Jennings L. Hurt III

Attorney At Law

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Jennings L. “Bucky” Hurt III is managing partner of the firm. He is AV-Preeminent 5.0 rated by Martindale-Hubbell and oversees the firm’s liability defense business. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar. Bucky is also a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and a Board Certified Civil Pretrial Practice Lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is the firm’s most experienced jury trial lawyer, having tried over 185 jury trials. Bucky has focused his practice in the area of medical malpractice for the past 39 years, representing hospitals and physicians in 34 medical specialty areas. His additional areas of practice include automobile litigation, general liability, personal injury claims, premises liability, product liability, uninsured motorist claims and wrongful death claims.

Bucky was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (2013 and 2016) for Orlando and “Lawyer of the Year” for Insurance Law (2015) for Orlando by Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, he has been recognized by:

  • Best Lawyers in America (2005-2017) in the specialties of Medical Malpractice – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and Insurance Law
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2006-2017)

Bucky has also been recognized in the following publications:

  • “Orlando’s Best Lawyers”, Orlando Magazine (2005-2016)
  • “Orlando’s Best Medical Malpractice Attorneys”, Orlando Magazine (2007-2016)
  • “Super Lawyers – Top Attorneys in the Orlando Area”, Orlando Life Magazine (2014)
  • “Orlando’s Top Lawyers – AV Preeminent”, Orlando Life Magazine formerly  Orlando Home & Leisure (2010-2013)
  • “Spotlight on the Law – Civil Litigation”, Orlando Style Magazine (2012)
  • “Florida’s Top Lawyers”, Florida Monthly Magazine (2005-2012)

For additional information, see the attached CV.

Position: Managing Partner
Office Location:
Orlando • 201 East Pine Street • 15th Floor • Orlando • Florida • 32801
Phone: 407-839-0120
Fax: 407-841-9726
Email: bucky.hurt@rissman.com
Admitted
  • Florida Bar (1977)
  • U.S. District Court: Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Eleventh Circuit
Education
  • University of Florida (B.S.B.A. 1974)
  • Cumberland School of Law Samford University (J.D., cum laude, 1977)
  • American Jurisprudence Award "Book Award" for Constitutional Law
    Cumberland Law Review, Associate Editor (1975-1977)
    Authored two articles published in the Cumberland Law Review
Affiliations
  • Central Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council- President (2016); Treasurer (1992-1995)
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Member (Sections on: Trial Practice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death)
  • American Bar Asssociation, Member
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Rissman Trial Results