Cole, Scott & Kissane is the most diverse of Florida's eight largest firms and the sixth most diverse firm in the country, according to data from The American Lawyer's 2019 Diversity Scorecard. Read more >>>
CSK Partners Dan Shapiro and Matt Mudano in Tampa obtained a complete defense verdict in a 7-day medical malpractice trial. CSK represented an orthopedic surgeon who was accused of failing to diagnose an open/compound fracture that was argued to have led to the development of infections and sepsis, and ultimately, the patient’s death untimely death 4 weeks after his visit to our client. CSK successfully argued that the fracture was closed on presentation and subsequently opened two days after the visit to our doctor through unrelated events. CSK also argued that any subsequent infections were timely diagnosed and treated, and[...]
CSK Partners Michael Brand and David Herrero of the Firm’s Miami Office successfully defended at trial in Miami-Dade County an admitted liability case, resulting in an award less than the defendant’s suggested verdict. The defense admitted liability after a rear-end accident which totaled plaintiff’s car. To date, plaintiff has had one knee surgery with a recommendation for future surgery on both his shoulder and other knee. Plaintiff requested $4-6 million dollars from the jury. Mr. Herrero gave closing argument. The jury deliberated and awarded plaintiff $30,000 – far less than the defendant’s suggested verdict. Defendant’s filed a proposal for settlement,[...]
CSK Partner Bob Swift and Associate Attorney Monica Walker obtained a complete defense verdict in Orlando, Florida this week. Plaintiff was working at our client’s junk yard when he was struck in the head by a car part that resulted in him sustaining an uncontested traumatic brain injury and other orthopedic injuries. Plaintiff had approximately $200,000 in past medical expenses and asked the jury for over $1.3 million during closing argument. The jury returned a complete defense verdict. Ms. Walker is in her fifth year practicing law and this was her first jury trial for the firm.
CSK Attorneys Barry Postman (Managing Partner of our West Palm Beach office) and Ilana Moskowitz prevailed in a multi-million dollar three week federal court jury trial. In this case, CSK represented the plaintiff in a commercial litigation matter against his former business partners in the purchase of a hotel property in South Florida. The lawsuit claimed fraud and conversion and sought both compensatory and punitive damages. The defendants were represented by a well-known and respected national law firm. After three days of deliberations, the jury came back with a verdict in favor of the CSK client finding both compensatory damages[...]
CSK Partners Michelle Bartels and Dan Shapiro in the Tampa office obtained a complete defense verdict in a liability only, truck versus bicycle accident. CSK's client driver allegedly failed to pay attention to Plaintiff biker as he crossed the crosswalk. Plaintiff’s expert claimed that our driver had 5-6 seconds to observe Plaintiff on his bicycle and stop, but that he failed to do so due to not paying attention. The Plaintiff had no recollection of the subject accident. The Judge granted a directed verdict and instructed the jury that Plaintiff entered the crosswalk on a “do not walk” signal. Plaintiff[...]
Cole, Scott & Kissane ("CSK") is proud to announce that it has been named the largest law firm in the State of Florida by Florida Trend Magazine. Read More >>>>
Review 100: Litigation Leads Growth in Attorney Counts at Florida Firms Cole, Scott & Kissane Managing Partner Richard Cole, whose firm leads the survey for a second years, found it "very satisfying" that growth at his firm came across the state. Click here to read entire article.
CSK Partners Barry Postman and Karly Wannos obtained a complete defense verdict in a high-profile 5-day bench trial in West Palm Beach. CSK represented a wealthy businessman and a local preparatory school he founded in a claim brought by the school’s former Athletic Director for defamation. The Plaintiff was represented by Jack Scarola of Searcy Denny Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA, and the case was litigated for 3 years. The Court allowed Plaintiffs to plead punitive damages, and Plaintiff and his wife asked for over $18 Million in damages at trial. The presiding judge took the matter under advisement for[...]