Poorad Razavi is an attorney at Cohen Milstein, and a member of the firm’s Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful Death and Unsafe & Defective Products practice areas. Mr. Razavi’s practice focuses on products liability, vehicle defects, roadway design and maintenance defects, trucking and car accidents, chemical exposure, negligent security, and multi-million dollar wrongful death and catastrophic injury suits.
Prior to solely representing victims of negligence, Mr. Razavi began his practice over ten years ago as an insurance defense attorney working side-by-side with insurance adjusters, which provides his clients the benefit of an advocate with a unique perspective into the mindset of insurance companies and corporate defendants, and with a distinct understanding about how to maximize the value of a claim in order to ensure that his clients receive maximum compensation for their injuries.
Thereafter prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Mr. Razavi was a senior associate at another prestigious catastrophic injury products liability firm. While there, Mr. Razavi represented clients across the nation, including in Florida, California, Indiana, Ohio, Georgia, New York, Nevada, Michigan, Alabama, and Tennessee. He has litigated claims against all of the major insurance carriers, as well as automobile, tire, and component part manufacturers, including General Motors, Honda, Chrysler, Takata, and Continental. Mr. Razavi has also handled a broad range of non-traditional personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout the country, including claims involving chemical and pesticide exposure, chlorine gas exposure, mold exposure, construction defect, boating defect, negligent vehicle repairs, and negligent tractor-trailer operation.
Mr. Razavi also has extensive experience in claims against the Department of Transportation across the country and other private state contractors for roadway design and defect claims, and has litigated multiple roadway design and maintenance defect claims resulting in multi-million dollar settlements and subsequent installation and remediation of guardrails, re-paving, curbing, and rehabilitation of roadways in multiple counties.
Additionally, Mr. Razavi initiated the investigation and discovery of a major nation-wide vehicle airbag defect resulting in the filing of a subsequent class action against the world’s largest automobile manufacturers, in which he was selected to the class action discovery committee.
Mr. Razavi has been featured in multiple publications for his successful results in fighting against the automobile industry as well as for handling claims of defective roadway design both in Florida and throughout the country. He has proudly served the legal and local community, holding several prominent Bar Association leadership positions and continually being actively involved as a speaker and moderator on a variety of legal topics. He has repeatedly been selected as "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers and a "Legal Elite Up and Comer" by Florida Trend Magazine.
Mr. Razavi graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in International Business and Business Economics. He received his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and was a Merit Scholarship recipient.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2006||10/11/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Florida Super Lawyers||2016|
|Rising Star||Florida Super Lawyers||2015|
|Legal Elite Up & Comer||Florida Trend Magazine||2014|
|Legal Elite Up & Comer||Florida Trend Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Florida Super Lawyers||2011|
|Rising Star||Florida Super Lawyers||2010|
|Senior Associate||Cohen Milstein||2017 - Present|
|Senior Associate||Clark Fountain||2012 - 2017|
|Associate||Kubicki Draper||2009 - 2012|
|Associate||Rudd & Diamond, Pa||2006 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association, Personal Injury/Wrongful Death Law Committee||Committee Chair||2016 - Present|
|Palm Beach County Justice Association||Elected Board Member||2016 - Present|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|Florida Bar Practicing with Professionalism||CLE Panelist Speaker||2015 - 2015|
|Palm Beach County Justice Association||Young Lawyers Committee Chair||2015 - 2016|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association, Bench-Bar Committee||Co-Chair||2015 - 2016|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association, CLE Committee||Moderator for Daubert seminar||2015 - 2015|
|PAF||Speaker for How to Handle a Product Liability Case||2015 - 2015|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association, Law Week Committee||Speaker at Local School||2015 - 2015|
|Literacy Coalition||Reviewer for Essay Contest||2015 - 2015|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association||Personal Injury/Wrongful Death CLE Committee Chair||2014 - 2015|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association||Judicial Relations Luncheon Committee Chair||2014 - 2016|
|Florida Bar Practicing with Professionalism||CLE Panelist Speaker||2014 - 2014|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association||Bench Bar Conference Personal Injury Comittee Chair||2014 - 2015|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association||Bench Bar Conference Personal Injury Comittee Chair||2013 - 2014|
|Florida Justice Association Journal||Warning, Spoiler Alert - A Guide To Handling Evidentiary Spoliation||2017|
|Kubicki Draper Quarterly||Misrepresentations in Insurance Application||N/A|
|University of Cincinnati College of Law||N/A||2005|
|Indiana University-Bloomington||Bachelor of Science in Business||2002|
|Masters of Justice Negligence Seminar||Defective and Improperly Installed Guardrails||2017|
|Advanced Trial Skills Seminar||Identifying and Developing Roadway and Guardrail Defect Claims||2017|
|Paralegal Association of Florida||Critical Mistakes to Avoid in the Presuit Stage of a Product Liability Case||2015|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association, Personal Injury/Wrongful Death Law Committee||Daubert Expert Witness Standard in Florida Litigation||2015|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association||Practicing with Professionalism||2015|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association||Moderator||2015|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association||Practicing with Professionalism||2014|
|Lindsay X-LITE Guardrail End Terminal Litigation|
|Defective Toyota Airbags|
|Human Trafficking Case|
|Roundup chemical glyphosate exposure|
|Class Action to Restore Voting Rights|