Mr. Jonathan R. Gdanski

Mr. Jonathan R. Gdanski: Attorney with Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A.
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A trial attorney with Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., Jonathan Gdanski focuses on catastrophic personal injury cases, tobacco litigation, and products liability lawsuits. Jonathan handled numerous cases that were established after the Engle Tobacco Class Action. He managed more than 1,250 claims that resulted in more than 10 million dollars in recovery on behalf of his clients. In fact, he has recovered numerous multi-million dollar verdicts for clients in the wake of the Engle Tobacco Class Action. Jonathan has successfully handled cases in both State and Federal Court. Additionally, Jonathan is lead Plaintiff’s liaison counsel in Broward County. He also manages and oversees all the tobacco lawsuits that are pending in Broward County.

Notable Case Results

Along with Crane Johnstone, Scott Schlesinger, and Steven Hammer, Jonathan obtained a $75 million verdict against four major tobacco companies in the U.S. This landmark case, Marvine Calloway as Personal Representative of the Estate of Johnnie Calloway vs. R.J. Reynolds, et. al., is the first in which punitive and compensatory damages were demanded from all four tobacco companies. This is one of the largest awards in tobacco litigation history.

Another notable case involved a national class action against Toyota Motor Sales. Along with Scott Schlesinger, Jonathan served as lead counsel in a case involving a substantial defect in the 2007 Lexus ES350. A national settlement that affected more than 100,000 vehicle owners was the result of this certified class action.

Education and Personal Life

Prior to joining Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., Jonathan was a clerk at Stanley Rosenblatt P.A. in Miami. He graduated with honors from Yeshiva College before obtaining his J.D. at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York. Jonathan is fluent in Hebrew.

Jonathan and his wife, Rachel, are parents to Eliora, Caleb, and Ezekiel. The family lives in Miami Beach.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Brain Injury
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Trial Lawyers
  • Wrongful Death

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
954-944-3186  Phone
954.320.9507  Phone
954.320.9509  Fax
University Attended:
Yeshiva University, B.A., 2003; Genesis Jerusalem Institute, B.A., 2000
Law School Attended:
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 2006
Year of First Admission:
2006, Florida

Broward County Justice Association; Attorney Information Exchange Group; B'Nai B'rith Justice League; American Association of Justice.


Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (1 review)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Principal on 12/19/15 in Personal Injury

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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