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Injury Board Attorney Member

Wayne Hogan

President

Terrell Hogan

Jacksonville, Florida

Wayne's Biography

Wayne Hogan, past president of the Florida Justice Association and Florida and National Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, was educated at the Florida State University (B.A. 1969; J.D., with High Honors, 1972). Founding Chair of the Florida Justice Association Environmental Law Section, Mr. Hogan has focused his personal practice in the field of products liability and toxic torts. His extensive experience in the field of punitive damages includes verdicts in dozens of defective products trials and representing the plaintiffs in Florida's first asbestos disease punitive damages trial and the precedent setting appeal, Johns Manville Sales Corp. v. Janssens, 463 So.2d 262 (Fla. 1st DCA 1984). That decision sustained allowing multiple punitive damages awards for recklessness that harmed thousands of innocent workers. Hogan also obtained the Florida Supreme Court's approval of a merged successor's punitive damages liability for the recklessness of its predecessor, Celotex Corp. v. Pickett, 490 So.2d 35 (Fla. 1986).
 
Hogan is a former chair, and current member, of The Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules Committee and served on the Code and Rules of Evidence Committee. He is a former chair of Florida Lawyers Action Group and Academy Research & Education Foundation. He has been appointed by three presidents to the executive committee of the American Association for Justice and serves on the board of Public Justice and on the national board of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), where he chairs the civil justice committee and is a trustee of the ABOTA Foundation. Having begun his career in civil trial practice at Bedell, Bedell, Dittmar, Smith and Zehmer, he is now an emeritus master of the Chester Bedell Inn of Court. Hogan is the chair of the Middle District Conference of the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission. He is a founding member of the board of Florida's Children First. Hogan is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, The Florida Bar (Trial Lawyers Section), American Bar Association (Litigation Section), Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (former board member), and Fourth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee. 
 
In 1977, the Florida Bar established the Designation Program for attorneys who practice in particular areas of the law. One of those designations was Consumer Law. In 1977 Wayne Hogan was one of the first in The Florida Bar to become designated in Consumer Law. In 1982, the Florida Supreme Court replaced the Designation Program with a system of Certification would be helpful to the consumers of legal services across Florida and created a method for attorneys to become certified as "specialists" or "experts" in their field of practice. Certification is the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar of the competency and experience of an attorney in his or her field of practice. Testing and peer review of qualifications are required. Board certification recognizes an attorney's special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. In 1983 Hogan became board certified by The Florida Bar in Civil Trial Practice and has consistently maintained his Florida Bar board certification since that time. He is also certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer and in Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. 
 
Wayne Hogan is president of Terrell Hogan Ellis Yegelwel. Formed in 1974, is the largest trial firm in North Florida representing only injury and accident victims. The firm's practice includes wrongful death, trucking accidents, auto accidents and highway accidents, burn injuries, defective products, dangerous drugs, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse, negligent motel, apartment, and shopping center security and safety failures, insurance litigation, and toxic tort litigation. The firm has been involved in multi defendant litigation in the toxic tort field for three decades.
 

Education

SchoolMajorDegreeGraduated
The Florida State University B.A.1969
The Florida State UniversityHigh HonorsJ.D.1972

Other Activities, Interests, and Memberships

CERTIFICATIONS:

•Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
•National and Florida Boards of Certification

MEMBER OF:

•The Florida Bar, admitted 1972, Florida
•The Florida Bar Civil Rules of Procedure Committee (Chair 1996-97; 2008-2014)
•The Florida Bar Code and Rules of Evidence Committee (2004-2008; 2014-Present)
•U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
•U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
•Jacksonville Bar Association
•American Bar Association (Litigation Section)
•Fourth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee.
•American Board of Trial Advocates (National Board)
•Florida Justice Association (Past President)
•Jacksonville Justice Association
•The Florida State University College of Law Alumni Association (Past President)
•Environmental Law Section of the Florida Justice Association (Founding Chair)
•Academy Research & Education Foundation of the Florida Justice Association (Past Chair)
•The Florida Lawyers Action Group (Past Chair)
•American Association for Justice
•Public Justice
•Civil Justice Foundation
•Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.
•Endowment for Academy Giving to Law and Education (Benefactor)
•American Association for Justice (Presidents Club)
•Chester Bedell Inn of Court (Master)
•Florida's Children First (Founding Member of the Board of Directors)

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS:

•1997 Florida Justice Association’ Masterson Award for Professionalism
•1999 Perry Nichols Award
•2002 Al J. Cone Lifetime Achievement Award
•2003 Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates Trial Lawyer of the Year
•2007 Florida Coastal School of Law Justice Raymond Ehrlich Award
•2007 American Association for Justice Distinguished Service Award
•2008 Florida Law Related Education Association Attorney of the Year
•2010 Southern Trial Lawyers Association War Horse Award
•2010 WJCT Public Broadcasting/National Philanthropy Day
•2011 Fran Peacock Coker FLABOTA Community Service Award
•2012 Justice Teaching Volunteer of the Year
•2012 Harry M. Philo Award from the American Association for Justice

He has been recognized by publications such as Best Lawyers in America (Woodward & White) and Leading Florida Personal Injury Attorneys (American Research Corporation) and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. Mr. Hogan has been given the Highest Peer Review Rating (AV Preeminent) by Martindale-Hubbell, a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

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