Meet Attorney Gary D. Fox

Miami Personal Injury & Trial Attorney

Gary graduated from the University of Florida School of Law in 1976, where he was an editor of the law review and member of the National Moot Court Board. After graduation, he went to work for the firm known as Frates Floyd Pearson Stewart Richman & Greer. He became a partner at the firm and, in 1984, left to open his own firm with Larry Stewart, Jim Tilghman, and David Bianchi, where he has remained since. For the past four decades, Attorney Gary Fox has devoted his practice exclusively to the trial of civil cases in Florida. He focuses on cases involving medical malpractice, product liability, and wrongful death. He has 100 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1,000,000.

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Membership

Gary is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, the most selective group of trial lawyers in the United States. The Inner Circle is an invitation-only group limited to the top 100 plaintiffs' trial attorneys in America. We're the only law firm in Florida with two members in The Inner Circle.

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Lawdragon Hall of Fame Member

In 2017, Gary was inducted into the Lawdragon Hall of Fame for his 40 years of being a lion of an attorney. Gary is only 1 of 52 litigation lawyers named in the hall of fame. As a litigation lawyer, Gary handles his cases from start to finish, walking his clients through every step of their fight.

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Board Certified Trial Lawyer

Gary was selected as the Trial Lawyer of the Year by the American Board of Trial Advocates, Florida Chapters (FLABOTA.) The American Board of Trial Advocates is an invitation-only group of trial lawyers evenly divided between attorneys who represent plaintiffs and those who represent insurance companies, manufacturers, health care providers and other defendants.

Seven years after graduation, Gary became board certified as a civil trial lawyer by the Florida Bar and the following year he was certified in the same specialty by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. In 2004 he was selected for inclusion in the International Society of Barristers, another invitation-only group of trial lawyers that is limited to 600 members worldwide.

Notable Cases Handled

Gary represented Terri and Michael Schiavo in the medical malpractice trial arising out of events that led to Terri's coma. The jury returned a substantial verdict for Terri and Michael; the proceeds of that recovery led to the rift between Michael and Terri's family and international publicity.

In addition, Gary has represented the following:

  • Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather
  • Hall of Fame baseball player Eddie Mathews
  • All-Pro NFL cornerback Samari Rolle

Recently, Gary and Stephen Cain tried to verdict Mr. Rolle's case in Charlotte, North Carolina. The jury returned a verdict in Mr. Rolle's favor. It was the first time in 12 years a jury in Charlotte had returned a verdict for a patient in a medical malpractice case. Gary also represented Jane Doe, a rape victim, in the case against Carnival Cruise Lines that became the subject of national publicity when Carnival was required by court order to disclose the data surrounding the number of sexual assaults occurring aboard its ships.

Accomplishments & Awards

Articles authored by Gary have appeared in a variety of publications including Trial Magazine, The Florida Bar Journal, and the medical textbook Operative Obstetrics published by Williams and Wilkins. In 2000, Gary was elected as chairman of the Professional Negligence Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He has served a six-year term on the Board of Trustees of the National College of Advocacy, the educational arm of the American Association for Justice (formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America). He has lectured at over 180 continuing legal education seminars around the United States.

Gary has been selected for inclusion in the following:

Between 1997 and 2002, Gary served by appointment of the Florida Supreme Court on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, the group which oversees the admission of lawyers to the Florida Bar. He is a past Chair of the Rules of Judicial Administration Committee of the Florida Bar and past Chair of the Bar's Code and Rules of Evidence Committee. In 2011 he was appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to serve on the Florida Standard Jury Instruction Committee.

Gary is admitted to practice in the following federal courts:

  • United States District Courts for Southern and Middle Districts of Florida;
  • United States Court of Appeals for Fifth and Eleventh Circuits;
  • United States Supreme Court

In addition, Gary is a member of the following:

  • International Society of Barristers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • President, Florida Federation of the American Board of Trial Advocates (FLABOTA) (1990-1992)
  • President, Miami Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (1992-1993)
  • Chair, Southeast Region
  • The Florida Bar
  • Chair, Code and Rules of Evidence Committee (1997-1998)
  • Chair, Rules of Judicial Administration Committee (2006-07)
  • Florida Board of Bar Examiners (1997-2002)
  • Civil Procedure Rules Committee (1984-1988)
  • Rules of Judicial Administration & Evaluation Committee (2008-2014)
  • American Association for Justice (f/k/a Association of Trial Lawyers of America) (Sustaining Member) - AAJ
  • Chair, Professional Negligence Section
  • Member, Board of Trustees, National College of Advocacy
  • Florida Justice Association (f/k/a Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)

Gary currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and has previously served on the Board of Trustees of his undergraduate alma mater, Drury College.

