Dan Cytryn

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Coral Springs, Florida

Law Offices Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A.
Dan Cytryn
Law Offices Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability

Licensed in Florida since: 1981

Education: Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2023

Law Offices Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A.

10100 W Sample Rd
Suite 404
Coral Springs, FL 33065 Phone: 954-255-7000 Email: Dan Cytryn Visit website


Attorney Dan Cytryn is a Board-Certified Civil Trial Lawyer who has specialized in personal injury law for over 40 years in the state of Florida. He has been a Board-Certified Civil Trial Lawyer for more than 30 years. He specializes in personal injury in a state where only about 1% of lawyers hold that particular Board Certification title.

Attorney Cytryn was president of the Broward Country Trial Lawyers Association in 1995. He been lead counsel in more than 105 personal injury jury trials, with 25 million-dollar plus verdicts or settlements. He has been selected as a Super Lawyer for more than 10 years consecutively.

He often also handles his own appeals.  Many of his cases have made new law in Florida. He has successfully argued in the Florida Supreme Court when Daubert was initially found unconstitutional, and also in TGI Friday’s vs. Dvorak, There, the trial judge held that the proposal for settlement rule was unconstitutional and discretionary and denied his client attorney’s fees after he beat the proposal for settlement by more than 400%.  His argument in the Florida Supreme Court produced the holding that the proposal for settlement statute was not only constitutional, but it was mandatory and not discretionary.

As a result of his proposal and advice, the Florida evidence Code committee recently proposed a measure to the House and Senate allowing a court to take judicial notice of images, maps, distance calculations, and other information provided on the Internet by well-recognized companies such as Google and Bing, which passed both houses unanimously.  Florida’s governor signed the bill effective July 1, 2022.

He is one of only a handful of Florida attorneys to be quoted by Florida Supreme Court justices in their written opinions. His comment in opposition to the adoption of the Daubert standard for admissibility of evidence was quoted by then-Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente (DeLisle v. Crane Co., 258 So. 3d 1219 (Fla. 2018) (Pariente, J., concurring)), and also by Justice Jorge Labarga (In re Amendments to Florida Evidence Code, 278 So. 3d 551 (Fla. 2019) (Labarge, J., dissenting)).

Mr. Cytryn graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting in 1978. He then graduated from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law in 1981.  He has been married for more than 38 years and he has three grown sons.

First Admitted: 1981, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.personalinjuryfirm.com/about-us/our-attorneys/da...

