Florida oil spill special counsel Steve Yerrid on FOX 13

Aug 17, 2010

With the response shifting away from the crisis of capping the well and protecting the coasts, and toward what will be a very long debate over who gets paid and who doesn’t, attention is turning to the coming multi-state legal battle.

Indeed, the first phase of the Gulf oil spill belonged to the engineers and environmentalists; the next one will belong to the lawyers.

Tampa trial attorney Steve Yerrid, tapped by Florida Governor Charlie Crist as Special Counsel to advise him and the state on such matters on a pro bono basis, talks with FOX 13’s Warren Elly about what’s ahead – and cautions that we shouldn’t lapse into assuming this disaster’s effects are over.