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Hickey Law Firm, P.A.

1401 Brickell AvenueSuite 510Miami,FL 33131-3503
305-371-8000 /1-800-215-7117
305-371-3542
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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

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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 CertifiedThe NBTA is the only national certification program for trial attorneys and is accreditedBar Association.

Hickey is rated A/Vinternational listing of attorneys, a rating achievedof 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 chosenas a "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 Super Lawyer in the area of personal injury in Superlawyers.com (2006 - present).

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 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. 15 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 Hornswhere 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.

MEDIA APPEARANCES:

  • Interviewed on national television over 40 times from July, 2005 to present on subjects related to cruise ships.  This includes shows on MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News 
  • Quoted in newspaper articles and magazines on subjects related to cruise ships
  • Interviewed on various radio stations including BBC, WIOD AM Miami, WERC FM Birmingham, and KABC AM 790 Los Angeles on subjects related to cruise ships
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Languages
English (Primary)Spanish
Practice Areas
Personal InjuryWrongful DeathMaritime or cruise ship accidentsSlip and FallsTrip and FallsCar AccidentsTruck AccidentsProduct LiabilitySexual AssaultAssault and batteryNegligent SecurityOrthopedic Injuries, including broken bones, torn ligaments and tendonsInjuries to the organsNeurological InjuriesHead and brain InjuriesBurn InjuriesPsychological injuries from traumaScarring and disfigurement
Honors
Top 5% of all Lawyers, SuperlawyerTop 1.7% of all Lawyers, Legal Elite, Florida Trend MagazineTop Lawyer in South Florida, South Florida Legal GuideWho's Who in AmericaWho's Who in American LawWho's Who in Emerging Leaders in AmericaFellow, The Florida Bar FoundationRated A/V by Martindale-Hubbell
Published Works
Paper On Passenger Claims Against Cruise Lines, Association for Justice Annual Convention, July, 2007"Evolving Standards of Jones Act Negligence", American Association for Justice Annual Convention, July, 2002"Slip and Falls: Alternative Theories of Liability", TRIAL Magazine, April, 2001"In Defense of the Stevedore", P & I International, Winter, 1997"Credit Agreements Required in Writing; the New Statute of Frauds in Florida", The Florida Bar Journal, June, 1990“Cruise Ship Slip and Falls: A Primer” , paper for the American Association for Justice Winter Convention in Miami, February, 2011“Predictable Defenses in a TBI Case” , paper prepared for American Association for Justice Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Cases Seminar in Miami, March, 2012“Statues of Limitations and Venue: When and Where You Have to File a Claim” , paper prepared for The Net, an AARP Legal Services Network publication, August, 2012“Injuries on Deck” , article published in American Association for Justice’s Trial Magazine, August , 2012“How to Interview the Client to Get the Story on Damages” , paper prepared for the American Association for Justice Winter Convention in Miami, February, 2013“Death on the High Seas Act: What Is It and When Does It Apply and How to Overcome Obstacles Created Because of the Act” , paper prepared for the Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, February, 2013
Classes and Seminars
Testified Before Congress, March 2007
Lecturer, July 2007 , American Association for Justice Annual Convention in Chicago before the Maritime Section on passenger claims against cruise lines,2007
Presenter, October 2003, “Masters of the Courtroom”, sponsoredCounty Trial LawyersAssociation in conjunction with the University of Miami School of Law,2003
Lecturer, "Alternative Theories of Liability in Slip and Fall Cases", American Association for Justice Annual Convention,2001
Lecturer, "Cruising in the 90s; Defense of Cruise Lines, Crew and Passenger Claims", The Florida Bar,1994
Lecturer, "Defending Flood Insurance Claims", National Flood Insurance Conference, Columbus, Ohio,1991
Lecturer, "Defending Flood Insurance Claims", National Flood Insurance Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona,1992
Lecturer, "Defending Flood Insurance Claims", National Flood Insurance Conference, Orlando, Florida,1993
Lecturer, "Securities Litigation", Florida Institute of CPAs,1990
Lecturer, "Securities Litigation", American Institute of CPAs in Blacksburg, Virginia,1990
Lecturer, "Securities Litigation", International Association of Financial Planners,1989
Lecturer, "The Mechanics of Court", The Florida Bar Bridge the Gap Seminars,1983-1985
Presenter, July 2009, “The Athens Convention: What Is It and Why Do We Need to Know About It?” American Association for Justice Annual Convention in San Francisco,2009
Lecturer, February 2011, American Association for Justice Winter Convention in Miami at Litigation at Sunrise on Cruise Ship Injuries and Actions: What You Need to Know,2011
Lecturer, February 2012 , American Association for Justice Winter Convention In Phoenix at Litigation at Sunrise on Cruise Ship Slip and Falls,2012
Lecturer, March 2012 , American Association for Justice Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Cases Seminar on Predictable Defenses,2012
Speaker, April 2012, “Practicing with Professionalism” seminar hostedLawyers Division of The Florida Bar in Miami ,2012
Panel Member, February 2013, Dade County Bar Association Bench and Bar Conference,2013
Representative Cases
Prida v. Transamerica Insurance Finance Corp., 651 So.2d 763(Fla.App. 3 Dist. 1995)
People
Attorneys
Eikeland, Bjorg Hickey, John H.(President)
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Case ManagersMedical Case ManagersDirector of Administration
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Office Information
Address
1401 Brickell Avenue
Suite 510
Miami, FL 33131-3503
Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., M-F
305-371-80001-800-215-7117
305-371-3542
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