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At Freidin Brown, P.A., we are focused on helping individuals who have been injured by the negligence or wrongdoing of others. Our Miami attorneys have been committed to helping injured victims and families get through difficult times. With 100 years of collective courtroom experience and a vast network of resources available to us, we have the ability to take on cases involving serious and catastrophic injuries.

Our firm has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injured clients. Our legal team includes two board certified trial attorneys who provide invaluable legal insight to the cases we handle. Whether we are handling a premises liability or car accident case, our mission is to secure maximum compensation for our clients. We have handled more than 300 jury trials and have secured more than 20 verdicts valued in excess of $1 million. We are not afraid of a challenge or of heading to court on behalf of injured victims.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Airplane Accidents
  • Amusement Park Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Construction Accidents
  • Class Action Lawsuits
  • Cruise Ship Accidents
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Resort/Tourism Torts
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Train Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Family Law Matters

With every case we accept, we make every effort to deliver legal representation of the highest caliber. We believe that negligent individuals and parties should be held accountable when their actions cause injury to others. If you are currently dealing with a negligence-related injury, we are here to help you seek justice.

Our team is ready and willing to assist you during this difficult time. We will guide you through the entire process of your legal matter so that you don't feel overwhelmed or confused. We are the kind of reputable law firm you want on your side. Call Attorney Philip Freidin today at 305-371-3666 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Profile

Attorney Philip Freidin

Jurisdictions:

  • Florida, 1969
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1970

Education:

  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1969
  • University of Florida
    • B.D. - 1966

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Best Lawyers - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, 2007 - 2015
  • South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyer, Personal Injury & Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff, 2001 - 2015
  • Super Lawyers-Personal Injury Plaintiff/Medical Malpractice, 2012
  • Super Lawyers Annual List of Top 100 Attorneys in Miami-Dade County, Florida (Personal Injury Medical Malpractice)
  • Super Lawyers (Top 100: Miami - 2011), 2006 - 2015
  • Daily Business Review's 2008 Most Effective Lawyers in South Florida- Personal Injury (Finalist)
  • Best Lawyer in America -- Medical Malpractice
  • Florida Super Lawyers -- Top 5% of Attorneys in Florida
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite -- Top 2% of Attorneys in Florida
  • Martindale Hubbell's -- AV Rating
  • Miami Metro's Top Lawyers
  • Avvo rating of 10 -- Superb
  • Super Lawyers 2006 - 2015
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Dade County Bar Association, Member
  • Dade County Judicial Nominating Commission, Member
  • Florida Justice Association, Member
  • Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice's Task Force on Complex Litigation, Member
  • Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission, Member
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • Miami-Dade Justice Association, Former Board of Directors
  • Florida Bar Judicial, Former Chairman, Nominating Procedures Committee
  • Florida Justice Association, Former President
  • Florida Justice Association, Vice President
  • Florida Justice Association, Treasurer
  • Florida Justice Association, Secretary
  • Supreme Court of Florida Task Force on Management of Complex Cases, Appointed Member, 2007
  • Dade County's MADD Chapter, Member
  • Governor Chiles' Task Force on Preventing Elderly Abuse, Member
  • Chief Justice Barkett's 21st Century Planning Committee, Former Member
  • State of Florida Legislature Elderly Long Term Care, Former Task Force Member
  • Dade County Judicial Nominating Commission, Chairman
  • Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission, Vice Chairman
  • The Florida Bar, Chairman, Grievance Committee
  • Florida Justice Association, Board of Director
  • Dade County's MADD Chapter, Board of Directors
  • JNC - Southern District, Member

Verdicts & Settlements

$38,000,000
Medical Malpractice

Philip Freidin along with co-counsel Mark Poses obtained a $38 million verdict for twin boys who were rendered blind due to the defendant doctor's malpractice after they were born premature. The lawyers at Freidin Brown, P.A. proved to a Ft. Myers jury that had the doctor properlyscreened and diagnosed the two infants, their sight would have been saved.


 $32,000,000
Deceptive Sweepstakes Mailing

Class v. American Family Publishers (AFP) - Freidin Brown, P.A. was one of the firms representing consumers in this nationwide class action for unfair consumer trade practices which resulted in a negotiated settlement in which AFP paid $32 million settlement to compensate individuals who had been taken advantage of by the deceptive sweepstakes mailings.


7,000,000
Sex Tape Scandal Lawsuit Against 50 Cent

Miami Woman Awarded $7 Million in Sex-Tape Lawsuit against Rapper 50 Cent - New York, NY - (24 July 2015). Today a New York City jury slammed rapper 50 Cent with a $7 million verdict in compensatory and punitive damages in favor of Lastonia Leviston, a South Florida mother of two.

"We are thankful to our jury who sacrificed so much. But most all I want to express my deep admiration for my client and her amazing courage in standing tall and fighting for justice. It's not easy to take on powerful people who abuse less powerful people, but she did it. I am proud to have been part of a great team that made this happen," said Philip Freidin, lead counsel for Ms. Leviston.