Speaking Engagements

Gary has also lectured at the following seminars and workshops sponsored by the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar, the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and The Association of Trial Lawyers of America:

Seminar: Common Problems of Trial Practice
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tallahassee, Florida - May, 1978

Seminar: Young Lawyers Discovery Seminar
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida - May, 1979

Seminar: Advanced Discovery Seminar
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Vail, Colorado - December, 1979

Seminar: AFTL Spring Seminar
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Palm Beach, Florida - May, 1980

Seminar: Economics of Trial Practice Seminar
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Snowmass, Colorado - December, 1980

Seminar: Transforming a Wrong into a Remedy
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Vail, Colorado - December, 1981

Seminar: Tactics of Discovery Seminar
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Steamboat Springs, Colorado - March, 1982

Seminar: Young Lawyers Convention-Arbitration
Sponsor: Young Lawyers Section, The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Grenelefe, Florida - April, 1982

Seminar: Legislative & Case Law Update Seminar
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Tampa, Miami, Florida - June, 1982

Seminar: Improving Your Trial Tactics & Techniques
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Snowmass, Colorado - December, 1982

Seminar: Basic Trial Advocacy Course
Sponsor: National Institute of Trial Advocacy
Location/Date: Coral Gables, Florida - 1983 and 1984

Seminar: The Effective Use of Expert Witnesses
Topic: How to Organize and Present Statistical Evidence and How to Attack It
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Snowmass, Colorado - December, 1984

Seminar: Medical Malpractice: Law Theory and Practice for Attorneys, Physicians and Risk Managers
Topic: Parties, Pleadings and PreTrial Motions: How to Gain a Litigation
Advantage - Plaintiff's Perspective
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Location/Date: Lake Buena Vista, Florida - February 18, 1987

Seminar: Basic Evidence Seminar
Topic: Experts
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Miami, Tampa, Florida - May 20-21, 1987

Seminar: Premises Liability Seminar
Topic: Cautions, Warnings and Instructions
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Miami, Florida - September 25, 1987

Seminar: Evidence Code
Topic: Statements and Sworn Testimony
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Miami, Florida - November 12, 1987

Seminar: Workhorse Seminar
Topic: Use of Prior Sworn Testimony
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida - February 3, 1988

Seminar: Basic Course in Trial Advocacy
Sponsor: National College of Advocacy
Location/Date: Orlando, Florida - May 23, 1988

Seminar: Mini-Basic Course in Trial Advocacy
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Miami, Florida - September 30-October 2, 1988

Seminar: Spring Seminar
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: West Palm Beach, Florida - March 29-31, 1989

Seminar: Winning Depositions Make Winning Trials
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Tampa, Miami, Florida - May 18-19, 1989

Seminar: Legislative & Case Law Update Seminar
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Tampa, Miami, Florida - June 22, 1989; June 22, 1990

Seminar: The Basics of Personal Injury Litigation
Topic: How to Try a Personal Injury Case
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Miami, Tallahassee, Tampa, Florida - 1979-1996

Seminar: AFTL Annual Convention
Topic: Voir Dire in Bad Faith Cases
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Orlando, Florida - October 23-26, 1991

Seminar: 1992 Board Certification Review (Civil Trial)
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Wesley Chapel, Tampa - February 12-13, 1992

Seminar: Damages In Commercial Litigation
Topic: Prosecuting and Defending Punitive Damages
Sponsor: Lorman Education Services
Location/Date: Miami, Florida - March 6, 1992; March 5, 1993; and March 21, 1996

Seminar: Masters In Trial Series (Trial Of An Obstetrical Malpractice Case)
Topic: Plaintiff's Standard of Care Expert - For the Plaintiff
Sponsor: American Board of Trial Advocates
Location/Date: Washington, D.C. - March 27-28, 1992

Seminar: Trial Advocacy Seminar
Topic: Lecture on Opening Statement (Lecturer and Workshop Leader)
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida - August 10-14, 1992

Seminar: Masters In Trial Seminar
Topic: Direct and Cross of Defendant
Sponsor: American Board of Trial Advocates
Location/Date: Columbus, Ohio - September 11, 1992

Seminar: Masters In Trial Seminar
Topic: Opening Statement - For the Plaintiff
Sponsor: American Board of Trial Advocates
Location/Date: New Orleans, Louisiana - October 9, 1992

