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JOHN (JACK) SCAROLA graduated with honors from Georgetown University in 1969 and from Georgetown Law Center in 1973. Before joining the firm in 1978, he was Chief Felony Prosecutor in the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s office, where he was lead counsel in the trials of more than 50 major criminal cases, including the nation’s first gavel-to-gavel televised murder trial.

Mr. Scarola is Board Certified in both Civil Trial Practice and Commercial & Business Litigation. While he devotes a substantial portion of his practice to personal injury, wrongful death, and medical negligence cases, he has developed a special interest in representing individuals and small businesses damaged by abuses of corporate power.

A former president of the Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Scarola has played an active leadership role in both county and statewide professional associations. He is a recipient of The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award and the Legal Aid Society’s Community Service Award honoring his involvement in giving free legal help to individuals and community groups.

Mr. Scarola is a director of the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers, whose invitation-only membership is limited to 500 attorneys. He has been listed repeatedly in Best Lawyers in America in five separate practice areas, is a 2019 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, and is the 2018 recipient of the Florida Justice Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

Location

  • 2139 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
    West Palm Beach, FL 33409-6601

Education

  • Georgetown University, B A History, graduated 1969
  • Georgetown University , B A History, graduated 1969

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, Florida Bar Association
  • Florida, Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Florida, U.S. District Court, Southern District
  • Florida, U.S. District Court, Middle District

Affiliations

  • 2020 Fellowship/International Society of Barristers - Member
  • American Association for Justice - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Bioethics Law Project Advisory Committee - Member
  • Craig S. Barnard American Inns of Court - Member
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation - Member
  • Florida Bar Association - Vice Chairman 1986-1987 Chairman 1987-1988
  • Florida Bar Civil Rules of Procedure Committee - Vice Chairman
  • Florida Equal Justice Center - Board of Directors
  • Florida Justice Association - Member
  • Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. - Board of Directors
  • Fourth DCA Historical Society - Member
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers - Member
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association - Member
  • Palm Beach County Homeless Advisory Board - Member
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association - Founding member
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates - Member
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs, West Palm Beach (2021)
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, West Palm Beach (2019)
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs, West Palm Beach (2018)
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, West Palm Beach (2016)
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs, West Palm Beach (2014)
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, West Palm Beach (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Special Focus

  • Wrongful Death

Awards:

  • 2018 Recipient of the Florida Justice Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2019 Fellow of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • 2006 Daily Business Review Top Civil Litigator of the Year
  • Best Lawyers 2019 Lawyer of the Year in the practice area of Medical Practice
  • Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award
  • Florida House of Representatives Commendation for Public Service
  • Guild of Catholic Lawyers Attorney of the Year
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association Community Service Award

Publications

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