John (Jack) Scarola

John (Jack) Scarola

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in West Palm Beach, FL

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.
 | 2139 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Phone: 561-686-6300
Fax: 561-684-5816
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%)

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    About John Scarola

    Admitted: 1973, Florida

    Professional Webpage:


    • Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award, Guild of Catholic Lawyers Attorney of the Year, Florida House of Representatives Commendation for Public Service, Palm Beach County Bar Association Community Service Award, 2006 Daily Business Review Top Civil Litigator of the Year

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified Civil Trial AttorneyBoard Certified Commercial and Business Litigation

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Florida Bar 1973 11th Circuit Court of Appeals 1981 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida 1974 General Bar, 1982 Trial BarU.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida 2002

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. Board of Directors (appointed by the Board of Governors, Florida Bar)Florida Equal Justice Center (Board of Directors)Bioethics Law Project Advisory CommitteePalm Beach County Homeless Advisory BoardThe Lord's Place, Inc. Board of Directors/ChairmanAdvocate Marriage Tribunal, Archdiocese of Miami and Palm BeachCandidate for the Democratic Nomination for the Office of Florida State Senate, 1978Guild of Catholic LawyersSung Harbor Foundation Board of Directors

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Mr. Scarola is a frequent lecturer on various litigation-related topics


    • State v. Herman: (first degree murder conviction in State's first gavel-to-gavel televised trial)Farish v. MacArthur: (verdict $2.5 million)Scheller v. American Medical International: (verdict: $7.25 million)Giersbrook v. Mathis: (verdict: $2.3 million)Cohen v. National Ben Franklin Life: (verdict: $1.3 million)Wilmington Trust v. Manufacturers Life: (verdict: $1 million)Tuccicaselli v. Stowers: (verdict: $1.8 million)Singleton v. Al Packer, Inc.: (settlement: $2.5 millionFarish v. Bankers Multiple Line Insurance Company: (verdict: $15.9 million)Wallace & Falcon v. Gooding: (settlement: $1 million)Pretscher v. Siegel:  (settlement: $2.5 million)Ruff v. Steak & Ale, etc.:  (settlement:  $10 million)Intermark v. CIGNA/Dental Health (settlement: $1 million)Scheller v. American Medical International: (verdict:  $19.2 million)Scheer v. Entel:  (verdict:  $1.9 million)Ferguson v. North American Van Lines:  (verdict:  $15 million)Jane Doe v. XYZ, Inc.: (confidential settlement of wrongful death claims in excess of $20 million)Talbot v. Williams:  ($62 million judgment)Eastern Cement v. Halliburton:  (verdict:  $4.1 million)Robinson v. Caulkins:  (settlement after Plaintiff's verdict $13.5 million)Leardi v. Manatee Memorial Hospital:  ($6 million settlement)Hungerford v. Palm Beach County:   (settlement: $4 million)Walks v. Gulf & Warrier:  (settlement: $1.5 million)Jane Doe v. XYZ, Inc.; (confidential settlement in excess of $3 million)Jones v. XYZ, Inc.; (confidential settlement in excess of $17 million)Moss vs. Mayer:  (confidential settlement in excess of $1 million)Menendez:  settlement after trial ($2.5 million)Calves vs. Lennar:   (in excess of $3 million)Coleman (Parent) Holdings, Inc. v. Arthur Andersen: ($70 million settlement)Coleman (Parent) Holdings, Inc. v. Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc.: (Verdict: $1.454 Billion)ABC, Inc. v. XYZ, Inc., (confidential settlement in excess of $10 mil. Following plaintiff's verdict on liability)Beers v. Hulick and Reynolds & Reynolds, (Verdict: $21,600,000)Doctor v. Lawyer, ($4million settlement)Vasa v. Applied Digital Solutions, Inc. ($3 million settlement )

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • SELECTED FOR INCLUSION IN:International Who's Who of ProfessionalsThe Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation Florida Consumer Guidebook Law and Leading AttorneysMarquis Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World Top 250 South Florida Attorneys Top 500 Lawyers in the U.S.

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    Office Location for John (Jack) Scarola

    2139 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
    West Palm Beach, FL 33409

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    Last Updated: 2/19/2020

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