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John N. Hamilton

Attorney
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As an ex-prosecutor, I have tried over 120 jury trials to verdict. As a member of the law firm since 1984, my practice currently is concentrated on complex personal injury cases, medical malpractice, and product liability.

In 1992, I obtained one of the largest personal injury verdicts in the history of Brevard County for a bicyclist who had her leg run over by a tractor-trailer on the Eau Gallie Causeway. Over the past four decades, I have personally won dozens of million dollar and multi-million dollar cases throughout central Florida – in both state and federal courts.

I have been board certified by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy for over 30 years. Double board certification is a distinction held by less than 1% of attorneys in America. I have been chosen to be recognized in The Best Lawyers in America based upon a rigorous peer-reviewed survey of attorneys throughout the United States. Additionally, I have an AV–Preeminent rating from Martindale – Hubble, and I have been chosen to be included in Super Lawyers – the top attorneys in America.

I have been very involved in the local Melbourne community. As Chairman of the Capital Campaign, I was instrumental in the building of Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy upper campus and – along with my partners - have given millions of dollars to local charities including hospitals, schools, and police departments. I am a past President of the Melbourne Beach Rotary, and I was Chairman of the Police Civil Service Commission. Further, I have been a Board member of the Melbourne Police Athletic League, and I currently serve as a Cornell University Alumni Ambassador – interviewing and mentoring local high school students applying for college.

Areas of Practice:

Certification/Specialties:

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar, 1989
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1990

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida, 1981
  • Mississippi, 1981
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1984

Education:

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi, 1981
    • J.D.
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1978
    • B.A.

Honors and Awards:

  • A.V.-Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubble
  • Listed in “Florida Super Lawyers”
  • Selection to The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • “Top Attorneys in Florida” as published in The Wall Street Journal and Miami Magazine
  • The Global Directory of Who’s Who (Top Lawyer)
  • Selected to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee, 18th Judicial Circuit, 2012-2015, 2012 – Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Cornell Alumni Ambassador
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy Capital Campaign
  • Chairman
  • Melbourne Beach Rotary
  • Past President
  • Melbourne Police Athletic League
  • Board of Directors
  • Former Chairman of the Police Civil Service Commission, Town of Melbourne Beach
  • Florida Justice Association (formerly Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)
  • 1984 to present
  • Florida Lawyers Action Group (FLAG)
  • EAGLE member, Lifetime Award for Contributing Over $100,000 to protect
  • victims, 2008
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Central Florida Chapter,
  • selection by invitation only
  • Brevard County Bar Association, 1981 to present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, 1984 to present
  • American Association for Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers
  • Association)

Fraternities/Sororities:

  • Phi Gamma Delta
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