Brannock Humphries & Berman Again Featured on List of Florida’s Top Verdicts
After a year of data-gathering, the Top Verdict website has announced that two tobacco cases in which Brannock Humphries & Berman provided appellate support at trial were among the 50 best verdicts obtained in Florida in 2021, and one of those cases was among the 50 best wrongful-death verdicts nationwide.
The two cases represent impressive verdicts obtained against cigarette manufacturer R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company by two different talented trial teams, both with trial support from Brannock Humphries & Berman. In the first, the team of Avera & Smith, Trop Law Group, and Gordon & Partners obtained a $5.7 million verdict in Miami-Dade County for the wrongful death of the plaintiff’s husband of 49 years. This was the 28th largest verdict in Florida and 42nd largest wrongful-death verdict anywhere in the country during the 2021 calendar year. The second case, a $3 million verdict from Duval County for a living smoker of 35 years, was won by the team from Jax Litigation Group, Avera & Smith, and Farah & Farah. This was Florida’s 21st largest personal-injury verdict and 43rd largest overall verdict in 2021.
Each year, Top Verdict surveys the highest jury verdicts, settlements, and arbitration awards in the United States and recognizes the lawyers and law firms who achieved those awards. For more than a decade, Brannock Humphries & Berman’s cases have been repeatedly featured on the Top Verdict lists.