Philip M. Gerson

Firm: Gerson & Schwartz, P.A
Location: Miami - FL

  • 1980 Coral Way
    Miami , FL 33145
  • Tel : (305) 371-6000
  • Fax : (305) 371-5749

Philip 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.

Gerson & Schwartz, P.A

Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. is a full service personal injury law firm located in Miami, Florida. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing people injured car, auto, and motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle crashes, truck accidents, drunk driving accidents, cruise ship accidents, maritime accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, premises liability, and violent crime cases. The firm focuses obtaining compensation for all serious and catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, burn injury, loss of limb, vision or hearing and wrongful death lawsuits. The firm’s most senior partner has practiced law in Miami, Florida for over 45 years.

Our firm is proud of our reputation for professionalism, our distinguished track record for outstanding client results, and the recognition we have received in the legal community. Our experienced litigation team is supported by a paralegal group which has worked with us for many years. All cases are carefully developed so that our courtroom presentations are powerful and effective. Starting immediately after we are retained our message reaches out to opposing attorneys, insurance adjustors, judges, and ultimately jurors.

We maintain strong relationships with nationally known experts in many fields of medicine, mental health, law enforcement, accident reconstruction, management, engineering, security, maritime, rehabilitation and economists to provide evidentiary opinion support for our client’s claims. Highly skilled and professional legal services require a law firm with substantial resources to develop and present comprehensive and convincing evidence in court. Responsiveness and commitment to our clients and the victim community are the hallmarks for which our law firm is well known.

Over four decades of experience brings us to the 350 jury trials which can be matched by very few law firms. This track record evidences our experience and determination to obtain justice for our clients. We don’t cave in and recommend settlement unless it’s in our client’s best interests. Corporate businesses and insurance companies know we won’t stop until our clients get the compensation they deserve.

Our policy is not to delay. The first priority is sensitivity to the needs of our clients. Often we advise our clients to sue first and talk later! We understand when action is necessary to stimulate settlement conversation. We want to get our message across at the soonest possible time. We provide aggressive, ethical, and thoughtful legal representation for all our clients.

Our doors are always open and we welcome you to visit our offices so we can answer all questions you have. We will listen to you and learn the facts. When you leave our office would will understand what your legal rights are and how your goals can be accomplished.

Our community contributions extend beyond the courtroom. Presentations at conferences, legal publications, pro bono work, leadership and services provided to non-profit organizations even reach the classroom.