Jerry Hamilton is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. He has been nationally recognized as one of the Top Ten Defense Lawyers in the United States by one of the largest insurance companies in the world. He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial honorary society composed of less than one half percent of lawyers in The United States.
Jerry is also Board Certified in Maritime Law, has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics every year since 2006 and is named as one of Florida’s “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend. In 2016, he was selected by the Dade County Bar Association (DCBA) as one of Miami’s top 10 trial lawyers to present in its annual Super Lawyers CLE Mock Trial and also received the Anthony G. Marshall Award as Hospitality Lawyer of the Year. In 2017, he was a finalist for the CLM Professional Outside Counsel of the Year Award and also nominated by his peers in the DCBA as a Legal Luminary. He has served as the Chair of the Civil Litigation Committee for the DCBA and has been a Director for numerous years. He is AV® rated preeminent by Martindale Hubbell®. He is also a member of the FDCC.
Jerry is a managing shareholder of the international law firm of Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP, which is consistently ranked among the top ten most diverse law firms. It boasts a 95%-win ratio in trials. Jerry is a faculty member and instructor for CLM. He frequently lectures at CLM's Claims College and is on the faculty of the Litigation Management Institute which is designed to train trial lawyers and persons handling complex claims. For the past 25 years, Jerry has dedicated his practice to defending his clients in complex litigation matters, class actions, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death, product liability claims, insurance coverage/bad faith, professional malpractice claims, hospitality and transportation claims.