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Jerry Dean Hamilton

Jerry Dean Hamilton


Civil Trial Law and Admiralty and Maritime Lawyer
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Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel LLP
Miami, FL

About Jerry Dean Hamilton

Attorney Biography

Jerry Hamilton is a trial lawyer. He is board certified by the Florida Bar and has been recognized as one of the Top Ten Insurance Defense Lawyers in the United States by one of the world's largest insurance companies, AIG. He is a founding partner and managing shareholder of Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP, a Martindale Hubbell AV rated minority certified law firm ranked as the 3rd most diverse law firm in South Florida by the Daily Business Review.

Mr. Hamilton has dedicated his practice to civil trial litigation, defending major insurers and corporations in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, premises liability and negligent security, insurance coverage and bad faith, medical/professional malpractice, admiralty and maritime, commercial litigation, insurance fraud, hospitality, transportation, class actions, and product liability.

He has been named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial honorary society composed of less than one half percent of American lawyers. He has been recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics every year since 2006 and named as one of Florida's "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and honored as one of "100 Most Accomplished Blacks in Law" by ICABA.


Practice Areas

 
Admiralty and Maritime Law (50%)
 
Civil Trial Law (50%)

Résumé - Jerry Dean Hamilton

Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Florida
Member in Good Standing
1993

Work Experience

Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel LLP
Managing Partner

Education

University of Florida Levin College of Law
University of Florida Levin College of Law
J.D.
1993

University of Miami
Bachelors

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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
2015

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Admiralty & Maritime Law
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
2005

Associations

The Maritime Law Association of the United States
Proctor,
Member
The Maritime Law Association of the United States
1998

Alumni - Associate
University of Florida Levin College of Law
1993

Awards & Recognitions

Top Lawyer
South Florida Legal Guide
2013

Honored as Top Ten Lawyer
AIG
2010

AV® Rated by Martindale Hubbell for the highest level of professional excellence
AV

Florida's Legal Elite
Florida Trend

Florida Super Lawyer
Law & Politics

Florida Super Lawyer
Law & Politics

American Registry

American Registry

American Registry

American Registry

American Registry

American Registry

American Registry

Best of the Bar
South Florida Business Journal

Best of the Bar
South Florida Business Journal

Best of the Bar
South Florida Business Journal

Named as one of "100 Most Accomplished Blacks in Law"
ICABA

Named as one of "100 Most Accomplished Blacks in Law"
ICABA

Named as one of "100 Most Accomplished Blacks in Law"
ICABA

Named as one of "100 Most Accomplished Blacks in Law"
ICABA

Named as one of "100 Most Accomplished Blacks in Law"
ICABA

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Contact Jerry Dean Hamilton

Jerry Dean Hamilton
Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel LLP
150 SE 2nd Ave Suite 1200
Miami, FL 33131
www.hamiltonmillerlaw.com
Office: 305-379-3686
Fax: 305-379-3690

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Bar Membership Information

Membership with The Florida Bar -

Jerry Dean Hamilton - Membership information with The Florida Bar - Find more information about Jerry Dean Hamilton 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

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.


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

Maritime Law Association of the United States -

Established in 1899, the Maritime Law Association (MLA) seeks appropriate reforms and uniform interpretation in maritime law, which is the body of law that governs legal controversies and criminal offenses on the high seas.



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