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John Hickey

John Hickey

John H. (Jack) Hickey I Board Certified Trial Attorney and Admiralty & Mari
  • Personal Injury, Maritime, Medical Malpractice...
  • Florida
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Jack Hickey is the lead trial attorney at Hickey Law Firm, P.A. For the first 17 years of his practice he represented Cruise lines and insurance companies. For the last 17 years, he has been trying personal injury and wrongful death cases in the areas of cruise ship accidents, sexual assault and rapes on cruise ships, admiralty and maritime, medical malpractice, premises liability including inadequate security, car, truck and bus crashes, product liability, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other catastrophic, life changing injuries. Hickey is Board Certified in 2 areas, Civil Trial by The Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) (accredited by the American Bar Association and the only national certification program for trial attorneys) and Admiralty & Maritime by The Florida Bar. 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 100,000 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 Presi

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Maritime
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Area
  • Cruise Ship Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
5th Circuit
11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Education
Florida State University - Panama City campus
B.A.
Duke University School of Law
J.D.
Professional Associations
Dade County Bar Association
Member
Current
Cuban American Bar Association
Member
Current
Florida Association for Women Lawyers
Member
Current
Duke University Alumni Advisory Committee
Member
Current
Coral Gables Bar Association
Member
Current
Miami Beach Bar Association
Member
Current
American Inns of Court – Spellman-Hoeveler Chapter
Member
Current
The Maritime Law Association of the United States
Member
Current
American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
Sustaining Member
Current
The National Crime Victim Bar Association
Member
Current
North American Brain Injury Society
Member
Current
Brain Injury Association of America
Member
Current
Florida Justice Association (formerly the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)
Member
Current
11th Circuit Committee on Professionalism
Member
Current
Florida State Bar # 305081
Member
- Current
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
Certifications
Board Certified in Civil Trial
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Board Certified Admiralty & Maritime Law
The Florida Bar
Board Certified Civil Trial
The Florida Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
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 that took place on the Carnival Triumph and Carnival Dream. They discuss the cruise ship...

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 dangerous situation for cruise ship passengers. Miami injury lawyer John H. (Jack) Hickey explains how cruise operators'...

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 passenger George Smith? Possibly not, according to Miami injury lawyer John H. (Jack) Hickey. Hickey and Joe...

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 engine fire raised questions about legal rights for cruise ship passengers. Miami injury attorney John H....

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 potential lawsuit against the cruise line? Do passengers lose rights upon signing a waiver? Can...

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 segment to discuss the grossly unsanitary conditions aboard the Carnival Triumph following an engine fire....

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 to screen out people who are not willing to take responsibility." Miami injury lawyer John...

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 disappeared on a Royal Caribbean cruise on July 5th near Turkey. 1401 Brickell Ave Suite 510 Miami, Florida 33131 Toll Free:...

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 released by Royal Caribbean about the disappearance of George Smith, IV. 1401 Brickell Ave Suite 510 Miami, Florida 33131 Toll Free: 800.215.7117 Website: http://www.cruiseshipassault.com/,...

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 Smith, IV, was a clean up or cover up on Royal Caribbeans part. He says that "this is not...

Maritime Lawyer Jack Hickey Discusses the Crown Princess Tilt Accident

http://www.cruiseshipassault.com/ Maritime lawyer Jack Hickey speaks about the fifteen degree tilt caused by human error on the Crown Princess. 1401 Brickell Ave Suite 510 Miami, Florida 33131 Toll Free: 800.215.7117 Website: http://www.cruiseshipassault.com/, http://www.costaconcordiaaccidentattorney.com/, http://www.hickeylawfirm.com/

Maritime Lawyer Jack Hickey Discusses the George Smith Mystery

http://www.cruiseshipassault.com/ Maritime lawyer Jack Hickey speaks about the George Smith mystery. Is this a cover up? 1401 Brickell Ave Suite 510 Miami, Florida 33131 Toll Free: 800.215.7117 Website: http://www.cruiseshipassault.com/, http://www.costaconcordiaaccidentattorney.com/, http://www.hickeylawfirm.com/

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 the Costa Concordia tragedy and the legal consequences and liability from the accident. A regional law firm located at: 1401...

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 CNN interviews maritime lawyer Jack Hickey. A regional law firm located at: 1401 Brickell Ave Suite 510 Miami, Florida 33131 Toll Free: 800.215.7117 Website: http://www.cruiseshipassault.com/

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 legal ramifications of the Costa Concordia tragedy. A regional law firm located at: 1401 Brickell Ave Suite 510 Miami, Florida 33131 Toll Free:...

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 captain's role in the Costa Concordia shipwreck. A regional law firm located at: 1401 Brickell Ave Suite 510 Miami, Florida 33131 Toll Free:...

Maritime Lawyer Jack Hickey Discusses Costa Concordia Disaster Timeline

http://www.cruiseshipassault.com/ CNN's Soledad O'Brien interviews maritime lawyer Jack Hickey about the Costa Concordia disaster, including the ship's evacuation. A regional law firm located at: 1401 Brickell Ave Suite 510 Miami, Florida 33131 Toll Free:...

Maritime Lawyer Jack Hickey Explains Cruise Ship Captains May Be Overworked

http://www.cruiseshipassault.com/ Are cruise lines are overworking their captains? Maritime lawyer Jack Hickey explains to CNN how this affects passengers on cruise lines. 1401 Brickell Ave Suite 510 Miami, Florida 33131 Toll Free: 800.215.7117 Website:...

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 ship after a fire broke out in the engine room of the Carnival Cruise Ship Splendor. An...

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Hickey Law Firm, P.A.
1401 Brickell Ave
Suite 510
Miami, FL 33131
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 215-7117
Telephone: (305) 371-8000
Fax: (305) 371-3542