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Jack Patrick Hill

Jack Patrick Hill


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

About Jack Patrick Hill

Attorney Biography

JACK P. HILL played football at Yale University, earned all-Ivy and all-American academic honors, and served as a felony prosecutor in the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s office before joining Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA.

A native of Palm Beach County who attended the Benjamin School in North Palm Beach, Mr. Hill handled more than 50 jury trials as an Assistant State Attorney, prosecuting crimes ranging from DUI to first degree felonies punishable by life in prison. His successful prosecution of one of the first post-September 11 airport security cases attracted national media attention, and was covered and aired by Court TV.

As an SDSBS shareholder, Mr. Hill’s practice focuses on personal injury, product liability, and medical malpractice. Since joining the firm, Mr. Hill has secured many million- and multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. Recently, Mr. Hill obtained a jury verdict in excess of $30 million in a medical malpractice case. Mr. Hill has been named in the Best Lawyers in America publication. He has been recognized by both South Florida Legal Guideand Super Lawyersas a rising star in the field of personal injury. Mr. Hill is also a member of The National Trial Lawyers’ "Top 40 under 40" for Florida.

Mr. Hill is admitted to each of the three federal district courts in Florida. He is a member of the Florida Justice Association, the American Association for Justice, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, and the Palm Beach County Justice Association, where he has served as a board member since 2006. Mr. Hill also serves on the Yale University Alumni Schools Committee.

Mr. Hill earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science at Yale. He received his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law, with honors. At his induction into The Florida Bar, having achieved the highest score on The Florida Bar exam, he delivered the response on behalf of newly-admitted lawyers before the Fourth District Court of Appeals.


Practice Areas

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

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Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Florida
Member in Good Standing
2002

Education

University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law

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
2017

Associations

American Association for Justice
Leaders Forum Patron
American Association for Justice

Palm Beach County Justice Association
Member,
Board of Directors
Palm Beach County Justice Association

Florida Justice Association
EAGLE Sponsor
Florida Justice Association

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Contact Jack Patrick Hill

Jack Patrick Hill
Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.
2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
www.searcylaw.com
Office: 561-686-6300
Fax: 561-684-5816
Fax: 561-383-9424

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Bar Membership Information

Membership with The Florida Bar -

Jack Patrick Hill - Membership information with The Florida Bar - Find more information about Jack Patrick Hill on The Florida Bar website including the attorney's current membership classification, eligibility status and ten year discipline history, if any. Check the Florida bar website to make sure the attorney is a member in good standing with the Florida Bar and currently licensed to practice law in Florida.


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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