Jacqueline Hogan Scola

Jacqueline Hogan Scola

JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master

Retired Judge, 11th Judicial Circuit, Florida

Case Manager
Jaquelyn Alvarez
T: 786-405-0612
F: 305-371-5288
600 Brickell Avenue, Suite 2600, Miami, FL 33131


Jacqueline Hogan Scola, Retired Judge, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, joins JAMS after serving on the bench for over 17 years, including almost nine years in the civil division, where she was in charge of the Extended Trials Division. During her time on the bench, Ms. Hogan Scola handled a range of complex matters involving commercial and contractual disputes; first-party and third-party insurance; construction defects; real estate; employment; mass torts, including asbestos and tobacco; medical malpractice; products liability; professional malpractice; torts/personal injury; and wrongful death incidents.

Before her election to the circuit court in 2002, Ms. Hogan Scola served as an assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of Florida in Miami. Prior to that, she was a major crimes prosecutor and trial attorney in the Dade County State Attorney’s Office under former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno. She was the director of training and professional development for both offices during her tenure.

In addition to her active caseload, Ms. Hogan Scola demonstrated commitment to the judiciary, the legal community and academia. She is past chairperson of both the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure and the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases. Ms. Hogan Scola also served as the chairperson of a Florida Bar Grievance Committee and the Federal Court Practices Committee, and served as president of the Miami Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. She was an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law for 25 years, teaching in the school’s Litigation Skills Program. She has also taught a course in advanced trial advocacy at the Levin School of Law and at the University of Miami, and has served as a guest speaker at the Florida International University College of Law.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Complex Business/Commercial: breach of contract and indebtedness, civil forfeitures, commercial foreclosures, corporate and business governance, declaratory judgments, discovery disputes, fraud, financing, indemnification and contribution, injunctive relief, insurance claims, partnerships/joint ventures, premises liability, replevin, shareholder disputes, trade names and unfair/deceptive business practices
  • Construction: disputes involving construction of and damage to residential and commercial buildings
  • Employment: breach of employment contracts, noncompete agreements and theft of trade secrets
  • Insurance: bad faith claims, first party and third party, hurricane claims and premises liability
  • Personal Injury/Torts: serious personal injury and wrongful death actions, change of venue, Fabre issues, forum non conveniens, libel/slander, motor vehicle and water craft negligence, negligent security, premises liability, product liability, punitive damages, sexual abuse, slip and fall, treble damages, trust litigation and wrongful death actions
  • Professional Liability: business, legal and medical malpractice claims
  • Real Property: residential and commercial claims, leases, purchases and sales, commercial and residential mortgage foreclosures, commission claims, condemnation, condominium, deposit returns, homeowners’ associations, landlord-tenant disputes and land use

Representative Matters

Complex Business/Commercial/Contractual Disputes

  • Taylor Bean Whitaker v. Price Waterhouse Coopers, 2013-33964 CA (01)
  • Independencia Importadora v. Jailing Motorcycle America Corp., 1998-29359 CA (01)
  • Abraham Cohen v. Avra Jain, 2009-14497 CA (01)
  • South Beach Lending, LLC v. The Lincoln Group, et al., 2009-69402 CA (01)
  • GIller Group v. Brian Giller (Trustee), 2009-66784 CA (01)

Construction and Real Estate

  • Pathman Wayne v. Braun, 2008-28672 CA (01)
  • State of Fla. DOT v. Neighborhood Planning, 202014-32242 CA (01)
  • 66 Venture, LLC v. Downtown Flagler Restaurant, 2017-28506 CA (01)
  • Igor Erlikh v. Alla Stalinsky, et al., 2017-9110 CA (01)
  • Keys Country LLC v. Keys Country Resort, LLC et al., 2015-9538 CA (01)  


  • Trevor Colestock v. School Board of Miami-Dade County, 2014-7877 CA (01)


  • Brian Squire v. GEICO, 2012-30975 CA (01)
  • Jarret Bay v. Citizens Property Ins. Corp., 2008-54371 CA (01)
  • Natasha Armorer v. Citizen’s Property Insurance Corp., 2017-14134 CA (01)
  • Zucker v. Gonzalez and GEICO, 2006-6697 CA (01)
  • Eric Kuschel v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 2016-23421 CA (01)
  • Lorenzo Rodriguez v. Rosalia Blanco, 2017-20335 CA (01)
  • Natasha Armorer v. Citizens Property Insurance Corp., 2017-14134 CA (01)

Professional Liability/Medical Malpractice

  • Miguel Diaz v. Meridien Surgical Partners, 2013-33658 CA (01)
  • Graciela Gomez McCallum v. Jose Marquez, et al., 2015-27176 CA (01)
  • Diana Cheng v. Manuel Penalver, M.D., 2013-36345 CA (01)
  • Erk Jarquin v. Rodolfo Martinez, M.D., 2009-70161 CA (01)
  • Alfredo Fernandez v. American Optical Corp., 2011-17044 CA (01)
  • Stewart v. Woodlawn Park Cemetery, 2009-84919 CA (01)

