The Florida Justice Association (FJA) has named Stuart Z. Grossman as recipient of the 2014 Perry Nichols Award, the association’s highest award. This award is presented to an individual who has fought valiantly for justice throughout their life.
The award was established in 1977 as a permanent tribute to Perry Nichols, a legendary trial lawyer and the first president of the FJA. The FJA established criteria for the award that is broad enough to include all who have dedicated a lifetime to the pursuit of justice, including those who are not lawyers. “The award is intended to give recognition to extended, distinguished service to the cause of justice in Florida and in the nation. The primary elements to be considered are the length, continuity and effectiveness of that service.”
“I am very honored to be the recipient of this prestigious award,” said Mr. Grossman. “After practicing law for many years, I hope to continue to be an inspiration to others who are spending their lives pursuing justice as well.” Mr. Grossman will be presented with his award at a luncheon on Friday, December 5, 2014, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.
The Florida Justice Association is dedicated to strengthening and upholding Florida’s civil justice system and protecting the rights of Florida’s citizens and consumers.
Co-founder of the firm of Grossman Roth, P.A. in Coral Gables, 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 and he has consistently won some of the largest awards in Florida. 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. He is one of the few lawyers invited to speak at national medical meetings and both Ted Koppel and Larry King have interviewed him as an expert on malpractice for their nationally televised programs. For more information, please visit www.grossmanroth.com.