Jack  Hill

Searcy Denney
Searcy Denney
2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm BeachFL 33409
(561) 686-6300
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EDUCATION University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, FL Juris Doctor, December 2001 (With Honors) ? Book Award for Trial Practice, Spring 2000 ? Honors: Legal Research and Writing, Spring 1999 ? Teaching Assistant: Appellate Advocacy and Legal Research and Writing ? Trial Team: A.T.L.A. National Finals Competition Participant, Spring 2001 Yale University, New Haven, CT Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, May 1997 ? 3.35 G.P.A. ? James Gordon Bennet Prize for International Relations (1997) ? Varsity Football Letterman (1994-1996) ? First Team All-Ivy League (1996) ? Academic All-Ivy League (1996) ? G.T.E.-CoSida District 1 Academic All-American (1996) EXPERIENCE Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A., West Palm Beach, FL Shareholder, August 2004 to Present ? Attorney representing victims of automobile negligence, product liability, premises liability, medical malpractice, and wrongful death. ? Successfully prosecuted many million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf injured victims and their families. Office of the State Attorney, 15th Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County, FL Certified Legal Intern, Summer 2001 Assistant State Attorney, January 2002 to July 2004 ? Lead prosecutor in dozens of jury trials for crimes ranging from D.U.I. to violent felonies. ? Successfully prosecuted one of the first post-September 11th cases in the country to go to trial involving airport security. The case attracted national media attention, including Court TV, which covered and aired the trial. BAR MEMBERSHIP Florida Bar (2002) ? Delivered the “Response on Behalf of Newly Admitted Lawyers” at the Induction Proceedings in May of 2002 before the Fourth District Court of Appeal. Selection was based on Bar Exam results. United States District Court – Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES ? Florida Justice Association ? American Association for Justice ? Palm Beach County Justice Association ? Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. Board of Directors (2017-Present) ? Palm Beach County Justice Association Board of Directors (2006-2012) AWARDS AND RECOGNITION ? Florida Bar Board Certification in Civil Trial Law (2018-Present) ? Best Lawyers in America (2013-Present) ? Florida Super Lawyers (2013-Present) ? Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Top 25 (2018-Present) ? Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year (Personal Injury Litigation – West Palm Beach)(2020) ? Florida Super Lawyers – Rising Stars (2010-2012) ? The National Trial Lawyers – Florida Top 40 Under 40 (2012-2015) ? South Florida Legal Guide – Top Up and Comers (2009) ? Top Attorneys in Florida - Miami Magazine (2015) 

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