Mike Hook has over 30 years of civil litigation experience with a concentration in personal injury, wrongful death, and product liability law. He has served as lead trial counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants in high-profile civil trial litigations and has handled cases spanning a wide range of areas including pharmaceutical litigation, mass tort litigation, insurance litigation, professional malpractice law, and commercial litigation.
In 2001, Mike launched the National Accutane Mass Tort Litigation against the pharmaceutical manufacturer Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc. Mike served as lead counsel for a national consortium of attorneys and also as lead trial attorney for all Accutane IBD trials in the United States. To date, he has won over $65 million in jury verdicts.
Michael graduated with honors from Florida State University College of Law and began his legal career in 1980. He is board certified in civil trial litigation by The National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Florida Bar. Mike also earned an "AV" Preeminent rating, meaning that in his 31 years of practice, he has maintained the highest criteria of legal and ethical standards. He is also well-respected by his peers and has been frequently hired by fellow attorneys to represent them in their own personal matters.
He has been recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine every year for the past five years and is the only Pensacola attorney to be listed among the Top 100 verdicts of 2010. Additionally, Michael is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, with membership extended to fewer than 1% of U.S. attorneys.
In 2013, Mike was listed among Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite, a group of attorneys held in the highest regard as professionals among their peers.
Mike has lived in Pensacola for 31 years and participates in many civic organizations. He is a deacon at First Baptist Church and attends annual mission trips to Russia. Mike is also an avid sports fan and former collegiate baseball player and has served as both coach and president of youth and amateur baseball leagues in Pensacola. For eleven years, he held the office of president for the Fred Waters Baseball Clinic, an organization that brought over 50 major league baseball personnel to Pensacola annually for the purposes of holding free clinics for local youth.
- Florida Bar
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
- Pharmaceutical Litigation
- Mass Tort
- Products Liability
- Insurance Litigation
- Commercial/Complex Litigation
- Florida State University College of Law, J.D. with Honors, 1980
- University of Tampa, University of South Florida, Bachelor of Arts, 1977, University of Tulsa
- The Florida Bar
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Association of Trial Lawyers of America
- Deacon, First Baptist Church of Pensacola
- Fred Waters Baseball Clinic, Former President for 11 years
Certification Mark Reference:
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