John A. Hockin, Esquire
John A. Hockin, Esquire, is a partner in the firm of Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. He was among the first class of attorneys in the State of Florida to become Board Certified by the Florida Bar in the area of Construction Law in 2005, when that specialty area first became recognized by the Florida Bar. Mr. Hockin graduated cum laude from the University of Scranton in 1996 with a bachelor of science in political science and history and a minor in Spanish and cum laude from the University of Miami – School of Law in 1999. Mr. Hockin is certified to practice law in all state courts in Florida and Georgia, as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Mr. Hockin has represented various public owners in construction disputes, including the City of Delray Beach, Florida, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, the School District of Palm Beach County, Florida, the Town of Golden Beach, Florida and the Healthcare District of Palm Beach County. In addition, Mr. Hockin has represented various other parties in construction disputes, including private owners, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, design professionals and sureties in construction disputes, including bid protests, lien foreclosure issues, payment and performance bond issues, construction defect litigation and other related issues. In addition, Mr. Hockin has significant experience in drafting and reviewing construction contracts, on both public and private projects.
Mr. Hockin is actively involved with several construction trade organizations, including the Treasure Coast Builders Association (TCBA), where he serves as a Special Advisor to the Board of Directors. In addition, Mr. Hockin is a frequent lecturer on construction law issues for various Continuing Legal Education panels, such as Lorman and Sterling Educational Services. The topics upon which Mr. Hockin has lectured include bid protests, payment and performance bond issues, construction defect law and other related issues.
Mr. Hockin was selected as a 2013 Super Lawyers Rising Star in the areas of construction and surety law. Mr. Hockin was also selected as a 2013 American Registry Florida Outstanding Young Lawyer in the areas of construction and surety law.
Focus of Practice:
- Construction Litigation
- Transactional Construction Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar
Professional and Civic Involvement:
- The Florida Bar – Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section – Construction Law Committee;
- Treasure Coast Builder’s Association (TCBA) – Special Advisor to Board
- The Florida Bar
- The Georgia Bar
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
J.D., University of Miami, School of Law 1999 cum laude
B.S., University of Scranton, 1996 cum laude