Thomas Scolaro

Thomas Scolaro

Miami Personal Injury Lawyer - Relentless Advocate & Unmatched Commitment
  • Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury ...
  • Florida
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Biography

Tom Scolaro is the founder and senior managing partner at Scolaro Law, a top personal injury law firm in Miami. With over 25 years of experience, Tom has secured over $500 million in multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for clients in Florida.

Specializing in personal injury, traumatic brain injury, defective products, medical malpractice, cruise ship cases, negligent security and wrongful death, Tom is known for his relentless advocacy and innovative strategies. He has been instrumental in premises liability cases, leading to legislative changes such as the requirement for carbon monoxide alarms in new buildings after handling multiple poisoning cases in Key West.

Tom has expertise in product liability cases involving various defective products and has handled numerous serious motor vehicle accidents, particularly trucking crashes, recovering over $250 million. His practice is largely referral-based, with many lawyers seeking his expertise. Notable cases include a $29.8 million settlement for a roadway design defect, a $15 million recovery in a negligent security case, and a $17.5 million settlement following a furniture tip-over incident.

In the past decade, Tom has taken on major cruise lines for negligent medical treatment, securing significant awards such as a $5.53 million settlement for a misdiagnosed toddler and $3.3 million for a crew member's arm amputation. He has represented thousands of clients, including international visitors, achieving substantial settlements for foreign nationals.

Tom's dedication and litigation skills have earned him recognition in Best Lawyers in America, Florida Trend Magazine, and Florida Super Lawyers. He has been nominated as the “Most Effective Lawyer in Personal Injury” by the Daily Business Review and has appeared on national and local media outlets.

Education
University of Miami School of Law
J.D.
Honors: With Honors, Dean's List, Litigation Skills Trial Class Honors
Activities: Psychology, Public Policy, and Law - Managing Editor
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Manhattan College
B.S.
Honors: With Honors Dean's Honor List, WGA Scholarship
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Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Scolaro Law, P.A.
- Current
Founder of Scolaro Law, P.A., Tom Scolaro leads a Miami-based personal injury law firm. Renowned for securing over $500 million in verdicts and settlements over the last 25 years, Tom specializes in catastrophic injury, traumatic brain injury, defective products, cruise ship & maritime, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases. His tenacious advocacy has led to legislative changes and the implementation of many industry-wide safety measures. Tom's notable cases include a $29.8 million settlement in a roadway design defect case and a $40 million verdict in a negligent security case. Tom's impact extends globally, representing clients worldwide and earning recognition as one of America’s leading lawyers.
Partner
Leesfield Scolaro, P.A.
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Speaking Engagements
Law Firm Marketing: What Works and What Doesn’t When Building Your Practice, Mid-Winter Seminar, Live Online Seminar
West Virginia Association for Justice
Handling Cruise Ship Medical Malpractice Cases, Live Webcast, Live Webcast
LawPracticeCLE
Settlement Demand Letters, Live Webcast, Live Webcast
ProLaw CLE
A 40-year Analysis of Marketing, Case Acquisition, and Continuous Law Firm Growth, Boardwalk Seminar - Law Firm Marketing Program, New Jersey
New Jersey Association for Justice
How to Optimize the Efforts and Utilization between Lawyers and Paralegals, Monroe County Bar Association 30th Annual Education Program, Key West, FL
Monroe County Bar Association
Handling Cruise Ship Medical Malpractice Cases, On-Demand Course
ProLaw CLE
Dodging Bullets in Pre-Litigation and Trial, Boardwalk Seminar, New Jersey
New Jersey Association for Justice
Ethical Marketing Practices, Monroe County Bar Association Seminar, Key West, FL
Monroe County Bar Association
Networking, Marketing and Expanding your Practice while Complying with Ethical Regulations, Monroe County Bar Association Seminar, Key West, FL
Monroe County Bar Association
10 Keys to Marketing your Practice, Monroe County Bar Association Seminar, Key West, FL
Monroe County Bar Association
Misdiagnosis and Mistreatment in the Nursing Home, Nursing Home Negligence in Florida
Finding Selecting and Handling Expert Witnesses, Litigating Premises and Negligent Security Cases in Florida, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Apportionment of Fault in Inadequate Security Cases, Litigating Premises and Negligent Security Cases in Florida, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Awards
Florida Rising Stars
Superlawyers
2011, 2012
Top Up-and-Coming Lawyers in South Florida
South Florida Legal Guide
2006, 2007
Top Up-and-Coming Lawyers in Florida
Florida Trend Legal Elite
2005, 2006
Nominated as Most Effective Lawyers in Personal Injury
Daily Business Review
Professional Associations
Florida State Bar  # 178276
Member
Current
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Dade County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Miami Beach Bar Association
Member
Current
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Cuban American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Monroe County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member
Current
Activities: Inadequate Security Litigation Group; Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section; Nursing Home Litigation group
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Florida Justice Association (formerly Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)
Member
Current
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Dade County Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
ID Number: 178276
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Nursing Home Abuse
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Additional Practice Areas
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Bad Faith
  • Wrongful Death
  • Boating and Cruise Ship Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Brain Damage Accidents
  • Negligent Security
  • Aviation Accidents
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Scolaro Law
Blog
Blog of Scolaro Law
Contact & Map
Miami, FL, USA
Key West, FL, USA