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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Jill - Client

Posted by: a Personal Injury client about 6 years ago.

John recently litigated a case for my husband and I that resulted in permanent injuries. He was compassionate and meticulous about his work. We...

Outstanding Lawyer

Posted by: a Litigation client about 6 years ago.

I used this lawyer for two cases, both of which were extremely difficult. John handled them both flawlessly, and won both times, meeting or...
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John M O'Brien
John O'Brien

Elk Grove, CA

About 1 month 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

About 2 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 24 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 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

2013 Sex, Drugs & Violence: Inadequate Premises Security Litigation in Florida

at Premises Security in Florida

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