Cyrus S. Niakan is a founding partner at Personal Injury of Florida, ranked a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®.
Cyrus’ talent, hard work, and high ethical standards have been recognized among his peers. Cyrus maintains an AV Preeminent Rating (the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading independent attorney rating entity) and an AVVO 10/10 rating. Cyrus has also been selected by U.S. News as among the Best Lawyers in America; The National Trial Lawyers as among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Florida and Top 40 Under 40; Florida Super Lawyers (distinction given to less than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state); Florida Trend Legal Elite and Top Up & Comer (distinction given to only 132 lawyers statewide); and South Florida Legal Guide’s Top Attorneys.
Cyrus began his legal career as a defense attorney litigating cases on behalf of some of the nation’s largest insurance companies and corporations. During that time he learned how those companies evaluate claims and gained an understanding of the strategies used to defend cases. He now uses those invaluable insights to defend the rights of clients going up against corporate giants.
Cyrus earned his B.S. in Molecular & Cellular Biology and B.A. in English literature from the University of Washington. Cyrus attended law school at the University of Arizona on an academic scholarship.
Outside the courtroom, Cyrus is active within the community by volunteering with Legal Aid of Palm Beach County, Take Stock in Children – Palm Beach County, Misioneros del Camino and served for numerous years on the Board of Directors for 211 of Palm Beach County & Treasure Coast. Cyrus also lectures on expert witness discovery, trucking litigation, insurance coverage, and trial evidence.
Cyrus lives in West Palm Beach with his wife Luisa and two children. He speaks Farsi and Spanish.