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.
Scott v. Service Corporation International (SCI)
Three weeks into trial the case settled for $.5 Million. Mr. Ricci was co-counsel with Michael Avenatti of California representing thousands of loved ones whose family grave sites in Eden Memorial Park Mission Hills California were damaged or desecrated for a period of over 25 years. After Three weeks of trial in which the plaintiffs proved through the testimony of 11 current and former employees that management of the cemetery had repeatedly crushed vaults, and mishandled remains, SCI agreed to a court approved settlement of .5 million dollars. Each family would be refunded all burial costs, have the right to have the remains of their loved ones re-interred at the expense of SCI and receive ,000 dollars tax free compensation. The case was brought as a class action and resulted in one of the most generous pro-consumer settlements in California. Ed Ricci was proud to be co-counsel on this landmark case.
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.