Seminar: Masters In Trial Seminar
Topic: Opening Statement
Sponsor: American Board of Trial Advocates
Location/Date: Palm Beach, Florida - October 16, 1992

Seminar: Rights of Advocacy Seminar
Topic: Jury Selection: The Art
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Gainesville, Florida - October 22, 1992

Seminar: Proof of Personal Injury Damages in Florida
Topic: Plaintiff's Perspective on Arguing Damages at Trial
Sponsor: Professional Education Systems, Inc.
Location/Date: Tampa/Miami, Florida - February 4-5, 1993; February 17-18, 1994

Seminar: ATLA 1993 Annual Convention
Topic: Deposition of Fact Witness in Birth Trauma Cases
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: San Francisco, California - August 1-5, 1993

Seminar: Evidence Workshop Seminar
Topic: Relevancy
Sponsor: Professional Education Systems, Inc.
Location/Date: Miami, Florida - October 27, 1993; November 2, 1994

Seminar: Insurance Litigation Seminar
Topic: Bad Faith Update
Sponsor: Lorman Business Center
Location/Date: Miami, Florida - November 16, 1993; November 9, 1994

Seminar: Tort Litigation: A Day With The Masters
Topic: Settling the Medical Negligence Case Prior to Verdict-Case Evaluations
Sponsor: Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Location/Date: Atlanta, Georgia - November 19, 1993

Seminar: 1994 Board Certified Review (Civil Trial) Seminar
Topic: Personal Injury Wrongful Death and Insurance
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida - March 3, 1994

Seminar: Catastrophically Injured Individual
Topic: Using Vocational Rehabilitation and Life Care Plans to Prove Damages
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Kansas City, Missouri - May 20-21, 1994

Seminar: The Masters In Trial
Topic: Trial Demonstration - For the Plaintiff - Opening Statement
Sponsor: American Board of Trial Advocates
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida - June 3, 1994

Seminar: Insurance Seminar
Topic: Attorneys Fees in Insurance Claims
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida - September 22, 1994

Seminar: Florida Evidence Workshop
Topic: Ethics Vignettes
Sponsor: Professional Education Systems
Location/Date: Miami, Florida - November 2, 1994

Seminar: Strategies for Assessing, Settling, and Trying Mild to Severe Injuries: Medical Developments and Trial Techniques
Topic: Effective Use of Focus Groups to Define and Refine Your Medical
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Snowmass, Colorado - February 25-March 1, 1995

Seminar: Masters In Trial (Trial Demonstration in a Medical Malpractice Case)
Topic: Plaintiff's Standard of Care Expert
Sponsor: American Board of Trial Advocates
Location/Date: Morgantown, West Virginia - March 17-18, 1995

Seminar: Insurance Litigation in Florida
Topic: Bad Faith Update
Sponsor: Lorman Education Services
Location/Date: Miami, Florida - November 17, 1995

Seminar: 1996 Board Certification Review (Civil Trial)
Topic: Personal Injury Wrongful Death & Insurance
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Orlando, Florida - February 12, 1996

Seminar: Medical Malpractice Seminar
Topic: Crossing the Finish Line: The Run for the Roses’ in Closing Argument
Sponsor: Kentucky Trial Lawyers Association
Location/Date: Covington, Kentucky - July 19, 1996

Seminar: ATLA 50th Anniversary Annual Convention
Topic: Rebuttal Proof in the Medical Malpractice Case
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Boston, Massachusetts - July 30, 1996

Seminar: Insurance Seminar
Topic: Common Law Bad Faith Update
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Ft. Lauderdale/Tampa, Florida - October 3 and 4, 1996

Seminar: The Ultimate Trial Notebook Seminar
Topic: Voir Dire
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Miami Beach, Florida - November 13, 1996

Seminar: Proof of Personal Injury Damages in Florida Seminar
Topic: Plaintiff’s Perspective on Arguing Damages at Trial
Sponsor: Professional Education Systems, Inc.
Location/Date: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - November 20, 1996; Orlando, Florida - November 21, 1996; Tampa, Florida - November 22, 1996

Seminar: Ski Seminar: Head Injury Cases
Topic: Working With The Problem Head-Injured Client and Effectively Presenting His Or Her Case To The Jury
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Vail, Colorado - March 8-12, 1997

Seminar: Bridge The Gap Seminar
Topic: Professionalism
Sponsor: Young Lawyers Section, The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Miami, Florida - March 18, 1997

