Stewart, Tilghman, Fox, Bianchi & Cain, P.A.
One S.E. 3rd Ave., Suite 3000
Miami, FL 33131-1764
For the past 39 years Gary Fox has devoted his practice exclusively to the trial of civil cases in Florida. He specializes in the trial of medical malpractice, products liability and wrongful death cases.
Gary graduated from the University of Florida School of Law in 1976, where he was an editor of the law review and member of the National Moot Court Board. After graduation, he went to work for the firm known as Frates Floyd Pearson Stewart Richman & Greer. He became a partner at the firm and in 1984 left to open his own firm with Larry Stewart, Jim Tilghman and David Bianchi, where he has remained since.
Gary is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, the most selective group of trial lawyers in the United States. The Inner Circle is an invitation-only group limited to the top 100 plaintiffs trial attorneys in America. Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain is the only law firm in Florida with two members in The Inner Circle.
Gary was selected as the Trial Lawyer of the Year by the American Board of Trial Advocates, Florida Chapters, an organization also known as FLABOTA. The American Board of Trial Advocates is an invitation only group of trial lawyers evenly divided between attorneys who represent plaintiffs and those who represent insurance companies, manufacturers, health care providers and other defendants.
Seven years after graduation, he became board certified as a civil trial lawyer by the Florida Bar and the following year he was certified in the same specialty by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Gary was elected President of the Miami Chapter of ABOTA in 1992 and was elected President of the state wide ABOTA organization (FLABOTA) in 1990. In 2004 he was selected for inclusion in the International Society of Barristers, another invitation-only group of trial lawyers that is limited to 600 members worldwide.
Gary represented Terri and Michael Schiavo in the medical malpractice trial arising out of the events that led to Terris coma. The jury returned a substantial verdict for Terri and Michael and the proceeds of that recovery led to the rift between Michael and Terris family and international publicity that followed. In addition, Gary has represented boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Hall of Fame baseball player Eddie Mathews and All-Pro NFL cornerback Samari Rolle. Gary and Stephen Cain tried to verdict Mr. Rolles case in Charlotte, North Carolina. The jury returned a verdict in Mr. Rolles favor. It was the first time in 12 years a jury in Charlotte had returned a verdict for a patient in a medical malpractice case. Gary also represented Jane Doe, a rape victim, in the case against Carnival Cruise Lines that became the subject of national publicity when Carnival was required by court order to disclose the data surrounding the number of sexual assaults occurring aboard its ships.
Earlier this year Gary was lead trial counsel in a medical malpractice case in which Steve Cain and Michael Levine were co-counsel. The case involved a 77-year-old woman who had suffered a stroke. The jury returned a verdict for almost $8,000,000 if which $6,250,000 was to compensate the patient for pain and suffering damages. The pain and suffering verdict was the largest ever returned in Florida for a patient 60 years or older.
Articles authored by Gary have appeared in a variety of publications including Trial Magazine, The Florida Bar Journal, and the medical textbook Operative Obstetrics published by Williams and Wilkins.
Gary was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America published by Woodward & White, and in Lawdragons list of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America
. He has been chosen as one of the best lawyers in Florida by Florida Trend Magazine. He has also been chosen for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers and Miami Metro Magazines list of South Floridas best lawyers.
Between 1997 and 2002 Gary served by appointment of the Florida Supreme Court on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, the group which oversees the admission of lawyers to the Florida Bar. He is a past Chair of the Rules of Judicial Administration Committee of the Florida Bar and past Chair of the Bars Code and Rules of Evidence Committee. In 2011 he was appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to serve on the Florida Standard Jury Instruction Committee.
In 2000 Gary was elected as chairman of the Professional Negligence Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He has served a six year term on the Board of Trustees of the National College of Advocacy, the educational arm of the American Association for Justice (formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America). He has lectured at over 180 continuing legal education seminars around the United States.
He has one hundred (100) verdicts and settlements in excess of $1,000,000.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and has previously served on the Board of Trustees of his undergraduate alma mater, Drury College.