Representative Cases

Class Action

  • Prevailed against a Miami-area municipality's class action appeal asserting sovereign immunity in a utility rating dispute.

  • Secured class certification, and defended certification on appeal, in a condominium construction defect lawsuit seeking $50 million in damages.

  • Prosecuted a class action alleging deceptive labeling against alcoholic beverage distributor.

  • Preserved master complaint against numerous motions to dismiss in an MDL proceeding against a national hair care product manufacturer.

Personal Injury

  • Overcame vicarious liability damages caps in a multi-party auto accident case that resulted in a $51 million plaintiffs’ verdict.

  • Instituted post-judgment proceedings to expose fraudulent transfers following an $8.5 million-dollar wrongful death verdict.

  • Defeated contractual exculpatory clause against a trampoline park operator, leading to a confidential settlement.

  • Won (alongside co-counsel) $1.6 million judgment in a bicycle accident suit resulting in permanent leg injuries.

Commercial Litigation

  • Withstood multiple summary judgment motions in a condominium construction lawsuit seeking $30 million in damages.

  • Preserved jury trial demand in a commercial suit seeking over $100 million against several international cruise lines.

  • Rebuffed appeal of order striking defenses and crossclaims for litigation misconduct in suit that ultimately resulted in a $1.2 million jury verdict.

  • Defended a $3.75 multimillion-dollar attorneys’ fees award on appeal, imposed in part as a sanction for discovery violations.

  • Reversed foreclosure judgment on appeal in a suit alleging a $1.25 million mortgage fraud.

Medical Malpractice

  • Defeated summary judgment motion seeking to absolve hospital for failing to provide adequate onsite surgical and anesthesiology services.

  • Withstood a motion to strike and/or dismiss suit arising out of allegations that a medical practitioner concealed a surgical error from his patient, delaying her ability to seek corrective surgery.

  • Rebuffed motion to strike medical expert testimony in a case involving a child’s brachial plexus injury.

  • Overcame Chapter 766 challenge based on lack of pre-suit notice against a medical practitioner whose role in the case was unknown before suit was filed.

Insurance & Bad Faith

  • Secured the dismissal of a claim for retroactive insurance premiums on behalf of a Miami-based community development non-profit.

  • Obtained jury verdict for bad faith failure to settle against an auto insurer and successfully preserved the verdict on appeal.

  • Stewarded a multimillion dollar extracontractual damages claim stemming from insurer's non-compliance with Florida’s uninsured motorist statute.

  • Vacated summary judgment in a multimillion-dollar bad faith claim via direct appeal.

  • Revived multimillion dollar third-party bad faith claim against national insurer following order initially dismissing the case on statute of limitations grounds.

Notable Orders and Opinions

Personal Injury

  • Bulk Express Transport, Inc., et al. v. Diaz, 2022 WL 2962088 (Fla. 3d DCA July 27, 2022)

  • Suco v. Lifemark Hospitals of Florida, 2022 WL 2066602 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Jun. 4, 2022)

  • Reilly v. Adventist Health Systems/Sunbelt Inc., 2020 WL 6537070 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Nov. 1, 2020)

  • Mizrahi v. Yamaha Motor Corp, USA, 389 F. Supp. 3d 1135 (S.D. Fla. Jul. 22, 2019)

Trial Practice, Procedure, and Evidence

  • 2711 Hollywood Condo. Ass'n v. TRG Hollywood - 2018 WL 3371781 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Sept. 29, 2018)

  • Latitude on the River Condo. Ass'n v. Allied Tube - 2020 WL 1038599 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Feb. 14, 2020)

  • Windhaven Ins. Co. v. Pedro Mesquita – 278 So. 3d 212 (Fla. 3d DCA 2019)

  • Kermes v. Citizens Property Ins. Co. - 327 So. 2d 352 (Fla. 3d DCA 2021)

  • Levy v. FMF&J Investments, -- So. 3d --, 2022 WL 2135637 (Fla. 3d DCA Jun. 15, 2022)

Class Action

  • In re: Monat Litigation - 2019 WL 5423457 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 23, 2019)

  • Latitude v. Allied Tube - 2019 WL 4889520 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Sept. 23, 2019), aff’d 306 So. 3d 312 (Fla. 3d DCA 2020)

Insurance and Bad Faith

  • Benson v. QBE Ins Co. - 61 F. Supp. 3d 1277 (S.D. Fla. 2014)

  • MI Windows & Doors v. Nat’l Union Fire Ins Co. of Pittsburgh - 2016 WL 11663957 (SC. Ct. Com. Pl. Jun. 15, 2016)

  • Certain Underwriters at Lloyds, London v. Fannie Mae – 2014 WL 11380937 (SD Fla) – 4/18/14 – aff’d 598 Fed App’x 735 (11th Cir. 2015)

  • MI Windows & Doors v. Liberty Mutual - 123 F. Supp. 3d 1332 (M.D. Fla. 2015)

  • Lopez v. Allstate, 710 Fed. Appx 861 (11th Cir. 2018)

Constitutional Law

  • Havana Docks Corp. v. Norwegian Line Holdings - 2022 WL 499710 (S.D. Fla. Feb. 18, 2022)

  • Cawthorn v. Auto Owners Ins. Co, 853 F. App’x 637 (11th Cir. 2021)

Expert / Daubert

  • Quashen v. Carnival - 2022 WL 1271982 (S.D. Fla. Jan. 6, 2022)

  • Lopez v. Allstate - 2015 WL 5584898 (S.D. Fla. Sept. 23, 2015), aff’d 710 Fed. Appx 861 (11th Cir. 2018)