Best Lawyers in America recognizes John Hargrove in four categories – Appellate Law, Commercial Litigation, First Amendment Law, and Trusts and Estates. For the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers, he was named “First Amendment Lawyer of the Year” in south Florida.
He is board certified in appellate law by the Florida Bar and represents both individual and corporate clients in complex disputes. Mr. Hargrove routinely appears as counsel of record in state and federal trial and appellate courts, including Florida’s five intermediary appellate courts, the Florida Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He has achieved national prominence as a First Amendment lawyer. John Hargrove is widely known as an advocate for the elderly regarding the sale of unsuitable annuities to seniors. He also represented the Estate of Doctor Sam Sheppard — which inspired “The Fugitive” — regarding cutting-edge DNA litigation.
Florida Super Lawyers has listed Mr. Hargrove among Florida’s best since that publication’s inception. He is a Fellow in the Florida Academy of Trust and Probate Litigation, and carries a Martindale-Hubbell professional rating of “AV”.