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Philip M. Gerson

Founder, Senior Partner

Philip M. GersonPhilip M. Gerson is a board certified civil trial lawyer who has practiced law in Miami, Florida for more than 40 years. He is a cum laude graduate of the University of Miami Law School, where he was a member of the editorial board of the Law Review, a Moot Court winner and student instructor in legal research and writing. Mr. Gerson is admitted to practice in all Florida Courts, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Claims, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.

Mr. Gerson is a sustaining member of the Florida Justice Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Dade County Bar Association, and Dade County Trial Lawyers Association. He is also an EAGLE patron of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and a member of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, as well as an active member of the Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee, Professionalism Committee and Grievance Committee.

Mr. Gerson serves on the Board of Directors at St.Thomas University School of Law. He is also a Guest Lecturer on Responsibility and Remedies for Torts for School Administrators, Florida University, Barry University; a Guest Lecturer, American Society for Industrial Security, Liability for Crime Because of Negligent Security; an Instructor for Hospitality Security Officers Training Program, Barry University.

Mr. Gerson limits his practice to plaintiffs injury and death cases, with a focus on medical malpractice, cruise ship accidents, wrongful death, catastrophic injury cases, defective products, third party liability for criminal acts, and other complex litigation.




Education

Juris Doctor, University of Miami School of Law, 1970
Cum Laude Graduate Member, Editorial Board of Law Review Moot Court Winner Wig and Robe Society Graduated in top 5% of Class

BBA, Univeristy of Miami, 1967
4 Year debate scholarship

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Florida, 1970
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Florida Bar
Member Since: 1970
Board Certified Trial Lawyer Board of Directors Trauma Reslolution Center Consultant, International Cruise Victims Frequent Author and Lecturer

Dade County Bar Association

American Association for Justice
Eagle patron

St. Thomas University Board of Advisors

Florida Bar Association
Continuing Legal Education Committee
Professionalism Committee
Grievance Committee

Board Certified Trial Lawyer

National Crime Victim Bar Association
Past President

Treasurer Executive Committe National Center for Victims of Crime
Past President

South Florida Legal Elite Super Lawyers
Member Since: 2000

Courts Admitted to Practice
All Florida State Courts
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Claims
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Court of  Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Client Reviews
I am a lawyer in Massachusetts. I had a case to refer against a cruise line in Florida and did my homework on which firm to represent the client. Let me take the guessing out of it for you. Call this law firm and sign up.
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A big shout out to Nick Gerson & Schwartz for helping me navigate my care after a fall against a major cruise ship. They took care of me all along the way and saw me through such a very hard time. I highly recommend their firm if you are looking for a firm that truly cares about you. 5 Stars all the way! Janna Wright, Google User
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Mr Nick Gerson has been extremely attentive (even on weekends!) and has been more than willing to take time to answer all my questions. His receptionist (Suzanne) and paralegal (Carla) are courteous, friendly and highly efficient in all matters. Mr Gerson's diligence lead to a very quick resolution of my case. I am more than pleased to recommend you seek him as your attorney. You will not regret you did!! G.I.B.
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Mr. Gerson and all his team gave to my case the careful and professional attention it needed from the beginning to end. Unfortunately, a year ago I was involved in a car accident on the victim side. I have appreciation for the good service that was given to me and my situation. Thanks. Cales & Mr. Hyde (Carlos Andrés García Jiménez), Google User
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Gerson & Schwartz did an excellent job with my case! Nick Gerson was my primary contact throughout the process and I was overly pleased with his level of professionalism and commitment. Thanks again to the firm for both winning my case and handling it with the upmost respect. Read More » Jhlechia Ervin
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Phil is the best attorney! The staff is very helpful and were always kind and understanding. Especially during a PIP claim which can be very frustrating. I am so lucky that I found Gerson & Schwartz to resolve my case, I truly believe there could have been no better outcome. Romina Frascarelli, Google User
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Excellent attorneys, they leave no stone unturned in any case and get max value. Jon Zepnick, Google User
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I hired Gerson & Schwartz, PA for a personal injury/slip and fall case. Phil Gerson, Nick Gerson, and Ed Schwartz were awesome! They were very professional, supportive, and informative through the whole process. I was amazed at how much time and effort they put into presenting my case. They fought hard for me and I am very happy with the outcome. I love these guys and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an attorney who will look out for your best interest and fight hard for what you deserve. Deb Betts, Google User
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