Jerry D. Hamilton

Attorney in Miami, FL
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
  • Transportation
  • Hospitality Law
  • Personal Injury Defense


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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
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University Attended

University of Miami
Class of 1988

Associations & Memberships

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; Joh... More


(Board Certified Admiralty and Maritime Law Lawyer, Florida Bar Board Of Legal Specialization And Education)

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Jerry D. Hamilton
 150 S.E. Second Avenue, Suite 1200,
Miami, FL 33131

Maintains an office in multiple locations

Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel LLP (Miami, Florida)

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