Number 1 Verdicts in Florida in 2018

Number 1 Verdicts in Florida in 2018 We are pleased to present to you the list of the largest – in their respective practice areas – plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in the State of Florida in the year 2018. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts.

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Attorneys: Kennan G. Dandar, Thomas J. Dandar of Dandar & Dandar PA
Case: Carter v. University of South Florida Health, et al.
No.1 in: Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
Attorneys: Adam D. Horowitz of Horowitz Law; Bradley J. Edwards, Brittany Henderson of Edwards Pottinger LLC
Case: Baca v. Island Girl, Ltd.
No.1 in: Rape, Sexual Assault, Workplace Safety, Negligent Security, Admiralty Law, Jones Act
Attorneys: Thomas E. Leiter of The Leiter Group
Case: Buck-Leiter Palm Ave Development v. City of Sarasota
No.1 in: Breach of Contract, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate
Attorneys: Alex Alvarez, Phillip E. Holden of The Alvarez Law Firm; Gary M. Paige of Gordon & Partners, P.A.; Celene Humphries, Maegen Peek Luka, Thomas J. Seider of Brannock & Humphries
Case: Estate of Schlefstein v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co
No.1 in: Consumer Fraud, Deceptive Trade Practices, Failure to Warn, False Advertising, Fraud, Fraudulent Concealment, Tobacco, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Product Liability, Strict Liability
Attorneys: Daryl D. Parks, Anthony D. Thomas of Parks and Crump, LLC; Roosevelt Randolph, Linje Rivers of Knowles & Randolph, PA
Case: Vickers v. DZE Corp.
No.1 in: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, DUI
Attorneys: P. Hutchison Brock of Brock Law, LLC
Case: Emerson v. Lambert
No.1 in: Motorcycle Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Vicarious Liability, Dangerous Instrumentality
Attorneys: Eleanor T. Barnett, Glen H. Waldman, Jeffrey R. Lam of Waldman Barnett, P.L.; Angel A. Cortinas of Gunster
Case: Cohen, et al. v. Williams Island Property Owners’ Assoc.
No.1 in: Property Rights
Attorneys: R. Frank Melton II, C. Richard Newsome, William C. Ourand, Milette E. Webber of Newsome Melton Law Firm; David C. Gibbs of Gibbs Law Firm, PA; Christine D. Spagnoli of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP; Celene Humphries, Maegen Peek Luka of Brannock & Humphries
Case: Estate of Salliotte v. Ford Motor Co., et al.
No.1 in: Negligent Maintenance
Attorneys: W. Cort Frohlich, Christopher E. Frohlich, Brian M. Beason of Frohlich, Gordon & Beason Law Firm; C. Richard Newsome of Newsome Melton Law Firm; Maegen Peek Luka of Brannock & Humphries
Case: Estate of Dougherty v. WCA of Florida
No.1 in: Truck Accident
Attorneys: Susan S. Carlson, Ervin A. Gonzalez, Deborah J. Gander, Maureen E. Lefebvre of Colson Hicks Eidson; Tonya J. Meister of Meister Law, LLC
Case: Spearman v. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
No.1 in: Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Failure to Maintain, Failure to Train
Attorneys: Scott P. Schlesinger, Jonathan R. Gdanski of Schlesinger Law Offices, PA; Celene Humphries, Maegen Peek Luka of Brannock & Humphries
Case: Landi v. R.J. Reynolds, et al.
No.1 in: Conspiracy
Attorneys: Heather N. Barnes of The Yerrid Law Firm
Case: Knoth v. Belhadj
No.1 in: Head-on Collision
Attorneys: Zachary D. Bodenheimer, Brett M. Rosen, Mustafa H. Dandashly of Goldberg & Rosen
Case: Brown v. Lugardo-Soto
No.1 in: Brain Injury
Attorneys: Steven H. Schulman, Joseph L. Sorkin, Jennifer L. Woodson, Saurabh Sharad, Christine D. Doniak, Ruben H. Munoz, Jason Weil, Erica A. Moran, Zak Franklin of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; David Rudovsky of Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing, Feinberg & Lin LLP; Ilana Tabacinic of Akerman LLP; Paul L. Hoffman of Schonbrun Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP
Case: Mamani, et al. v. Sanchez Berzain, et al.
