For more than 35 years Steven S. Farbman has been fighting for Floridians who have been seriously injured because of others total disregard for safety. He has spent his life fighting the insurance industry, big business, and wrongdoers who try to prevent those harmed from receiving the compensation they deserve. While other firms rely of television advertising and yellow page advertising for their business, The Law Offices of Steven S. Farbman are both proud and flattered to be the law firm that represents many clients who have been referred by thousands of satisfied clients, members of the South Florida community, medical physicians in the community who have seen the work the firm does first hand for their patients, attorneys who are aware of Mr. Farbman’s stellar reputation (both colleagues and even lawyers who Mr. Farbman has litigated against), and even jurors who have sat in trial litigated by Mr. Farbman.
Attorney Farbman’s law office in Hollywood, FL, located in the heart of Broward County, allows him to conveniently serve the tri-county area in South Florida, in addition to helping those injured throughout the State. The verdicts and settlements he has obtained often outweigh the expectations even his clients have. One of his more memorable jury verdicts was a jury award in excess of four million dollars for his client, a mother who after being struck by a tractor trailer at a red light underwent several spinal surgeries. Mr. Farbman’s successful verdict was the fourth largest in Miami-Dade County that year. Mr. Farbman also argued and triumphed for a sixty-seven year old woman who tripped on an uneven sidewalk, resulting in her suffering a fractured hip and torn rotator cuff. The jury award was the largest in Indian River County for that year. Mr. Farbman fought hard for a woman suffering life threatening injuries when, while riding on the back of a motorcycle, the driver took a turn too quickly, causing her to be thrown off the motorcycle. When the insurance company offered only $50,000.00, Mr. Farbman brought the case to trial and at the conclusion of a contentious two week trial; a jury awarded a record setting verdict in favor of Mr. Farbman’s client in the amount of $7,881,657.64.
Mr. Farbman’s reputation as a hardnosed litigator, has also allowed him to resolve cases for his clients without the need of lengthy and costly litigation. He has successfully negotiated pre-trial settlements in excess of one million dollars for a variety of injuries and claims. One such settlement was for an immigrant truck driver who suffered back injuries in a trucking accident in Indiana. He also finds insurance coverage when others can’t, successfully compelling an insurance carrier to afford coverage to a wife and her children who lost their husband and father in a severe car crash. Mr. Farbman seeks justice in a variety of personal injury cases, including, but not limited to, wrongful death, drunken driving, motor vehicle crashes, motorcycle accidents, defective products, premises liability, airplane crashes, medical malpractice, sexual assaults, animal attacks, and more.
Steven S. Farbman was born and raised in the state of New Jersey, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He came to South Florida in 1982, receiving his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University Shephard Broad College of Law. While in law school he excelled in Tort Law and Trial Advocacy, which gave him the motivation upon graduation to immediately start his career as a personal injury trial lawyer. More importantly, he decided to help those who were seriously harmed by the carelessness of others as opposed to protecting the multi-billion dollar insurance industry.
Steven remained in South Florida following law school, as he fell in love with all that South Florida has to offer, including his wife to be. Together they raised a son who works as a recruiter and a daughter who works as a media buyer.
Practicing law since 1985, Steve has become a prominent member of the South Florida community. Throughout his career and through the achievements he has attained, Steve still remains unassuming, friendly, caring, humorous, and a sincere person who likes to view each client as a member of his own family. Beyond his professional work, he is heavily involved in charitable organizations, often donating of his time to assist those in need. In the early stages of his career he volunteered his services at the Broward County’s Guardian ad Litem, during which time he helped protect children in custody disputes and who may have been abused.
In Hollywood he was elected chair of the Leadership Program sponsored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, where he led and introduced business owners, professionals, community activists, and members of government to important organizations in the community which deal with education, government, social services, legal services, environment, tourism, media, and public safety. Mr. Farbman has also been an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Farbman frequently gives back to his law school Alma Mata, NSU’s Shephard Broad College of Law. In addition to charitable donations, Mr. Farbman sits on both the alumni board of directors, and as a result of his unanimous election to President of the Board in 2015, he also attends the meetings of the NSU Shephard Broad College of Law’s Board of Governors. He often lectures, being recently honored in May 15, 2015, to lecture at the Law School on the topic of Board Certification: Reaching the Pinnacle of Practice.
Steven S. Farbman is not only is licensed in the state of Florida, but is also licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey and is admitted to practice in front of the United States Supreme Court.
Steven S. Farbman is ranked as one of the top trial lawyers in the state of Florida, receiving numerous accolades for his hard work ethic in seeking justice for his clients.
Steven has been certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in Civil Trial Law, an honor only 7% of attorneys in the state of Florida can claim. In order for an attorney to become Board Certified, Steven met the stringent requirements set forth by the Florida Supreme Court, which includes having substantial trial experience, peer references from fellow attorneys and sitting judges, passing a rigorous and thorough exam, as well as other standards.
For over 130 years, Martindale-Hubbell has provided lawyer ratings based on peer reviews. An AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell means that an attorney has earned the highest possible rating for their legal ability and ethical standards. As a result of Steven Farbman’s achievements as a professional with high legal standards and ethics, he is continually recognized as a Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbel, attaining an AV rating.
Avvo is a lawyer rating service that rates attorneys from 1-10, with 10 being the highest. Ratings are based on background information gathered on each attorney, including disciplinary history, experience, and achievements in their field. Steven Farbman is proud to have earned AVVO’s highest superb rating of 10 as a result of the accolades he has received from clients and attorneys alike.
Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Steven S. Farbman is honored to be a member of this exclusive list of attorneys limited to those who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Steven S. Farbman is honored to have been named a Super Lawyer and Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney.