Alan Pickert

Jacksonville Mesothelioma and Asbestos Attorney

I’m Alan Pickert. As a litigation attorney I started off my law practice handling individuals injured in all types of ways.  From auto, truck, and motorcycle accidents to dog bits, vaccine injuries, and construction and commercial business negligence. When I first became aware of the effects of asbestos exposure and the lives that were ruined by this deadly disease, I decided right then and there that I would learn everything I could about asbestos, both medically and legally and try and right the wrongs done by others. I found out very quickly that this was no ordinary case or disease, and that asbestos exposure is very complicated and handling these types of cases, very involved. To make matters worse, the manufactures and companies that used asbestos products, understood the risks and health issues associated with this product but kept this information from its employees and the general public. Now I was angry. As an individual I knew I was helpless in solving the problem of asbestos exposure, but as an attorney I had the law and the constitutional right to bring to justice all parties complicit in their actions of exposing workers and their family members to this deadly toxin.

For over 25 years I have been involved in protecting the legal rights of mesothelioma and cancer patients and their families exposed to asbestos. I have come to know all of my clients on a first name basis and they with me. I take great satisfaction in being able to represent these clients that have been wronged, in one of the greatest frauds ever committed against workers and their families in this country. Terence Rattigan said “Right should be done, not justice. Easy to do justice very hard to do right.”

Mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer patients have the right to expect fair compensation for their injuries and claims. Anita Pryor and I are dedicated to protecting those rights and we will not be satisfied until every asbestos case in this county has been tried and settled for these victims and their families.

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Alan's Experience

Alan Pickert is a partner at the Terrell Hogan law firm and for over 25 years has focused on multiple aspects of personal injury law, including: auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle injuries, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, additional injuries such as dog bites, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. Alan’s highly specialized practice representing asbestos victims and their families gets a large part of his attention but his legal talents extend to handling all types of injury cases for the firm.  From lecturing at local law schools, to being named a preeminent lawyer in mass tort litigation, Alan’s legal experience eclipses most traditional lawyers practices. He has been published twice for his articles on asbestos and medical malpractice and has successfully represented 1000’s of innocent victims and their families in asbestos related cases and over 300 wrongful death lawsuits.

He is the past President of both the Jacksonville Bar Association and Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. He is a past recipient of the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for his work with the homeless and underprivileged in Duval County. He has repeatedly received the highest rating from Martindale Hubbell in its rating of attorneys in the United States and has been consistently named as one of Florida’s top attorneys by the Florida Trend magazine and by Law and Politics.  In 2015, he was named as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyer. Alan was also recently selected by Newsweek magazine as one of top 20 leaders in the nation when it comes to Asbestos.

Since graduating from the University of Florida Law School in 1991, Mr. Pickert has successfully handled thousands of clients who have developed mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer.  He has obtained settlements from over forty different manufacturers of asbestos products for his clients who were exposed to asbestos in shipyards, paper mills, construction, powerhouses, home renovations, brake/clutch repairs, and/or United States Navy.

In addition, Mr. Pickert obtained one of the largest awards in the history of the Vaccine Court in Washington, D.C. for a child who was injured by a vaccine. He has been awarded multiple times the maximum insurance policy limits involving many injured clients.

Mr. Pickert is 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 is the Past President of the HEAL Foundation  which is a non profit organization for the autism community in North Florida.  During his three years as President, HEAL raised almost a  half a million dollars which was used to run 19 summer camps, 47 grants, and programs for the autism community and started HEAL iPad initiative that has resulted in placing an ipad in every ESE and special education classroom in Duval and Clay County.

Alan was also nominated by the Mayor of the City of Jacksonville and confirmed by the City Council to serve on the Ethics Commission for a two year term from Sept 2013-Dec 2015. He also continues to be involved with the local homeless shelter and the Special Olympics. Alan recently was the Chairman of the Yates/Winston YMCA Gift Giving Campaign to run its various programs ranging from infants to the elderly.

Education

Member Of

  • 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
  • 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

Awards/Recognition

Publications

  • 2017 Lawyer of The Year from The Jacksonville Bar & The Daily Record
  • Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award
  • Florida Super Lawyers 2007 to Present
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite 2006 to Present
  • Guest Lecturer at Coastal School of Law
  • AV Rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • 2011 Superb Rated Attorney by American Registry
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers
  • 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 – 2015
  • Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum for Verdicts and Settlements
  • Top Attorneys in Florida as published in the Wall Street Journal 2010 to the present
  • Pickert, A. (1999) Asbestos: Florida’s Silent Killer. Journal, May 1999
  • Pickert, A. (2001) Medical Malpractice Regarding Underinsured Physicians. Journal, March 2001