Zebersky Payne, LLP started in a 1500 square foot warehouse on the outskirts of Miami on September. 15, 1997, with two lawyers, Ed Zebersky and Todd Payne, a handful of clients and one assistant that did everything! Read more. . .
Zebersky Payne’s attorney, Leila Billings, is the Founder of HOPE (Health Options, Planning and Empowerment) a non-profit organization that provided pro-bono legal services related to advanced care directives. Read more. . .
National Whistleblower Recognition Day is today, July 30! Read more. . .
After a two week trial, on June 13, 2013 a Broward County jury returned a $100 Million verdict in favor of a 31 year old pilot whose plane crashed at North Perry airport on November 10, 2007.
Zebersky Payne partner, Todd S. Payne, is being honored by his alma mater, University of Miami Law School - Law Alumni Association at the 2014 Homecoming Weekend as the Lawyer Honoree on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Read more . . .
Zebersky Payne announced that both partners, Ed Zebersky and Todd Payne, were selected for the prestigious 2014 Super Lawyers list. Read more. . .
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Zebersky Payne partner, Todd Payne, is on the Board of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. This year’s event is going to be memorable as it is “An Evening with Emerson” on July 8th at the Ferrari-Maserati store of Ft. Lauderdale. Read more. . .
Congratulations to Leila A. Billings, Esq. for being the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association President-Elect. Read more. . .
Fred F. Telischi, M.D., Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Miami, received a Presidential Citation from the American Otological Society (AOS) on May 16 at the organization’s 148th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Continued. . .
Zebersky Payne is joining friends and families at Burger21 for Charity Day on Wednesday, May 21st located at 2451 S. University Drive, Davie Florida 33324. Continue. . . .
Zebersky Payne’s paralegal, Michele Guerrero’s two daughters Tiffany and Ashley, as members of the National Junior Honor Society of Coral Springs Charter School will be walking and supporting the “Relay For Life” American Cancer Society walk today, Friday, May 16, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Coral Springs High School located in Coral Springs, Florida. Continued. . .
Endo International PLC, announced that it has reached agreements in principle with
several leading Plaintiffs' law firms to resolve approximately 20,000 claims
relating to vaginal mesh products sold by Endo's an AMS (American
Medical Systems), subsidiary. Continued . . .
Zebersky Payne is proud to host a reception for Jeff Atwater - candidate for Florida’s Chief
Financial Officer at 5:30 p.m. on Thurs., 05/08/14 in the 110 Tower – 30th Floor, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Continued . . .
The Zebersky Payne team came together to compile some thirty (30) Easter Baskets to donate to the Holy Cross Hospital Outreach Program to be distributed to children between the ages of 6 and 10 in one of the hospital’s Outreach Programs. Continued. . .
The Institute is a legal think tank dedicated to the cause of protecting the principal of access to the American Civil Justice System, including the critical right to trial by jury. The Institute was established in 1956 to build on the work of Roscoe Pound, who was the Dean of Harvard Law School from 1916 to 1936, and one of the law’s greatest thinkers and educators, a leading exponent of the sociological jurisprudence movement. Continued . . .
Zebersky Payne joined forces with many others to support Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Continued. . .
Still smarting from controversy involving a faulty ignition switch, General Motors announced three new recalls involving another 1.5 million vehicles. Continued. . .
Zebersky Payne was instrumental in assisting one of its clients with the successful purchase of a 30,000 sq. ft. lot located in Southeast Miami-Dade County for $1,500,000.00. Continued. . .
Zebersky Payne supported the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk on Saturday, March 08, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. at Nova SE University. Continued. . .
Transvaginal mesh has been a source of profound suffering for thousands of women around the U.S. This medical implant, which came into use in the 1990s, was meant to help women whose pelvic floor muscles had weakened as a result of aging, childbirth, or other circumstances; the weakened muscles often led to painful or debilitating medical conditions such as organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Continued . . .
Recent studies have come out that indicate there are links between Low Testosterone or Low T and an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. A report discovered data that indicates the use of Low T in men over 65 doubles the risk of a heart attack. Continue. . .
Attorney Edward Zebersky, partner at Zebersky Payne, will present at the FJA (Florida Justice Association) 2014 Workhorse Seminar in Orlando, Florida on February 21, 2014. Continued. . .
Congratulations to Todd S. Payne and Edward H. Zebersky who have been selected to the 2014 Florida Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Continued . . .
The firm of Zebersky Payne will wear RED on Friday, February 7, 2014 in support of the American Heart Association. Continued . . .
From January 10-11, 2014, Lee Gill Cohen traveled out west to a hotel in Weston to join his fellow Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Advisory Council members, as well as staff and volunteers from around the State of Florida, for the 2014 MADD Florida Staff and Volunteer Training Retreat. Continued. . . .
For those of you who are not aware, Stacey Schulman, Esquire, has announced that she is running for Circuit Court Judge.
Florida's Automobile Insurance Fraud Strike Force was created in 2012 to crack down on rampant personal injury insurance fraud. Because insurance fraud can artificially inflate rates through fraudulent payouts, the Strike Force is supposed to be a way to secure lower rates for Floridians.
Have you seen the YouTube video of a person driving around Manhattan in 40 minutes?This stunt was posted online back in late August to prove a continual point that someone can ultimately drive fast on a highway and not cause an accident.
Zebersky Payne joins the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Florida Chapter for an evening of elegance at the 2013 “An Evening of Hope”. The dinner gala will take place on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Hollywood Beach Marriott. The event will feature delicious food and drinks, an exciting silent auction and the presentation of the 2013 Hope Award – to providing hope & inspiring action.
Zebersky Payne joined forces with many others to walk to end Hydrocephalus on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the annual South Florida Hydrocephalus Association WALK at the beautiful Quiet Waters Park, where hundreds walked approximately 2.5 miles to raise awareness and much needed funds for support and research.
Zebersky Payne is a proud sponsor of the Miami Dolphins tackle cancer with the annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge (DCC) which is a two-day tri-county charity cycling event on Saturday and Sunday, November 2nd and 3rd, 2013.
When an employer is guilty of breaking the law, workers who witness unethical activity sometimes face severe persecution or the loss of their job if they make reports. If you have been the victim of such persecution, you may be entitled to compensation because we handle whistleblower claims.
In a recent issue of the University of Miami Alumni Digest, Zebersky Payne partner, Todd Payne and his wife, Sherra Payne, were recognized as continuous donors to the University of Miami since 1992.
Zebersky Payne is a proud sponsor of the South Florida Chapter of the PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) Foundation. A fundraiser will take place on Friday evening, October 25, 2013 at the Coral Gables Museum.
After Zebersky Payne’s commercial real estate client tried for over eight (8) years to sell 7.5 acres of its Pompano Beach church property, Zebersky Payne, LLP’s real estate team successfully closed the deal for $2,025,000.00 in July, 2013.
On October 24th, 2013, the Broward County Crime Commission will be conducting its 34th Annual Criminal Justice Dinner. During the evening, 48 Detectives from every agency will be honored as Detective of the Year.
Cruise claims of injury have become a little too common in recent years during a time when the cruise ship industry seems to be developing far too many issues. But keep in mind that when you take a cruise, your rights are mostly protected in the event of
Survivors represented by Lee Gill Cohen, Esquire, Zebersky Payne, LLP
One early morning in January of 2012, an intoxicated racecar driver, who
was out socializing with friends in South Beach, was driving north on Collins
Avenue in Miami Beach.
Yes, I am actually counting. Six days now, and counting. Six, five, four, three, two, one...........
No, I am not counting down the days until my much needed vacation or the number of days until the end of the hurricane season, or until my favorite holiday. I am counting down the days until the ban on texting while driving will come into effect in the State of Florida. October 1, 2013 is the magic day and it cannot come a moment too soon.
As I have been driving around town lately, I have seen billboards boasting the amounts of
money that law firms have obtained for their clients. There are no shortage of ads promoting lawyers
who handle lawsuits.
Zebersky Payne is participating in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides of Broward, Florida
A shocking new trend is emerging in the trucking industry. This trend involves trucking companies having drivers carry liability waiver cards in the cab of their rig.
Teens are among the most vulnerable people on the road; according to the CDC, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for people ages 16 to 19.
One early morning in January of 2012, an intoxicated racecar driver, who was out socializing with friends in South Beach, was driving north on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. The victim, who had just gotten off of work, was on the sidewalk loading his bicycle into the back of a car parked in a loading zone. The driver suddenly lost control of his SUV, jumped the curb onto the sidewalk, struck and instantly killed the victim.
In January, 2013, Florida’s new Personal Injury Protection (PIP) law went into
effect. The law requires those who own vehicles to buy $10,000 worth of PIP protection.
It’s not unusual for victims from personal injury accidents, like a car wreck, to not only expect reimbursement for medical expenses from their insurance company---or the other party’s insurance---but for those payments to turn around quickly.
Congratulations to Edward H. Zebersky for receiving the Wiedemann & Wysocki Award at this year's American Association for Justice (AAJ) Annual Meeting on July, 2013.
