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VETERANS OF THE COURTROOM When attorneys or law firms need outside counsel, the 20-lawyer litigation boutique Coffey Burlington has long been the first firm of choice. Coffey Burlington has become the go-to law firm for lawyers, thanks to its attorneys’ decades of winning results across a broad spectrum of high-stakes trials. Best Lawyers recipient Robert Burlington, the firm’s managing partner, beams with pride while recounting the firm’s formidable legal talent, assembled during his 40 years of practice: “We have Kendall Coffey, a Best Lawyers® 2019 Professional Malpractice Law – Defense “Lawyer of the Year” winner in Miami; Albert Caruana, Best Lawyers’ 2015 and 2018 Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” winner in Miami; Andy Marks, Best Lawyers’ 2018 Litigation – First Amendment “Lawyer of the Year” winner in Miami; former federal prosecuter Jeff Crockett with 36 years experience; and David Freedman with 45 years experience.” Given its depth of experience, Coffey Burlington is able to offer a diverse litigation practice that spans commercial and real estate litigation, trial and appellate matters, arbitration, and federal criminal law. And while Kendall Coffey declines to name the lawyers or law firms that turn to Coffey Burlington when faced with threats or legal challenges, public court records reveal a “Who’s Who” of leading law firms that Coffey Burlington’s attorneys have represented for more than 30 years.

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While the depth, scope, and credentials of the firm’s most seasoned partners is reassuring to its clients, Burlington (a Best Lawyers, Chambers, and Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame honoree) is quick to add that the firm’s continuation and succession is assured.

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“The verdicts and settlements obtained by equity partners Jeff Crockett, Paul Schwiep, Kevin Kaplan, Dan Blonsky, and Susan Raff anello helped establish our firm. The business litigation landscape is diverse and a snap shot of their recent achievements for our clients is telling: Paul successfully defended clients in MDL and nationwide class actions; Kevin won two major breach of contact jury trials in federal courts in Miami and Atlanta; Dan won an injunction and a jury trial involving conversion of consumer products; Susan continued her winning streak for her major developer clients at trial and on appeal; and Jeff won several appeals involving trade secrets and partnersheip disputes.” Kendall Coffey added: “We are also fortunate to have a strong group of younger partners and associates who are among the best and brightest anywhere.”


Steve Yerrid is no stranger to achievement and recognition in America’s legal arena.

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ince graduating from Georgetown Law Center in the mid-’70s, Yerrid has established an outstanding national reputation as a powerhouse trial lawyer and a well-known philanthropist. He’s obtained more than 275 multi-milliondollar verdicts and settlements. He has received the Perry Nichols Award (the Florida Justice Association’s highest honor), has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Litigators in Florida by the National Law Journal, has been inducted into the National Trial Lawyers Association Hall of Fame as its forty-seventh inductee, is a member of the invitation-only Inner Circle of Advocates (the best 100 plaintiff’s lawyers in the country), serves on the Board of Governors as a Distinguished Fellow of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, and has continuously been included in Best Lawyers® since the 1980s. He’s been honored with the Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” award in Tampa for Medical Malpractice Law (2012), Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (2014), and Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs (2015), and has received a multitude of professional recognitions and awards throughout his career. Yet, with all these accomplishments under his belt, Yerrid is still modest about what he’s done. “I’ve never achieved any real success without the help of others,” he said. “I’ve truly been blessed by having great people in my life who have given me more opportunities and support than I could have ever envisioned. My life has been and continues to be a great journey and one in which I have already outlived my dreams.” In 1980, after one of the largest maritime disasters in history, he successfully defended and obtained the total exoneration of John Lerro, the harbor pilot whose 608-foot ship struck the mammoth Sunshine Skyway Bridge spanning Tampa Bay, causing its fatal collapse and the death of 35 people. The case received international attention—and many believed the case was unwinnable. Defying the odds, Yerrid won Lerro’s complete exoneration using an “Act of God” defense, which required him to prove that nothing humanly possible could have been done to change the outcome or alter the course of events that took place. He was the youngest member of the late Governor Chiles’s hand-selected “Dream Team” that took on previously unbeaten Big Tobacco in the mid-1990s and obtained a $13 billion settlement, the largest in the nation’s history. Additionally, the settlement terms included landmark advertising curtailments which eliminated the Marlboro Man, Joe Camel, vending machines, billboards, most forms of media advertising, and halted the industry’s pandering to America’s youth. He won a 2006 jury verdict of $217 million, the largest medical malpractice verdict ever awarded in Florida; a $330 million verdict in 2009, the nation’s largest that year in a wrongful death suit; and a $27.4 million BP payout for Tampa following the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the largest amount any city received. Last year, he obtained a $15 million wrongful death verdict and the year before a $64 million verdict in a personal injury case. He is currently one of the lead trial lawyers working on the Nevada litigation arising from the tragic shooting rampage at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. In addition to his career as a trial lawyer, Yerrid is known for his philanthropy and commitment to giving back. He is the Chairman of the Board of The Yerrid Foundation, a self-funded organization that has supported more than 500 charitable causes. His family foundation has given decades-long support to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, 1Voice Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs, the Special Olympics, Make-a-Wish Foundation, as well as a large number of other national and local charitable efforts. He has been honored by many of these entities with the highest awards of recognition these organizations can bestow.

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Yerrid attributes his efforts to a motivation and fervent desire to make a difference and provide others with a chance for a better life. But most likely, it is his excellence as a trial lawyer that will truly be his legacy. “I think the law is wonderful,” he said. “In many instances, it’s the only force that holds the pieces of civilization and society together. When the system of justice works as it should, it addresses wrongdoing and protects our most vulnerable citizens by leveling the playing field. I believe strongly that justice is the greatest equalizer our democracy offers. The courtroom can cause much-needed change and make a real difference in life when government and lawmakers cannot. If I had the opportunity to live another lifetime, I would want to come back as a trial lawyer and enjoy this marvelous journey again.”

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rossman Roth Yaffa Cohen was founded in 1988 on a singular mission: to obtain justice for its clients in courtrooms across Florida and around the country. Three decades later, the firm continues to deliver compelling results in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, complex litigation, and appellate law. “For anyone seeking justice, a trial law firm with the right combination of experience, skills, and integrity can make all the difference,” notes Stuart Grossman. “And our successful litigation track record is proof of that.” To date, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has achieved more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients, and many of its cases have been precedent setting. For example, in the case Goldberg v. Florida Power & Light Company, the Florida Supreme Court affirmed the largest verdict for the wrongful death of a minor child and also created a new law concerning FPL’s duties and responsibilities toward the public. “Among medical malpractice and personal injury law firms, what makes us unique is how selective we are about the cases we pursue,” says Neal Roth. “That selectivity allows us to spearhead these precedentsetting cases and bring the full measure of our resources to bear on each matter.” Indeed, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen is backed by 12 experienced trial lawyers, who have reputations as industry leaders. Their ability to deliver exemplary results in the most efficient manner, regardless of a case’s size, is due, in part, to the personal approach they take in each case. “As trial lawyers who strive to provide the most effective guidance and results for our clients, we know that listening to our clients’ concerns and developing a tailored strategy together with them is the key to success,” notes Andy Yaffa. Gary Cohen adds, “You only have to look at the peer recognition we have been fortunate enough to receive from judges and lawyers throughout the State of Florida, to identify the level of service we provide our clients.”

“Our success is driven by the same beliefs and convictions that the firm was founded on 30 years ago,” says Bill Partridge. “To this day, we still make a point of working together like a family, and always treating our clients like family—and it is that mentality that has allowed us to expand the reach of our practice.”

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Among their accolades, the firm’s attorneys are regularly named in publications such as Florida Super Lawyers, Lawdragon 500 Leading Attorneys in America, and Top Attorneys in Florida. In addition, half of the firm’s lawyers have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©, and the firm as a whole has also been ranked Tier 1 by U.S. New – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2019 in Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs in Fort Lauderdale and Miami.


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of the Year” award in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs in West Palm Beach. “We are true litigators and we are available 24/7 to our clients and referral sources,” Smith says about the firm’s work ethic and personal touch.

For clients, that dedication and commitment has translated into recoveries over the course of the firm’s history that have totaled billions of dollars (that’s billion, with a “b”). But they do it one client at a time and with the same focus that has defined the firm since day one. “We only do one thing, and that’s help injured victims,” says Scott Smith, who in 2017 received the Best Lawyers® “Lawyer

The firm’s work runs the full spectrum of a personal injury practice, with its attorneys collectively clocking in at more than 250 years of combined legal experience in the areas of medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, product liability, wrongful death, and much more. The reputation of its lawyers, coupled with the extensive experience of its paralegals and other support staff, have led to the firm’s Tier 1 ranking in Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in West Palm Beach for 2019. It’s also why six of the firm’s attorneys—Lance C. Ivey, Lake Lytal, Jr., Lake “Trey” Lytal, III, Joseph J. Reiter, Kevin Smith, and Scott B. Smith— have been repeatedly named to the Best Lawyers list.

eadquartered in West Palm Beach—where the firm has called home since Lake Lytal, Jr. and Joe Reiter first opened its doors in 1985—its attorneys strongly identify with the community that surrounds them. Indeed, say partners Lake “Trey” Lytal, III and Scott B. Smith, while the firm does have a national reach, working on behalf of injured individuals and their families in South Florida has always been a little bit personal. “We’re all very connected to the area,” says Trey Lytal. “Many of our attorneys and staff were born and raised here. Our family ties to this community are very strong.”

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Bogenschutz, Dutko & Kroll: J. David Bogenschutz (Criminal Defense: General Practice; Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 1989) represented the late Jahseh Onfroy, better known as XXXTentacion, prior to the 20-yearold Florida rapper’s death in June. Bogenschutz spoke to the Sun-Sentinel about his client’s need for heightened security in the weeks leading up to his fatal shooting. “His legacy at age 20 is just that he was a kid doing what God gave him the gift to do and recognizing there was more to life than being inside a courtroom, and accomplishing it,” Bogenschutz said. “And that’s really the sad ending on this kid’s life, the loss of that potential and the loss of the ability to make people feel good about themselves.”

Cohen Blostein & Ayala: Jay Cohen (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, 2008) spoke with WPLG Local 10 News about the condition of a homeless woman who was discharged from Broward Health Medical Center just five days before a homeless advocate found her in dire condition. The 59-year-old woman was found covered in sores and with “stinging pain” all over her body, according to Local 10. Cohen questioned the hospital’s decision to discharge the visibly sick woman. “That’s a woman that this layperson believes needed continuous care in a hospital setting,” he said.

Greenspoon Marder: William Berger (Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking & Finance; Litigation – Real Estate, 2010) represented Eagle Arts Academy, a Florida charter school, before the school board. Eagle Arts, which opened in 2014, struggled with finances and staff retention. The Palm Beach Post reported that Berger implored the board “to step back, be creative, and innovative,” though board members ultimately voted against the charter. Not discouraged, Berger said, “We’ll just let the court proceedings play out.”

