Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP


  • MBE

Firm Size

  • > 50

Willing to Act as Local Counsel

  • Yes

Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP (“HM&B”) is a boutique full-service and trial law firm representing clients in Florida and throughout the Caribbean through its offices in Jamaica, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. Our attorneys have significant experience defending multinational corporations, retailers, restaurants, hotel owners and operators, cruise lines, product manufacturers, insurers and employees in complex tort and commercial litigation matters.

We are trial lawyers. Our reputation as a firm that tries cases, coupled with our experience and knowledge of the ever-changing premises liability law in Florida, allows us to quickly but efficiently evaluate cases and provide recommendations to our clients regarding settlement value, exposure, and expected litigation outcomes. HM&B offers an aggressive yet cost effective approach to the analysis and disposal of claims. We pride ourselves on being able to develop unique strategies for our clients so that they can make informed decisions on whether a case should be defended and tried or quickly resolved to eliminate risk, exposure, and costly litigation.

Our attorneys are adept in managing high exposure litigation for clients that are sensitive about their brand and image in the community. Our attorneys routinely work with our clients to manage their media relations to protect the business’ image in the face of unfavorable litigation.

Our attorneys also provide counsel on policies and procedures to reduce the risk of liability for our clients. Our attorneys frequently lecture and provide training on defending premises liability cases, personalizing the corporate client, preparing witnesses to limit harmful testimony, and on combating nuclear verdicts.

Our lawyers are available to discuss any aspect of your case 24/7. HM&B’s emergency action response team can investigate any situation immediately, regardless of the jurisdiction and we take pride in exceeding all our of clients’ expectations. We also provide ancillary services, including emergency and crisis management and corporate training.



Miami, FL

150 Southeast Second Avenue Suite 1200

Person of contact: Jerry D. Hamilton

Practice Areas

  • Construction
    • Litigation
  • Insurance
    • Auto
    • Construction
    • Employment Practices
    • Environmental and Toxic Tort
    • Extra Contractual/Bad Faith
    • Life, Health, Disability/ERISA
    • Litigation
    • Marine - Inland/Ocean
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Product Liability
    • Professional Liability/E&O/D&O
    • Property/Premises/Homeowners
    • Subrogation
    • Transportation
    • Umbrella
    • Worker's Compensation
  • Labor & Employment
    • Arbitration
    • Class Actions / MDL
    • Litigation
  • Litigation/Trials
    • Class Action
    • Construction
    • Consumer and Product Liability Litigation
    • Corporate/Commercial (Shareholder Derivative Suits, Securities, FINRA, Antitrust, Banking, Bankruptcy, etc.)
    • Employment (HR, Discrimination, ERISA, Labor, Workers Comp, etc.)
    • Environment, Energy and Resources
    • Health and Healthcare Law
    • Insurance
    • Malpractice
    • Marine (Maritime, Insurance, etc.)
    • Personal Injury (Torts, Premises Liability, Toxic Torts)
    • Professional Liability
    • Restaurant Retail & Hospitality
  • Products Liability
    • Automotive
    • Health
    • Industrial equipment
    • Litigation
    • Medical/pharmaceutical
    • Retail
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation (Railroad, Other)

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Firm Bio

Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel was founded by attorneys dedicated to the practice of admiralty and maritime, transportation, personal injury defense, international, hospitality, commercial litigation, medical and professional malpractice defense, property and casualty, premises liability, negligent security, construction, subrogation, insurance coverage and bad faith, insurance fraud, and products liability law. We have an experienced corporate law practice group that negotiates and drafts all manner of business contracts. We also provide ancillary services, including emergency and crisis management, corporate training, and arbitration.

Our firm is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest peer review rating attainable by a law firm. We represent a broad range of industries including major domestic and international insurers, hospitality, construction, admiralty and maritime, transportation, healthcare, product manufacturers and distributors, government, commercial real estate, and retail.

Clients have entrusted our lawyers with their most complex, high-exposure matters. Our lawyers have defended thousands of cases involving personal injury and wrongful death defense; marine disasters, crew claims, passenger claims, aviation cargo claims, surface transportation disasters and cargo claims, all manner of transportation related civil litigation and transactional matters, products liability, medical and professional malpractice, hospitality industry claims, negligent security, premises liability, insurance coverage and bad faith, insurance fraud, and a wide variety of international disputes.

Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel’s diverse attorneys bring a broad spectrum of backgrounds, cultures, and expertise to their practice, but they all share certain qualities. They are creative, tireless advocates in the courtroom and at the negotiating table, who know how to get results.