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Albert H. Lechner

Biography

Since the third grade Albert knew he wanted to be a trial attorney. The son of German-Austrian immigrants, he was taught early the value of hard honest work and brings the highest standards to every case, no matter how big or small.

With over 80 trials under his belt, Albert is a highly experi­enced courtroom litigator. He has obtained numerous jury verdicts in excess of $1 million, with most verdicts substan­tially exceeding the defendant’s final settlement offer.

He is regularly sought out by other attorneys to serve as co-counsel in trials throughout the Southeast and teaches trial techniques to other lawyers in continuing education programs. Albert is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, the highest ranking given by the Florida Bar and a desig­nation bestowed on less than 6% of all active lawyers. He also holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available by this national attorney peer review rating service signi­fying recog­nition by his peers for the highest ethical standards and legal ability.

He specializes in all types of personal injury cases, including auto/truck/bike/boat wrecks, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, defective products and premises liability. Albert believes trials are the purest form of democracy where citizens who have never met come together for a common purpose, requiring the ultimate in integrity to prevail and provide justice.

A Maryland native, Albert graduated from the University of Maryland and cum laude from University of Baltimore Law School, where he served as editor of the School’s Law Review, an honor reserved for the top 10 percent of the class. After law school he completed a judicial clerkship for four circuit court trial judges and became a partner at a presti­gious plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Maryland before relocating to Jacksonville Beach in 2007.

Outside the courtroom, Albert enjoys golf, fishing, wing shooting and surfing, activ­ities he often shares with his two children.

Albert can be reached directly by email at lechner@terrellhogan.com or by calling 904.632.2424

Education:

University of Baltimore, School of Law (J.D. cum laude 1997)
University of Maryland (B.S. Government and Political Science, Minor in Criminal Justice, 1990)

Certification:

Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

Member of:

Florida Bar, Admitted 2006
District of Columbia Bar, Admitted 1998
Maryland, Admitted 1997
American Board of Trial Advocates
Jacksonville Justice Associ­ation, President 2012–2014
Florida Justice Associ­ation, Board of Directors
Jacksonville Bar Associ­ation
American Associ­ation for Justice

Personal Accomplishments:

Over 80 trials to verdict, including numerous verdicts in excess of $1 million dollars
Numerous settle­ments in excess of $1,000,000
Super­vision and training of litigation associates
Extensive use of focus groups for wide variety of cases and specific issues
AV ® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Practice Areas:

Personal Injury Litigation; Medical Malpractice; Wrongful DeathsNursing Home AbuseDefective Products; Negligent Security; Premises Liability; and Auto Accidents

Articles:

Veteran a Paraplegic Following Auto Accident; Government Settles Case
Jury Awards Man $650,000 in Complex Liability Case
Jury Awards Victim $831,000 After Lowball Offer
Jury Awards Auto Accident Victim $450,000 After State Farm Made Lowball Offer
Every Case Matters
Overse­dating Nursing Home Residents