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John W. Dill

Orlando, florida

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Biography Overview

John W. Dill has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in the country. Mr. Dill lives by the motto that “Who dares, wins,” and fittingly, his courage in court has won his clients over $140 million dollars in verdicts and settlements.

Mr. Dill was born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida in 1967. He graduated both the University of Florida and Stetson University College of Law with honors. During law school, he served on the Stetson Law Review and led the trial team to numerous victories in state and national competitions. He also served as a Judicial Intern for Federal Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich. Upon graduation Mr. Dill worked representing the nation’s largest manufacturers and insurance companies. He soon put the insight he gained at Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell to his clients’ advantage when he joined Morgan & Morgan.

A Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with the Florida Bar, Mr. Dill is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, having obtained numerous verdicts and settlements of over one million dollars. He has tried over 100 cases to verdict across numerous jurisdictions throughout the nation, including one of the longest federal trials in history which lasted over nine months. Mr. Dill has tried cases in numerous jurisdictions throughout the nation. He has published articles on trial practice and procedure, as well as been called upon to lecture to other attorneys on trial techniques. Mr. Dill has handled many high profile cases, including complex litigation involving the world’s largest companies. In one such case, Mr. Dill obtained a $46.3 million dollar verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on behalf of a woman whose husband died of lung cancer after years of smoking. Lawyers USA Magazine named this one of the Top Ten Verdicts of 2010.

Mr. Dill also has obtained significant jury verdicts on behalf of injured clients in particularly difficult cases, including jury verdicts of $25 Million, $7.5 Million and $6 Million in Central Florida for notoriously complex cases such as medical malpractice suits and matters involving police misconduct. In just the first quarter of 2013, Mr. Dill has obtained jury verdicts for $47.5 Million, $1.5 Million and $1 Million.

His impressive track record in court has earned Mr. Dill several of the highest awards in the legal industry, such as the with the prestigious AV® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the preeminent national publication in the legal field. According to Martindale-Hubbell, “An AV rating is a significant accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. A lawyer must be admitted to the bar for 10 years or more to receive an AV rating. This rating is based upon evaluations by other lawyers and is the highest ranking attainable by an attorney for ability and ethics in the practice of law. It is a distinction reserved for a select few in the legal community.”

In 2009, Mr. Dill was named a diplomate in medical malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA). The ABPLA is the only organization accredited by the American Bar Association to certify attorneys in the area of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice lawyers who are ABPLA Certified must meet and exceed rigorous standards and are recognized as leaders in negligence law. Mr. Dill has also been named to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national association of experienced trial attorneys committed to preserving and promoting the civil jury trial right and educating the public about the history and value of the right to trial by jury. They recently named him a diplomate for trying more than 100 cases to jury verdict.

Mr. Dill has been selected for inclusion in the 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Florida Super Lawyers’ list, an honor that is awarded to only 5% of Florida attorneys each year. A multiphase selection process is used to determine which attorneys will receive this distinction, and nominees are evaluated on the basis of peer recognition and professional excellence.

He has also been named to the list of Florida Legal Elite attorneys for 2010 and 2012. In order to compile the list, Florida Trend magazine invited in-state members of the Florida Bar to participate in the voting process. Only 918 attorneys were selected for this honor, representing less than 2% of the nearly 63,000 Florida Bar members who practice law in Florida.

Additionally, Mr. Dill has been named to the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Editions of Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation.


Practice Areas

  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury

Recent Successes

$837,000.00 Verdict Brandon Webb v. Waste Pro of Florida, Inc. Car Accidents 2017
$47,500,000.00 Verdict Stephen Davis v. Levon Clark, Ricardo Williams, Marty Grifka and Derek Pak Car Accidents 2013
$1,650,000.00 Verdict John Maloney, as PR of the Estate of Carolyn Maloney v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co Product Liability 2017
$250,000.00 Verdict Kimmer v. Mapfre Car Accidents 2016
$110,000.00 Settlement Longo v. Morales Medical Malpractice 2016
$310,000.00 Verdict Lawson v. USAA Car Accidents 2015
$375,000.00 Verdict Taheri v. Vargas Car Accidents 2015
$175,000.00 Verdict Brown v. Demmings 2015
$14,500,000.00 Verdict Good Gateway v. Orlando Gateway Partners Business Litigation 2014
$875,000.00 Verdict Zwack v. Adventist Slip & Fall 2014
  • Brandon Webb v. Waste Pro of Florida, Inc.

    $837,000.00

    Verdict - 2017

  • Stephen Davis v. Levon Clark, Ricardo Williams, Marty Grifka and Derek Pak

    $47,500,000.00

    Verdict - 2013

  • John Maloney, as PR of the Estate of Carolyn Maloney v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co

    $1,650,000.00

    Verdict - 2017

In The Media

Memberships

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Certification
  • The Florida Bar
  • Florida Justice Association
  • American Justice Association
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Diplomate in Medical Malpractice, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • Advocate - American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Included on 2010 Florida Super Lawyer List
  • Included in the 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Editions of Best Lawyers in America in the areas of medical malpractice law and personal injury litigation

Education

  • University of Florida, B.A. with honors, 1990
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D. cum laude, 1993