In July of 2013, I gave my annual DUI Case and Legislation Update at the Institute of Police Technology and Management Symposium on Alcohol and Drug Impaired Driving in St. Petersburg Beach.
With hurricane season now starting along the east coast of the United States, it's a reminder of how serious some of those hurricanes could potentially be. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association predicts the 2013 hurricane season to be especially active again in the Atlantic, which doesn't bode well for those still dealing with last year's deadly storms.
When dealing with insurance companies and big pharmaceuticals, patients often feel as if their best interests aren't a priority.
Lawyers over the centuries have been on the receiving end of a great deal of criticism, character assassinations, bad jokes and metaphorical comparisons to various members of the animal kingdom, in particular the predatory seafaring type.
It is very important that you review your insurance policies prior to the start of hurricane season to make sure that you have windstorm insurance and that the policy will cover both your home and your possessions adequately.
On June 24 of this year, the Supreme Court overturned the earlier ruling of Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. v. Bartlett, in which a woman from New Hampshire was awarded $21 million dollars in damages, after suffering a rare reaction to the generic drug, sulindac. MPC (Mutual Pharmaceutical Co.) is a subsidiary of an Indian drug maker, and the original drug, Clinoril, an Nsaid, was approved by the FDA in 1979.
Partner, Todd Payne's alma mater, University of Miami School of Law, recognizes Todd's $100 Million Jury verdict. To read the full article, go to: http://www.law.miami.edu/news/2013/june/2589.php
Accidents happen in life. There are times when an unexpected disaster can happen to anyone. When it does, a person could be thrust into the complex legal world in order to obtain compensation.
On July 8, 2013, jury selection was done in the first Federal bellwether trial in the Bard MDL in the Southern District of West Virginia. A jury of five women and three men were chosen. Opening arguments began July 9, 2013 at 9 am.
Currently, the hurricane center projects that Chantal, the 3rd named storm in 2013, will fade to a tropical depression somewhere between Cuba and the Bahamas by Friday. DYK: Chantal was the 3rd named storm in 1989 as well!!
When you've been injured in an accident, the fact is that without a qualified attorney on your side, you don't have a voice. When you work with Zebersky Payne, however, that changes. If you're in need of justice because you've been injured, look no further than Zebersky Payne.
Zebersky Payne partner, Edward H. Zebersky, was a recipient of the Lawyer to Legacy 2013 EAGLE Legend Award this year by the FJA. Congratulations to Ed for this wonderful acknowledgement.
The amount of motor vehicle fatalities has significantly increased recently. In an early estimate of 2012's vehicle fatalities, the US Department of Transportation discussed how there has been a 5.3% increase in fatal vehicle injuries compared to those of 2011.
Yesterday, 06/13/13, attorneys, Todd Payne, Zebersky Payne partner and Hy Montero, Montero Law, received a $100 million verdict in an aviation case with 68% liability on the air tower. Congrats to them on what the defense described as a zero liability case!!!!
Well, hurricane season is now here and it is predicted to be an “above normal, active and possibly extremely active season”. Needless to say, everyone needs to be cautious and prepared.
According to John Berman at CNN: “Fractions of a second can make a huge difference according to research cited by the Federal Highway Administration. Increasing yellow time can dramatically reduce red light running. Running red lights is big money in states like Florida. . .
Thousands of cases are being governed by the multi-district litigation ("MDL"), mostly being filed in district court for the Southern District of West Virginia, which involves mesh products used to repair pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.
A proposed Bayer settlement has been reached in the Bayer Yaz/Yasmin/Ocella Multidistrict Litigation. The multi-million dollar settlement, which has been preliminarily approved by the Court, would provide compensation for 32 claimants. The Settlement Allocation Model employs a point-based system, with points assigned to primary injuries and with injury modifiers that adjust either positively or negatively to calculate each individual client’s allocated award.
“I have to maintain my car?!?” A typical statement out of the mouth of a vehicle-owning teenager. Hanging out with friends, playing video games, listening to music, cruising the neighborhood are all far more important than a simple six month basic preventative maintenance check-up on their vehicle.
"Punish" the other driver..." - possibly for the first time in this country, a judge, The Honorable Richard Eade, right here in Broward County, Florida, recently granted a motion to allow for punitive damages in a civil negligence suit due to the defendant driver’s alleged driving while texting
Meningitis is a serious and potentially fatal infection near the brain and spinal cord that can cause brain damage or death
What happens when your child is caught with a fake ID?
