Joseph P. Milton

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Biography

Phi Alpha Delta. President, John Marshall Bar Association, 1969. Recipient, Outstanding Past President Award, the Florida Council of Bar Presidents, 2001. Selected: Lawyer of the Year, Jacksonville Bar Association, 1999; Jacksonville Trial Lawyer of the Year, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2000; State of Florida Trial Lawyer of the Year, FLABOTA, 2000. Recipient: American Board of Trial Advocates Master in Trial National Award, 2003; President's FLABOTA Award, 2006. Named as Super Lawyer of Florida, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011; Awarded The Jacksonville Bar Association's Justice Raymond Ehrlich Trial Advocacy Award, 2011. Awarded The Florida Bar Foundation's Medal of Honor, 2010 for his leadership in promoting professionalism and ethics to fellow members of the Bar. Diplomate, American Board of Trial Advocates (President, 1996-1977, Jacksonville Chapter; Chapter selected Best Chapter in the country, 1997). Member, Executive Committee, FLABOTA, 1997—; President of FLABOTA, 2001; Member, National Board, 1999-2004; American Board of Trial Advocates Foundation, Treasurer, 2004-2005, President, 2006-2007. Recipient of The Fran Peacock Coker FLABOTA Community Service Award, 2008. Named in Jacksonville Magazine as one of the The State's Leading Lawyers, 2009. Named as one of The State's Legal Leaders in Florida Trend Magazine, 2009. Named as one of The Best Lawyers in America, 2009—.

International Society of Barristers; American Judicature Society (Life Member); The American Bar Foundation; Florida Defense Lawyers Association; Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

(Board Certified Civil Trial and Admiralty and Maritime Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education) (Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy)

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
904-346-3800  Phone
904-346-3692  Fax
www.miltonleach.com
University Attended:
University of Florida, B.S.B.A., 1967
Law School Attended:
University of Florida, J.D., 1969
Year of First admission:
1969
Admission:
1972, U.S. Supreme Court; 1969, Florida
Memberships:
Jacksonville Bar Association (President, 1980-1981); The Florida Bar (Member, 1976-1978 and Chairman, 1977, Fourth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee; Fourth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission, 1980-1982; Executive Council Trial Lawyers Section, 1982-1989; Chairman, 1987-1988; Board of Governors, 1988-1990; Chairman, Fourth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee, 1998-2000; Awarded The Florida Bar's Outstanding Professionalism Program, 1999 and Recipient, R. Smythe Gambrell Award by the ABA for Best Professionalism Program, 2001; Charter Member, 1996—, and Chairman, 1999-2000, Admiralty and Maritime Law Board of Certification); Florida Supreme Court Nominating Commission (Vice-Chairman, 2004; Chairman, 2005-2006); Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents (President, 1985-1986); National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (Member, Executive Council, 1982—; Southeastern Regional Vice President, 1984-1986; President, 1990-1991); Maritime Law Association of the United States; Port Director, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Jacksonville, 1996-1998; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Chester Bedell Inn of Court (Master Emeritus); Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers; United States Supreme Court Historical Society (Membership Chairman for North Florida, 2006—); Florida Supreme Court Historical Society (Trustee, 2005—); Florida Defense Lawyers Association.
Birth Information:
Richmond, Virginia, October 24, 1943
Certifications:
( Board Certified Civil Trial and Admiralty and Maritime Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy )
ISLN:
904759622
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