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member of the Florida bar rules of evidence committee
  • Past President Broward County Trial Lawyer's Association
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2006- Present
  • Member, Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules Committee, 1996-2002; reappointed 2007 through 2012
  • EAGLE Member, Florida Justice Association, 1988-Present
  • Member, American Association for Justice, 1982-Present
  • Member, Florida Bar Grievance Committee 2000-2001
  • Our  print newsletter features educational topics such as "New Florida Slip and Fall Bill and What it Means for Injury Victims," "Warning: Driving WIth Automobile Seats Reclined Can Cause Death," a Q&A section, firm news, and employee news.
  • Our e-newsletter focuses on educational topics such as "Is Your Insurance Company an A or an F?," "5 Ways to Offset Rising Auto Insurance Costs," "Do You Have the Proper Auto Insurance Coverage?," and "Texting and Driving More Dangerous than Drunk Driving.", Cytryn & Velazquez e-newsletter
  • Member - Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 1999-Present
  • Florida Legal Elite, 2011
  • AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell, 1997-Present
  • Rating - 10, AVVO, 2009-Present
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer basketball coach for the Coral Springs Recreational League for the past 12 years
  • $1000 donation to the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund, 2009
  • Contribution to Lauderhill Chamber of Commerce for their school supply drive, 2010
  • College scholarship award to graduating high school senior, 2009
  • College scholarships awarded to six local high school seniors
  • $1000 contribution to the United Way of Broward County for their Leaders in Giving campaign., 2009
  • Mr. Cytryn and his wife Jill raised over $7500 in May 2010 for Parkinson's research.  The funds raised at the event will benefit the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in their efforts to find a cure for Parkinson’s., 2010
  • $1000 donation to Kids In Distress, 2007
Representative Clients:
  • Cytryn & Velazquez is a plaintiffs’ personal injury firm representing individuals. Therefore, we cannot divulge the names of representative clients other than the above cases.
Educational Background:
  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center - JD, 1981
  • University of Miami - Major: Accounting, 1978
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer since, 1991
White Papers:
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Avvo Legal Guide, "Check Your Car Insurance Policy: Make Sure You Have Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage ",, 2010
  • Article in The Parklander magazine, "Uninsured Dangerous Drivers All Over Florida's Roadways",, 2010
  • Lecture on New Slip and Fall Law at Florida Justice Association Seminar
  • “Bifurcation in Personal Injury Cases: Should Judges be Allowed to Use the B Word?” Nova L   Rev 249-267, 2001
  • “Search for Tort Liability in a Worker’s Compensation Accident” Broward County Trial Lawyers Newsletter
  •  “Employer Liability for Intentional Torts of Employee - Expanding the Horizon of Tort Liability” Broward County Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter
  • “Race an Issue in Civil Trials” Broward County Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter
  •  “Insurance Companies Pinching Pennies” Broward County Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter
  • “Should We be Trying Soft Tissue Cases in Today’s Environment?” Broward County Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter
  • “Nothing to Lose” Broward County Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter
  • “Workers Compensation Statute Unconstitutional” Broward County Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter
  • “Insurance Companies Pinching Pennies” Broward County Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter
  • “Slip and Trip and Falls: Should We be Taking These Cases?” Lecture to the Broward County Trial Lawyers Association, 2000
  • “Selecting a Jury in Today’s Environment” Broward County Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter
  • “Cap on Contingency Fees?” Broward County Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter
  •  “Jury Selection Secrets and Techniques” Lecture to a Lawyers’ Seminar, 2000
  • “Cost Effective Litigation” Lecture to Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1994
  • “What Doctors and Lawyers Need to Know to Ensure Effective Medical Testimony at Deposition and Trial” Lecture to Attorneys and Chiropractors
  • Lecture to a lawyers' seminar, "Are You Giving Away Millions on your Cases, 2009
  • Lecture to a lawyers' seminar, "Is Your Slip and Fall Case Slipping Away to Nothing?", 
  • Article in Coconut Creek Life magazine, "Don't Let Your Loved One Become a Victim of Nursing Home Abuse",, 2010
  • Speaker at the Florida Justice Association's Premises Liability Seminar in October 2010. Addressed, "Is Your Slip and Fall Case Slipping Away to Nothing?", 2010
  • Stanley Kata v K.K. Car Co., Inc. and Ambassador Rent-A-Car, Inc. JUDGE:  Marc H. Gold Motor Vehicle Accident: $5k offer, Jury verdict: $300k   Plaintiff had shoulder surgery after crash on I-75, 2011, 2011
