BRILL & RINALDI, The Law Firm is dedicated to providing the highest standard of legal representation to our clients.
Our firm is dedicated to providing the highest standard of legal representation to our clients. BRILL & RINALDI, The Law Firm, understands the value of personal service. Yet personal attention must also be coupled with experienced and educated advice. BRILL & RINALDI, The Law Firm, strives to provide quality advice to all their clients, based on their years of experience. This experience comes from representing clients, both inside and outside of the courtroom. All of the attorneys at BRILL & RINALDI, The Law Firm, are trial attorneys, which means that when you are represented by the attorneys at BRILL & RINALDI, The Law Firm, you are being represented by a lawyer knowledgeable in the law and who is willing to prosecute your case all the way if needed.
The attorneys at BRILL & RINALDI, The Law Firm, have the experience and dedication to help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled and which may settle an uncertain future.
Our initial consultation is always free, and will help determine the path you should take.
17150 Royal Palm Blvd
Weston FL 33326
English and Spanish
2100 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33145
Daytona Beach Office
123 Live Oak Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Some of the most common types of wrongful deaths occur as a result of car or truck accidents, workplace injuries, medical malpractice and negligent security.
You must be careful to bring such a lawsuit within the time frame specified in the Florida statutes. A wrongful death suit in Florida must be brought within two years of the death of the person, or it may be dismissed even before the merits of the case are addressed. Even though it may be painful to think about, or discuss, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible in such circumstances to make sure your rights are preserved.
David W. Brill graduated with honors from the University of Miami School of Law in 1992. He has been a member in good standing with the Florida Bar since 1992, and is admitted to practice in the following federal courts, in all of which he is also a member of good standing: The United States Supreme Court; The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; The United States District Court of Florida, Southern District; The United States District Court of Florida, Northern District; and The United States District Court of Florida, Middle District, December 12, 2006.
David is the managing attorney of BRILL & RINALDI, The Law Firm. He is also co-counsel with the Miami-based law firm of Crewmember & Maritime Advocacy Center, P.A.
David began his legal career in the Office of the State Attorney in and for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami, first serving as a Certified Legal Intern and then for over three years as an Assistant State Attorney. He tried six jury trials as an Intern. He tried dozens of bench proceedings and approximately two dozen jury trials as an Assistant State Attorney.
After his departure from the State Attorney’s Office in 1996, David concentrated in the area of plaintiffs’ civil trial practice. He has since garnered extensive experience in plaintiffs’ civil trial practice. That experience includes land-based and admiralty/maritime personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice and class action litigation. It also includes more than a decades’ worth of involvement in the prosecution of admiralty/maritime matters of various types, such as Jones Act, unseaworthiness, Wage Act, maintenance and cure, and Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation 905(b) and 933 claims and suits. These admiralty/maritime matters constitute a substantial part of the practice of BRILL & RINALDI, The Law Firm. Meanwhile, Crewmember & Maritime Advocacy Center, P.A., is dedicated exclusively to the representation of crewmembers of cruise line vessels for Jones Act, unseaworthiness, Wage Act, and maintenance and cure claims and suits.
Recently, David was co-lead counsel in a trial in Broward County, His Honor Judge John Luzzo presiding, in which the jury was charged with the responsibility of ascertaining the damages in a tragic, default wrongful death case to which BRILL & RINALDI, The Law Firm clients, a widow and her adult son, and the decedents estate were all entitled. The jury awarded nearly $845 million, the largest verdict in the nation of the year and believed to be the largest wrongful death automobile case in the history of Broward County. Before that trial, David was lead trial counsel in admiralty/maritime trials in which he won verdicts in the respective amounts of about $9.5 million and approximately $1 million. He has also secured countless recoveries in excess of $1 million dollars.
David has had the additional good fortune of arguing admiralty/maritime matters before both the United States Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, as well as before Florida’s Third District Court of Appeals. He has also written several briefs to the United States Supreme Court seeking Certiorari.
David is the President of the Florida Admiralty Trial Lawyers Association (FLATLA) and a member of both the Florida Justice Association (FJA) and American Association for Justice (AAJ). He is, furthermore, “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available.
Bar Number: 959560
Joseph J. Rinaldi, Jr., graduated from the University of Florida in 1998 and from the University of Miami School of Law in 2002. He is licensed to practice in Florida, in both State and Federal Courts, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Memberships: Florida Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Florida Justice Association, American Bar Association, Broward County Bar Association, Florida Admiralty Trial Lawyers Association, United District Court for the Southern District of Florida, United District Court for the Northern District of Florida, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Bar Number: 581941
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