1751 N. Park Ave., Maitland, FL 32751 | P: 407-644-5151 | www.boundslawgroup.com
“Doing the Right Thing for the Right Reason”
Attorney, J. Clancey Bounds is the founder and managing partner of Bounds Law Group, a boutique trial firm that limits its practice to medical negligence litigation on behalf of patients and their families. During his legal career of 26 years, Clancey has practiced law in multiple jurisdictions and in State and Federal Courts. He began his career with a large, Florida, multi-location law firm which specialized in the defense of health care providers. After gaining invaluable experience in the defense of physicians, he changed the focus of his practice when he joined well-known local trial attorney Mike Maher, to representing patients and their families in medical malpractice suits. During his tenure with The Maher Law Firm, his practice expanded to multiple jurisdictions including Arizona and California where he added the representation of victims of abuse and neglect in skilled nursing facilities to his areas of focus. Since changing the focus of his practice, Mr. Bounds has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for those he has represented in health care related lawsuits including an individual recovery for a single client in excess of $36,000,000.00.
Every company and every professional practice needs a foundation and an ethos. While all attorneys strive to be ethical and competent, the practice of trial law on behalf of victims, with major injuries up to and including the death of a loved one, requires more than simple ethical conduct and legal competence. Representation of this unique client base requires empathy, compassion, and appreciation of what that individual or family is going through. Bounds Law Group, with aforethought for its mission, established the ethos and culture of “doing the right thing for the right reason”. No case at the firm is solely about money. The focus is not and never will be, about the fee to be earned. The focus is about justice and fairness to the client and, to the opposition. While economics are certainly part of running a business, the conduct of litigation on behalf of persons with severe injuries, which necessarily involves accusing a well-meaning health care provider of wrongdoing, requires a level of professionalism, preparation and understanding, not necessarily required in other areas of practice. To accomplish this, all attorneys at the firm start off as experienced medical malpractice litigators but are hired primarily for their character and ability to have empathy. At BLG, the importance of family and work life balance is stressed for the entire staff. These firm values then translate to a staff-wide appreciation for the families the firm represents.
In keeping with the firm ethos, BLG supports multiple local groups, foundations and the arts of Central Florida. BLG does not limit its support to those interests of its principals but rather seeks to be inclusive of its staff’s interests in the community. As a result, BLG supports interests as diverse as the Foundation for Foster Children, the Orlando Ballet, NAMI and the Jewish Federation.
J. Clancey Bounds, Esq. is a graduate from the University of Florida and from Stetson University College of Law. He is a member of the Arizona, California, Florida, Texas and District of Columbia Bars. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida. He is a member of The Florida Justice Association, where he serves as a Board Member, The American Association for Justice, where he serves as a State Delegate and the Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association. He is an Associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a Member of the Melvin Belli Society and a Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Most importantly he is a husband to a wonderful wife, and a proud father of two amazing daughters.