Admiralty & Maritime
Alabama

Gerald McGill

Email
gmcgill@thejonesact.com
Address
1 South A Street, Suite 104, Pensacola, FL 32501
Phone 1
Fax
Keyword
Administrative Law
Admiralty & Maritime,
Adoption,
Appellate Practice,
Aviation,
Bankruptcy,
Business Litigation,
Circuit - Mediator
City/ County / Local Government
Civil Rights,
Civil Trial,
Collections,
Commercial Trial,
Commerical
Commerical Mediator
Community Association,
Condominium Law,
Construction Law
Construction Mediator
Construction,
Corporate & Business,
Criminal Defence,
Criminal Defense
Criminal,
Dependency,
Divorce,
DUI,
Eminent Domain
Employee Benefits ERISA,
Employment Discrimination,
Environment & Land Use,
Estate Planning & Probate,
Expungements / Selling of Records,
Family
Family Law,
Federal Tort Claims,
Forfeitures & Foreclosures,
General Practice,
Government,
Guardianship,
Health,
Immigration & Naturalization,
Impingements / Sealing of Rec Injunctions,
Insurance Bad Faith,
Insurance Law,
Intellectual Property,
Juvenile,
Labor & Employment,
Landlord / Tenant,
Legal Ethics & Professional Licensure Defense,
Long Term Disability
Marine,
Marital & Family,
Maritime
Medical Malpractice Plaintiff,
Nursing Home Negligence,
Nursing,
Patent,
Payment Plans,
Personal Injury Defense,
Personal Injury Plaintiff,
Personal Injury Trial Practice,
Privacy & HIPAA Violations,
Probate Litigation,
Product Liability,
Professional Licensing,
Quiet Title Action Real Estate,
Real Estate Closings
Real Estate,
Real Property Litigation,
Social Security
Social Security,
Tax
Trademarks & Copyrights,
Trusts & Estates,
Vetaran's Benefits,
Wills,
Workers Compensation,
  • Name
    McGill, Gerald
  • Law Firm
    McGill Law Firm
  • Bar ID Number
    145420
  • University
    Catholic University of America
  • Bar Year
    1972
  • Licensed in Other States
    Alabama, Mississippi

Before going to law school I served four years as a Coast Guard line officer.  The first year I was assigned to a high endurance cutter out of Pensacola, FL.  The following year I was given command of a 95′ Coast Guard patrol boat stationed in West Palm Beach, FL.  We mostly did patrols of the Florida Keys doing search and rescue work, drug interdiction, and other law enforcement.  The next year I commanded an 82′ patrol boat out of DaNang, Vietnam doing coastal patrols.  The fourth year I taught cadets at the Coast Guard Academy and then the Coast Guard sent me to law school.  I spent a total of nine years on active duty, then left to become a felony prosecutor in the State Attorney’s office in West Palm Beach, Florida.

After two years as a prosecutor, I joined a large law firm in West Palm Beach.  I primarily represented Doctors and Hospitals in medical malpractice claims and General Motors and Ford Motor Company in complex product liability claims.

In 1978 I moved my family back to Pensacola, Florida to be close to my aging parents.

In 1982 I was a founding partner in a three lawyer firm.  Since then I have only represented plaintiffs in serious injury cases with an emphasis on maritime and product liability claims.

Married, two daughters, four grandsons and one granddaughter.  My wife of 40 years and my oldest daughter are also lawyers.

Bar Admission

  • Florida – 1972
  • Mississippi – 1988
  • Alabama – 1981

United States Courts Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1986
  • United States District Courts:
  • Florida
    Southern District – 1975
    Northern District – 1979
  • Mississippi
    Southern District – 1986
    Northern District – 1986
  • Alabama
    Southern District – 1987

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Engineering, United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut
  • Juris Doctor, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Admiralty and Maritime Law by The Florida Bar
  • Florida Supreme Court Approved Arbitrator Training
  • Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi
Read More
ALL POSTS
McGill, Gerald