Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett started his career in the Office of the Public Defender for the 9th and 17th Circuit defending the rights of those that could not afford their own defense. Since the start of his career, he has been dedicated to protecting the rights of others. Over the years, Tony has gained valuable insight and skill that further cultivates his passion for criminal defense and tort law.

PRACTICE AREAS:

Tony Bennett specializes in personal injury and criminal defense.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Member of the UF Alumni Association
  • Member of the University of Florida Alumni
  • Member of the ABA Section of Litigation
  • Member of the Trial Lawyer Network
  • Member of the Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers Network

EDUCATION:

Tony Bennett graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in English. After completing his studies at the University of Florida, Mr. Bennett went on to receive a Doctorate of Law from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center.

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Christian Kribbs

Christian Kribbs practices in the areas of personal injury, Personal Injury Protection litigation (PIP), and criminal defense law. Mr. Kribbs is dedicated to providing aggressive legal representation to his clients.  Prior to joining Hicks & Motto, Mr. Kribbs worked for a Boca Raton plaintiff personal injury firm, as well as for an insurance defense firm.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Member of the Florida Bar

Mr. Kribbs also volunteers with Hospice of Palm Beach County, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Palm Beach County, ARC of Palm Beach County, and the Achilles Foundation.

EDUCATION:

Mr. Kribbs graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. After completing his studies at the University of Central Florida, Mr. Kribbs went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2012.

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Michael A. Motto

Michael A. Motto exclusively practices the civil litigation of cases involving car crashes, slip and falls, motorcycle crashes, wrongful death, and products liability.  He is also well-versed in handling “bad faith” cases against insurance companies, obtaining millions of dollars in settlements due to the insurance carriers mishandling of cases.

Mr. Motto builds each case methodically, believing the case is won in discovery.  He is known for his strength in depositions, aggressive courtroom style, medical knowledge, and skills at both questioning witnesses and reading juries.  Mr. Motto is adept at helping those in the courtroom understand what transpires while intuiting when to back off and allow time for consideration and contemplation of evidence and testimony.

 

CLIENT RESULTS:

Mr. Motto’s strong need to provide his clients the very best representation means he is ready to fight for them in a courtroom setting when other litigators may prefer to negotiate settlements.  He is known to take difficult cases to trial and still obtain favorable results for his clients.  For example, Mr. Motto secured his client a personal injury judgment for $167,000 after the insurance company offered only $100 to settle the case out of court.

Another notable success was his representation of a gentleman who suffered multiple injuries due to a car crash.  The at-fault party only maintained a Fifty Thousand ($50,000) Dollar policy limit, but due to the insurance carrier’s mishandling of the claim, Mr. Motto was able to secure $1,050,000 settlement for the gentleman.

Mr. Motto possesses a unique understanding of “bad faith” matters in which he negotiates with insurance companies to pay damages to his clients in excess of their policy limits.  Again, these cases appeal to his strong sense of justice and belief that insurance companies have an obligation to act fairly, noting that, “Unfortunately, they often view an injured person without due regard, failing to implement standards for the proper investigation and handling of claims.”  Mr. Motto has been particularly successful in bad faith cases against various unreasonable insurance companies.

To read his client reviews, click here. For a list of the firm’s recent settlements, click here or find both under “Our Reviews.”

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Member of The Florida Bar
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member of the New York Bar
  • Member of the New Jersey Bar
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Life member of the Million-Dollar Advocates Forum, whose membership is limited to trial lawyers who achieved a trial verdict or settlement of $1 million or more

Mr. Motto is also “AV Preeminent®” rated by Martindale-Hubbell. This independent rating, determined by other lawyers and judges, is the highest possible for both legal ability and general ethical standards. The Martindale Directory was first published in 1868.

EDUCATION:

Mr. Motto graduated in 1992 with a B.A. from Providence College. He received his J.D. in 1995 from Nova University, where he received two scholarships and was a member of the Moot Court Society.

Please contact us for a free personal injury consultation – it is our passion for helping the injured that results in fair and just outcomes.

James H. Hicks

In 1987, James H. Hicks founded the firm known today as Hicks & Motto. After 30 years practicing a wide range of specialties, he now concentrates his focus solely on personal injury and wrongful death. His reputation for meticulous preparation and a demeanor that often belies the sharp legal mind behind the passionate litigator gained him a reputation as a preeminent force and ethical jurist in the practice of personal injury law.

CLIENT RESULTS:

In addition to an extremely successful personal injury practice, Mr. Hicks has obtained judgments in excess of $5 million for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Boca Raton and the Lake Worth Police Departments, and litigated a $100,000,000 case against Monroe County on the behalf of 4,000 Florida homeowners and rental agencies.

To read his client reviews, click here. For a list of the firm’s recent settlements, click here or find both under “Our Reviews.”

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Member of the Florida Bar
  • Member of the Trial Bar of U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Member of the Palm Beach County Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Association
  • Member of the Million-Dollar Advocates Forum, whose membership is limited to trial lawyers who achieved a trial verdict or settlement of $1 million or more
  • Member of the Who’s Who in American Law (inducted 1994)
  • Former member of the Florida Bar Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee

Mr. Hicks is also “AV Preeminent®” rated by Martindale-Hubbell. This independent rating, determined by other lawyers and judges, is the highest possible for both legal ability and general ethical standards. The Martindale Directory was first published in 1868.

EDUCATION:

James H. Hicks graduated in 1977 with a B.A. from the College of William & Mary. In 1980, he received a J.D. from Nova University, where he was on the dean’s list. He is also among the 4% of Florida lawyers who are Board Certified in civil trial matters.

Please contact us for a free personal injury consultation – it is our passion for helping the injured that results in fair and just outcomes.

 

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