Joel S. Magolnick

Joel S. Magolnick, a partner of Marko & Magolnick, P.A., manages the firm’s Litigation Group. He represents both individual and institutional clients, throughout the US and internationally, in all areas of general litigation, with a focus on complex commercial matters, shareholder disputes, RICO related matters, defamation cases, Internet-related matters, constitutional litigation, and employment-related matters. His clients include multi-national corporations, high-net-worth individuals, celebrities and professional athletes.

Mr. Magolnick has successfully tried many jury and non-jury cases and has been involved in numerous 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 has successfully represented individual and class action plaintiffs from all areas of the United States and abroad in both complex commercial litigation matters and personal injury matters in various courts throughout the country.  He has been appointed by numerous courts as Class Counsel, and as lead counsel in Multi-District Litigation matters, and has served on Steering Committees.

Mr. Magolnick has been selected as a member of National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 for each year from 2012 through 2018. 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, Mr. Magolnick 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 represents many clients, both individual and institutional, in Central and South America, and throughout Europe.

Mr. Magolnick volunteers as a guardian ad litem and represents select clients on a pro bono basis in various matters.

He has lived in South Florida since 1985.


J.D., University of Miami School of Law
B.A., State University of New York at Albany

Admitted to Practice

United States Supreme Court
United States Southern District of Florida
United States Middle District of Florida
United States Northern District of Florida
United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals