- Products Liability
- Drug and Medical Device Litigation
- Medical Malpractice
- Truck Accidents
- Asbestos Litigation
- Personal Injury
|Contact Info||Telephone: 904-722-2228|
|University ||Florida State University, B.A., 1969|
|Law School||Florida State University, J.D., with high honors, 1972|
|Admitted||1972, Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit|
|Memberships ||The Florida Bar (Member, Trial Lawyers Section; Past-Member, Code and Rules of Evidence Committee, 2004-2008; Past Chair, 1996-1997; Member, Civil Rules of Procedure Committee, 2009-present); The American Bar Association (Member, Litigation Section); Jacksonville Bar Association; Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (Board Member, Fourth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee).|
|Born||Jacksonville, Florida, April 5, 1947|
Wayne Hogan is Past-President of the Florida Justice Association and Florida and National Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, was educated at Florida State University (B.A. 1969; J.D., with High Honors, 1972). Founding Chair of the Florida Justice Association' Environmental Law Section, Mr. Hogan has focused his personal practice in the field of products liability and toxic torts with particular emphasis on representing victims of asbestos diseases. Extensive experience in the field of punitive damages having obtained verdicts in trials of cases against manufacturers of defective products and having represented the plaintiffs in Florida's first asbestos disease punitive damages trial and successfully handled the precedent-setting appeal reported as Johns-Manville Sales Corp. v. Janssens, 463 So.2d 262 (Fla. 1st DCA 1984). This case upheld the right of plaintiffs to receive punitive damages in such toxic tort litigation and also sustained the right of plaintiffs to obtain multiple exemplary damages awards in order to punish wrongdoers. In another of the firm's cases the Florida Supreme Court held that a successor by merger is liable for punitive damages for the recklessness of its predecessor corporations in Celotex Corp. v. Pickett, 490 So.2d 35 (Fla. 1986).
Mr. Hogan was among the lawyers representing the State of Florida in its historic lawsuit against the cigarette industry on behalf of Florida's taxpayers and children resulting in a $17 billion settlement and, among other terms, removal of all billboard advertising and retirement of Joe Camel and the Marlboro Man in Florida. The settlement agreement not only helps the children of today, it will go on preventing addiction and disease for decades to come. It also led to the national tobacco settlement and set the stage for significant changes in Florida's tobacco control laws.
Mr. Hogan is Past-President of the Florida Justice Association, founding Chair of the Florida Justice Association' Environmental Law Section, Member of the Florida Bar Civil Rules of Procedure Committee (Chair 1996-97) and member Code and Rules of Evidence Committee (2004-08); past-chair, Florida Lawyers Action Group, the Florida Justice Association's political action committee, past-Chair, Academy Research & Education Foundation; Benefactor, Endowment for Academy Giving to Law and Education; American Association for Justice (Presidents Club), Public Justice (National Board), Civil Justice Foundation, American Board of Trial Advocates (National Board), Chester Bedell Inn of Court (Master), Founding Member of the Board of Directors of Florida's Children First, Jacksonville Bar Association, The Florida Bar (Trial Lawyers Section), American Bar Association (Litigation Section), Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (Board), and Fourth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee. Recipient of: Florida Justice Association' Masterson Award for Professionalism; 1999 Perry Nichols Award; 2002 Al J. Cone Lifetime Achievement Award; 2003 Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates Trial Lawyer of the Year; 2007 Florida Coastal School of Law Justice Raymond Ehrlich Award; 2007 American Association for Justice Distinguished Service Award; 2008 Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc. Attorney of the Year; 2009 Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Pro Bono Service Award; 2010 Southern Trial Lawyers Association War Horse Award; 2011 honorable mention for (ABA) Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Award for Excellence in Pipeline Diversity; and 2011 Fran Peacock Coker FLABOTA Community Service Award; 2012 Justice Teaching Volunteer of the Year; and 2012 Harry M. Philo Award Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Has been recognized by publications such as Best Lawyers in America (Woodward & White) and Leading Florida Personal Injury Attorneys (American Research Corporation) and Florida Trend's Legal Elite.
In 1977, the Florida Bar established the Designation Program for attorneys who practice in particular areas of the law. One of those designations was Consumer Law. In 1977 Wayne Hogan was one of the first in the Florida Bar to become designated in Consumer Law. In 1982, the Florida Supreme Court replaced the Designation Program with a system of Certification would be helpful to the consumers of legal services across Florida and created a method for attorneys to become certified as "specialists" or "experts" in their field of practice. Certification is the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar of the competency and experience of an attorney in his or her field of practice. Testing and peer review of qualifications are required. Board certification recognizes an attorney's special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. In 1982 Wayne Hogan became board certified by The Florida Bar in Civil Trial Practice and has consistently maintained his Florida Bar board certification since that time. He is also Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. (Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education)
|Reported Cases||Agency for Healthcare Admin. v. Associated Industries, 678 So.2d 1239 (Fla. 1996); Celotex Corp. v. Pickett, 490 So.2d 35 (Fla. 1986); Johns-Manville Sales Corp. v. Janssens, 463 So.2d 242 (Fla. 1st DCA 1984).|
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