Benjamin Widlanski is a partner at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, and focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and class actions.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion at Columbia University. He then earned his Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. After graduating law school, he served for almost five years in the United States Army as a Captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where he advised various commanders on military justice matters and other legal issues, litigated in federal court and military courts martial, and received numerous medals and distinctions, including a Bronze Star.
Ben brings extensive courtroom and trial experience, as he spent five years as an Assistant United States Attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. During that time, he prosecuted and investigated hundreds of federal crimes, including labor trafficking, sex trafficking, sex tourism, narcotics trafficking, violent organized gangs, aggravated identity theft, money laundering, wire and mail fraud, cyber crimes and crimes involving the Dark Web and cryptocurrencies, armed robbery, international kidnapping, and murder. He also briefed and argued multiple matters before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and managed large investigative teams from virtually every federal law enforcement agency.
Ben represents the victims of Ponzi schemes and other large-scale fraud cases in class action lawsuits around the country. He also represents consumer classes in lawsuits against large corporations for selling mislabeled products, deceptive trade practices, and data breaches. Ben’s practice areas also include professional malpractice claims, business disputes, antitrust litigation, and internal investigations.
Ben is an adjunct professor at the University of Miami Law School, where he teaches Litigation Skills, and he devotes time to various Veterans-focused non-profit organizations.
Admitted to practice in Florida and New York.
What's trending with Benjamin
Benjamin Widlanksi and a team of Florida attorneys have launched a putative class action lawsuit against Mercedes-Benz USA LLC, claiming there’s a dangerous defect in hundreds of thousands of cars.
Manuel Marin, a wealthy Miami businessman who owned a series of Presidente supermarkets, is awaiting trial in criminal court on allegations he masterminded the savage murder of his wife’s secret lover.
Manuel Marín fue demandado por la esposa de un hombre al que supuestamente mandó asesinar por tener un romance con su mujer.
Manuel Marín, un acaudalado empresario de Miami que fuedueño de la cadena de supermercados Presidente Supermarkets, esperajuicioen un tribunal penal acusado de planear el asesinato salvaje del amante secreto de suesposa.
It was February 2011 when Marín, 64, discovered that sumujer, Jenny Marín, had an affair with Salazar, with whom she had been gone for years before meeting the Cuban businessman and getting married.
Daisy Lewis Holcombe, viuda de Camilo Salazar, el hombre que fue asesinado en Junio de 2011 en Miami, ha presentado una demanda civil contra Manuel Marín y otros familiares de éste por "compensación de daños".
Benjamin Widlanski, of counsel, focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and class actions. He has extensive courtroom and trial experience, prosecuting and investigating hundreds of federal crimes.
“As part of our ongoing commitment to attract the best and brightest, we are thrilled to add these lawyers, who, in addition to being great lawyers, are great people who will bring value to our clients and the community,” said firm President Harley Tropin.
Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton is a complex commercial litigation firm founded in 1982 that focuses its practice on bet-the-company commercial cases, class actions, healthcare and bankruptcy matters.