“We bring decades of combined experience handling complex cases,” notes Spohrer. “I think our secret weapon is thinking outside of the box or unconventionally. We strategize and try to come up with novel legal theories that can assist our client.”
“Additionally, we have an in-house physician who is with us full time,” he continues. “He consults with our attorneys on any medical issues. We also have a registered nurse who has been involved in forensic nursing for decades and she’s proven invaluable in reviewing medical records, providing assistance in summarizing and creating chronologies as well as helping to identify and recruit expert witnesses.”
It is this kind of in-depth and complex legal finessing that has drawn some of the country’s top legal minds to Spohrer Dodd.
“I chose to join Spohrer & Dodd approximately eight months ago because, among other things, I like how the attorneys at this firm approach cases with a very deliberate attention to detail,” says David Margol. “The details of a case can be transformative. Details can transform a potentially weak case into an incredibly successful case. All the attorneys at Spohrer & Dodd painstakingly assess and analyze each detail in an effort to obtain the very best outcome for the client, and I think that is evident when you look at the firm’s record of success.”
In an international case, Rodney Margol, David Margol and their co-counsel Robert Martinez were asked to represent Cuban American citizens whose property was confiscated by the Castro government in 1960. They found and successfully invoked a decades old statute that required U.S. companies, such as cruise lines, profiting from use of the client’s confiscated property to pay damages.
“In March 2022, a federal judge entered final judgment against four cruise lines (Carnival, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and MSC) for a total of $451 million,” says Rodney Margol. “The cruise lines have appealed the decision to the 11th Circuit of Appeals in Atlanta where it is pending.”
Closer to home, a young man who was shot during a nightclub incident had a reputable law firm withdraw its representation upon discovering the facility did not have any insurance. Having lost everything, the young man was referred to the team known for tackling the impossible and attorney Jay Howanitz went to bat.
“We took the case and immediately began looking at it from different angles,” says Howanitz. “It soon became apparent that the property owners should be held accountable for knowingly allowing this night club to operate on its premises. The owners allowed this haven for crime to continue operating despite knowledge of the prior criminal activity. We were able to resolve the claim against the property owners with a significant settlement and then pursued a secondary claim against the insurance agents and agency who were supposed to provide insurance to the night club for just this type of problem. We actually went to trial against the insurance agents and secured an $18 million verdict.”
The attorneys of Spohrer Dodd have made it their mission to turn the impossible into reality. Their unwavering commitment to their clients, careful often unconventional strategizing, and a fearless approach to complex cases have bolstered their ability to secure justice against all odds. While the challenges they face may seem insurmountable, this team proves time and again that justice is always possible, no matter how impossible it may appear.