Florida Class Action Law Firm
At Podhurst Orseck, class action and multidistrict litigation is a mainstay of our practice. The firm’s legal practice, established over fifty years ago, in multidistrict litigation (MDL) class actions began in 1972 with the representation of victims of the crash of Eastern Airlines Flight 401 in the Florida Everglades. Partner Aaron Podhurst was appointed by then-U.S. District Judge Peter Fay to serve as the chairman of the plaintiffs’ executive committee among the lawyers representing hundreds of cases in the matter. The case was resolved within a year – a rarity for multidistrict litigation – and served as a stepping-stone to the firm’s success.
The attorneys of our firm have served as court–appointed lead or liaison counsel in numerous major class actions, including aviation, securities litigation, investor fraud cases, pharmaceutical, consumer, healthcare and insurance litigation. From its inception, the firm has cultivated the appellate and class action practices of not only the firm’s trial lawyers, but also representational partnerships with other lawyers throughout the nation. Our firm members practice in many state and federal appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court. The firm’s practice serves clients residing or based domestically throughout the United States as well as those around the world.
Nationally Recognized Class Action Lawyers
Podhurst Orseck attorneys have received a “Tier 1” rating from U.S. News and World Report for their personal injury, commercial and appellate litigation skills related to class actions. Partners Aaron A. Podhurst, Robert C. Josefsberg, Joel D. Eaton, Steven C. Marks, Peter Prieto, Stephen F. Rosenthal and Ricardo M. Martinez-Cid have been listed in Best Lawyers in America and received numerous other personal accolades for representation in class action and multidistrict litigation.
Podhurst Orseck’s attorneys are respected nationally and internationally for their involvement and results in multidistrict class action litigation representation. Mr. Podhurst was selected as a “Legal Legend” for his contributions to the South Florida legal system. Mr. Josefsberg has been listed in Chambers and Partners as one of the top four commercial litigators in Florida and named the, “#1 trial lawyer in Florida,” by Super Lawyers.
Mr. Prieto has been recognized for his practice skills in challenging RICO class actions and has been acknowledged as one of the “Top Lawyers in South Florida,” according to the South Florida Legal Guide. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Florida’s Legal Elite, and Chambers USA, which praised Mr. Prieto for his thorough advice, trial experience and good judgment.
Podhurst Orseck has invested significant firm resources and trained and established a sizeable support staff to service its class action representation areas. Podhurst Orseck lawyers have chaired and served on the steering committees of many national multi–district litigation proceedings in federal courts involving products defects, consumer fraud, major commercial aviation crashes and other mass torts. These cases represent millions of dollars in settlements and awards.