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John Leighton Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2014

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John E. Leighton Named To The Best Lawyers In America For 7th Consecutive Year

John Elliott Leighton has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best
Lawyers in America 2014, the seventh year in a row he has been recognized for his outstanding work in the practice areas of Personal Injury Litigation and Product Liability Litigation. Best Lawyers is regarded by both the industry and the public as the most credible guide to legal excellence in United States.

Mr. Leighton is Managing Partner at Leighton Law, and is a Florida Bar board certified civil trial lawyer with 28 years of experience in litigating and trying complex and catastrophic cases in all state and federal courts, particularly 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; legal malpractice and other civil cases. With offices in Miami and Orlando, 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 book 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 has been elected Chairman of The Academy of Trial Advocacy, a national invitation-only association of some of the nation’s leading catastrophic injury trial lawyers.

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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