Alan Pickert

Alan Pickert

(904) 632-2424

(904) 632-2424


Alan Pickert, a longtime partner at the law firm Terrell • Hogan P.A., has been handling mesothelioma, asbestos lung cancer, medical malpractice, product and premises liability, auto/semi-truck accidents, dog attacks, motorcycle accidents, and vaccine cases for over thirty-two years in Florida. He has successfully handled over 2,830 asbestos cases recovering 100 million dollars and over 400 wrongful death lawsuits and he obtained one of the largest awards in the history of Vaccine Court for a child injured by the DTaP vaccine.

Since graduating from the University of Florida Law School in 1991, Alan Pickert has obtained settlements from over 50 different manufacturers of asbestos products for his clients who were exposed to asbestos in shipyards, paper mills, the construction industry, powerhouses, home renovations, brake/clutch repairs, and the United States Navy.

Alan has won numerous awards and honors including the 2017 Florida Lawyer of the Year by the Jacksonville Bar Association, Top 20 Asbestos Lawyers in the United States by Newsweek Magazine, Top 100 Trial Lawyers by National Trial Lawyer, Florida Super Lawyer by Lawyer and Politics, Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine, and Top 100 High Stakes Litigators to name just a few. Alan was inducted into the Million and Multimillion Dollar Advocate Forum for Verdicts and Settlements and has received the highest rating possible by Martindale Hubbell. He has been published twice on the topics of asbestos and medical malpractice.

Alan is the past President of both the Jacksonville Bar Association and Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and served on the Board of Governors. He was appointed to a two-year term on the Ethics Commission. He serves as the American Bar Association (ABA) Delegate from Florida—only the third such delegate ever chosen from Jacksonville to represent the Florida in the 140- year history of the ABA. 

Civil Trial Attorney

As a 32-year legal veteran, Alan Pickert has distinguished himself in the courtroom in many successful ways handling all types of personal injury cases including but not limited to medical malpractice, asbestos related exposure, mesothelioma, lung cancer, defective products, semi-truck accidents, automobile and wrongful death cases.

Experienced trial lawyers stand out from other lawyers in several key ways due to their specialized skills, knowledge, and attributes honed through years of courtroom practice.

According to the American Bar Association, of the 1.3 million attorneys currently practicing in the United States only 6,784 lawyers are actually trial attorneys. That is less than 1% of all lawyers could be considered qualified to handle serious medical malpractice or personal injury cases in a court of law. Alan has been cited as one of the top 100 Trial lawyers currently practicing by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Philanthropic Efforts

Alan is a past recipient of the prestigious Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for his work with the homeless and underprivileged in Duval County. Alan recently celebrated his 20th year of handling cases pro bono (free) for JALA (Jacksonville Area Legal Aid) for underprivileged folks in the Jacksonville area.  Also, through JALA, since 2017, he has been handling legal intake and offering advice for Veterans at the VA Center.

He is active with the Cathedral Arts Program (CAP) and has been a board member since 2019 helping to supply the arts to underprivileged students in North Florida. CAP, a nonprofit based in Jacksonville, that provides art education (art, music, dance) to underprivileged children during after school hours and summer programs. Countless studies show that children who participate in the arts consistently show improvement in classroom participation and academic achievement. CAP has instructed over 30,000 students in North Florida to date.

Alan has also been 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 was the past President of HEAL for several years (“Healing Every Autistic Life”) and as a non-profit organization has raised over $1.5 million dollars for the autism community since 2006. HEAL provides for families and individuals in North Florida’s autism community with summer camps, sports leagues, education, receiving iPads for non-verbal students, and after school programs to name just a few of its services. 

He has continuously served on various other charitable endeavors and Boards over the past fifteen years such as ALS, Evans Hope, JALA. He was the past chair for the YMCA raising funds for their summer programs such as free-swimming camps.  

Alan was also featured on the front page of the Times Union in 2020 for his caring work with Guardian Ad Litem including the wonderful adoption of two of his foster children, Cylie and Cayden.

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  • 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

Courtroom Experience: As an experienced trial lawyer, Alan has spent a significant amount of time in courtrooms, which has given him firsthand experience in navigating the legal system, understanding courtroom procedures, and interacting with judges and juries.

