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Joseph M. Kaye

Class action Attorney at Coconut Grove, FL

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Joey Kaye

  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 2 years
    Florida - FL 8 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Joey is a Partner at The Moskowitz Law Firm. Joey’s practice focuses on multi-state consumer class action litigation, complex commercial litigation and multidistrict litigation. He has experience litigating a broad range of disputes, including consumer protection, cryptocurrency, insurance, mass tort, construction defect, products liability, federal antitrust and securities litigation matters.

 

Joey’s recent significant involvements include serving as a member of the Steering Committee and Co-Chair of the Briefing Committee in the multidistrict litigation arising out of the collapse of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange, litigating putative nationwide class action suits arising out of the implosion of cryptocurrency exchanges Voyager Digital and Binance, as well as numerous finally-approved nationwide class action settlements of claims of unfair and deceptive practices by large corporations in their marketing and sales of various consumer products and services, health supplements, insurance and investment products.

 

Joey has also been instrumental in favorably expanding the law on important areas of class action litigation for plaintiffs. In Las Olas Company Inc., et al. v. Florida Power & Light Company, et al., representing a class of businesses forced to close after contractors negligently ruptured a water main during a directional drilling operation, Joey helped The Moskowitz Law Firm attain the first reported decision since the Florida Supreme Court decided Engle v. Liggett Group, Inc., affirming a litigated certification of a liability issue class. Infratech Corp. v. Las Olas Co., 320 So. 3d 751 (Fla. 4th DCA 2021). Joey then helped the Firm attain a jury verdict finding the contractor 98% liable for the class’s damages. The 17th Judicial Circuit Court then finally approved a class action settlement that paid damages to all class members who submitted valid claims and included valuable injunctive relief.

 

Joey has also had great success in opposing objections to class action settlements, as in Fruitstone v. Spartan Race, Inc., (arising from Spartan Race’s business practices relating to its Racer Insurance Fee) and Collins v. Quincy Bioscience, LLC, (involving claims of purchasers of the memory improvement supplement, Prevagen), both of which resolved through nationwide class action settlements, and was involved in helping to overturn the onerous “administrative feasibility” requirement imported into the “ascertainability” standard for class certification, which benefits class action plaintiffs throughout the nation. Cherry v. Dometic, 986 F.3d 1296 (11th Cir. 2021).

 

Joey was also actively involved in litigating to protect the interests of victims of the collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condominium before Judge Michael Hanzman in the Miami-Dade Complex Business Litigation Division in In re: Champlain Towers South Collapse Litigation, No. 2021-015089-CA-01, which after only a year resulted in a historic class action settlement amassing a common fund of over $1.2 billion dollars to pay the claims of victims and their families.

 

In a putative Florida statewide class action representing skilled nursing facilities seeking to recover statutory interest owed by insurers on late paid Medicaid Long Term Care Program claims, Joey was instrumental in effectively briefing and arguing against a motion by one defendant insurer to compel individual arbitration of one of the plaintiff’s claims. Joey then co-authored the answer brief on appeal to the Third District Court of Appeal, which resulted in a written opinion upholding the trial court’s order and favorably expanding the law on arbitration in Florida for parties seeking to litigate their claims in a court of law. See Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc. v. Crosswinds Rehab, Inc., LLC, 259 So. 3d 306 (Fla. 3d DCA 2018).

 

Prior to joining The Moskowitz Law Firm, Joey was an Attorney at a commercial litigation boutique in Aventura, Florida, where he represented businesses and individuals in a range of disputes involving breach of contract, commercial transactions, fraud, business torts, deceptive and unfair trade practices, intellectual property, probate, guardianship and trust litigation, at both the trial and appellate court levels, as well as in arbitration. For example, Joey successfully represented the plaintiffs in Oded Meltzer, et al. v. NMS Capital Group LLC, et al., Case No. 1:17-cv-23068-UU (S.D. Fla.), where plaintiffs sought a declaratory judgment that plaintiffs were not bound to an arbitration agreement they entered into as representatives of their business entities, as well as an injunction enjoining defendants from joining the plaintiffs as parties to arbitration of a multi-million-dollar dispute with those business entities. Joey obtained a preliminary injunction on the papers without a hearing, which caused the defendants to stipulate to entry of a final judgment and permanent injunction. Further, Joey authored the answer brief and litigated an appeal in Yehezkel Nissenbaum, et al. v. AIM Recovery Services, Inc., Case No. 3D15-1000 (Fla. 3d DCA 2015), which resulted in the Third District Court of Appeal issuing a per curiam affirmance upholding a final judgment exceeding $125,000. Similarly, in Dantro LLP, et al. v. In rem Dantro Fund, et al., Case No. 12-ca-001643 (Fla. 20th Jud. Cir.), after obtaining a final summary judgment entitling plaintiff limited liability partnerships to recover $90,000 from the Court Registry after it was stolen by their former managing partner, Joey successfully sought an order entitling plaintiffs to recover their attorneys’ fees and costs in maintaining the action against the former managing partner in his individual capacity as the real party in interest because he entered an appearance and sought to obtain the stolen funds for himself, purportedly on behalf of the dissolved partnerships. Joey argued and won the motion before the trial court, then successfully defended the order on appeal to the Second District Court of Appeal. See Edward Adkins v. Dantro LLP, et al., Case No. 2D16-4751 (Fla. 2d DCA 2017).

 

A life-long Florida native, Joey attained a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from Florida State University (B.A., 2012) and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Miami School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2015). While at the University of Miami, Joey was a member of the Race and Social Justice Law Review, served as Dean’s Fellow for the Contracts and Elements courses, earned the Dean’s Certificate of Achievement in Evidence and Elements courses, received honors in litigation skills, and was on the Dean’s List multiple times.

 

Joey also gained invaluable experience as a judicial intern for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, where he researched and drafted bench memoranda and reports and recommendations, and learned a great deal about the inner workings of the federal court system through observing mediations and courtroom proceedings, and discussing litigation strategies with Judge Goodman and his clerks. Joey was also a certified legal intern for the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Division, where he successfully argued motions and took live testimony on the record in open court, including Williams Rule motions, motions to revoke bond, motions to modify stay away orders and excited utterance motions, conducted victim and witness interviews, participated in arraignment, sounding and trial calendars, and assisted in voir dire.

 

Joey’s attention to detail and commitment to professionalism ensure that clients will receive individualized attention and care in crafting creative legal solutions to meet their particularized needs.

 

Joey is a is a Member of the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar, the North Carolina Bar, the Dade County Bar Association, and is admitted to practice in the State of Florida, the State of North Carolina, the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

 

Joey currently resides in Pinecrest, Florida, with his wife, Melody, and daughters, Soleil and Mischa, who inspire him every day to keep fighting for those who need it most. “I can feel proud when I tell them what I do for a living, and that I do it all for them, to make the world we live in better. It’s a beautiful thing.”

