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William Andrew Haggard

Haggard Law Firm > 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 while he represents his clients aggressively, he is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards of professional representation and civility in the practice of law. He is a frequent speaker in continuing education for trial techniques. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, limited to lawyers you have won million-plus verdicts and settlements. Andy Haggard also has been listed in all recent additions of Super Lawyers and the Best Lawyers in America. He has been honored to receive the prestigious 2015 Southern Trial Lawyers Association “War Horse Award” and the 2014 “Al J. Cone Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Florida Justice Association.

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To contact William Andrew Haggard, please email WAH@HaggardLawFirm.com or 305.446.5700

 

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.

 

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EDUCATION

MILITARY

ADMISSIONS

-Florida State University (B.A. 1964)

-Mercer University School of Law (J.D. 1967)

-Honorable discharge as Captain from the United States Air Force,

-Judge Advocate General’s Office (JAG) (1968-1971)

-State Bar of Florida (1967)

-United States District Court, Southern District of Florida (1972)

-United States Supreme Court (1972)

-United States Court of Appeal (1981)

-United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit (1996)

PRACTICE

OTHER POSITIONS HELD

STATE APPOINTMENTS

-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

-Trial Counsel – U.S. Air Force, Southeastern District of United Stated (JAG) (1968-71)

-Chief Prosecutor – United States Air Force, Southern District of the United States (1968-71)

-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)

-Military Judge – United States Air Force (1970-71): Haggard was the youngest military judge ever selected in the field of trial litigation.

-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)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS

FELLOWSHIPS, SOCIETIES

CIVIC AND SOCIAL MEMBERSHIPS

-Member: Florida Bar, American Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, Coral Gables Bar Association, Association of Trial 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: Formerly Chairman of the Board (2010-2012), 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’ Bernard F. Sliger Award

-Recipient, Florida State University Seminole Boosters’ George Langford 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

-Sigma Chi Fraternity’s Significant Sig Award

-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