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Gerald A. McGill

Gerald A. McGill

Admiralty and Maritime Lawyer
McGill Law Firm
Pensacola, FL
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Attorney Biography

Gerald A. McGill is Board Certified in Admiralty and Maritime Law by the Florida Bar and heads up the maritime law section of the firm. He is licensed to practice in Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. He frequently associates with Louisiana and Texas attorneys as well as attorneys in other states when a client’s case requires court appearances in other jurisdictions.

Mr. McGill is a graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from the Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. Mr. McGill was a U. S. Coast Guard line officer, commanding vessels patrolling the Florida Keys and the coast of Vietnam. He also served as a law specialist at the Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Following his release from the Coast Guard, Mr. McGill accepted a position as an Assistant State Attorney for Palm Beach County, Florida, as a Felony Prosecutor. After two years in the State Attorney’s Office, he entered private practice. He joined a large firm in West Palm Beach and represented doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice cases and Ford Motor Company and General Motors in product liability cases.

For the past 30 years Mr. McGill has devoted his practice solely to representing injured victims in personal injury cases, with an emphasis on maritime claims. Mr. McGill is a member of the Trial Lawyers Associations for Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. Mr. McGill is a published author, and he has also served as an Adjunct Professor on the faculty of the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida, teaching forensic science.

Practice Areas

Admiralty and Maritime Law (100%)

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Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Member in Good Standing


The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

Specialty Certifications

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Admiralty & Maritime Law
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

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Gerald A. McGill
McGill Law Firm
One South A. St. #104
Pensacola, FL 32502
Mobile: 850-572-9611

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Bar License Information

Membership with The Florida Bar -

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Specialty Certification Information

Board Certified in Admiralty Law -

Florida Board Certification in Admiralty or Maritime Law - For Florida's board specialty certification program, the term "Admiralty and Maritime Law" is defined to include the "distinct and separate practice of law dealing with the corpus of rules, concepts, and legal practices governing vessels, the shipping industry, the carrying of goods and passengers by water as well as related maritime concepts."

Florida lawyers certified in Admiralty and Maritime Law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization must meet certain minimum standards for admiralty and maritime law certification in Florida are set out in Rule 6-17.3.

Those standards include the practice of law for at least 5 years (4 years with an LL.M. in admiralty law, ocean law, maritime law or a related field), substantial involvement in the practice of admiralty and maritime law (35% or more during each of the 3 years immediately preceding application), and the completion of 50 hours of approved admiralty and maritime law certification continuing legal education in the 3 years immediately preceding application. The attorney certified in admiralty and maritime law must also submit to peer review and pass a written examination.