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440 South Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: 954.766.8856
Fax: 954.766.9919

Verdicts & Press

The Law Office of Steven J. Hammer, P.A. has proven success in high profile cases and the credentials of both he and his associates earn them regular press recognition. Mr. Hammer's cases have been televised on Court TV, and featured on all of the major television and news networks, dozens of major newspapers, radio stations and local news outlets.

Mr. Hammer understands that many cases are fought in the press, as well as the courtroom.  By conducting ourselves with the highest possible level of integrity, preparing our cases for the possibility of trial, and utilizing creative strategies, we have established an unprecedented track record of success.

Jury Finds R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company responsible For Death of A 36 Year Old Mother of 2

On April 29, 2010 a Broward County jury found R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company responsible for the smoking-related death of Laura Grossman and awarded the family almost $2 million dollars. The jury deliberated for two days before returning the verdict where they determined that Mrs. Grossman was addicted to nicotine which caused her to smoke cigarettes resulting in her early death. She was just 36 years old when she died of lung cancer leaving behind her husband, an 11 year old daughter and 2 year old son. One of the most significant features of this case is that Mrs. Grossman began smoking around 1974 after warning labels were placed on cigarette packages. Attorney Steven J. Hammer, who tried the case along with Attorney Jonathan Gdanski of the firm, concluded from the jury’s verdict that “it seems clear that the message that this jury is sending is that the cigarette industry is responsible for the injuries sustained to smokers regardless of when they began smoking.”

Jury Awards 5.3 Million Dollars to Man Whose Wife Died of Lung Cancer

Attorney Steven J. Hammer and his trial partner, Jonathan Gdanski took on Tobacco Giant, Philip-Morris Tobacco Company to obtain a jury verdict for their 92 year old client, Leon Barbanell, whose wife died at 73 after she smoked two packs of cigarettes a day for more than 40 years.

Mr. Hammer is pictured here along with Mr. Barbanell during a press conference held after the verdict.

$4,900,000 Verdict -
Michael & Michele Gamsen v.
State Farm Fire and Casualty Co.

Attorney Steven J. Hammer, pictured with his trial partner, Valerie Conzo went up against State Farm Insurance Company to obtain a jury verdict for Michael Gamsen, a Pembroke Pines respiratory therapist, who was driving his company’s Dodge van when he was rear-ended on March 11, 2003. The jury returned its verdict for Michael and Michele Gamsen on March 11, 2009 exactly 6 years after the accident.

$30 million verdict -
largest medical malpractice in Broward County history

In his first trial with the Schlesinger firm, Attorney Steven J. Hammer teamed with Crane Johnstone to obtain one of the largest Medical Malpractice verdicts in the history of Broward County. The jury held the Doctor and Westside Regional Medical Center responsible for delaying a C-section delivery which resulted in a brain injury to the new born child who is now 17 years old.



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440 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

 Phone: 954.766.8856



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