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Boca Raton Personal Injury Attorney

Meet John A. Willis

I've never felt more passionate about recommending anyone, ever...plain and simple, he's a good guy! - Client Review

John Willis, Personal Injury Lawyer in Boca Raton, FL

Education

John A. Willis was raised in New York, and he earned his bachelor's degree from Stony Brook University (SBU). Upon graduating college, he went to work for a large insurance company in New York. In 1991, John relocated to Florida and attended Nova Southeastern University Law Center where he earned his Juris Doctorate degree.

While attending law school, John had the honor of being a member of the Nova Law Review. The Review specifically trains its members in analysis, writing, and engaging in intensive legal research to prepare them for the rigors of legal practice. As a student at Nova Law School, he was a member of the Nova Moot Court Society, and he was the 1993 winner of the prestigious Feinrider Moot Court Competition.

In his last semester at law school, John worked full time for the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office as a certified legal intern. While working in the State Attorney's Office, he successfully prosecuted six criminal jury trials.

Over 25 Years of Personal Injury Experience

Since earning his law degree in 1994, John has focused the majority of his practice on representing personal injury victims in civil tort actions. Over the last 25+ years, he has personally handled hundreds of personal injury and insurance matters, including numerous jury trials held in Palm Beach and Broward County.

Insurance Company Background

When representing plaintiffs, John draws from his experience working for a large insurance company, an experience which gives him critical insight into the processes used by insurance companies to evaluate, devalue, deny, and settle personal injury claims. With an insider's advantage, he knows how to successfully negotiate and when necessary, litigate on behalf of injured individuals and policyholders.

John is admitted to practice law in Florida and New York. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

The Florida courts have recognized John as an expert on reasonableness of attorney's fees and he has been retained by other Florida attorneys to testify as an expert in this area on numerous occasions.

Personal Life & Family

John resides in Parkland, Florida with his wife, former Miami Dolphins cheerleader and FAU graduate, Lori Willis, and their two sons. In his spare time, he enjoys playing a good round of golf, playing tennis and working on computers. As an avid sports fan, his favorite teams are the Miami Hurricanes, the Miami Dolphins, the Florida Panthers, and the Florida Marlins. Involved in their community, he and his wife participate in charitable activities for their church, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the National Psoriasis Foundation, and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Achievements & Special Honors

  • Recognized by Lawdragon.com as one of the top 3,000 plaintiff's attorneys in the U.S.
  • 10 out of 10 Superb Rating by Avvo.com
  • Featured in Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World
  • American Registry of Outstanding Professionals
  • Honored by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as one of America's Best (2001)
  • AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum® (member)
  • Voted The Best Attorney in the City of Boca Raton, by 45,000 readers of the Sun-Sentinel's Boca Raton Forum and West Boca Forum

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Elected as City Commissioner for the City of Parkland (2012)
  • Past chair of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee "C" for the 15th Judicial Circuit
  • Trial Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar
  • American Justice Association
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Parkland Chamber of Commerce
  • Super Lawyers - John A. Willis
  • Sun Sentinel - Best of Boca
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Life Member
  • Law Dragon
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Avvo 10.0 Superb Rating

Why Hire Willis Law?

  • Individual Attention For Your Case
  • Recognized For Outstanding Legal Representation
  • More Than 25 Years Of Experience
  • We Treat All Our Clients Like Family

Our Client's Testimonials

  • Amazing, BRILLIANT, Compassionate, Creative...

    “Amazing, BRILLIANT, Compassionate, Creative...”

    Jason M.

  • Well-prepared, On-time and Responsive

    “I have found John to be the most professional attorney exhibiting legal s kills and integrity beyond my expectations. He handled my son's Pl case with great results also. My case was water damage, mold and permanent injury. He researched and argued for my case on a monthly basis, it seemed, for over 3 years. Anything that was thrown at us by the most unprofessional defense attorneys, he was able to take before the judge and resolve the problem. It was a difficult case but he maintained ethical decision making and etiquette throughout. He was always well prepared, on time and responsive. John is well- respected in the community. He was very supportive with me in a positive but practical manner. John was always looking for the best ways to resolve the case. His negotiating skills are phenomenal. He has strength that won't back down to anyone. I believe that all his fine qualities, his professionalism, integrity, s strength, legal knowledge and ability to project that knowledge clearly - written and verbal - are the reasons he is so successful. I am proud to have had John Willis represent me. I am pleased with the settlement he negotiated. I would recommend John to represent any case, if he takes it he will do his best. And that is great!!!”

    Former Client

  • They relieved my stress and worry immediately.

    “Mr. Willis managed my case with effectiveness, efficiency, and with kindness. After the initial contact, Mr. Willis and his secretary, Helene, made it so that I never had to make another phone call or supply any further information. They relieved my stress and worry immediately, and that continued throughout to the conclusion of my case. Both Mr. Willis and Helene were accessible, caring, and responded to my questions quickly. I never had any doubt that they knew me and my case thoroughly. They were professional and kind, and I left any encounter with them feeling uplifted. In summary, I highly recommend Willis Law, P.A. for legal counsel. It is a relief to find a lawyer who is trustworthy, skilled, hardworking, and caring.”

    Lisa

  • John Willis is wonderful.

    “John Willis is wonderful. I couldn't never thank him enough for helping me with my case. Working with John Willis and his paralegal Helene was an amazing experience. I got in a car wreck and needed medical attention afterwards. As soon as the doctors office made their claim to the insurance company my phone started blowing up. I was not at fault for the wreck but I felt like I did something wrong by the way the insurance company's kept calling me with 20 questions and repeatedly asking me the same questions over and over again. Deciding to ask for John Willis for help was the best decision I could have made. I know my case was not an easy one but that did not stop them for fighting to get me the best outcome they could. I would so recommend Willis Law, PA without any hesitation. I loved knowing I had someone like him looking out for me and if the day were to ever come again that I found myself in need of some help, he would be the first person I would call. (Originally posted on Yelp)”

    Michelle

  • Dedicated and Professional Legal Representation

    “I had a personal injury and needed legal advice and assistance. After seeing all the advertisements and the unflattering commentary about Personal Injury Attorneys I was very cautious. I needed coverage for my medical bills and had no desire to get rich. John put me at ease from the beginning. He said in no uncertain terms that if I was there to get rich he would not represent me. Instead John and his excellent assistant Helene were professional and treated me as if I was their only case. Their guidance through complicated insurance claims and negotiations with the medical billing offices allowed me to concentrate on recovering from my injury. No, I did not get rich. but my claim was effectively and reasonably resolved and I could not have made it with out John and Helene. Anyone seeking dedicated and professional legal representation, Willis Law will be an excellent choice!”

    David