Honoring and Remembering David Jagolinzer, Shareholder and Partner of The Ferraro Law Firm

Mr. Jagolinzer was born in 1974 in Providence, Rhode Island where he grew up in Cranston with his parents and brother. He attended the University of Miami School of Law, graduating in 1999 with a Juris Doctor degree. His passion for Italy motivated him to learn and speak fluent Italian and he interned in Milan during law school before permanently calling Miami home.

He was a valued and respected litigator and helped establish Ferraro Law’s reputation for excellence and client-centric care through his avid focus on handling complex cases involving victims of mesothelioma and other catastrophic injuries. He truly cared about his work and treated each person in his professional network, both colleagues and clients, with compassion, fairness, and understanding.

“First and foremost, I think I’m a father, I’m a trial lawyer, I believe strongly in family and our values which allows us to develop a team of lawyers dedicated to representing people.” – David Jagolinzer

Mr. Jagolinzer was a valued speaker and educator, having taught many classes and seminars on areas of law, including asbestos litigation and product liability. Throughout his career, he was successful in obtaining hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients in trials as well as pre-trial settlements. His victories as an attorney earned him numerous accomplishments and accolades, including membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, inclusion in the Florida Super Lawyers® Rising Star™ list in 2011, and selection by the DBR as a 2008 finalist for Most Effective Lawyer in Product Liability Cases.

Mr. Jagolinzer was devoted to his family and friends. He lived in Miami with his wife and two daughters. He loved spending time and traveling with his parents and family. In his time away from the office, he could be found cooking, spending time at the beach, and devoting quality time to his wife and daughters. His love for his family was evident, and he cherished their time spent together.

David Jagolinzer’s passion and dedication to his family, the legal profession, his clients, and Ferraro Law will forever cement his legacy. His spirit and kindness will be dearly missed.


  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 1999
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
  • Major: English Literature
  • Minor in Italian Studies

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1999
  • Massachusetts, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2006
  • District of Columbia, 2008
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2008
  • New York, 2009
  • Illinois, 2016

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • National Italian-American Bar Association
  • Life Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The Top Trial Lawyers In America
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Broward Bar Association
  • Dade County Professionalism Committee – Past Member
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Public Justice Foundation
  • New York Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association


  • Life Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, The Top Trial Lawyers In America
  • DBR Finalist for Most Effective Lawyer in Product Liability Cases, 2008
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list 2011-2014

Case Results

Some of Mr. Jagolinzer’s recent and most notable jury verdicts and trial settlements for victims include the following cases:

  • $37 million jury verdict – Hampton, et al., v. Pneumo Abex LLC, Circuit Court, August 27, 2014. Hillsborough County, Florida Case Number 13-CA-009741. Mr. Hampton was a 65 year-old automobile mechanic who suffered from peritoneal mesothelioma. He was exposed to asbestos while working in a Tampa auto shop. This is now the largest asbestos verdict in Florida. Read More.
  • $24.2 million jury verdict – Guilder v. Honeywell International, Inc., April 2008. Dr. Guilder was a 51-year-old Weston doctor suffering from peritoneal mesothelioma. This was formerly the highest compensatory damage award against a single defendant in a mesothelioma case to date. Read more here.
  • Over $14 million settlement – Plaintiff v. Union Carbide Corporation, et al., August, 2008. Drywall contractor suffering from pleural mesothelioma.
  • $8 million jury verdict – DeLisle v. Lorillard Tobacco Co., Hollingsworth & Vose Co., Crane, Co., et al, September 2013. Mr. DeLisle was 74 years old and worked as a maintenance electrician. He suffered from mesothelioma. This is the largest compensatory verdict against Lorillard Tobacco for its asbestos-containing cigarettes.
  • Over $5 million settlement – Parsons v. Ford Motor Company, et al., February 2007. Mr. Parsons was a single, 69-year-old automotive mechanic who suffered from peritoneal mesothelioma.
  • $1.2 million jury verdict – Kavanaugh v. Union Carbide Corporation, 879 So.2d 42 (Fla. 4th DCA 2004). Mr. Kavanaugh was a carpenter suffering from peritoneal mesothelioma. This case solidified the legal responsibility in Florida against companies, who had previously claimed legal immunity as bulk suppliers of raw materials.
  • $1.8 million jury verdict – Lagueux v. Union Carbide Corporation, 861 So.2d 87 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003). Mr. Lagueux was a drywall finisher suffering with asbestosis. This was the first case in the nation in which a jury awarded damages against Union Carbide Corporation in connection with the asbestos it mined.
  • Daniel N Williams, et al. v. American Optical Corp. et. al., 985 So.2d 23 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008)
  • McConnell v. Union Carbide Corporation, 937 So. 2d 148 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006)
  • Phillips v. American Optical Corp., 914 So.2d 527 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005)
  • Fox v. Union Carbide Corporation, 910 So.2d 422 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005)
  • Bradley v. Union Carbide Corporation, 913 So.2d 1218 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005)
  • Bosarge v. American Optical Corp., 913 So.2d 1265 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005)
  • Zimmerman vs. ACandS, 823 So.2d 785 (Fla. 4th DCA 2002)

In addition to verdicts and pre-trial settlements at the trial court level, Mr. Jagolinzer has also successfully argued and won major victories for the firm’s clients in appellate courts. Most notably in 2008, Mr. Jagolinzer was integral in the firm’s successful argument to declare the Florida Asbestos Statute unconstitutional as it improperly limited Florida asbestos victims right to seek compensation. (Williams v. American Optical Corporation, 985 So.2d 23 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008); Spiewak, et al., v. American Optical Corporation, 73 So.3d 120.)

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