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Tulane University Law School, J.D.
cum laude
Justice Tulane Moot Court
Tulane Maritime Law Journal

University of London,
Hansard Scholar
Highly Commended

Brigham Young University, B.A.
cum laude

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation-Construction, 2022 - Present

Florida Super Lawyers, Top Rated Products Liability Attorney, 2021 - Present

South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers, 2008, 2009, 2020, 2021

Chambers U.S.A., Recognized Practitioner, Products Liability & Toxic Torts - Nationwide, 2017 - 2019

South Florida Business Journal, Power Leaders in Law & Accounting, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

South Florida Business Journal
, Leading Lawyers in South Florida, 2013

Edward J. Briscoe
Rated by Super Lawyers

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Edward J. Briscoe


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Edward Briscoe is a Shareholder and leads the firm's Product Liability and Toxic Tort Practice Group. He is an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated attorney and has successfully defended lawsuits in front of the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals; the Northern, Middle and Southern District Courts of Florida; the Western, Middle and Eastern District Courts of Louisiana; as well as state courts throughout Florida and Louisiana. 

Practice Focus

Ed has nearly thirty years' experience dealing with lawsuits in both federal and state courts involving a wide variety of products, chemicals and hazardous materials, as well as the diseases commonly associated with exposure to these materials. His team, comprised of highly specialized associates and trial-tested partners, utilizes in-depth knowledge of cutting-edge medical, scientific and toxicology issues to successfully defend these complex cases. He additionally works extensively in evaluating and defending claims based on alleged property contamination, including: groundwater contamination, chemical spills and brownfields. 

Ed frequently represents Fortune 500 companies and underwriters in the defense of personal and class action lawsuits alleging exposure to asbestos, silica, benzene, beryllium, mold and other toxins. He works with his clients in avoiding and mitigating potential litigation, including compliance with state and federal product liability laws, warning and recall issues, reviewing product warranties, operator manuals, and warning labels. 

In addition to product liability and toxic tort cases, Ed handles complex matters involving environmental, transportation, maritime and premises liability. He currently represents leading members of the transportation sector including manufacturers, suppliers and trucking companies.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • ALFA International, Transportation Practice Group, Steering Committee
  • Defense Research Institute, Insurance Law, Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Committee
  • The Florida Bar
    • Environmental & Land Use Law Section
  • Dade County Bar Association