Associates & Bruce L. Scheiner Attorneys for the Injured
4020 Evans Ave.
Fort Myers, Florida, 33901
No fee unless we win.
Preston (PJ) Scheiner is the second generation of his family dedicated to seeking justice for other families.
Since the founding of his father’s firm in 1971, Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, has been dedicated to the representation of individuals injured or killed by the negligence of another. Today, Preston Scheiner is responsible for taking the firm’s most difficult and complex cases to trial, where he faces some of the nation’s largest insurance companies and the area’s best defense firms. Together with co-counsel, he secured a record Lee County jury verdict of $44.9 million; won $13.8 million for parents who lost a child in a tragic drunk driving wreck; and obtained $9 million for a husband and wife who were seriously injured in an automobile collision.
“There is no greater privilege than to stand with those who seek only justice afforded by a fair redress of their harm,” Attorney Scheiner said.
Since graduating Cum Laude from the University of Miami School of Law in 2007, P.J. has been named one of SuperLawyers Rising Stars; is a member of the Florida Justice Association’s Young Lawyers Board of Directors; and has lectured at numerous legal seminars and conventions.
Attorney Scheiner is licensed to practice law in all state courts in Florida as well as the federal court for the Middle District of Florida. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, American Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, The Florida Bar, Florida Justice Association, Lee County Bar Association and the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association.
He obtained his undergraduate degree from Amherst College. While in law school, he was awarded the John F. Evans Memorial Scholarship for the most outstanding student in litigation skills; the Thomas Ewald Memorial Award Recipient, as the top student in litigation skills who most exemplifies devotion to high standards and ethical conduct; the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Excellent Achievement in the Study of Litigation Skills; and the Dean’s Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Academic Performance in Litigation Skills.
When not in the office, PJ enjoys flying. He is a licensed multi-engine commercial pilot with single and multi-engine instrument privileges and is trained and licensed to fly the Citation Jet series of aircraft.
Seminars and Speaking Engagements
November 2012 – IPE’s Trial Preparation from Start to Finish for Paralegals: “Preparing Your Witnesses” and “Effective Use of Evidence”
April 2012 – Nevada Justice Association: “DEFINING “CAPACITY”: Maximizing Economic Damages for Clients Unemployed at the Time of Injury”
April 2012 – Psychology and Sociology of Connecting with Jurors Seminar Speaker: “Hot Tips on New and Innovative Technologies and Apps, Which Will Dramatically Increase the Effectiveness of Videotape Depositions and Courtroom Presentations”
April 2012 – Mass Torts Made Perfect/Torts Made Perfect Speaker: “The Seven Deadly Sins Most Often Committed by Plaintiff’s Lawyers in Handling Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Cases”
March 2012 – FJA Workhorse Seminar Speaker: “Hot Tips on New and Innovative Technologies and Apps, Which Will Dramatically Increase the Effectiveness of Videotape Depositions and Courtroom Presentations”
September 2011 – National Interstate Trucking Super Summit Speaker: “Investigating & Litigating the Inclement Weather Trucking Collision Case”
April 2011 – Mass Torts Made Perfect Speaker: “Deposing the defendant truck driver – Winning cross-examination”
March 2011 – Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar Speaker: “Lost earning capacity & related damage claims by injured spouse/homemaker with limited past work-experience”
April 2010 – Mass Torts Made Perfect; Special Presentation: “Intellectual battles being an effective advocate at settlement and mediation … the negotiation skills and lessons that can be learned from playing poker” (PJ Scheiner, John Romano & Jesse Hollander).
February 2010 – Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar Speaker: “Six Vital Steps in Investigating Aviation Crash Cases.”
March 2009 – Attendee: ATLA’s Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course; Art of Persuasion; Harvard Law School; sponsored by the American Association for Justice.
February 2009 – Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, Speaker: “Debunking the Defense of Comparative Fault in Premises Liability Cases”
Areas of Practice
The Florida Bar
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida