Hickey Law Firm Referral Network
Your partner for injury and maritime claims in Florida and across the country
Hickey Law Firm is the law firm of choice for lawyers and law firms across the nation. Lawyers and law firms turn to Hickey Law Firm to partner on difficult cases that require our trial experience, geographical expertise, and unique ability to handle complex litigation arising from catastrophic injuries.
Attorney Jack Hickey is uniquely qualified to handle catastrophic maritime cases. He is double Board Certified by The Florida Bar in (a) Civil Trial and (b) Admiralty and Maritime Law, which are distinctions held by only a handful of attorneys in Florida. He is also board certified in Civil Trial by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA).
While our office is based in Miami, we represent injury victims throughout Florida, nationwide, and worldwide. Our lawyers and staff have earned a reputation for being big enough to handle complex cases and small enough to provide hands-on personal care. Contact us today to get started.
WHY OUR FIRM IS UNIQUE
Our firm’s lawyers have secured multiple 7- and 8-figure verdicts and settlements for our clients – more than $100 million in total – over only a few years. We have received numerous accolades for our achievements and our dedication to our clients. Some of our case results are listed here, by the amount and by the type of case.
We can obtain these results due to our thorough preparation of each case, our understanding of the legal issues, the network of professionals we work with, our tenacity, our skillfulness at the art of negotiation, and our comfort and persuasiveness before juries. Bottom line: We don’t shy away from a fight.
John H. (Jack) Hickey
Lead attorney John H. (Jack) Hickey, a Miami, Florida native is double Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Civil Trial and Admiralty and Maritime Law, which are distinctions held by few attorneys in Florida.
Jack is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Emerging Leaders in America. He has been chosen by other lawyers as a: "DCBA Legal Luminary in Admiralty" (2016); “Top Lawyer in South Florida” in the areas of personal injury and maritime law, “Legal Elite” in Florida Trend Magazine (top 1.7% of attorneys) (2006-Present); and “Super Lawyers” in the area of personal injury in Superlawyers.com (2006 -Present).
He’s recognized by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100—an invitation-only organization that selects members based on strict qualifications and peer nominations. The same organization lists Jack in the National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 25.
Jack lectures frequently at meetings and conventions of lawyers nationwide and writes articles on trial practice and on substantive law including Admiralty and Maritime (the law which applies to injuries on cruise ships).
Jack’s extensive history and ongoing involvement in various bar associations and civic activities have made him an expert in the field and he’s regularly included in the media for his expertise. His writings have appeared in Business Insider, Law 360, Bloomberg News, National Geographic, the Washington Post, and nearly 90 other prestigious publications. He’s served as a moderator and panelist in numerous personal injury matters countrywide.
Hickey is respected by his legal peers and The Florida Bar. He’s served as President of the Dade County Bar Association, on the Florida Bar Board of Governors (for 12 years), Chair of the Admiralty Committee of the Florida Bar, and on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice (currently). Other civic organizations he has helped include Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Dade County, Florida, Committee of 100, Brain Injury Association of America, and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.
Sarah A. Lobel
Attorney Sarah A. Lobel spent six years as an Assistant State Attorney, the last three of which she served in the elite gang unit. Sarah has tried over 50 criminal trials. Sarah was recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the areas of Plaintiff’s medical malpractice and personal injury litigation.
Lisa C. Goodman
Attorney Lisa C. Goodman is admitted to practice law in Florida, and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida. Lisa was recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the area of Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs. She’s an experienced federal court litigator.
Most importantly, our attorneys obtain top results for our clients and those who have been injured and wronged in part because we are willing to take any case to trial to get the results they deserve. Opposition counsel is always acutely aware of our firm’s dedication to getting the right result, even if it means taking a matter before a jury.
WORK WITH A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED MARITIME ATTORNEY ON YOUR CLIENT’S CRUISE SHIP LAWSUIT
Jack Hickey began his career as an attorney representing cruise lines, spending nearly two decades learning how these companies operate, and how they strenuously work to avoid responsibility and liability when their negligence causes people harm. Now, Hickey Law Firm handles complex Maritime & Admiralty law claims arising from cruise line negligence, including:
- Cruise Ship Accidents
- Cruise Ship Excursion Accidents
- Cruise Ship Food Allergy Injury
- Cruise Ship Medical Malpractice
- Cruise Ship Negligent Event Planning
- Cruise Ship Sexual Assault and Rape
- Cruise Ship Slip and Fall Accidents
Learn more about our work involving specific cruise lines
PARTNER WITH A CIVIL TRIAL SPECIALIST
Our lawyers only represent injury victims. We’ve been strong advocates for plaintiffs for 25 years. Attorney Jack Hickey worked for cruise lines, railroad companies, and self-insurers for another 17 years before becoming a full-time plaintiff’s lawyer. This is one of the main reasons why his firm is able consistently to anticipate and counter the arguments insurance carriers and defense lawyers assert.
Here are our practice areas:
- Personal injury cases
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Recreational boating accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Product liability
- Premises liability/slip and falls
- Sexual assault
- Wrongful death
- Negligent security
TRIAL LAWYERS FIRST AND FOREMOST
Unlike many trial attorneys who prefer to settle cases, our firm’s trial lawyers love to advocate for our clients before juries. We settle many cases because defense lawyers know that we do not shy away from a fight, we have the persistence and experience to win, and we will go to trial and win if we need to. And we have the many high jury verdicts and settlements to prove it.
Through the decades, we have developed working relationships with and know what questions to ask of investigators, product safety experts, traffic reconstruction professionals, financial experts, and a range of doctors.
Our firm is connected to our community. We are comfortable communicating with clients who speak Spanish, French, and Portuguese. We work with translation experts and sign language experts when necessary. We also have the skill and experience to work with young children, teenagers, adults, and seniors.
THE ATTORNEY REFERRAL PROCESS
Our referral process respects the needs of the client, the concerns of the referring lawyer, and our ability to competently and persuasively handle your case. We meet with clients so they can understand our experience, answer all their questions, and discuss how the litigation process works. We discuss with the referring lawyers how we match their needs. This discussion includes the practice area involved, the jurisdiction, how much work the referring lawyer or firm has done, our ability to represent your client to the fullest, and our ability to provide staff and resources to present the strongest case possible. We review all open stages of litigation, including investigation, discovery, motions, pretrial issues, jury trials, and appeals.
THE REFERRAL CONTRACTS
Hickey Law Firm has partnered with numerous lawyers and law firms throughout the country. At the beginning, we ask the referring attorney whether they want to be involved in the process of intake and whether and how much they want to be involved if we do sign up the client. We can include the referring lawyers in the initial intake calls and in the Zoom conference that we have with the client after sign up. The purpose of the “Initial Zoom” is allow the new client to see and meet the entire Hickey Law Firm team and to fill in any blanks in the facts that we have on liability, damages, and background of the client. The Hickey Law Firm Team consists of Trial Lawyer Jack Hickey, another attorney at the Firm who works under the guidance of Mr. Hickey, a Case Manager paralegal, and a Medical Case Manager paralegal. Every case. Every time.
We keep the referring lawyers involved in the process. Part of that involvement is to copy the referring lawyers on most if not all correspondence from our office to the client.
We enter into written agreements with the referring lawyer that detail the terms of the referral arrangement. We comply with all ethical rules of the county and state bar associations.