No.1 in: Extrajudicial Killing, Alien Tort Statute
Attorneys: Philip Freidin, Jonathan E. Freidin of Freidin Brown, P.A.; Kimberly L. Boldt, Mario R. Giommoni of Boldt Law Firm, P.A.
Case: Hooten v. Pediatrix Med. Group of FL, et al.
No.1 in: Birth Injury, Hospital Malpractice, Inadequate Care, Eye Injury, Ophthalmology Malpractice
Attorneys: Reginald A. Mathis of Reginald A. Mathis, LLC; Bruce Jacobs of Jacobs Legal
Case: Nealy v. Cosmic Corp.
No.1 in: Assault and Battery, Gunshot Wound
Attorneys: David A. Jagolinzer, James L. Ferraro of The Ferraro Law Firm, P.A.
Case: Delisle v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. & Crane Co., et al.
No.1 in: Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma
Attorneys: Fred A. Cunningham, Gregory Yaffa of Domnick Cunningham & Whalen
Case: Whitney v. Mercury Ins. Co.
No.1 in: Insurance Bad Faith
Attorneys: Wilfried H. Florin, Thomas D. Roebig, Jr., Chad K. Florin, Taylor D. Roebig of Florin Roebig
Case: Mina v. Boca Ciega Resort & Marina Condo. Assoc.
No.1 in: Dangerous Condition, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Fall
Attorneys: Marc A. Chandler of Chandler Trial Law
Case: Torres v. First Transit Inc.
No.1 in: Bus Accident
Attorneys: Brandon G. Cathey, Brent G. Steinberg, Daniel Greene of Swope, Rodante P.A.
Case: Martinez v. Lobster Haven LLC
No.1 in: Restaurant Negligence, Food Poisoning
Attorneys: Keith M. Carter, Armando T. Lauritano of Morgan & Morgan, PA
Case: Epple v. Umstead, et al.
No.1 in: Delayed Childbirth
Attorneys: Gregory S. Weiss of Mrachek, Fitzgerald, Rose, Konopka, Thomas & Weiss P.A.
Case: Karch v. Sanderson, et al.
No.1 in: Tortious Interference, Conversion, Quantum Meruit, Promissory Estoppel
Attorneys: Damien M. Hoffman of Beytin, McLaughlin, McLaughlin, O’Hara, Kinman & Bocchino, PA
Case: Doe v. Griffin
No.1 in: Lack of Informed Consent, Failure to Disclose, STD Exposure
Attorneys: Michael J. Ferrin of Michael J. Ferrin Attorney
Case: Swaters v. Occupational Health Care of Florida P.A.
No.1 in: Defamation, Labor & Employment, Medical Laboratory Negligence, Reputational Harm
Attorneys: Donald W. St. Denis of St. Denis & Davey, P.A.
Case: Pollock v. Morgan & Morgan
No.1 in: Legal Malpractice
Attorneys: Andrew P. Brigham, Brett S. Tensfeldt of Brigham Property Rights Law Firm
Case: FDOT v. Taylor, et al.
No.1 in: Eminent Domain Abuse
Attorneys: Takisha D. Richardson, Michael Dolce of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll PLLC; Susan B. Ramsey of Gary Roberts & Associates
Case: Trahan v. Mulholland
No.1 in: Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse
Attorneys: Lee Ann L. Kley of Kley Law, PA
Case: Cossyleon v. Epic Rocks Grp.
