John H. (Jack) Hickey

John H. (Jack) Hickey: Attorney with Hickey Law Firm, P.A.

Biography

Jack was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He graduated from Florida State University (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and Duke Law School. For over 36 years, Jack has been trying personal injury and wrongful death cases in the areas of admiralty and maritime, cruise ship injury, railroad, medical malpractice, product liability, and general liability. For the first 17 years of his career, he represented cruise lines, railroads, and other self-insured corporations. Nineteen years ago, he made the transition to representing plaintiffs. Jack is one of the few attorneys in Florida who is Double Board Certified in Civil Trial and Admiralty and Maritime by The Florida Bar. He is also Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). He is also a Past President of the Dade County Bar Association (DCBA), the largest voluntary bar association in Florida. Jack is a member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors, the governing body of all lawyers licensed to practice in Florida. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Florida Justice Association (FJA) and a State Delegate of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Jack is also the Secretary of the largest section of AAJ, the Motor Vehicle, Highway Safety, and Premises Liability Section. Jack is the Past Chair of 7 DCBA committees, Past Chair of 3 Florida Bar Committees, has received 17 Certificates of Merit from the DCBA "for outstanding and constructive service to the bench, the bar, and the public," has received 3 certificates from The Florida Bar "in recognition and appreciation of meritorious service to the public and legal profession in Florida, and has received a Certificate of Recognition from the Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents for "dedicated leadership to the members of the legal community during service as President." Jack is rated A/V by Martindale-Hubbell (the international listing of attorneys). He is also listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Emerging Leaders in America. He has been chosen by other lawyers as a: "DCBA Legal Luminary in Admiralty" (2016); “Top Lawyer in South Florida” in the areas of personal injury and maritime in the South Florida Legal Guide (2004- Present); “Legal Elite” in Florida Trend Magazine(top 1.7% of attorneys) (2006-Present); and Superlawyer in the area of personal injury in Superlawyers.com (2006 -Present). Jack lectures frequently at meetings and conventions of lawyers nationwide and writes articles on trial practice and on substantive law including Admiralty and Maritime (the law which applies to injuries on cruise ships). He is a past Chair of The Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee and is Past Chair of the Admiralty Section of the American Association for Justice.



and Lifetime Member of The Florida Bar Foundation

Lifetime Member of the Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents

Rated A/V by Martindale-Hubbell, the international directory of lawyers, a rating achieved by only 5% of attorneys. The rating indicates that the attorney "has reached the height of professional excellence" and is "recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity".

Past Chair of the Admiralty Law Committee of The Florida Bar (2000 - 2001)

Past Chair of the Admiralty Section of the American Association for Justice, the national trial lawyers association (2010 - 2011)

Attorney Jack Hickey

BACKGROUND:

Jack Hickey is a trial attorney. Since 1980, he has been trying personal injury and wrongful death cases in the areas of admiralty and maritime, railroad, medical malpractice, product liability, and general liability.

Hickey is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by The Florida Bar and by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). The NBTA is the only national certification program for trial attorneys and is accredited by the American Bar Association.

Past President of the Dade County Bar Association

Hickey is rated A/V by Martindale-Hubbell (the international listing of attorneys, a rating achieved by only 5% of attorneys. The rating indicates that the attorney "has reached the height of professional excellence" and is "recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity". He is also listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, and Who's Who in Emerging Leaders in America. He has been chosen by other lawyers as a: "Top Lawyer in South Florida" in the areas of personal injury and maritime in the South Florida Legal Guide (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007); "Legal Elite" in Florida Trend Magazine(top 1.7% of attorneys) (2006, 2007); and Superlawyer in the area of personal injury in Superlawyers.com (2006 - 2012).

Hickey is a member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors. The Board of Governors is the governing body of all 80,000 members of The Florida Bar, that is, every lawyer in Florida.

He is also a Past President of the Dade County Bar Association (DCBA) (2003 - 2004). The DCBA is the largest voluntary bar association in Florida.

Hickey also is a Lifetime Member of the Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents, a Fellow and Lifetime Member of The Florida Bar Foundation, and a Sustaining Member of the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America).

Hickey lectures and writes articles on trial practice and on substantive law including Maritime and Admiralty. He was the Chair of The Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee and is Past Chair of the Admiralty Law Section of the American Association for Justice.

Hickey was born in Miami and is conversant in Spanish. For the first 17 years of his career, he represented cruise lines, railroads, and other self-insured Defendants as well as insurance companies. 13 years ago, he made the transition to representing plaintiffs, and is a member of the Million Dollar Forum based on the cases in which he has obtained settlements or verdicts in excess of $1 Million. He started his career at Smathers & Thompson and went on to Hornsby & Whisenand, where he became a partner. In 1988, Hickey and The Honorable Gary R. Jones founded Hickey & Jones, P.A. In 1999, Judge Jones left and became a Federal Magistrate in the Middle District of Florida, and the firm changed its name to Hickey Law Firm, P.A.

