Greg Hoag is a medical malpractice attorney in St. Petersburg, Florida. His educational background started with an undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida. Mr. Hoag went on to earn his Juris Doctorate and Master’s in Business Administration from Stetson University College of Law in December of 2002.
Before actively practicing law and being admitted to The Florida Bar in 2003, Greg Hoag performed legal and administrative duties for two (2) large hospitals. His time at these hospitals was invaluable because he learned that he wanted to help patients with health-related issues and protect their rights through the practice of law. Mr. Hoag knew right away he wanted to focus his practice on medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death claims. Working in hospitals allowed Mr. Hoag to observe firsthand the pain and suffering experienced by patients and their loved ones
Greg Hoag has worked for the firm of Masterson, Hoag & Smith, P.A. for the last 19 years. The firm has been in existence since 1963 and is dedicated to representing victims who have suffered a serious injury or death through no fault of their own. Mr. Hoag and his partner, Wes Smith, have over 45 years of combined experience in handling injury cases and taking those cases to trial. Their firm upholds the highest standards of professional integrity and ethics. Their firm’s focus is simple but important –they use a “team approach” with every member of their team being personally committed to prosecuting the client’s case and maximizing the recovery.
Since 2003, Greg Hoag has been recognized as a Florida Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers. He has also been recognized as an Up & Comer by Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, a Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers Association and one of the Top Lawyers in Florida by The Legal Network. Attorneys are nominated for the Florida Rising Star award by fellow colleagues, and according to the Florida Super Lawyers website, honorees must have “attained certain honors, results or credentials, which indicate a high degree of peer recognition or professional competence and only 5% of lawyers are honored as a Super Lawyer. Mr. Hoag is honored to have his colleagues and peers recognize his accomplishments. Furthermore, Mr. Hoag recognizes that the success of his practice stems from his loyal clientele. For this reason, Mr. Hoag is grateful to the many clients who have placed their confidence in him, his partner and his firm to protect their rights.
Greg Hoag is the co-author of a chapter in the Florida Medical Malpractice Handbook and the Florida Civil Trial Practice Manual. The Florida Medical Malpractice Handbook, published in 2009 covers a wide range of malpractice topics, including party perspectives, the statute of limitations in Florida, and expert witnesses. Greg Hoag currently coauthors chapter 16 of the Florida Civil Trial Practice Manual with Weston Smith. This chapter discusses summation techniques and the best practices of closing statements. Mr. Hoag and Mr. Smith are currently working on authoring chapter 16 for the latest version of the Manual.
With the launch of this website, Mr. Hoag will be able to share some general thoughts about the necessary criteria for pursuing a medical malpractice, personal injury, legal malpractice or wrongful death claim. Mr. Hoag will also be commenting on relevant cases and recent decisions in his practice areas to shed light on important facets of the legal system. Greg Hoag encourages everyone interested in health care related issues and the law to frequently visit the blog. In the future, Greg Hoag will discuss a variety of topics relating to malpractice, including misdiagnoses, informed consent, amputations resulting from malpractice, birth injuries and medical malpractice damages. Mr. Hoag hopes this site will be used as a resource for aspiring attorneys and members of the public seeking information on medical malpractice, personal injury, legal malpractice, and wrongful death claims.