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I am a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial lawyer, and AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Approximately five percent (5%) of Florida lawyers are Board Certified in any specialty. I have represented clients in civil suits and appeals in every level of the Florida state court system from small claims to the Florida Supreme Court since 1986. I have both jury and non-jury trial experience. 


I handle cases related to business, commercial transactions, real property, estates, trusts, and guardianships. This includes cases involving contracts, business disputes, title insurance, denials of insurance coverage, easements, quiet title, boundary disputes, adverse possession, foreclosures, landlord-tenant, wills, trusts, estates, elective shares, undue influence, noncompetes, and the Florida Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act. 


I was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and have practiced law in Lake County since 1990.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 31%
    29 years
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 22%
  3. Estate Planning: 10%
    29 years
  4. Real Estate: 10%
    29 years
  5. Other: 27%
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Hourly ($300-350/hour), contingent (20-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Del G. Potter

    I endorse Harry Hackney because he is an excellent lawyer and a gentleman. I have known Harry for 25 years and have been on both sides of cases with him. Harry will always be prepared and will always make cogent arguments in his cases. Harry personifies professionalism. excellent lawyer.


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  • Michael Edward Golub

    Harry is an awesome attorney. He is easy to work with and extremely competent and knowledgable. A++


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Contact info


FLMember in Good Standing198601/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified in Civil Trial LawThe Florida Bar2012
Certified Circuit Civil MediatorFlorida Supreme Court2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct InstructorLake Sumter Community College2010 - 2012
OwnerHarry Thomas Hackney, P.A.1998 - 2008
AssociateCummins, Mueller, & Judson1990 - 1998
AssociateSchuler, Wilkerson, & Halvorson1988 - 1990
AssociateTripp, Scott, Conklin, & Smith1986 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lake Sumter Community College FoundationVice President2011 - Present
Golden Triangle YMCACampaign Chair2004 - 2004
Lake County Bar AssociationPast President2002 - 2003
Lake County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Florida Bar Association, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law SectionMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Granoff v. Seidle, 915 So.2d 674 (Fla. 5th DCA 2005)Judgment for costs reversed
Chase v. Lavender, 810 So.2d 1004 (Fla. 5th DCA 2002)Dismissal for failure to prosecute upheld.
Deluxe Motel, Inc. v. Patel, 727 So.2d 299 (Fla. 5th DCA 1999)Summary judgment against client reversed.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Florida Atlantic UniversityFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida State Guardianship Association Annual ConferenceTo Sue or Not to Sue2011