About Hickey Law Firm

Cruise Ship, Maritime and Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Miami, Florida & Nationwide

attorney Jack Hickey standing next to The Florida Bar signThe Miami based accident attorneys at Hickey Law Firm, P.A. give every case we accept the focused, personal attention it needs to succeed. We are committed to fighting for the honest, seriously injured person and our goal is to provide the representation you need so that you can obtain the compensation you deserve.

If you are looking for an experienced Florida personal injury attorney to represent you, call us today at 305-371-8000 to schedule a free case evaluation. We proudly represent those in the Miami, Florida, area as well as nationwide.

Our Law Firm's Commitment to You

There are times in our lives when we experience life changing events.  Some are good, like a graduation or a wedding or the birth of a child. Some are not so good, like a serious injury to our body, a traumatic brain injury, a sexual assault, or a death of a loved one.  Good or bad, we remember these life changing events.  And if there is ongoing, chronic pain from the injury, we can be reminded of that injury-- and what caused it -- for the rest of our lives.    

We as trial lawyers are defined by who we represent and what we can do for our clients, for you.  At Hickey Law Firm, I have the honor of representing good, honest people who have suffered life changing injuries as the result of negligence.  

One example of that is a cruise ship passenger who at the age of 26 became a quadriplegic because of the negligent event planning of an all -you -can- drink party at a bar on Cozumel.   The bar and planners allowed and encouraged people to dive off of a sea wall into the ocean. But it was not deep there.  Our client dove in from the wall and hit the top of his head on the bottom. After we filed suit, retained numerous experts including an event planning expert, an aquatics expert, a physician who specializes in the rehabilitation of quadriplegic people, a life care planner and an economist, and after we took numerous depositions in Miami, New York, and Cozumel, Mexico, we settled against the Mexican bar where the injury took place and the American company which planned the event.  The settlement was an enormous amount, a life changing amount of money for our client. 

Another example of that is the family of an 89 year old woman who was sitting in the passenger seat of a car which was T boned by another car driven by an intern for the multinational corporation Pernod Ricard.  Our client suffered a brain bleed which required surgery. She also suffered orthopedic injuries like broken ribs, broken ankle, torn rotator cuff in the shoulder, and herniated discs in her neck and back.  Our client died 4 1/2 years later of causes unrelated to the car crash. She died before the trial of her case.  So at trial we had only photos of her and accounts of how she was from our client’s daughter, grand daughter, and friend.  The verdict of the jury at trial was to award $4.5 Million, all for pain and suffering ($1Million for every year of suffering). That verdict- that is the trial judge’s 41-page order denying the defendants’ motion for new trial- was affirmed by our appellate court in September, 2018. The defendant paid, with interest, over $5 Million.  

Another example is the father and 11-year-old son who were scuba diving in the Florida Keys.  The commercial dive boat they were diving from backed over them and fractured both of their skulls, the son more severely than the father. The boy was left with right sided partial paralysis.  There was only $1Million in insurance coverage. The defendants paid $12 Million. 

I have represented numerous rape and sexual assault victims. These include a woman who was physically assaulted and beaten in her own cabin by a crewmember on a cruise ship. In the beating, the cruise passenger passed out. She regained consciousness and was able to run out the door and call for help. That resulted in a settlement of $9 Million. 

I represent and have represented people with catastrophic spinal cord injuries resulting in quadriplegia, central pain syndrome, multiple back surgeries, and debilitating chronic pain; traumatic brain injuries, burns requiring extensive and debilitating skin grafts; and orthopedic injuries resulting in multiple surgeries and eventually chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS, f/k/a reflex sympathetic dystrophy or RSD).  

We at Hickey Law Firm get these results the old fashioned way. We work for them.  We work hard, smart, and intensely.  

And I and all of the other lawyers and the paralegals and other staff have the experience, achievements, and credibility in the community to get those results.  I am Board Certified by The Florida Bar in 2 separate areas, (1) trials and (2) admiralty and maritime law. I am also Board Certified as a trial lawyer by the national organization, the National Board of Trial Advocates.  And I am a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). 

I have served as President of the Dade County Bar Association. Currently, I am on the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar (the body which governs all lawyers in Florida under the Supreme Court of Florida) and the Board of Directors of the Florida Justice Association (the statewide organization of trial lawyers in Florida).  And I am a state representative, PAC Board of Trustee member, and Chair Elect of the Motor Vehicle and Premises Liability Section of the American Association for Justice (the nationwide organization of trial lawyers). 

