Firm Overview

Florida Personal Injury LawyersHistory

In 1976, Ira H. Leesfield set his sights on creating one of the leading personal injury and wrongful death law firms in the state of Florida and nationwide. He established his first office in Miami, Florida, and with hard work, commitment, and dedication to his clients and their cases, Ira created the foundation for what has become one of Florida's top personal injury and wrongful death firms.

Throughout the years, the attorneys at Leesfield Scolaro, have been recognized among the best lawyers in their field, and the firm has received the coveted AV ranking from Martindale Hubbell every year, for almost 40 years.

The success of the firm resulted in the opening of an office in Key West, Florida in 1987. Through the Key West office, the firm has established itself as the leading personal injury and wrongful death law firms in the Florida Keys. Having an office situated in Key West, just blocks from the court house, allows Leesfield Scolaro, to uniquely serve its clients in Monroe County. Most law firms, on the plaintiffs and defense side do not have this luxury, often having to travel from Miami, Tampa or Fort Lauderdale to meet with their clients and handle cases in the Keys.

In 2008, the firm teamed up with Central Florida/Orlando trial lawyers, enhancing its long-term reputation in every Central Florida county with over 25 results in excess of $1 million, and a very recent Orange County settlement for $10 million.

From the Panhandle to Jacksonville, to Key West, our results stand out above others whether it is in Miami-Dade, Broward or Monroe County, or a recent settlement in Ocala, we get the job done.

Trial Experience / Reputation

Leesfield Scolaro, P.A. has been consistently recognized as one of the leading trial law firms in the nation, and our trial lawyers rank among the top attorneys in Florida and nationwide. We represent individuals and families who have suffered serious injury or the loss of a loved one due to the fault, carelessness, and negligence of others.

For almost forty years, Leesfield Scolaro has fought for its clients in the courtrooms in Florida and across the country. Recognitions include The Best Lawyers in America, Florida Legal Elite, South Florida Legal Guide Top Firm and Top Lawyers, South Florida Business Journal Key Partners Award, and Super Lawyers. For a list of the firm's representative verdicts and settlements, please visit our Verdicts and Settlements section.

Our firm has a reputation for taking on challenging cases, and aggressively representing our clients. We have the resources, skills, and experience to take on any individual or corporation, frequently handling cases against powerful interests and big business.

The majority of our clients come to us through other attorneys and past clients. We pride ourselves on being considered the Florida Connection for attorneys throughout the country who have family, friends, and clients who have suffered injuries or the loss of a loved one in Florida. Please see our Referral Attorney Network Section to hear what some of our referral attorneys have to say about Leesfield Scolaro.

Practice Areas & Representative Results

Leesfield Scolaro dedicates the its practice to handling cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, airplane crashes, negligent security, car accidents, cruise line injuries, travel and resort injuries, product defects, medical malpractice, and nursing home litigation. For a more detailed list of the firm's areas of expertise, please visit our Practice Areas section.

The firm prides itself in creativity and "thinking outside the box" to obtain the maximum compensation available for our clients. In one of the many aviation cases handled by our trial attorneys, the firm obtained one of the country's largest single wrongful death verdicts. Recently, $10 million results have set the "Platinum Standard" for the firm. In another case, the firm won a multi-million dollar verdict on behalf of a rescuer who was shot while coming to the aid of an elderly mugging victim, the first known application of the "rescue doctrine" in an inadequate security case in the United States. In a product liability case, the firm secured the largest jury verdict in American history against Honda. A $32 million class action award brought justice for thousands of insurance policy holders in another case. Most recently, the firm won a $40.5 million verdict for a brutally beaten crime victim in Monroe County. We are particularly proud of recent $10 million results in Orange County and another in Broward County. For a list of the firm's representative verdicts and settlements, please visit our Verdicts and Settlements Section.

Clients

Clients come to our firm because we care about the people we represent and we aggressively and vigorously work to achieve the best results for our clients. Whether you suffer from an injury or loss of a loved one, we can help. While no one can put your life back together, we will seek compensation for every aspect of your loss, including past and future medical expenses, past and future loss of income, pain and suffering, and other damages. For a list of the firm's representative verdicts and settlements, please visit our Verdicts and Settlements Section.

The primary complaint about lawyers is that they fail to return telephone calls and keep their clients informed. We avoid that situation with regular client contact. 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 law office today at 800-836-6400 or click here for a free and full case evaluation. If after reviewing and evaluating your case, our firm concludes that it cannot represent you, we will try our best to assist and direct you. To read about what our Co-Counsels have to say about our firm, visit our Referral Attorney Network section.

Community Involvement

Although we spend the majority of our day serving our clients, we believe that strong family values and giving something back to our community is paramount to overall success and happiness. In that regard, our time away from the office is spent with our families and friends, as well as engaging in activities that help others in our community. For more details on Leesfield Scolaro' community involvement, visit our Community and Charitable Involvement section, as well as the Leesfield Family Foundation, www.leesfieldfamilyfoundation.org

Newsletter

Leesfield Scolaro publishes regular newsletters for lawyers and clients of the Firm. Our newsletter, "Petition," is designed to provide relevant and useful information about issues of safety, health and the law on a timely basis.

Current and past newsletters are available to anyone upon request (click on "E-Petition - Newsletter Sign-up" to start receiving our Newsletters). These newsletters are also available for download. To download or sign-up to our "Petitions," visit our Petition section. You will need Adobe Acrobat viewer to view and/or print them. If you do not have Acrobat, it is free to install on your computer.

We also encourage you to use our compilation of useful links organized by topic area. To see our resources, visit our Useful Links section.