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Franklin Duke Regan

Franklin Duke Regan
200 West Forsyth Street
Suite 400
Jacksonville, FL 32202

A third generation Jacksonville native, Duke is a civil trial lawyer. He has represented individual and corporate defendants in medical negligence, administrative, correctional health care, and personal injury claims including a number of cases successfully tried to verdict. He has served as lead counsel in circuit civil, appellate, and administrative courts.

Duke was a merit scholar at the Stetson University College of Law, from which he graduated with honors in 2005. During law school he served as an editor of the Stetson Law Review, president of the National Conference of Law Reviews, and was selected for inclusion in Who’s Who Among American Law Students. Duke is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available from the foremost lawyer peer review service. Duke has been repeatedly recognized as a Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star and Florida Trend Legal Elite.

Duke enjoys an active jury trial practice with numerous medical negligence trials in Northeast Florida courts ranging from one and two-week trials to a 23-day trial resulting in a defense verdict for his client, the defendant physician, following a jury demand in excess of $50 million dollars.  Duke has also appeared for his clients before the Florida Board of Medicine and has successfully argued before the Florida Department of Administrative Hearings on both licensure and medical arbitration matters.  Duke has additional experience handling NICA matters and has handled a number of cases resulting in a determination of NICA compensability.  Although he focuses on representation of individual health care providers, Duke’s prior work includes a two-week trial for a large health care facility client.  Duke’s practice includes clients located beyond Northeast Florida from as far south as Brevard County to across the Florida panhandle.

ADMITTED

  • The Florida Bar
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2008

EDUCATION

  • B.A. History, Florida State University, 2001
  • J.D., cum laude, Stetson University College of Law, 2005

MEMBERSHIPS

  • The Florida Bar (2005-present)

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Martindale Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, multiple years
  • Florida Legal Elite, Up and Comer, multiple years
In the 2019 edition of the Florida Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has been recognized for its outstanding legal
In the 2018 edition of the Florida Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has been recognized for its outstanding legal

A third generation Jacksonville native, Duke is a civil trial lawyer. He has represented individual and corporate defendants in medical negligence, administrative, correctional health care, and personal injury claims including a number of cases successfully tried to verdict. He has served as lead counsel in circuit civil, appellate, and administrative courts.

Duke was a merit scholar at the Stetson University College of Law, from which he graduated with honors in 2005. During law school he served as an editor of the Stetson Law Review, president of the National Conference of Law Reviews, and was selected for inclusion in Who’s Who Among American Law Students. Duke is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available from the foremost lawyer peer review service. Duke has been repeatedly recognized as a Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star and Florida Trend Legal Elite.

Duke enjoys an active jury trial practice with numerous medical negligence trials in Northeast Florida courts ranging from one and two-week trials to a 23-day trial resulting in a defense verdict for his client, the defendant physician, following a jury demand in excess of $50 million dollars.  Duke has also appeared for his clients before the Florida Board of Medicine and has successfully argued before the Florida Department of Administrative Hearings on both licensure and medical arbitration matters.  Duke has additional experience handling NICA matters and has handled a number of cases resulting in a determination of NICA compensability.  Although he focuses on representation of individual health care providers, Duke’s prior work includes a two-week trial for a large health care facility client.  Duke’s practice includes clients located beyond Northeast Florida from as far south as Brevard County to across the Florida panhandle.

ADMITTED

  • The Florida Bar
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2008

EDUCATION

  • B.A. History, Florida State University, 2001
  • J.D., cum laude, Stetson University College of Law, 2005

MEMBERSHIPS

  • The Florida Bar (2005-present)

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Martindale Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, multiple years
  • Florida Legal Elite, Up and Comer, multiple years
In the 2019 edition of the Florida Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has been recognized for its outstanding legal
In the 2018 edition of the Florida Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has been recognized for its outstanding legal