FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
HICKEY WINS THE FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS RACE IN
On Wednesday, April 23, 2008, The Florida Bar announced the results of the hotly
contested race for one of the Miami seats on its Board of Governors. John H. (Jack)
Hickey, a trial lawyer and Past President of the Dade County Bar Association, won the
seat. This victory came after a 3 way race which then resulted in a run off election.
Hickey received the most votes in both elections.
The Board of Governors is the governing body (or board of directors) of The Florida Bar
which has over 80,000 members. It licenses, regulates, and disciplines lawyers in Florida.
Hickey ran on the campaign theme of vision, leadership, and experience. He said that The
Florida Bar can be better and more responsive to the everyday, hard working lawyer in
John H. (Jack) Hickey is a Miami native and practices all over Florida. He is Board
Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by The Florida Bar and by the National Board of Trial
Advocacy. Hickey is a Past President of the Dade County (Miami) Bar Association (the
largest voluntary bar association in Florida), Past Chair of the Admiralty Law Section of
The Florida Bar, and currently serves as a member of the Board of Governors of The
Florida Bar. He is a graduate of Florida State University (magna cum laude, Phi Beta
Kappa) and of Duke Law School.
This year alone, Hickey was named by his peers to the “Legal Elite” in the area of
personal injury by Florida Trend magazine; as a “Super Lawyer” by Superlawyer.com;
and as a “Top Lawyer” in the areas of personal injury and maritime by the South
Florida Legal Guide.
For most of his career, he was a defense lawyer for railroads, cruise lines, and
insurance companies. For the past 11 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, and he
practices complex commercial litigation. He has won many multi-million dollar jury
verdicts. See more at www.hickeylawfirm.com. P: 1.800.215.7117 E: