For over 30 years, Ken Sobel has been representing the victims of negligent conduct in Florida’s state and federal courts. When all reasonable efforts to resolve a claim through a negotiated settlement have failed, Ken has not hesitated to file a lawsuit and seek compensation from those who have caused his clients’ injuries or have taken the lives of loved ones. Whether the case is for wrongful death or catastrophic injuries, Ken starts his preparation for trial from the first time he speaks with his clients, using his 30 years of experience to secure vital evidence.
In addition to having a thorough knowledge of the law and the rules of court, obtaining a reasonable financial recovery for clients who have been injured due to negligence often requires a thorough understanding of a wide range of other disciplines, including medicine, engineering, psychology, pharmacology, mechanics, economics, human factors, art and technology. Ken prepared himself for trial work by taking a broad, liberal arts curriculum in college, graduating with honors from Lake Forest College in 1982. Thereafter, Ken received an excellent legal education at Yeshiva University’s Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in New York City. Ken is a licensed private pilot and is a certified SCUBA diver.
After law school, Ken, a native Floridian born in Miami, returned home and began his practice as the 7th attorney at what is now the largest law firm in Broward County- Greenspoon Marder, P.A., where Ken remained for 27 years. On good terms, Ken left that firm and pursued a smaller practice devoted exclusively to personal injury cases and accepting the representation of people injured from automobile collisions to medical malpractice. Ken now presides over his own Firm- Sobel Legal.
Ken has taken numerous cases to trial and has obtained significant verdicts on his clients’ behalf, including verdicts in excess of one million dollars and several which even exceeded the defendant’s insurance policy limits. But while trial victories are important, Ken considers his ability to resolve cases before trial as being equally important and Ken’s preparation of every case as though it may be tried has maximized his client’s recoveries, many of which are seven figure cases.
Amongst Ken’s litigation successes are the cemetery desecration case against Menorah Gardens- a class action which resolved for One Hundred Million Dollars on the morning of the first day of trial; a burning airliner evacuation case where his client was severely injured when he fell off of the wing of a jet which caught fire just after it taxied off the runway; a multimillion dollar pre-trail resolution of a Suriname Air passenger plane crash; an injunction forcing a hospital to provide novel, lifesaving treatment for a child suffering from a traumatic brain injury after a near drowning; a courthouse steps settlement for the wrongful death of a sixteen year old who was illegally rented a jet ski; a multi-million dollar judgment against the government which caused a recreational biker to become a paraplegic; a pre-arbitration settlement of a claim against a hospital which allowed an unqualified doctor to practice at its facility; and the settlement of a medical malpractice claim where the failure to diagnose a spinal injury led to a patient’s paralysis.
Sobel has also earned a number of honors over his distinguished career. He is rated AV® Preeminent ™ by Martindale-Hubbell. He’s also been named a Top Attorney in Florida by Florida Super Lawyers (2008-2015) where he is distinguished in its Medical Malpractice listing. He has also been honored as a Top Lawyer by the South Florida Legal Guide (2006-2015) and was also selected by his peers to be included in the Best Lawyers inAmerica for Personal Injury Litigation. Ken sits on the editorial board of the national publication, Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy, chaired the Medical Malpractice Committee of the Florida Justice Association and on whose board of directors Ken served for 8 years. Ken has also served a three year term on the Florida Bar’s Judicial Administration and Qualifications Committee.
For 30 years, Ken has approached his practice of law with a passion for serving the interests of those who have been injured. Ken takes a personal interest in every case he accepts, from minor, but real injuries from automobile collisions to medical malpractice, product liability and aviation disasters. Ken can be reached at his office at Sobel Legal at 954-526-7007.