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JACK P. HILL played football at Yale University, earned all-Ivy and all-American academic honors, and served as a felony prosecutor in the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s office before joining Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA.

A native of Palm Beach County who attended the Benjamin School in North Palm Beach, Mr. Hill handled dozens of jury trials as an Assistant State Attorney, prosecuting crimes ranging from DUI to first degree felonies punishable by life in prison. His successful prosecution of one of the first post-September 11 airport security cases attracted national media attention, and was covered and aired by Court TV.

As an SDSBS shareholder, Mr. Hill’s practice focuses on automobile and trucking negligence, product liability, and medical malpractice. Since joining the firm, Mr. Hill has secured many million- and multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. Mr. Hill’s highest jury verdict to date was in excess of $30 million in a medical malpractice case. Mr. Hill has been named in the Best Lawyers in America and the Florida Super Lawyers publications since 2013. He has been recognized by both South Florida Legal Guide and Super Lawyers as a rising star in the field of personal injury. Mr. Hill is also a member of The National Trial Lawyers’ “Top 40 under 40” for Florida.

Mr. Hill is admitted to each of the three federal district courts in Florida. He is a member of the Florida Justice Association, the American Association for Justice, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, and the Palm Beach County Justice Association, where he has served as a board member from 2006 to 2012. Mr. Hill also serves on the Yale University Alumni Schools Committee.

Mr. Hill earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science at Yale. He received his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law, with honors. At his induction into The Florida Bar, having achieved the highest score on The Florida Bar exam, he delivered the response on behalf of newly-admitted lawyers before the Fourth District Court of Appeals.


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Practice Areas


  1. Car Accidents: 30%
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Robert G. Whittel

    I endorse this lawyer. Jack Hill is a premier personal injury lawyer in Florida. He is recognized as a top advocate for very serious injury cases.


    Robert Whittel Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Todd Miner

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Todd Miner Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, Pa

2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL, 33409-6601


FLMember in Good Standing200209/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2012
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSearcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, Pa2004 - Present
Assistant State AttorneyOffice Of The State Attorney, 15th Judicial Circuit2002 - 2004
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Justice AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2004 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Yale UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1997