I earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University in 1987 and a law degree from the University of Florida in 1990. I am licensed to practice law in Florida and am admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. I am a member of The American Association for Justice and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. I have been practicing for 27 years and spent 18 years as a partner with my former firm, Babbitt, Johnson, Osborne & LeClainche. I recently started Osborne & Associates, in 2015 and am the principal owner. Our office is in Boca Raton, Florida. I have been recognized by The South Florida Legal Guide, Legal Elite and the Daily Business Review for my track record and reputation. Personally, in 2010, I was a finalist for the South Florida Daily Business Review’s Lawyer of the Year and have been nationally recognized by Super Lawyers.
I limit my practice to complex civil litigation, including mass torts. In November 2014, I obtained a 26.7 million dollar verdict as lead counsel in the Southern District of Florida on behalf of four clients who suffered injuries from Boston Scientific’s Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit. The Pinnacle mesh kit is implanted to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Each client was awarded an average of 6.6 million dollars in compensatory damages due to injuries suffered from the defective design of the product.
I am also serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 13-2441) before the Honorable Donovan W. Frank. We currently represent hundreds of recipients of Stryker hip implants including the Rejuvenate and ABG II, and are litigating cases on a national basis. We also represent hundreds of victims of Wright Medical’s metal-on-metal hip implants and are lead counsel on several fronts. Further, I was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Bard IVC Filter Litigation (MDL No. 2641) in Arizona under U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell.
I was liaison counsel and a member of the Plaintiffs Steering Committee in the Trasylol MDL No. 1928, pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. I also prosecuted one of the bellwether cases from that litigation (Rodriguez v. Bayer, Case No. 1:08-MD-01928) which was settled before trial. I also currently serve on the science committee of the MDL for the national Xarelto litigation which is currently pending before Judge Eldon E. Fallon in New Orleans, Louisiana.
I have been appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Product Liability litigation (MDL No. 2325); In Re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2187); In Re: Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2326); In Re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2327) all before the Honorable Chief Judge Joseph R. Goodwin pending in Charleston, West Virginia.
I have also been involved in several other mass torts and played a vital role in:
• Black v. Ethicon, et al. against Johnson and Johnson
involving Intergel (a surgical product).
• Holtsberg v. Citigroup, et al. involving securities losses due to diminution in value of World Com stock
• Avandia drug liability litigation
• Yaz/Yasmin/Ocella drug liability litigation
• DePuy ASR and Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip product liability litigations
• In Re: Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2391
• Zimmer Nexgen Knee Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2272)
• Fosamax drug liability litigation
• Reglan/Metoclopramide drug liability litigation
- Medical Device & Pharmaceutical Litigation
- Products liability
- Personal injury
- Medical malpractice
- Commercial Contingency Litigation
- Florida, 1991
- Super Lawyer, 2011-2016
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Daily Business Review Nominee Lawyers of the Year
- American Association for Justice, 2007 – Present