No.1 in: Bed Bug Bite, Landlord-Tenant
Attorneys: Ethan J. Loeb, Jon P. Tasso, E. Colin Thompson of Smolker, Bartlett, Loeb, Hinds & Thompson, P.A; Christina C. Dodds of Christina Dodds PLLC
Case: Lake Point Phase v. Hurchalla
No.1 in: Natural Resources
Attorneys: John C. Carey, Amy M. Bowers-Zamora, Juan J. Rodriguez, Ernesto M. Rubi of Carey Rodriguez Milian Gonya, LLP
Case: Prisua Engineering Corp. v. Samsung Electronics Co., et al.
No.1 in: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement
Attorneys: Nicholas D. Siegfried, Joseph A. Miles of Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel P.A.
Case: PC Services v. The Cascades of Groveland Homeowners’ Assoc.
No.1 in: Unjust Enrichment
Attorneys: Joel Brown, Philip Freidin, Jonathan E. Freidin of Freidin Brown, P.A.
Case: Cachaldora v. Baptist Hospital of Miami
No.1 in: Premature Discharge
Attorneys: Orlando R . Ruiz of Law Offices of Orlando R . Ruiz; Eric M. Tinstman of The Tinstman Law Firm
Case: Gomez v. Batillo, et al.
No.1 in: Erroneous Treatment, Failure to Refer, Chiropractor Malpractice
Attorneys: Kevin E. Jakab of Jakab Law, PLLC; Michael P. Milton of Milton, Leach, Whitman, D’Andrea and Eslinger, P.A.
Case: Hemingway, et al. v. University of St. Augustine
No.1 in: Negligent Misrepresentation, Unfair Business Practices
Attorneys: Steven R. Browning, Keith Maynard of Spohrer Dodd
Case: Conklin v. RT Engineering
No.1 in: Equipment Malfunction
Attorneys: Marshall E. Rosenbach of Law Offices of Marshall E. Rosenbach
Case: Hamilton v. Diamantebruto Inc.
No.1 in: Negligence in Employment, Negligent Supervision, Negligent Training
Attorneys: Philip E. Rothschild, John P. Kern, Jessica E. Lanier of Holland & Knight LLP
Case: CE Resource v. Jouria, et al.
No.1 in: Copyright Infringement
Attorneys: Jana Ranieri Cortina, H. Davis Lewis, Jr. of John Bales Attorneys
Case: Pyfrom v. Coffey, et al.
No.1 in: Underinsured Motorist
Attorneys: Stuart N. Ratzan, Stuart J. Weissman, Evan B. Gilead of Ratzan Law Group; Lincoln J. Connolly of Lincoln J. Connolly Trials and Appeals, P.A.
Case: Chaudhry v. Florida Hospital, et al.
No.1 in: Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation
Attorneys: Jeanmarie Whalen, Fred A. Cunningham of Domnick Cunningham & Whalen
Case: Nelson v. Palm Beach State College, et al.
No.1 in: Structural Failure
Attorneys: Shaun M. Cummings, Thomas D. Roebig, Jr., Luca G. Esposito, Chase P. Florin of Florin Roebig
Case: Gordy v. Lowy, et al.
No.1 in: Uninsured Motorist
Attorneys: Matthew J. Grossman, Howard A. Spier of Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A.
Case: Downing v. Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport, Inc.
No.1 in: Railroad Accident
Attorneys: Philip M. Gerson, David L. Markel of Gerson & Schwartz, P.A.; Bruce L. Scheiner of Associates & Bruce L. Scheiner
Case: Anderson v. TBLM Inc., et al.
No.1 in: Dram Shop Liability
Attorneys: Scott M. McPherson of Scott M. McPherson, P.A.
Case: Kaichen v. Boyd
No.1 in: Hit and Run
Attorneys: T. Michael Morgan, Harris I. Yegelwel of Morgan & Morgan, PA; Richard D. Stratton, William R. Sutton of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.
Case: Hoce v. R-L Sales, Inc.
No.1 in: Burn Injury, E-Cigarette Explosion
Attorneys: Brian Barakat of Barakat Law
Case: Unsal v. Gokalp., et al.
