In recent interviews with the Florida Justice Association (FJA), Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen co-founders Stuart Grossman and Neal Roth discussed their careers and central roles in one of the state’s most prestigious medical malpractice and personal injury firms.
Roth has always had a passion for helping others. While he originally wanted to be a doctor, those plans changed when a serious automobile accident landed him in a courtroom as a plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit. This exposed him to how attorneys also help others by fighting for the justice their clients deserve and convinced Roth to pursue a career as a medical malpractice lawyer.
Grossman’s path into law was also born from a passion for helping others and changing the world for the better. From a young age he would watch the news on a nightly basis and the social injustices Grossman saw motivated him to become a civil attorney.
Once he became a plaintiff’s lawyer and started his own office, Roth began searching for a partner that could help him take his practice to new heights. He saw Grossman, a fellow star in the legal community, as the best choice. After discussing the topic for over a year, the two attorneys founded Grossman Roth in 1988.
Over 30 years later their firm, now Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen (GRYC), has secured over $1 billion in results. Likewise, Grossman and Roth have become two of the most recognized lawyers in the state, taking on medical malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death lawsuits with great success.
They have demonstrated strength and conviction in some of Florida’s most hard–fought cases, as well as legal skill and formidable knowledge to win significant verdicts and obtain favorable settlements for their clients.
One of Roth’s most memorable cases is Nubia Barahona’s, who he took on as a client from 2011 to 2017, after she was found dead alongside her convulsing brother in their foster father’s truck.
After a long-fought battle in both state and federal courts, the firm secured a very substantial eight-figure settlement for Nubia and her siblings. In addition to the settlement, the firm worked with Florida lawmakers to sign a claims bill into law that would pay $3.75 million to the children.
Grossman victoriously lead one of the most significant wrongful death cases in Florida history when he represented the Goldberg family in Goldberg vs. Florida Power & Light (FPL), the leading utility in the state. While repairing a fallen power line in Pinecrest, a nearby intersection light had been shut off and left unattended.
When a police officer offered to help guide traffic, FPL turned him away. FPL’s negligence to perform minimal safety procedures lead to a crash between two young mothers, costing the life of the Goldberg’s 12-year-old daughter Jill. In 2005 Grossman secured a successful verdict awarding $37 million to Goldberg’s family. The case is still cited in courtrooms to this day.
Whether a medical malpractice or personal injury case, Neal Roth and Stuart Grossman have shown that they and GRYC are dedicated to doing whatever it takes to provide clients with the best legal representation possible.
In his conversation with host Ray Bennet, Grossman discusses the importance of self-reflection, the key advice he has for younger attorneys, and the personal medical tragedy that struck his life. During his sit down with Bennet, Roth goes into detail regarding his journey into law, his trial preparation techniques, how he runs the law practice and his relationship with co-founder Stuart Grossman.
To listen to both Roth and Grossman’s interviews on the Florida Justice Association (FJA) podcast, please see below:
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