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Wm. Andrew "Andy" Haggard


William Andrew Haggard

Wm. Andrew "Andy" Haggard was born and raised in Miami and graduated from Coral Gables High School in 1960. For the last 55 years he has lived in Coral Gables.

Since 1972, he has represented plaintiffs in nearly every conceivable kind of personal injury case and has tried more than 150 jury trials. He is a true leader in his profession and has held high-ranking posts in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only group limited to 500 lawyers in the United States and a limited number abroad. He is a frequent speaker in continuing education for trial techniques. He is a member of the Million-Dollar Advocates Forum, limited to lawyers who have won million-dollar-plus verdicts and settlements. Mr. Haggard also has been listed in all recent editions of The Best Lawyers in America.

Haggard received his bachelor's degree from Florida State University, and his law degree from Mercer University College of Law. He entered trial law immediately after serving as a Judge Advocate (JAG) in the United States Air Force, where he was the youngest military judge ever selected in the field of trial litigation.


  • Florida State University (B.A. 1964)
  • Mercer University (LL.B/J.D. 1967)


  • Honorable Discharge as Captain from the United States Air Force, Judge Advocate General’s Office (JAG) (1971)


  • State Bar of Florida (1967)
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida (1972)
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit (1996)
  • United States Supreme Court (1972)
  • United States Court of Appeal (1981)


  • The Haggard Law Firm, P.A. (2007 to present) Senior Partner
    • Areas of practice: General Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Liquor Liability, Negligent Security and Automobile Accident Law
  • Haggard, Parks, Haggard & Lewis, P.A. (2001–2007)  Senior Partner
  • Haggard & Parks (1999-2001), Senior Partner
  • Haggard, Parks & Stone (1996-99), Senior Partner
  • Haggard & Parks (1995-96), Senior Partner
  • Haggard & Stone, P.A. (1993-95), Senior Partner
  • Wm. Andrew Haggard & Associates, P.A. (1989-93), Senior Partner
  • Haggard & Kirkland, P.A. (1982-89), Senior Partner
  • Rentz & Haggard, P.A. (1972-82), Partner
  • Rentz, McClellan & Haggard, P.A. (1972-79), Partner
  • Frates, Floyd, Pearson & Stewart (1971-72), Associate


  • Instructor and Lecturer – Florida Bar, Continuing Legal Education (1977-82)
  • Visiting Lecturer – Trial Advocacy, University of Miami School of Law,   University of Florida School of Law (1977-82)
  • Trial Counsel – U.S. Air Force, Southeastern District of United Stated   (JAG) (1970-71)
  • Military Judge – United States Air Force (1970-71)
  • Haggard was the youngest military judge ever selected in the field of   trial litigation.
  • Chief Prosecutor – United States Air Force, Southern District of the   United States (1970-71)
  • Assistant State Attorney – Eleventh Judicial Circuit (1967-68)
  • Law Clerk – State Attorney’s Office (1967)
  • Legal Aide – Senator John M. McCarty (1963-64)


  • Commissioner, Florida Commission on Ethics (1990-91)


  • Member: Florida Bar, American Bar Association, Dade County Bar  Association, Coral Gables Bar Association, Association of Trail Lawyers  of America, International Society of Barristers
  • Director, Florida Justice Association
  • Fellow; Director; State Chair; Chair; National State Chairs’ Committee:   International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • Fellow, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Spellman-Hoeveler American Inn of Court
  • Member, Melvin Belli Society
  • Fellow, Roscoe Pound Foundation
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America and Greatest American Lawyers
  • Listed, Florida Super Lawyers
  • Listed in Martindale Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers   (“AV” Rated)
  • Member, Million-Dollar Advocates forum
  • Trustee, Florida State University Board of Trustees
    • Currently Chairman of the Board, Appointed by Governor Charlie Crist
    • Formerly Vice Chairman (2004-2005), Appointed by Governor Jeb Bush
  • Recipient, Florida State University Athletics Hall of Fame Moore-Stone Award
  • Recipient, Florida State University Alumni Associations’ Circle of  Gold Award
  • Chairman, College of Arts of Sciences Leadership Council,  Florida State University
  • Chairman, FSU Baseball Stadium Restoration Committee
  • Director, FSU Foundation
  • Member, Florida State University Presidential Search Committee
  • Past National Chairman, Florida State University Seminole Boosters, Inc., Golden Chiefs Club, Florida State University The President's Club, Florida State University, Endowed Scholarship Fund Contributor, Florida State University
  • Member, Mercer University Board of Trustees
  • Member, The American Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers


  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity – Mercer University
  • Sigma Chi Social Fraternity – Florida State University


  • Member, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Trustees, Palmer High School, Miami, FL
  • Life Member of Palmer School Athletic Club; Governors Club in   Tallahassee; 200 Club of Miami; Riviera Country Club; University Club
  • Member, Orange Bowl Committee