C. Steven Yerrid

C. Steven Yerrid: Attorney with The Yerrid Law Firm
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Phi Delta Phi. Certified Circuit Court Mediator and Circuit Court Arbitrator in the Florida Courts and Designated Arbitrator in the Middle District of Florida. Named one of the Top Ten Litigators in Florida by the National Law Journal, 1999. Member, Inner Circle of Advocates. Listed in: Who's Who in American Law; Law & Leading Attorneys; Best Lawyers in America, 1983—; two final arguments included in The AFTL Masters Series. Author: Inflation and Reduction to Present Value, A New Approach, presented to the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Davos, Switzerland, March 1985; Co-Author: Unsafe Places: Can the Courtroom Make a Difference? Florida Bar Journal, May 1990; Author: Proving Damages in the Significant Personal Injury Case, paper and lecture presented to the Florida Bar meeting, Miami, Florida, April 1992; Subsequent Remedial Measures: Traps or Treasures? paper and lecture presented to the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Vail, Colorado, December 1992; Preparing for Trial, paper and lecture presented for National Education Network, Manchester Center, Vermont, April 1993; Best Known and Least Used Rules of Evidence, paper and lecture presented to the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Annual Meeting, 1994; Keynote Speaker on Admissibility of Evidence at the Joint Conference of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists and International Society of Forensic Toxicologists, October, 1994; Cross-Examining the Expert, paper and lecture presented to the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Snowmass, Colorado, December 1995; Keynote Speaker on behalf of the Governor concerning Florida's Tobacco War at the Second Annual Florida Epidemiology Conference, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, July 1996; Closing Arguments: Strategies and Tactics for Maximizing Non-Economic Damages, paper and lecture presented to the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Annual Convention, Tampa, Florida October 1997; Taking the Offensive in the Fight to Save Our Tort System, paper and lecture presented to the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Snowmass, Colorado, December 1997; Racketeering-the Use of RICO in Civil Litigation, paper presented to the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Beaver Creek, Colorado, December 1998; Continuing Guest Lecturer, Advanced Civil Trial Skills Course, Stetson College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida; Rebuttal Summation for the Plaintiff: How to Do It-What to Do-The Art and the Methodology, paper and lecture presented to the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Workhorse Seminar, Orlando, Florida, January 2000; Closing Argument: The Finest Moment, paper and lecture presented to the Masters of Trial Conference, CLE International, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2000; Closing Arguments lecture presented to the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Annual Convention, Tampa, Florida, June 2000; Wrongful Death of a Parent with Minor Children: Strategy and Tactics, paper and lecture presented to the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Orlando, Florida, February 2001; Developing Themes, Laying Foundations and Establishing Rapport During Voir Dire, lecture presented to the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Tampa, Florida, April 2001; Strategies for Proving and Maximizing Damages, lecture presented to the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Annual Convention, Palm Beach, Florida, May 2001; Winning Your Case at Trial-How to Get the Job Done, lecture presented to the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Workhorse Seminar, Tampa, Florida, February 2002; Effective Voir Dire in the Federal Court System, lecture presented to The State Bar of South Dakota, Clearwater Beach, Florida, March 2002; Planning and Delivering the Powerful Closing and Rebuttal Argument, lecture presented to the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Soft Tissue Injuries Seminar, Tampa, Florida, May 2002; Workshop on Closing Argument, lecture/workshop presented to the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 2002 Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute, Orlando, Florida, August 2002; Masters in Trial, mock trial sponsored by the American Board of Trial Advocates, Tampa, Florida, November 2002; Maximizing Damages from Beginning to End, paper and lecture presented to the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Proving Damages Seminar, Tampa, Florida, March, 2003; When Justice Prevails: Strategies for Winning Your Case, paper and lecture presented to the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Annual Convention, St. Petersburg, Florida, June, 2003; When Justice Prevails, Yorkville Press, 2003; The Art of Capturing the Imagination of the Jury-Psychology and Persuasion in Trial, paper and lecture presented to the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Workhorse Seminar, Orlando, Florida, January, 2004; Masters in Trial Seminar, Participant, presented by the American Board of Trial Advocates, St. Petersburg, Florida, July 2004; Winning Ways: The Making of a Championship Heart, Author, Yorkville Press, 2005; Closing Arguments, presented to the Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute, Orlando, Florida, August 2004; Jury Selection: Real Practice, Real Results, presented to the Jury Selection Seminar, Orlando, Florida, March 2006; Selected as Top Lawyer in the Nation by Lawyers USA, 2006; Recipient of Perry Nichols Award (Highest award bestowed by the Florida Justice Association in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding and distinguished service in the pursuit of justice, 2007; Closing Arguments, presented to the Florida Justice Association (f/k/a the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers), Palm Beach, Florida, June 2007; Summation in Hospital Malpractice Cases, presented to the Florida Justice Association at the Workhorse Seminar, Orlando, Florida, February 2008; The Art of Cross Examination of the Defense Expert, presented to the Florida Justice Association at the Medical Malpractice Seminar, Tampa, Florida, November 2009; Voir Dire: Picking Your Audience - The Art of Building Trust, presented to the Florida Justice Association at the Annual Convention - Perfecting Your Competitive Edge: Advanced Trial Skills for Top Litigators, Miami, Florida, June 2009; Why Do Jurors Struggle With Damages? What You as the Trial Lawyer Can Do About It - Procedures, Tactics, Methods, Techniques and Strategies, presented to The Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, Orlando, Florida 2010; The Making of a Championship Heart - Lessons Learned in Baseball and Life, Author, Suntide Publishing 2011; Adjunct Professor, Stetson College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida; Visiting Professor, Georgetown University Law, Washington, D.C.; Community Involvement: President and Chairman of the Board, The Yerrid Foundation. Lifetime member of the Board of Directors, Children's Cancer Center. Lifetime member of the Board of Directors, Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Ted Williams Award for Champions of Charity. Member, Cousteau Society, 1987. Special Counsel to the President, United Way of America, Washington D.C., 1990. Patron and Past President, The Gentlemen's Committee of the Children's Home. Chairman of the task force to promote the 2000 America's Boxing Qualifier.

(Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education) (Certified as a Civil Trial Diplomate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy)

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Negligence
  • Commercial Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
813-222-8222  Phone
813-222-8224  Fax
www.yerridlaw.com
University Attended:
Louisiana State University, B.A., 1971
Law School Attended:
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1975
Year of First admission:
1975
Admission:
1975, Virginia and Florida; 1976, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; 1979, U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1984, District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Memberships:
Hillsborough County (Young Lawyers Board of Directors, 1978-1979; Executive Committee, Trial Lawyers Section, 1988-1989; Chairman, Judicial Liaison Committee, 1990-1991) and American Bar Associations; The Florida Bar (Chairman, Admiralty Law Committee, 1984-1985; Civil Trial Board Certification Committee, 1988-1991, Vice-Chairman, 1990-1991, Chairman, 1994-1995; Virginia State Bar; Florida Justice Association (Founder; Recipient of Perry Nichols Award, highest award bestowed by the FJA in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding and distinguished service in the pursuit of justice; Designated Continuing Legal Education Speaker, 1982—; Board of Directors, 1984-1997, 2000—; Endowment for Academy Giving to Law and Education; Past Recipient: Crystal EAGLE Award, Presented for Outstanding Performance, Exceptional and Longstanding Commitment to the Ideals of Justice; Gold EAGLE Exemplary Leadership Award; EAGLE Talon Award, Presented by staff for dedication of highest ideals of the profession; Silver EAGLE Outstanding Leadership Award). The American Association for Justice (Sustaining Member); Texas Trial Lawyers Association; Maritime Law Association of the United States (Proctor); Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute; Eleventh Circuit Historical Society; American Judicature Society; The Supreme Court Historical Society; American Board of Trial Advocates (Advocate); American Inns of Court Foundation (Supporting Fellow).
Birth Information:
Charleston, West Virginia, September 30, 1949
Certifications:
(Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board Of Legal Specialization And Education)
ISLN:
902577648
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