Wayne Hogan, president of The Terrell Hogan Law Firm, fights injustices that inflict death and injury and focuses on bringing to account those who profit from defective, dangerous products. He joined with other leading trial lawyers in product liability and racketeering claims against the cigarette industry: The State of Florida had provided medical care to Floridians afflicted with tobacco diseases, and the lawsuit achieved an historic $17 billion settlement for Florida's taxpayers and to protect Florida’s children from the scourge of tobacco. The settlement not only protects the children of today, it will go on preventing addiction and disease for decades to come. It also led to the national tobacco settlement and set the stage for significant changes in tobacco control laws, beginning with removing all billboard advertising and the retirement of Joe Camel and the Marlboro Man.
Hogan’s extensive experience includes punitive damage jury verdicts and judgments in over two dozen cases and obtaining and sustaining Florida’s first asbestos disease punitive damages verdict: Johns-Manville Sales Corp. v. Janssens, 463 So.2d 262 (Fla. 1st DCA 1984) (award of multiple punitive damages affirmed based on enormity of the wrong). Hogan also obtained and sustained punitive damages against a successor manufacturer based on the recklessness of its predecessor asbestos corporation: Celotex Corp. v. Pickett, 490 So.2d 35 (Fla. 1986). The Terrell Hogan firm continues to represent asbestos malignancy victims statewide, and handles the full range of personal injury and wrongful death cases.
Dedicated to protecting access to the courts and the right to trial by jury, Hogan has served for two decades on committees of The Florida Bar that most directly affect the rules governing trial practice: Civil Procedure Rules Committee (1995-2004, Chair 1996-97; 2008-2014); Code and Rules of Evidence Committee (2004-2008; 2014-Present; Vice Chair 2008 and 2018). He represented the Evidence Committee before The Florida Bar Board of Governors and the Florida Supreme Court on whether Daubert procedures enacted by the Florida legislature would be imposed on Florida’s judiciary, litigants and attorneys.
EducationThe Florida State University (B.A., 1969; J.D., with High Honors, 1972)
Board CertificationsFlorida Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer National Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) Certification in Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy Designation and Board Certification:In 1977, The Florida Bar established the Designation Program for attorneys in particular practice areas. Wayne Hogan was one of the first to be designated in Consumer Law. In 1982, the Florida Supreme Court replaced the Designation Program with a system to certify attorneys as specialists or experts in their fields. Certification is the highest level of recognition of the competency and experience of an attorney. Testing and peer review of qualifications are required. Board certification recognizes knowledge, skills, proficiency, professionalism and ethics. Hogan has continuously maintained his Florida Civil Trial Certification since 1983, and, since 1985, his National Board Certification.
Professional Organizations:The Florida Bar (1972); U.S. Courts: Supreme Court; Eleventh Circuit; Middle District of Florida; Chair, Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, Middle District Conference; American Association for Justice (Leaders Forum); Florida Justice Association (Past President); Endowment for Academy Giving to Law and Education (Benefactor); Jacksonville Justice Association; American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) (National Board and Foundation Trustee); Public Justice; Civil Justice Foundation; American Bar Association (Litigation Section); Jacksonville Bar Association; Fourth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee; Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. (Board); Chester Bedell Inn of Court (Master); Florida Supreme Court Historical Society (Board); Florida's Children First (Board); The Florida State University College of Law Alumni Association (Past President); The Florida State University Foundation (Trustee).
Florida Justice Association:Al J. Cone Lifetime Achievement Award Masterson Professionalism AwardPerry Nichols AwardCompassionate Gladiator Award
American Association for Justice:Lifetime Achievement AwardHarry M. Philo Award Distinguished Service Award
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid:Robert J. Beckham Equal Justice Award Pro Bono Service Award
Florida Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates:Trial Lawyer of the Year Fran Peacock Coker FLABOTA Community Service Award
Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc.:Attorney of the YearJustice Teaching Volunteer of the Year
Florida Coastal School of Law:Justice Raymond Ehrlich Award Southern Trial Lawyers Association:War Horse AwardWJCT Public Broadcasting: National Philanthropy Day Recognition
St. Johns County Schools: 2011 Learning Legacy Lifetime Achievement Award
The Downtown Business Professional Group: 2018 First Coast Leadership Award
Hogan has been recognized by publications such as Best Lawyers in America (Woodward & White) and Leading Florida Personal Injury Attorneys (American Research Corporation), Florida Trend’s Legal Elite (2004-2019) and Florida Super Lawyers (2007-2019). Mr. Hogan has been given the Highest Peer Review Rating (AV Preeminent) by Martindale-Hubbell.