Eric Romano

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in West Palm Beach, FL

Romano Law Group
 | 1601 Belvedere Rd., Suite 500-S
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Phone: 561-760-9373
Fax: 561-533-1285
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Eric Romano is a partner with the Romano Law Group in West Palm Beach, Florida. Board-certified as a Criminal Trial Lawyer by The Florida Bar and possessing more than 22 years of legal experience, Mr. Romano provides exceptional advocacy and support to clients throughout Palm Beach County and the surrounding areas of South Florida who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Criminal defense

·       Personal injury and wrongful death

·       Defective products and construction defects

·       Commercial litigation

Mr. Romano began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney with Palm Beach County's State Attorney's Office. Through his years of prosecutorial experience, he gained invaluable insight into the criminal justice system, which enables him to devise the most effective defense strategies possible for the accused. In private practice, he has handled a wide range of civil and criminal matters, trying more than 100 such cases to verdict, and he has achieved considerable success fighting for the rights and interests of others.

Among his most notable accolades, Mr. Romano holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America. He has also received a Top One Percent designation from the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, and The National Trial Lawyers named him among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the country. In addition, Mr. Romano has earned "Superb" client ratings on Avvo along with numerous positive testimonials and referrals from those he has served.

A 1993 graduate of Florida State University, Mr. Romano obtained his Juris Doctor in 1997 from Stetson University College of Law. A leader in his legal community, he is the current president-elect of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and a board member of the Florida Justice Association. He is also a member of the prestigious Taos Group, and he routinely conducts lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics related to civil and criminal trial advocacy.

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Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Criminal Defense (30%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About Eric Romano

Admitted: 1997, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.romanolawgroup.com/our-attorneys/eric-romano

Honors/Awards:

  • Florida Super Lawyers from 2009 to 2011
  • AV Preeminent rating through the Martindale-Hubbell
  • An outstanding lawyer recognized as - a teacher and author of trial advocacy, appellate argument, and litigation skill - a pioneer in trial advocacy and philosophy - an inspiration to those in the academic field of law, and the trial and appellate bar - a reputable role model to those aspiring to join the legal profession, Lighthouse Award, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in the field of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Martindale Hubbell - AV Rating
  • Awarded for dedication to teaching and mentoring young lawyers., Professor McKinley Smiley Award, Florida Justice Association Young Lawyers Division, 2013

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2013
  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Law, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, 2006