Can you be fined or jailed for serving alcohol at a party held in your home?
A rare meningitis caused by a fungus got into a steroid drug. Hey Big Brother, who’s watching the store?
For almost 40 years, Florida’s Supreme Court has been a model of judicial independence. Judges are appointed, not elected, to the Florida Supreme Court. The process includes significant input from the Florida Bar Association, made of lawyers from all places and sides of the legal arena.
In July 2012, I lectured to a crowd of approximately 300 police officers and employees, prosecutors, and officials in the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement at the 2012 Institute of Police Technology and Management Symposium on Alcohol and Drug Impaired Driving Enforcement in St. Petersburg Beach.
There are just some clubs or groups you would do anything not to join. Believe me, this is one of them. Just got off the phone with a Mirena 'victim'.... we discussed the side effects and made me realize that either the doctors are NOT giving you enough information, or you aren’t asking enough questions about what could possibly happen to you from the hormones in the IUD cartridge.... insomnia, mood swings, night sweats, horrible break-outs, etc.
The very first thing you must know about being served with a subpoena: NEVER IGNORE IT.
The Associated Press is reporting that BP has agreed to sell its Carson, California refinery, as well as other West Coast assets throughout Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada, to Tesoro Corp. for $2.5 million. Additionally, BP will sell the Arco brand rights for Northern California, Oregon, and Washington, and lease them back from Tesoro Corp.
Commentary by Ed Zebersky.
But that doesn’t mean that a hurricane cannot strike at any time. I remember vacationing with my family when on August 24, 2006 we heard something on CNN about a tropical storm named Katrina which was headed towards Cuba.
After several years of steadily decreasing traffic deaths, a recent article in the Sun Sentinel reports that fatal traffic accidents are on the rise thus far in 2012 in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 85 people have died in traffic accidents in Palm Beach County as of July 31, compared to 77 people as of the same date in 2011. Similarly, 106 traffic fatalities have occurred in Broward County as of July 31, as compared with 87 at this time last year. If these trends continue for the remainder of 2012, the total number of traffic deaths in both counties will well surpass 2011 numbers.
For years you have heard that lawyers are sharks and that they prey upon folks just like you. They charge huge fees and give you nothing. That they file frivolous lawsuits while their clients remain hurt.
Can you tell me what you are covered for under your automobile insurance policy? You may be surprised, but most people cannot.
As a plaintiff’s attorney who represents those injured by automobiles, I have learned of a new constant other than death and taxes – data flow. The “smart phones” as they call them, that now proliferate the market, are in a practically perpetual state of transmission and reception. They are data driven allowing the user to access the world through their voice, the World Wide Web or through the infamous texting.
I am not a feminist. I have never been an activist. I have spent most of my adult life in the workforce, the majority of the time as a certified paralegal working both plaintiff and defense sides of the fence. My career has been focused on medical issues, whether personal injury from premises liability, product liability, malpractice, or motor vehicle accidents. But up until I started working with Zebersky Payne, I had never come in contact with the atrocities thrown upon women as those dished out by the FDA and the pharmaceutical companies in general.
I love ZP because the partners are truly advocates for the people who otherwise would have no voice. They promote a feeling of fairness,
equality, and compassion that has a domino effect on all of us who work here with them. We are all true believers in the legal system, and
we all believe in each other. It is absolutely a team effort and our resolve to do the right thing is absolute.
I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with the law firm of Zebersky Payne. The entire law firm is dedicated to making our community a better
place and to insure that everyone, regardless of their financial status, has the opportunity to have a voice in the justice system. They
showed that dedication recently by hosting a Launch Party to raise funds for the programs major fundraiser, the 11th Annual FOR THE PUBLIC
GOOD where $70,000 was raised towards the goal of $200,000. Their generosity is only exceeded by their humility. Legal Aid and Coast to
Coast are proud to call them, not only supporters, but our friends.
– Kathleen Thomsen
Regional Director of Development • Legal Aid Service of Broward County • Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida
When you're in a time of need and you need someone to talk and help you through legal matters from business to medical to personal it is comforting to know that Eddie and Todd are there in many ways. Besides making sure everything is taken care of on the legal front, the personal touch and connection is just as important. You will never feel like you are alone with this team by your side. Thank you for helping me in so many ways, the relationship is priceless.
– Alan T. Brown
Director of Public Impact, The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
The partners and lawyers expertise, along with their passion in the justice system is extraordinary. And their ability to help the people that do not have a voice is stellar. We are a team that believes and strives in bringing justice for our clients and will fight for your rights. Being a part of this team brings the best out in me.