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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.



Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 20%
    43 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    43 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
    43 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    43 years
  5. Defective and Dangerous Products: 20%
    43 years

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Terrell Hogan

233 East Bay Street
Suite 804
Jacksonville, FL, 32202-3452


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Harry M. Philo AwardAmerican Association for Justice2012
Justice Teaching Volunteer of the YearFlorida Bar Law Related Education Committee2012
2011 Fran Peacock Coker Community Service AwardFlorida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates2011
National Philanthropy DayWJCT2010
War Horse AwardSouthern Trial Lawyers Association2010
Attorney of the YearFlorida Law Related Education Association2008
Distinguished Service AwardAmerican Association for Justice2007
Justice Raymond Ehrlich AwardFlorida Coastal School of Law2007
Trial Lawyer of the YearFlorida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates2007
Al J. Cone Lifetime Achievement AwardFlorida Justice Association2002
Perry Nichols AwardFlorida Justice Association1999
Masterson Award for ProfessionalismFlorida Justice Association1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/ATerrell Hogan1977 - Present
AssociateBedell, Bedell, Dittmar, Smith & Zehmer1973 - 1977
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida's Children FirstBoard Member2002 - 2010
American Board of Trial AdvocatesNational Board Member1988 - Present
Public JusticeBoard Member1987 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationPast President1977 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A1976 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1974 - Present
Florida BarBoard Certified Civil Trial Law1972 - Present
Jacksonville Bar AssociationN/A1972 - Present
National Board of Trial AdvocacyBoard Certified NBTA MemberN/A
Jacksonville Area Legal AidBoard MemberN/A
Chester Bedell Inn of CourtMasterN/A
Florida Supreme Court Historical SocietyBoard MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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 CircuitState of Florida Reaches a Settlement with the Tobacco industry for $11.3 billion, billboard restrictions, the release of secret industry documents and more
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A