Miami, Fla. – February 24, 2014 – Grossman Roth, P.A., Florida’s premier trial law firm, is pleased to announce that co-founder Stuart Z. Grossman is the recipient of the 2014 Compassionate Gladiator Award, presented by the Florida Justice Association.  Each year this award is presented to an individual who exemplifies strength, skill, drive and heart and who can be described as an “unwavering advocate, a master of the trial and a champion for victims.”

“I am honored to be the recipient of this prestigious award, as well as to have the opportunity to speak to such a dedicated group of professionals,” said Mr. Grossman. 

Mr. Grossman presented his address on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, where he also received the award.  The topic of the Annual Compassionate Gladiator Address was “Putting Together the Total Package with Intensity, Tenacity, Persistence, and Drive While Simultaneously Seeing and Feeling the Compassion and Heart of the Case – What Does it Mean to ‘Effectively Communicate’ With a Juror and How is That Accomplished?” 

Mr. Grossman is recognized as one of America’s pre-eminent trial lawyers, concentrating in medical malpractice, products liability, and personal injury litigation. His successful career is distinguished by an unprecedented number of favorable verdicts.  He has consistently won some of the largest awards in Florida. Mr. Grossman was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the American Board of Trial Advocates of Florida. He was the recipient of the Academy of Trial Lawyer’s Crystal Eagle Award and inducted into the Academy’s Hall of Fame. Mr. Grossman is named in the book, The Best Lawyers in America. Lawdragon named him as one of America’s 500 leading attorneys. Florida Trend Magazine and Florida Super Lawyers have both named him as one of the state’s top 10 trial lawyers. He is a Fellow of the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers and was elected into the Iron Arrow, the University of Miami’s highest honorary society.

When not in the courtroom, Mr. Grossman is an author and lecturer and is actively involved in the prevention of malpractice and catastrophic accidents.  Among his many civic undertakings are his commitments to Margaux’s Miracle Foundation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United Cerebral Palsy and United Way, in addition to his financial support of numerous charities. His writings appear in major medical publications. He is one of the few lawyers invited to speak at national medical meetings. His lectures within the legal profession have been videotaped and circulated nationwide. Ted Koppel and Larry King have interviewed him as an expert on malpractice for their nationally televised programs.

The first award was in 2008. Below is a list of recipients of the Compassionate Gladiator Award:

1st - Christian D. Searcy, West Palm Beach, FL

2nd - Tommy Malone, Atlanta, GA

3rd – Thomas V. Girardi, Los Angeles, CA

4th – Gary Gober, Nashville, TN

5th – Peter Perlman – Lexington, KY

6th – James Bartimus, Kansas City, MO & Charla G. Aldous, Dallas, TX

7th – Stuart Grossman, Miami, FL & Lisa Blue, Dallas, TX

 About Grossman Roth, P.A.

Grossman Roth, P.A. started in October 1988 with a singular purpose – to fight for its clients in courtrooms across Florida and around the country.  Today, Grossman Roth, P.A., is eleven trial lawyers strong, with a team of investigators, paralegals and support staff, who have decades of experience in building cases for trial and presenting them to juries.  The firm concentrates its practice in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, products liability, aviation, complex commercial litigation, class actions, professional malpractice and other cases involving significant economic or physical damages.  The firm’s trial lawyers have been named among the Best Lawyers in America, Florida Super Lawyers, Lawdragon 500 Leading Attorneys in America, and Top Attorneys in Florida.