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer, Florida Justice Association, 2018
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • President, Belli Society, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2010
  • American Association for Justice
  • Palm Beach County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Secretary, Florida Justice Association, 2017
  • Florida, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 2007
  • Board of Directors, Florida Justice Association, 2005 - 2017
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2005
  • President, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2009 - 2010
  • Life Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Coach - Wellington Little League, 2011
  • Coach, Upward Basketball, 2012
  • Coach, WCFL Football League, 2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Drugs and Organized Crime," Florida Atlantic University, criminal justice class; Port St. Lucie, Florida, March 10, 2003
  • "The Paralegal's Role in the Criminal Defense Trial", National Business Institute, Institute for Paralegal Education; National webcast; June 18, 2008
  • "Home Depot Justice: Providing Jurors With the Right Tools," Southern Trial Lawyers Association, annual convention; New Orleans, Louisiana, February 28, 2003
  • "The X's and O's from the Criminal Law Pros", Co-Chair; Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Jersey, Boardwalk Seminar; Atlantic City, New Jersey; May 1-2, 2008
  • "A People's Practice", moderator, Southern Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention; New Orleans, Louisiana, January 31, 2008
  • "Mastering the Trial Notebook in Florida," National Business Institute, Institute for Paralegal Education; West Palm Beach, Florida, February 14, 2003
  • "To Ski or Not to Ski: Enforceability of Pre-Injury Liability Waivers and Releases,", Florida Justice Association, Ski CLE Seminar; Beaver Creek, Colorado; December 16, 2007
  • "Leadership and Persuasion in Advocacy," Stetson University College of Law, advanced civil trial skills class; St. Petersburg, Florida, October 28, 2002
  • "Use of Technology in the Courtroom", Florida Justice Association, Civil Litigation for Paralegals and Legal Assistants; West Palm Beach, Florida; June 14, 2007
  • "The Criminal Justice System: A View From Both Sides," Florida Atlantic University, criminal justice class; Port St. Lucie, Florida, October 22, 2002
  • "Discovering the Truth About Defense Experts", Florida Justice Association, Auto Negligence Seminar; West Palm Beach, Florida; May 17, 2007
  • "A Criminal Law Panel: A View From All Sides," (Moderator), Paralegal Association of Florida, annual seminar; West Palm Beach, Florida, September 20, 2002
  • "Proof and Argument of Damages", moderator; Florida Justice Association, Workhorse Seminar; Orlando, Florida; February 23, 2007
  • "The Criminal Justice System: A View From Both Sides," Florida Atlantic University, criminal justice class; Jupiter, Florida, July 18, 2002
  • "Defeating Summary Judgment in Deposition", Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Convention; New Orleans, Louisiana; February 16, 2007
  • "The Investigation, Preparation and Handling of Sexual Offense Cases," Paralegal Association of Florida, Palm Beach Chapter, dinner meeting; West Palm Beach, Florida, May 8, 2002
  • "Avoiding and Defeating Motions to Dismiss for Fraud"; Florida Justice Association, Ski CLE Seminar; Snowmass, Colorado; December 15, 2006
  • "Conducting the Thorough and Coordinated Pre–Trial Investigation," Professional Education Systems Institute (PESI), Absolute Criminal Litigators Conference I; Las Vegas, Nevada, April 8, 2002
  • "The Twelve Winning Steps of Discovery Enforcement Through Objections, Making and Defeating Motions to Compel, and Sanctions," Professional Education Systems Institute (PESI), Absolute Litigators Conference VII; Las Vegas, Nevada, April 8, 2002
  • "Leadership and Passion in the Practice of Law"; Stetson University College of Law, ATLA Student Chapter; St. Petersburg, Florida; November 7, 2006
  • "Debunking Defense Experts," (moderator), the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 2002 Workhorse seminar; Tampa, Florida, February 20, 2002
  • "How to Make Every Deposition a Winner"; South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Auto Torts Seminar; Atlanta, Georgia; December 1, 2006
  • "The Trial Notebook Without Reinventing the Wheel," the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 2001 fall convention, Civil Litigation for Paralegals and Legal Assistants; Orlando, Florida, October 19, 2001
  • "Opening Statement demonstration"; "Direct Examination of a Lay Witness" Lecture and Demonstration - Florida Justice Association, Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute; Orlando, Florida; August 25, 2006
  • Author, You Can't Hide Your Lyin' Eyes (Or Can You?), American Association for Justice, Criminal Law Section, 2017
  • "A View from the Other Side" (moderator), Palm Beach County Justice Association; West Palm Beach, Florida; June 22, 2006
  • Co-Author, Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit, Trial Guides, 2015
  • "The Criminal Defense Trial Start to Finish", National Business Institute; West Palm Beach, Florida; March 31, 2006
  • "Legal Ethics of Attracting Clients", National Business Institute; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; August 4, 2010
  • "Image is Everything", Enhancing the image and public perception of our profession while being zealous and ethical advocates for our clients", Southern Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention; New Orleans, Louisiana; February 23-24, 2006
  • "Legal Ethics for Everyday Practice", National Business Institute; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; August 4, 2010
  • "Effective Use of the Treating Doctor to Prove Your Client's Damages", Florida Justice Association, Workhorse Seminar; Orlando, Florida; February 10, 2006
  • "Trial Toolbox" legal outline series (Co-Author), Trial Toolbox, LLC.
