John F. Romano

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in West Palm Beach, FL

Romano Law Group
 | 1601 Belvedere Rd., West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Phone: 561-760-9373
Fax: 561-533-1285
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney John F. Romano is a partner with the Romano Law Group in West Palm Beach, Florida. A top-rated, award-winning trial lawyer with more than 45 years of legal experience, Mr. Romano represents the rights and interests of a diverse range of clients throughout Palm Beach County and the surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·        Automobile and truck accident litigation

    ·        Slip-and-fall accidents and other premises liability claims

    ·        Defective products liability

    ·        Business litigation

    ·        Pharmaceutical and defective medical device claims

    ·        Insurance litigation

    ·        Criminal defense

    A leader in his field, Mr. Romano holds his board certification as a Civil Trial Advocate from The Florida Bar as well as from the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. Over the course of his career, he has successfully handled scores of jury trials involving almost every type of civil and criminal case imaginable, and he has conducted hundreds of lectures and seminars throughout the country on a variety of legal topics related to civil and criminal trial practice.

    From his efforts, he has achieved notable success helping his clients achieve the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Romano holds an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as a Legal Elite designation from Florida Trends Magazine.

    The National Trial Lawyers voted him among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the country, and he has earned Superb client ratings on AVVO. He was also the recipient of the Al J. Cone Lifetime Achievement Award and the Perry Nichols Award for Lifetime of Achievement and Service from the Florida Justice Association.

    A 1970 graduate of Florida State University, Mr. Romano obtained his Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law in 1973. He also graduated from the U.S. Naval Justice School in 1975 and served as a Captain and JAG Officer with the U.S. Marine Corps.

    Mr. Romano is admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts in Florida as well as before the Florida Supreme Court, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Military Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits, and the U.S. Court of Claims. He is also a member of the Taos Group of elite trial lawyers, and he has served in a number of leaderships positions with various local, state and national legal organizations.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - General
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products
    • 10%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

    Certificates and Credentials

    Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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    About John Romano

    Admitted: 1974, Florida

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    • Martindale Hubbell, AV Rating
    • In 2016 John F. Romano was inducted into The Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame that is housed at the Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Inductee, Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame, 2016
    • Perry Nichols Award for Lifetime of Achievement and Service, Florida Justice Association, 1997
    • President's Award for "Lawyer in Preceding Year Contributed Most to the System of Justice in Florida"
    • John Krupnick Award, Florida Justice Association, 2015
    • Catholic Lawyers Guild for Diocese of Palm Beach - Catholic Lawyer of the Year, 1987
    • Florida Trends' Legal Elite
    • Southern Trial Lawyers Association - War Horse Award, 2004
    • Al J. Cone Lifetime Achievement Award, Florida Justice Association, 2005
    • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1997
    • Clarence Darrow Award, Mass Torts Made Perfect, 2008

