With over twenty years of legal experience, Jed Kurzban is a distinguished catastrophic personal injury attorney focused on medical malpractice and wrongful death. Based in Miami, Florida and Honolulu, Hawaii, Mr. Kurzban is an equity and litigation partner of Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt P.A. and Of Counsel with Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, A Law Corporation. Mr. Kurzban’s staunch client advocacy and industry-leading representation have earned him recognition from numerous prestigious organizations, including Martindale-Hubbell®, Universal and Strathmore’s Who’s Who, and the American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers™.
Looking back to more than two decades ago, Mr. Kurzban recalls what initially inspired him to practice medical malpractice law:
My father was a trial attorney, so I grew up with a sense of wanting justice in the world and personal injury law seemed like the best way to do that. I got into medical malpractice and wrongful death specifically because I enjoyed the medical and more cerebral nature of the work as opposed to auto accidents. I enjoy being able to learn, and based on what I learn, teach the jury about what the world should be like.
Mr. Kurzban earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Alabama and with his sights set on a career in law enrolled at the University of Miami School of Law to pursue his Juris Doctor. He graduated in 1995 and began working alongside his father, Attorney Marvin Kurzban, the co-founder of Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt. Mr. Jed Kurzban became an equity partner in 2010.
From organ failure or paralysis to wrongful death of a family member, Mr. Kurzban is passionate about helping his clients through difficult times. As litigation partner of the firm, he handles all legal aspects of a case so that victims can focus on both their physical and emotional recovery. By utilizing all available resources and implementing an aggressive, yet compassionate approach, Mr. Kurzban can obtain the maximum deserved compensation both inside and outside of court.
As a thought-leader in his field, Mr. Kurzban is a valued member and influential figure within the legal community. He has been to Tallahassee many times in connection with the Florida Justice Association to help lobby and construct litigation aimed at protecting injury victims. He also helped implement an ethics and responsibility course at his alma mater and has taught a pre-trial civil litigation course at the University of Miami School of Law.
This prominence places Mr. Kurzban in a unique position from which to observe the latest developments in personal injury and medical malpractice law. In particular, he notes:
The pendulum of Justice swings over time and is currently swinging back to help protect individuals instead of protecting corporate greed and profits. Juries are recognizing the important role they play in civil litigation, setting the tone of how corporations should act.
After more than two decades dedicated to law, Mr. Kurzban shows no signs of slowing down. Looking to the future, he is focused on continuing the partnership of Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A. and finding new avenues to help protect victims. He believes strongly that the U.S. Judiciary and its juries are the best checks and balances in the world and that they continue to serve the citizens of this great country by demanding a sense of fairness and justice. Outside of his law practice, Mr. Kurzban is a loving husband, proud father of two, and a member of Village Lodge 315, Free and Accepted Masons. He is also the author of Fall Of The "Fortress" and the founder of Kurzmeilan Pipe Company.