Ed Moss is a partner with Shook Hardy & Bacon, and focuses his practice on the handling and trial of products liability matters, complex commercial cases and defence of class actions. Mr Moss's trial skills have received the highest recognition of his peers: he is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the International Society of Barristers. Mr Moss is also consistently listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has been selected as one of the top 10 litigators in Florida. He has been featured in Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Product Liability Lawyers and in Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, which has recognised him as a leading individual product liability practitioner since 2009. Mr Moss has also been listed in the 2010, 2011 and 2013 Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a national products liability litigation star and as a 2010 Florida litigation star. He has been included in Florida Super Lawyers 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, as well as the 2010, 2011 and 2012 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Mr Moss has also been named to the 2011, 2012 and 2013 editions of the South Florida Legal Guide's "Top Lawyers" list and recognised in the 2011 and 2012 editions of Lawdragon 500: Leading Lawyers in America.
Mr Moss has represented numerous corporations in defending class action lawsuits. Some of his notable class action experience includes co-lead counsel in smoking and health cases in Florida. He has also defended various class action claims against such clients as Home Depot, American Home Products (diet drug litigation), various members of the insurance industry, and the health care industry.
Mr Moss has tried product liability cases for clients such as DuPont, Westinghouse Corporation, American Motors, Texaco, Otis Elevator, United Technologies, Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company, Hartford Insurance Company and the Boeing Company (in the Aeroperú crash). He served as co-lead defence counsel in the DuPont Plaza fire case in San Juan, Puerto Rico; represented the Boeing Company in numerous crash disasters; represented Texaco in an 'environment spill' (toxic tort case); and represented Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company in two major class action trials.
Mr Moss has also represented numerous architectural and construction firms in construction-related litigation, including his representation of Westinghouse in litigation arising from construction of the Miami Metrorail System.
Mr Moss is admitted to practise before the state and federal courts of Florida; before the US Courts of Appeals for the First, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; and before the Supreme Court of the United States.
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