Hickey Presents Papers at the 2014 AAJ Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland

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RE: IN JULY 2014 JOHN H. (JACK) HICKEY PRESENTS 2 LECTURES ON 2 PAPERS

On July 27, 2014, John H. (Jack) Hickey spoke and presented a paper on the “Use of Corporate Representative Depositions in Maritime cases” for the Admiralty Section at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), in Baltimore, Maryland.

Hickey also spoke, the next day July 28, 2014, at the same convention but before another group, the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section, and Inadequate Security Litigation Group. The topic of that talk was “Why Corporate Representatives may be the Most Neglected Key Witness and how they can Make Your Commercial Motor Vehicle Case.”

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Hickey is a graduate of Florida State University (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and of Duke Law School.  He is Double Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Civil Trial and Admiralty and Maritime Law. Hickey is Past President of the Dade County Bar Association and currently serves on The Florida Bar Board of Governors.  He is top rated A/V by Martindale Hubbell and has been named by his peers to the “Legal Elite” in the area of aviation, admiralty, and maritime by Florida Trend magazine, as a Top Lawyer by the South Florida Legal Guide, and as a “Super Lawyer” by Superlawyer.com.

For the first part of his career, Hickey was a defense lawyer for cruise lines, railroads, and insurance companies.  For the past 17 years, Hickey has been on the other side, representing people in personal injury and wrongful death cases in the areas of cruise line claims (admiralty and maritime), products liability, and premises liability.  He also practices complex commercial litigation.  Hickey has won many multi-million dollar jury verdicts.