Trial Attorney Willie E. Gary Honored as Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist by The National Trial Lawyers
Willie E. Gary Honored with Award at the 2015 National Trial Lawyers Summit in Miami
Willie E. Gary was recently honored by the National Trial Lawyers as a Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist. The Trial Lawyer of the Year Award is presented annually by The National Trial Lawyers and their affiliate magazine in Miami, Florida. Gary was recognized as a civil plaintiff lawyer whose legal repertoire has made substantial impacts upon the legal community on both a local and national level. Candidates must have noteworthy accolades such as largely successful verdicts and settlements. The constituents of The National Trial Lawyers select the winner each year and consider the top 100 trial lawyers from all 50 states. Membership in The National Trial Lawyers is extended to the most qualified trial attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.
Gary is no stranger to seeking justice. Gary and his legal team are known for taking on some of the nation’s most powerful corporate giants. In 2014, a jury awarded Gary and his legal team an unprecedented $23.6 billion verdict against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. In 1995, a jury awarded Gary and his legal team a record-breaking, half-billion dollars against one of the world’s largest funeral chains, The Loewen Group. In addition, Gary is noted for winning a $240 million jury verdict in Orange County against the Walt Disney Corporation for his clients who alleged that Disney stole their idea for a sports theme park. In 2001, a jury awarded Gary a $139.6 million verdict for the Maris Distributing Company against Anheuser Busch.