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Trial Attorney Willie E. Gary Shares Words of Inspiration and Encouragement with Students at Pahokee High School

Gary Congratulates 25 Students on Induction into the National Honor Society

Trial attorney, Willie E. Gary recently visited students at Pahokee High School in Pahokee, Florida, to aid in the induction process of 25 students into the National Honor Society and to further inspire them to achieve academic excellence.  Gary, and his wife, Gloria have visited Pahokee on numerous occasions and always take pride in returning to the city where they were born, raised and met in the second grade.  Gary has not only visited Pahokee High School in recent years, but has also picked up the tab for the football team’s championship rings for three consecutive years beginning in 2007.

Gary was welcomed to Pahokee High School by Principal Adrian O’Campo, guidance counselor Machele Martin, the football team, members of the ROTC and inductees and current members of the National Honor Society. Gary praised the National Honor Society inductees for their remarkable academic achievements.  He emphasized the importance of hard work, dedication and striving to be the best person possible.  Gary also challenged the students to avoid becoming complacent with their success.  He challenged students to continue to work hard, finish high school, continue on to college and graduate school and to use their education to help shape society.  Gary’s remarks concluded as he revealed his struggles growing up as a poor migrant worker and the central role education played in his success. He urged the children to pursue their educational goals, despite obstacles.

“All of these students have important decisions to make about their future and they are undoubtedly on the right track,” commented Gary. “My intention was to motivate them to continue to make good decisions and to believe in themselves. Hopefully, they were able to identify with my story and it touched their lives enough to inspire them to finish high school and continue on to college.”

25 Pahokee students are inducted into the National Honor’s Society

25 Pahokee students are inducted into the National Honor’s Society

Attorney Willie E. Gary (right) takes time to pose for a photo with a NHA inductee and Pahokee High School Principal Adrian O’Campo (left)

Attorney Willie E. Gary (right) takes time to pose for a photo with a NHA inductee and Pahokee High School Principal Adrian O’Campo (left)

Trial Attorney Willie Gary Teams Up with Famed Miami Lawyer Judd Rosen to Win $5 Million Verdict for Former University of Miami Football Player who Sustained Multiple Injuries and Brain Damage after being Struck Head-On by a UPS Truck

Hard Work and Creative Lawyering Produce Record Verdict when Defense Counsel Claimed No Causation because of 5 MPH Impact

Miami, Florida – Prominent trial attorney Willie Gary, along with associate attorney Glenn Crickenberger of the Florida-based law firm of Gary, Williams, Parenti Watson & Gary, P.L.L.C., along with Judd Rosen and Brett Rosen of the Miami-based law firm of Goldberg and Rosen, P.A., were awarded a $5 million judgment on behalf of their client, Rasheed Ali, a former University of Miami football player.  Ali is currently CEO of Timeless Records, a Miami-based record label that manages international Reggae/Dance Hall sensation, Shifta.

In 2013, Ali, who is now 30 years-old, was driving to a work-related meeting in North Miami Beach, Florida, when he pulled up to a stoplight. Without notice, a UPS truck was attempting to make a left turn, when it violently collided head-on with Ali’s vehicle.  Ali’s vehicle was pushed backward nearly 20 feet.

Throughout the course of a week-long trial, Willie Gary and Judd Rosen, through hard work and creative lawyering, proved that as a result of the accident, Ali sustained significant injuries including brain damage.  The defense claimed no causation because the truck was traveling 5 miles per hour.

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.

Attorneys Willie E. Gary and Judd Rosen along with the trial team

Attorneys Willie E. Gary and Judd Rosen along with the trial team