Why Choose Us?

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.
 
 
   
2. ACCOLADES: 
  
❑ 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)
   [$7,000,000.00 settlement]
❑ Lead Counsel: Ealy v. Indspec Chemical Corporation et.al.
   Court of Common Pleas of Butler County, Pennsylvania
   Civil Action File No. 11-11207
   [$1,000,000.00 settlement]
❑ 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
   [$7,850,000.00 settlement]
❑ 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
   [$1,250,000.00 settlement]
   
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.