Seminar: Basic Personal Injury Litigation
Topic: Proof of Personal Injury Damages-Plaintiff’s Perspective on Arguing Damages at Trial
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Miami, Florida - April 8, 1997; Tampa, Florida - April 10, 1997

Seminar: Litigating Catastrophically Injured Infant Cases
Topic: Defining And Setting The Objectives For The Use Of A Focus Group In Your Case
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Atlanta, Georgia - April 11-12, 1997

Seminar: 1997 Spring Advanced Trial Skills Seminar
Topic: Jury Selection in the 90's
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Orlando, Florida - May 8-9, 1997

Seminar: Litigating HMO Cases Seminar
Topic: How To Prepare And Take The Deposition Of An HMO Company President
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Atlanta, Georgia - September 19-20, 1997

Seminar: Masters In Trial
Topic: Trial Demonstration in a Medical Malpractice Case - from Opening Statements to Jury Deliberations
Sponsor: American Board of Trial Advocates
Location/Date: Jacksonville, Florida - October 31, 1997

Seminar: Masters on Jury Selection
Topic: Voir Dire From A Plaintiff’s Perspective
Sponsor: American Board of Trial Advocates
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida - November 21, 1997

Seminar: Masters In Trial
Topic: Trial Demonstration in an Automobile/Pedestrian Collision Case - from Opening Statements to Jury Deliberations
Sponsor: American Board of Trial Advocates
Location/Date: Atlanta, Georgia - December 5, 1997

Seminar: Litigating Catastrophically Injured Infant Cases
Topic: Reaction Panel Member
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida - January 2, 1998

Seminar: Catastrophic Injuries and Cutting Edge Issues: Representing Health Care Providers Now and Into the 21st Century
Topic: The Cardiovascular Patient in the Emergency Room
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Location/Date: Amelia Island, Florida - February 26-27, 1998

Seminar: Damages in Commercial Litigation
Topic: Prosecuting and Defending Punitive Damages
Sponsor: Lorman Education Services
Location/Date: Miami, Florida - March 19, 1998

Seminar: Basic Personal Injury Seminar
Topic: How to Try a Personal Injury Case
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Miami, FL - April 7, 1998; Tampa, Florida - April 8, 1998

Seminar: Developing the Difficult Case: Hammer and Nails
Topic: Jury Selection in the 90's
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Orlando, Florida - June 24, 1998

Seminar: NCA Professional Negligence Section Program
Topic: Legal Malpractice-An Overview for the Trial Lawyer
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Washington, D.C. - July 13, 1998

Seminar: Insurance Seminar
Topic: Attorney’s Fees in Insurance Claims
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Orlando, Florida - December 10, 1998

Seminar: Millennium Masters: Methods of Advanced Trial Techniques
Topic: Opening Statement in Elnora Myers, et al. v. Beiswenger Enterprises Corporation, et al.
Sponsor: Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Location/Date: Houston, Texas - December 3-4, 1998

Seminar: 1999 Board Certification Review Course
Topic: Personal Injury and Wrongful Death & Insurance
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida - February 1-2, 1999

Seminar: The Faces of the Future Seminar
Topic: Wrongful Death of a Child-Closing Argument
Sponsor: Keenan’s Kids Foundation
Location/Date: Atlanta, Georgia - March 10-11, 1999

Seminar: Basic Personal Injury Seminar
Topic: How to Try a Personal Injury Case
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, FL - April 27-28, 1999; Miami, Florida - April 29-30, 1999

Seminar: Litigation and How to Live Through It
Topic: Closing Argument
Sponsor: Utah Trial Lawyers Association
Location/Date: Salt Lake City, Utah - May 6, 1999

Seminar: Jury Selection Seminar
Topic: Getting Rid of the Poison: The Law and Strategic Use of Challenges for Cause and Preemptory Strikes
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Ft. Lauderdale, FL – August 26, 1999; Tampa, Florida – August 27, 1999

Seminar: ATLA 2000 Winter Convention
Topic: Mediation: What to Expect and How to Persuade
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: San Juan, Puerto Rico – January 26, 2000

Seminar: 2000 Board Certification Review Seminar
Topic: Personal Injury and Wrongful Death & Insurance
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida – February 1, 2000

Seminar: Section of Litigation/Products Liability Committee
Topic: Getting Judges and Juries to Understand the Science In Your Products Liability Case
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Location/Date: Las Vegas, Nevada - February 5, 2000

Seminar: Workhorse 2000
Topic: Selecting, Handling, and Trying a Medical Negligence Case
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Miami, Florida – April 7th, 2000

