William E. Hahn

Mr. Hahn has been a Florida civil trial attorney for the entirety of his career.  After beginning his career as a defense attorney representing clients in complex civil litigation, Mr. Hahn changed focus and has been the representing injured persons in medical malpractice, legal malpractice, and serious personal injury claims for many years.  Mr. Hahn is based in Tampa and represents clients throughout the west coast of Florida.

Mr. Hahn is an expert in the area of civil jury trials and is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, certified by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education.  In addition to receiving numerous recognitions for his accomplishments in personal injury and medical malpractice cases, Mr. Hahn was influential in formulating Florida's civil jury instructions during his seven years as an appointee on the Florida Supreme Court's Civil Jury Instruction Committee.  Mr. Hahn frequently lectures for the Florida State Bar Association and other local bar associations on topics related to jury trials, such as jury selection, and is the author of the chapter on the "Trial of a Medical Malpractice Case" in the Florida Medical Malpractice Handbook, published by the Florida Bar.

Mr. Hahn earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida in 1972 and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio in1968.  He was admitted to practice in Florida in 1972 as well as to the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.  Mr. Hahn is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits.

Admissions

  • Florida, 1972

Professional Awards & Recognition

Professional Certifications, Affiliations & Activities

Teaching Activities

  • Lecturer, Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Masters in Trial Programs, The American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Lecturer, Trial Lawyers Section, Florida Bar
  • Instructor, Advanced Trial Advocacy Program, Florida Bar

Publications

  • Author, Chapter on the "Trial of a Medical Malpractice Case," Florida Medical Malpractice Handbook, Florida Bar, Continuing Legal Education.
  • Author, Speedy Trial in Florida: Has The Defendant's Shield Become His Sword?, University of Florida Law Review, Vol. XXIV (1972)

Pro Bono Activities

Education

Academic Honors

University of Florida School of Law

Marietta College

  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, 1966-67, 1967-68
  • Vice President, Student Senate
  • Treasurer, Student Body
  • Business Manager, Marietta College Marcolian (student newspaper)
  • Outstanding Sophomore Award-Omicron Delta Kappas
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