also known as Wayne Hogan
A Jacksonville native and alumnus of the College of Law at the Florida State University, Wayne Hogan entered civil trial law with the Bedell firm in 1973 and has been with Terrell Hogan since1977. He has consistently practice personal injury law, with particular focus on products liability including asbestos and other disease-causing exposures. In 1982, the Florida Supreme Court adopted a system for attorneys to become certified as “specialists” or “experts” in their particular field of practice. Certification is the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar of the competency and experience. Testing and peer review of qualifications are required. Board certification recognizes an attorney's special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Wayne Hogan has maintained Florida Bar board certification as a civil trial lawyer since its inception in 1983, and is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Hogan was among the lawyers selected to represent the State of Florida in its historic lawsuit against the cigarette industry on behalf of Florida's taxpayers and children resulting in a $17 billion settlement and, among other terms, removal of all billboard advertising and retirement of Joe Camel and the Marlboro Man in Florida. The settlement agreement not only helps the children of today, it will go on preventing addiction and disease for decades to come. It also led to the national tobacco settlement and set the stage for significant changes in Florida’s tobacco control laws.
Hogan has extensive experience in the field of punitive damages, having obtained 26 such verdicts including Florida's first asbestos disease punitive damages verdict and successfully defended the verdict in that precedent-setting case reported as Johns-Manville Sales Corp. v. Janssens, 463 So.2d 262 (Fla. 1st DCA 1984). Janssens upheld the recovery of multiple punitive damages awards based on proof of the magnitude of the wrongdoing. Another of Hogan’s trials and appeals established that a successor by merger may be held liable for punitive damages for the recklessness of its predecessor corporation. Celotex Corp. v. Pickett, 490 So.2d 35 (Fla. 1986).The firm represents thousands of victims of asbestos exposure statewide.
The founding Chair of the Florida Justice Association's Environmental Law Section, Hogan has received the Florida Justice Association’s Masterson Award for Professionalism; The 1999 Perry Nichols Award; 2002 Al J. Cone Lifetime Achievement Award; 2003 Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates Trial Lawyer of the Year; 2007 the Florida Coastal School of Law Justice Raymond Ehrlich Award and the America Association for Justice Distinguished Service Award and the 2008 Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc., Attorney of the Year. He has been recognized by publications such as Best Lawyers in America (Woodward & White) and Leading Florida Personal Injury Attorneys (American Research Corporation) and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite.
Mr. Hogan is a member of the Florida Bar Civil Rules of Procedure Committee (Past Chair 1996-97) and was a member of the Code and Rules of Evidence Committee of The Florida Bar (2004-2008). He chaired the Florida Lawyers Action Group, the Florida Justice Association's political action committee. Other activities within the legal community include: Past Chair, Academy Research & Education Foundation; Benefactor, Endowment for Academy Giving to Law and Education; American Association for Justice (Presidents Club), Public Justice, Civil Justice Foundation, American Board of Trial Advocates (National Board), Chester Bedell Inn of Court (Master), Founding Member of the Board of Directors of Florida's Children First, Jacksonville Bar Association, The Florida Bar (Trial Lawyers Section), American Bar Association (Litigation Section), Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (Board), and Fourth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee.
Licensed since 1972
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1972||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Harry M. Philo Award||American Association for Justice||2012|
|Justice Teaching Volunteer of the Year||Florida Bar Law Related Education Committee||2012|
|2011 Fran Peacock Coker Community Service Award||Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates||2011|
|National Philanthropy Day||WJCT||2010|
|War Horse Award||Southern Trial Lawyers Association||2010|
|Attorney of the Year||Florida Law Related Education Association||2008|
|Distinguished Service Award||American Association for Justice||2007|
|Justice Raymond Ehrlich Award||Florida Coastal School of Law||2007|
|Trial Lawyer of the Year||Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates||2007|
|Al J. Cone Lifetime Achievement Award||Florida Justice Association||2002|
|Perry Nichols Award||Florida Justice Association||1999|
|Masterson Award for Professionalism||Florida Justice Association||1997|
|N/A||Terrell Hogan||1977 - Present|
|Associate||Bedell, Bedell, Dittmar, Smith & Zehmer||1973 - 1977|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Florida's Children First||Board Member||2002 - 2010|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||National Board Member||1988 - Present|
|Public Justice||Board Member||1987 - Present|
|Florida Justice Association||Past President||1977 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||1976 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||1974 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Board Certified Civil Trial Law||1972 - Present|
|Jacksonville Bar Association||N/A||1972 - Present|
|National Board of Trial Advocacy||Board Certified NBTA Member||N/A|
|Jacksonville Area Legal Aid||Board Member||N/A|
|Chester Bedell Inn of Court||Master||N/A|
|Florida Supreme Court Historical Society||Board Member||N/A|
|as Johns-Manville Sales Corp. v. Janssens, 463 So.2d 262 (Fla. 1st DCA 1984).||This case upheld the right of plaintiffs to receive punitive damages in such toxic tort litigation.|
|Celotex Corp. v. Pickett, 490 So.2d 35 (Fla. 1986)||Florida Supreme Court held that a successor by merger is liable for punitive damages for the recklessness of its predecessor corporations|
|Florida v. American Tobacco, CL95-1466, 15th Judicial Circuit||State of Florida Reaches a Settlement with the Tobacco industry for $11.3 billion, billboard restrictions, the release of secret industry documents and more|
|The Florida State University College of Law||N/A||law||N/A|