Have you considered that you might not make a full recovery? After you’ve filed, you and your lawyer can try to settle your case with the assistance of a mediator, and you can bypass the jury system by arguing your claims to an arbitrator. Avoiding these common mistakes will increase the chances that you will be safe and protected and that your injury claim will not be compromised. That’s not to say there is no place for anger or indignation, or a deep sense of loss for the effects of an injury in a meaningful analysis of every claim.Read More
Pursue a Medical malpractice Case
Medical malpractice happens when medical treatment doesn’t follow quality standards. If you are a victim of medical malpractice it is likely that you won’t even know until you start to develop symptoms.
This can happen long after the medical procedure took place. Therefore, you will need help from a lawyer with extensive experience in the medical malpractice field.
Getting the help of a medical malpractice lawyer could be the difference between getting your expenses covered or walking empty handed.
This is a very complex process that involves many legal procedures. Also, you have a limit of time to prove that you were a victim of a careless doctor. Medical malpractice follows the statute of limitations; this establishes a period in which you can make the claim.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Armando Edmiston
- Paul J. Fina
- Richard A. Sinapi
- Erin K. Rudert
- Michael J. DeRiso
- Andrew N. Kohn
- Thomas H. Bienert, Jr.
- Jermaine L. Hayden
- Robert Binstock
- Joseph A. Rossi, Jr.
- Taylor B. Downs
- C. Sutton Connelly
Armando Edmiston is an attorney and founder of Armando Personal Injury Law in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Edmiston practices personal injury law, handling matters involving motor vehicle accidents other catastrophic injuries. He serves clients in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Pete, Sun City Center and the Lakeland area as well as throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas and Polk counties.A Tampa native, Mr. Edmiston has been licensed to practice law since 2007 and has more than 10 years of experience. He is a member of several professional organizations including the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Florida Justice Association, Tampabay Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Lawyers Division and National Association of Trial Lawyers. He is also a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association and former vice president of the Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.Mr. Edmiston is a former Marine Corp member and received a bachelors degree in biology from the University of South Florida. He went on to graduate cum laude from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law. He was a member of the Hispanic Student Bar Association while attending law school and received a Book Award scholarship.Following law school, Mr. Edmiston was employed in a variety of roles that allowed him to develop his legal experience. He spent time as a public defender and worked in private Florida-based firms on family law, medical malpractice and personal injury matters.Mr. Edmiston enjoys giving back to his local community. He works with troubled youth and volunteered with Reading for Life while in law school.
Paul J. Fina
Attorney Paul J. Fina founded his law firm, Fina Law Offices, with the goal of protecting the rights of victims of negligence living in northeastern Illinois. From his firms two law offices in downtown Chicago and Downers Grove, Mr. Fina provides representation, support and guidance to clients pursuing personal injury, wrongful death and workers compensation related to the following:,• Car and motorcycle accidents,• Wrongful death,• Slip-and-fall accidents,• Product liability,• Medical malpractice,• Dog bites,• Bicycle and pedestrian accidents,• Nursing home abuse and neglect,• Workplace accidents,Mr. Fina began his legal career in 1988 after earning his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law, where he went on to earn his Master of Laws. In addition to his approval to practice law in all of Illinois state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of International Trade have also approved him to practice in their courtrooms.Over the past nearly 30 years, Mr. Finas many courtroom successes have earned him the respect of the legal community. As a result, he is the recipient of a number of honors, including an Excellent rating from Avvo, membership in the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and inclusion among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers.Attorney Fina is not only active in the courtroom but also in the legal community. He is a member of a number of legal associations, including the American Bar Association and the DuPage County Bar Association.
5205 Washington Street, Downers Grove IL 60515
Richard A. Sinapi
Representing clients in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Richard A. Sinapi is the principal and managing attorney at Sinapi Law Associates, Ltd. He has decades of experience in his practice areas, which include employment law, personal injury, workers compensation, real estate law and civil rights matters.In 1980, Mr. Sinapi received a Bachelor of Arts and graduated summa cum laude from Colby College. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor and graduate cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1983.Mr. Sinapi not only advocates for clients in the courtroom, but he is also an avid lobbyist. He has personally co-drafted and helped pass laws and revise regulations. In fact, GoLocalProv listed Mr. Sinapi as one of the top lobbyists in the construction industry.In the courtroom, Mr. Sinapi is a seasoned litigator who knows how to develop a convincing argument. Additionally, he is a mediator, arbitrator and guardian ad litem. This lends itself to finding cost-effective solutions outside trial.Being fully invested in a clients case is key to helping them reach their goals. Time and again, Mr. Sinapi demonstrates his ability to blend personalized attention with aggressive representation. That is part of the reason he holds an Avvo Superbrating; the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Rhode Island presented him with its William G. McLoughlin First Amendment Award; and the American Institute of Legal Counsel has named him in its 10 Bestlist.A former adjunct professor for several universities, Mr. Sinapi is also a published author. He is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Rhode Island Association for Justice.
