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, semi-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, but very hard to do right.”

Mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer patients have the right to expect fair compensation for their injuries and claims. I am dedicated to protecting those rights and I 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, a longtime partner at the law firm Terrell • Hogan P.A., has been handling medical malpractice, mesothelioma, asbestos lung cancer, auto/semi-truck accidents, dog attacks, bike accidents, and vaccine cases for over thirty years in Florida. He has successfully handled over 3,000 asbestos cases and over 450 wrongful death lawsuits and he obtained one of the largest awards in the history of Vaccine Court for a child injured by the DTaP vaccine. Alan’s legal talents also extend to lecturing at local law schools, and being named a preeminent lawyer in mass tort litigation.  Alan’s legal experience eclipses most traditional lawyers’ practices.

He has won numerous awards and honors including the 2017 Florida Lawyer of the Year by the Jacksonville Bar Association, Top 20 Asbestos Lawyers in the United States by Newsweek Magazine, Top 100 Trial Lawyers by National Trial Lawyer, Florida Super Lawyer by Lawyer and Politics, Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine, and Top 100 High Stakes Litigators to name just a few. Alan was inducted into the Million and Multimillion Dollar Advocate Forum for Verdicts and Settlements and has received the highest rating possible by Martindale Hubbell. He has been published twice on the topics of asbestos and medical malpractice. He was featured as a Top Asbestos Lawyer in Florida by Attorney at Law magazine. Alan is an experienced civil trial lawyer of which less than 1% of attorneys practicing in the U.S. qualify according to The National Trial Lawyers Association.

As an experienced trial lawyer, Alan has spent a significant amount of time in State and Federal courtrooms, giving him firsthand experience in navigating the legal system, understanding courtroom procedures, and interacting with judges and juries. Alan possesses a deep understanding of case law, rules of evidence, proficient at juror selection and developing successful case strategies. He is a trial-focused, experienced trial lawyer who possesses strong negotiation skills which enables him to leverage favorable settlements for his clients. His legal knowledge, courtroom skills, strategic thinking, and professionalism distinguishes him from most other lawyers. His ability to advocate effectively in court and manage complex testimony and litigation, sets him apart in the legal profession.

Alan is the past President of both the Jacksonville Bar Association and Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and served on the Board of Governors. He was appointed to a two-year term on the Ethics Commission. He serves as the American Bar Association (ABA) Delegate from Florida—only the third such delegate ever chosen from Jacksonville to represent the Florida in the 140-year history of the ABA. He is a past recipient of the prestigious Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for his work with the homeless and underprivileged in Duval County. He is active with the Cathedral Arts Program (CAP) providing the arts to underprivileged students in North Florida. Alan was also featured on the front page of the Times Union in 2020 for his caring work with Guardian Ad Litem including the wonderful adoption of two of his foster children, Cylie and Cayden.

Since graduating from the University of Florida Law School in 1991, Alan Pickert has obtained settlements from over 50 different manufacturers of asbestos products for his clients who were exposed to asbestos in shipyards, paper mills, the construction industry, powerhouses, home renovations, brake/clutch repairs, and the United States Navy.

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 HEAL (“Healing Every Autistic Life”) which is a non-profit organization that has raised over $1.5 million dollars for the autism community since 2006. He has continuously served on various other charitable endeavors and Boards over the past fifteen years such as ALS EvansHope, JALA, and the YMCA. 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

Professional Associations

  • 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; President 2012-17
  • 2015 Chair of YMCA Yates Gift Giving Campaign
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Awards & Recognition

Publications

  • 2017 Florida Lawyer of The Year by The Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award
  • Florida Super Lawyers 2007-2022
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite 2006-2013; 2015-2023
  • Named Top 10 Wrongful Death Attorney in Jacksonville by Forbes Magazine
  • Guest Lecturer at Coastal School of Law
  • AV Rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • 2011 Superb Rated Attorney by American Registry
  • Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in Mesothelioma and Asbestos 2018-Present
  • 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 – Present
  • Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum for Verdicts and Settlements
  • Best Lawyers in America 2019, 2020. 2022, 2023
  • 2018 Top 100 Trial Lawyers in US
  • Top Attorneys in Florida as published in the Wall Street Journal 2010 to Present
  • Only the 3rd Jacksonville, FL attorney ever to be chosen to be a Florida delegate to the ABA (American Bar Association) in the 100+ year history of the ABA
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