Orlando-based Morgan & Morgan, which bills itself as the nation’s largest plaintiffs law firm, has added a three-attorney personal injury firm in Tampa.
Todd Alley, Jim Clark and Don Greiwe, partners at Alley, Clark & Greiwe since it formed in 2005, have joined Morgan & Morgan’s Tampa office. Clark and Greiwe are Florida Bar board-certified civil trial attorneys.
The newcomers will handle tobacco, mass torts, products liability, medical malpractice and personal injury cases.
Speaking for the group, Alley said he looks “forward to advancing the firm’s mission to protect the people, not the powerful, while continuing our commitment to provide our clients with the highest-quality legal representation available.”
Morgan & Morgan uses “for the people, not the powerful” as its advertising tagline, which is reinforced on its forthepeople.com website, billboards and television and radio commercials.
Sumeet Kaul, managing partner of Morgan & Morgan’s Tampa office, said the newcomers “have built impeccable reputations in the legal community as excellent trial lawyers and are deeply committed to serving justice.”
The firm listed 63 attorneys in its Tampa office before the latest moves.
Alley, Clark & Greiwe has handled claims against fen-phen diet drug manufacturers, the makers of artificial heart defibrillators, Big Tobacco, silicone gel breast implant makers, manufacturers of pelvic mesh, bladder slings, hernia mesh products, artificial hip and knee joint implants, as well as claims involving Baycol, Vioxx, Bextra, birth-control and hormone replacement therapy drugs.
Alley is a former board member of the Florida chapter of ALS, University of Florida Gator Boosters, and the Gasparilla Scholarship Foundation.
Clark mediates personal injury and medical malpractice cases and wrote a chapter on jury selection in the bar’s Florida Medical Malpractice Handbook. He is a former president of the Tampa Bay chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Greiwe also mediates personal injury and medical malpractice cases and also is a former president of the Tampa Bay chapter of the ABTA.
Morgan & Morgan, led by John Morgan in Orlando, has more than 400 attorneys in 45 offices in 13 states, including 24 in Florida, and employs 2,000 people. The firm considers itself the largest contingency law firm in the country with recoveries of more than $5 billion for more than 200,000 clients.
Practice areas include national mass torts, class actions, personal injury, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, labor and employment, mesothelioma and products liability lawsuits.
In a recent setback, the firm was saddled with a $5 million legal malpractice award by a Sarasota jury for Tampa attorney Armando Lauritano’s performance in a medical malpractice case. The firm’s website also notes he obtained a $6.7 million medical malpractice award this year in the death of a day-old baby in Pinellas County.