|1.||EXPERIENCE: Mr. Orlando has been a trial lawyer for 26 years. For the first 10 years, he was an attorney for the insurance companies. This experience provides a unique insight and qualification into successfully building and pursuing your case. Trial lawyer Arman Deganian worked as an insurance defense lawyer for 9 years and is peer-rated a “Rising Star” trial lawyer under age 40. With our insurance defense backgrounds, in short, we know how the other side thinks.|
❑ Mr. Orlando is peer-rated one of the “TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS” by the National Trial Lawyers Association, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014
❑ Mr. Orlando is a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is limited to less than 1% of trial lawyers nationwide who have received verdicts or settlements of $1,000,000.00 or more.
❑ AV Rated by Martindale-Hubble, the top rating available signifying a peer-rating by other lawyers and Judges as possessing “preeminent legal ability and ethics.”
❑ Mr. Orlando is peer-rated as one of the “Top Rated Lawyers” in Georgia by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Wall Street Journal for 2012-2014.
❑ AVVO Rated “Superb” with a perfect 10 rating as possessing excellent legal ability and ethics.
❑ Mr. Orlando is peer-rated as one of the "Top Rated Lawyers" in New Jersey by The New Jersey Law Journal, Inside New Jersey Magazine and The Star Ledger for 2012-2013.
❑ Inducted into Martindale-Hubble’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, in the field of Products Liability.
❑ Peer rated nationally as a “TOP RATED LAWYER” in Mass Tort Law by The National Law Journal and The American Lawyer magazine, 2013 & 2014
|3.||FINANCIAL RECOVERIES: The Orlando Firm, P.C. has recovered over $80,000,000.00 in service to its clients.|
|4.||WE RETURN PHONE CALLS!|
|5.||AT THE FOREFRONT OF LEGAL KNOWLEDGE AND SERVICE:|
|Mr. Orlando has been invited to maintain memberships and leadership roles in the following organizations and legal associations:|
❑ American Trial Lawyers Association
● Leader’s Forum
● Actos Litigation Group
● Propecia Litigation Group
● Mirena Litigation Group
● Public Affairs Committee Member
● Marketing & Client Service Committee Member
❑ Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
● Vice President (2011-2014, District 4)
● CHAMPION member
● CHAMPION PAC member
❑ New Jersey Association of Justice
● PAC member
❑ Million Dollar Advocates Forum
❑ Mass Tort Trial Lawyer’s Association
❑ Dekalb County Bar Association
● GOLD member
❑ State Bar of Georgia
❑ Washington, D.C. Bar Association
❑ New Jersey State Bar Association
❑ Southern Trial Lawyer’s Association
❑ National Trial Lawyers Association
❑ Georgia Hispanic Bar Association
❑ Atlanta Bar Association
❑ Lawyers Club of Atlanta
|6.||LEADERSHIP ROLES IN CLASS ACTION AND MASS TORT-PHARMACEUTICAL & MEDICAL DEVICE LIABILITY CASES:|
❑ Member: Plaintiffs Steering Committee, MDL No. 2331
In Re: Propecia (Finasteride) Product Liability Litigation
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
● ESI-Electronic Discovery Committee
❑ Member: Plaintiffs Steering Committee, MDL No. 2087
In Re: Hydroxycut Marketing & Sales Practices Litigation
United States District Court, Southern District of California
NATIONAL LEAD COUNSEL
● Finance Chairman/Finance Committee Chairperson
[Present Settlement Offer = $15,000,000.00]
❑ Member: Plaintiffs Steering Committee, MDL No. 1845
In Re: ConAgra Peanut Butter Products Liability Litigation
United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
❑ Discovery Committee Work: MDL No. 1431
In Re: Baycol Products Liability Litigation
❑ Discovery Committee Work: MDL No. 1355
In re: Propulcid Products Liability Litigation
❑ Member: Plaintiff’s Management Committee & Liaison Counsel
In Re: Chemtura Corporation (Bio-Lab), et. al.
United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
Civil Action File No. 09-11233 (REG)
❑ Lead Counsel: Ealy v. Indspec Chemical Corporation et.al.
Court of Common Pleas of Butler County, Pennsylvania
Civil Action File No. 11-11207
❑ Member: Plaintiffs Management Committee
Beulieu v. EQ Industrial Services, et. al.
United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
Civil Action File No. 5:06-CV-00400-BR
❑ Lead Counsel: Smart v. Brenntag Mid-South, Inc.,et. al.
Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia
Civil Action File No. 2006-CV-126859
❑ Member: Plaintiffs Steering Committee
Bradford v. Union Pacific Railroad Company
United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas
Civil Action File No. 4:05-CV-4075
❑ Member: Plaintiffs Management Committee
Brasher v. Norfolk Southern Corporation, et. al.
United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
Civil Action File No. 1:06-CV-00198-KOB
|7.||TECHNOLOGY: Despite frequent travels while litigating cases around the country, Mr. Orlando remains in close touch with his clients, Georgia and New Jersey offices and his staff of 16 through state-of-the-art technology, including the AMICUS software case management system, 3 cell telephones, remote computer and laptop access and Blackberry email, text and instant message technology.|
|8.||The Orlando Firm maintains a staff Registered Nurse to assist in all aspects of pharmaceutical injury and occupational injury claims.|