Joseph N. Nusbaum is a bilingual (Spanish) native of the South Florida area, having graduated from high school in Miami Beach. He attended the University of Miami, where he received his B.A. in 1993. Joe then spent one year as a middle school teacher before attending Nova Southeastern University School of Law, where he received his J.D. in 1997. While attending law school, Joe was selected as a Certified Legal Intern for the Broward County State Attorney’s Office where he was responsible for leading several jury trials that lead to DUI criminal convictions.

Now a partner in the firm, Joe specializes in matters dealing in Medical Malpractice, Auto Accidents, Faulty or Unsafe Products, Premises Liability, and Nursing Home Negligence. His trial accomplishments include the well-publicized matter of Amora v. State of Florida, Department of Children and Families that resulted in the largest jury verdict in history against that entity (35 million dollars), as well as several other multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Joe has achieved and retained the highest rating, “AV”, by Martindale-Hubbell, which is an independent lawyer rating publication based upon peer review. He has also been recognized by his peers as being a “Super Lawyer,” as well as being a member of The National Trial Lawyers, “Top 100 Trial Lawyers.”

Joe’s accomplishments in the legal field include: 2002 Lawyer of the Year for Juvenile Advocacy; Palm Beach County Lawyer of the Month, March 2002; Invitation to join U.S. Millionaires Club; 2005 Gold Level Recognition – Pro Bono Contribution; Pro Bono Recognition, Young Lawyers Division, by Florida Supreme Court Justice Pariente; 2004 Florida Bar Pro Bono Service Award; Tobias Simon Award for Pro Bono Service.

  • B.A. – University of Miami (1993)
  • J.D. – Nova Southeastern University (1997)
  • Dean’s list – Nova Southeastern University
  • The Journal of International and Comparative Law – Nova Southeastern University
  • A-V Rating (Preeminent Lawyer)- Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers- Florida’s Outstanding Young Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers- The National Trial Lawyers
  • Avvo- 9.6 “Superb Rating”
  • Client Distinction Award – Martindale-Hubbell
  • Lawyer of the Year for Juvenile Advocacy- Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Palm Beach County Lawyer of the Month, March 2002 – Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • 2005 Gold Level Recognition – Pro Bono Contribution- Florida Supreme Court
  • Tobias Simon Award for Pro Bono Service – Florida Bar
  • Bronze Eagle Award – Florida Justice Association (2012)
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • Florida Justice Association – Eagle Patron
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association
  • Florida Bar, 1982
  • US District Court, Southern District
  • US District Court, Middle District

Areas of Practice:

Personal injury
Automobile crashes, trucking accidents, slip/trip and falls, golf cart accidents, motorcycle accidents, dog bites, pedestrian injuries, work-related injuries, premises cases, playground injuries, daycare injuries
Medical malpractice
Product liability
Litigation Percentage:

100% of practice is devoted to litigation

Speaking Engagements:

2013 – Masters of Justice Auto Negligence Seminar- Practical Implications in Representing Plaintiffs in Auto Liability Cases Under “New PIP”