Milton Ferrell Jr., RIP

Billy Shields reports that Milton Ferrell has passed on:

Prominent Miami attorney Milton M. Ferrell Jr. has died from complications of mesothelioma, a form of cancer linked primarily to asbestos exposure, his firm confirmed today.

Ferrell started his legal career in Miami in 1977 when he joined his father’s legal practice handling criminal defense work. He shifted to civil litigation in the late 1980s and started taking international clients in 1993. With the turn of the millennium, Ferrell took his firm worldwide, opening offices in cities like Beirut, Buenos Aires and Mexico City.

A firm that in 2000 had one office and 12 lawyers mushroomed to a 17-office, 67-lawyer litigation boutique by 2003. The firm suffered some major departures but maintained its offices in New York and Buenos Aires.

Ferrell, 57, was lauded as a superb lawyer and a shrewd businessman who emphasized community involvement as past chairman of the Jackson Memorial Foundation and a board member of the American Red Cross of Greater Miami.

An active Democrat, Ferrell was the Florida finance chairman of U.S. Sen. John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign.

One of Ferrell’s last acts in court was as a plaintiff. He and his wife Lori filed an asbestos liability suit last week against Chrysler, General Motors, Borg Warner and others, alleging the companies were negligent in their use of asbestos, which he blamed for causing his mesothelioma.
Ferrell was a gentleman and will be missed. Services are 11 a.m. at Trinity.


  1. Pearls-for-the-PrincessNovember 17, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Yes RIP Milton.

    It is scary how many lawyers have passed away from cancer this year.

  2. I have taken moderation off so that you can post freely any thoughts.

  3. Everyone except for Jack can post unmoderated at the new Justice Building Blog at:

  4. 1:42- Rump you're begging for a Jack

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  6. Never saw him and Desi Arnaz together.......

  7. styx-ranters-for-the-princessNovember 17, 2008 at 5:49 PM

    1:06, True.

  8. "Rumpy, so THE justice building is the right link?"

    Yes. Do a complete write up on your blog let those near and far know the new link.

    Moderation has sunk my blog and now I have created a unmoderated version for the young and the old.

  9. least he won't be indicted now....

  10. Does he leave all his cases to the little guy with the cartoonishly large cranium who wears children's sized clothes , to look more buff? what's his name...former ASA poseur .....

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