Law Office of Scott N. Richardson: Scott Richardson (Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 2017) represented former Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja in a “stand your ground” case over the killing of unarmed motorist Corey Jones. Jones had recorded the ultimately fatal confrontation with Raja on his phone, during which the plainclothes officer approached him as he waited for his car to be towed. Unaware that Raja was an officer, Jones fled—and was shot. As the Palm Beach Post writes, both the prosecutors and defense attorneys agree that this case demonstrates self-defense under “stand your ground.” They simply disagreed on which party should receive that immunity.

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Parkland Victims Bring Suit Against School District board’s insurance company was able to limit its liability to just $300,000 for the entire shooting. This is because the insurer was able to argue the event was a single multi-party claim, as opposed to several individual claims. According to the Sun-Sentinel, school district spokeswoman Nadine Drew wrote in an email that “the School District is not attempting to limit damages, but it is simply stating the law of the State of Florida that has been put in place by the Legislature.” Of the three students Kelley is representing, one was physically injured. But all of them, he argues, have suffered. “A lot of these kids are going to be traumatized for the rest of their lives,” Kelley said. “The sheriff’s office and the school board had the opportunity to step in and stop what was happening by identifying [the shooter] as a threat and treating him like one. They didn’t.”

“A lot of these kids are going to be traumatized for the rest of their lives.”

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elley/Uustal: Robert W. Kelley (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2008) is representing three students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who are suing the school district and the sheriff’s office for negligence, which they allege contributed to a shooting that left 17 dead and 17 more injured. Forty students in total have sent notices of their intent to sue; according to the Sun-Sentinel, more than half of those suing were not physically injured during the attack. Instead, psychological and emotional wounds make up the bulk of their trauma. Of the 24 physically uninjured and filing suit, several witnessed their friends’ deaths, heard fatal gunshots, and were forced into hiding during the attack. Because of a state statute, the school

Kelley Kronenberg: James D. Silver (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation, 2018) joined Kelley Kronenberg’s Fort Lauderdale office as a partner. An attorney for more than 30 years, Silver is a certified mediator in Florida and graduated in the top 3 percent of his law-school class. Silver was the leader of Conrad & Scherer’s bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice before joining Kelley Kronenberg.

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough: Michael Lessne (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2018) was appointed to a board membership of Leadership Broward, of which he was a 2017 graduate. Per their website, Leadership Broward is “an educational program focused on enhancing leadership skills, providing practical community action experience, and facilitating interaction with established community leaders.”


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A WINNING REPUTATION With several attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers, Coffey Burlington has the depth of experience clients want. BY SEAN STONEFIELD

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hen Kendall Coffey and Robert Burlington long ago formed Coffey Burlington, they had a specific vision for the law firm they wanted to establish: “One of the dynamics that makes us different from most law firms is that we have a non-traditional business model,” says Burlington, who serves as the firm’s managing partner. Equity partner Dan Blonsky added: “Typically, law firms have more associates than partners, with the work being brought in by the senior level attorneys and then pushed down to younger lawyers to pull the laboring oar throughout the litigation. But we recognized early on that clients are more comfortable with seasoned lawyers, especially in high-stakes complex litigation. And in almost all instances, clients want to work directly with the lawyer who is going to be trying their case.” At Coffey Burlington, the majority of 12 |

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the firm’s lawyers are partners, including several who have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©, along with Burlington: Kendall Coffey (2019 Miami “Lawyer of the Year”, Professional Malpractice – Defense); Albert Caruana (2015 and 2018 Miami “Lawyer of the Year”, Family Law); and Andrew Marks (2018 Miami “Lawyer of the Year”, First Amendment Litigation). The firm as a whole has also been ranked Tier 1 in Miami in several practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” “The success obtained for our clients

“For us, growth hasn’t been defined by expansion, but by the depth of talent we’ve been able to develop as a litigation boutique.” — KEVIN KAPLAN

over the past 30 years is the direct result of our focus on deploying a high degree of experience in bet the business litigation,” note equity partners Paul Schwiep and Susan Raffanello. “For us, growth hasn’t been defined by expansion, but by the depth of talent we’ve been able to develop as a litigation boutique. And that experience is what has attracted such a variety of businesses, institutional clients, and referring lawyers to our firm,” adds Kevin Kaplan, equity partner. Coffey Burlington serves clients in state and federal courts throughout Florida and elsewhere, including Fortune 500 companies, law and accounting firms, financial institutions, developers, entrepreneurs, investors, homeowners, and condominium associations. In addition to its business, commercial litigation, and federal white collar criminal defense practices, the firm has a high net worth divorce and family law practice, which is led by two time Miami Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” winner Albert Caruana, together with Melissa Jacobs and Fernando Tamayo. Coffey Burlington is also known for its support of charitable organizations throughout the community.


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HENDERSON, FRANKLIN, STARNES & HOLT Guy E. Whitesman

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BROUSE MCDOWELL Joseph P. Thacker BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Carl Joseph Coleman CHEFFY PASSIDOMO Edward K. Cheffy COHEN & GRIGSBY Jason Hunter Korn, Kelley Geraghty Price COLEMAN, HAZZARD, TAYLOR AND DIAZ J. Michael Coleman EDWARD L. LARSEN, ESQ. Edward Larsen FISHERBROYLES Robert B. Graziano, Robert G. Menzies FORDHARRISON Denise Wheeler Wright GOLDSTEIN, BUCKLEY, CECHMAN, RICE & PURTZ J. Jeffrey Rice GRANT FRIDKIN PEARSON Jeffrey D. Fridkin, D. Keith Wickenden HAHN LOESER & PARKS Theodore L. Tripp, Jr. HENDERSON, FRANKLIN, STARNES & HOLT John A. Noland, Robert C. Shearman, G. Donald Thomson ROBINS KAPLAN V. Robert Denham, Lawrence A. Farese ROETZEL & ANDRESS John T. Blakely, Clayton W. Crevasse, Marc A. Huling, Cathy S. Reiman VERNON LITIGATION GROUP Christopher T. Vernon WOODS, WEIDENMILLER, MICHETTI, & RUDNICK John C. Clough, Gregory Woods YESLOW & KOEPPEL Steven G. Koeppel

BRENNAN, MANNA & DIAMOND Donna M. Flammang BRUCE L. SCHEINER Dan R. Stengle BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Garey F. Butler, Carl Joseph Coleman CHEFFY PASSIDOMO Edward K. Cheffy, John M. Passidomo COLEMAN, YOVANOVICH & KOESTER G. Helen Athan, Kevin G.

Joseph P. Thacker

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

HAHN LOESER & PARKS Jeanne L. Seewald (C, IP*, T)

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

COHEN & GRIGSBY John E. Lyncheski (EM, LM), Kelley Geraghty Price (LE*)

LAND USE & ZONING LAW

BRUCE L. SCHEINER Dan R. Stengle CHEFFY PASSIDOMO John M. Passidomo, George L. Varnadoe GRAYROBINSON Derek P. Rooney HENDERSON, FRANKLIN, STARNES & HOLT Russell P. Schropp KNOTT EBELINI HART James T. Humphrey PAVESE LAW FIRM Neale Montgomery ROETZEL & ANDRESS Beverly Grady, Robert D. Pritt

FALK LAW FIRM Steven M. Falk FARR, FARR, EMERICH, HACKETT, CARR AND HOLMES Jack O. Hackett II FISHERBROYLES Robert G. Menzies, Daniel Weidenbruch GEORGE P. LANGFORD ATTORNEY AT LAW George P. Langford GRANT FRIDKIN PEARSON Jeffrey D. Fridkin, Richard C. Grant, Michael T. Traficante, Douglas L. Waldorf, Jr. GREENSPOON MARDER John L. Farquhar HAHN LOESER & PARKS Theodore L. Tripp, Jr. HENDERSON, FRANKLIN, STARNES & HOLT David K. Fowler, Thomas H. Gunderson, Denis H. Noah, G. Donald Thomson KELLY PASSIDOMO & ALBA Kathleen C. Passidomo KNOTT EBELINI HART George H. Knott LAW OFFICES OF JAY F. COOK Jay F. Cook LOTTES LAW GROUP Kevin R. Lottes PAVESE LAW FIRM Christopher J. Shields PORTER WRIGHT MORRIS & ARTHUR W. Jeffrey Cecil, Jeffrey S. Kannensohn ROETZEL & ANDRESS Clayton W. Crevasse, Beverly Grady, Paul K. Heuerman, Lori L. Moore, Mark J. Price, Cathy S. Reiman, Michael S. Yashko SALVATORI LAW OFFICE Leo J. Salvatori THOMPSON LEWIS LAW FIRM Stephen E. Thompson TREISER COLLINS Thad D. Kirkpatrick WOOD, BUCKEL & CARMICHAEL C. Lane Wood WOODS, WEIDENMILLER, MICHETTI, & RUDNICK Gregory Woods

GOLDMAN FELCOSKI & STONE Robert W. Goldman GOODMAN BREEN Dorothy M. Breen, Kenneth D. Goodman GRANT FRIDKIN PEARSON Jeffrey D. Fridkin, M. Travis Hayes, William M. Pearson, D. Keith Wickenden HAHN LOESER & PARKS Juan D. Bendeck, Andrew J. Krause, Theodore L. Tripp, Jr. HENDERSON, FRANKLIN, STARNES & HOLT Eric Gurgold, Guy E. Whitesman ISPHORDING, BECHTOLD & SHARRER Roger O. Isphording JOHN L. STINZIANO John L. Stinziano KOTLER LAW FIRM A. Stephen Kotler LAIRD A. LILE

Laird A. Lile

NICI LAW FIRM James R. Nici PORTER WRIGHT MORRIS & ARTHUR William H. Myers, Robert J. Stommel QUARLES & BRADY T. Robert Bulloch, Kimberley A. Dillon, Kimberly Leach Johnson, Jennifer Nackley, Bradley G. Rigor ROETZEL & ANDRESS Brian V. McAvoy, Cathy S. Reiman, Joseph D. Zaks S. DRESDEN BRUNNER S. Dresden Brunner THE LAW OFFICE OF MARCY L. SHAW Marcy Shaw WILSON & JOHNSON F. Edward Johnson, George A. Wilson II WOOD, BUCKEL & CARMICHAEL Robert M. Buckel

MIAMI ADMINISTRATIVE / REGULATORY LAW

BILZIN SUMBERG A. Vicky Leiva DOUGLAS M. HALSEY Douglas M. Halsey GREENBERG TRAURIG

Lucia A. Dougherty

KURZBAN KURZBAN WEINGER TETZELI & PRATT Ira J. Kurzban MIRTA P. CANTON Mirta P. Canton SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Alberto R. Cardenas

ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME LAW

DE LEO & KUYLENSTIERNA Charles G. De Leo FOREMAN FRIEDMAN LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW SECURITIES / CAPITAL Darren W. Friedman MARKETS LAW FOWLER RODRIGUEZ HENDERSON, FRANKLIN, STARNES William R. Boeringer, Reginald M. & HOLT MARY BETH M. CLARY Hayden, Jr., William Milliken Michael J. Corso (D) Mary Beth M. Clary (R, S) FOWLER WHITE BURNETT VERNON LITIGATION GROUP James N. Hurley, Allan R. Kelley MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW Christopher T. Vernon (S) HAMILTON, MILLER & BIRTHISEL FISHERBROYLES Robert B. Graziano (D) TAX LAW Krista Acuna, Jerry D. Hamilton, Jennifer Quildon Miller GARVIN LAW FIRM BOND, SCHOENECK & KING HICKEY LAW FIRM Jeffrey R. Garvin (P) Dennis C. Brown John H. Hickey William A. Snyder & GRIGSBY SHUTTS & BOWEN MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS LAW COHEN KELLER & BOLZ TESCHER & ASSOCIATES Henry C. Cohen, Hugh W. Nevin Jr. Brendan Aloysius Barry, Marshall J. Henry Bolz, John W. Keller III Donald R. Tescher HAHN LOESER & PARKS Emas, Sandra E. Krumbein FARMER & ASSOCIATES Jeanne L. Seewald KENNEDYS CMK THE KELLEY LAW FIRM Aaron Farmer SIEGFRIED, RIVERA, HYMAN, LERNER, Neil Bayer Rohan Kelley, Shane Kelley DE LA TORRE, MARS & SOBEL MUNICIPAL LAW HAHN LOESER & PARKS LIPCON, MARGULIES, ALSINA & WINTTER & ASSOCIATES Oscar R. Rivera Jeffrey M. Folkman FISHERBROYLES WINKLEMAN Christopher Q. Wintter HENDERSON, FRANKLIN, STARNES Robert G. Menzies Ricardo V. Alsina, Charles R. Lipcon, SECURITIES / CAPITAL & HOLT Jason Margulies, Michael Winkleman KNOTT EBELINI HART MARKETS LAW WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW Guy E. Whitesman CONSTRUCTION LAW James T. Humphrey MANNING GROSS + MASSENBURG ASNIS SREBNICK & KAUFMAN BERGER SINGERMAN KOTLER LAW FIRM CHEFFY PASSIDOMO Raúl J. Chacón Michael Srebnick (C) ROETZEL & ANDRESS Charles H. Lichtman (S*) A. Stephen Kotler Edward K. Cheffy Robert D. Pritt MASE TINELLI MEBANE & BRIGGS H. GEORGE KAGAN GREENBERG TRAURIG LARRY PHILLIPS COHEN & GRIGSBY H. George Kagan (E) Curtis J. Mase Donn A. Beloff (S), Brian Gavsie (S), NONPROFIT / CHARITIES LAW Larry E. Phillips Jason Hunter Korn, Kelley Geraghty MOORE & COMPANY MKRS LAW Laurie L. Green (S), Stanley G. Jacobs, WOOD, BUCKEL & CARMICHAEL Price Michael T. Moore HENDERSON, FRANKLIN, STARNES Scott H. Silver (E) Jr. (S), Kara L. MacCullough (S), Kevin Carmichael FARR, FARR, EMERICH, HACKETT, CARR & HOLT Matthew W. Miller (R, S) RIVKIND & MARGULIES AND HOLMES Guy E. Whitesman Brett A. Rivkind SAXENA WHITE TRUSTS AND ESTATES FORT MYERS David Holmes Maya S. Saxena (S*) THE CHARTWELL LAW OFFICES PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION AKERMAN Mark R. Houck ADMINISTRATIVE / FISHERBROYLES Joe B. Cox, Jonathan E. Gopman CARDILLO, KEITH & BONAQUIST TAX LAW REGULATORY LAW Robert G. Menzies BOND, SCHOENECK & KING William D. Keith (P) ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE GRANT FRIDKIN PEARSON AKERMAN HAHN LOESER & PARKS Curtis Cassner, Adam C. Kerlek Jeffrey D. Fridkin, Richard C. Grant, D. RESOLUTION GARVIN LAW FIRM Glen A. Stankee Jeanne L. Seewald BRENNAN, MANNA & DIAMOND Keith Wickenden Jeffrey R. Garvin (P) AKERMAN BERGER SINGERMAN John D. Gast GERAGHTY, DOUGHERTY & EDWARDS Francisco A. Rodriguez (A) Nick Jovanovich, Daniel D. Mielnicki, ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE ROETZEL & ANDRESS COHEN & GRIGSBY Patrick E. Geraghty (P) Sheldon S. Polish BRIAN F. SPECTOR RESOLUTION Clayton W. Crevasse Henry C. Cohen, Alan F. Hilfiker HENDERSON, FRANKLIN, STARNES Brian F. Spector (M) BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY NULMAN MEDIATION SERVICES CORPORATE LAW & HOLT COLEMAN, YOVANOVICH & KOESTER Bruce I. Booken, Lawrence M. Ploucha BRUCE W. GREER James L. Nulman (A, M) William M. Burke COHEN & GRIGSBY Michael J. Corso (D), Bruce M. Stanley, Bruce W. Greer (M) GREENBERG TRAURIG CUMMINGS & LOCKWOOD Sr. (D) BANKING AND FINANCE LAW Hugh W. Nevin Jr. Jeffrey S. Kahn, Marvin A. Kirsner, Joel CARLTON FIELDS Todd L. Bradley, Mary Beth Crawford, GRANT FRIDKIN PEARSON PARVEY & FRANKEL ATTORNEYS D. Maser, Paul B. McCawley, Craig T. Thomas J. Meeks (A) COLEMAN, YOVANOVICH & KOESTER Alison K. Douglas, William N. Horowitz, Richard C. Grant Allan M. Parvey (P) McClung G. Helen Athan (B) COFFEY BURLINGTON Howard M. Hujsa, Kenneth D. Krier, HENDERSON, FRANKLIN, STARNES THE LAW OFFICE OF KIM PATRICK HART GREENSPOON MARDER GRANT FRIDKIN PEARSON Robert Lancaster, David A. Ludgin, Andrew H. Marks (A, M) & HOLT Kim Patrick Hart (P) Alan B. Cohn, Gene K. Glasser Douglas L. Waldorf, Jr. (B) Deborah L. Russell page 2 Guy E. Whitesman GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART PORTER WRIGHT MORRIS & ARTHUR DAVID M. PLATT PROFESSIONAL MARY BETH M. CLARY EDUARDO PALMER James B. Davis, Alan S. Jeffrey S. Kannensohn (B) MALPRACTICE LAW David M. Platt Mary Beth M. Clary Eduardo Palmer (A) Lederman, Martin R. Press DAVID P. BROWNE HENDERSON, FRANKLIN, STARNES FRANCIS L. CARTER GUTTER CHAVES JOSEPHER RUBIN BANKRUPTCY AND CREDITOR David P. Browne CRIMINAL DEFENSE: & HOLT Francis L. Carter (A) FORMAN FLEISHER MILLER DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY WHITE-COLLAR Michael J. Corso (D) DUNWODY WHITE & LANDON Robert A. Chaves, Richard A. Josepher, AND REORGANIZATION LAW Daniel K. Capes, Robert D.W. Landon II, JAMS YALE T. FREEMAN Charles D. Rubin Ronald B. Ravikoff (M), Scott J. PAVESE LAW FIRM Alfred J. Stashis, Jr. REAL ESTATE LAW Yale T. Freeman Silverman (M) HOLLAND & KNIGHT Diane L. Jensen FARR, FARR, EMERICH, HACKETT, CARR JOEL LEVINE, ESQ. BOLAÑOS TRUXTON Thomas F. Morante, William B. Sherman ROETZEL & ANDRESS AND HOLMES Gregg S. Truxton Joel Levine (A) Paul A. Giordano Guy S. Emerich

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JUDITH M. KORCHIN ESQ. Judith M. Korchin (A)

KENNY NACHWALTER Michael Nachwalter (A, M), Harry R. Schafer (A, M) page 13 LESHAW LAW James P.S. Leshaw (A, M) LICHTER LAW FIRM David H. Lichter (A, M) LOTT & FISCHER Leslie J. Lott (A, M) REED SMITH José I. Astigarraga (A) RENNERT VOGEL MANDLER & RODRIGUEZ Jill Nexon Berman (M)

SALMON & DULBERG DISPUTE RESOLUTION Robert A. Dulberg (M) page 33

GREER APPELLATE PRACTICE RICHMAN Alan Graham Greer

AKERMAN Gerald B. Cope, Jr., Nancy A. Copperthwaite BAMBI G. BLUM Bambi G. Blum BLACK, SREBNICK, KORNSPAN & STUMPF Roy Black, Benjamin Waxman CARLTON FIELDS Nancy C. Ciampa, Thomas J. Meeks, Paul L. Nettleton, Richard J. Ovelmen CLARKE SILVERGLATE Karen Haynes Curtis

COFFEY BURLINGTON Kendall Coffey page 2

COLE, SCOTT & KISSANE Scott Cole CRABTREE & AUSLANDER Charles M. Auslander, John G. Crabtree CYNTHIA L. GREENE & ASSOCIATES SHOOK, HARDY & BACON Cynthia L. Greene (A, M) John M. Barkett FOWLER WHITE BURNETT UPCHURCH WATSON WHITE & MAX Esther E. Galicia Rodney A. Max (M) GRAYROBINSON ANTITRUST LAW Jack R. Reiter GREENBERG TRAURIG AKERMAN Julissa Rodriguez, Elliot H. Scherker Lawrence D. Silverman GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART BOIES SCHILLER FLEXNER Angel A. Cortiñas, Thomas R. Julin Stephen N. Zack HICKS, PORTER, EBENFELD & STEIN HOGAN LOVELLS US Mark Hicks, Dinah S. Stein Martin L. Steinberg HOLLAND & KNIGHT HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH Christopher N. Bellows, Rodolfo Barry R. Davidson Sorondo, Jr. JAMS JAY M. LEVY Ronald B. Ravikoff Jay M. Levy KENNY NACHWALTER JOEL S. PERWIN Richard Alan Arnold, William Joel S. Perwin J. Blechman, Michael JOSEPH BEELER Nachwalter, Douglas H. Patton, Joseph D.W. Beeler

Scott E. Perwin page 13

PERETZ, CHESAL & HERRMANN Stephen E. Nagin RICHMAN GREER

Alan Graham Greer

SHUTTS & BOWEN Stephen B. Gillman STEARNS WEAVER MILLER WEISSLER ALHADEFF & SITTERSON Jay B. Shapiro

KENNY NACHWALTER Scott E. Perwin page 13 KUBICKI DRAPER Caryn L. Bellus KULA & ASSOCIATES Elliot B. Kula PODHURST ORSECK Joel D. Eaton, Stephen F. Rosenthal REED SMITH Edward M. Mullins

