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Christian Dietrich Searcy

Christian Dietrich Searcy


Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyer
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Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA
West Palm Beach, FL

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Attorney 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.


Practice Areas

 
Personal Injury (20%)
 
Civil Trial Law (20%)
 
Wrongful Death (20%)
 
Spinal Cord Injuries (20%)
 
Brain Injury (20%)

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Résumé - Christian Dietrich Searcy

Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Florida
Member in Good Standing
1977

Work Experience

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

Education

Stetson University College of Law
Stetson University College of Law
Juris Doctor
1973

Specialty Certifications

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Civil Trial Law
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
1983

American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
Board Certified
Medical Professional Liability
American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

National Board of Trial Advocacy
Board Certified Specialist
Civil Trial Advocacy
National Board of Trial Advocacy

Associations

The Inner Circle of Advocates
Member
The Inner Circle of Advocates
2010

American Association for Justice
Platinum Club Member,
Leaders Forum,
Diplomate
American Association for Justice

International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Member,
Past President (2010)
International Academy of Trial Lawyers

American Board of Trial Advocates
Fellow
American Board of Trial Advocates

Palm Beach County Justice Association
Member
Palm Beach County Justice Association

Florida Justice Association
EAGLE Founder
Florida Justice Association

Member
The National Trial Lawyers

Member
The Injury Board

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Awards & Recognitions

Florida Justice Association
Perry Nichols Award
Florida Justice Association
2005

War Horse Award
Southern Trial Lawyers Association
2006

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Federal Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court - Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court - Southern District of Florida

United States Supreme Court

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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
Office: 561-686-6300
Office: 866-735-1102
Fax: 561-684-5707

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Bar Membership Information

Membership with The Florida Bar -

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Specialty Certification Information

Specialist in Civil Trial Law -

Florida Bar Board Certification in Civil Trial Law - For purposes of specialty certification, the Florida Bar defines the term "civil trial law" as the "practice of law dealing with litigation of civil controversies in all areas of law before state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators."


Attorneys certified in civil trial law in have met the minimum standards for civil trial law certification, provided in Rule 6-4.3, include the practice of law for at least 5 years, substantial involvement in the specialty of civil trial law (50% or more), handling of at least 15 contested civil cases, including cases before juries as lead counsel, and 50 hours of approved civil trial law certification continuing legal education. Attorneys certified in civil trial law must also submit to peer review and pass a written examination.


Nonprofit Organizations

American Association for Justice -

The AAJ is committed to promoting a fair and effective civil justice system while supporting the work of attorneys representing plaintiffs.


Florida Justice Association -

The FJA is a professional association that advocates for fair access to Florida's civil court system and works support and educate attorneys who protect the rights of plaintiffs seeking justice. Many of the top personal injury and civil trial lawyers in , belong to this respected non-profit organization.


Palm Beach County Justice Association -

PBCJA supports and educates trial attorneys representing plaintiffs in civil cases while advocating for fair access to Florida's civil court system. Many of the top personal injury attorneys in West Palm Beach and throughout Palm Beach County belong to the PBCJA and take on leadership positions in this organization.



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