Over the last 30 years, established businesses and entrepreneurs have turned to us to defend or champion their interests. The list of businesses includes Fortune 500 companies, foreign corporations and nationals as well as Florida's most prominent civic and business leaders. We have been counsel to foreign governments, corporations and nationals as well as U.S. public corporations.
We have successfully recovered and repatriated millions of dollars stolen and traced to our shores. We have recovered millions of dollars for a multi-national firm responsible for the construction of the Miami Metrorail. In one of the largest verdicts in the United States in 2005, a Florida Jury awarded $37 million to our client, a prominent Florida businessman, wrongly defamed. We have taken on an established and prominent Miami sports figure in a well-publicized two-week trial seeking $12 million which was resolved during the jury's deliberations.
Peerless advocacy coupled with meticulous preparation are the foundations of our practice.
Our skill in the courtroom representing the powerful has also served the less established and powerful. Our attorneys have honed their skills in Florida's leading law firms leaving there to develop well-deserved reputations as leading lawyers championing victims of sexual abuse, and unlawful employment actions or discrimination.
We have won landmark trials and obtained superior settlements, and in the process have been instrumental in changing the law and changing harmful conduct. In 1994, in a closely watched trial featured on Court TV, we recorded the largest single jury verdict for a young victim of sexual abuse of $7 million. Our cutting edge knowledge of the law led to a $2.8 million settlement in 2005 on behalf of a 40-year-old man abused at the age of 10. We have recovered millions of dollars for clients victimized in this way.