Category: Firm News
MSZL&M would like to welcome associate attorney Michael J. Murphy to the firm. Mr. Murphy joins us with five years litigation experience in actions founded in premises liability, products liability, and commercial automotive liability. His prior practice was also focused in toxic tort and pharmaceutical drug liability. With a demonstrated commitment to the zealous defense of his clients, Mr. Murphy is a welcome addition to […]
Annie Hernandez, from the Miami Office, has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “K” with her term becoming effective on January 1, 2020, and running through the end of the term of service on April 30, 2022. She previously served on the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “E” from 2012 to 2015.
Brian Eves recently presented a Continuing Education credit course on Automobile Bodily Injury Claims Handling for adjusters with Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. in Pompano Beach, FL. The Course covered multiple topics involved in handling bodily injury claims from traffic accidents, including coverage analysis, responding to 627.4137 claims, common and emerging damage trends and analysis, combatting fraud, and negotiating tactics.
In celebration of Pro Bono month, the Legal Services of Greater Miami celebrated its pro bono volunteers on October 24, 2019. Amongst its honorees, Ela Hernandez, Associate in the South Florida office, was recognized for her efforts to provide and support pro bono legal services for the underserved in Miami-Dade County. Ms. Hernandez participated as a volunteer attorney throughout the year assisting community members with landlord-tenants […]
On October 28, 2019, the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida hosted its Law in the Library Series discussing the Before and After the Storm: Insurance and Contracts. Ela Hernandez was invited as a panelist to speak on the topic and which included coverage considerations, pre-event preparations and post-loss conditions. Additional panelists included Robert Butts who is certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar […]
Richard Abrams, Managing Partner of the firm’s Wilmington Delaware office, secured a Directed Verdict at the close of Plaintiff’s case in chief.
Michelle E. Hardin recently presented on an appellate litigation panel at St. Thomas University School of Law on October 17, 2019 in Miami, Florida. The panel was assembled by the school’s moot court team, which is led by MSZL&M law clerk Antoinette Mederos. The panel featured Third District Court of Appeal Judge Fleur Lobree and Professor Howard Blumberg formerly of the Miami-Dade County Public […]
Ela M. Hernandez, a lawyer based in Miami, FL whose primary area of practice is Civil Trial Practice, has earned the AV Preeminent® Martindale-Hubbell's highest possible rating
Brian A. Eves recently presented on a panel at the CLM Southeast Conference on October 4, 2019 in Kissimmee, Florida. The seminar class topic was “Consumer Product & Appliance Failures: Manufacturer vs Consumer,” which he presented along with along with Timothy Tresierras, ARCCA, Inc., Gregory Vacek, Chubb; and Ilene Munk, Foley & Mansfield. The panel covered primary causation and subrogation issues, including case studies involving consumer products. Mr. Eves presented on real world application in litigation, and how adjusters, clients, and counsel can work together to effective and efficiently handle claims based on the scope of the damages.
(June 2019) Phillip B. Silverman, Senior Litigation Counsel at the firm’s Eastern Pennsylvania office, was honored by the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award during this year’s June 4th Annual Meeting. He was honored for his extraordinary 50 year career entirely focused on civil defense litigation. The PADC is the professional organization of civil defense litigators in […]