Tal J. Lifshitz is an attorney in Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton’s complex litigation department. Tal received his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Central Florida, where he majored in Legal Studies. He earned his Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law. While in law school, he was a member of the Charles C. Papy Jr. Moot Court Board and served as the Eleventh Circuit Editor of the University of Miami Law Review. He also was a four-time Dean’s Fellow, working with property and criminal procedure courses as well as with the writing center.
During law school, Tal received the Soia Mentschikoff Award for Excellence in Scholarly Writing for his publication, “Arguable Probable Cause”: An Unwarranted Approach to Qualified Immunity, 65 U. Miami. L. Rev. 1159 (2011). He also served as a Project Leader for the University of Miami’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and was a Legal Intern for the Federal Public Defender’s Office.
After law school, Tal served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Kenneth A. Marra from September 2012 to September 2013.
Tal has been involved in some of the firm’s most complex cases, including representing victims of corrupt Fort Lauderdale lawyer Scott Rothstein’s billion dollar Ponzi scheme, defending a foreign public utility in a multimillion-dollar contract dispute, representing consumers in a pair of class action lawsuits against one of the nation’s largest beverage and brewing companies for deceptive and unfair trade practices, prosecuting force-placed insurance cases in nationwide class actions against national banks and insurers, representing a healthcare provider group in litigation against one of the largest managed healthcare companies in the United States, and representing an international private banking group in a complex commercial landlord-tenant dispute.
Among his many talents, Tal is fluent in Hebrew.