John Hickey

John H. (Jack) Hickey
Contact: 305.371.8000
Experience:
Law School: Duke University School of Law - Duke University
Jurisdiction: Florida

OVERVIEW

About John Hickey
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.

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 Superlawyer 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 95,000 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 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.

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. Fifteen years ago, he made the transition to representing plaintiffs. He 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 Northern District of Florida, and the firm changed its name to Hickey Law Firm, P.A.
Practice Areas
  • Maritime
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Certifications
Board Certified in Civil Trial (National Board of Trial Advocacy)
Languages
 SpokenWritten
EnglishYesYes
SpanishYes 
Education
Florida State University - Panama City campusB.A.
Duke University School of Law - Duke UniversityJ.D.
Professional Activities
Member Dade County Bar Association
Member Cuban American Bar Association
Member Florida Association for Women Lawyers
Member Duke University Alumni Advisory Committee
Member Coral Gables Bar Association
Member Miami Beach Bar Association
Member American Inns of Court – Spellman-Hoeveler Chapter
Member The Maritime Law Association of the United States
Sustaining Member American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
Member The National Crime Victim Bar Association
Member North American Brain Injury Society
Member Brain Injury Association of America
Member Florida Justice Association (formerly the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)
Member 11th Circuit Committee on Professionalism
Professional Associations
Member, Florida State Bar
-Current

VIDEOS

Miami Maritime Lawyer Jack Hickey on CNN's Starting Point: Can Carnival Recover?
Miami maritime attorney John H. (Jack) Hickey appears on CNN's Starting Point to discuss disasters ...
Miami Injury Attorney Jack Hickey on MSNBC's Scarborough Country: George Smith's Disappearance
When cruise ship operators avoid America's taxes and strict safety regulations, they create ...
Miami Injury Lawyer Jack Hickey Discusses George Smith's Investigation on Scarborough Country
Did the investigators act properly when investigating the mysterious disappearance of cruise ship ...
Miami Injury Lawyer Jack Hickey Explains Cruise Passenger Rights on NBC's Nightly News
Air date: 2/15/13 The abhorrent conditions found aboard the Carnival Triumph cruise ship after an ...
Miami Injury Lawyer Jack Hickey Explains Triumph Passengers' Legal Options on CNN's Starting Point
Air date: 2/15/13 How would a passenger of the Carnival Triumph prove mental anguish in a ...
Miami Injury Attorney Jack Hickey Says Triumph Passengers Have a Case (CNN Newsroom)
Air date: 2/14/13 Fort Lauderdale injury lawyer John H. (Jack) Hickey appears on a CNN Newsroom ...
Miami Injury Attorney Jack Hickey Appears on Good Morning America's Costa Concordia Segment
"They want to screen out the risk-takers, they want to screen out the hot-doggers, they want ...
Maritime Lawyer Jack Hickey Discusses the Disappearance of George Smith on a Royal Caribbean Cruise
http://www.cruiseshipassault.com/ Maritime lawyer Jack Hickey speaks about George Smith, IV, who ...
Maritime Lawyer Jack Hickey Discusses the Statement Released from Royal Caribbean of a Disappearance
http://www.cruiseshipassault.com/ Maritime lawyer Jack Hickey speaks about the statement that was ...
Maritime Lawyer Jack Hickey Asks If George Smith's Disappearance was Cleaned Up or Covered Up
http://www.cruiseshipassault.com/ Maritime layer Jack Hickey asks if the disappearance of George ...
Maritime Lawyer Jack Hickey Discusses the Crown Princess Tilt Accident
http://www.cruiseshipassault.com/ Maritime lawyer Jack Hickey speaks about the fifteen degree tilt ...
Maritime Lawyer Jack Hickey Discusses the George Smith Mystery
http://www.cruiseshipassault.com/ Maritime lawyer Jack Hickey speaks about the George Smith ...
Maritime Lawyer Jack Hickey Discusses Costa Concordia Tragedy & Legal Liability
http://www.cruiseshipassault.com/ Maritime lawyer Jack Hickey speaks to CNN's Soledad O'Brien about ...
Maritime Lawyer Jack Hickey Discusses Costa Concordia Tragedy & Captain's Role
http://www.cruiseshipassault.com/ Brian Todd from Wolf Blitzer's "The Situation Room" on ...
Maritime Lawyer Jack Hickey on the Costa Concordia Disaster with Anderson Cooper
http://www.cruiseshipassault.com/ Maritime lawyer Jack Hickey speaks with Anderson Cooper about the ...
Maritime Lawyer Jack Hickey Discusses Costa Concordia Tragedy & Captain's Responsibilities
http://www.cruiseshipassault.com/ Maritime Lawyer Jack Hickey is interviewed on MSNBC about the ...
Maritime Lawyer Jack Hickey Discusses Costa Concordia Disaster Timeline
http://www.cruiseshipassault.com/ CNN's Soledad O'Brien interviews maritime lawyer Jack Hickey ...
Maritime Lawyer Jack Hickey Explains Cruise Ship Captains May Be Overworked
http://www.cruiseshipassault.com/ Are cruise lines are overworking their captains? Maritime lawyer ...
Carnival Cruise Ship Fire - Maritime Attorney Jack Hickey on CBS
http://www.hickeylawfirm.com - Carnival passengers share their stories of their four days on the ...


PUBLICATIONS

Articles & Publications
  • Death on the High Seas Act: What Is It and When Does It Apply and How to Overcome Obstacles Created Because of the Act
    Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar
  • How to Interview the Client to Get the Story on Damages
    American Association for Justice Winter Convention
  • Injuries on Deck
    American Association for Justice’s Trial Magazine
  • Statues of Limitations and Venue: When and Where You Have to File a Claim
    The Net, an AARP Legal Services Network publication
  • Predictable Defenses in a TBI Case
    American Association for Justice Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Cases Seminar
  • Cruise Ship Slip and Falls: A Primer
    American Association for Justice Winter Convention
  • The Athens Convention: What Is It and Why Do We Need to Know About It?
    American Association for Justice Annual Convention
  • Evolving Standards of Jones Act Negligence
    Association of Trial Lawyers of America Annual Convention
  • Slip and Falls: Alternative Theories of Liability
    Trial Magazine

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Hickey Law Firm, P.A.
1401 Brickell Ave
Suite 510
Miami, FL 33131
USA
Telephone: 305.371.8000
Fax: 305.371.3542