Mr. Dale Robert Hightower

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Biography

Dale Hightower was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida, a town between Tampa and Orlando. He grew up loving adventures on the water, paddling a canoe and fishing alone in nearby lakes. His leadership skills became apparent in his youth as he was an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts, Senior Class President at Lakeland High School, and Student Body President at Florida Southern College. He also was elected Florida Student Body President at Cumberland Law School in Alabama. After law school, he began working in Miami for a large insurance defense firm. He didn’t like the billable hour obsession of big law and dreamed of starting his own firm where “great results at a reasonable price” was the firm’s objective. In 1992, after trying many cases, he opened up his own firm with a loan and his faith in God that Corporate America would give him a chance. The firm grew and its reputation for success spread throughout Florida’s legal community. Soon, many of America’s most prestigious companies were so happy with the firm’s work that they asked them to open up offices in north and central Florida as well. Dale is a recognized leader in the South Florida Legal Community as well. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Dade County Bar Association and also served as the Bar’s Public Relations Director. At one time, he hosted a legal television show entitled “In the Public Interest”. Dale also exercises his writing skills by drafting short stories. One of his short stories entitled “RoboLawyer” was published in the Florida Bar Journal. In addition, Dale has been recognized as an expert litigator and has been invited to teach at various legal seminars on various topics ranging from discovery techniques to “door shutting” closing arguments. Currently, he has been recognized as one of America’s Super Lawyers®, Best Lawyers® in America, and a “Top Lawyer” by the Florida Legal Guide. His courtroom experience of over 200 jury trials all over Florida with a 80% success rate is unequaled among Florida lawyers. Dale continues to contribute to his community by volunteering in various youth sports leagues in Palm Beach County. He was elected to the Delray National Little League Board of Directors, and acts as Referee and Assistant Coach in basketball for Upward Sports, and as Assistant Coach in East Boca Tackle Football. Dale has been married for fifteen years and has an eleven year old son, Van, and a seven year old daughter named Lana. The family owns a boat called the “Good Ole Days” and cruises through local waters scuba diving and sport fishing in their leisure time. The family now lives near Delray Beach and enjoys the laid back and relaxing lifestyle found in this small beach community.

of the Litigation Counsel of America (a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one half of 1% of America Lawyers). Member: Dade County Bar Association (Member, Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Section, 1985-1988); The Florida Bar; The Florida Defense Lawyers Association; Transportation Lawyers Association; South Florida Claim Association; The State of New York Claim Association; American Trucking Association; Florida Trucking Association; Trucking Law Committee of the Defense Research Institute (DRI).

Areas of Practice (51)

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Construction Law
  • Contracts
  • Disabilities
  • Environmental Law
  • General Liability
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Defense
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Resorts and Leisure
  • Torts
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Accountant Malpractice
  • Administrative Law
  • Assault and Battery Defense
  • Auto and Trucking Negligence
  • Automotive Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Claims
  • Construction Defect Liability
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental and Toxic Torts
  • First Party Property
  • Fraud/SIU (Special Investigative Unit)
  • Florida Construction Defect Defense Attorney
  • Florida General Liability Defense Attorney
  • Florida Insurance Defense Attorney
  • General Litigation
  • Homeowner’s Insurance
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
  • Insurance and Insurers
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Maritime Law
  • Nursing Home Litigation/Assisted Living Facilities
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
  • Professional Malpractice Defense
  • Resorts & Leisure Liability
  • Retail Liability
  • Rental Vehicle Law
  • Roadway Design and Construction
  • Third Party Claims
  • Transportation Law
  • Windstorm Claim
  • Workers Compensation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
305-539-0909  Phone
305-530-0661  Fax
University Attended:
Florida Southern College, B.S., 1980
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1983
Year of First Admission:
1983
Admission:
1984, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; 1984, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; 1983, Florida; 1989, United States Supreme Court
ISLN:
906490448
Hobbies & interests:
Away from the office, Mr. Hightower enjoys the balmy weather in South Florida while sport fishing and scuba diving. Also, he exercises his writing skills by drafting short stories. One of his short stories entitled "RoboLawyer" was published in the Florida Bar Journal.
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0
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