Reach me at (407) 895-8001

Reach me at (407) 895-8001

PRIMARY PRACTICE AREAS:
- Premises & Produce Liability Defense
- Civil Litigation & Subrogation
- Insurance Contracts & Coverage
- Workers' Compensation
- Appellate Practice
- Employment 

CONTACT:
peggy.hewitt@jhhdefense.com

ASSISTANT:
Annie Greaux

Ms. Hewitt is a partner of Jones, Hurley & Hand, P.A.  Prior to joining our firm, Ms. Hewitt was in-house counsel for the Walt Disney Company; and before Disney, Counsel to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Her focus includes Premises and Product Liability Defense experience including over 120 jury trials, not to mention administrative hearings and appeals.  She has aggressively, and more importantly, successfully defended manufacturers and commercial property owners in multi-million dollar personal injury liability actions.  Her experience includes Insurance Coverage, Employment, and Workers' Compensation.  She has been designated an "AV" Peer Review Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell, the most authoritative and widely consulted directory of lawyers in the United States. 

Ms. Hewitt was raised in Florida.  While a student in high school, she helped support her family while her father attended Stetson University Law School, graduating valedictorian in 1977.  She received her Bachelor's Degree in History and Music from the University of Florida in 1980, graduating in only three years, while working full time and participating in the UF Band.  She also earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida in 1983.  She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1984, after a brief music sabbatical, auditioning for the jazz band Spyro Gyra.  She joined the firm in 1997 and became a partner in 2002.  She mentors high school and college students interested in law, sponsors summer interns for college credit, and teaches English as a second language to adult immigrants.  She has served as Guardian ad Litem to at risk children, and regularly performs pro-bono service to seniors.interested in law, sponsors summer interns for college credit, and teaches English as a second language to adult immigrants. She has served as Guardian ad Litem to at risk children, and regularly performs pro-bono service to seniors.

During her free time, Ms. Hewitt enjoys time with her daughter, who also graduated from Florida, attending sporting events and charity functions at and for UF.  She is an avid motorcycle rider and mechanic, and is a diehard University of Florida Gator. 

EDUCATION
University of Florida (B.A., Honors, 1980)
University of Florida College of Law (J.D., 1983)

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Premises and Produce Liability Defense
Civil Litigation & Subrogation
Insurance Contracts & Coverage
Workers' Compensation
Appellate Practice
Employment 

BAR ADMISSIONS
Florida Bar (admitted 1984)
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida 1984
U.S. Supreme Court 1999

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida Bar
Florida Association of Police Attorneys
Florida Defense Lawyers Association 
National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association
Defense Research Institute

AWARDS & RECOGNITION
"AV" Peer Review Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell