Joel S. Magolnick, a partner of MARKO & MAGOLNICK, P.A., manages the firm’s Litigation Group. He represents both individual and institutional clients in all areas of general litigation, including complex commercial matters, shareholder disputes, RICO related matters, defamation cases, Internet-related matters, personal injury, constitutional litigation, employment-related matters, and construction litigation. His clients include multi-national corporations, high-net-worth individuals, celebrities and professional athletes.
Mr. Magolnick has successfully tried numerous jury and non-jury cases and has been involved in several matters which resulted in multi-million dollar recoveries for his clients. He has served as a court-appointed guardian ad-litem and a receiver.
Mr. Magolnick successfully represented individual and class action plaintiffs from all areas of the United States in both asbestos litigation and defective heart valve litigation. He was a member of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in the In Re: New York Renu with MoistureLoc Product Liability Litigation and lead defense counsel in a complex product liability Multi-District Litigation in the Southern District of Florida. He has also represented individuals who suffered physical and sexual abuse as children at the hands of officials at a camp for troubled teens and by members of the Catholic clergy.
Mr. Magolnick has been selected as a member of National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 for 2012, 2013 and 2014. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice, as well as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Martindale-Hubbell has awarded him an AV peer review rating, signifying that other lawyers consider his legal skills to be “very high to preeminent.”
Admitted to the Bar in 1988, he earned his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law and received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the State University of New York at Albany. He is fluent in Spanish and has represented many clients, both individual and institutional, in Central and South America.
Mr. Magolnick volunteers as a guardian ad litem and represents select clients on a pro bono basis, most recently in foreclosure cases.
He has lived in South Florida since 1985.