Seminar: Medical Negligence: Establishing Causation, Understanding Imaging, and Proving Negligence in the Hospital
Topic: Hospital Liability and Apparent Agency
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Sonoma, California – October 12th, 2000

Seminar: Basic Personal Injury Litigation
Topic: How to Try a Personal Injury Case
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Miami, Florida – October 18th, 2000

Seminar: 2001 Board Certification Review Seminar
Topic: Personal Injury, and Wrongful Death & Insurance
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida – February 6, 2001

Seminar: 2001 Advanced Evidence Seminar
Topic: Closing Argument
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida – March 15, 2001

Seminar: Damages in Commercial Litigation in Florida
Topic: Punitive Damages
Sponsor: Lorman Education Services
Location/Date: Miami, Florida – March 16, 2001

Seminar: 2001 ATLA Annual Convention
Topic: Avoiding Legal Malpractice in the Handling Of Professional Negligence Claims: Common Themes When Lawyers are the Defendants
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Montreal, Canada – July 16, 2001

Seminar: Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute
Topic: The Law of Voir Dire
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Orlando, Florida – August 20, 2001

Seminar: Medical Negligence: Life in the Courtroom, Proving Your Case, and Preparation for Trial – the Medicine
Topic: Diffusing the Defense Expert Witness During Cross-Examination
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Rohnert Park, California – October 20, 2001

Seminar: 2002 Board Certification Review Seminar
Topic: Personal Injury, and Wrongful Death & Insurance
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida – February 19, 2002

Seminar: Litigating Catastrophically Injured Infant Cases
Topic: Hospital Liability
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Atlanta, Georgia – February 22, 2002

Seminar: Basic Personal Injury
Topic: How to Try a Personal Injury Case
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Miami, Florida – March 6, 2002; Tampa, Florida – March 8, 2002

Seminar: Damages in Commercial Litigation in Florida
Topic: Punitive Damages
Sponsor: Lorman Education Services
Location/Date: Miami, Florida – March 13, 2002

Seminar: Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute
Topic: Strategies for Using the Law of Voir Dire to Select the Best Panel
Sponsor: Lorman Education Services
Location/Date: Orlando, Florida - August 19, 2002

Seminar: Blueprint for Success
Topic: Jury Selection: New Thoughts and Techniques for Picking Juries in 2003 and Beyond
Sponsor: Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
Location/Date: Kansas City, Missouri – December 13, 2002

Seminar: 2003 Board Certification Exam Review
Topic: Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida – February 11, 2003

Seminar: Proving and Defending Damages
Topic: Proving Damages in the Wrongful Death Case; A Plaintiff’s Perspective
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida – February 14, 2003

Seminar: Litigating Catastrophically Injured Infant Cases
Topic: Diffusing the MRI Defense
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Atlanta, Georgia – February 21, 2003

Seminar: Winter Ski Conference
Topic: Closing Argument in the Medical Malpractice Case
Sponsor: Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
Location/Date: Aspen, Colorado – March 4, 2003

Seminar: 2003 Advanced Evidence Seminar
Topic: Closing Argument
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida – March 6, 2003

Seminar: Damages in Commercial Litigation in Florida
Topic: Punitive Damages
Sponsor: Lorman Education Services
Location/Date: Miami, Florida –March 14, 2003

Seminar: Winning Under Fire: Trying Cases in the 21st Century
Topic: Innovative Settlement Strategies
Sponsor: Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Location/Date: New Haven, Connecticut – April 25, 2003

Seminar: Medical Malpractice
Topic: Preventing or Dealing With Sovereign Immunity in Medical Malpractice
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Orlando and Coral Gables, Florida – May 15 & 16, 2003

Seminar: Failure to Diagnose Cancer Cases
Topic: Developing Themes, Anchors and Trial Strategy In the Failure to Diagnose a Cancer Case
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: June 12, 2003

Seminar: All Stars Seminar
Topic: Techniques for Selecting Juries in Difficult Times: The Key to Success in the Courtroom
Sponsor: Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys
Location/Date: Louisville, Kentucky – June 20, 2003

Seminar: ATLA 2003 Annual Convention
Topic: Getting Off on the Right Foot; Winning the Professional Negligence Case in Opening Statement
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: San Francisco, California – July 22, 2003

Seminar: Al J. Cone Seminar
Topic: Voir Dire
Sponsor: The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Orlando, Florida – August 21, 2003

Seminar: “All – Star” Seminar
Topic: Winning Arguments – Keys to Success
Sponsor: Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
Location/Date: Lincoln, Nebraska – October 24, 2003

