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John Leighton Best Lawyers in America 10th year

Leighton selected for The Best Lawyers in America for 10th consecutive year

Leighton Law’s John Elliott Leighton has been selected for the tenth consecutive year for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017, for his outstanding work in the practice areas of Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Product Liability Litigation. Best Lawyers is regarded by both the industry and the public as the most credible guide to the top lawyers in the United States.

Mr. Leighton is the founding partner of Leighton Law, with offices in Miami and Orlando, Florida.  Leighton is a Florida Bar board certified civil trial specialist with over 30 years of experience in litigating and trying catastrophic injury cases in all state and federal courts. He specializes in personal injury and wrongful death; medical malpractice; and violent crime/negligent premises security, and product liability matters. Leighton Law represents individuals who have been seriously injured or have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others.

Mr. Leighton is the author of Litigating Premises Security Cases, a two-volume text published by Thomson-West. It is a comprehensive text on investigating, preparing, litigating and trying inadequate security cases and representing crime victims. He is a frequent lecturer at national legal programs including Florida Bar CLE courses, and has spoken and taught at seminars, colleges and conventions in over a dozen states. Mr. Leighton serves as Chairman of The Academy of Trial Advocacy, a national invitation-only association of some of the nation’s leading catastrophic injury trial lawyers. He also sits as the Chairman of the Inadequate Security Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), and was past Chairman of AAJ’s Motor Vehicle, Highway and Premises Liability Section.

Selection for Best Lawyers is based on a rigorous, peer-review survey comprised of more than four million confidential evaluations by top attorneys in the country. Best Lawyers has been described by The American Lawyer as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice,” and it continues to be one of the most visible and targeted peer review publications in the legal profession through its partnerships with top-tier media outlets including: The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and over 85 regional magazines and international newspapers.

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John Leighton appears on NBC's "Today" show as part of his representation of the family of Amber May White, who was killed in a parasailing tragedy.

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John Leighton is featured on the cover of Attorney At Law magazine as its "Attorney of the Month".

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John Leighton's 2 volume book Litigating Premises Security Cases.

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