Jeremy W. Alters is the founding and managing partner of Alters Law Firm withan office headquartered in Miami, FL . Alters Law Firm handles consumerclass actions, medical malpractice, products liability, wrongful death,maritime and tragic brain injury cases for individuals and families.For business owners, Alters Law Firm represents Plaintiffs in majorbusiness disputes where a trial lawyer is needed for the effectiveresolution of the case whether by trial or settlement. Mr. Alters isthe firm’s lead litigator for mass torts, consumer class actions, andmost recently serves as lead co-counsel in the Multidistrict Litigationrelating to Banking Overdraft fees, and is on the Plaintiffs’ SteeringCommittee in the Multidistrict Litigation surrounding the Chinesedrywall crisis. At 40-years-old, Mr. Alters manages every aspectof the law firm.
Froma National perspective, Mr. Alters is a member of the AmericanAssociation for Justice (AAJ), where he has been elected as one of, ifnot the, youngest members ever to the organization's highest governingbody, the Executive Committee. He has also been appointed to itsNational Finance Committee and Membership Committee. In 2004, Mr.Alters was honored by AAJ with the F. Scott Baldwin Award, given to themost outstanding young trial lawyer in the United States. He is a threetime recipient of the prestigious Wiedman/Wisocki medal of honor, forservice and dedication in preserving the civil justice system. Mr.Alters is a platinum member of AAJ's Leaders Forum. Additionally, he isa member and Fellow of the American Bar Association and a member of theSpellman-Hoeveler American Inn of Court.
In Florida, Mr. Altersis an Eagle Member of the Florida Justice Association where he serveson the Miami-Dade County Legislative Task Force. He is also a member ofthe Miami-Dade County Bar Association. Mr.Alters served on the Board of the Miami-Dade Justice Association as theSecretary 2001-2002, Treasurer 2002-2003, President-Elect 2003-2004 andas the organization's President 2004-2005. In addition, he has beenrecognized on various occasions by United Who's Who, Florida TrendMagazine and Super Lawyers.
In his career, he has resolved casestotaling well over 1 billion dollars. Mr. Alters has achieved dozens ofmulti-million dollar settlements and verdicts including many noteworthyeight figure settlements. All of his significant settlements andverdicts have been covered by the local, national, and internationalmedia. One of his more notable verdicts was a 1.179 billion dollaraward to pay damages for the wrongful death of Gustavo and AlfredoVilloldo's father, prominent Cuban businessman Gustavo VilloldoArglilagos. The judge found the defendants, Fidel Castro Ruz, RaulCastro Ruz, Ernesto "Che Guevara" Guevara, the Cuban Ministry ofInterior, the Army of the Republic of Cuba, and the Republic of Cuba,guilty of inflicting intentional emotional distress upon VilloldoArgilagos, ultimately causing him to commit suicide. This monumentaldecision marked the single largest verdict awarded to a family inhistory. As a trial lawyer, Mr. Alters has successfully tried toverdict more than 35 civil jury trials in the areas of medicalmalpractice, products liability, wrongful death, tractor-traileraccidents and tragic personal injury cases. Mr. Alters is known to bean effective and passionate advocate for his clients, making theirinterests and pursuit of justice the singular focus of each case. Whena trial lawyer is needed for the effective resolution of the case,whether by trial or settlement, in business disputes, catastrophic lossor corporate malfeasance, Mr. Alters delivers representation that getshis clients the results they deserve.
Politically, Mr. Altershas been heavily involved in Democratic fundraising and donating overthe last decade. He served on John Kerry's National Finance Committeefor his 2004 Presidential run, and was one of President Barack Obama'sinitial National Finance Committee members. Mr Alters has actively beeninvolved in raising money for the Democratic Congressional CampaignCommittee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Mr.Alters was a founding shareholder in his prior firm, Ratzan &Alters, P.A. in 2001. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 15,1971. He received his B.A. in 1994 from the University of Massachusettsat Amherst and his J.D. in 1996 from the University of Miami School ofLaw. Mr. Alters was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1997. Mr. Alters has3 children, Logan, Dawson and Cameron. His extracurricular activitiesinclude surfing, training for and racing in triathlons, snowboarding,coaching his childrens’ sports teams and being with his family.
State of Florida - 1997
United States Federal Court for the Southern District of Florida - 1999
United States Federal Court for the Middle District of Florida - 2005
United States Federal Court for the Northern District of Florida - 2010