HOGAN LOVELLS US John F. O’Sullivan (B*), José F. Valdivia III (B) HOLLAND & KNIGHT Jose A. Casal (B*), Douglas F. Darbut (B), Bradley D. Houser (B), George Mencio, Jr. (B), Jose E. Sirven (B, B*, R) HOMER BONNER JACOBS Peter W. Homer (B*) HUGHES HUBBARD & REED Nicolas Swerdloff (B*) HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH Fernando C. Alonso (B), Barry R. Davidson (B*), Fernando Margarit (B) K&L GATES Paul F. Hancock (B) KLUGER, KAPLAN, SILVERMAN, KATZEN & LEVINE Alan J. Kluger (B*) KOZYAK TROPIN THROCKMORTON John W. Kozyak (B*) LEÓN COSGROVE Scott B. Cosgrove (B*) Raoul G. Cantero III YOUNG, BERMAN, KARPF & GONZALEZ MANDEL & MANDEL David S. Mandel (B*), Nina Stillman Andrew S. Berman Mandel (B*) AVIATION LAW MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Robert M. Brochin (M) GROSSMAN ROTH YAFFA COHEN MURAI WALD BIONDO & MORENO Stuart Z. Grossman Rene V. Murai (B) page 6 NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH THE LAW OFFICES OF ROBERT Carlos E. Loumiet (B), Mark F. Raymond L. PARKS (B*) Robert L. Parks RASCO KLOCK PEREZ & NIETO page 33 Ramón Rasco (B) REED SMITH BANKING AND FINANCE LAW José I. Astigarraga (B*) AKERMAN RICHMAN GREER William C. Arnhols (B), Lawrence D. Manuel A. Garcia-Linares (B*), Alan Silverman (B*) Graham Greer (B*) AVILA RODRIGUEZ HERNANDEZ MENA RUSSOMANNO & BORRELLO & FERRI Herman J. Russomanno (B*) Alcides I. Avila (B), Asnardo Garro, Jr. SEQUOR LAW (B), Patricia M. Hernandez (B), Daniel O. Mena (B*), Wilfredo A. Rodriguez (B*) Edward H. Davis, Jr. (B*) SHUTTS & BOWEN CAMPBELL LAW FIRM Bowman Brown (B), J. Thomas Cookson Dennis M. Campbell (B*) (B), Arthur J. Furia (B), Stephen B. page 33 Gillman (B*), William G. McCullough (B), William F. Smith (B), Bryan S. Wells (B) GREENBERG TRAURIG SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Hilarie Bass (B*), Randy A. Bullard (B), Alvin B. Davis (B*), James E. Morgan Carl A. Fornaris (B, R) III (B) GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART STEARNS WEAVER MILLER WEISSLER William K. Hill (B*) ALHADEFF & SITTERSON Stuart D. Ames (B) ROSS & GIRTEN Lauri Waldman Ross RUSSO APPELLATE FIRM Elizabeth K. Russo SHOOK, HARDY & BACON Daniel B. Rogers STEWART TILGHMAN FOX BIANCHI & CAIN James B. Tilghman STROOCK & STROOCK & LAVAN Laura E. Besvinick THE HAGGARD LAW FIRM James C. Blecke THE LAW OFFICES OF RICHARD B. ROSENTHAL Richard B. Rosenthal WEISS SEROTA HELFMAN COLE & BIERMAN Edward G. Guedes WHITE & CASE

STROOCK & STROOCK & LAVAN Michael Basile (B, R), Lewis F. Murphy (B*) WASERSTEIN NUÑEZ & FOODMAN LAW Carlos A. Nuñez-Vivas (B) WELLS & WELLS Diane Noller Wells (B, B*) WHITE & CASE James N. Robinson (B*), Carlos Viana (B)

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Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath holds corporate America’s and the insurance industry’s feet to the fire in its quest for justice and consumer safety. BY JOHANNA MARMON

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he West Palm Beach-based law firm Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath has again been recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” as Tier 1 in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs; and Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs for 2019. Furthermore, six of the firm’s attorneys— Lance C. Ivey; Lake Lytal, Jr.; Lake Lytal, III; Joseph J. Reiter; Kevin C. Smith; and Scott B. Smith—have been chosen for inclusion in the 2019 publication of Best Lawyers. In addition to its current success, the firm also has a lengthy history of aggressively litigating its cases. Lake H. “Trey” Lytal, III, was a boy of just 11 the first time he watched his father, Lake Lytal, Jr., tell a jury a story. The case, Trey Lytal recalls, involved a fisherman whose everyday trip to the bait shop became a nightmare when his foot became caught in a 16 |

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rusted grate. “It took two minutes to free this man’s foot,” the younger Lytal says. What left the bigger impression was his father’s ability to explain to the jury how the injury had affected his client. “He was able to give a voice to the voiceless,” says Lytal, who earlier this year was named president of the Florida Justice Association. Today, Lytal and six other partners manage the firm of nearly 70 total employees. “Trey’s dad and Joe Reiter started their firm in 1985. Thereafter, it grew into one of the more prominent personal injury firms in America,” says Scott B. Smith, who in 2017 received the “Lawyer of the Year” award by Best Lawyers for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in West Palm Beach. “When the Lytal & Reiter firm and the Smith, Ivey & Fronrath firm merged in 2011, we combined forces in our fight for those injured and harmed.” The firm is as comfortable as ever in its

role as David in the fight against Goliath. Says Smith, “Without us, the hard-fighting litigators of this country, the injured victim wouldn’t have any legitimate path to recovery in the battle against the wrongdoer and the insurance industry.” Trey Lytal adds, “We have always been and will always remain the strong voice for those that cannot speak for themselves.”

“We have always been and will always remain the strong voice for those that cannot speak for themselves.” —TREY LYTAL


2019 SURVE Y RESULTS AVILA RODRIGUEZ HERNANDEZ MENA & FERRI Wilfredo A. Rodriguez BERGER SINGERMAN Paul Steven Singerman BLACK, SREBNICK, KORNSPAN & STUMPF Howard M. Srebnick CARLTON FIELDS Thomas J. Meeks, Benjamine Reid COLSON HICKS EIDSON Dean C. Colson, Roberto Martinez COZEN O’CONNOR Charles C. Kline HOGAN LOVELLS US Daniel E. González, Martin L.

STEARNS WEAVER MILLER WEISSLER ALHADEFF & SITTERSON Eugene E. Stearns STROOCK & STROOCK & LAVAN Lewis F. Murphy WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES Edward Soto WHITE & CASE Raoul G. Cantero III

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SCIENCES PRACTICE

MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY Paul W. Radensky

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS (INCLUDING LLCS AND PARTNERSHIPS)

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HOLLAND & KNIGHT Rodolfo Sorondo, Jr. HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH Barry R. Davidson JOEL S. PERWIN Joel S. Perwin JOSEPH M. MATTHEWS Joseph M. Matthews JUDITH M. KORCHIN ESQ. Judith M. Korchin

BERNARD JACOBSON LAW Bernard Jacobson

COMMERCIAL FINANCE LAW

HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH Fernando C. Alonso SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS James E. Morgan III

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

KENNY NACHWALTER Richard H. Critchlow, Michael Nachwalter, Scott E. Perwin page 13 KOZYAK TROPIN THROCKMORTON John W. Kozyak, Charles W. Throckmorton IV, Harley S. Tropin LAW OFFICE OF SCOTT A. SREBNICK Scott A. Srebnick LEVINE KELLOGG LEHMAN SCHNEIDER + GROSSMAN Lawrence A. Kellogg MURAI WALD BIONDO & MORENO Gerald B. Wald NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH Mark F. Raymond PODHURST ORSECK Joel D. Eaton, Robert C. Josefsberg, Aaron S. Podhurst RICHMAN GREER Manuel A. Garcia-Linares, Alan Graham Greer, Mark A. Romance RUSSOMANNO & BORRELLO Herman J. Russomanno SEQUOR LAW Edward H. Davis, Jr.

AJ BARRANCO & ASSOCIATES Anthony J. Barranco, Jr. AKERMAN Christopher S. Carver, Robert I. Chaskes, Michael B. Chavies, Steven E.M. Hartz, Brian Miller, James M. Miller, Joseph L. Rebak, Lawrence D. Silverman, Bryan T. West ARONOVITZ LAW Tod Aronovitz AVA J. BORRASSO Ava Borrasso AVILA RODRIGUEZ HERNANDEZ MENA & FERRI Daniel O. Mena, Martha R. Mora, Wilfredo A. Rodriguez BENNETT & AIELLO Michael P. Bennett BERGER SINGERMAN James D. Gassenheimer, Michael J. Higer, S. Daniel Ponce BILZIN SUMBERG Michael N. Kreitzer, David W. Trench, Robert W. Turken, Mitchell E. Widom BLACK, SREBNICK, KORNSPAN & STUMPF Roy Black, Howard M. Srebnick

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Jeffrey S. Weiner Crimina l DefenSe attorney

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or 45 years, Jeff Weiner has been a staunch advocate for the preservation of our constitutional rights before, during, and after an arrest. A nationally Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Mr. Weiner has represented clients throughout the U.S. and internationally, and has argued appeals before the United States Supreme Court, the Florida Supreme Court, and numerous Florida and Federal Courts of Appeal. Mr. Weiner represents U.S. citizens and foreign nationals in international criminal law matters, and members of various professions before regulatory agencies in matters involving licensure, disciplinary, grievance, and Bar admission and re-admission issues. Mr. Weiner’s distinguished legal career includes terms as president of the National r i (NACDL), min a lof the FloridaeCriminal f eDefense nS Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers president Attorneys Association, chair of the Dade County Bar Criminal Courts Committee, and chair of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers’ Criminal Law Section. He is a fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. Mr. Weiner is named in Florida Trend ’s “Legal Elite,” which singles out fewer than 2 percent of the nearly 66,000 Florida Bar members practicing in Florida. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018, South Florida Legal Guide’s “Top Lawyers,” and Florida Super Lawyers. He is PreeminentTM rated by Martindale-Hubbell, “the highest possible rating awarded to only the top 2% of the legal profession for excellence in both ability and integrity.” A frequent lecturer and author, Mr. Weiner is the recipient of NACDL’s highest honor, given “to the one criminal defense attorney who best exemplifies the goals and values of the Association, and the legal profession.”

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STEVE YERRID, A CAREER AS ONE OF AMERICA’S TOP TRIAL LAWYERS

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n the mid-1990s, Steve Yerrid and the rest of Florida’s “Dream Team,” a group of 11 top trial lawyers handpicked by the late Governor Lawton Chiles, took on the previously unbeaten Big Tobacco—and won. The odds weren’t in their favor. Through more than four decades of litigation and more than 800 cases, no one had been able to beat Big Tobacco. Despite the fact that he was the team’s youngest member, Yerrid was given the task of adding racketeering and conspiracy charges to Florida’s lawsuit, thereby tripling the potential damages that could be awarded. In the third week of trial, while his fellow team members Bob Montgomery and Shelley Schlesinger were picking the jury, the defense approached Yerrid with a $3 billion settlement offer. He conveyed the offer that evening during a dinner meeting with several members of the trial team, Governor Chiles, and Attorney General Bob Butterworth. When the governor asked if the offer should be accepted, Bob Montgomery of Palm Beach, one of Yerrid’s closest friends and a great trial lawyer who acted as the leader of the Dream Team, answered immediately. “I will never forget his response, ‘Turn it down! We can get more.’” When he answered next, Yerrid had 18 |

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little choice but to quickly agree. Still, he recalls that moment as one of the most nerve-wracking in his career: with his stomach in knots, he didn’t sleep at all that night. Fortunately, early the next afternoon, the offer was doubled. Each day for the next several days, the settlement offer grew larger. That weekend, the case was resolved for almost $13 billion. At the time, it was the largest settlement in the nation’s history. But even more important than the money, the terms of the settlement required Big Tobacco to permanently retire the Marlboro Man and the Joe Camel character, eliminate all cigarette vending machines, prohibit all television and billboard advertising, stop the sexist Virginia Slims campaign that targeted women, and immediately halt the industry’s pandering to children and teenagers. Additionally, Big Tobacco was forced to permanently fund the “Truth Campaign,” which exposed the dangers of nicotine addiction to America and its youth. These advertising concessions ultimately resulted in a $200 billion settlement with 46 other states and a drastic decline in cigarette use nationwide. The resultant societal seachange in curbing nicotine and cigarette addiction has saved millions of lives. However, it wasn’t all good news. “I was the only member of the team to leave Palm

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His stellar legal accomplishments and courtroom records speak for themselves.