  • "Current Effects of the Collateral Source Statute, F.S. 768.76" Florida Justice Association, Collateral Sources Seminar; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; January 19, 2006
  • "The Deposition Field Manual," (Co-Author), Professional Education Systems, Inc.,, 2003
  • "Leadership and Passion in the Practice of Law", Stetson University College of Law, ATLA Student Chapter; St. Petersburg, Florida; September 6, 2005
  • "Anatomy & Physiology 101 for Attorneys", National Business Institute; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; November 11, 2010
  • "Strengthen Your Case Using Persuasive Writing Techniques", National Business Institute; West Palm Beach, Florida; May 20, 2005
  • "The X's and O's From the Criminal Law Pros" (Moderator), New Jersey Association of Justice Boardwalk Seminar; Atlantic City, New Jersey; April 22, 2010
  • "Cross-Examination of the Defense Medical Expert", Palm Beach County Justice Association, Trauma for Trial Lawyers II Seminar; West Palm Beach, Florida; May 13, 2005
  • "Debunking the Trucking Companies' ‘White Hat' Defenses", Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America National Webcast; April 20, 2010
  • "The Automobile Injury Case for Paralegals in Florida", National Business Institute, Institute for Paralegal Education; West Palm Beach, Florida; March 23, 2005
  • "Preventing and Defeating Motions to Dismiss for Fraud on the Court", Florida Justice Association, Workhorse Seminar; Orlando, Florida; February 18, 2005
  • "Do My Eyes Deceive Me? Understanding Eyewitness Misidentification", 360 Advocacy Criminal Defense Summit; Las Vegas, Nevada; April 9, 2010
  • "Give 'em a Taste of Their Own Medicine: Making the Defense Medical Examiner your Witness", Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Convention; New Orleans, Louisiana; February 3, 2005
  • "Snow, Skis and Spoliation: A Primer on Preservation of Evidence", Florida Justice Association Winter Ski Seminar; Vail, Colorado; December 16, 2009
  • "Advanced Personal Injury Practice in Florida", National Business Institute; West Palm Beach, Florida, December 17, 2004
  • "Getting the Most Out of Your Evidence", National Business Institute; West Palm Beach, Florida; September 29, 2009
  • "Essential Litigation Skills for Paralegals" - National Business Institute, Institute for Paralegal Education; West Palm Beach, Florida, July 20, 2004
  • "Risky Business: Enforceability of Pre-Injury Liability Releases/Waivers", InjuryBoard Conference; St. Petersburg, Florida; June 4, 2009
  • "Criminal Law Review for Paralegal Certification Examination," Paralegal Association of Florida, Palm Beach County Chapter; West Palm Beach, Florida, May 15, 2004
  • "Not Until You Pry it from My Cold Dead Hands: Combating Forfeiture", New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar; Atlantic City, New Jersey; April 24, 2009
  • "Motions to Dismiss for Fraud," Southern Trial Lawyers Association, annual convention; New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21, 2004
  • "Not Until You Pry it from My Cold Dead Hands: Combating Forfeiture", 360 Advocacy Institute Criminal Defense Summit; Las Vegas, Nevada; March 16, 2009
  • "The Automobile Injury Case for Paralegals in Florida", National Business Institute, Institute for Paralegal Education; West Palm Beach, Florida, February 13, 2004
  • "Risky Business: Defeating Pre-Injury Liability Waivers", Southern Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention; New Orleans, Louisiana; February 19, 2009
  • "The Law and Procedure of Causation in Neck and Back Injury and Related Injury Cases," the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 2004 Workhorse seminar; Orlando, Florida, January 29, 2004
  • "Preparation of a Powerful Trial Notebook", National Business Institute, Institute for Paralegal Education; West Palm Beach, Florida; January 27, 2009
  • "The Automobile Injury Case for Paralegals in Florida," National Business Institute, Institute for Paralegal Education; West Palm Beach, Florida, February 13, 2004
  • "Learn to Speak Latin, Using Res Ipsa Loquitur to Win Your Case", Florida Justice Association Winter Ski Seminar; Beaver Creek, Colorado; December 16, 2008
  • "The Trial Notebook Without Reinventing the Wheel," the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 2003 fall convention, Civil Litigation for Paralegals and Legal Assistants; Orlando, Florida, October 23, 2003
  • "Rules of Evidence", Lorman Education Services; West Palm Beach, Florida; October 24, 2008
  • "Essential Litigation Skills for Florida Paralegals," National Business Institute, Institute for Paralegal Education; West Palm Beach, Florida, July 11, 2003
  • "Getting to Green, Make it Happen in Your Organization", Best Practices 2008, sponsored by Palm Beach County Clerk of Court; West Palm Beach, Florida; October 22, 2008

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $1 million settlement in wrongful death case, 2017
  • $4 million settlement in leg amputation case, 2015
  • $250,000 settlement in medical malpractice case, 2016
  • $400,000 settlement in traumatic brain injury case, 2016
  • $2.4 million settlement for client injured in vehicle crash, 2016
  • $103,000 verdict in motorcycle crash case, 2019
  • $750,000 settlement in bench collapse case, 2017
  • $3.1 million verdict in medical malpractice case, 2012
  • $18 million settlement in traumatic brain injury case, 2018

Representative Clients:

  • Benda v. Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City, 2016 UT 37 (Utah Sup. Ct. 2016), 2016
  • Nodurft v. Servico Centre Associates, Ltd., 884 So.2d 395, Fla. 4th DCA, 2004

Educational Background:

  • Florida State University, B.S. in Business Management, 1993
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Office Location for Eric Romano

1601 Belvedere Rd.
Suite 500-S
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Phone: 561-760-9373

Fax: 561-533-1285

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Last Updated: 12/4/2019

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