John Elliott Leighton

John Elliott Leighton

Medical Malpractice Attorney
Miami, FL




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About Me

John Leighton is a Board Certified trial specialist who represents people who have been injured and families who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. He handles complex and catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home liability, product liability, legal malpractice, resort and water sport injuries, inadequate premises security/violent crime...

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Practice Areas

Payments & Fees


Contingent (33%-45%), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Hourly ($525-$600/hour)

Client Reviews

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Excellent attorney

Posted by: Rochelle 7 days ago.

He was very responsive with my case. He kept me informed of status on a regular basis. Gave me information to decide what course of action and with...


Posted by: Robert 11 days ago.

Mr. Leighton, has provided exceptional service in all matters. He and his staff have always kept me informed, and he has promptly responded to all...
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John M O'Brien
John O'Brien

Sacramento, CA

4 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community.
John Greel Ralls Jr.
John Ralls

Pensacola, FL

5 months ago

Relationship: Other

I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community.
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1985 License Status: Member in Good Standing for the state of Florida.
Last updated by Avvo: 06/14/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

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1984 – 1984

Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine


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1985 JD - Juris Doctor with honors in

University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law


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2015 Best Lawyer, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Best Lawyers in America


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2007- present Chairman

Academy of Trial Advocacy

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Showing 2 of 25 publications

2014 “Why You Are Safer On A Highway Filled With Drunks The Highways Than In A Hospital"

South Florida Legal Guide

2014 “Identifying and Screening Strong Negligent Premises Security Cases”

Attorney at Law

Speaking Engagements

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2014 Litigating Security Cases Involving Resorts, Bars & Theme Parks

at National Crime Victim Bar Association National Conference

2014 Like Flies to Honey: Crime Management and the Dangers of ATMs, Convenience Stores and Other High Risk Retail Premises

at American Association for Justice Annual Convention

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