Tal J. Lifshitz is a partner in Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton’s complex litigation department and co-chair of the firm’s cryptocurrency, digital asset, and blockchain group.

An experienced litigator and former federal judicial law clerk with federal jury trial experience, Tal is part of a team that handles “bet the company” cases and class actions. He has a decade of experience representing a wide range of sophisticated corporate and individual clients, including investors in high-stakes business and crypto disputes, investment and securities frauds, and Ponzi scheme litigation.

Since 2019 Tal has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of Class Actions/Mass Torts, and been invited to serve as a Faculty Member for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), teaching multi-day trial and deposition technique programs using NITA’s hands-on, “learn-by-doing” method.

Tal is also on the Executive Board for the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and will assume the role of President of the organization in 2022. He also serves as Co-Chair of the FBA Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Committee, as well as the Social Media Committee, and serves on the FBA National Younger Lawyers in Court Task Force.

Tal speaks and writes regularly on trial practice, class actions, and the intersection of law and technology including FinTech, blockchain, and digital currency. He is active on social media and can be followed on LinkedIn and Twitter for litigation skills and tips, thoughts on law and technology, and more.

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 students in 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).

After law school, Tal served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Kenneth A. Marra, Southern District of Florida, from September 2012 to September 2013.


I’m driven by the challenge of constantly striving for greatness. There are many good lawyers. There are few great ones. That’s why I teach advocacy and mentor younger lawyers. It keeps me sharp, and forces me to think critically about my own techniques and litigation strategies. Being a part of the FBA gives me the same benefits. I’m surrounded by greatness – the elite lawyers and judges of our community. That’s where I want to be.