Miami-Dade Bar Recognizes Stuart Ratzan with the ‘Sookie Williams Outstanding Community Service Award’
Ratzan, Weissman & Boldt Founding Partner Stuart Ratzan has been recognized with the ‘Sookie Williams Outstanding Community Service Award’ by the Miami-Dade Bar for his hard work, perseverance, and time as Chair of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Miami COVID-19 Jury Trial Task Force. In this role, Ratzan helped plan the return of in-person jury trials in Miami-Dade County, giving him first-hand insight into how jurisdictions can safely return to the courtroom as well as the lasting impacts that COVID-19 will likely have on the way trials and litigation unfold.
Stuart penned an Expert Analysis Piece for national law publication Law360 in which he discusses the measures that jurisdictions are taking to ensure communities are protected amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. He goes into depth outlining Miami-Dade's path back to the courtroom, safety measures put into place designed to keep jurors safe and socially distanced, and the lasting impacts from the in-person jury trial hiatus such as how new efficiencies were unlocked in the way pretrial proceedings take place.
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Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. Recognizes Ryan Tyler with their ‘Equal Justice Pro Bono Solo/Small Firm Award’
Ratzan, Weissman & Boldt Associate Ryan Tyler has been recognized by Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. with the Equal Justice Pro Bono Solo/Small Firm Award for his commitment to the community through voluntary pro bono service, in furtherance of equal justice. He was recognized for his dedication to service to the South Florida community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In one case assisting Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., Ryan helped obtain a decision from the Third District Court of Appeal in a residential landlord-tenant dispute. The case revolved around a landlord who cut off electricity to the tenant's apartment, then refused to turn it back on. The trial court entered an injunction requiring the landlord to restore electricity to the unit and sanctioning the landlord $1,000 per day for each day electricity remained off. The appellate court affirmed the injunction and punted on the sanctions ruling, until there is a determination as to amount. Congratulations to Ryan for his recognition and we look forward to watching his continued growth at our firm.
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The Best Lawyers in America® Recognizes Stuart Ratzan in the 2022 Best Lawyers Business Edition: The Litigation Issue
Ratzan, Weissman & Boldt Founding Partner Stuart Ratzan has been recognized for his work in Personal Injury Litigation by the 2022 Best Lawyers Business Edition: The Litigation Issue. The Best Lawyers in America® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession and this issue recognizes lawyers for their top legal talent in litigation-related practice areas.
Stuart Ratzan is a Miami-based trial attorney who goes above and beyond his responsibility to obtain just compensation for his clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. His extensive experience in handling catastrophic brain injury and medical malpractice cases throughout the United States, and successfully obtaining multiple multi-million dollar judgments and settlements on behalf of his clients and their families, have earned him the highest recognition by his peers and the most respected national legal publications such as Best Lawyers.
For more than three decades, Best Lawyers has been regarded as one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession and is the first and foremost resource for legal talent worldwide. The publication’s list of outstanding lawyers is compiled by conducting an extensive peer-review evaluation process, which confidentially surveys tens of thousands of leading lawyers and their professional peers. If votes for a lawyer are positive enough for recognition, that lawyer then must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain in each edition, according to the Best Lawyers website.
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