Beach for the weekend. I arrived back at the courthouse Monday morning to hear not only the announcement of the multibilliondollar settlement, but also to hear Governor Chiles and Attorney General Butterworth boast that one of the best aspects of the settlement would be that Florida wouldn’t have to pay its attorneys a dime.” This meant the Dream Team had one final battle to fight. “We had to sue our own client, the State of Florida, in an effort to get the well-deserved fee to which we were entitled under our contingent fee contract,” Yerrid said. While the case was pending before the Florida Supreme Court, the Dream Team and Big Tobacco agreed to go to arbitration. Fortunately, a very favorable multibilliondollar arbitration award resulted. Ironically, only weeks later, the Florida Supreme Court declared Florida’s contingent fee contract


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with the Dream Team to be “null and void.” But this legendary case is just one of his many legal accomplishments. By any measure of success, Steve Yerrid has established his place among the best to ever enter a courtroom, obtaining more than 275 verdicts and settlements of a million dollars or more, including three $100 million-plus verdicts, as well as more than a dozen eightfigure verdicts. In 1980, Yerrid defended Captain John Lerro, the harbor pilot who, amid a horrific storm, crashed a 608-foot freighter into the mammoth Sunshine Skyway Bridge, resulting in its fatal collapse and the deaths of 35 people. Yerrid was 30 years old, and the tragedy received worldwide attention. “Virtually no one gave us a chance of winning, except maybe my mother, and I’m sure even she had her doubts,” he recalls.

“I think the law is truly wonderful. In many instances, it’s the only force that brings order to our civilization and society.” — STEVE YERRID

However, at trial, he obtained the complete exoneration of Lerro using an “Act of God” defense, meaning Yerrid had to prove that nothing humanly possible could have been done to change the outcome or alter the course of events. In 2006, Yerrid obtained a $217 million jury verdict, still the largest medical malpractice award in Florida’s history. Last year, he obtained a $15 million wrongful

death verdict and the year before that a $64 million verdict in a personal injury case. He continues to be very active and hugely successful with no intentions of slowing down. He is currently one of the lead trial lawyers working on the Nevada litigation arising from the tragic shooting rampage at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. Yerrid is a member of the invitation-only Inner Circle of Advocates, which is made up of the top 100 trial lawyers in the nation. He’s received the Perry Nichols Award, the Florida Justice Association’s highest honor, and has been recognized as one of the Top Ten Litigators in Florida by the National Law Journal. He has been continuously included in Best Lawyers ® since the 1980s. He has been honored with the Plaintiffs’ “Lawyer of the Year” award on several occasions in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, W W W.BESTL AW Y ERS.COM

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with the highest awards of recognition these organizations bestow. Yerrid was appointed to serve as special counsel to the president of United Way of America at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., participating pro bono in a $3 billion worldwide fundraising effort, and the launch of several programs, many of which are still in use today. He was honored to be selected and serve as special counsel to the Office of the Chief Judge of the 13th Judicial Circuit and the Florida Conference of Circuit Judges. Representing Florida’s judiciary, he successfully argued before the Florida Supreme Court for the protection of confidential records and internal communications within the court system. In 2010, confronted by the nation’s largest environmental catastrophe in its history, Governor Charlie Crist appointed Mr. Yerrid as special counsel to the governor regarding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster and its aftermath. He provided his service to the people of Florida pro bono and personally paid the entirety of the associated costs involved with the representation. Subsequently, he was asked to represent Tampa and successfully procured a $27 million settlement, the largest payout made to any city by BP.

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“I’ve truly been blessed by having great people in my life who have given me more opportunities and support than I could have ever envisioned.” — STEVE YERRID

medical malpractice, and product liability and has received a multitude of professional recognitions and awards throughout his career. In 2016, he was inducted into the National Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame as its 47th inductee. A graduate of Georgetown Law Center, he’s taught for a number of years as an adjunct professor at his alma mater and has also served as an adjunct professor at Stetson Law School. He is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education seminars both in Florida and across the nation. Yet with all these accomplishments under his belt, Yerrid is still modest about what he’s done. “I’ve never achieved any real success without the help of others,” he said. “I’ve truly been blessed by having great people in my life who have given me more opportunities and support than I could have ever envisioned. My life has been, and continues to be, a great journey and one in 20 |

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which I have already outlived my dreams.” Yerrid is a recognized fighter outside the courtroom, as well. Based on his undefeated amateur boxing career (a 17-0 record), his leadership role in the 2000 Olympic Boxing Qualifiers, a promoter of two HBO televised world championship fights, and his longtime assistance to retired and impaired professional boxers, he was inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011. Additionally, he’s also been able to accomplish a great deal as CEO of The Yerrid Foundation, a self-funded organization that has supported more than 500 different charitable causes. Many of those efforts are children-oriented, including the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, the Ronald McDonald House, Boys and Girls Clubs, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1Voice Foundation, and the Children’s Cancer Center, among others. He has been honored by a number of these charitable entities

The essence of his career and his life’s work can be traced to Yerrid’s fervent desire to help people less fortunate, as well as an unconditional commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of others. “I think the law is truly wonderful,” he said. “In many instances, it’s the only force that brings order to our civilization and society. When the system of justice works properly, it addresses wrongdoing and protects our most vulnerable citizens by providing a level playing field. I believe true justice is the greatest equalizer our democracy offers and a forum in which a lone individual can take on the most powerful of corporations. The courtroom can cause much needed change and make a real difference in life when government and lawmakers do not. If I ever had the opportunity to live another lifetime, I would want to come back as a trial lawyer and enjoy this marvelous journey again.”


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MR. HALL GOES TO WASHINGTON Andrew C. Hall, America’s top terrorism litigator, returns to the Supreme Court on behalf of U.S. servicemen, eyes TRIA legislation

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or 14 years, Hall, Lamb, Hall & Leto, P.A. managing partner Andrew C. Hall has been the lead counsel in a litigation against the Republic of Sudan regarding the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole by Sudanese al-Qaeda suicide bombers. That tragedy took place in Yemen and claimed the lives of 17 American sailors and injured 39 more. But when the United States Supreme Court announced in September 2018 that it would hear the case in the fall, a sense of hope began radiating through Hall’s Miami office. “Justice may finally be served,” Hall said in October. Armed with an interpretation of the Treaty of Vienna that is supported and mirrored by the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, a critical point for the plaintiffs, Hall said he felt “as confident as someone could reasonably be” that his firm would achieve justice in the U.S. Supreme Court for the victims and their families. “These brave patriots are the ultimate public servants―they dedicate themselves to our protection and are paid marginal amounts of money to do it,” Hall said. “I stay focused by thinking about them and their families and try to help provide some closure and the chance to rebuild their lives.” Recognized as one of the leading terrorist litigators in the country, Hall has been fighting tyrants and aggressors his entire life. The story of Hall and his family’s history and survival is the stuff of miracles. He was born in Poland in 1944, against the backdrop of the Warsaw Uprising during World War

II. Under extremely precarious conditions Hall was delivered weighing less than two pounds. He suffered several physical challenges, including bouts of pneumonia that easily could have killed him as an infant. A blood transfusion from his mother enabled him to fight off the illness and grow. His family survived the war, but continued to find themselves displaced, separated, and jailed until finally being reunited and immigrating to the United States, where they eventually settled in South Florida. “My personal background has led me to become a Don Quixote-like fighter, in the sense that I want to get the right thing done, no matter the odds,” Hall said. “I entered this area of practice when no one else was in it and stayed with it because I felt there should be a route for victims of terrorism to be compensated through the judicial system. You could say that fighting is literally in my blood.” He gained notoriety in the early 1970s for defending John D. Ehrlichman, a former

“My personal background has led me to become a Don Quixote-like fighter, in the sense that I want to get the right thing done, no matter the odds.” — ANDREW C. HALL

aide to President Richard Nixon, during the Watergate and “White House Plumber” trials. That was his first exposure to high-stakes litigation, which led to his founding Hall, Lamb, Hall & Leto in 1975 and his eventual work representing victims of terrorism. Hall has secured more than $80 million in actual recovery for American terrorism victims over the last 23 years, including payment in full of $20 million for a case involving Iraq, and a payment of $13 million for a case involving Libya. He has collected $12 million so far from the $2.8-billion judgment against the Cuban government after having successfully advocated on behalf of a Cuban exile. Hall was also one of the first lawyers in the country to secure compensation for his client through a Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) claim. Passed into law in 2002, TRIA is a temporary federal program that provides a transparent system of compensation for certain insured losses resulting from a certified act of terrorism. Hall was one of the vocal advocates in Washington, D.C. as the legislation was originally drafted, and with TRIA set to expire in December 2020, he plans to revisit Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress as the deadline nears. “We’ll probably bring in a whole team of other lawyers in this field, because we’re not alone and we need to combine our resources,” he says. “It’s a serious issue and will remain one until state-sponsored terrorism ceases to exist.” W W W.BESTL AW Y ERS.COM

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2019 SURVE Y RESULTS HARPER MEYER PEREZ HAGEN O’CONNOR ALBERT & DRIBIN Burton A. Landy (C, G) HOGAN LOVELLS US Daniel E. González (C), Richard C. Lorenzo (C) HOLLAND & KNIGHT Jose A. Casal (C), Adolfo E. Jimenez (C) JOHN H. ROONEY, JR. John H. Rooney, Jr. (C) JONES DAY Carlos F. Concepción (C), Ricardo H. Puente (C) JOSÉ ELOY ANZOLA José Eloy Anzola (C) MARK, MIGDAL & HAYDEN Donald J. Hayden (C) REED SMITH José I. Astigarraga (C), M. Cristina Cardenas (C), Edward M. Mullins (C) RIVERO MESTRE Jorge A. Mestre (C) ROIG LAWYERS Francis X. Sexton Jr. (C) SEQUOR LAW Edward H. Davis, Jr. (C) WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES Edward Soto (C)

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CHRISTOPHER P. HAMMON WILLIAM R. RADFORD

