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Christian Dietrich Searcy

561-686-6300
Christian Dietrich Searcy
Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA
2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. P.O Drawer 3626
West Palm Beach, FL 33402
www.searcylaw.com
Phone: 561-686-6300
American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

Christian Dietrich Searcy

Board Certified in Medical Professional Liability

Not certified as a specialist by The Florida Bar.

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Christian Dietrich Searcy

Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Law

National Board of Trial Advocacy

National Board of Trial Advocacy

Christian Dietrich Searcy

Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy

National Board of Trial Advocacy

National Board of Trial Advocacy

Christian Dietrich Searcy

Board Certified Specialist in Civil Pretrial Practice

The Inner Circle of Advocates

The Inner Circle of Advocates

Christian Dietrich Searcy

Member

Palm Beach County Justice Association

Palm Beach County Justice Association

Christian Dietrich Searcy

Member

About Christian Dietrich Searcy

CHRISTIAN D. SEARCY is President and CEO of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. For 38 years, he has litigated cases primarily involving catastrophic injury and death in venues throughout Florida, as well as other states. At age 29, he had the distinction of being the youngest lawyer in the United States to achieve a verdict of $1 million for a single personal injury lawsuit. In 200... read more »

Biography

CHRISTIAN D. SEARCY is President and CEO of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. For 38 years, he has litigated cases primarily involving catastrophic injury and death in venues throughout Florida, as well as other states. At age 29, he had the distinction of being the youngest lawyer in the United States to achieve a verdict of $1 million for a single personal injury lawsuit.

In 2006, Mr. Searcy was one of only two lawyers in the country to receive the "War Horse Award" from the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, honoring his outstanding skill as a trial advocate and his extraordinary contributions to the cause of justice.

In 2005, the Florida Justice Association, formerly known as The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers honored Mr. Searcy with its Perry Nichols Award, the highest honor it bestows, in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding service to the cause of justice.

Mr. Searcy is past President of the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a worldwide organization limited to just 500 attorneys by invitation only, and is named in The Best Lawyers in America, an independent study by Harvard trained attorneys. He is also recognized in Law and Leading Attorneys, is listed as one of the "legal elite" in Florida Trend magazine, and is named as one of the top lawyers in South Florida Legal Guide. Mr. Searcy has been selected as one of Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Mr. Searcy is a member of The Inner Circle of Advocates, which is by invitation only and limits its membership to the top 100 trial lawyers in the United States. Mr. Searcy is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  Mr. Searcy is a member of the International Society of Barristers, which is by invitation only to 500 of the top trial lawyers internationally.

A past President of the Florida Justice Association, formerly known as The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Mr. Searcy is a diplomate of the American Association for Justice, formerly known as American Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of The National Trial Lawyers Association, formerly known as The American Trial Lawyers Association. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an emeritus member of the Board of Overseers of Stetson University College of Law, an emeritus member of the Board of Directors of the College Foundation of the University of Virginia, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society and is Board Certified in Civil Litigation by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, formerly known as the National Board of Trial Advocacy and by The Florida Bar Association. Mr. Searcy writes and lectures extensively about civil trial practice, personal injury and wrongful death. 

After earning a B.A. with distinction from the University of Virginia, Mr. Searcy received his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, graduating in the top ten percent of his class.

Mr. Searcy’s personal philosophy of advocacy for those in need has made its mark on South Florida, where he supports numerous non-profit organizations committed to helping the disabled, improving education, and advancing community causes.

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Christian Dietrich Searcy -
Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA
2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. P.O Drawer 3626
West Palm Beach, FL 33402
www.searcylaw.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 561-686-6300
  • Office: 866-735-1102
  • Fax: 561-684-5707

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Personal Injury20.00%
Civil Trial Law20.00%
Wrongful Death20.00%
Spinal Cord Injuries20.00%
Brain Injury20.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Florida Member in Good Standing 1977

Work Experience

Position Duration
President and CEO at Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA present

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
Stetson University College of Law Juris Doctor ---

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member The Inner Circle of Advocates 2010 – present
Member American Society of Legal Advocates present
Platinum Club Member,
Leaders Forum,
Diplomate
American Association for Justice present
Fellow American Board of Trial Advocates present
Member,
Past President
Florida Justice Association present
Member,
Past President (2010)
International Academy of Trial Lawyers present
Member The Injury Board present
Member Palm Beach County Justice Association present
Member The National Trial Lawyers present

Specialty Certifications

Certification Specialty Accredited Organization Year
Board Certified Specialist Civil Trial Law The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education 1983
Board Certified* Medical Professional Liability American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys ---
Board Certified Specialist Civil Trial Advocacy National Board of Trial Advocacy ---
Board Certified Specialist Civil Pretrial Practice National Board of Trial Advocacy ---

* Not certified as a specialist by The Florida Bar.

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
War Horse Award Southern Trial Lawyers Association 2006
Perry Nichols Award Florida Justice Association 2005

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