Thomas R. Jenkins

Thomas R. Jenkins

Pensacola, Florida

Mr. Jenkins specializes in defense of most areas of civil litigation. He is board certified by the Florida Bar in the field of civil trial law. Mostly, he represents corporate clients in defense of personal injury claims including claims based on negligence, products liability, premises liability and various intentional torts. Mr. Jenkins also handles commercial and construction litigation cases.

Mr. Jenkins is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Register of Pre-Eminent lawyers with an AV rating. He is a member of both the Florida and Alabama Bar Associations, and he is admitted to practice in federal court in the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association and other professional organizations. Mr. Jenkins is a Vietnam era veteran having served in the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army and the Illinois National Guard.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar
  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator, Supreme Court of Florida

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1982
  • Alabama, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit


  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • Juris Doctor - 1982
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: High Honors
  • Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, USA
    • Masters in Business Administration - 1979
  • Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, USA
    • B.S. - 1975
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Business

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Register of Pre-Eminent lawyers with an AV rating

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association, Member
  • Alabama Bar Association, Member
  • Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Bozeman, Jenkins & Matthews, P.A., Shareholder/President, 1992 - 2002
  • Beggs & Lane, Partner, 1983 - 1992
  • U.S. Navy, Vietnam era Veteran
  • U.S. Army
  • Illinois National Guard


  • Delta Sigma Phi