Brett Hastings

Brett Hastings, a lifelong resident of the Jacksonville area, has committed his life to helping others. Brett limits his practice solely to clients who have suffered personal injuries. That is why the firm’s website is called JusticeforJacksonville.com. It simply states what Brett and the firm is committed to doing everyday – helping those in our community who have been injured seek and find justice.

Brett focuses on helping such clients in the moments and days following horrible circumstances to put the pieces of their lives back together, and to help guide them forward step-by-step until he obtains the justice due them. Brett surrounds himself with very competent staff who have the same goals and values in this regard as he does. He has built a successful team dedicated to achieving justice to the injured and less fortunate in Jacksonville.

Brett was raised by Joanne Hasting his single-parent mother, and a schoolteacher for over 30 years with the Duval County Public Schools. Joanne instilled in Brett at an early age that service to his community and having a true purpose in life are most important to achieving a satisfied life. This idea is best stated in one of Brett’s favorite Mark Twain quotes:

“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born,
and the day you find out why.”

Experience and Work History

Law Offices of Brett Hastings, P.A. 5/2012 to present

  • Trial Lawyer, President 5/2012 to present
  • Personal Injury Specialist – 100% of practice focused solely on personal injury and wrongful death.

Hastings, Kinney & Sasso

  • Trial Lawyer, Partner May 5/2011 to 5/2012
  • Personal Injury Specialist – 100% of practice focused solely on personal injury and wrongful death.

Reznicesek, Fraser, Hastings, White and Shafer

  • Trial Lawyer, Shareholder 8/2003 to 5/2011

Anderson, St. Denis & Glenn

  • Trial Lawyer, Associate 6/2001 to to 10/2003
  • Worked for insurance companies in personal injury cases involving auto accidents, trucking accidents, boating accidents and prmises liability cases.

State Attorneys Office, Fourth Judicial Circuit, Jacksonville, FL

  • Felony Prosecutor
    • Prosecuted crimes ranging from armed robbery to sale of cocaine.
      Tried over 100 jury and non-jury trials to conclusion as a first chair.
      First attorney in hiring class to be promoted to felony court

Education

  • 1998, University of Florida, J.D. with Honors
  • 1994, University of Florida, B.S. with Highest Honors
  • Member, University of Florida Trial Competition Team

Bar Memberships

  • 1999, Admitted, Florida Bar
  • 2001, Admitted, US District Court, Middle District Florida
  • 2001, Admitted US District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • 2001, Admitted US District Court, Southern District Florida