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Settlement reached in Pool Entrapment Case of Minor Child at Resort Resulting in Brain Damage

Aljuwon Pipkin, guest at a Hotel Resort Orlando in Osceola County, was suctioned in the pool drain and could not be removed because of the Defendant's failure to have an "off-switch".  Click here to read more.


Leesfield & Partners, P.A. is proud to announce that Carol Finklehoffe and Robert Peltz have joined the firm. Both attorneys bring decades of experience to the firm, with a focus on maritime litigation and cruise ship liability matters.  Click here  to read more about Carol Finklehoffe and Robert Peltz.


11.18.2010– MIAMI, FL – Ira Leesfield, the firm’s founder and managing partner, has been named as one of the Nation’s Top Legal Practitioners by The Best Lawyers in America 2011 for his proficiency in personal injury litigation. Published by Woodward/White Inc.

Since 1983, The Best Lawyers in America is widely regarded as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States, basing its listings on an exhaustive year-long survey of the legal profession in which thousands of the nation’s leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.


Leesfield & Partners, P.A. has been consistently recognized as one of the leading trial law firms in the nation, and a top Personal Injury Law Firm in Miami, Florida. We specialize in representing people and families who have suffered serious injury or the loss of a loved one due to the fault, carelessness, and negligence of others.

Our trial lawyers rank among the top attorneys in Florida and nationwide in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, airplane crashes, car accidents, cruise line injuries, product defects, medical malpractice, and nursing home litigation. For a complete and detailed list of the firm's areas of expertise, please visit our Practice Areas section.

As Miami, Florida personal injury lawyers, our job is to help our clients recover for their loss. Your case is important to us. Your future and our reputation depend on the outcome. Our attorneys and staff vigorously and aggressively fight to hold those responsible for causing an injury or death accountable for their actions. We have the resources, skills, and experience to take on any individual or corporation, frequently handling cases against powerful interests and big business.

Since its beginnings in 1976, Leesfield & Partners, P.A. has established a reputation as one of the leading personal injury firms in Miami, South Beach and Key West Florida, and nationwide by working tirelessly on behalf of our clients. When our attorneys represent you, you have a team of dedicated professionals on your side. We will fight for you.

We do not charge for consultations, whether by e-mail, telephone, or in person. We primarily represent our clients on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay any attorneys' fees unless we win.

The primary complaint about attorneys is that they fail to return telephone calls and keep their clients informed. We never want to hear such a complaint from you or any of our clients. Your telephone calls will be returned promptly and you will be kept up to date on the status of your case.

To contact one of our experienced trial lawyers call our Miami, Florida law office today at 800-836-6400 or click here for a free and full case evaluation.

National Recognition of Ira H. Leesfield

Ira Leesfield is the senior and managing partner of Leesfield & Partners, P.A., with offices in Miami, Key West and South Beach. He is board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocates and now serves as board member of the certification board; a past President of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers; an EAGLE Patron; and now serves as Senior Florida Governor of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America serving over 20 years. Mr. Leesfield received the Anti-Defamation League’s prestigious “2001 Jurisprudence Award.”

He was honored by the Florida Region of American ORT as the first recipient in Florida of the “American ORT Jurisprudence Award” for his lifetime of dedication to his profession, his nation and his community, and recognizing his outstanding initiative in prosecuting cases that benefit public interest. He was also awarded the “2002 Melvin Belli Award” for outstanding practitioner of advocacy and for exercising extraordinary initiative in prosecuting cases that benefit public interest.

In 2004, the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers recognized his lifetime achievement by awarding the A. L. J. Cone Lifetime Achievement Award for his life-long crusade in helping the less fortunate and his commitment to preserving our civil justice system. He was nominated as "Lawyer of the Year" by the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, after he obtained a $19.8 million verdict in a defective product case, and selected as one of America’s Top Ten Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Leesfield has twice been awarded the prestigious Wiedman Wysocki medal for outstanding advocacy. He is a Life Member of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. Mr. Leesfield was the keynote speaker at the Florida Supreme Court Justices Teaching Institute in Tallahassee, Florida where top educators from around the State of Florida convene annually for an intensive study of the judicial system.

Recipient of the 2003 Crystal Eagle Award of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, in recognition for his exceptional generosity on behalf of Florida's families. He is past President of the Melvin M. Belli Society. In the 2007 legislative session, Ira worked closely with FJA in obtaining passage of Senate Bill 1822 mandating carbon monoxide detectors in public accommodations arising from injuries to multiple clients at a Key West hotel.

The American Jewish Committee has named Ira Leesfield the 2010 Recipient of American Jewish Committee's Judge Learned Hand Award for Preferred Excellence. American Jewish Committee created the Judge Learned Hand Award to honor the memory of Judge Learned Hand and the principles he represented: the rights of the individual and the importance of democratic values in an orderly society.

Patricia Kennedy is an "AV" rated attorney who has been repeatedly honored as a SuperLawyer and among Florida Trend's "Legal Elite." In 2009, SuperLawyers recognized Pat among its Top 50 Women Lawyers in Florida.

Thomas Scolaro does not stop until he secures justice for his clients. He has recently resolved over twenty carbon monoxide cases stemming from a defective boiler in a resort where all the insurance carriers hid behind policy exclusions. He is now nationally recognized as a top litigator in the area of negligent security with groundbreaking cases and results, and is a frequent lecturer on that topic.

Alexander Perkins has been recognized by his peers as one of the top attorneys in Florida for his tenacity and ingenuity. He has successfully litigated numerous cases involving multimillion dollar awards. His seven figure results in the challenging areas of medical negligence and products liability put him in the legal forefront amongst his colleagues. Alex is licensed to practice in Washington D.C. and serves as an officer of the Miami Beach Bar Association.

Carol Finklehoffe is an active trial attorney throughout the state of Florida in both state and federal courts, with the main concentration of her practice in complex personal injury, wrongful death, and sexual assault and harassment claims involving cruise ship passengers and maritime crew members on various types of commercial and private vessels. An AV-rated attorney, Ms. Finklehoffe is also a trained Civil Circuit Court Mediator.

Robert  Peltz has over three decades of experience as a trial attorney focusing on maritime law and general tort liability in a variety of different fields, including products liability and professional negligence. In addition to Board Certification in Civil Trial Practice from the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy, he is AV-rated, a charter member of the Miami chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and currently serves as the Chairman of the nationwide Maritime Law Association's Passenger and Cruise Ship Committee.

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