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Forrest Gregory Barnhart

Forrest Gregory Barnhart


Personal Injury and Civil Trial Lawyer
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Searcy Denney Scarola Barnahrt & Shipley, P.A.
West Palm Beach, FL

About Forrest Gregory Barnhart

Attorney Biography

F. GREGORY BARNHART is an honors graduate of Vassar College and The Cornell Law School. He is a frequent lecturer and author in the jury trial field. He is past president of the Federal Bar Association and was an elected member of the board of directors of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. Mr. Barnhart has served as treasurer, secretary, and president of the Florida Justice Association, in addition to being named in The Best Lawyers in Americafor the past 16 years. He is listed in Law and Leading Attorneys; has been recognized as one of the "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend Magazine; has been named one of the "top lawyers" by South Florida Magazine; was voted as one of the 3000 leading lawyers in America by LawDragon Magazine; and is recognized as one of Florida’s "Top 100 Superlawyers".

Mr. Barnhart was a member and former chair of the board of trustees of the Florida Lawyers Action Group, the political arm of the Florida Trial Lawyers, and served on the board of directors of the Academy Foundation. From 1990 to 1996, he sat on the Judicial Nominating Commission, the group that selects all of the trial judges for Palm Beach County. He was appointed by the Florida Bar and by the Governor to serve on the Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission, and is Chairman of that commission for the year 2010-2011.

In March 1997, Mr. Barnhart was elected to the board of directors of "1000 Friends of Florida," and he is now secretary of that organization. The group's mission is to protect and improve Florida’s quality of life by advocating responsible planning for the state’s population growth.

Mr. Barnhart is a board certified civil trial lawyer with more than 65 million-dollar and multi‑million-dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients in personal injury, product liability, auto and truck collision, medical malpractice, aviation and railroad disasters cases, and large commercial and will contest cases. Mr. Barnhart enjoys teaching lawyers and others about trial work, and has lectured regularly in Florida and other states. Indeed, Mr. Barnhart has been honored with the "Distinguished Lecturer" award by the Florida Justice Association.


Practice Areas

 
Personal Injury (50%)
 
Civil Trial Law (50%)

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Résumé - Forrest Gregory Barnhart

Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Florida
Member in Good Standing

Education

Cornell Law School

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

Associations

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

Palm Beach County Justice Association
Member
Palm Beach County Justice Association

Florida Justice Association
EAGLE Benefactor
Florida Justice Association

Member
The National Trial Lawyers

Member
The Injury Board

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Forrest Gregory Barnhart
Searcy Denney Scarola Barnahrt & Shipley, P.A.
2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
www.searcylaw.com
Office: 561-686-6300
Fax: 561-684-5707
Fax: 561-383-9512

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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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