Seminar: 2003 Preparing to Win Seminar
Topic: The Law Regarding Jury Selection
Sponsor: The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Fort Lauderdale, Florida – November 21, 2003

Seminar: Litigating Catastrophically Injured Infant Cases
Topic: Establishing Hospital Liability – Alternative Theories
Sponsor: The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Atlanta, Georgia – February 7, 2004

Seminar: 2004 Civil Trial Certification Review Seminar
Topic: Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida – February 10, 2004

Seminar: ATLA 2004 Winter Convention
Topic: Themes in Birth Trauma
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Orlando, Florida – February 15, 2004

Seminar: Basic Personal Injury Litigation
Topic: How to Try a Personal Injury Case
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa and Miami, Florida – March 16 and 18, 2004

Seminar: Proving and Defending Damages
Topic: Proving Damages in the Wrongful Death Case (Plaintiff’s Perspective)
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida – April 16, 2004

Seminar: Failure to Diagnose and Treat Heart Disease
Topic: Developing and Applying Case Themes in Heart Disease Cases
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Teleseminar – May 25, 2004

Seminar: 2004 ATLA Annual Convention
Topic: Diffusing the Defense Through Expert Testimony
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Boston, Massachusetts – July 7, 2004

Seminar: 2004 Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute
Topic: Voir Dire
Sponsor: The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Orlando, Florida - August 19, 2004

Seminar: Holding the Hospital Accountable
Topic: Hospital Liability Under Respondeat Superiors, Corporate Negligence, Apparent Authority, and Joint Venture
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Montreal, Quebec – October 8, 2004

Seminar: Advanced Trial Skills Seminar
Topic: Medical Malpractice Techniques
Sponsor: The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Orlando, Florida – November 5, 2004

Seminar: Last Chance Seminar
Topic: Jury Selection in the Hostile Environment
Sponsor: Louisiana Association of Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: New Orleans, Louisiana – December 16, 2004

Seminar: ATLA 2005 Winter Convention
Topic: Making the Most of Challenges for Cause Before You Get to Peremptory Challenges
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Palm Springs, California – January 31, 2005

Seminar: Civil Trial Certification
Topic: Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida – February 8, 2005

Seminar: 2005 Basic Personal Injury
Topic: How to Try a Personal Injury Case
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Miami and Tampa, Florida – February 10 & 11, 2005

Seminar: Litigating Catastrophically Injured Infant Cases
Topic: Diffusing the Defense Expert Witness During Cross-Examination
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Atlanta, Georgia – February 26, 2005

Seminar: Masters in Trial
Topic: Closing Argument (premises liability case)
Sponsor: American Board of Trial Advocates
Location/Date: Tallahassee, Florida – May 4, 2005

Seminar: 2005 Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute
Topic: Voir Dire
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Orlando, Florida – August 25, 2005

Seminar: Litigating Medical Negligence Cases
Topic: Heart Disease: The Medicine, Development of Themes, And Overcoming Defenses
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Metropolitan Washington, D.C. – October 7, 2005

Seminar: Medical Malpractice in Florida: Debating Current Legal Issues
Topic: Filing Suit through Trial: Plaintiff
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa and Miami, Florida – October 20 and 21, 2005

Seminar: Litigating Catastrophically Injured Infant Cases
Topic: Holding the Hospital Accountable
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Marina del Rey, California – February 4, 2006

Seminar: Civil Trial Certification Review Course 2006
Topic: Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida – February 7, 2006

Seminar: ATLA 2006 Annual Convention
Topic: In Focus: Trying a Medical Negligence Case in “Trying Times”
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Location/Date: Seattle, Washington – July 18, 2006

Seminar: Masters in Trial
Topic: Closing Argument Demonstration (products liability case)
Sponsor: American Board of Trial Advocates
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida – July 27, 2006

Seminar: Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute
Topic: Voir Dire
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Orlando, Florida – August 24, 2006

Seminar: Medical Negligence Seminar
Topic: The Ten Things You Need to Know About Trying Malpractice Cases in Trying Times
Sponsor: Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Cleveland, Ohio – November 17, 2006

Seminar: Medical Malpractice in Florida: Debating Current Issues
Topic: Discovery
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Orlando, Florida – November 30, 2006

Seminar: Litigating Catastrophically Injured Infant Cases
Topic: Development and Application of Winning Themes in the Birth Injury Case
Sponsor: American Association for Justice
Location/Date: Tucson, Arizona – February 2, 2007

Seminar: Civil Trial Certification Review Course
Topic: Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida – February 13, 2007

