Attorney Willie Gary Presents on “How to Win Multi-Billion Dollar Verdicts”
Prominent attorney Willie Gary of the Stuart, Florida based law firm of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson and Gary, P.L.L.C., attended the second annual Treasure Coast Justice Association (TCJA) Installation Banquet, which was held at the Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart, Florida.
Attorney Gary addressed more than 75 local attorneys, judges and legal professionals on the topic of “How to Win Multi-Billion Dollar Verdicts”, in which he detailed and documented his unprecedented $23.6 billion verdict against RJ Reynolds. During his presentation, Gary discussed key points in delivering a winning closing argument, including the use of visual aids. The crowd was in awe as Gary read a brief passage of the actual closing argument he delivered in the Florida wrongful death smoking case – which rendered a $23.6 billion jury award. Mr. Gary also shared memories of his humble beginning in Martin County and stressed the importance of mutual respect for one another in honor of Black History month.
Associate attorney, Pierre Daniel in the medical malpractice department of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary, P.L.L.C., is a founding member of the TCJA and serves as the secretary for the organization.
TCJA president Chad Hastings, who began his legal career as a law clerk at the Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary law firm commented, “Willie Gary inspired me to help people that are victims of negligence many years ago when I worked at his firm. As I complete my term as the first president of the TCJA, there is no better way to close than to see Mr. Gary inspiring our membership.”
Attorney Willie E. Gary and his legal team are no strangers to seeking justice. Mr. Gary is known for taking on some of the nation’s most powerful corporate giants. In 2014, a jury awarded Gary and 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.