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Nicholas I. Gerson

Nicholas I. Gerson

Gerson & Schwartz
  • Personal Injury, Maritime Law, Medical Malpractice...
  • Florida
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Mr. Gerson is a good communicator and tenacious advocate. He will make sure that any negotiation reaches the best possible outcome and will present a case in trial or hearing as well as it can be presented.
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Nicholas I. Gerson is a personal injury attorney whose practice consists of representing plaintiffs in serious, catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. Mr. Gerson focuses on auto, truck, and motor vehicle accidents, cruise ship accidents, maritime and marine related injuries, negligent security, premises liability, victims of crime, and other complex litigation.

Mr. Gerson is known within the legal community for his hard work, dedication and providing zealous legal representation. He has secured over 25 million dollars in jury verdicts and personal injury settlements in his first 13 years of practice. Some of Mr. Gerson's highlights include a $1.7 million dollar jury verdict against a Miami night club operator in a wrongful death case. In 2017, Mr. Gerson was featured in the Miami Daily Business Review for a 10 million dollar jury verdict resulting from a shooting in a publicized crime victim case.

Mr. Gerson received his Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law and served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Henry H. Harnage in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. He is a sustaining member of the Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association, the Federal Bar Association, Florida Justice Association, American Justice Association and the National Crime Victim Bar Association. Mr. Gerson has also served as a guest lecturer for the Maritime Law Society at St. Thomas University School of Law.

Mr. Gerson is licensed to practice law in all Florida state courts, United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Maritime Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Slip and Falls
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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United States District Court for the Middle Districts of Florida
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United States District Court for the Southern Districts of Florida
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  • English
Professional Experience
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St. Thomas University School of Law
J.D. (2005)
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University of Hartford
B.A. (1997)
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Professional Associations
Dade County Bar Association
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Florida Justice Accociation
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Federal Bar Association
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The Florida Bar # 20899
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National Crime Victim Bar Association
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Miami Dade Trial Lawyers Association
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Articles & Publications
Maritime and Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer Blog
Gerson and Schwartz Cruise Ship Blog
Miami Injury Lawyer Blog
Gerson and Schwartz Blog
Speaking Engagements
Civil Justice Seminar, National Center for Victims of Crime
Developing a Career in Maritime Law, Maritime Law Society
Websites & Blogs
Nicholas I. Gerson's Website Profile
Gerson & Schwartz Website
Miami Injury Lawyer Blog
Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer Blog
Legal Answers
13 Questions Answered

Q. If my sons are both passengers in a car in Florida, get rearended by the at fault driver, who insures my boys?
A: Assuming you own, or whoever the boys live with own a vehicle then your insurance will cover up to 10,000 each in medical expenses. Beyond that you will need to see if the at fault party and vehicle owner carried bodily injury coverage. If not, you would have to carry um motorist coverage.
Q. I have a friend who had a schedule colonoscopy afterwards was admitted to the ER for severe bleeding. Almost dying.
A: Have him call me. 877-475-2905.
Q. Are we able to sue the company and also a person who worked there too in a wrongful death claim?
A: Yes. If you have more questions please call my office. 877-475-2905.
Q. Can you file a wrongful death case against a taxi company that refused to transport a person to the hospital in time?
A: No. The cab company has no legal duty to timely transport someone to the emergency room.
Q. What law enforcement agency has jurisdiction over criminal activity at sea?
A: Generally the FBI and local port authority.
Q. Someone crashed into me, who will cover the charges for my vehicle?
A: Yes. Your gap insurance should pay the difference between the fmv and what you owe. Always try and go through your own insurance company before you attempt to go through another.
Q. We live in fl , on vacation my wife broke arm in a Va. Hotel national chain ,should i consult a fla att or grt one in Va
A: Virgina
Q. Are cruise ships subject to admiralty law if I get injured on one?
A: Yes. Call me if you would like to discuss the facts of your case. 305-371-6000. You can also email me the details at
Q. What are the key differences between maritime law and regular personal injury law? Can't I just hire a regular personal
A: The answer to your question is probably not. In maritime law cases, such as cruise ship accidents and injuries many cruise lines require claims brought in certain jurisdictions like federal court in Miami Florida. Maritime law also is a complete different body of law as opposed to state law. You need a lawyer who specializes in that area. If you have any questions, you can email my office about your case at with more specifics about your case. My firm specializes in maritime law. Gerson and Schwartz PA. You can call us at 1-877475-2905.
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Gerson & Schwartz
1980 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33145
Toll-Free: (877) 475-2905
Telephone: (305) 371-6000
Fax: (305) 371-5749