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
    • Board Certified American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
    • Board Certified Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1975
    • Member, The Guild of Catholic Lawyers
    • Former Founder & First President, Camp LeJeune, Marine Corps Trial Lawyers Association, Cherry Point, North Carolina 1976 - 1977
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for Fifth Circuit, 1979
    • Captain, J.A.G.C. 1974 - 1977: United States Marine Corps
    • Former Member, The National District Attorneys' Association
    • Specially admitted in several states ("Pro Hac Vice") on specific cases (i.e., Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and West Virginia)
    • Former President: Civil Justice Foundation
    • Member, Federal Bar Association
    • Secretary, Federal Bar Association, Palm Beach County Chapter, 1978 - 1979
    • Member, National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
    • President, Florida Justice Association, 1989 - 1990
    • Florida, 1974
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
    • Member, Southern Trial Lawyers' Association
    • Secretary, Florida Justice Association, 1986 - 1987
    • U.S. District Court for Northern District of Florida, 1979
    • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Former Faculty Member, National College of Advocacy, 1978 - 2002
    • U.S. Court of Claims, Washington, D.C.
    • Former President of Southeast Florida Chapter: American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Member, Southern Trial Lawyers Association
    • Former President - Elect, Federal Bar Association, Palm Beach County Chapter, 1980 - 1981
    • Member, Florida Justice Association
    • Former Board of Directors, Florida Justice Association, 1980 - 1987
    • Member, Palm Beach County Justice Association
    • Treasurer, Florida Justice Association, 1987 - 1988
    • U.S. District Court for Southern District of Florida, 1974
    • U.S. District Court for Middle District of Florida, 1978
    • Member, The Melvin Belli Society
    • Former President, Melvin M. Belli Society, 2000
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for Eleventh Circuit, 1981
    • Former Founder and Chairman, American Association for Justice, Military Law Section 1978 - 1979
    • Board of Governors, American Association for Justice, 1984 - 1997
    • Member, American Association for Justice
    • Former President, Federal Bar Association, Gold Coast Chapter
    • Member, Florida Bar Association
    • Treasurer, Federal Bar Association, Palm Beach County Chapter, 1978
    • Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association
    • President - Elect, Florida Justice Association, 1988 - 1989
    • Supreme Court of Florida, 1974

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • In July 2006, Romano acting on his passion for the environment began construction of his firm's new office building, EcoCentre, the Living Building in Lake Worth, Florida. The 33,000 gross sq. ft. office building, completed in 2008, is Florida's first, green, "living" office building incorporating the latest technologies for environmental responsibility. Mr. Romano is regarded as a leader in eco-friendly building and works with the community to encourage other eco-friendly projects in the area.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • "Opening Statements: Winning the Jury,", Professional Education Systems, Inc., 2004
    • "The Deposition Field Manual," (Co-Author), Professional Education Systems, Inc., 2002
    • "Trial Toolbox" a legal outline series (Co-Author), Trial Toolbox Publishing Co. "Florida Voir Dire - The Law," January 2002 "Opening Statements," April 2002 "Voir Dire - Sample Questions in a Product Liability Case," July 2002
    • Editor, "Trial Lawyer" Magazine, 1992 - 2002
    • "Strategic Use of Circumstantial Evidence," Kluwer Law Book Publishers, Inc., September, 1986
    • "Depositions," textbook/guidebook, Knowles Law Book Publishing Company, (Co-Author) Spring, 1984


    • $44.6M Verdict for Paraplegic injured by negligent driver while Plaintiff was riding his motorcycle, 2009
    • $2.95M Verdict in Big Rig Trucking Wrongful Death case of 55 year old Husband/Father, 2009
    • $28.5M verdict for a brain injury due to an assault, 2012
    • $1.5M Settlement in Dental Malpractice case involving Wrongful Death of 6 year old caused by negligent sedation, 2010
    • 12.9M verdict for the wrongful death of two young children & injuries to the mother and another child in a motor vehicle crash, 2010
    • $26M verdict for a young man who had a traumatic amputation of both legs in an automobile crash, 2014
    • $13.8M Verdict for family where 2 children were killed in Wrongful Death Action & mother & brother injured, 2010
    • $9.1M Verdict in case involving serious injuries to young mother, her husband & a child stemming from vehicular wreck, 2010
    • $53M verdict on a product liability/auto defect brain injury case, 2013

    Educational Background:

    • Florida State University, B.A., (Sigma Alpha Epsilon), 1970
    • U.S. Naval Justice School, 1975

    Industry Groups

    • American Association For Justice
    • American Board Of Professional Liability Attorneys
    • Florida Justice Association
    • International Academy Of Trial Lawyers
    • National Trial Lawyers
    • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
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    Office Location for John F. Romano

    1601 Belvedere Rd.
    West Palm Beach, FL 33406

    Phone: 561-760-9373

    Fax: 561-533-1285

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    Last Updated: 4/28/2020

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