38 episodes

The Titans of Trial features Florida’s legendary trial attorneys revealing their keys to success – in law practice and in personal life – in their own words. Sometimes whimsical, often inspirational, but always with practical advice and lessons, Titans of Trial shares the personal stories of the men and women who’ve made a demonstrated difference to the practice of trial law in Florida. On the web at www.fjaref.org For further information, please contact John Brazzell, Executive Director, at jbrazzell@myfja.org or call 850-224-9403. Your questions, comments, and suggestions are welcome! Copyright Florida Justice Association, 2017-2021. All rights reserved.

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The Titans of Trial features Florida’s legendary trial attorneys revealing their keys to success – in law practice and in personal life – in their own words. Sometimes whimsical, often inspirational, but always with practical advice and lessons, Titans of Trial shares the personal stories of the men and women who’ve made a demonstrated difference to the practice of trial law in Florida. On the web at www.fjaref.org For further information, please contact John Brazzell, Executive Director, at jbrazzell@myfja.org or call 850-224-9403. Your questions, comments, and suggestions are welcome! Copyright Florida Justice Association, 2017-2021. All rights reserved.

    Titans of Trial – Larry Stewart

    Titans of Trial – Larry Stewart

    Larry Stewart became a personal injury lawyer in Miami in the early 1960’s.  It was a time when the longevity of the then-fledgling profession was in doubt.  He took “show & tell” presentations before a jury to a whole new level, in one of the first automobile crashworthiness cases in the country.  But he’s perhaps best known as the founder of Trial Lawyers Care, the national AAJ pro bono program that began for victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
    He is a past president of both the American Association for Justice and the Florida Justice Association and a winner of the FJA’s top awards, including the Al J. Cone Lifetime Achievement Award and the Perry Nichols Award - the FJA’s most prestigious.  It’s given to a person whose perseverance, commitment, and unmatched dedication to the civil justice system is at the forefront of his or her life.  Now retired, he’s working on a book on the history of the FJA in its first 50 years. 
    Larry Stewart sat down with Florida Justice Association Radio host Harvey Bennett in late January 2021 to share his advice on how to innovate – including finding and taking advantage of the “little gems” in a case - and the one thing he believes is most important for a trial lawyer to have.
    Show Notes: Larry Stewart is Of Counsel at the firm he founded, Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain of Miami, Florida – www.stfblaw.com  
    Resources Mentioned in this Podcast: Visit the Florida Justice Association Research and Education Foundation Podcast Webpage for full details and extras on this podcast.
    The Titans of Trial podcast, sponsored by the  Florida Justice Association Research and Education Foundation, features Florida’s legendary trial attorneys revealing their keys to success – in law practice and in personal life – in their own words.  Behind the sometimes tough courtroom veneer lies the heart of a champion advocate.  Sometimes whimsical, often inspirational, but always with practical advice and lessons, Titans of Trial shares the personal stories of the men and women who’ve made a demonstrated difference to the practice of trial law in Florida.

    • 35 min
    Titans of Trial – Jimmy Gustafson

    Titans of Trial – Jimmy Gustafson

    It was losing a personal injury case in mid-career that almost made Jimmy Gustafson give up the practice of trial law.  In a few minutes, you’ll hear about the inspirational story that changed him - and his career - and the lesson he learned about true success.
    He is a past president of the Florida Justice Association, an Eagle Founder, and winner of the Jon Krupnick Award.  It’s given for perseverance in achieving justice for an injured client.  And it was that very case that he credits with giving him a renewed feeling of gratitude in being a trial lawyer.
    Jimmy Gustafson of Tallahassee sat down with Florida Justice Association Radio host Harvey Bennett in November of 2020 to share his life’s journey, the rules his loving wife Josie laid down that helped, and how, through questioning himself, he’s become a better lawyer.
    Show Notes: Jimmy Gustafson is a Shareholder and Managing Partner of the Tallahassee office of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley of West Palm Beach, Florida – www.searcylaw.com 
    Resources Mentioned in this Podcast: Visit the Florida Justice Association Research and Education Foundation Podcast Webpage for full details and extras on this podcast.
    The Titans of Trial podcast, sponsored by the Florida Justice Association Research and Education Foundation, features Florida’s legendary trial attorneys revealing their keys to success – in law practice and in personal life – in their own words.  Behind the sometimes tough courtroom veneer lies the heart of a champion advocate.  Sometimes whimsical, often inspirational, but always with practical advice and lessons, Titans of Trial shares the personal stories of the men and women who’ve made a demonstrated difference to the practice of trial law in Florida.

    • 43 min
    Titans of Trial – Sean Domnick

    Titans of Trial – Sean Domnick

    All Sean Domnick ever wanted to be while growing up was a lawyer.  Today, he represents some of the most catastrophically injured people in the country – many from medical malpractice – and has won among the largest verdicts.  As you’ll hear, he credits case preparation, but also a keen sense of empathy for his clients.  He got an extra dose of that from his own bout with cancer.
    He’s been a longtime board member of the Florida Justice Association and won many of its top awards.  They include the B.J. and Tom Masterson Award for professionalism and high ethics; the Jon Krupnick Award for perseverance in achieving justice for an injured client; and the McKinley Smiley Jr. Award for being a dedicated mentor to newer lawyers throughout his career.  He’ll share his tips on running a law firm and developing talent.
    Sean Domnick of Palm Beach Gardens sat down with Florida Justice Association Radio host Harvey Bennett in September 2020 to discuss the fear of losing, his growing frustration about justice delayed becoming justice denied, and the innovative way he balances career and family life.
    Show Notes: Sean Domnick is a Shareholder with Domnick Cunningham & Whalen in West Palm Beach, Florida – www.dcwlaw.com     
    Resources Mentioned in this Podcast: Visit the Florida Justice Association Research and Education Foundation Podcast Webpage for full details and extras on this podcast.
    The Titans of Trial podcast, sponsored by the Florida Justice Association Research and Education Foundation, features Florida’s legendary trial attorneys revealing their keys to success – in law practice and in personal life – in their own words.  Behind the sometimes tough courtroom veneer lies the heart of a champion advocate.  Sometimes whimsical, often inspirational, but always with practical advice and lessons, Titans of Trial shares the personal stories of the men and women who’ve made a demonstrated difference to the practice of trial law in Florida.

