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LITIGATION DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR - Mid-Size Firm  ALM's Daily Report  
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Harold Lang, III

Partner

Harold Lang's practice focuses entirely on litigating complex civil cases in state and federal court. He represents both plaintiff and defendant in high-stakes litigation, which frequently focus on “litigation holds” and the discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”). Mr. Lang’s experience includes a broad range of matters, such as commercial litigation, construction litigation, catastrophic injury and negligent security.

Education

University of Florida, B.S., 2002

Thomas Jefferson School of Law, J.D., 2005

Bar & Court Admissions

  • The Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida

Representative Experience

Obtained favorable settlement in the third week of trial for a global engineering firm where the damages claimed were in excess of $110 million, and the parties produced over 4.5 million documents. Case involved the alleged negligent design of a NFL stadium roof. 

Defended structural engineer in $43 million dispute over the adequacy of the design of a 20,000+ sq ft residence.

Successfully defended architect in $7 million defect claim involving water storage tanks used in a central facilities plant at a state university.

Defended soft-drink manufacturer in catastrophic injury claim related to a work-place construction accident. Followed settlement, there was a successful recovery of fees and costs from the general contractor responsible for the construction site.

Obtained favorable settlement fourth week of trial for a national student housing developer where damages claimed were in excess of $50 million.

Represented a pool pump manufacturer in an entrapment claim where a teenager sustained irreversible brain damage. Case received national media coverage.

Assisted in defense of multinational pharmaceutical company in claim where plaintiff alleged long-term injury due to side effects of a prescription lactation suppressant.

Successfully defended national food distributor in a trucking accident that resulted in multiple teenage deaths.

Won arbitration proceeding for global real estate agency in a "procuring cause" claim on a $3 million home.

Successfully defended medical device manufacturers on claims associated with post-operative recovery devices.

Represented security companies, landowners and property management companies in negligent security claims.

Defended multinational transformer manufacturer in property damage claims.

Represented numerous design professionals in cases concerning design defects.

Defended multiple product manufacturers and distributors in toxic tort claims which resulted in terminal illnesses or death.

Awards & Recognitions

Super Lawyers Magazine, Florida Rising Stars List, Personal Injury Defense: General (2014-2016)

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association

Construction Law Committee

Dade County Defense Bar Association

Real Property Probate and Trust Law

News & Publications

Florida Eliminates Personal Liability for Design Professionals, 2013 - Client Alert

What Friends Aren't For - 2009 - Client Alert