Jennifer Brooks f/k/a Miller is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer. She is a founding partner of Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, L.L.P., a Martindale Hubbell® AV rated® minority certified law firm consistently ranked among the top ten most diverse law firms in South Florida by the Daily Business Review. She is the Managing Partner of its Fort Lauderdale and U.S. Virgin Island satellite offices.
Ms. Brooks is AV rated® by Martindale Hubbell®, was recognized in 2012 as Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, named as a Top Lawyer by the South Florida Legal Guide, and recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics.
Ms. Brooks has dedicated her practice to civil litigation, defending major insurers and corporations in a wide variety of industries including retail, restaurants, product manufacturers, distributors, cities and municipalities, international businesses, doctors and other medical professionals, the world’s largest passenger cruise lines, and major marine domestic and international underwriters in claims of personal injury and wrongful death, premises liability and negligent security, insurance coverage and bad faith, labor and employment, medical and professional malpractice, admiralty and maritime, commercial litigation, hospitality, transportation, and product liability.
PRACTICE AREAS Admiralty and Maritime Claims Transportation Insurance Defense Commercial Litigation Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Defense Medical and Professional Malpractice Defense Property and Casualty Complex Business Disputes Products Liability
RECOGNITION Board-Certified in Admiralty and Maritime Law by the Florida Bar Recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer by Law & Politics AV® Rated by Martindale Hubbell for the highest level of professional excellence Woman of the Year, 2012, National Association of Professional Women Top Attorneys in Florida, Transportation and Maritime, American Registry Top Up and Comer, 2013, South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyer, 2014, South Florida Legal Guide
EDUCATION J.D., University of Florida College of Law, 1997 B.A., University of Florida, 1994
BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS Florida Bar, 1997 U.S. Virgin Islands Bar (St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John), 2008 U.S. District Court for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida U.S. District Court, U.S. Virgin Islands Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Third Circuit Court of Appeals
MEMBERSHIPS Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Member Maritime Law Association of the United States, Member International Council of Cruise Lines, Executive Member Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Advisory Board, Seafarer’s House Executive Board, Broward Legal Aid