Erin K. Rudert
Erin K. Rudert is an associate attorney at the Pittsburgh law office of Ainsman Levine, LLC. Ms. Rudert joined the highly respected law firm in 2014, and she focuses her practice on representing the interests of plaintiffs in personal injury cases. Victims of negligence in Pittsburgh and surrounding western Pennsylvania have learned to rely on Ms. Rudert for guidance and support as they seek compensation for their injuries.Ms. Rudert began her legal career in 2005 after earning her Juris Doctor from University of Pittsburgh School of Law and her approval to practice law in the commonwealth. In addition to her approval to practice in all of Pennsylvanias state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court have also approved her to practice in their courtrooms.Before joining Ainsman Levine, LLC, Ms. Rudert spent nearly 10 years earning valuable experience working for two other large Pittsburgh-area law firms. During that time, the legal community recognized her for her abilities both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. Since joining her current firm, attorney Rudert has continued to distinguish herself in the eyes of her peers and her clients, as evidenced by her Superb Avvo rating.Ms. Rudert is an active member of the legal community and her local community. She is a regular presenter at legal functions, and she is a member of a number of organizations, which include the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Associate, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She serves as a Board of Governors Member in the WPTLA, and is the Editor of the organizations quarterly legal publication, The Advocate. In addition, she is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is a prestigious organization in which less than 1 percent of all American attorneys are eligible for membership.
Michael J. DeRiso
When residents of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, require the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney, Michael J. DeRiso, partner and founder at DeRiso, DeRiso Suher & Jeffries, Attorneys at Law, provides aggressive legal support. In both state and federal courts, he has substantial experience in both and has a track record of success. He advocates for people facing allegations of DUI, drug and weapons charges, sex offenses, and other violent crimes. He has successfully represented clients in homicide cases, including Death Penalty certified cases.In Federal Court, he handles large scale drug offenses/conspiracies, gun charges, and white collar issues. He also represents numerous doctors, health care professionals, and pain clinics against allegations of prescription abuse, health care fraud, drug delivery resulting in death, and standard of care issues.Family conflicts often lead to emotional and psychological strain. Mr. DeRiso offers compassionate representation for those going through matters, such as divorce, child custody and support, business valuation and property and complex asset division, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and domestic violence.Injuries that are caused by the negligence of another create both physical and financial hardships and may lead to permanent disabilities or death that leave family members without a means of support. Clients of Mr. DeRiso receive the benefits of his commitment to excellence and attention to detail in negotiating for a fair settlement or taking cases to trial.Mr. DeRiso accepts clients throughout Beaver, Butler, Allegheny, Cambria, Washington, Westmoreland, Armstrong, and Indiana counties. He has practiced in multiple Federal districts across the country.The communities he serves include Monroeville, Greensburg, Bethel Park, Sewickley, McKeesport, New Castle, Charleroi, Latrobe, Mount Lebanon, Penn Hills, Cranberry Township, Canonsburg, New Kensington, Peters Township and Kittanning.In preparation for his career, Mr. DeRiso earned a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Washington & Jefferson College. He went on to graduate from Widener University Law School with his Juris Doctor. Since then, he has practiced law for 20 years, serving as Assistant District Attorney for Allegheny Countys District Attorneys Office. He has handled many high-profile cases in his career. He has taught at California University of Pennsylvania and University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He has coached softball and baseball in his community.