The rapper, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, was found by the jury to have invaded Ms. Leviston's privacy and intentionally inflicted emotional distress on her in order to further his position in a made-up conflict with another rapper, Rick Ross, the father of Ms. Leviston's child. The jury found that Mr. Jackson obtained, edited, and published on his website an intimate video that Ms. Leviston had made with her boyfriend at the time. In order to hurt Ross, Jackson superimposed himself on the original video and hurled horrendously degrading insults at Ms. Leviston, while at the same time shrieking with laughter. The edited videotape, which was replete with Mr. Jackson's brand, went viral and had over 3 million views.

"I am extremely proud and thankful that my team helped me find the courage to stand up to a man who took advantage of and humiliated me in front of the entire world," said Leviston.


 $5,250,000
Verdict for Family of Drunk Driving Accident Victim

A jury awarded $5.25 million to the children of Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Steven Levine, who was killed by a drunk driver in 2001.

On Dec. 8, 2001, Levine, 47, was driving his red Corvette on Krome Avenue near Homestead when a Chevy pickup truck driven by Jose Hernandez ran a stop sign at approximately 80 mph and smashed into his car, instantly killing the Judge and his passenger.

Mr. Hernandez, the defendant, had a blood alcohol rate of .232 percent, nearly three times the legal limit of .08 percent. He had just left the Coyote Bar with his passenger, Ruben Soto, who had also been drinking heavily.

Judge Levine, a 15-year veteran of the bench, left behind a widow, Tracy Howard, and two minor children. Tracy Howard sued in 2002, charging Hernandez with negligence.

Hernandez was convicted of vehicular manslaughter and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

The two-day civil trial started Monday, March 6. After 30 minutes of deliberations on the afternoon of March 7, the jury awarded Judge Levine's family $5.25 million.


$5,800,000
Brain Injury

Vallescura v. Mitsubishi - $5.8 million verdict for a burned hand and mild brain damage received by a young female passenger in an automobile accident. This was another case in which we proved that our client suffered brain injury even though no x-ray or scan showed such damage.


$3,900,000
Verdict for Family of Accident Victim

A jury awarded $3.9 million to the mother of Maria Valle, a 33 year old woman who was killed by a drunk driver in 2001.

On September 28, 2001, Maria Valle was a backseat passenger in a vehicle that was rear ended while it was stopped at a traffic light by a pick up truck driven by Marvin Hood, a drunk driver.

The two-day civil trial started Monday, August 7th. After one hour of deliberations, the jury awarded Mrs. Valle $3.9 million.


$4,780,000
Negligent Security

After eight years of litigation, on September 23, 2011, a Miami-Dade County jury returned a $4.78 million verdict in a negligent security case. Mrs. Giangrandi was murdered in her bedroom by an intruder who broke into the house in the early morning hours of January 6, 2003. At trial, the Plaintiff alleged that the Defendant, 50 State Security Service, Inc., was negligent in the execution of its post orders, which required that the security guards maintain a continuous mobile patrol of the neighborhood. The Plaintiff further alleged that had the security company properly performed its duties, the intruder would have been deterred and would never have attempted to enter the home.

The Defendant, 50 State Security Service, Inc., denied any wrong-doing and further called a retired FBI agent, who specialized in profiling criminals, to testify that the individual who murdered Mrs. Giangrandi was not capable of being deterred. 50 State Security Service, Inc. further alleged that if anyone was at fault it was ADT, the alarm company that protected the house, and Mrs. Giangrandi who left her bathroom window open.

Ultimately, the jury concluded that both 50 State Security Service, Inc. and ADT shared the responsibility and awarded the three surviving daughters (ages 24, 19 and 16 at the time of their mother’s death) significant damages for their pain and suffering. The jury further found that Mrs. Giangrandi was not at fault.


 $3,100,000
Plane Crash

3 Victims v. 2 Companies - $3.1 million settlement for a small plane crash in Bolivia.


 $2,500,000
Bedsores/Elder Abuse

Estate of I.C. v. Nursing Home - $2.5 million settlement for a claim for large bedsores.


 $3,374,000
Severe Arm Injury

$3.374 million verdict for a severe degloving injury to a 17 year old boy's left (non-dominant) arm.

On April 5, 2005 a Broward County jury found JUSTIN THEODORE BYRON responsible for the injuries sustained by ANTHONY LOUIS VETTER in a car accident. As result, the jury, made up of four women and two men awarded VETTER $3,374,000.00.

October 11, 2003, BYRON, who was 17 at the time of the accident, was traveling Eastbound on Royal Palm Blvd. Just past NW 107th Avenue, BYRON made a U-turn on to the Westbound traffic and collided with the vehicle being driven by VETTER, who was also 17 at the time of the accident. Following the impact, VETTERS vehicle collided with a median causing his vehicle to overturn at least once.

As a result of the accident, VETTER suffered a severe degloving injury to his left (non-dominant) arm severing an artery and veins. A degloving injury is an injury in which the entire skin is torn from either a leg or arm by blunt trauma to the extremity involved. At the time of the accident, doctors feared that VETTER would lose his arm. Over the course of seven months, Mr. VETTER underwent 14 surgical procedures. However, with the assistance of concerned citizens who made homemade tourniquets to keep VETTER from bleeding to death at the scene, and some very talented and dedicated doctors, VETTER was able to keep his arm and has regained some function in the arm and hand.

(ANTHONY LOUIS VETTER V. JUSTIN THEODORE BYRON, Broward Circuit Court, 17th Judicial Circuit, Case No. 04-4184-03).

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