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Attorney John Uustal is a founding Partner at the Fort Lauderdale law firm of Kelley/Uustal who specializes in protecting the rights of catastrophically injured victims. Mr. Uustal holds an impressive record of success, including many multi-million dollar verdicts and a $51 million car accident verdict, one of the largest verdicts ever awarded for an individual.

As a result of his continued success, Mr. Uustal has been named one of the Best lawyers in America and has been included in multiple editions of Florida Super Lawyers® Magazine. He is certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Specialist and represents clients in class actions, fraud, and contingency business litigation, in addition to personal injury.



Practice areas


  1. Defective Products: 40%
    20 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    20 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    20 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 15%
    20 years

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    Bonita Herrmann-Navin Medical malpractice Attorney
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Contact info


500 N Federal Highway
Suite 200
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301


FLMember in Good Standing199606/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Law Firms in AmericaU.S. News and World Report2011
Top Attorneys in FloridaWall Street Journal2011
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2010
Law Firm of the YearLegal Aid2010
Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2010
Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2009
Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2008
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKelley/Uustal2006 - Present
Judicial ClerkJudge Peter Fay, United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Justice AssociationBoard Member2008 - Present
Broward County Bar AssociationAppellate Section Chair1996 - Present
Broward County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers' Board of DirectorsMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Products Liability BlogEditorN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorJD - Juris Doctor1995
Georgetown UniversityForeign ServiceBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida Justice Association SeminarInvestigating Auto Defect CasesN/A
Florida Justice Association SeminarWinning the Car Accident Case Before It's FiledN/A
2007 Auto Negligence SeminarSeminar ChairmanN/A