Philip Gerson

Gerson & Schwartz, P.A.
1980 Coral Way
Coral Gables, FL 33145-2624
(305) 371-5749


Types of Injuries

Brain Injuries
Burn Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries
Child Injuries
Wrongful Death
Car Accidents
Rear End Car Collisions
Failure to Yield Car Accidents
Side Impact Car Accidents
Head On Collisions
Distracted Driving Car Accidents
Texting and Driving Accidents
Drunk Driving Car Accidents
Auto, Truck and Motor Vehicle Accidents
ATV Accidents
Truck Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents
Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer
Security Negligence
Rape & Sexual Assault Due to Negligent Security
Birth Injury
Bicycle Accidents
Maritime Injuries
Catastrophic Injuries
Premises Liability
Medical Malpractice
Diagnostic Errors
Physician Errors and Hospital Malpractice
Birth Injuries
Radiology Malpractice
Prescription Errors
Construction Accidents
Railroad Accidents
Products Liability
Crime Victims
Rape, Molesation, & Sexual Assaults
Child Sexual Abuse
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Philip M. GersonPhilip M. Gerson is a board certified civil trial lawyer who has practiced law in Miami, Florida for more than 40 years. He is a cum laude graduate of the University of Miami Law School, where he was a member of the editorial board of the Law Review, a Moot Court winner and student instructor in legal research and writing. Mr. Gerson is admitted to practice in all Florida Courts, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Claims, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.

Mr. Gerson is a sustaining member of the Florida Justice Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Dade County Bar Association, and Dade County Trial Lawyers Association. He is also an EAGLE patron of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and a member of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, as well as an active member of the Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee, Professionalism Committee and Grievance Committee.

Mr. Gerson serves on the Board of Directors at St.Thomas University School of Law. He is also a Guest Lecturer on Responsibility and Remedies for Torts for School Administrators, Florida University, Barry University; a Guest Lecturer, American Society for Industrial Security, Liability for Crime Because of Negligent Security; an Instructor for Hospitality Security Officers Training Program, Barry University.

Mr. Gerson limits his practice to plaintiffs injury and death cases, with a focus on medical malpractice, cruise ship accidents, wrongful death, catastrophic injury cases, defective products, third party liability for criminal acts, and other complex litigation.

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Practice Areas

Auto, Truck and Motor Vehicle Accidents
Personal Injury
Brain Injuries
Cruise Ship Accidents
Security Negligence
Night Club Security
Jones Act/Seaman Claims
Premises Liability
Medical Malpractice
Physician Errors and Hospital Malpractice
Wrongful Death
Crime Victims
Rap e, Molesation, & Sexual Assaults
Products Liability


Juris Doctor, University of Miami School of Law, 1970
Cum Laude Graduate Member, Editorial Board of Law Review Moot Court Winner Wig and Robe Society Graduated in top 5% of Class
BBA, Univeristy of Miami, 1967
4 Year debate scholarship

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Florida, 1970

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Florida Bar
Member Since: 1970
Board Certified Trial Lawyer Board of Directors Trauma Reslolution Center Consultant, International Cruise Victims Frequent Author and Lecturer
Dade County Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Eagle patron
St. Thomas University Board of Advisors
Florida Bar Association
Continuing Legal Education Committee

Professionalism Committee

Grievance Committee
Board Certified Trial Lawyer
National Crime Victim Bar Association
Past President
Treasurer Executive Committe National Center for Victims of Crime
Past President
South Florida Legal Elite Super Lawyers
Member Since: 2000

Courts Admitted to Practice

All Florida State Courts
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Claims
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Court of  Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.