Hickey Law Firm cannot represent everyone. But we can and will listen to you and your story and try to help if we are able to.  

                                                                                                       -John H. (Jack) Hickey                                    

 

Clients of our firm know this firsthand, and many have been so grateful for our services that they have provided testimonials to help other personal injury victims achieve the same satisfaction.

Our Legal Team

At Hickey Law Firm, P.A., we are fighting for the safety and security of you and your family. Our mission is to provide you with the advice you need, the representation you want, and the compensation you deserve as a personal injury victim. During your free case evaluation, we will answer every question you have about our background and experience, and provide you with a thorough assessment of the value of your injury claim.

Our staff speaks Spanish fluently and 3 of our lawyers speak conversational Spanish. We handle cases all over Florida, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, the Florida Keys, Tampa and Orlando, and across the nation and the world. We represent people from all over the world against cruise lines and others. Our legal team works on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not owe us any fees unless we recover compensation in your case.

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A Reputation You Can Trust

Our founding attorney John H. (Jack) Hickey has been fighting for personal injury victims for decades. For over 17 years, he represented cruise lines and the major corporations defending them in personal injury cases. Likewise, he also represented railroads in railroad/FELA accident cases for the first five years of his legal career. This extensive experience has given him a wealth of insight into how “the other side” approaches injury claims.

Hickey has received an A/V rating (the highest possible, achieved by only 5% of attorneys) by Martindale-Hubbell, the international listing of attorneys. He is also board certified as a civil trial lawyer by the Florida Bar, and by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA).

wall of framed awards and certificates for Jack Hickey and the Hickey Law FirmAdditionally, Mr. Hickey has received Board Certification in maritime and admiralty law from the Florida Bar; something only a few attorneys in Florida have achieved. He has been recognized by his peers as a Super Lawyer (2006 to present) and one of Florida Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite” (2006 to present), as well as being listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Emerging Leaders in America. 

Our Commitment to the Community

Mr. Hickey believes in giving back to the community. A portion of the attorneys’ fees earned by Hickey Law Firm, P.A. will be donated to the following organizations which help the safety and security of our children and families:

  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • CHARLEE: Hope for Children
  • Big Brothers-Big Sisters

We also have contributed to the following organizations:

  • A Million Dreams, Inc.
  • Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation
  • World Central Kitchen
  • Syrian American Medical Society
  • Innovative Community Engagement Foundation
  • American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund
  • Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center
  • PACE Center For Girls
  • International Cruise Victims
  • Eagle, The Endowment for Association Giving to Law and Education
  • National Parkinson Foundation
  • Sylvester Cancer Center at the University of Miami
  • Greater Miami Jewish Federation
  • Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Miami Jurisprudence Award Luncheon Sponsor
  • Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG)
  • Chapman Partnership
  • Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back
  • Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association
  • PKD Foundation
  • Friendship Circle of Miami
  • Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Davie, Florida
  • Camillus House
  • Peters & Peters Danceathon 2012
  • Public Citizen
  • Educate Tomorrow
  • Dade County Bar Association Fund at The Miami Foundation
  • Center for Justice & Democracy
  • Archangel Raphael Foundation
  • Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc.
  • Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center
  • Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association
  • PACE Center For Girls
  • International Cruise Victims
  • United Way
  • Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization, Inc.
  • St. Jude-ALSAC
  • Children’s Home Society of Florida
  • YWCA of Greater Miami
  • DCBA/YLS Bids for Kids
  • Fort Lauderdale’s Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center
  • Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Miami-Dade County Legal Aid Society
  • Anti-Defamation League
  • Boys & Girls Club of Broward Country
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc.
  • National MS Society
  • Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association
  • Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade
  • The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
  • The Florida Bar Foundation
  • Kidside, Inc.
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Gwen Cherry Park Foundation Inc.

Contact Our Experienced Lawyers Today

Our highly skilled and dedicated personal injury lawyers make a commitment to providing each case with the personalized attention and professional expertise it requires to ensure that you receive the best legal results possible. With decades of combined experience representing personal injury victims, our attorneys know just how difficult and challenging it can be to recover from a personal injury and we aim to make your legal experience as painless as possible.

If you are looking for an experienced Miami personal injury attorney to handle your case, we invite you to contact the Hickey Law Firm, P.A. today or call 305-371-8000 to schedule your free consultation. We represent clients in Florida, nationwide, and even worldwide in select cases.