We built our Forensic Discovery Methodology over decades of courtroom battles. Our Forensic Discovery Process seeks out evidence that others often miss, and finds proof in evidence that means nothing to attorneys without forensic experience.
Every member of our team is committed to fighting for justice. With over 325+ years of combined experience in personal injury law, we examine every detail of each case we take in an effort to defend the rights and interests of the injured and the wronged.
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The personal injury attorneys at Kelley/Uustal have recovered over a quarter billion dollars on behalf of their clients
Cindy Naugle Wins $300 Million Against Tobacco Giant Philip Morris International Inc.
The verdict included $56.6 million for Ms. Naugle's pain and suffering and for her past and future medical expenses, along with $244 million in punitive damages to punish the company and discourage future misconduct. The jury attributed 10% fault to Ms. Naugle.
A jury found General Motors (GM) guilty of negligently designing the fuel tank in a family station wagon
Six people burned, and two died, including a young boy named Shane McGee. The McGee family sued GM for their horrible burn injuries and for the death of Shane. During the six-month trial, attorney Bob Kelley questioned a former GM engineer named Ronald Elwell. Elwell testified that GM knew of the problem with this fuel tank, and knew how to solve it with a fuel tank shield that cost approximately $4.50.
Local family man, football coach, and former United States Marine, had his neck broken
Devasting Car Wreck
He worked the night shift at the railroad for a friend, and was headed home early that morning for a Fourth of July Barbecue. He was hit by a car being driven by a man who had been out all night. The Defendant’s attorney argued that our client was speeding and ran a red light. John Uustal, proved that our client had a green light, and asked the jury to recognize our client's pain and suffering in their verdict. The jury found the Defendant negligent.
Alamo-Cruz, a tree trimmer, falls while on the job, sustaining permanent and severe injuries
Traumatic Workplace Fall
Attorneys Eric S. Rosen, Michael A. Hersh, and Kimberly L. Wald of Kelley/Uustal represented Efrain Alamo-Cruz and his wife, Maria Alamo, in a case that received a victory in excess of $23 million, which was handed down by a Broward County Jury. In the suit, the plaintiffs alleged that Affordable Treemen, Inc. and Robin Croce’s negligence caused Alamo-Cruz, a tree trimmer, to fall while on the job, sustaining permanent and severe injuries.
Vivian Wilkinson, a former bartender, passed away from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Kelley/Uustal attorney Eric Rosen has been representing Ms. Wilkinson’s children, who claim that Vivian Wilkinson’s fatal disease resulted from an addiction to cigarettes containing nicotine manufactured by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and other cigarette manufacturers. The Plaintiff also claimed that R.J. Reynolds engaged in a decades long conspiracy to conceal critical information about the health effects and addictive nature of their products.
Kelley/Uustal is recognized as one of the Nation’s Best Law Firms
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With over 325 years of combined experience, our lawyers are regularly recognized as the top in their field, including Lawyers USA’s recognition of Robert W. Kelley as one of the top ten attorneys in the nation.
Notable Cases for John Uustal
December 11, 2018 |
Longest Trial in General Motors History A jury found General Motors (GM) guilty of negligently designing the fuel tank in a family station wagon that exploded after a low-speed crash. Six people burned, and two died, including a young boy named Shane McGee. The McGee family sued GM for their horrible burn injuries and for… read more
John Uustal Discusses Upcoming Book, Corporate Serial Killers
November 30, 2018 |
In a recent interview, John Uustal discussed his book and recalled the struggles he and his firm faced as they took on huge corporations to fight the good fight. Nearing bankruptcy and facing the unlimited resources of multi-million dollar companies, Uustal and his partner Robert Kelley fought to expose the corporate misconduct that was being… read more
Attorney John Uustal Secures $6.5 Million for Whistleblower
November 30, 2018 |
A spokesperson for the Office of the Inspector General, who was involved in the case, commented, “Pharmaceutical companies that ignore rules designed to protect patients will be held accountable. Patients must be able to trust that decisions made by their doctors are based on unbiased professional judgment and not personal gain.” The U.S. Attorney has… read more
Kelley/Uustal Lawyers Reach $27M Deal In Exploding Pressure Cooker Suit
November 30, 2018 |
A $27 Million dollar settlement has been reached, after Fort Lauderdale product liability attorneys prove a pressure cooker caused a 3 year-old devastating burns. It’s been three years since the Gonzales family filed a claim against pressure cooker maker, Lifetime Brands. The company claimed the accident was caused by the family, but lawyers were able… read more
Kelley/Uustal Lawyers Negotiate $27M for Toddler Burned in Pressure Cooker Explosion
November 30, 2018 |
Fort Lauderdale lawyers from Kelley Uustal, John Uustal, Michael Hersh and Catherine Darlson have settled a pressure cooker explosion case after a 3 year-old suffered devastating burns. The suit was filed back in 2015 when the Gonzales family was cooking a chicken soup inside the cooker. The complaint claims the pressure cooker malfunctioned, spraying hot… read more