Jerry D. Hamilton (Miami, Florida)
Jerry D. Hamilton (Miami, Florida)

Jerry D. Hamilton

Licensed for 23 years

Practice Area: Admiralty and Maritime Law, Products Liability Litigation, Hospitality Law 2 more areas of practice + 2 more

Awards
AV Preeminent

Jerry D. Hamilton

Serving Miami, FL view address

About Jerry D. Hamilton

Jerry Hamilton is a trial lawyer. He is board certified by the Florida Bar and has been recognized as one of the Top Ten Insurance Defense Lawyers in the United States by one of the world's largest insurance companies, AIG. He is a founding partner and managing shareholder of Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP, a Martindale Hubbell® AV rated® minority certified law firm ranked as the 3rd most diverse law firm in South Florida by the Daily Business Review.

Mr. Hamilton has dedicated his practice to civil trial litigation, defending major insurers and corporations in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, premises liability and negligent security, insurance coverage and bad faith, medical/professiona...

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Jerry Hamilton is a trial lawyer. He is board certified by the Florida Bar and has been recognized as one of the Top Ten Insurance Defense Lawyers in the United States by one of the world's largest insurance companies, AIG. He is a founding partner and managing shareholder of Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP, a Martindale Hubbell® AV rated® minority certified law firm ranked as the 3rd most diverse law firm in South Florida by the Daily Business Review.

Mr. Hamilton has dedicated his practice to civil trial litigation, defending major insurers and corporations in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, premises liability and negligent security, insurance coverage and bad faith, medical/professional malpractice, admiralty and maritime, commercial litigation, insurance fraud, hospitality, transportation, class actions, and product liability.

He has been named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial honorary society composed of less than one half percent of American lawyers. He has been recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics every year since 2006 and named as one of Florida's "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend. He is AV® rated by Martindale Hubbell® and honored as one of "100 Most Accomplished Blacks in Law" by ICABA.

Notable Verdicts and Trial Experience

Obtained defense verdict where plaintiff was injured in a restaurant, had multiple neck surgeries and claimed she could no longer be gainfully employed. Plaintiff's demand was $7 million.

Obtained defense verdict in a Jones Act trial (standard of care is slight negligence), where plaintiff claimed that his work was unreasonably dangerous which led to a three level cervical fusion and resultant medical malpractice claim. Plaintiff's demand was $6 million.

Obtained defense verdict in jury trial in medical malpractice case alleging unnecessary surgery and additionally, that neck surgeries fell below the standard of care.

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Areas of Law

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Products Liability Litigation
  • Hospitality Law
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Transportation

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Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 1 review
  • AV Preeminent
  • Legal Knowledge

    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 02/28/13 in Admiralty and Maritime Law

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      Credentials

      Position
      Partner
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1993, Florida, U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
      U.S. Supreme Court
      Law School Attended
      University of Florida College of Law
      Class of 1992
      J.D.
      Special Citation
      University Attended
      University of Miami
      Class of 1988
      B.B.A.
      Certifications
      (Board Certified Admiralty and Maritime Law Lawyer, Florida Bar Board Of Legal Specialization And Education)
      Bar Fellowship
      of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial honorary society composed of less than one half percent of American lawyers. He has been recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics every year since 2006 and named as one of Florida's "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend. He is AV® rated by Martindale Hubbell® and honored as one of "100 Most Accomplished Blacks in Law" by ICABA.

      Notable Verdicts and Trial Experience

      Obtained defense verdict where plaintiff was injured in a restaurant, had multiple neck surgeries and claimed she could no longer be gainfully employed. Plaintiff's demand was $7 million.

      Obtained defense verdict in a Jones Act trial (standard of care is slight negligence), where plaintiff claimed that his work was unreasonably dangerous which led to a three level cervical fusion and resultant medical malpractice claim. Plaintiff's demand was $6 million.

      Obtained defense verdict in jury trial in medical malpractice case alleging unnecessary surgery and additionally, that neck surgeries fell below the standard of care. Member: Dade County (Member: Board of Directors, 1998-2001, 2002-2004; Judicial Campaign Practices Commission), Palm Beach County, American (National Officer, 1990) and National Bar Associations; John Marshall Bar Association (President, 1990); Defense Research Institute; Caribbean Bar Association (Founding Member and President); The Propeller Club; Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute; Mariners Club; Maritime Law Association of United States (Member, Cruise Line Committee).