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Since 1980, Jack Hickey 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), and Board Certified as an Admiralty & Maritime Lawyer by The Florida Bar. The NBTA is the only national certification program for trial attorneys and is accredited by the American Bar Association. The Florida Bar Board Certifications require that a significant portion of the practice be devoted to the area, review by peers (lawyers in the area of practice and judges), and passing a written, day long examination.

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- Present);"Legal Elite" in Florida Trend Magazine(top 1.7% of attorneys) (2006-Present); and Super Lawyer in the area of personal injury in (2006 -Present).

Contact Jack Hickey today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Personal Injury
  • Boat Accident
  • Civil Battery
  • Construction Site Accident
  • Cruise Ship Injuries
  • Dog Bite
  • Food Poisoning
  • General Accident
  • Negligence
  • Personal Injury Fraud
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Swimming Pool Injuries
  • Train Accident
  • Trespassing
  • Trip and Fall
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Aviation & Mass Transit Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Railroad Worker Injury / FELA
  • Brain Injury
  • Animal Bites
  • Assault & Battery

As a personal injury accident victim, you have a legal right to be heard…and defended. Jack Hickey personally manages all aspects of every case—including complex investigations, vital research, processing of medical bills, contacting insurance companies and engaging in negotiations on behalf of accident victims.

From beginning to end, Hickey will guide personal injury victims, and their families, through an often laborious process until a fair settlement is reached. He will fight for you, your rights, and all that you are entitled. Call 305-564-9859 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney John H. (Jack) Hickey


  • Florida, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar


  • Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, 1980
    • J.D.
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1976
    • B.A.
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Professional Memberships:

  • The Florida Bar, 2008 - Present (Member, Board of Governors )
  • Vice Chair, Certification Plan Appeals Committee (CPAC), 2014 - Present
  • Served on the JNC Selection Committee of The Florida Bar, 2014 - 2015 (Board of Governors)
  • Member, Disciplinary Review Committee of The Florida Bar (Board of Governors)
  • Board Liaison for Code & Rules of Evidence Committee of The Florida Bar , 2012 - Present
  • Member of the Special Committee to Study the Unethical and Illegal Solicitation of Legal Business, 2015 - Present
  • Member, Judicial Nominating Procedures Rules Committee , 2005 - Present
  • Designated Reviewer, 11th Circuit UPL Committee ‘A’, 2011 - Present
  • Designated Reviewer, 11th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee ‘C’, 2008 - Present
  • Designated Reviewer, 11th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee ‘F’, 2008 - Present
  • Chair, Admiralty Law Committee, 2000 - 2001
  • Chair, 11th Circuit Fee Arbitration Committee, 1991 - 1993
  • Chair, Grievance Committee 11-L, 1986 - 1989
  • Member, Grievance Committee 11-L, 1996 - 1999
  • Member, Judicial Evaluation Committee, 1983 - 1985
  • Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer, 1990 - Present
  • Recipient of Certificate “in Recognition and Appreciation of Meritorious Service to the Public and the Legal Profession in Florida” (1989, 1999, and 2001)
  • Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Miami Jurisprudence Award Luncheon Sponsor
  • Dade County Bar Association Fund at The Miami Foundation
  • Chapman Partnership
  • Dade County Bar Association YLS, Bids 4 Kids
  • 11th Circuit Committee on Professionalism, 2012 - Present
  • Cuban American Bar Association (CABA)
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL)
  • Duke University Alumni Advisory Committee (Interviewing prospective undergraduates for Duke University), 1984 - Present
  • Coral Gables Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court – Spellman-Hoeveler Chapter
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Dade County, Florida, Committee of 100 (1998-1999)
  • Miami Beach Bar Association
  • Marine Counsel, 1997 - 1999 (Board of Directors)
  • American Bar Association
  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • The Vizcayans
  • Academy of Trial Advocacy
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America) (Leaders Forum and Sustaining Member)
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) (Board of Trustees of AAJ PAC)
  • The National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • North American Brain Injury Society
  • Brain Injury Association of America
  • Brain Injury Association of Florida
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Florida Admiralty Trial Lawyers Association
  • Dade County Association for Justice (formerly the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)
  • 11th Circuit Ad Hoc Trial Practices Committee, 1993 - 2001

Professional Achievements:

  • Top 5% of all Lawyers, Superlawyer, 2006 - Present
  • Top 1.7% of all Lawyers, Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2006 - 2012
  • Top Lawyer in South Florida, South Florida Legal Guide, 2004 - 2007
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in Emerging Leaders in America
  • Fellow, The Florida Bar Foundation
  • Rated A/V by Martindale-Hubbell
  • "Legal Elite", Florida Trend Magazine (Top 1.7% of Attorneys), 2006 - 2007
  • Super Lawyer, 2006 - 2008
  • National Trial Lawyers Association, Journal and Miami Magazine, 2012 - Present
  • Selected as a member of the Eleventh Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Committee on Professionalism, 2012 - Present
  • Rated A/V by Martindale-Hubbell, the International Directory of Lawyers, a Rating Achieved by only 5% of Attorneys
  • Recipient of Certificate “in Recognition and Appreciation of Meritorious Service to the Public and the Legal Profession in Florida”, 1989, 1999, and 2001

Specialties and Certifications:

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, The Florida Bar, 1990
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Since 1997, the "Lead Counsel Verified" status has been granted to attorneys who possess:

  • The Right Professional Experience
  • A Spotless Record

The following attorneys at this firm are Lead Counsel Verified:

John H. (Jack) Hickey

John H. (Jack) Hickey

This attorney is Lead Counsel Verified in the following practice areas:

Practice Area Year
Personal Injury Since 2006
Practice Area Year
Personal Injury Since 2006
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