Dan Gerber represents clients in the areas of toxic tort, commercial litigation, product liability and governmental affairs. Dan handles complex cases in state and federal courts throughout Florida and the United States.
Dan was featured in the 2007 National Law Journal's "Winning Section" in which ten top litigators were selected from a multitude of nominations from around the United States. Each attorney was selected by having at least one significant win--either a bench or jury verdict in the preceding 18 month period. Having a track record of significant victories over the last several years was also a criteria for being selected to “Winning.”
In 2002, National Law Journal recognized Dan as one of the country’s top forty litigators under the age of forty. Florida Trend magazine has also recognized Dan as one of “Florida’s Legal Elite.”
In his toxic tort practice, Dan represents manufacturers of chemical products in claims alleging injury from chemical exposure. Included among his clients are national pest control companies, pesticide manufacturers and the manufacturers of industrial chemicals. In this facet of his practice, he also represents the manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements.
Dan's experience includes cases involving manufacturers, distributors and sellers of benzene, toluene, polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene, chlorpyrifos, petroleum products, chlorinated hydrocarbons, ammonia, and adhesives.
Representing clients in commercial litigation matters comprises another aspect of Dan’s practice. He handles complex commercial litigation cases including those arising from manufacturer-dealer relationships, contract disputes and construction related matters. Dan has also handled class actions, consumer fraud, and civil racketeering claims. In commercial litigation trials, Dan has been lead counsel in cases in which the amount in controversy exceeds $10 million.
Government regulators sometimes are involved in consumer litigation issues. Dan has represented clients before the Florida Attorney General and the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. He was recently selected by Attorney General Bill McCollum to serve as one of two private attorneys on the State of Florida Legal Advisory Panel in response to the BP oil spill.
Representing clients in products liability claims is part of Dan’s practice. He has defended the manufacturers of a variety of products including surgical instruments and medical devices, household appliances and automobiles.
Dan also represents clients in governmental affairs issues. In this segment of his practice, he has litigated statewide reapportionment matters under the Voting Rights Act. He has also represented clients before governmental bodies at the local and statewide levels.