  • Brain Injury* 27-year-old woman on a moped was struck by a vehicle, resulting in a brain injury and $11.8 million dollar verdict. *Plaintiff appealed the verdict because of part of negligence which would've reduced it by two thirds. After the appeals court granted a new trial, case was settled in the second trial confidentially. Case Name: Chronister v. Basora
  • Construction Accident Death: Caron v Goldberg, Best Offer - None, Jury Verdict - $11,500,000.
  • Motor Vehicle Accident:  Pollock v. FHP, Best Offer - $150,000. Our Result: $9,000,000 Jury Verdict (reversal upheld by Florida Supreme Court).
  • Settlement in 5 months--$1.35 million (policy limits) 74 year old grandmother struck and killed by automobile, 2010
  • Nursing Home Negligence: Best Offer before trial - $350,000, Jury Verdict - $1,800,000 (settled for confidential sum). 
  • Premises Liability: Reynolds v Greenwich Studio Inc., Best Offer before trial - $150,000, Jury Verdict - 85% of $1,600,000. 
  • $11.8 Million with finding of 2/3 comparative negligence on Plaintiff--presently on appeal in 4th DCA--rider of moped struck by automobile   Lenhart (Chronister v. Basora), 2011
  • Best offer before trial $100k--trip and fall Willette recovery 40% of $671,912.48 17th Judicial Circuit--Judge Krathen, 2011
  • Motor Vehicle Bad Faith: Clancy v Kapur, Pre-filing offer - Zero, Jury Verdict -$1,850,000 (carrier paid excess). 
  • Admiralty: Trussin v Imagine LLC, Best Offer - $90,000, Jury Verdict - 70% of $1,930,000.
  • VERDICT: $1,155,806.47 ($137,656.47 - past medical expenses; $270,000 - future medical expenses; $10,000 - past lost earnings; $260,000 - future lost earnings; $204,400 - past pain and suffering; $273,750 - future pain and suffering). FACTS: NATURE OF INJURY: Personal injuries to lower back and right shoulder; lumbar strain; disc bulge at L5-S1 and facet hypertrophy; persistent low back pain with radiculopathy.   SUMMARY: Plaintiff Information: Age: 29 Sex: F Cause of Injury: Plaintiff was a 29 year-old single mother of three who slipped and fell near an ice machine at a Broward hotel on June 7, 2007. Plaintiff argued the floor was not properly slip resistant. There had been no documented prior fall incidents at that hotel that were admissible into evidence. Plaintiff argued that the standard of care required that a floor at an ice machine in a hotel had to be slip resistant or have carpeting or mats.   Plaintiff was eight months pregnant with her third child at the time of her fall. Plaintiff’s injuries were primarily to her lower back. She was taken to the emergency room by paramedics, treated and released, and told to follow up with her primary.   About two months after her fall at the hotel, Plaintiff slipped and fell down the stairs at her boyfriend’s house. She had been treating all along since the slip and fall. Defendant tried to contend that this was a new injury. Plaintiff contended that the injury resulted because her gait was abnormal as a result of the earlier fall, rendering her more susceptible to falling.   Plaintiff received some more treatment, then stopped treating for approximately fourteen months. Plaintiff started treatment again with a chiropractor in January 2009. In May 2009, Plaintiff was in a car accident. Plaintiff then cancelled a physical therapy appointment stating the car accident worsened her back, although she did not disclose the accident to any other doctor whom she later saw.   Plaintiff missed about 70 days of work over the course of 7 years as a result of the hotel slip and fall. Plaintiff made more money at the time of trial as a deli manager than she did at the time of the slip and fall, and had been promoted since the slip and fall.   Plaintiff underwent a series of injections (total of 17 injections) including epidurals, sacroiliac injections, and facet blocks. None of the injections resolved Plaintiff’s pain.   One of many of defendants’ contentions was that sickle cell anemia was the cause of Plaintiff’s pain because Plaintiff noted in 2002 on an intake form that she had sickle cell anemia. Plaintiff’s position was that she had iron deficient anemia, not sickle cell, and that she was mistaken with what she wrote.   Defendants also contended that the subsequent fall and subsequent auto accident were the causes of Plaintiff’s injuries. Defendants attacked Plaintiff’s credibility, in part because Plaintiff failed to disclose the subsequent auto accident in answers to interrogatories.   NOTES: Plaintiff’s Attorney’s Comments: Most of the trial was conducted by video depositions and reading deposition transcripts. Plaintiff only called 3 live witnesses at trial (one expert doctor, Plaintiff, and Plaintiff’s minor son). Defendants only called 1 live witness (Dr. Routman). The jury included a registered nurse and a worker’s comp adjuster. Plaintiff had served a proposal for settlement that was less than half of the verdict obtained at trial. The jury found Plaintiff 10% comparatively negligent.   Defendants appealed. Verdict and judge affirmed on appeal and attorney's fees awarded pursuant to proposal for settlement.      , 2014
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Argued in the Florida Supreme Court encouraging the court not to adopt Daubert. Subsequently quoted in the Florida Supreme Court opinion Delisle as the Florida Supreme Court decided not to adopt Daubert as a rule of evidence, 2017

Office location for Dan Cytryn

10100 W Sample Rd
Suite 404
Coral Springs, FL 33065


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2023

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