Andrew N. Kohn
Andrew N. Kohn, has a wide range of civil litigation and trial experience, primarily in the fields of personal injury, product liability, and business litigation. He also counsels corporate clients, and negotiates real estate and business transactions. Drew is known for his meticulous trial preparation and successful outcomes, having tried over 20 cases to verdict. In January, 2014, Drew was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Additionally, Drew has achieved Martindale-Hubbells highest rating (AV) for legal ability and ethical standards.Drew is involved with many local legal organizations, as well as alumni organizations affiliated with Harvard University and the University of Arizona.A native of Tucson, Arizona, Drew received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard, graduating cum laude. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arizona College of Law, graduating cum laude.Drew has been licensed to practice law in California since 1993. Drew was formerly a shareholder with Klinedinst PC, and served as that firms Chief Operating Officer from 2002 through 2005.
Thomas H. Bienert, Jr.
Attorney Thomas H. Bienert Jr. is the founder and senior partner of Bienert | Katzman PC, a premier civil and criminal litigation defense law firm located in San Clemente, California. Nationally recognized as being among the top trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Bienert focuses his practice primarily on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, complex civil litigation, whistleblower claims and appeals.Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Bienert served for 10 years as a federal prosecutor, where he became chief of the Orange County office of the U.S. Attorney and chief of criminal complaints in the U.S. Attorneys Los Angeles office. In addition, he also served as associate independent counsel in Washington, D.C. During these roles, Mr. Bienert was involved with many high-profile cases, including the Orange County bankruptcy case, the UCI fertility clinic case, the Reginald Denny beating case and the independent counsels investigation into President Bill Clinton.Since entering private practice, Mr. Bienert has achieved unprecedented success advocating on behalf of his plaintiff clients and defending the rights and liberties of the accused. Through his efforts, he has obtained numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients in civil cases, and he has secured many acquittals, dismissals and not guilty verdicts for his clients charged with a wide range of white collar crimes.A consummate professional, Mr. Bienert is active in many professional legal organizations, and he served as president of the Orange County Bar Association from 2014 to 2015. He also served on the board of the Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association and the Constitutional Rights Foundation, as well as a number of committees and panels. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and former lawyer delegate to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.A 1983 graduate of Louisiana State University, Mr. Bienert obtained his Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School in 1986, where he served as editor for the schools law review and graduated Order of the Barristers. He holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and The National Trial Lawyers has voted him as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer each year since 2011. In addition, he has received several awards from Americas Top 100 Attorneys, including the organizations Lifetime Achievement Award.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
903 Calle Amanecer, Suite 350,, San Clemente CA 92673
Jermaine L. Hayden
The founder of The Law Office of J. Hayden, Jermaine L. Hayden, focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From his office in Bellaire, Texas, he furnishes representation to clients throughout Harris County and other parts of the greater Houston metropolitan area who have incurred economic and non-economic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. In addition to his personal injury practice, Mr. Hayden has experience in employment law matters, and he has assisted clients who are seeking Social Security benefits as a result of being unable to work due to a physical disability.The types of personal injury cases that Mr. Hayden has handled have arisen out of incidents involving truck and other motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, refinery and manufacturing plant explosions, and defective drugs and medical devices. His background also includes assisting maritime workers who have been injured on the job as a result of the negligence of their employers, with these cases falling under the jurisdiction of the federal statute known as the Jones Act. Mr. Hayden has been able to obtain several sizable settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of his plaintiff clients during his career.Mr. Hayden is admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, and his professional memberships include the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Texas Young Lawyers Association. As an undergraduate, he attended Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he majored in business administration and received a Bachelor of Science cum laude in 2006. Mr. Hayden then pursued his legal studies at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, part of Texas Southern University, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2009.
Robert J. Binstock is a founding partner of Houston, Texas, litigation firm Reich and Binstock LLP who uses his more than 30 years of experience to zealously defend the best interests of his Houston-area clients in a variety of personal injury cases. Board certified as a specialist in both personal injury trial law and civil trial advocacy from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the National Board of Trial Advocacy, respectively, Mr. Binstock has developed a considerable reputation as an advocate for individuals injured by dangerous or defective pharmaceutical products. He accepts a broad range of cases related to pharmaceutical injury and other plaintiffs personal injury matters, including medical negligence, products liability and toxic tort.Mr. Binstock has been instrumental in securing favorable verdicts in a number of class actions and mass torts, leading to his induction into the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Recent high-profile cases for which he served on the plaintiffs steering committees in federal and state actions include class actions against the manufacturers of defective hernia patches and a brand-name antibiotic.Mr. Binstock graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in his home state with a bachelors degree in 1978, and he earned his Juris Doctor from the South Texas College of Law in 1981. He is admitted to practice in Texas and Arizona as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona and the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas. He is also licensed to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits in addition to the Supreme Court of the United States. In his spare time, Mr. Binstock participates in the River Performing and Visual Arts Center, an outreach program he co-founded that focuses on art and performance enrichment specifically for children with disabilities.
