Areas of Law
- Admiralty and Maritime Law
- Products Liability Litigation
- Hospitality Law
- Personal Injury Defense
Overall Peer Rating5.0 out of 5.0
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- Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
Experience & CredentialsPositionPartnerAdmission DetailsAdmitted in 1993, Florida, U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Supreme CourtLaw School AttendedUniversity of Florida College of Law
Class of 1992
Special CitationUniversity AttendedUniversity of Miami
Class of 1988
B.B.A.Certifications(Board Certified Admiralty and Maritime Law Lawyer, Florida Bar Board Of Legal Specialization And Education)Bar Fellowshipof the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial honorary society composed of less than one half percent of American lawyers. He has been recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics every year since 2006 and named as one of Florida's "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend. He is AV® rated by Martindale Hubbell® and honored as one of "100 Most Accomplished Blacks in Law" by ICABA.
Notable Verdicts and Trial Experience
Obtained defense verdict where plaintiff was injured in a restaurant, had multiple neck surgeries and claimed she could no longer be gainfully employed. Plaintiff's demand was $7 million.
Obtained defense verdict in a Jones Act trial (standard of care is slight negligence), where plaintiff claimed that his work was unreasonably dangerous which led to a three level cervical fusion and resultant medical malpractice claim. Plaintiff's demand was $6 million.
Obtained defense verdict in jury trial in medical malpractice case alleging unnecessary surgery and additionally, that neck surgeries fell below the standard of care. Member: Dade County (Member: Board of Directors, 1998-2001, 2002-2004; Judicial Campaign Practices Commission), Palm Beach County, American (National Officer, 1990) and National Bar Associations; John Marshall Bar Association (President, 1990); Defense Research Institute; Caribbean Bar Association (Founding Member and President); The Propeller Club; Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute; Mariners Club; Maritime Law Association of United States (Member, Cruise Line Committee).