    • 38 min
    Titans of Trial – Rich Newsome

    Titans of Trial – Rich Newsome

    Rich Newsome of Orlando has been at the center of some of the biggest personal injury cases involving automobiles in this century.  He played a key role in convincing Congress to pass the “Tread Act.”  He also identified a quiet trend of settlements and seized on it – resulting in the recall of more than 100 million airbags – the largest recall in history.
    His love of law and exploration of innovative tactics among his peers, led him to found a school for trial lawyers.  He also served as president of the Florida Justice Association during a significant time of tort reform efforts in the Florida Legislature.
    Rich Newsome sat down with Florida Justice Association Radio host Harvey Bennett in October 2020 to talk about how he’s tried to change the legal process for the better, how trial anxiety can become a lawyer’s strength, and his greatest regret that he says he’ll take to his grave.
    Show Notes: Richard Newsome is the Senior Partner with the Newsome Melton law firm in Orlando, Florida –  www.newsomelaw.com  
    Resources Mentioned in this Podcast: Visit the Florida Justice Association Research and Education Foundation Podcast Webpage for full details and extras on this podcast.
    The Titans of Trial podcast, sponsored by the Florida Justice Association Research and Education Foundation, features Florida’s legendary trial attorneys revealing their keys to success – in law practice and in personal life – in their own words.  Behind the sometimes tough courtroom veneer lies the heart of a champion advocate.  Sometimes whimsical, often inspirational, but always with practical advice and lessons, Titans of Trial shares the personal stories of the men and women who’ve made a demonstrated difference to the practice of trial law in Florida.

    • 38 min
    Titans of Trial – Fred Cunningham

    Titans of Trial – Fred Cunningham

    Fred Cunningham of West Palm Beach has made a definitive impact on bad faith law in Florida, enforcing the duty of good faith that insurance companies owe their insureds.  To date, he’s won more than $600 million in verdicts and settlements. 
    He’s also a former president of the Florida Justice Association, a long-time board member, and winner of many awards, including the Perry Nichols Award, our most prestigious.  It honors an attorney whose perseverance, commitment, and unmatched dedication to the civil justice system is at the forefront of his or her life. 
    Fred Cunningham sat down with Florida Justice Association Radio host Harvey Bennett in August 2020 to talk about, among other things, his unique Chinese-Irish descent, his litmus test for ethical behavior, and his concern that Florida has too many lawyers.
    Show Notes: Fred Cunningham is a Shareholder with Domnick Cunningham & Whalen in West Palm Beach, Florida – www.dcwlaw.com   
    Resources Mentioned in this Podcast: Visit the Florida Justice Association Research and Education Foundation Podcast Webpage for full details and extras on this podcast.
    The Titans of Trial podcast, sponsored by the Florida Justice Association Research and Education Foundation, features Florida’s legendary trial attorneys revealing their keys to success – in law practice and in personal life – in their own words.  Behind the sometimes tough courtroom veneer lies the heart of a champion advocate.  Sometimes whimsical, often inspirational, but always with practical advice and lessons, Titans of Trial shares the personal stories of the men and women who’ve made a demonstrated difference to the practice of trial law in Florida.

    • 39 min
    Titans of Trial – Phil Freidin

    Titans of Trial – Phil Freidin

    When Phil Freidin opened his own practice in Miami at the age of 29, he quickly became a legal trend-setter.  His success in a product liability case in the mid-1970’s and a bad faith case a decade later, both established significant case law.  He’s also credited with starting many legal careers in the specialty practice fields that resulted.
    More than 50 years later, with his son in the practice, he’s now developed the model for trying False Claims Act cases.  As a former president of the Florida Justice Association, he served at a critical time when the state was considering non-economic damage caps in all personal injury cases. 
    Phil Freidin sat down with Florida Justice Association Radio host Harvey Bennett in September 2020 to talk about his trial success, the big case he didn’t take on and later regretted, and the endearing love affair with another lawyer – Ellen Freidin - his wife of more than 50 years.
    Show Notes: Phil Freidin is founder of Freidin|Brown in Miami, Florida – www.yourfloridatrialteam.com   
    Resources Mentioned in this Podcast: Visit the Florida Justice Association Research and Education Foundation Podcast Webpage for full details and extras on this podcast.
    The Titans of Trial podcast, sponsored by the Florida Justice Association Research and Education Foundation, features Florida’s legendary trial attorneys revealing their keys to success – in law practice and in personal life – in their own words.  Behind the sometimes tough courtroom veneer lies the heart of a champion advocate.  Sometimes whimsical, often inspirational, but always with practical advice and lessons, Titans of Trial shares the personal stories of the men and women who’ve made a demonstrated difference to the practice of trial law in Florida.

    • 43 min

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Glad to see this info is available by podcast. Looking forward to hear the Titans in Trial series

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