Born in Cuba, New York in 1954, Jerry A. Setchel was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1979. Mr. Setchel graduated with a B.S. in Economics from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania in 1976. He obtained his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in 1979. He is “AV” rated a member of the U. S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and a past or present member of the 11th Circuit the American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, American Corporate Counsel Association, Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Clearwater Bar Association, Pinellas County Criminal Defense Association, Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association, and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Mr. Setchel’s primary focus is in the areas of general civil litigation, negligence defense, nursing home negligence, product liability defense, employment discrimination, insurance coverage and ERISA Litigation.