4265 San Felipe Street, Suite 1000,, Houston TX 77027
Joseph A. Rossi, Jr.
Handling cases of personal injury in the Rochester, New York, metropolitan area, Joseph A. Rossi, Jr. is an attorney at Kammholz Law PLLC with over a decade of experience helping those who have been injured by the negligence of another. His areas of practice include motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, truck accidents, construction site accidents, wrongful death and products liability.Mr. Rossi understands how important a thorough investigation is to every case, and working with his fathers private investigation firm developed his mentality of leaving no stone unturned when it comes to the rights and best interests of his clients. At St. Johns University in 2003, Mr. Rossi earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing, graduating cum laude there, as well as at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he earned a Juris Doctor in 2006.Admitted to practice in the state of New York, Mr. Rossi is a member of many professional groups and organizations to network with other attorneys and find ways to better represent his clients. Those include the New York State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Monroe County Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the Trial Lawyers of America Association, the American Bar Association and the Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys.The first six years of Mr. Rossi s career were spent representing plaintiffs and individuals throughout the five boroughs of New York City, where he became passionate about obtaining compensation for clients who dealt with the negative financial, physical and emotional impacts of a personal injury.
Taylor B. Downs
Attorney Taylor B. Downs is a partner at West Virginias Manchin Injury Law Group PLLC. At the firm, located in Fairmont, Mr. Downs focuses his efforts on protecting the rights of victims of negligence living in Maron County and throughout West Virginia. He regularly represents the interests of victims and the families of fatally injured victims in actions related to the following:,• Motor vehicle accidents,• Medical malpractice,• Industrial accidents,• Premises and product liability,• Mining accidents,• Oil and gas accidents,Mr. Downs began his legal career in 2011 after earning his law degree from West Virginia University College of Law and his admission to The West Virginia State Bar. In addition to his approval to practice in all of West Virginias state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia have also approved him to practice in their courtrooms.Attorney Downs joined Manchin Injury Law Group PLLC soon after passing the bar exam. Over the past four years, he has already built a reputation as one of the regions leading young attorneys. He has a Superb rating from Avvo, and The National Trial Lawyers has included him on its list of the nations top attorneys under 40 for the past two years. In addition, the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys lists him among the top 10 personal injury attorneys under 40 in West Virginia.In addition to his busy practice, Mr. Downs is also an active member of the legal community. He is a member of the West Virginia Association for Justice, where he serves on the board of governors and chairs the New Lawyers Division. Mr. Downs is also a member of the American Association for Justice where he serves on the board of governors.
C. Sutton Connelly
A partner at Cook & Connelly, C. Sutton Connelly divides his practice between criminal law matters and personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Located in Summerville, Georgia, he provides dedicated representation to clients in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area and throughout the northwest portion of the state. Mr. Connelly is admitted to practice before all Georgia state courts.In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Connelly assists people who have been charged by the state with misdemeanor and felony offenses. He has handled cases involving rape and other sex crimes, theft, white collar offenses such as fraud and embezzlement, drug possession and trafficking, driving under the influence of alcohol, and violent crimes. Mr. Connelly has an excellent track record in this regard, including bench and jury acquittals as well as negotiating favorable plea agreements with the prosecutor. As a personal injury and wrongful death litigator, he represents clients who have been harmed by the negligence of other people or entities, and his cases have included premises liability, truck and other motor vehicle crashes, defective products, and auto-pedestrian accidents. Mr. Connelly has obtained numerous high-dollar settlements and jury awards.Mr. Connelly attended Southern Methodist University and received a bachelors degree in political science in 2005. He then went on to pursue his legal education at Georgia State University, where he was president of the James Oglethorpe Legal Society and served a summer internship with the Supreme Court of Georgia before being awarded his law degree in 2009. With his present firm since October 2009, Mr. Connelly also serves as a public defender for people appearing before the Trion Municipal Court.
9899 Commerce Street, PO Box 370,, Summerville GA 30747