MICHAEL R. TRICARICO

HOLLAND & KNIGHT Kelly-Ann G. Cartwright (EM, LE*, LM), Edward Diaz (EM), Robert J. Friedman (EI), Marilyn J. Holifield (EM, LE*, LM) HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH Terence G. Connor (EM, LM), Juan C. Enjamio (EM, LE*, LM) JACKSON LEWIS David E. Block (EM, LE*, LM), Pedro P. Forment (EM), Mendy Halberstam (LE*), Tasos C. Paindiris (EM), Jenna Rinehart Rassif (EM, LE*), Jennifer A. Schwartz (LE*) JAMS Patricia H. Thompson (EM, LM) K&L GATES April L. Boyer (LE*, LM), Carol C. Lumpkin (EM, LM) LAW OFFICES OF GARY A. COSTALES Gary A. Costales (EI) LEVINE KELLOGG LEHMAN SCHNEIDER + GROSSMAN Stuart I. Grossman (EM) LEWIS TEIN Gaye L. Huxoll (EM) LITTLER MENDELSON Jonathan Beckerman (EM), Sherril M. Colombo (LE*), Patrick G. DeBlasio III (EM, LE*), Scott A. Forman (EM), Elaine Keyser (EM, LE*), Courtney B. Wilson INTERNATIONAL MERGERS W. & ACQUISITIONS (EM, LE*) MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS AKERMAN Anne Marie Estevez (LE*, LM), Mark Jonathan L. Awner, Stephen E. Zelek (EM, LE*, LM) K. Roddenberry OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, CARLTON FIELDS SMOAK & STEWART Andrew J. Markus, Dennis J. Olle David M. DeMaio (EM, LM), COZEN O’CONNOR Christopher P. Hammon (EM, LM), Jahan S. Islami, Martin T. Schrier William R. Radford (EM, LE*, LM), DUANE MORRIS Michael R. Tricarico (LE*) Robert A. Zinn page 26 GREENBERG TRAURIG Emilio J. Alvarez-Farré, Robert Grossman PERLMAN, BAJANDAS, YEVOLI & ALBRIGHT HOLLAND & KNIGHT D. Porpoise Evans (LE*) Jorge L. Hernandez-Toraño, George Mencio, Jr. PHILLIPS, RICHARD & RIND HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH Kathleen M. Phillips (EI, LU) Fernando C. Alonso SHUTTS & BOWEN SHUTTS & BOWEN Sheila M. Cesarano (EM, LM), Rene J. Luis A. de Armas, Arthur J. Furia Gonzalez-LLorens (EM) INTERNATIONAL TRADE STEARNS WEAVER MILLER WEISSLER AND FINANCE LAW ALHADEFF & SITTERSON Rene F. Ruiz (EM, LM), Robert S. Turk FOLEY & LARDNER (EM, LE*, LM) Carlos Abarca SUGARMAN & SUSSKIND GREENBERG TRAURIG Robert A. Sugarman (EI, LE*, LU), , Patricia M. Cesar L. Alvarez Howard S. Susskind (LE*, LU) Menéndez-Cambo THE LAW OFFICES OF SLESNICK & HOGAN LOVELLS US CASEY Jorge Diaz-Silveira, Miguel A. Donald D. Slesnick II (LU) Zaldivar, Jr. ZUMPANO, PATRICIOS & WINKER HOLLAND & KNIGHT Leon N. Patricios (LE*) Jose A. Casal, Adolfo E. Jimenez, George Mencio, Jr., Jose E. Sirven LAND USE & ZONING LAW HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH AKERMAN Gustavo J. Membiela Neisen O. Kasdin RIVERO MESTRE BERCOW RADELL FERNANDEZ & Jorge A. Mestre LARKIN SHUTTS & BOWEN Jeffrey S. Bercow, Ben J. Fernandez, Bowman Brown, Luis A. de Armas Michael W. Larkin LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW BILZIN SUMBERG Brian S. Adler, Albert E. Dotson, Jr., A. AKERMAN Vicky Leiva, Carter N. McDowell, Eileen James S. Bramnick (EM, LE*, LM) Ball Mehta, Stanley B. Price ALLEN NORTON & BLUE DAMIAN & VALORI Robert L. Norton (EM, LM), Susan Patricia M. Baloyra Potter Norton (EM, LM), Peter L. Sampo DOUGLAS M. HALSEY (EM, LM) Douglas M. Halsey BRYANT MILLER OLIVE GREENBERG TRAURIG James C. Crosland (EM, LM) Kerri L. Barsh, Lucia A. Dougherty, CIMO MAZER MARK Robert S. Fine, Joseph Z. Fleming Jason S. Mazer (EI) GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART CLARKE SILVERGLATE Simon Ferro Spencer H. Silverglate (EM, LE*) HOLLAND & KNIGHT CONSTANGY, BROOKS, SMITH & Joseph G. Goldstein, Juan PROPHETE J. Mayol, Jr. Devand A. Sukhdeo (EM, LE*) SHUBIN & BASS COZEN O’CONNOR Jeffrey S. Bass, John K. Shubin Susan N. Eisenberg (EM, LE*), Jennifer WEISS SEROTA HELFMAN COLE & T. Williams (EM) BIERMAN DAMIAN & VALORI Stephen J. Helfman, Gilberto Pastoriza, Peter F. Valori (LE*) Clifford A. Schulman DUANE MORRIS Michael W. Casey III (EM, LM), Hector A. LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW Chichoni (LE*) FOX ROTHSCHILD ENA T. DIAZ Joseph A. DeMaria (D)

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HALL, LAMB, HALL & LETO Andrew C. Hall (P) page 34 HINSHAW & CULBERTSON Ronald L. Kammer (D)

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2019 SURVE Y RESULTS NONPROFIT / CHARITIES LAW

Congratulations! David B. Haber and Franchesco Soto on being named to the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America©

David B. Haber

Franchesco Soto

Honored For: Litigation-Construction Construction Law Commercial Litigation

Honored For: Litigation-Construction Construction Law

Responsive, Cost-Effective and Results-Oriented Construction Law, and Construction and Design Defect Litigation Condominium and Homeowners Association Law Complex Business and Commercial Litigation Real Estate Litigation Transactional – Real Estate and Business

Residential and Commercial Real Estate Closings – Title Insurance Bankruptcy Creditors’ Rights Representation Business Law Transactional Aviation Law Family Law

AKERMAN Henry H. Raattama, Jr. DEVINE GOODMAN RASCO & WATTSFITZGERALD Abigail C. Watts-Fitzgerald

NEEDLE & ELLENBERG Andrew L. Ellenberg (P), Andrew Needle (P) page 30

PITA WEBER DEL PRADO Shannon N. Del Prado (P), Howard K. Pita (P) PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION PODHURST ORSECK Joel D. Eaton (P), Steven C. Marks (P), ALAN GOLDFARB Ricardo M. Martinez-Cid (P), Aaron S. Alan Goldfarb (P) Podhurst (P), Stephen F. Rosenthal (P) ARONOVITZ LAW RATZAN LAW GROUP Tod Aronovitz (P) Stuart N. Ratzan (P) BOYERS LAW GROUP ROBERT J. FIORE Robert B. Boyers (P) Robert J. Fiore (P) page 33 ROSSMAN, BAUMBERGER, REBOSO BUCKNER MILES & SPIER David M. Buckner (P), Seth E. Miles (P) Charles H. Baumberger (P), Manuel Alejandro Reboso (P), CARLTON FIELDS Stephen F. Rossman (P) Benjamine Reid (D) RUMBERGER KIRK & CALDWELL CLARKE SILVERGLATE H. Jacey Kaps (D), Scott M. Sarason (D) Mercer K. Clarke (D), Francisco Ramos, Jr. (D) RUSSOMANNO & BORRELLO Herman J. Russomanno (P) COLE, SCOTT & KISSANE Michael E. Brand (D), Richard P. Cole SHUTTS & BOWEN (D), Gene P. Kissane (D) John E. Meagher (D) COLSON HICKS EIDSON STANLEY M. ROSENBLATT Dean C. Colson (P), Joseph J. Kalbac, Stanley M. Rosenblatt (P) Jr. (P), Julie Braman Kane (P), Curtis STEWART TILGHMAN FOX BIANCHI B. Miner (P) & CAIN CULMO TRIAL ATTORNEYS David W. Bianchi (P), Stephen F. Cain Thomas Culmo (P) (P), Gary D. Fox (P) THE HAGGARD LAW FIRM DEUTSCH & BLUMBERG Jason R. Brenner (P), Pedro P. Echarte Edward R. Blumberg (P), Steven K. III (P), Michael A. Haggard (P), William Deutsch (P) Andrew Haggard (P), Christopher L. page 26 Marlowe (P), Douglas J. McCarron (P), Todd J. Michaels (P) DIAZ LAW GROUP Rolando A. Diaz (D) THE LAW OFFICES OF ROBERT DLA PIPER L. PARKS Fredrick H.L. McClure (D) Robert L. Parks (P) DOLAN DOBRINSKY ROSENBLUM page 33 Manuel L. Dobrinsky (P), Daniel D. Dolan THE LAW OFFICES OF SEAN M. CLEARY II (P), Randy Rosenblum (P) Sean M. Cleary (P) FOWLER WHITE BURNETT Christopher E. Knight (D) FREIDIN BROWN Joel H. Brown (P)

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LAW OFFICES OF DIANA SANTA MAR IA, P.A.

