Attorney Dan Cytryn is a licensed Florida attorney who has been practicing law for 36 years in Broward County. He is a Board-Certified Civil Trial Lawyer in a state where only about 1% of trial lawyers practicing hold that title. He has now been Board Certified for almost 25 years. Be confident you have a legal expert on your side.
When Mr. Cytryn was asked about his career he said, "I really love what I've been doing for the past 35 plus years. I've been helping people better their lives, helping make this country a safer place, and basically I love making the insurance companies pay. I have a personal dislike for insurance companies. I don't even like the fact that they're allowed to be called "insurance companies". They should be called "take your money" companies. That's because what they do is, they take your money, and then don't want to give it back when they should. So that's where I come in."
Dan Cytryn is a graduate of the University of Miami, having received a Bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting in 1978. He graduated from Nova Law School in Fort Lauderdale in 1981.
Dan Cytryn is married with three boys, and has coached basketball for more than a dozen years in Coral Springs.
Mr. Cytryn was president of the Broward County Trial Lawyers Association in 1995 and was an officer in the organization for many years before that. Previously, he served as the Head of Case Evaluation for attorneys for the organization from 1990 to 1991. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and has a rating of 10 on Avvo.com, the highest rating a lawyer can attain. Mr.Cytryn has been named to the Super Lawyers list from 2010 to 2016 by Super Lawyers magazine. To be selected to the Super Lawyers list, an attorney must have a high degree of peer recognition, ethical standards and achievement in their field. The magazine tries to select the best 5% of lawyers in the state of Florida, and those named by Super Lawyers Magazine are considered by them to be in the top 5%.
Mr. Cytryn has been lead counsel in more than 100 jury trials, including nursing home, medical malpractice, slip and fall cases, and his “largest verdict was 8.9 million dollars, which at the time, was the highest jury verdict that we were aware of, for a parent of an adult child who was killed. He has handled more than 40 appeals, including having successfully argued the landmark case of TGI Friday's vs. Dvorak in the Florida Supreme Court. In addition, he has achieved more than a dozen million dollar verdicts and settlements in his career. He has also handled a couple of mass tort cases involving drugs 10-15 ago. He has argued a total of 3 times in the Florida Supreme Court.
Mr. Cytryn is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a nationwide organization with 6,000 trial attorneys. In order to become a member of ABOTA, a trial attorney must be invited to join, meet strict admission requirements and have been deemed by the organization to have a high level of integrity and personal character.
Mr. Cytryn has been appointed by the President of the Florida Bar to the Florida Bar's Civil Procedure Rules Committee and has served on that committee now on and off for ten years. The Civil Procedure Rules Committee makes the rules governing the procedure for civil court proceedings which must be followed by all judges and lawyers.
Mr. Cytryn has been an E.A.G.L.E. for the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, now known as the Florida Justice Association, for over 20 years and is a frequent fundraiser for the organization. E.A.G.L.E. members' contributions directly benefit primarily consumers and further the cause for individual rights.
Mr. Cytryn has lectured to attorney organizations and groups on such topics as: "Is Your Slip and Fall Case Slipping Away to Nothing?," "Jury Selection Secrets and Techniques," "Slip and Trip and Falls - Should we be Taking These Cases?" "What Doctors and Lawyers Need to Know to Ensure Effective Medical Testimony at Deposition and Trial," "Cost Effective Litigation," and "Are You Giving Away Millions on Your Cases?"
Mr. Cytryn helped organize the campaign for the three Florida Supreme judges who were up for re-election in 2012 He assisted in putting 40 people at the polls on Election Day here in Broward County, Florida in 2012.
The law firm also gives five scholarships every year to deserving high school students who have financial need, have maintained excellent scholastic results, and lettered into high school sports in their last two high school years.