Litigation Skills: Alan possesses a deep understanding of civil procedures, rules of evidence, and case law. This knowledge allows him to effectively build and present his cases.

Case Strategy: Experienced trial lawyers are skilled at developing comprehensive case strategies. Alan can assess the strengths and weaknesses of his clients’ cases and devise effective plans for achieving favorable outcomes.

Advocacy Skills: Trial lawyers excel in oral advocacy, which involves persuasively presenting their clients’ positions in court. Alan is very skilled and adept at making compelling arguments, questioning witnesses, and delivering persuasive opening and closing statements.

Jury Selection: His expertise in jury selection (voir dire), is demonstrated in knowing how to identify and select jurors who are likely to understand complex medical issues and testimony. These types of jurors’ maybe sympathetic to his clients’ cases. This skill is crucial in jury trials.

Evidence Handling: Alans trial experience has made him adept at handling evidence. He and his legal team know how to gather, organize, and present evidence in a clear and compelling manner while complying with the rules of evidence in both state and federal court.

Negotiation Skills: Although being trial-focused, experienced trial lawyers like Alan also possess strong negotiation skills. Because of his extensive trial experience, he can engage in settlement discussions and use his trial readiness to leverage favorable settlements for his clients.

Case Management: Alan is skilled at managing complex litigation, including handling large volumes of documents, coordinating witnesses, and scheduling court appearances effectively. This is representative of his over 32-years’ experience handling mesothelioma and lung cancer cases.

Legal Research and Analysis: Trial lawyers have a strong foundation in legal research and analysis, which allows them to make informed decisions and arguments based on applicable law. Alan is continuously educated on changing laws and procedures which might affect his cases. 

Communication: Alan possesses extremely effective communication skills, both with clients and in court. He can explain legal concepts clearly to clients and present his case persuasively to judges and juries. These skills are essential for trial lawyers to be successful.

Confidence and Poise: Confidence and composure in the courtroom is one of the most crucial skills of a successful trial lawyer. Experienced trial lawyers, like Alan, remain calm under pressure, adapt to unexpected developments, and exude professionalism. Alans’ demeanor and experience are the perfect combination for being an accomplished trial lawyer.

Reputation: Over time, Alan has built a reputation for his skills and success in the courtroom. This has led to countless referrals from clients and colleagues and oftentimes influences opposing counsel and judges.

Continuing Education: Successful trial lawyers are committed to continuous learning. Alan has dedicated his legal career to staying informed on changes in the law, attend relevant seminars and workshops, and seeking opportunities for professional development.

Persistence: Alan is a persistent and aggressive trial attorney. Experienced trial lawyers are by nature faced with challenging cases and situations. Alans’ persistence and determination to advocate for his clients makes a significant difference in the outcome of cases.

Ethics and Professionalism: Alan has always upheld high ethical standards and professionalism which is essential for a respected and successful trial lawyer. These attributes are a requirement of service, as they are officers of the court. Maintaining integrity in all aspects of his practice is the cornerstone to Alans’ success.

Alan is an experienced trial lawyer who possess a unique combination of legal knowledge, courtroom skills, strategic thinking, and professionalism that distinguishes him from most other lawyers. His ability to advocate effectively in court and manage complex litigation sets him apart in the legal profession.

  • 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
  • 2015 Chair of YMCA Yates Gift Giving Campaign
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2017 Florida Lawyer of the Year by the Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award
  • Florida Super Lawyers 2007-2022
  • Named Top 10 Wrongful Death Attorney in Jacksonville by Forbes Magazine
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite 2006-2013; 2015-Present
  • Guest Lecturer at Coastal School of Law
  • AV Rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • 2011 Superb Rated Attorney by American Registry
  • Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in Mesothelioma and Asbestos 2018-Present
  • 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
  • Jacksonville Ethics Commission 2013 – present
  • Million Dollar and Multi Million Dollar Advocate Forum for Verdicts and Settlements
  • Best Lawyers in America 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023
  • Pickert, A. (1999) Asbestos: Florida’s Silent Killer. Journal, May 1999
  • Pickert, A. (2001) Medical Malpractice Regarding Underinsured Physicians. Journal, March 2001