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Location

The Moskowitz Law Firm
3250 Mary Street
Suite 202
Coconut Grove, FL, 33133

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Reviews

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Posted by Pedro | November 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Work
Mr. Kaye is a great lawyer that truly cares about his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him. He is patient, accessible, and knowledgeable. I felt reassured to have him and his firm in my corner.
Response from Joseph Kaye November 3, 2021
Thank you so much, Pedro. It was a pleasure working with you, and I would be more than happy to help you with any issues you have in the future!
Posted by Juan | October 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Plaintiff
Joseph is an outstanding person and an outstanding attorney. He briefed me on every aspect of the case and continues to keep me updated. I am an attorney and Joseph is truly a class act.
Response from Joseph Kaye October 26, 2021
Thank you, Juan! This means a lot to me, and I am proud of the result we were able to achieve.
Posted by Javier | March 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
WHAT A PROFESSIONAL!!
He was very professional! Was very helpful in finding mutually agreeable ground with the team of a big new client acquisition. Helped educate and inform our new clients of the reasoning behind our inquiries and requirments. All in all, helped us solidify an agreement sooner than later by making himself available on demand despite his current workload. Grateful for him and the team behind him!!
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Response from Joseph Kaye March 10, 2017
Thank you for the great review! I was very happy to be able to help you all out, and even happier that you proactively came to me before entering into that agreement. I look forward to being able to further assist you with your legal needs in the future.
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely grateful to have Mr. Kaye as my attorney
I could not be more thankful to have had Mr. Kaye handle my case. He is a true professional and goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure his clients receive the result they're seeking. He is always compassionate and easy to find in case of a question or concern. I highly recommend this attorney.
Response from Joseph Kaye March 10, 2017
The way I see it, average representation can only lead to average results, and communication is key to effective counseling. You told me where you wanted to go, I just looked for the best way to get you there. I will be more than happy to assist you with any of your future legal needs!
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely Knowledgeable
I found him very knowledgeable and his attention to detail impressive. His thorough and compassionate approach to handling our case let us know he really cared. This is the kind of representation I would definitely recommend.
Response from Joseph Kaye March 10, 2017
Especially when it appears at first glance that the chips are impossibly stacked against you, leaving no stone unturned often leads to creative avenues through which to seek recovery. I am very grateful for the opportunity to represent you, and even more so that you were pleased with my representation. If there is anything else I can do to help, you know where to find me!
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Posted by Robin | October 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I felt Joseph took my case very seriously and the outcome was wonderful. I would recommend him and the law firm he is works with. A very professional experience.
Response from Joseph Kaye March 10, 2017
A serious case deserves serious representation! Glad I was able to help you achieve a favorable resolution after all you went through.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Moskowitz Law Firm
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Stok Folk + Kon
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Miami Dade State Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Judicial Intern
  • United States District Court For The Southern District Of Florida
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Dean's Fellow
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 2013 - 2014
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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • J.D., magna cum laude
  • 2015
  • Florida State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2012

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Amy Bailey, et al. v. Florida Peninsula Ins. Co., et al., No. CACE-21-000140 (Fla. 17th Jud. Cir.)
  • Final approval of class action settlement of claims that insurers failed to pay statutory interest
  • In Re: Champlain Towers South Collapse Litigation, No.: 2021-015089-CA-01 (11th Jud. Cir. 2021)
  • Final approval of $1.2 billion class action settlement of litigation over the deadly collapse of Champlain Towers South Condominium in Surfside, Florida
  • Infratech Corp. v. Las Olas Co., 320 So. 3d 751 (Fla. 4th DCA 2021)
  • Successful appeal affirming a litigated order certifying a Florida liability issue class of businesses who were forced to close as a result of a ruptured water main caused through the negligence of FPL and its subcontractors.
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Associations

  • North Carolina Bar
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2024
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2022
  • Featured in Top 100 Attorneys Magazine
  • Top 100 Attorneys Magazine
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2020
  • Dean's Certificate of Achievement Award - Evidence
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 2013
  • Litigation Skills - Honors
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 2013
  • Dean's Certificate of Achievement Award - Elements
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 2012
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Miami Law Class Action & Complex Litigation Forum
  • Pathways to becoming a class action practitioner
  • 2024
  • Miami Law Class Action & Complex Litigation Forum
  • Class Actions are Off the [Block]chain
  • 2023
  • Miami Law Class Action & Complex Litigation Forum
  • Fred Friendly Seminar to Explore All Facets and Roles in the Hypothetical: “COVID-19 Virus and Cheapo’s Vaccine, Budgeprev"
  • 2022
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (27)
Endorse Joseph
Litigation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joseph is a very knowledgeable and professional attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Other
"I have known Mr. Kaye since law school, and have witnessed first-hand on many occasions his profound legal abilities, his commitment to advocacy, and his conscientiousness. I fully and proudly endorse Mr. Kaye, knowing that he will provide exemplary service to his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. An attorney that will always take the extra step to ensure that his clients receive the result they deserve."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."