C. Steven Yerrid
C. Steven Yerrid
The Yerrid Law Firm
101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 3910
Tampa Florida 33602
COMMITTED TO JUSTICE
Steve Yerrid has a reputation as one of the best trial lawyers in the country. His entire career has been dedicated to helping those who have been wronged in a wide array of areas, including personal injury, wrongful death, medical negligence, product liability, maritime law, and complex commercial litigation.
Yerrid has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the people he serves in obtaining justice. In Florida’s landmark litigation against Big Tobacco, he was the youngest of the 11 private trial lawyers hand-picked by the late Governor Lawton Chiles as Florida’s “Dream Team.” He was appointed and acted as Special Counsel to Governor Crist during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster. He also obtained the largest settlement amount for a municipality — $27 million — in his representation of the City of Tampa against BP.
He is a lifetime member of the prestigious, invitation-only Inner Circle of Advocates — the 100 best plaintiffs’ trial lawyers in the country. In 2016, he was inducted into the National Trial Lawyers’ Hall of Fame. He has obtained a number of landmark accomplishments, including a $216 million jury verdict in a medical negligence case, which remains the largest such verdict in the history of Florida. During the course of Yerrid’s career as a trial lawyer, he has obtained more than 275 verdicts and settlements of $1 million or more, including a $13 billion settlement with Big Tobacco, several nine-ﬁgure verdicts and numerous eight-ﬁgure results as well. Most recently, he and Jeff Murphy (Tampa) are representing victims in one of the “bellwether” cases selected to be among the ﬁrst that was to go to trial in the Las Vegas shooting rampage. 58 people were killed and 851 were injured in one of the nation’s worst tragedies. Prior to the commencement of trial, MGM agreed to resolve the litigation, as well as the vast majority of the cases brought by victims of the tragedy and their families for a settlement totaling $800 million.
Yerrid is a ﬁghter outside the courtroom, as well. Because of his undefeated amateur boxing career (17-0), his role as a Co-Chairman of the 2000 Olympic Boxing Qualiﬁcation Tournaments, and the decades-long assistance he has provided impaired and special needs boxers, Yerrid was inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011.
101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 3910 , Tampa, Florida 33602