JACK P. HILL played football at Yale University, earned all-Ivy and all-American academic honors, and served as a felony prosecutor in the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s office before joining Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.
A native of Palm Beach County who attended the Benjamin School in North Palm Beach, Mr. Hill handled dozens of jury trials as an Assistant State Attorney, prosecuting crimes ranging from DUI to first degree felonies punishable by life in prison. His successful prosecution of one of the first post-September 11 airport security cases attracted national media attention and was covered and aired by Court TV.
As an SDSBS Shareholder, Mr. Hill’s practice focuses on automobile and trucking negligence, product liability and medical malpractice. Since joining the firm, he has secured many million- and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. His highest jury verdict to date was in excess of $30 million in a medical malpractice case. Mr. Hill has been named in the Best Lawyers in America and the Florida Super Lawyers publications since 2013. He has been recognized by both South Florida Legal Guide and Super Lawyers as a rising star in the field of personal injury. He is also a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 for Florida.
Mr. Hill is admitted to each of the three federal district courts in Florida. He is a member of the Florida Justice Association, the American Association for Justice, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, and the Palm Beach County Justice Association, where he has served as a board member from 2006 to 2012. He also serves on the Yale University Alumni Schools Committee.
Mr. Hill earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science at Yale. He received his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law, with honors. At his induction into The Florida Bar, having achieved the highest score on The Florida Bar exam, he delivered the response on behalf of newly admitted lawyers before the Fourth District Court of Appeals.