No.1 in: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Civil Theft, Constructive Fraud, Embezzlement
Attorneys: Howard S. Grossman of Grossman Attorneys at Law
Case: Brooks v. Toman, et al.
No.1 in: Failure to Monitor
Attorneys: Samuel A. Coffey of Coffey Trial Law
Case: Santillan v. City of Fort Lauderdale
No.1 in: Falling Object, Loader Accident
Attorneys: Jeffrey S. Hirsh of Goldberg & Hirsh P.A.; James D. Payer of Payer & Associates
Case: Ortiz v. Ree Construction Inc.
No.1 in: Construction Accident
Attorneys: Estrella F. Gonzalez of Wald, Gonzalez & Graff P.A.
Case: Furquet v. Hidalgo
No.1 in: Trip and Fall
Attorneys: Curry G. Pajcic, Robert J. Link of Pajcic & Pajcic PA
Case: Copeland v. Jones, et al.
No.1 in: Negligent Hiring
Attorneys: Robert J. Aranda, Henry B. Campbell of Campbell, Trohn, Tamayo, & Aranda, P.A.
Case: Estate of Beloff v. Paul, et al.
No.1 in: Failure to Treat, Medication Error
Attorneys: Frank DiGiacomo of Law Office of Frank DiGiacomo, Esq.
Case: Estate of Metheny v. Wallbusters Inc., et al.
No.1 in: Pedestrian Accident
Attorneys: Scott Terry of Phelps Dunbar LLP
Case: Marjam Supply Co., et al. v. Pliteq, et al.
No.1 in: Unfair Competition
Attorneys: Roger W. Feicht, G. Joseph Curley, Jr., J. Anthony Nelson, II of Gunster
Case: Tillman v. Advanced Public Safety, Inc., et al.
No.1 in: Civil Rights Violation, Unpaid Commissions
Attorneys: Bryan S. Hofeld, Jonathan R. Gdanski of Schlesinger Law Offices, PA; Bard D. Rockenbach of Burlington & Rockenbach; Crane A. Johnstone of Johnstone Law P.A.
Case: Kunhardt v. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, et al.
No.1 in: Foreign Object
Attorneys: Colleen J. MacAlister of Law Offices of Colleen J. MacAlister, P.A.
Case: Ermini v. Scott, et al.
No.1 in: False Arrest, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
Attorneys: Stephen G. Webster, Louis Jean-Baptiste Jr. of Law Office of Stephen G. Webster, LLC; Nathan R. Prince of Law Office of Nathan Prince
Case: Carnley v. Ford, et al.
No.1 in: Excessive Force, Prison Negligence, Failure to Protect
Attorneys: David B. Mishael of David B. Mishael, P.A.; Todd J. Michaels of The Haggard Law Firm PA; Steven H. Kassner of Law Office of Steven H. Kassner
Case: Long v. East Coast Waffles Inc.
No.1 in: Failure to Report
Attorneys: Dana M. Gallup of Gallup Auerbach; Harlan S. Miller III of Parks, Chesin & Walbert
Case: Espinoza, et al. v. Galardi South Enterprises, et al.
No.1 in: Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation
Attorneys: Jason Mulholland of Mulholland Law, P.A.
Case: Razaqyar v. Metal Bldg. Installers Inc., et al.
No.1 in: Multi-Vehicle Accident
Attorneys: Ana Consuelo Martinez, Oshia Gainer Banks, Kristen Marie Foslid of EEOC; Peter F. Helwig of Harris & Helwig, P.A.; Anasol Roldan of The Roldan Law Firm
Case: EEOC v. Favorite Farms
No.1 in: Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Harassment
Attorneys: Zachary A. Friedman, Gary A. Friedman of Friedman & Friedman, PA
Case: Abanto, et al. v. City of Miami Beach
No.1 in: Moped Accident
Attorneys: Evan R. Krakower of Evan R. Krakower P.A.; Chad E. Levy of Law Offices of Levy & Levy, P.A.