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Friedman (P),Law John S.Offices Seligmanof (P) Diana is acelebrated pivotal year the aving recently thefor firm’s 27th For 25 years, WICKER SMITH O’HARA MCCOY & FORD GAEBE, MULLEN, ANTONELLI & attorney Diana and her Santa Maria have obtained numerous Oscar J. Cabanas (D), Leslie A. anniversary,trial Diana Santa Maria DIMATTEO verdicts and settlements Santa Maria, as her firm marks its multimillion-dollar McCormick (D), Jackson F. Mark R. Antonelli (D), Greg Gaebe (D), firm continue to be recognized among the McCoy (D) 25th anniversary defending the rights for victimsMichael of allA.types of accidents Mullen (D) upper echelon of law firms handling plaintiffs’ ZUMPANO, PATRICIOS & WINKER of injured victims and their families. and wrongful GOLD &deaths GOLD involving unsafe Leon N. Patricios (D, P) personal injury, death, andismedical conditionsPhilip Gold (P) Also, this year, wrongful Diana Santa Maria andA.practices. Representative GOLDBERG & ROSENand construction the recipient of the 2016 Compassionate roadway PRIVATE FUNDS / malpractice cases. Besides being chosen among a select group of attorneys cases include Judd G.drownings Rosen (P) HEDGE FUNDS LAW Gladiatrix by are the listed as site accidents, in pools and in “Best Lawyers in America”, Diana SantaAward, Maria presented and her firm GREENBERG TRAURIG AKERMAN Florida Justice Association. This award is swimming venues, negligent medical part of the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100; she is AV rated and listed in Elliot H. Scherker (D) Teddy D. Klinghoffer, Stephen K. presented to an individual who exemplifies procedures, cases involving nursing home Roddenberry the Martindale-Hubbell directory of preeminent attorneys. Over thewho past abuse, andGROSSMAN ROTHcriminal YAFFA COHEN strength, skill, drive, and heart and neglect and assaultsEDELBOIM in REVAH OSHINSKY Natasha S. Cortes (P), Stuart Z. 27 years, Diana has obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements can be described as an “unwavering public places due to security. Jeffrey M. Oshinsky Grossman (P),inadequate Neal A. Roth (P), for victims of auto, train, bus, aviation, boating injuries advocate,and a master ofaccidents, the trial, and a and The common denominator is always the MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Andrew B. Yaffa (P) championin forunsafe victims.” same—where practices, products,Ethan or W. Johnson CATASTROPHIC INJURY page unsafe 6 deaths on construction sites, drownings pools and swimming Ms. Santaresulting Maria’s practice is exclusively procedures result in harm due to neglectPRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION GROVES & VERONA venues, criminal assaults in public places from inadequate security, TRANSPORTATION devoted to plaintiffs’ personal injury, or indifference safety, Russell to M. Verona (P) the criteria is BOIES SCHILLER FLEXNER ACCIDENTS and medical malpractice cases.wrongful Diana is also committed to giving back to met for the death, and medical malpractice. firmLEGAL to embark HANNON GROUP on a quest forStephen N. Zack (D) the legal as arecognized Governor for the 17th Circuit on the James A. Hannon (P) AUTO, BUS,profession. TRAIN & She servesIt’s for excellence in advocacy compensation and correction. Once sheCARLTON FIELDS TRUCKING ACCIDENTS HICKEY LAW FIRM Florida Bar’s Board of Governors and is a recognized leader and Fellow of of undertakes Gregory M. Cesarano (D), Amy E. and adherence to the highest standards a case, Ms. Santa Maria and her John H. Hickey (P) in thetrial pursuit of justice for clients pursue justice and eachFurness (D), Benjamine Reid (D) the Florida Justice Association,ethics the state’s bar organization. A frequent firm passionately CONSTRUCTION HIGHTOWER, STRATTON, NOVIGROD, CLARKE SILVERGLATE their families. client’s lossKANTOR becomes their cause. SITE ACCIDENTS author and lecturer in her field,and Diana has served as adjunct professor at Nova Mercer K. Clarke (D), Dale R. Hightower (D) Francisco Ramos, Jr. (D) Southeastern University Law School and sits on the law school’s Board of MEDICAL MALPRACTICE HOLLAND & KNIGHT COLE, SCOTT & KISSANE Governors. As NEGLECT attorneys who understand, and help, theMaria firm strives to Lee Philip Teichner (D) NURSING HOME Henry Salas (D) Law Officescare of Diana Santa KUBICKI DRAPER follow its motto of passionately5220 pursuing justice for its clients. COLSON HICKS EIDSON S. University Dr., Suite 205C | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328 PRODUCTS LIABILITY Brad J. McCormick (D) Dean C. Colson (P), Lewis S. Eidson (P), phone 954.434.1077 | fax 954.434.4462 | email diana@santamarialaw.net KUTNER, RUBINOFF & MOSS Joseph J. Kalbac, Jr. (P) INADEQUATE SECURITY www.santamarialaw.net Arno Kutner (P), Andrew M. Moss (P)

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DLD LAWYERS Pete L. DeMahy (D), Frank L. Labrador (D) page 31

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GROSSMAN ROTH YAFFA COHEN Stuart Z. Grossman (P) page 6 HAMILTON, MILLER & BIRTHISEL Jerry D. Hamilton (D) HANNON LEGAL GROUP James A. Hannon (P) HOLLAND & KNIGHT Lee Philip Teichner (D) KASOWITZ BENSON TORRES Kelly Anne Luther (D) KUTNER, RUBINOFF & MOSS Andrew M. Moss (P) LEIGHTON LAW John Elliott Leighton (P) MARLOW, ADLER, ABRAMS, NEWMAN & LEWIS Joel D. Adler (D) MCLUSKEY & MCDONALD David M. McDonald (P), John W. McLuskey (P) MONTOYA LAW Edward Montoya (P) PALMER PALMER & MANGIERO David Mangiero (P) RATZAN LAW GROUP Stuart N. Ratzan (P) ROSSMAN, BAUMBERGER, REBOSO & SPIER Manuel Alejandro Reboso (P), Stephen F. Rossman (P) RUMBERGER KIRK & CALDWELL Scott M. Sarason (D) SHOOK, HARDY & BACON William P. Geraghty (D), Kenneth J. Reilly (D) STEWART TILGHMAN FOX BIANCHI & CAIN David W. Bianchi (P)

THE LAW OFFICES OF ROBERT L. PARKS Robert L. Parks (P) page 33

W. SAM HOLLAND LAW W. Sam Holland (P)

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GREENBERG TRAURIG Joseph Z. Fleming

ROSE M. LA FEMINA TRUSTS & ESTATES Rose M. La Femina is a Florida board-certified wills, trusts, and estates attorney who focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, probate and trust litigation, and tax. Rose represents business owners, corporate executives, wealthy individuals and professionals, and their families with a widerange of estate planning issues. Rose also represents individuals and corporate fiduciaries in probate and trust administration and litigation matters, including complicated tax planning available after a decedent’s death, settling will and trust disputes, and resolving controversies with the Internal Revenue Service. Rose acts as liaison between personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys and their clients in establishing special needs trusts for the supplemental needs of individuals while simultaneously preserving their public benefits eligibility. She also works with non-traditional couples and families regarding the issues that gay and lesbian couples—as well as other individuals in nontraditional relationships— face, including the legal complications associated with living together, adoption, and separation. Rose has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America © since 2013 and is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent rated lawyer.

ROSE M. LA FEMINA

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ANDREW ELLENBERG MEDICAL MALPR ACTICE – PL AINTIFFS PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION – PL AINTIFFS

Andrew Ellenberg represents individuals and families who have suffered catastrophic loss as a result of medical negligence, defective products, auto and aviation accidents, and neglect or abuse of vulnerable adults and the elderly. Mr. Ellenberg’s expertise spans the range of cases that make up a plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death practice. Mr. Ellenberg has been included, from 2009-2019, in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his representation of plaintiffs in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Ellenberg has been named a South Florida Business Leader “Power Player”, and is rated as ”10-Superb” by Avvo for medical malpractice cases. He has been selected as one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite for his representation of plaintiffs in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. He has been has been included in every edition of the South Florida Legal Guide “Top Lawyers,” every edition of Florida Monthly’s “Best Legal Eagles”, and every edition of Florida Super Lawyers, for his representation of plaintiffs in personal injury and medical malpractice cases.

1401 Brickell Avenue, Suite 900 | Miami, FL 33131 phone 305.530.0000 | fax 305.530.1919 | email AEllenberg@needleellenberg.com

WWW.NEEDLEELLENBERG.COM

ANDREW NEEDLE MEDICAL MALPR ACTICE L AW PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

Following graduation from Cornell University in 1974 and the University of Miami, cum laude, in 1977, Andrew Needle began practicing law with one of the premier personal injury and medical malpractice firms in Florida. Since then he has distinguished himself both in and out of the courtroom as a trial lawyer, author, and lecturer and has been called “a lawyer’s lawyer” over the course of his 40 years of practice pushing the bounds of existing law. He is a Florida Bar board certified civil trial lawyer, former editorial consultant to Matthew Bender Law Books, the author of “Post-Trial Motions,” Florida Civil Trial Practice, Chapter 18, eleventh edition, and the author of ‘Inside The Minds’ Representing Plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice Cases, “Current Challenges in Handling Medical Malpractice Actions: Statutory Protections, Expenses, and Societal Misconceptions” (Thomson Reuters/ Asparatore2012). He has been named as one of South Florida’s Top Lawyers in medical malpractice by the South Florida Legal Guide 2002–2019. He was selected as a Heavy Hitter in health care law by the South Florida Business Journal, February 10, 2006, and selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©, 2007–2019.

1401 Brickell Avenue, Suite 900 | Miami, FL 33131 phone 305.530.0000 | fax 305.530.1919 | email ANeedle@needleellenberg.com

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WELLS & WELLS Thomas O. Wells WILLIAM H. NEWTON, III

William H. Newton III TECHNOLOGY LAW

COZEN O’CONNOR Samuel A. Lewis

DLD LAWYERS José I. Rojas page 31 GRAYROBINSON

Kevin M. Levy

GREENBERG TRAURIG Manuel R. Valcarcel IV

MKRS LAW Robert J. Rodriguez (E)

WEST PALM BEACH AGRICULTURE LAW

DEAN, MEAD, EGERTON, BLOODWORTH, CAPOUANO & BOZARTH Michael D. Minton

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT MEDIATORS Melanie Coleman Jacobson (A)

APPELLATE PRACTICE TRANSPORTATION LAW BURLINGTON & ROCKENBACH

DUANE MORRIS Robert A. Zinn FOWLER WHITE BURNETT James N. Hurley GREENBERG TRAURIG Jeffrey S. Tenen HOLLAND & KNIGHT George Mencio, Jr. MOORE & COMPANY Michael T. Moore PENNEKAMP LAW

Philip M. Burlington

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VENTURE CAPITAL LAW

AKERMAN Daniel Jacobson, Teddy D. Klinghoffer BERGER SINGERMAN

Daniel H. Aronson

GREENBERG TRAURIG Jaret L. Davis HARPER MEYER PEREZ HAGEN O’CONNOR ALBERT & DRIBIN Ronald Albert, Jr. HOLLAND & KNIGHT Rodney H. Bell, Bruce Jay Colan

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Joseph Ianno, Jr. CIKLIN LUBITZ

Bruce G. Alexander

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LYTAL, REITER, SMITH, IVEY & FRONRATH Lake Lytal, Jr. (P), Joseph J. Reiter (P), Kevin C. Smith (P) page 9 ROBERT T. BERGIN, JR. Robert T. Bergin, Jr. (P) SEARCY DENNEY SCAROLA BARNHART & SHIPLEY F. Gregory Barnhart (P), Brian R. Denney (P), Mariano Garcia (P), John Scarola (P), Christian D. Searcy, Sr. (P), Karen E. Terry (P) THE LAW OFFICES OF WILLIAM E. JOHNSON William E. Johnson (P)

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS LAW

BEASLEY & GALARDI James W. Beasley, Jr. CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN Gregory W. Coleman, Robert D. Critton, Jr. GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART David G. Bates, Michael V. Mitrione REID BURMAN LEBEDEKER J. Michael Burman

MUNICIPAL LAW

JONES, FOSTER, JOHNSTON & STUBBS John C. Randolph

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

A. MCMILLAN LAW Andrea McMillan (P) ADAMS COOGLER

Roy R. Watson II (D)

EMINENT DOMAIN AND LAND USE & ZONING LAW BABBITT & JOHNSON Theodore Babbitt (P), Joseph R. CONDEMNATION LAW GREENBERG TRAURIG Johnson (P) Mark F. Bideau, Robert Sanders GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART John W. Little III, Brian M.

