Theodore J. Leopold has a state wide and national practice devoted solely to trial work. Mr. Leopold specializes in consumer justice litigation with a focus on complex products liability, managed care, catastrophic injury and class action litigation. Mr. Leopold has tried cases throughout the country and has recovered multi-million dollar verdicts, including jury verdicts in the eight-figure and nine-figure amounts.
Recently, Mr. Leopold obtained a $131 million verdict against the Ford Motor Company which was the eighth largest jury award in 2010 and the ninth biggest U.S. verdict against an automobile company in U.S. history. Mr. Leopold has also achieved many multi-million dollar settlements for his clients.
Mr. Leopold has been involved in significant class and antitrust cases. He was on the steering committee in the National Managed Care Class Action and the Plaintiffs’ settlement committee for the Ford/Firestone National Class Action. Currently Mr. Leopold is serving on the Plaintiffs’ trial team in the Rail Freight Fuel Surcharge Antitrust Litigation. He is also President of Public Justice, a national organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., that fights for justice through precedent-setting and socially significant individual and class action litigation.
For many consecutive years, Mr. Leopold has been profiled in The Best Lawyers in America. His work has been featured in the National Law Journal’s Top Cases of the year and he was nominated for “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Public Justice Foundation for his ground breaking litigation involving the managed care industry.
Mr. Leopold lectures nationally to Bar and Professional Trial Associations throughout the country on issues such as personal injury, product liability, class action litigation, trial tactics and consumer justice issues. Mr. Leopold is also the author and co-author of several legal publications including Florida Insurance Law and Practice, an annual publication by Thomson/West. Additionally, Mr. Leopold has earned the Florida Bar Civil Trial Certification, which is the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar for competency and experience within civil trial law.
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