top of page

Colby Hearn is a strategic trial lawyer representing clients in a broad range of civil, business, corporate, real estate, health care, and commercial litigation matters including non-compete issues, contractual disputes, brokerage disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, criminal matters, and personal injury matters including auto accidents, wrongful death, premises liability incidents, and defective products.


He has an active litigation practice and has advocated in numerous civil trials and arbitrations regarding complex business, commercial, financial and contractual disputes. Also, he represents clients in drafting contracts, releases, agreements and other legal documents.


Prior to founding Hearn Law, Colby Hearn was a Partner in the litigation department at Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, LLP, where he practiced for over eight years. He began his career serving the people of the State of Florida as an Assistant State Attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida for over three years.  During that time, he litigated thousands of cases ranging from white-collar crime (e.g., fraud, conspiracy, theft, embezzlement) to violent offenses (e.g., first degree murder, robbery, aggravated battery).  He brought over forty jury trials to verdict, and advocated before the Grand Jury to a successful indictment in a capital case.  Based on his vast trial experience, he was selected as the Lead Trial Attorney, and presented awards for Excellence in Prosecution by RID of Tampa Bay and for Outstanding Service as a Prosecutor.


In addition to practicing law, he has served as a Trial Advocacy Skills Instructor at Stetson University College of Law. He coached Stetson’s nationally recognized Trial Team to a first-place finish in the Florida Justice Association’s Mock Trial Competition.


Awards and Recognition:

  • Top 50 Lawyers in America 2023
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Florida Top Lawyers 2023
  • Top Attorneys in Tampa Bay 2022
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40



  • Admitted to The Florida Bar – 2011
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity, Member
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Member
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Member
    • Civil Trial Section – Chair
  • St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Member
  • The Bulls Varsity Club, Member



  • University of South Florida, B.A. – 2006
    • Former Letterman, University of South Florida Varsity Football
    • Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., Concentration in Advocacy – 2010
    • Stetson Law Review, Senior Associate
    • Stetson Trial Team, Member
    • Academic Honor Roll



Contact info:




Click here to visit website

Colby Hearn - America's Top 50 Lawyers - Civil Litigation - Florida

    bottom of page