Mr. Cytryn has written articles for professional publications, including:
- "Uninsured Dangerous Drivers All Over Florida's Roadways" The Parklander magazine, April 2010
- "Bifurcation in Personal Injury Cases: Should Judges be Allowed to Use the B Word?" Nova L Rev249-267 (2001)
- "Search for Tort Liability in a Worker's Compensation Accident" Broward County Trial Lawyers Newsletter
- "Employer Liability for Intentional Torts of Employee - Expanding the Horizon of Tort Liability" Broward County Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter 1990
- "Race an Issue in Civil Trials" Broward County Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter 1995
- "Should We be Trying Soft Tissue Cases in Today's Environment?" Broward County TrialLawyers Association NewsletterJanuary 1991
- "Selecting a Jury in Today's Environment" Broward County Trial Lawyers AssociationNewsletterApril 1995
- "Cap on Contingency Fees?" Broward County Trial Lawyers Association NewsletterJanuary 1995
- "Nothing to Lose" Broward County Trial Lawyers Association NewsletterSeptember 1995
- "Workers Compensation Statute Unconstitutional" Broward County Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter 1995
- "Insurance Companies Pinching Pennies" Broward County Trial Lawyers Association NewsletterDecember 1995
He served for about 10 years on the Florida Bar’s Civil Procedure Rules Committee (H1 p. 6). Cytryn had co-sponsored a couple of rule changes that were ultimately adopted by the Florida Supreme Court.
Mr. Cytryn authored a law review article published by the Nova Law Review about 15 years before entitled “Should judges be allowed to use the ‘B’ word – Bifurcation in Personal Injury Cases,” which article essentially did away with the bifurcation of typical personal injury cases “in at least Broward County” (H1 p. 7-8).WHAT MAKES A SUCCESSFUL TRIAL LAWYER:
When Mr. Cytryn was asked what makes a trial lawyer successful, he said, "You have to be intelligent, super quick, on your feet, dedicated, hard-working, loyal, and care about people. You must surround yourself with a top-notch staff.
I find when I'm in the court room often I move and think twice as quick as the younger lawyers. Maybe it's my experience, maybe it's my intensity, or maybe it's my type A personality. It may cause me to butt heads with some judges, but you can't be saying "yes ma'am" all the time and be successful. You must be a student of the law. I have been a student of the law since I started law school about 38 years ago. I love the law, still reading periodicals, starting cases, keeping up on wireless service, so I can be up to date on all the latest issues.
I still probably average close to 50 hours per week at the office, and when in trial, it's probably closer to 70 hours per week.
In order to be a successful trial lawyer, you have to work hard; put in a lot of effort, time, and stay updated.
We have top-notch staff to support our lawyers and our clients. We take substantially less cases then the average law firms. We do that so we can dedicate our time, efforts, and blood sweat and tears to those whom we feel deserve it the most, and leave the other cases to other attorneys."
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Attorney Dan Cytryn has received numerous awards and achievements throughout his career in personal injury law. Below is more information on Mr. Cytryn current professional recognitions:
- NAMED TO SUPER LAWYERS LIST FROM 2010 TO 2018
Every year, Super Lawyers magazine recognizes the top 5% of attorneys in each state through a strict selection process, which includes peer nomination and evaluation. Every candidate is evaluated on 12 standards of peer recognition and achievement in their professional field, including verdicts and settlements, certifications, honors and awards, and experience.
- Recognized as one of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite for 2011
The top 2% of Florida attorneys are recognized each year by Florida Trend Magazine in their Florida Legal Elite list. Inclusion in this list is based solely on peer nomination. In 2011, 1,352 attorneys were recognized as Florida Legal Elite out of more than 66,000 active Florida Bar members.
- Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar
Currently, a little over 1% of Florida attorneys are Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyers. In order for an attorney to become Board Certified, he or she must meet requirements set by the Florida Supreme Court, which include having trial experience and peer references, among other standards. Board Certified lawyers are the only attorneys who can call themselves experts or specialists in their field.
- AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
For over 130 years, Martindale-Hubbell has provided lawyer ratings based on peer reviews. An AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell means that an attorney has earned the highest possible rating for their legal ability and ethical standards.
- Rated 10 out of 10 (Superb) on Avvo
Avvo is a lawyer rating service that rates attorneys from 1-10, with 10 being the highest. Ratings are based on background information gathered on each attorney, including disciplinary history, experience, and achievements in their field.
Dan Cytryn is the only Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer who has his main office in the City of Coral Springs.