Stuart N. Ratzan, shareholder of Ratzan Law Group, has successfully tried and resolved many of Florida’s most significant catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. On behalf of patients and consumers, he has taken on the most powerful hospitals, doctors, manufacturers and insurance companies in the state.
Mr. Ratzan has also won cases for countless consumers in catastrophic injury cases against property owners, trucking companies, consumer product manufacturers, automobile insurance companies and government entities. Mr. Ratzan’s practice includes medical malpractice, personal injury and commercial trial law in state and federal courts throughout the United States.
Annually recognized by the South Florida Legal Guide, Florida Trend magazine and Florida Super Lawyers as one of Florida’s top attorneys, Mr. Ratzan has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available. Mr. Ratzan is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Justice Association (FJA), formerly the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, serving on the organization’s Executive Committee and was the co-chair of the Medical Malpractice Committee. He is a former board member of the Florida Bar Association’s Board of Governors and past president of the Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Division. He currently serves on the Executive Council of the Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section.
Active in legal and community organizations, Mr. Ratzan has received several awards from the Florida Justice Association in recognition of his fundraising efforts. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
Mr. Ratzan is a frequent lecturer at seminars for the Florida Bar Association and the FJA, speaking throughout Florida on trial practice, catastrophic injury litigation and consumer advocacy.
Mr. Ratzan and the firm handle cases all over the State of Florida and throughout the United States and welcome referrals from local, regional and out of state attorneys.
Areas of Practice:
Motor Vehicle Negligence
Medical Device Defects
Qui Tam Actions
Florida Bar, 1991
University of Miami School of Law – Coral Gables, Florida, 1991
Honors: Cum Laude
Amherst College, Amherst, MA, 1987
Bachelor of Science
Honors: Cum Laude
Stuart N. Ratzan is a frequent lecturer at CLE seminars for the Florida Bar’s Trial Lawyers Section and for the Florida Justice Association. Recently, Mr. Ratzan spoke at the 1st Annual Glenn Burton Trial Lawyers’ Summit on the topic of “Medical Malpractice.”
Honors and Awards:
“AV” Rating from Martindale Hubbell
South Florida Legal Guide – Top Lawyers
Florida Super Lawyers – Top Lawyers
Florida Trend Magazine – “Legal Elite”
Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association
The Florida Bar Association (Trial Lawyers Section, Executive Council, 2008 – present; President, Young Lawyers Division 2000 – 2001.)
American Association for Justice
Florida Justice Association (Member, Board of Directors, 2003 – 2009; Executive Committee 2006 – 2008.)
Board of Directors, Temple Beth Am, Pinecrest, Florida
Dade County Bar Association
Miami-Dade Justice Association
Board of Directors of Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., 2003 – 2007