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Heather L. Apicella, Partner at Gladstone & Weissman, P.A., and boardcertified in Marital & Family Law was recently listed in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America © for Family Law in the Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area (which includes Boca Raton/Delray). Ms. Apicella was also named a 2017 Top Up and Comer by South Florida Legal Guide and was selected to the 2018 Florida Rising Stars by Super Lawyers. In 2015, she was selected by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel as the Nation’s Top One Percent. Ms. Apicella serves as the Secretary of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar and is an active member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, South Palm Beach County Bar Association and Broward County Bar Association. Ms. Apicella concentrates her practice in the area of complex Marital & Family Law cases. She has the unique communication skills required to enable her to guide her clients through every step of the settlement and litigation process.

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Peter L. Gladstone, Principal/Shareholder of Gladstone & Weissman, P.A., is a graduate of Brandeis University (B.A., 1985) and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 1988). Board-certified in Marital & Family Law and AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Gladstone is the Immediate Past President of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter and is a past Chair of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar. He is one of a select few in 40 years to serve in both positions. A chosen member of the 2018 Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, he has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America © (2005-2019 editions), Florida Trend Legal Elite magazine, Florida Super Lawyers (“Top 100 List. – S. Florida”) magazine and South Florida Legal Guide – Top Lawyers. GLADSTONE & WEISSMAN, P.A.

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DENISE L. SCHNEIDER FAMILY LAW

Denise L. Schneider, Partner at Gladstone & Weissman, P.A., and boardcertified in Marital & Family Law was recently listed in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America © for Family Law in the Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area (which includes Boca Raton/Delray). Following her admittance to the Florida Bar in 2002, Ms. Schneider strictly limited her practice to complex matrimonial and family law cases, including prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, dissolution of marriage, equitable distribution, alimony and spousal support, parenting issues and time-sharing. Ms. Schneider is active in the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar and is a past Chair of the Family Law Section of the Broward County Bar Association. She previously served on the board of directors of the Broward County Bar Association as well as the board of directors of Abi’s Place, a non-profit school for children with moderate to severe developmental disabilities. Ms. Schneider was also named a 2017 Top 100 Florida Super Lawyer and a Top Lawyer for 2017 in South Florida Legal Guide.

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David M. Garvin

Concentrating on federal white collar crimes and tax defense for over 35 years. 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33131 (305) 371-8101 www.davidmgarvin.com

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A nationally recognized trial attorney with more than five decades of experience, Parks is an effective advocate in bringing negligence-related death and catastrophic injury cases to trial in U.S. courts rather than offshore jurisdictions. A native of the Bahamas and an avid boater, he is deeply familiar with marine equipment, as well as safety standards and practices and brings that knowledge and experience to his legal practice, representing plaintiffs in litigation involving drownings, watercraft deaths, and injuries, in both U.S. and offshore resort litigation. Since being admitted to the Florida Bar in 1964, Parks has represented hundreds of plaintiffs in personal injury, wrongful death, aviation, large manufacturing, and automobile cases in the Americas and around the world. Board-certified in aviation law, he has handled more than 200 general aviation crashes. His career highlights include product liability cases against large pharmaceutical companies as well as serving as Florida counsel in the antitrust class action against Microsoft.

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Jeffrey A. Weissman, Principal/Shareholder of Gladstone & Weissman, P.A., is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1994). Board-certified in Marital & Family Law and AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Weissman has been listed in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America © for Family Law and Family Law Mediation in the Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area (which includes Boca Raton/ Delray). A chosen member of the 2018 Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, he has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers, Florida Trend Legal Elite, Florida Super Lawyers and South Florida Legal Guide – Top Lawyers. GLADSTONE & WEISSMAN, P.A.

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Ena T. Diaz is employment lawyer who offers bilingual, personal, and professional legal services to businesses and individuals, particularly, high-level executives. Ms. Diaz assists employers in understanding employment law issues and recommends solutions for the business that advance their business objectives. Ms. Diaz also has extensive experience with ADA compliance and litigation matters. Her solid employer-side background is an asset when Ms. Diaz represents individual employee as she may quickly assess the strengths and weaknesses of potential cases. Ms. Diaz has been certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a circuit civil and family mediator. She mediates cases in the areas of employment law, business disputes, and family law. Ms. Diaz is AV Preeminent rated by MartindaleHubbell. She earned her law degree with honors from Southern Methodist University and received her undergraduate degree from Duke University.

DENNIS M. CAMPBELL

Dennis M. Campbell specializes in complex commercial litigation involving real estate, construction, bankruptcy, and product liability issues. With more than 39 years of trial experience, Dennis M. Campbell is board certified in business litigation and creditors’ rights. In 2011, he founded the Campbell Law Firm with a dedicated group of professionals. Mr. Campbell has substantial experience in representing financial institutions, insurance carriers, engineers, developers, and manufacturers in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts throughout Florida. He has been AV Preeminent Rated ® by Martindale-Hubbell for 29 years and has been consistently recognized by The Best Lawyers in America © and Florida Super Lawyers. He was named among “Florida’s Legal Elite” by Florida Trend Magazine and as a “Top Lawyer in South Florida” by the South Florida Legal Guide. He has lectured nationally and throughout Florida on a variety of topics concerning commercial litigation, including lender liability issues.

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Robert Boyers is the founding shareholder of Boyers Law Group, P.A. Mr. Boyers represents clients throughout Florida in cases involving medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death. He has been named a Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in Florida by the American Society of Legal Advocates, a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers association, and is listed in America’s Top 100 Attorneys. Mr. Boyers is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been repeatedly voted by his peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of personal injury and medical malpractice, a Florida Super Lawyer, one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite and a Top Lawyer in the South Florida Legal Guide. He is a past president of the Miami Dade Trial Lawyers Association. BOYERS LAW GROUP, P.A. 2333 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Penthouse 1120 Coral Gables, FL 33134 phone 305.512.7600 | email Rob@BoyersLaw.com

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ROBERT A. DULBERG ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION Robert A. Dulberg, principal of Salmon & Dulberg Dispute Resolution, a full service ADR firm, has been certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Civil Mediator and Family Mediator since 1989. He is also a mediator in the Southern District of the U.S. District Court and a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator. Mr. Dulberg is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. He has mediated over 7,000 cases in the areas of complex personal injury, insurance disputes, commercial litigation, labor and employment, professional malpractice, probate, disability insurance, and family law. He has been recognized repeatedly as one of Florida’s Legal Elite, named to The Best Lawyers in America©, and is a Florida Super Lawyer in the field of ADR. Salmon & Dulberg Dispute Resolution has offices throughout the state of Florida. SALMON & DULBERG DISPUTE RESOLUTION

19 West Flagler Street, Suite 620 | Miami, FL 33130 phone 305.371.5490 | fa x 305.371.5492 email info@sd-adr.com www.sd-adr.com

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NELSON P.A. &NELSON, estatetaxlawyers.com VICTOR M. DIAZ, JR. MASS TORT/COMMERCIAL LITIGATION CLASS ACTION LITIGATION PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION REAL ESTATE LITIGATION Victor M. Diaz, Jr., is the senior partner of V.M. Diaz & Partners, LLC, a boutique litigation firm, handling complex civil litigation, including commercial, personal injury and wrongful death, mass tort, and class action litigation. Victor has been recognized as an elite trial lawyer by over a dozen national and regional publications, including being listed for over a decade by The Best Lawyers in America © in the area of commercial litigation and being recognized by Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a “Tier One” Litigation Attorney. In 2013, South Florida Legal Guide named Victor its “Lawyer of Year.” In 2014 and 2019, Victor received the Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” award for Litigation – Real Estate in Miami. Victor received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University in 1982 and is a 1985 graduate of Yale Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of Yale Law & Policy Review.

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Hall, Lamb, Hall & Leto is recognized as among the top echelon of commercial trial firms in the nation. Its lawyers have tried cases arising from some of the most pressing matters of our time. From Andrew Hall’s participation in the Watergate trials in 1974 to the Ohio savings and loan crisis in 1989 to the 2000 terrorist attack on the U.S.S. Cole, the firm’s practice is diverse and unique. Hall, Lamb, Hall, & Leto handle a wide range of large and complex commercial matters, including commercial litigation, legal and accounting malpractice actions, partnership and corporate governance disputes, securities litigation, real estate litigation, securities litigation, and wrongful death. The firm is known for its tenacity and results received in pursuit of matters to trial. As part of the firm’s appellate practice, it handles the appeals of the cases that it tries. In 2018, the firm represented clients in a number of cases ranging from commercial disputes, health care, lender liability, securities fraud, business torts, marital law, and personal injury. The firm’s attorneys have emerged as leaders in the fight against state-sponsored terrorism. Andrew C. Hall has appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010 on behalf of the families of Americans who were taken hostage and tortured in Iraq following the first Gulf War and has recovered three judgments on behalf of the victims of the U.S.S. Cole bombing against Sudan.

Closer to home, the firm secured a $2.8 billion judgment on behalf of a Cuban expatriate for damages stemming from the forced suicide of the plaintiff’s father by the Castro regime as well as the continued terror attacks launched against his family by the Cuban government. Since the judgment was entered a few years ago, HLHL has successfully recovered more than $10,000,000 for the plaintiff and expects to recover even more through the U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund. Senior and Managing Partner Andrew C. Hall has lectured and written on various aspects of litigation and procedure. He has been a visiting professor in the Center for American Law Studies at the University of Warsaw, College of Law. Mr. Hall has also been the William and Patty Kleh visiting professor of International Law at Boston University College of Law. Members of the AV® rated firm have consistently been recognized as among the region’s “Most Effective Lawyers” and in Super Lawyers. The firm is recognized by ChambersUSA as a leading commercial litigation firm in South Florida and its founder Andrew Hall as a top commercial litigator in the region. ALM-affiliated Daily Business Review selected Hall, Lamb, Hall & Leto as its 2016 Small Firm Litigation Department of the Year for its ability to “take on David and Goliath battles and win big for the underdog.” The National Law Journal has included the firm on its “Hot List” of the 10 best litigation boutiques in the United States.

left to right: ADAM J. LAMB, ADAM S. HALL, ANDREW C. HALL, MATTHEW LETO

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2019

“LAWYER OF THE YEAR” AWARDS page 22

S O U TH FLO R I DA

IN THE NEWS page 10

FIGHTING GOLIATH— AND WINNING

Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath holds corporate America’s and the insurance industry’s feet to the fire in its quest for justice and consumer safety. page 16

COFFEY BURLINGTON page 12

THE YERRID LAW FIRM, P.A. page 18

HALL, LAMB, HALL & LETO page 25

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S O U TH FLO R I DA

IN THE NEWS

“LAWYER OF THE YEAR” AWARDS

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MR. HALL GOES TO WASHINGTON Andrew C. Hall, America’s top terrorism litigator, returns to the Supreme Court on behalf of U.S. servicemen, eyes TRIA legislation. page 23

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THE YERRID LAW FIRM, P.A. page 18

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