Consumer Class Actions

Confronting fraudulent practices and protecting consumers rights.

Insurance Coverage Disputes & Bad Faith

When an insuance company fails to fulfill its obligations
to the insured, they need to be held accountable.

Cemetery Desecrations

When a loved one has been buried in the wrong cemetery
plot or their grave has been desecrated.

Auto & Truck Accidents

When injury or death occurs due to another party's
negligence, misconduct or inaction, it is an outrage.

Notable and Precedent Setting Cases

Serving individuals and attorneys throughout Florida and the U.S.

Consumer Justice Attorney Edward M. Ricci seeks justice for victims of cemetery desecration, personal injury, crashworthiness and consumer fraud.

Ed has been actively involved in the representation of more than 1000 cases over the course of his career. His success in the courtroom is legendary. Below are just some of the notable and precedent setting cases that he has handled over his thirty plus year career as a civil trial attorney.

The accounts of recent trials, jury verdicts and settlements contained in this website are intended to illustrate the experience of the firm in a variety of litigation areas. Each case is unique, and the results in one case do not necessarily indicate the quality or value of another case. If you have any questions regarding any of these cases or to receive a complimentary review of any potential case, please contact Ed Ricci.


Personal Injury

Women is paralyzed, but justice prevails

Women is paralyzed, but justice prevails

Jury Trial

Charlotte Cole vs. the Nonprofit Center for Cancer and Blood Pressure Research – operated by Harvard University

In this groundbreaking case, ergonomics was used as evidence for the first time. A woman dove off the sea wall on the property and became a quadriplegic (she broke her neck). There were no warning signs about shallow water or "No Diving". The custodian of the property said no one ever dove off the sea wall. They also said the woman was being careless.

Attorney Ed Ricci worked the case and found witnesses who fished in the area, who said they often saw people diving off the wall at the property. Why would people dive if they could see the water was shallow?

Ricci's law firm used a human factors engineer and ergonomics specialist who testified about human perception. This was the first time that ergonomics type testimony / human perception expertise was allowed to be used in a court case. It proved that the woman's perception was off because at that time of day with the tide being in and the bright sunlight sparkling on the water, it looked deeper than it was. The woman could not see the bottom. So indeed there should have been warning signs posted.

This was precedent setting and now this type of evidence is used all the time.

Pursuing Justice.

For more than four decades, Edward M. Ricci has specialized in civil trial law. He pursues justice for victims in the areas of consumer class actions, auto accidents, personal injury and wrongful deaths, cemetery desecrations, insurance litigation and consumer claims. The firm serves consumers throughout Florida and the United States.