Attorney Gary D. Fox

Seasoned 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.

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.

    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.

    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.

      Famous 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 beenselected for inclusion in the following:

      • Best Lawyers® for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
      • Best Lawyers® for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
      • "500 Leading Lawyers in America" by Lawdragon
      • Lawdragon Hall of Fame
      • Florida Super Lawyers®
      • "Best Lawyers in Florida" by Florida Trend Magazine
      • "South Florida's Best Lawyers" by Miami Metro Magazine

      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.

      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: 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

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