Personal Injury/Torts/Premises Liability

  • Ana Maria Santiago v. Mauna Loa Investments, 2010-7498 CA (01)
  • Iman Kamal Hashmat v. Loew’s Beach Hotel, 2014-27829 CA (01)
  • Jose G. Bernal v. Ramsey Saffouri, 2011-27847 CA (01)
  • Gallardo v. Prestige Imports, 2009-43176 CA (01)
  • Juliana Araujo v. Winn Dixie Supermarkets, 2013-34758 CA (01)
  • Gustavo Picado Valerio v. Andres Amigo, et al., 2018-1491 CA (01)
  • Daniela Diaz v. A & M Falero Ins. Inc., 2012-21496 CA (01)
  • Sandra Wall v. Raja & Pretti, LLC, 2013-32710 CA (01)
  • Mercedes Martinez v. Isidro Lopez, 2011-18160 CA (01)
  • Beatrice Alvarez v. Miami Dade County, 2015-6607 CA (01)
  • Rolando Ruiz v. Tenet Hialeah Health Systems, 2009-92826 CA (01)

Products Liability

  • Caraffa v. Carnival Corp., 2006-964 CA (01)
  • Mildred Clark v. RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co., 2008-231 CA (01)
  • Chadwell v. Philip Morris, Inc., 2010-17931 CA (01)
  • Violette Fields v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 2008-1274 CA (01)
  • Del Real v. RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co., 2007-32909 CA (01)
  • Barbara Morales v. RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co., 2007-16277 CA (01)
  • Rebecca Sastos v. Philip Morris, Inc., 2008-849 CA (01)
  • Pablo Gonzalez v. Bennett Auto Supply, 2013-31838 CA (01)
  • Sherri Hubbird v. RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co., 2012-18904 CA (01)

Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS.

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Partners for Professionalism, University of Miami School of Law, 2020
  • Annual Speaker, University of Miami Women in the Law Luncheon, 2012–2018
  • Speaker, Consortium on Medical Malpractice Cases, Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association, 2019
  • Speaker, Bench and Bar Conference, Dade County Bar Association, 2018
  • Speaker, Advanced Trial Advocacy Course, Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL), 2017
  • Speaker, Bridge the Gap Seminar, The Florida Bar, 2015

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, Judicial Board of Directors, University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association, 2013–present
  • Member, Advisory Board, Center for Ethics and Public Service, University of Miami School of Law, 2002–present
  • Member, Cuban American Bar Association, 2001–present
  • Member, Judicial Canvassing Board, City of Coral Gables, 2017–2019
  • Member, Rules of Civil Procedure Committee, The Florida Bar, 2012–2018
    • Chair, Rules of Civil Procedure Committee, 2015–2016
  • Chair, Committee on Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases, Supreme Court of Florida, 2011–2013
  • Liaison, Judicial Rules of Administration Committee, The Florida Bar, 2009–2010
  • Member, Code and Rules of Evidence Committee, The Florida Bar, 2007–2010
  • Member, Rules of Judicial Administration Commission, The Florida Bar, 2009
  • Chair, Federal Courts Committee, The Florida Bar, 2001–2002
  • Chair, Grievance Committee, 11-N, The Florida Bar, 1999–2002
  • President, FAWL, 2000–2001
  • Member, Trial Bar, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1983

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Harry Lee Anstead Award, Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association, 2019
  • Jurist of the Year, FAWL, 2017–2018
  • Judge Mattie Belle Davis Award, FAWL, June 2008
  • Friend of the Center Award, University of Miami School of Law Center for Ethics and Public Service, 2003
  • Pro Bono Public Service Award, Florida Bar, Eleventh Circuit Young Lawyers’ Section, 2000
  • Pro Bono Award, “Put Something Back” Program, Miami-Dade County, 1998
  • Circuit Court Judge, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, 2003–2020Extended Trials Backup Division, 2014–2020
    • Civil Division, 2011–2020
    • Mentor-Mentee Coordinator, 2014–2019
    • New Judges Training, Eleventh Circuit, 2014–2019
    • Associate Administrative Judge, 2013–2019
    • Complex Foreclosure Division, 2013–2014
    • Criminal Division, 2003–2011
  • Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida, 1995–2003
    • Director of Professional Development, 2001–2003
  • Assistant State Attorney, Dade County State Attorney’s Office, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, 1982–1995
    • Major Crimes Prosecutor, 1990–1993
    • Director of Training, 1988–1989
  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1982
    • Outstanding Oral Advocate Award, Trial Advocacy Program
  • M.A., Florida Atlantic University, 1979
  • B.A., University of Florida, 1975



Practice Areas

  • Business & Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate & Real Property



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