The Yerrid Law Firm is a specialty firm concentrating in state and federal civil trial practice. The firm has appeared throughout the United States on behalf of large and small companies, public figures and private individuals in civil trials and appeals. While the attorneys in the firm possess a diversity of talents, experiences and backgrounds, they share a common devotion to excellence in both the art of trial, the business of managing litigation and meeting the specific need of our clients.The firm was founded by C. Steven Yerrid, a trial attorney nationally known and often recognized as both a leader in his profession and in the community. Each of the firm’s members have been involved in a number of significant trials in matters of catastrophic injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, premises liability, vehicular accidents and products liability. Additionally, our trial lawyers have in depth expertise in litigation of complex commercial matters.Over the years, the firm has earned over 100 settlements and verdicts of $1 million or more for individuals and the families of individuals injured or killed by the wrongdoing of others.While the firm’s experience is substantial and wide-ranging, The Yerrid Law Firm remains focused on assisting all its clients. Whether they are individual citizens, small businesses or major corporations, we keep our caseload low thus assuring maximum attention is given to the very special people and clients we are honored to represent. This commitment to a specialized area allows the firm to better serve its clients through the use of advanced litigation support mechanisms unfamiliar to many who venture into the courtroom only on occasion. Combining the generalist’s appreciation for the breadth of client concerns with the specialist’s ability to cut to the heart of the problem, The Yerrid Law Firm is closely attuned to the merits and utility of alternative dispute resolution techniques and the firm features a certified mediator as well as an arbitrator. Attorneys at The Yerrid Law Firm continually strive to meet the legal, as well as the practical needs of those we are honored to represt.Our firm has chosen to “advertise” only through accomplishments for its clients, results obtained in the courtroom, and most importantly, the tremendous reputation we have been fortunate to earn by exerting our very best efforts for every client from every walk of life.The firm’s record of success and commitment to excellence has afforded it the opportunity to represent a coveted and prestigious list of clients. Steve Yerrid, president of the firm, is proud to have been one of 11 lawyers selected by the Governor of the State of Florida to represent the state in its historic lawsuit against the cigarette industry on behalf of Florida’s taxpayers and children, which resulted in the largest civil monetary settlement (13 billion dollars), in history. The Yerrid Law Firm is honored that Steve Yerrid is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an “invitation only” organization consisting of the best 100 plaintiff lawyers in the country. All members of the firm are extremely active in bar functions and frequently lecture at continuing legal education seminars, as well as participate in civic and charitable groups dedicated to the advancement of community goals, children’s causes and the advancement of public good.
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  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

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Fighting for Florida

by Justin Smulison

Three-time “Lawyer Of The Year”* Steve Yerrid reflects on how South Florida was the setting for some of his most memorable trials.

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A Hall of Fame Career

by Justin Smulison

Revered as one of the nation’s best trial lawyers, trailblazing attorney Steve Yerrid reflects on some of his most significant achievements in more than four decades in the courtroom.

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Giving Back to Others

by Justin Smulison

Powerhouse trial lawyer and three-time Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year”* Steve Yerrid stays true to his roots outside the courtroom by giving back to the community


The Best Lawyers in Tampa

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Our 2022 Best Lawyers in Tampa publication features top-ranked legal talent in Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Tampa.


The 2021 Best Lawyers in South Florida

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Featuring the top legal talent in the Southern Florida area.

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The 2021 Best Lawyers in Tampa

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Featuring the top legal talent in the Tampa area.


Tackling the Dangers Student-Athletes Face

by Justin Smulison

Steve Yerrid discusses how his trailblazing advocacy for student-athlete safety helped create new protocols that have prevented injuries and saved lives.

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Warriors for Change

by Justin Smulison

Obtaining outstanding results for clients, preventing harm to others.


Steve Yerrid, a Career as One of America’s Top Trial Lawyers

by Eva Saviano

His stellar legal accomplishments and courtroom records speak for themselves.

Steve Yerrid's Big Tobacco Defeat

Steve Yerrid Proves He’s a Top Gun among America’s Trial Lawyers…Again

by Nicole Ortiz

Trial lawyer Steve Yerrid’s career spans four decades, with continuous inclusion in Best Lawyers® since the 80s and over 250 verdicts and settlements of seven figures or more.

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Legal Déjà Vu

by Sean Stonefield

Trial lawyer Steve Yerrid, a National Trial Lawyers Association Hall-of-Famer, again achieves institutional change in a case reminiscent of an earlier tragedy.

The Yerrid Law Firm

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