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.
The law exists to protect people and redress wrongs. I have always loved using the law to stand up for victims – from when I was a prosecutor, fighting for victims of violent crimes or human trafficking, through today, fighting for the victims of fraud, corporate malfeasance, and commercial greed – it feels good to speak out against injustice and on behalf of the ill-used and forgotten. I take great pride in representing my clients to the best of my ability, and I’ve never had to compromise my morals to do so.
What's trending with Benjamin
When Congress passed the Multidistrict Litigation Act in 1968, no judge or lawyer today could have foreseen the extent to which MDLs would eventually dominate the federal docket. The Daily Business Review turned to KTT partner, Ben Widlanski to discuss MDLs and why they’re so impactful.
Florida restaurants, El Novillo Restaurant Group are fighting underwriters over business interruption coverage which began from the COVID-19 pandemic. "Our client has the facts and the law on its side, as do all the other businesses with similar policies, "Benjamin Widlanski of Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton LLP, representing El Novillo, told Law360 on Tuesday. "We look forward to Lloyd's of London being forced to honor its contractual obligations."
Benjamin Widlanski authors poignant commentary in the Daily Business Review regarding the Florida Board of Bar Examiners' unstructured bar examination and the subsequent delays for thousands of unadmitted lawyers to practice in the state of Florida.
Benjamin Widlanski serves as the plaintiffs attorney in a putative class action lawsuit alleging Well Fargo Bank N.A of fraudulent mortgage maturity date changes across the country.
Florida restaurants, El Novillo Restaurant Group proposed a class action focusing on entities suffering COVID-19 related losses in the non-essential hospitality sector.
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.
Last month, the fourth annual Miami Law Class Action and Complex Litigation Forum brought together some of the country’s most distinguished judges, attorneys, and academics to discuss current topics and issues associated with multi-district litigation and class actions.
Now in its fourth year, the annual Miami Law Class Action and Complex Litigation Forum is an all-day event that gathers leading judges and attorneys from around the U.S. to discuss the latest topics and issues associated with multi-district litigation and complex class actions.
“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.