Jeptha F. Barbour


1200 Riverplace Boulevard Suite 800, Jacksonville FL 32207

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Jeptha Barbour handles a wide variety of civil litigation cases including medical malpractice, professional liability, product liability, general tort liability, and commercial litigation. He received a B.B.A. from Stetson University and his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in 1982. Barbour has been recognized multiple times as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as Lawyer of the Year. Barbour in a Jacksonville native and has practiced law at Marks Gray, P.A. since 1982. 

Admitted to Practice

  • Admitted in 1982, Florida
  • 1983, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • 1983, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL 1982 J.D.
  • Stetson University, Deland, FL,1979 B.B.A.

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Bar Association of Jacksonville, 1992-1997 (President, 1997)
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Medical Defense Chair 2003-2005, Products Liability, Drug and Medical Device, Civil Rights, and Government Law Committees
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Jacksonville Defense Lawyers Association
  • Chester Bedell Inn of Court, Emeritus Member
  • The Florida Bar – Trial Lawyers Section, 2002-2008, Executive Council
  • Board of the Young Lawyers Section, 1987-1991 (President, 1990-91)
  • Stanford University, Trial Academy, (Faculty 1997) (Director, 2011)
  • Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach, (Board 1992-98) (President 1997-98)
  • The Bolles School Alumni Board
  • Leadership Jacksonville 
  • Jackosnville Community Council Inc. 
  • Palms Presbyterian Church, (Elder)

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Peer Rated
  • Best Lawyers, 13 consecutive years
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2018 edition for Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year, 2012, 2015-17, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year, 2014, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2007-Present
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2009, 2013, 2016, 2021, Top 100 Lawyers
  • Florida Trend Magazine, 2008-Present, Florida’s Legal Elite in civil trial


  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by The Florida Bar
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specializations and Education

Bar Fellowship

  • American College of Trial Lawyer
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 2005 (President)