Boyd & Jenerette Announces Workers' Compensation Practice Group Co-Chairs

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Medical marijuana and opioid addiction are two of many workers’ compensation challenges facing employers in 2018 that Boyd & Jenerette attorneys Benford Samuels and Glen McClary will tackle in their new roles as Co-Chairs of the Workers' Compensation practice.

Benford Samuels and Glen McClary

Benford L. Samuels, Jr. (top) and Glen A. McClary

Boyd & Jenerette has been practicing workers’ compensation law since 1952, and we look forward to continuing the firm's leadership role for this practice group,” said Glen McClary and Benford Samuels.

Shareholders Benford L. Samuels, Jr. and Glen A. McClary have been appointed to serve as Co-Chairs of the Workers’ Compensation Practice Group for the Florida law firm Boyd & Jenerette, P.A.

“Boyd & Jenerette has been practicing workers’ compensation law since 1952, and we look forward to taking on the leadership role for this practice group,” said Glen McClary. “Medical marijuana and opioid addiction are two of many workers’ comp challenges facing employers in 2018, and we look forward to guiding our clients in these and related areas,” said Benford Samuels.

Boyd & Jenerette provides aggressive yet practical workers’ compensation representation throughout Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. The firm’s five workers’ compensation attorneys, supported by paralegals and legal assistants, are all committed to providing prompt and responsive client communication.

Claims prevention, compliance, and litigation avoidance are priorities within the Boyd & Jenerette workers’ compensation practice. Attorneys assist clients in matters involving the Jones Act, the Defense Base Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Medicare Set Aside allocation reviews, and Special Disability Trust Fund claims.

The firm also represents employers and insurance carriers in coverage compliance investigations, fraud examinations, medical reviews, lien resolution, and unemployment claims.

When an employer receives a stop work order from the State of Florida for failure to comply with workers’ compensation requirements, Boyd & Jenerette attorneys strive to help the employer reinstate normal business operations.


Ben Samuels concentrates his practice on workers’ compensation disputes in Florida state courts. He also regularly defends claims brought under the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act throughout the southeastern United States. He is AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

He strives to provide practical, in-depth knowledge of the law when counseling employers, manufacturers, insurers, servicing agents, and self-insured entities on a diverse spectrum of employer liability issues. He lectures extensively on workers’ compensation and longshore topics. Mr. Samuels received the E. Robert Williams Inn of Court’s John J. Schickel Professionalism Award in 2013. He is licensed in Florida (1988).


Glen McClary maintains a statewide practice in the areas of workers’ compensation, employment, business law and general litigation. He strives to provide the highest level of service with innovative legal and business solutions. He represents a wide range of clients from different industries with an emphasis on understanding his clients’ needs and business practices.

Mr. McClary is known as a counselor who partners with clients to achieve their goals by using his experience as a litigator and business leader. He is skilled in the tactics of mediation resolution and also has a deep bench of trial experience. He is licensed in Florida (1993).


Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. is a civil litigation law firm with offices in Florida and Georgia. The firm’s practice areas include civil matters involving insurance defense, construction defect claims, workers’ compensation, Longshore and Defense Base Act claims, Admiralty and Jones Act claims, transportation and trucking, commercial law, business litigation, professional liability, coverage and bad faith, and mass torts. The firm is also experienced in handling civil appeals in state and federal courts, and offers alternative dispute resolution techniques such as arbitration or mediation.

The firm is AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and 10 of the firm’s attorneys are also AV Peer Review Rated at an individual level.

Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. is recognized in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in the following two areas: Tier 2, Jacksonville, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, and Insurance Law. The firm is honored to have been recognized in Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings for eight consecutive years (2011 – 2018).

The firm maintains a commitment to excellence in advocacy when pursuing client’s goals through pre-suit resolution, mediation, arbitration or trial. Our team of experienced attorneys help insurance carriers, their insureds, self-insured entities and businesses manage risk and reduce exposure through training, counsel, and a commitment to early resolution. If it is not possible to settle the case early, then we develop an aggressive but cost-effective defense litigation strategy. Our focus on cost effective representation includes alternative attorney’s fee structures such as fixed rate options for handling pre-suit matters including coverage opinions.

Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. strives to build long-term client relationships through outstanding service, which is reflected in part through attorney credentials and peer recognition. Six of the firm’s attorneys are Board Certified by The Florida Bar, including one in the area of Civil Trial, one in Appellate Practice, two in Construction Law, and two in Workers’ Compensation.

Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. was founded by Charles T. Boyd, Jr. and Noah H. Jenerette, Jr. in 1952. The firm maintains Florida offices in Boca Raton, Jacksonville, and Orlando, and a Georgia office in Savannah. Details online at

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