Ratzan, Weissman & Boldt Founding Partner Stuart Ratzan has been recognized in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Additionally, Ratzan receives the prestigious “Lawyer of the Year” award for the Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs category.

"Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession," said Best Lawyers CEO Phillip Greer. "We are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide."

Best Lawyers has earned the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

The “Lawyer of the Year” award is presented to only one individual in a given geographical region and practice area for each Best Lawyers edition. "Lawyer of the Year" awards are awarded to lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for each specific practice area and geographic region.

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.

As founder of Ratzan Weissman & Boldt, Ratzan has successfully tried and resolved some of the most significant cases heard in state and federal courtrooms throughout the U.S. He has extensive experience in handling catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, birth injury, and product liability cases, having secured multi-million-dollar judgments and settlements on behalf of his clients, including five of the nation’s top-100 verdicts within the past five years. He is also highly experienced in highway construction, transportation negligence, and building safety cases, with the ability to try any type of case throughout the nation.

Stuart Ratzan (recognized since 2013) awarded in the following areas of practice:

  • Best Lawyers Medical Malpractice, Miami, FL - Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers Personal Injury, Miami, FL - Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers Product Liability, Miami, FL - Plaintiffs

"Lawyer of the Year" Award: Stuart Razan

  • Personal Injury Litigation