FJA Mourns an Exemplary Man and Long-Time Member

A message from FJA Executive Director, Paul Jess: It gives me great sadness to report that long-time Florida Justice Association member, Bill Harrell, passed away peacefully at home in Jacksonville, Florida, Saturday, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Bill founded Harrell & Harrell, P.A. 25 years ago. His personal injury law firm, which is known…

Florida Senate honors Mickey Smiley

The Florida Senate on Thursday honored Professor W. McKinley “Mickey” Smiley, Jr’s life and outstanding contributions to legal education. A resolution (SR 1790) by Sen. Gary Farmer, former Florida Justice Association president, declares Sept. 17, 2017 as Mickey Smiley Day at the Capitol.

In Memoriam: W. McKinley Smiley, Jr.

UPDATE 12/21/16: Click here to read Professor Smiley’s obituary written in the Tampa Bay Times. A private family service was held in West Palm Beach this weekend and a Celebration of his Life will follow in the New Year. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of W. McKinley “Mickey”…

FJA Titans: Paul Jess

Honoring the life and legacy of one of the titans of the personal injury profession. This article features a distinguished attorney who has been nominated by the FJA Young Lawyers Section Board. The YLS Board Members submit specific questions for each Titan to answer. Enjoy this Q&A with FJA Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel, Paul…