Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA
JOHN (JACK) SCAROLA graduated with honors from Georgetown University in 1969 and from Georgetown Law Center in 1973. Before joining the firm in 1978, he was Chief Felony Prosecutor in the Palm Beach County State Attorneys Office, where he was lead counsel in the trials of more than 50 major criminal cases, including the nations first gavel-to-gavel televised murder trial.
Mr. Scarola is Board Certified in both Civil Trial Practice and in Commercial & Business Litigation. While he devotes a portion of his practice to personal injury, wrongful death, and medical negligence cases, he has developed a special interest in representing individuals and small businesses damaged by abuses of corporate power. In addition, Mr. Scarola has had extensive involvement in the successful prosecution of many multi-plaintiff, mass tort and class action lawsuits.
Mr. Scarola is the former President of the Palm Beach County Justice Association and has played an active leadership role in both county and statewide professional associations. He is a recipient of the Florida Bar Presidents Pro Bono Service Award and the Legal Aid Societys Community Service Award honoring his involvement in giving free legal help to individuals and community groups. By appointment of the Florida Bar Board of Governors, Mr. Scarola served on the Board of Directors of Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. Mr. Scarola was a founding member and Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Lords Place, and has served on the Board continuously for more than 30 years. The Best Lawyers in America lists Mr. Scarola in the specialties of Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation. He has been recognized as one of The Top 500 Lawyers in the United States and The Top 100 Lawyers in Florida.
Mr. Scarola has been responsible for over 50 verdicts and settlements in excess of one million dollars.