John H. (Jack) Hickey
Admiralty and maritime Attorney at Miami, FL
Licensed for 42 years
Jack Hickey is a trial attorney. Since 1980, he has been trying personal injury and wrongful death cases in the areas of admiralty and maritime, railroad, medical malpractice, product liability, and general liability.
Hickey is Board Certified in Admiralty & Maritime Law and as a Civil Trial Lawyer by The Florida Bar and by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). The NBTA is the only national certification program for trial attorneys and is accredited by the American Bar Association.
Hickey is rated A/V by Martindale-Hubbell (the international listing of attorneys, a rating achieved by only 5% of attorneys. The rating indicates that the attorney “has reached the height of professional excellence” and is “recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity”. He is also listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Emerging Leaders in America. He has been chosen by other lawyers as a: “Top Lawyer in South Florida” in the areas of personal injury and maritime in the South Florida Legal Guide (2004 - present); “Legal Elite” in Florida Trend Magazine(top 1.7% of attorneys) (2006 - present); and Superlawyer in the area of personal injury in Superlawyers.com (2006 - present). Hickey is a member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors. The Board of Governors is the governing body of all 90,000 members of The Florida Bar, that is, every lawyer in Florida.
He is also a Past President of the Dade County Bar Association (DCBA) (2003 – 2004). The DCBA is the largest voluntary bar association in Florida. Hickey also is a Lifetime Member of the Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents, a Fellow and Lifetime Member of The Florida Bar Foundation, and a Sustaining Member of the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America).
Hickey lectures and writes articles on trial practice and on substantive law including Maritime and Admiralty. He was the Chair of The Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee and is Past Chair of the Admiralty Law Section of the American Association for Justice.
Hickey has been interviewed on national television over 40 times from July 2005 to present on subjects related to cruise ships. This includes shows on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, and Fox News. Hickey has also been quotes in numerous newpaper and magazine articles on topics related to cruise ships as well as interviewed on various radio stations across the country.
Hickey was born in Miami and is conversant in Spanish. For the first 17 years of his career, he represented cruise lines, railroads, and other self-insured Defendants as well as insurance companies. Eighteen years ago, he made the transition to representing plaintiffs, and is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Forum based on the cases in which he has obtained settlements or verdicts in excess of $1 Million. He started his career at Smathers & Thompson and went on to Hornsby & Whisenand, where he became a partner. In 1988, Hickey and The Honorable Gary R. Jones founded Hickey & Jones, P.A. In 1999, Judge Jones left and became a Federal Magistrate in the Middle District of Florida, and the firm changed its name to Hickey Law Firm, P.A.
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.