“My entire career has been spent fighting for our rights - and now I’m going to take that fight to the halls of the Florida Senate. We need the State Senator of this district to stand up for consumers and everyday folks who continue to struggle or are being harmed by the control of the Tallahassee power brokers. With your help, I'm going to be that advocate. ”
Gary Farmer has spent almost his entire career fighting for the rights of consumers, fair and just compensation for victims, and the protection of the civil justice system and full access to courts.
Gary developed an interest in law when he was in the first grade and his father was attending law school; he would take the bus to the law school and sit in the back of his father’s classes waiting for a ride home. After following in his father’s footsteps and attending the same law school Gary began his legal career with an insurance defense firm where he gained invaluable knowledge and experience in trial law before moving into plaintiff’s work.
Over the past decade, Mr. Farmer has been at the forefront of high-profile consumer litigation in Florida and across the country: creating new law and causes of actions for subscribers wrongfully denied coverage by their HMO’s; litigating the “Butterfly Ballot” and absentee voting cases to the Florida Supreme Court during the infamous 2000 election litigation; and representing patients, consumers and employees wronged by various corporations, hospitals and insurance companies’ deceptive trade practices. In the past few years Mr. Farmer served as lead counsel in some of the largest qui tam recoveries in the country’s history involving off-label marketing of pharmaceutical drugs (Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson). He has consistently sought to protect the rights of consumers and helped them achieve redress for financial wrongs and bodily injury.
Through it all, Senator Farmer’s motivation has been consistent – protect society the way he would want his family protected. His devotion to the law is second only to his devotion to his family, without whom his life would be incomplete.
Born here. Grew up here. Work here.
I was born here, raised here, and work here. It makes sense that District 34 is where I take this next important step – to fight for the people who have given me so much.