Archive for January, 2011

Tampa trial attorney Steve Yerrid quoted in AP story on presidential commission’s call for criminal charges against BP and others involved in Gulf oil disaster

January 6th, 2011 No comments

Tampa trial attorney Steve Yerrid quoted in AP story about how BP and others involved in the oil spill will likely face criminal charges.

Yerrid, who served as Special Counsel on oil spill matters under former Florida Governor Charlie Crist, has won upwards of 200 $1 million-plus jury verdicts and settlements over his career, including the nation’s largest jury verdict awards in two of the past several years. Most recently he secured what’s believed to be the biggest arbitration award in Florida’s – and the country’s – history.

Yerrid was a member of the “dream team” of a dozen of Florida’s finest trial lawyers who in the late 90s joined to battle Big Tobacco on behalf of the citizens who had been injured by that deadly product. Over several years of grueling work, he and the team did what would have been beyond the capacity of the state to accomplish. In the end, Big Tobacco was forced to repay taxpayers $11 billion.

As a young trial lawyer, he successfully represented the pilot of the Summit Venture, a phosphate freighter that on May 9, 1980 rammed the Sunshine Skyway bridge, causing its collapse and plunging 35 people to their deaths.

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Fowler White Boggs’ Latour “LT” Lafferty on NEWSRADIO 970 WFLA

January 3rd, 2011 No comments

Tampa attorney Latour “LT” Lafferty talking this morning on NEWSRADIO 970 WFLA about a statewide grand jury’s anti-corruption recommendations.

LT heads up the White Collar Crime, Government Investigations and Regulatory Compliance Practice at the statewide law firm of Fowler White Boggs. A former federal prosecutor who focused on public corruption matters, LT has also served as Florida Commissioner on Ethics.

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Fowler White Boggs’ Shari Olefson on CNBC

January 3rd, 2011 No comments

Real estate attorney and author Shari Olefson on CNBC, talking about whether computerized home valuations are lowballing. Shari, a shareholder with the Florida-wide law firm of Fowler White Boggs, is author of Foreclosure Nation: Mortgaging the American Dream (Prometheus Books), which demystifies the real estate bubble and the subprime mortgage crises that followed.

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