John Uustal – Kelley/Uustal

Practice/Organization Description

Attorney John Uustal works to protect the rights of real people against massive corporations and insurance companies. He specializes in helping catastrophically injured victims. For example, Uustal obtained a $51 million verdict after a horrible car accident involving a defective seatbelt. The verdict was one of the largest ever awarded on behalf of an individual. Uustal represented a Marine veteran who became paralyzed after his seatbelt failed. He was driving home from work for a Fourth of July barbeque when another driver ran a red light and slammed into his truck. He was ejected from his truck even though he was wearing his seatbelt. Uustal brought suit against the truck manufacturer, the seatbelt manufacturer and the driver who ran the red light. The manufacturers settled for an unprecedented amount prior to trial.

Uustal has repeatedly been named one of the Best Lawyers in America. He has obtained many multi-million dollar verdicts. He has frequently been named in the American Lawyer’s Top Verdicts of the Year, which covers the entire country. He has also been recognized in several editions of Florida Super Lawyers. Uustal has given seminars throughout Florida and the United States on a number of topics, such as investigating automobile defect cases. He also serves as Editor of the Florida Products Liability Blog. In addition to catastrophic injury cases, Uustal’s practice covers class actions, fraud, and contingency business litigation.

Prior to entering private practice, Uustal served as a law clerk for the Honorable Peter T. Fay of the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. Judge Fay was a renowned trial attorney appointed to the Federal Bench by President Nixon, and elevated to the Court of Appeals by President Ford. Judge Fay reinforced Uustal’s interest in representing the “underrepresented.” Before joining Judge Fay, Uustal worked in the prosecutor’s office of the Florida State Attorney in Dade County, Florida.

Bar Admissions

Member of the Florida Bar

Education

University of Miami School of Law

Georgetown University

Professional Associations & Memberships

Florida Justice Association (Board Member)

Broward County Bar Association (Appellate Section Chair)

Broward County Trial Lawyers Association

American Association for Justice

Honors and Awards

U.S. News and World Report's Best Law Firms in America

Best Lawyers in America

Florida Super Lawyers

Florida Rising Star Lawyers

Legal Aid Law Firm of the Year

Wall Street Journal's Top Attorneys in Florida

Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

Legal Aid Law Firm of the Year

Contact

700 SE 3rd Avenue
3rd Floor
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33146, United States


Areas of Practice
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
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