John J. Goran

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John J. Goran



John J. Goran is Managing Partner at Hall Booth Smith’s Miami Office. In his more than 25 years of practicing law he has litigated and tried cases throughout the state of Florida. His primary areas of practice have been in the areas of medical malpractice, pharmaceutical litigation, general liability, products liability, and assorted transportation cases.

Through the years he has defended hospitals, physicians, assorted health care professionals, and insureds, including Fortune 200 companies. He has defended pharmacies throughout the state of Florida involving complex issues related to compounding and aseptic techniques.

Amongst his peers he is recognized as an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™ attorney. John completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Miami and his legal studies at St. Thomas University. In 2006 he was appointed by the Miami-Dade County Commissioners as a member of the Educational Facilities Authority. He currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Committee. Additionally, John is proficient in Spanish.


General Liability

John has litigated and tried many types of general negligence claims on behalf of business owners, Fortune 200 companies, and many other national retail chains. Included in these types of claims include general negligence claims, premises liability, and dram shop litigation.

Medical Malpractice

For roughly twenty years John has been defending hospitals, pediatric facilities, long-term care facilities, and physicians (in areas of internal medicine, pulmonology, cardiology, dentistry, oncology and genetics, among many others). Some of the areas of medical negligence claims he has defended include birth-related claims, radiology claims, traumatic brain injury, critical care, and emergency treatment. In addition, John has defended health care professionals in regards to various licensing issues before governmental agencies.

Products Liability

Throughout his career John has defended an assortment of products liability claims, including matters relating to medicine and medical equipment, among other fields.


Throughout Florida, John has defended trucking companies, private bus companies, and other commercial carriers in negligence claims and multi-vehicle accidents. Much of this work has been for Fortune 500 companies.



State Courts:

  • Florida

U.S. District Courts:

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida


  • J.D., University of St. Thomas, 1992
  • B.A., Broadcast Journalism, University of Miami, 1986


  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Dade County Defense Bar
  • DRI: Medical Malpractice Section, Products Liability Section
  • Justice For Teaching: Volunteer
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  • American Society for Health Care Risk Management (ASHRM) (former)
  • FMMCCI (former)



  • Attracting & Cultivating Millennials Within the Medical Professional Liability Industry
    Crittenden Medical Insurance Conference; September 21, 2020
  • Solutions for High-Exposure Cases
    Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management & Patient Safety (FSHRMPS), Virtual Annual Conference; August 2020
  • COVID Issues & Solutions
    Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management & Patient Safety (FSHRMPS), Meeting; May 6, 2020


In the Press

Daily Business Review: John Goran on How to Virtually Prepare Witnesses for Cross-Examination

In an article published by the Daily Business Review on September 21, 2021, as part of the publication’s Southeast Takeaways series, Partner John Goran is quoted discussing tips to prepare witnesses for cross-examination in a virtual setting. “If you were physically going to meet with a witness to prepare them for a deposition three, four

HBS Welcomes Iacono as Partner and Lopez as Associate in Miami Office

MIAMI, FL – June 14, 2021 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is thrilled to welcome Partner Tullio E. Iacono and Associate Gabriel Lopez as the firm’s Miami office grows to meet the needs of clients across South Florida. Tullio E. Iacono is a Partner with 25 years of legal experience, and he specializes in defending

Daily Business Review: John Goran on How to Avoid Common Mistakes in Medical Malpractice Claims

In an article published in the Daily Business Review, HBS Miami Partner John Goran discusses how to avoid common mistakes in medical malpractice claims. “Sooner or later, many health care providers will find themselves in the unfortunate situation of being sued for alleged medical malpractice,” John writes. “An all too common mantra within this industry

HBS Hires Reinkall as Partner, Roberts as Associate in Miami Office

MIAMI – July 22, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is thrilled to welcome Christopher Reinkall as a Partner and Emily Roberts as an Associate as the firm’s Miami office grows to meet the needs of clients across South Florida. Reinkall has two decades of experience as a litigator who defends clients in high-stakes lawsuits

Hall Booth Smith Opens Miami Office

MIAMI – May 4, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to announce the opening of a new office in Miami so it can better meet client needs across the Sunshine State. The new office is located at 9130 South Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1705, Miami FL 33156. It is the firm’s fifth office in

John Goran Joins Hall Booth Smith as Partner in North Palm Beach

NORTH PALM BEACH, FL  – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to announce that it has hired veteran litigator John J. Goran as a partner in North Palm Beach, Florida, as the firm expands its medical malpractice expertise to serve clients across the Sunshine State. Goran brings more than 25 years of experience to the firm,