Seminar: Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy
Topic: Voir Dire
Sponsor: Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Location/Date: Orlando, Florida – April 26, 2007

Seminar: Advocacy Track – A Brief Visit to the Colleges
Topic: Closing Argument in a Medical Negligence Case
Sponsor: American Association for Justice
Location/Date: Chicago, Illinois – July 16, 2007

Seminar: Masters in Trial
Topic: Closing
Sponsor: The Florida Chapters of The American Board of Trial Advocates
Location/Date: Orlando, Florida – July 26, 2007

Seminar: 21st Annual Weekend with the Stars
Topic: Convincing the Jury: Success in a Hostile Climate
Sponsor: American Association for Justice
Location/Date: New York, New York – December 8-9, 2007

Seminar: Medical Malpractice Seminar
Topic: Keys to Winning at Trial – Jury Selection Through Closing
Sponsor: Florida Justice Association
Location/Date: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – January 9, 2008

Seminar: 2008 Civil Trial Certification Review Course
Topic: Recent Developments in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida – February 12, 2008

Seminar: Damages Seminar with David Ball, Ph.D.
Topic: What AAJ is Learning: Reframing the Debate; Opening Statement Demonstrations; Closing Argument Demonstrations
Sponsor: American Association for Justice
Location/Date: Santa Fe, New Mexico – March 7-8, 2008

Seminar: Medical Malpractice Seminar
Topic: Answering and Overcoming Defense Tactics at Trial
Sponsor: Ohio Association for Justice
Location/Date: Columbus, Ohio – September 19, 2008

Seminar: 2008 Masters of Justice: Elevating Your Practice to Success
Topic: The Exposing and Disposing of the Biased Juror Closing Arguments – Invaluable Tips from FJA Masters of Justice
Sponsor: Florida Justice Association
Location/Date: St. Petersburg, Florida – December 4, 2008

Seminar: Litigating Medical Negligence Cases Seminar
Topic: Completing the Circle: Tying Together Opening Statement and Closing Argument
Sponsor: American Association for Justice
Location/Date: Phoenix, Arizona – January 30-31, 2009

Seminar: Civil Trial Certification Review Course
Topic: Recent Developments in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida – February 9-10, 2009

Seminar: 2009 Workhorse Seminar
Topic: Interview With The Masters – A Special Time
Sponsor: Florida Justice Association
Location/Date: Orlando, Florida – February 26, 2009

Seminar: SeminarWeb Live Program
Topic: The Exposing and Disposing of the Biased Juror
Sponsor: Florida Justice Association
Location/Date: Web Seminar – April 28, 2009

Seminar: Prosecution and Defense of a Complex Commercial Case
Topic: Strategy and Presentation of Punitive Damages
Sponsor: Dade County Bar Association
Location/Date: Miami, Florida – May 15, 2009

Seminar: 2009 Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute
Topic: Voir Dire
Sponsor: Florida Justice Association
Location/Date: Orlando, Florida – August 13-15, 2009

Seminar: FJA Medical Malpractice Seminar
Topic: The Doctrine of Non-Delegable Duty: Holding Hospitals Accountable for What Happens on Their Watch
Sponsor: Florida Justice Association
Location/Date: West Palm Beach, Florida – November 13, 2009

Seminar: Civil Trial Certification Review Seminar
Topic: Recent Developments in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida – February 2, 2010

Seminar: Litigating Medical Negligence and Injured Infant Cases Seminar
Topic: Cardiovascular Cases
Sponsor: American Association for Justice
Location/Date: Las Vegas, Nevada – April 9-10, 2010

Seminar: Kentucky Justice Association Annual Convention
Topic: Key Elements to Winning Medical Negligence Cases in Difficult Times
Sponsor: Kentucky Justice Association
Location/Date: French Lick, Indiana – September 16, 2010

Seminar: Medical Malpractice 2-Day Meadowlands 2010 Seminar
Topic: Medical Malpractice From Across the USA/Trying Medical Malpractice Cases in Tough Times
Sponsor: New Jersey Association for Justice Educational Foundation, Inc.
Location/Date: East Rutherford, New Jersey – November 11-12, 2010

Seminar: 38th Crown Center Seminar
Topic: The Untold Story of the other Terry Schiavo Trial/Lessons for Trial Attorneys
Sponsor: Kansas Association for Justice
Location/Date: Kansas City, Missouri – December 2-4, 2010

Seminar: Civil Trial Certification Review 2012
Topic: Recent Developments in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Orlando, Florida – January 27, 2012

