Florida State University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1976 - Phi Beta Kappa; Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1980. Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, The Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocates (NBTA); Board Certified Admiralty & Maritime Law, The Florida Bar; Admitted to The Florida Bar in 1980. Admissions to Federal Courts: All three Federal District Courts in Florida; Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; Supreme Court of the United States. Personal injury- Plaintiffs for all lawyers of the firm. 2/3 of the practice is prosecuting claims against the cruise lines for personal injuries, medical malpractice and sexual assault. We also handle recreational boating, jet ski, auto, bus, and truck, premises liability, and medical malpractice on land. • Best Lawyers in America® Recognized in 3 areas: Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs; Admiralty and Maritime Law; Medical Malpractice - Plaintiffs • A/V Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell • Elected by his peers as an Associate Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) • Recipient Dade County Bar Association Ervin Gonzalez Memorial Award (“Awarded to attorneys who achieve excellence in the courtroom as a lawyer, in the classroom as a teacher, and in the bar as a leader”) • Recipient Dade County Bar Association Legal Luminary Award in the Category of Admiralty • “Legal Elite” in the areas of aviation, admiralty, and maritime by Florida Trend magazine • Attorney of the Month in Attorney at Law Magazine • “Top Attorneys in Florida” in the Wall Street Journal • “Super Lawyer” by Superlawyers.com. • In 2016, topverdict.com listed one of Hickey’s verdicts as a Top 50 Verdict in Florida. In 2015, the National Law Journal named one of Hickey’s settlements as number 1 in Florida and number 6 in the United States. • In 2011 VerdictSearch named a Judgement of Hickey’s as the number 3 result that year in Florida for premises liability. Currently: Board of Directors, Florida Justice Association; State Delegate to AAJ from Florida; Board of Trustees, AAJ PAC. Past President of Dade County Bar Association; Board of Governors, The Florida Bar. Past Chair of The Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee. Past Chair of AAJ Admiralty Section; Past Chair AAJ Motor Vehicle, Highway Safety, and Premises Liability Section.