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Alan Pickert

Biography

Pickert_Alan-5573Alan Pickert is a partner at the Terrell Hogan law firm and focuses on several aspects of personal injury law including, but not limited to, repre­senting individuals who have been seriously injured due to exposure to asbestos, automobile and trucking accidents, dog bites and vaccines. He has been published twice for his articles on asbestos and medical malpractice and has successfully repre­sented victims and families in over 300 wrongful death lawsuits. He is the past President of both the Jacksonville Bar Association and Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. He is a past recipient of the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for his work with the homeless and under­priv­ileged in Duval County. He has repeatedly received the highest rating from Martindale Hubbell in its rating of attorneys in the United States and has been consis­tently named as one of Florida’s top attorneys by the Florida Trend magazine and by Law and Politics.  Alan was also recently selected by Newsweek magazine as one of top 20 leaders in the nation when it comes to Asbestos.

Since graduating from the University of Florida Law School in 1991, Mr. Pickert has successfully handled hundreds of clients who have developed mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer.  He has obtained settlements from over forty different manufac­turers of asbestos products for his clients who were exposed to asbestos in shipyards, papermills, construction, power­houses, home renovations, brake/clutch repairs, and/or United States Navy.

In addition, Mr. Pickert recently obtained one of the largest awards in the history of the Vaccine Court in Washington, D.C. for a child who was injured by a vaccine. He as been awarded multiple times the maximum insurance policy limits for his automobile and trucking accident clients, and has received significant recoveries for his clients who have been attacked and bitten by dogs.

Mr. Pickert is heavily involved in the autism community giving both his time, effort and money to schools, programs, and camps that serve the autism community in North Florida. He is President of HEAL (“Healing Every Autistic Life”) which is a non profit organi­zation that has raised over a million dollars for the autism community since 2006 . Last year alone as President, HEAL raised over $325,000, had 19 summer camp and 47 grants for autistic children, and started HEAL iPad initiative that has resulted in placing an ipad in every ESE and special education classroom in Duval and Clay County.

Alan was also nominated by the Mayor of the City of Jacksonville and confirmed by the City Council to serve on the Ethics Commission for a two year term from Sept 2013-Dec 2015. He also continues to be involved with the local homeless shelter and the Special Olympics.

For more infor­mation see www.FloridaAsbestos.com.

Education

University of Florida (B.A., with Honors, 1988)
University of Florida College of Law (J.D., 1991)
Moot Court Board 1989 — 1991
Florida Blue Key
Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Member Of:

2005–2006 President of the Jacksonville Bar Association
2000–2006 Board of Governors
National Vaccine Injury Compen­sation Court
1999–2000 President of the Jacksonville Bar Association YLS
The Florida Bar, admitted to Bar, 1991, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Jacksonville Bar Association
Florida Justice Association
Jacksonville Justice Association
American Association for Justice
Bedell Inn of Court
Supreme Court State of Florida
HEAL (“Heal Every Autistic Life”) Non Profit Organi­zation Board of Directors 2007 – present

Awards & Recognition

Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award
Florida Super Lawyers 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
Florida Trend Legal Elite 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,
2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
Guest Lecturer at Coastal School of Law
AV Rating by Martindale Hubbell
2011 Superb Rated Attorney by American Registry
Fourth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Award by the
Florida Supreme Court
American Lawyer Top Rated AV Preeminent Lawyer in Mass Tort Litigation
Named by Newsweek Magazine as an Asbestos Leader in the Nation

Publi­cations

Pickert, A. (1999) Asbestos: Florida’s Silent Killer. Journal, May 1999
Pickert, A. (2001) Medical Malpractice Regarding Under­insured Physicians. Journal, March 2001