Seminar: AAJ’s Seminar on Winning Medical Negligence Cases with Rules of the Road
Topic: Rules for Closing Argument in Negligence Cases
Sponsor: American Association for Justice
Location/Date: Las Vegas, Nevada – June 29-30, 2012

Seminar: 2013 Board Certification Review Course
Topic: Recent Developments in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Orlando, Florida – January 18, 2013

Seminar: Jury Selection Panel
Topic: Jury Selection
Sponsor: Dade County Bar Association
Location/Date: Miami, Florida – February 8, 2013

Seminar: AAJ’s Seminar on Winning Medical Negligence Cases with Rules of the Road
Topic: Pounding the Rules in the Closing Argument
Sponsor: American Association for Justice
Location/Date: Scottsdale, Arizona – March 8-9, 2013

Seminar: 2013 Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies
Topic: The Best Little Expert Witness Course in Florida
Sponsor: Florida Judicial Education Programs
Location/Date: Lake Buena Vista, Florida – May 7, 2013

Seminar: Masters in Trial (Trial of an Automobile Products Liability Case)
Topic: Plaintiff’s Closing Argument
Sponsor: American Board of Trial Advocates
Location/Date: Tallahassee, Florida – August 23, 2013

Seminar: Masters of Justice (Medical Malpractice Seminar)
Topic: Plaintiff’s Closing Argument
Sponsor: Florida Justice Association
Location/Date: Coral Gables, Florida – September 19, 2013

Seminar: Kansas Assoc. for Justice Annual Meeting and CLE Seminar
Topic: Sealing the Deal: Preparing & Delivering the Winning Closing Argument
Sponsor: Kansas Association for Justice
Location/Date: Kansas City, Missouri – December 6, 2013

Seminar: Annual Civil Trial Update and Board Certification Review Seminar
Topic: Recent Developments in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida – February 18, 2014

Seminar: Masters of Justice (Medical Malpractice Seminar)
Topic: “The Beginning and the End: Tying Opening and Closing Together for Maximum Impact”
Sponsor: Florida Justice Association
Location/Date: Orlando, Florida – September 18, 2014

Seminar: AAJ’s Seminar on Winning Medical Negligence Cases with
Rules of the Road
Topic: Using the Rules to Close the Circle Between Opening Statement and Closing Argument
Sponsor: American Association for Justice
Location/Date: Santa Fe, New Mexico – September 27-28, 2014

Seminar: Annual Civil Trial Update and Board Certification Review Seminar
Topic: Recent Developments in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida – February 26-27, 2015

Seminar: Masters in Trial (A Trial Demonstration from Opening Statements through Jury Deliberation)
Topic: Plaintiff - Closing Argument
Sponsor: American Board of Trial Advocates
Location/Date: Fort Lauderdale, Florida – July 17, 2015

Seminar: Annual Civil Trial Update and Board Certification Review - 2016
Topic: Recent Developments in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida – February 4-5, 2016

Seminar: The Fearless Cross-Examiner Seminar: Win the Witness, Win the Case
Topic: Cross-examining the experienced, well-travelled and honest appearing but morally bankrupt expert
Sponsor: American Association for Justice
Location/Date: Washington, D.C. – April 15-16, 2016

Seminar: Annual Civil Trial Update and Board Certification Review - 2017
Topic: Recent Developments in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida – January 19-20, 2017

Seminar: AAJ Rules of the Road for Medical Negligence - 2017
Topic: Using the Rules in Arguing Damages
Sponsor: AAJ
Location/Date: Sonoma, California – April 7-8, 2017

Seminar: KJA Annual Convention & Seminar
Topic: Keys to Winning the Medical Negligence Case at Trial
Sponsor: Kentucky Justice Association
Location/Date: Florence, Indiana – September 13-15, 2017

Seminar: Annual Civil Trial Update and Board Certification Review - 2018
Topic: Recent Developments in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Sponsor: The Florida Bar
Location/Date: Tampa, Florida – February 1-2, 2018

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$7.9 Million Record Setting Verdict

Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain, P.A. won a record verdict for a 77-year-old stroke victim who lost the use of the left side of her body due to the negligence of her doctors. Despite being at a higher risk for blood clots and strokes, her cardiologist and electrophysiologist (a heart rhythm specialist) took her off Coumadin—a medication designed for preventing blood clots and strokes. The defendants argued that the patient didn’t deserve a large verdict due to her advanced age and lower life expectancy. The jury saw through their cynical arguments and awarded our client nearly $8 million—the most damages awarded to a malpractice victim over the age of 70 in Florida history.

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