Throughout his career, Brad Sohn has been proud to represent “the little guy” in high-stakes litigation matters in Florida and across the country. He launched the first professional sports law practice in the nation, successfully litigating against the NFL and others on behalf of players; brought the first lawsuit on behalf of families affected by the condo tower collapse in Surfside, Florida, which turned into a $1 billion successful class action; and won nearly $1.8 million for the family of an immigrant who committed suicide in a North Florida jail while jailers sat nearby. The American Lawyer recognized Brad’s work as an agent of change in their inaugural issue of South Trailblazers, a legal publication which honors professionals in the Southern United States who have moved the needle in the legal industry.
Brad is a thought leader sought for his expertise in sports law and complex litigation. As a former Division I college football player now lawyer, he is often known as the Athlete’s Attorney and is frequently quoted in The New York Daily News, ESPN and Sports Illustrated. His work on the Surfside case and other complex litigation has landed him on NPR, ABC and CNN broadcasts and in publications including The New York Times, American Lawyer, The Wall Street Journal, Daily Business Review, USA Today and more.
He also sits on the National Leadership Council of the Concussion Legacy Foundation (formerly the Sports Legacy Institute), a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the study, treatment, and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups. He has also served on committees for the American Association for Justice, (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), a nonprofit advocacy and lobbying organization for plaintiff's lawyers in the United States.
An adjunct speaker at Harvard Law School for Trial Advocacy, Brad has also lectured as part of the American Association for Justice, at Penn State University and for the Women of the NFL Conference. A native of Massachusetts, Brad attended Harvard University receiving an AB cum laude followed by his JD cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law. He has long since traded New England for the Sunshine State, where he lives with his wife and three children.