Keith R. Mitnik

Attorney in Orlando, FL

Keith R. Mitnik was born in Eustis, Florida in 1959. He graduated from Eustis High School in 1977. He graduated from UCF Magna Cum Laude in 1981 with a degree in Allied Legal Services. He graduated from FSU Law School with honors 1984. Upon graduation he was selected to train under one of the premier Trial Attorneys in Central Florida. Within two years he was named a partner by his mentor. He remained in the firm of Robertson, Williams, Mitnik and McDonald until 1992, when he formed The Law Firm of Peed and Mitnik. In 1997 he joined the Law Firm of Morgan & Morgan and is now one of the owners.

He is a Senior Trial member, designated to assist other members of the firm on their trials to assure a potent one-two punch. He also handles his own select cases.

Over the years his list of clients include judges, elected officials, law firms, world famous musicians, and legendary sports figures from The Harlem Globetrotters. He has tried cases with and for Johnny Cochran. He has been honored as a member of the Florida Legal Elite and one of the area's top attorneys by the Orlando Business Journal. He is recognized as one of Florida's "Super Lawyers" by Florida Trend magazine, Orlando's Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and A.V. Rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating available for legal ability and ethical standards and listed in their Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He has handled many high profile cases and has been interviewed by Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes. He is routinely invited to lecture around the state at seminars for other trial attorneys.

Mr. Mitnik is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has obtained many verdicts in excess of a million dollars. In the last few years, he has obtained jury verdicts of $1 Million, $1.35 Million, $2.4 Million, $2.7 Million, and $5.1 Million dollars. Mr. Mitnik obtained a $90 million dollar damages verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in 2010. Two national legal publications ranked the verdict as one of the top ten verdicts of the year in the United States.

Mr. Mitnik started 2011 with an $18.8 million jury verdict. Then, in May 2011, he went to trial in a tobacco case against Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. His client was the surviving husband of a woman who died from complications of COPD caused by cigarette smoking. After 3 and 1/2 weeks of trial, the jury returned a verdict of 40 million dollars against the cigarette manufacturers.

Member of :

· The Florida Bar

· The Tennessee Bar

· Florida Justice Association

· Middle District of Florida Federal Court

· Northern District of Florida Federal Court

· Federal Court of Claim - D.C.

· 11th Circuit Court Appeals - Federal

· Million Dollar Advocates Forum

· Florida Legal Elite

· Florida's Super Lawyers

· Orlando's Best Lawyers

· Best Lawyers in America

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Areas of Law

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights / Defamation
  • Commercial Litigation

 

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Experience & Credentials

Position

Partner

Admission Details

Admitted in 1984, Florida, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida and U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia and Eleventh Circuits
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
Tennessee

Law School Attended

Florida State University Law School
Class of 1984
J.D.
with honors

University Attended

University of Central Florida
Class of 1981
B.A.
magna cum laude

Birth Information

Born in 1959
Eustis, Florida, February 14, 1959


Office Information
Keith R. Mitnik
Partner
 20 North Orange Avenue, Suite 1600, P.O. Box 4979,
Orlando, FL 32802-4979

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