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John Elliott Leighton Named Top Lawyer In South Florida Legal Guide [Dec. 21, 2010] starstarstarstarstar


John Elliott Leighton was named to the 2011 €œTop Lawyers€ list published by the South Florida Legal Guide. The list is based on a peer nomination procedure, and touted as €œthe original, definitive list of €˜Lawyer€™s Lawyers€™ in South Florida€. The publication€™s Top Lawyers are well regarded in the legal profession, have many years of experience and a distinguished record of achievement.

Mr. Leighton is a Florida Bar board certified civil trial lawyer with 25 years of experience in litigating and trying complex and catastrophic cases in all state and federal courts, including: personal injury and wrongful death; medical malpractice; violent crime/negligent premises security; trucking and motor vehicle crash; nursing home neglect; product liability; aviation disaster; cruise ship and maritime; commercial litigation; and other civil cases.

He is the Chairman of The Academy of Trial Advocacy and Chairman of the Inadequate Security Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). He is a Founding Member of the Resort Tort Litigation Group and Past Chairman of the Motor Vehicle, Highway and Premises Liability Section of the AAJ. He is on the Board of Trustees of the National College of Advocacy and a member of the Board of Advisors of the National Crime Victim Bar Association.

Mr. Leighton is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Florida Trend Magazine€™s Florida Legal Elite„¢, and was selected to Florida Super Lawyers for the 5th year in a row, including Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers 2010, Top 50 South Florida Super Lawyers 2010, and Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers – Miami Super Lawyers 2010.