Legal Experts

Scott Mager is a nationally renowned Attorney, having received nationwide recognition for handling a variety of legal issues at the State, Federal and Supreme Court levels, including service as counsel on the internationally covered “Baby T” case. He has handled plaintiff and defense cases, represented all levels of clients, from individuals to multi-billion dollar companies, and was recently honored by a multi-billion dollar insurance conglomerate with the National Litigator of the Year – given to only one person. His most recent jury verdict was a $9.4 million dollar verdict, including $1,000,000 in punitive damages.

Further illustrating the respect he has earned in his profession, he is one of the only attorneys asked to teach for two years at the prestigious Annual Florida Trial Judges Conference, and has been awarded the distinguished Eagle Talon Award, given “For Dedication to The Highest Ideals of The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers.” He was also asked by the Florida Bar to serve as a lead Instructor for the Practice with Professionalism – the required course for every new attorney – for many years (training thousands of lawyers and others).

He has over 150 case summaries, articles and lectures to his credit, and has taught and lectured at a number of law schools, Ph.D programs, graduate and undergraduate programs. He has co-hosted/appeared on numerous television/radio broadcasts covering legal, motivation, and ethical issues. He also wrote The Major Appellate Trial Notebook (a trial notebook that provides a quick reference thorough collection of case explanations and accompanying citations designed for the experienced trial lawyer’s use before, during and after trial); Florida’s Master Appellate Guide(which provides detailed rules analysis and case citations); The Mediation Book (which teaches sophisticated negotiation skills and has been used as the required text for the training of mediators); and Winning Moot Court Competitions (the nation’s only video/DVD providing a witty and motivational training guide for law students to prepare for their mandatory appellate oral argument, for regional and national competitors, and for practicing lawyer for increasing success at oral argument at the Supreme Court and other appellate level). Mr. Mager is also a certified (non-binding) arbitrator.

Perhaps most significant, Mr. Mager is a wonderful human being that has made a difference in the life of so many, including helping the underprivileged, and has given or raised millions of dollars for charities. He also utilized his success as a jazz concert promoter to produce concert events for over a decade, bringing Award Winning Pop/Jazz bands to theaters and donating all proceeds to charity. He also custom designs concert events for companies seeking market awareness advantages or for charitable goals. The NFL even awarded him the NFL Community Quarterback philanthropist award for extraordinary charitable service to the community.

Unique in the industry, with his experience with 100+ law firms throughout the country, Mr. Mager and his expert team also specialize in law firm and business development, which includes infrastructure development, attorney/firm evaluation (e.g., firm growth, revenue enhancement programs, lawyer performance, retention programs, motivational programs, individualized and group training, acquisition/mergers and due diligence, custom-tailored retreats, etc.), as well as overall financial planning/budgeting, cash flow enhancement, unique client generation techniques, lawyer and judge training and much more. Mr. Mager has also designed National/Regional Litigation Plans for large multi-billion dollar corporations which have yielded remarkable results.

In his spare time, he breathes.

 

Brian A. Parúas focuses on Personal Injury, Sexual Abuse, Crime Victims, Wrongful Death and other Tort claims. A Former Federal Agent for the Department of Justice, along with being the former Senate Aide to the President of the Senate, he brings an arsenal of intelligent weaponry to help his clients.  He brings a dedication to our community and country that cannot be questioned.

Indeed, as the nation began the process of recovering from the September 11th terrorist attacks, Brian left the Senate staff to join the front lines of America’s defense. In the years that followed, he literally placed his life on the line for our country. He attended the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, Federal Air Marshal Academy and served as Federal Air Marshal, then a uniformed federal law enforcement officer to guard our ports. Brian then attended law school and continued his public service with the Office of the Chief Counsel for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, helping prosecute dangerous criminals in deportation cases on behalf of our nation.