Board Certified by The Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Lawyer (1990 - present)

Admissions to Federal Courts:

BAR ACTIVITIES AND HONORS:

Jack Hickey and Johnnie Ridgely

(Double Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Board Certified Admiralty & Maritime, Florida Bar Board Of Legal Specialization And Education)

Areas of Practice (236)

  • Admiralty and Maritime
  • Brain Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Cruise Ship Assault
  • Incorrectly Filled Prescriptions
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Injuries
  • Children Injured
  • Personal Injury
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Admiralty Law
  • Boat Manufacturing Liability
  • Cruise Ship Injuries
  • Diving and Offshore Injuries
  • International Maritime Law
  • Jones Act
  • Marine Law
  • Marine Liability
  • Maritime Accidents
  • Maritime Liens
  • Maritime Negligence
  • Maritime Personal Injury
  • Maritime Products Liability
  • Recreational Boating Law
  • Seamens Claims
  • Shipyard Litigation
  • Airbag Injury
  • Assault
  • Civil Practice
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Complex and Multi-District Litigation
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Defective Hip Implants
  • Defective Knee Replacements
  • Qui Tam Litigation
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Medical Law
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Pharmacy Law
  • Helicopter Crash Litigation
  • Hospital Liability
  • Hospital Negligence
  • Hospital Premises Liability
  • Hospital Risk Management
  • Hospital Security
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Federal Litigation
  • International Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Liver Damage
  • Birth Trauma
  • Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Dental Malpractice Defense
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Gynecology Malpractice
  • Medical Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Medical Liability
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Medical Negligence
  • Medical-Legal Law
  • Medication Errors
  • Mental Health Professionals Malpractice
  • Nursing Liability
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Nursing Negligence
  • Obstetric Malpractice
  • Oncology Law
  • Optometric Malpractice
  • Orthopedic Malpractice
  • Pediatric Malpractice
  • Pharmacists Liability
  • Physicians Professional Liability
  • Podiatric Malpractice
  • Psychiatric Malpractice
  • Psychology Malpractice
  • Psychotherapy Law
  • Surgeons Liability
  • Wrong Site Surgery
  • Negligence
  • Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Aquatic Injuries
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Cumulative Trauma
  • Dog Bites
  • Electrical Injury
  • Electromagnetic Field Litigation
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Neurolaw
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Personal Injury Mediation
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Power Line Contact Injury
  • Psychological Injury
  • Rental Vehicle Litigation
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Severe Burns
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury
  • Subway Accidents
  • Third Party Wrongful Death
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Tourist Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Whiplash
  • Inadequate Security
  • Negligent Security
  • Premises Security
  • Private Security Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability
  • Automotive Crashworthiness
  • Automotive Design Liability
  • Automotive Products Liability
  • Automotive Restraints
  • Bicycle Products Liability
  • Biomedical Products Liability
  • Breast Implant Litigation
  • Chemical Explosions
  • Chemical Products Liability
  • Drug and Medical Device Litigation
  • Elevator Liability
  • Engineering Products Liability
  • Environmental Products Liability
  • Escalator Liability
  • Explosions
  • Flammable Fabrics
  • Food Borne Disease
  • Food Products Liability
  • Gas Explosions
  • Heavy Equipment Products Liability
  • Industrial Products Liability
  • Manufacturers Liability
  • Motorcycle Products Liability
  • Office Equipment Products Liability
  • Product Defects
  • Product Failure
  • Product Recall
  • Product Safety
  • Recreational Products Liability
  • Recreational Vehicle Products Liability
  • Seat Belt Injury
  • Tire Defect Litigation
  • Tire/Rim Mismatch
  • Vehicle Rollovers
  • Welding Products Liability
  • Architects and Engineers Liability
  • Architects and Engineers Malpractice
  • Clergy Sexual Misconduct
  • Design Professionals Liability
  • Design Professionals Malpractice
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Professional Sexual Misconduct
  • Railroad Law
  • Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
  • FELA Occupational Hearing Loss
  • Railroad Accidents and Injuries
  • Railroad Crossing Accidents
  • Railroad Equipment Finance
  • Railroad Liability
  • Railroad Litigation
  • Railroad Safety
  • Train Derailments
  • Religious Institutions Liability
  • Religious Institutions
  • Resorts and Leisure
  • Amusement Park Liability
  • Country Club Law
  • Golf Course Development
  • Health Club Law
  • Hospitality Law
  • Hotel and Resort Development
  • Hotel and Resort Law
  • Hotel Liability
  • Hotel Security
  • Innkeeper Law
  • International Hotels and Resorts
  • Marina Liability
  • Private Club Law
  • Recreational Law
  • Recreational Property Law
  • Restaurant Liability
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Water Park Safety
  • Seatbelt Injury
  • Torts
  • Civil Liability
  • Intentional Torts
  • Mass Torts
  • Tort Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Chemical Exposure
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Pesticide Litigation
  • Radiation Injury
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Toxic Tort Class Actions
  • Transportation
  • Common Carrier Liability Law
  • International Transportation Law
  • Highway Design Liability
  • Highway Construction Law
  • Motor Carrier Law
  • Motor Carrier Liability
  • Motor Carrier Regulation
  • Trucking Liability
  • Trucking Law
  • Truck Accidents
  • Transportation Safety
  • Transportation Liability
  • Welding Rod Litigation
  • Cruise Ship & Yacht Accidents
  • Railroad Accidents & FELA

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
800-773-0478  Phone
305.371.3542  Fax
www.hickeylawfirm.com/john-h-jack-hickey-attorney
University Attended:
Florida State University, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Law School Attended:
Duke University, J.D., 1980
Year of First admission:
1980
Admission:
All Federal District Courts in Florida; Supreme Court of the United States; Federal Circuit Courts for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; 1980, Florida
Memberships:
Dade County Bar Association; Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section; The Florida Bar Board of Govenors; The Florida Bar; Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents; American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Languages:
Spanish
Certifications:
( Double Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Board Certified Admiralty & Maritime, Florida Bar Board Of Legal Specialization And Education )
ISLN:
906501809
Payment Information:
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