Joseph B. Stokes, III



Legal Assistant – Pam Emmi

Paralegal – Wayne L. Dean


Joe Stokes, a Jacksonville native, is a shareholder in the firm’s litigation department. He has extensive jury trial experience in defending companies in personal injury actions. He has practiced in the area of insurance defense for 20 years and has handled all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including premises liability, pharmacy malpractice, trucking cases, automobile accidents and products liability. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, its highest ranking.


Bar Admissions



U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida




B.A., Stetson University, 1988

J.D., Cumberland School of Law Samford University, 1991




The Florida Bar

The Jacksonville Bar Association

Jacksonville Association of Defense Counsel

Chester Bedell Inn of Court

Phi Delta Phi

Past Associate Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

Primerus Defense Institute

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance


Publications and Speaking Engagements


“Maryland vs. Craig and the Confrontation Clause: When Does Confront Mean Confront?,” American Journal of Trial Advocacy Volume 14:2

Lecture: “Subrogation, Contribution & Indemnity,” Primerus Defense Institute, Naples, Florida, April 2011





Saalfield Shad, P.A.    (Established in 1989)

Jacksonville Office:

245 Riverside Avenue, Suite 400

Jacksonville, Florida 32202

Telephone: (904) 355-4401

Facsimile: (904) 355-3503