Best Lawyers in Florida: Tampa Edition 2018

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Steve Yerrid Proves He’s a Top Gun among America’s Trial Lawyers …Again Trial lawyer Steve Yerrid’s career spans four decades, with continuous inclusion in Best Lawyers® since the 80s and over 250 verdicts and settlements of seven figures or more.


By NICOLE ORTIZ teve Yerrid of The Yerrid Law Firm has been practicing law since graduating Georgetown Law in the mid-70s, and his career has been highlighted by a series of outstanding accomplishments and achievements throughout that time. From his work in the courtroom to his charitable contributions, Yerrid has made a resounding impact in both the legal community and society. “We represent a far-reaching segment of the population, and we have clients ranging from the blue-collar worker to

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the most aff luent CEO,” Yerrid says. “They all get treated with exactly the same type of representation and every client receives one thing for certain: our very best efforts.” One of his landmark cases occurred when Yerrid took on Big Tobacco as the youngest member of Florida’s “Dream Team,” as the media referred to them. Hand-picked by the late Governor Chiles, the 11 lawyers selected to represent the State of Florida took on a very daunting challenge. “Those tobacco companies had been unbeaten in defense of the more than 800 cases they saw over the course of 50 years—they

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