaksen, Valerie Cottrell and Kari Laroche

We serve the citizens of southwest Florida from Sarasota County to Lee County. Our offices in Port Charlotte and North Port 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. Click to read more...

FGB will be there supporting our runners!

May 6, 2017

FGB will have two teams!

sTAFf contributors... Kari’s Kitchen -


Julie’s JAMS



Kari is the legal assistant for James Gordon 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 upcoming local bands and information on them. Look for her article in the next issue! Valerie’s Ventures Valerie is our marketing coordinator and has been with us for almost 2 years. “Valerie’s Ventures” will feature a mom’s view on things to do with your kids. Look for her article in upcoming issues!


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: 4311 Aidan Lane, North Port, FL 34287 | 18501 Murdock Circle, Suite 103, Port Charlotte, FL 33948

FGB Buzz - March 2017