FOUNDER & PARTNER, PODHURST ORSECK, MIAMI
Podhurst and his late partner, Bobby Orseck, founded the firm in 1967. The 16-attorney practice has become a boutique trial and appellate firm that has taken on some of the most high-profile and complex cases in the country, including cases involving aircraft accidents and high-stakes class action and mass torts involving aviation, products liability, personal injury and wrongful death claims, as well as complex commercial litigation and white-collar defense. Podhurst says his career was launched when he was able to help settle a case involving multiple lawsuits over a 1972 airline crash in the Everglades. Recent notable cases involve Takata airbags and litigation involving NFL player concussions.
EDUCATION University of Michigan (BBA), Columbia University (JD)
PHILANTHROPIC PASSION I have served as chair for the Perez Art Museum Miami for the past decade. Last year alone, PAMM’s free arts education impacted more than 28,000 children.
SOMETHING SURPRISING Just how much I love litigating, especially at this stage of my career. I look forward to it every day because I find that it keeps me sharp.
RESOLUTION KEPT Eat better and lose weight. I’ve lost 16 pounds since Jan. 1.