Case: D’onofrio v. Costco Wholesale Corp.
No.1 in: Disability Discrimination, Failure to Accommodate
Attorneys: Nicholas P. Panagakis of Morgan & Morgan, PA
Case: Mazza v. Southern Pioneer
No.1 in: Single-Vehicle Accident
Attorneys: Paul C. Perkins of Paul & Perkins P.A.
Case: Baez v. Midstate Caulking & Construction Services, et al.
No.1 in: Scaffolding Accident, Contractor Negligence
Attorneys: Benjamin A. Webster, Cory S. Simmons of Morgan & Morgan, PA
Case: C2C Schools LLC v. Florida High School Athletic Assoc. Inc.
No.1 in: Common Count
Attorneys: Theodore S. Forman, Sharon B. Urbanek of Forman Law Offices, PA
Case: Defranko v. Poole, et al.
No.1 in: Unnecessary Surgery
Attorneys: Phillip E. Holden, Michael A. Alvarez of The Alvarez Law Firm
Case: Palma v. City of Miami
No.1 in: Government Negligence, Construction Defect
Attorneys: William A. Dean of Ford, Dean & Rotundo, P.A.
Case: Estate of Gomez v. Mery Alf 2010 Corp., et al.
No.1 in: Nursing Home Malpractice
Attorneys: William T. Rieder of Downs Law Group, PA
Case: Warren v. Barrones Dev. Corp., et al.
No.1 in: Denial of Medical Care
Attorneys: John Herrera of John Herrera, P.A.; Jose Menendez of Menendez Law Firm; Morton E. Antman of Morton Antman, P.A.
Case: Fernandez v. Universal Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co.
No.1 in: Property Damage
Attorneys: Lisa S. Levine of Lisa S. Levine, P.A.
Case: Hanna v. Martone, et al.
No.1 in: Dental Malpractice
Attorneys: Ansana D. Singh of Law Office of Ansana D. Singh, P.A.
Case: Cid v. The City of Miramar
No.1 in: National Origin Discrimination, Workplace Harassment, Abuse of Power, Wrongful Demotion
Attorneys: Marie A. Mattox of Marie A. Mattox, PA
Case: Young v. Florida Agency For Health Care Administration
No.1 in: Age Discrimination
Attorneys: Gloretta H. Hall of Gloretta H. Hall, P.A.
Case: Coney v. McCook
No.1 in: Dog Bite, Animal Attack
Attorneys: Michael J. Napoleone, John G. White, III of Day Pitney LLP
Case: J. Fischer & Assoc. v. Bridge Financial, et al.
No.1 in: Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
Attorneys: David H. Charlip of Charlip Law Group, LC
Case: Lerner, et al. v. Halegua, et al.
No.1 in: Promissory Note
Attorneys: William T. Abel of McLaughlin & Stern LLP
Case: Flores v. Fleet Security & Investigation Services Inc.
No.1 in: Failure to Hire
Attorneys: David C. Rash of David C. Rash, P.A.
Case: Cruz, et al. v. Naples HMA, et al.
No.1 in: Failure to Inform
Attorneys: Richard D. Sneed of Richard D. Sneed, Jr., P.A.
Case: Smith v. Waste Pro of Florida Inc, et al.
No.1 in: Trespass
Attorneys: Matthew Davey, Charlton Stoner of Lex Concordia, PLLC
Case: Galkin v. Veloce Motorcar International, et al.
No.1 in: Fraudulent Transfer
Attorneys: Warren H. Dawson of Warren Hope Dawson & Associates
Case: Robinson v. Polk County School Board
No.1 in: School Safety, Children's Rights, Bullying, Negligent Retention
Attorneys: Ruben V. Chavez of Law Offices of Ruben V. Chavez, P.A.; Teri Guttman Valdes of Teri Guttman Valdes PA
Case: Vega, et al v. City of Miami
No.1 in: Failure to Promote

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