Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz is a boutique litigation and trial law firm that handles almost exclusively high-stakes litigation matters. Though its flagship office is in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz handles complex commercial litigation, class actions, consumer protection litigation, personal injury, and wrongful death matters across the United States and the world.

Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz’s class action lawyers have been certified as class counsel across Florida and the United States. The firm’s Class Action Team has obtained hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of classes ranging from a few hundred to several thousand people or businesses. Not just people can bring class actions—Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz often represents classes of businesses who suffer a common harm. Another common misconception is that to pursue a class action, an aggrieved person or business needs to find other aggrieved persons to bring the action with. In fact, a single individual who has suffered the same harm as many others can bring a class action and then identify the other similarly situated individuals through the class certification process. The Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz Class Action Team has the experience and knowledge to effectively pursue high stakes class cases across the country. 

Because of its knowledge of the class action process as well as the laws that often underly a class action, the Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz Class Action Team also defends clients against class actions. The firm has successfully defended class action cases for some of the largest companies in the world from Florida to California.

Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz has prosecuted and defended class action cases involving:

  • Under Payment of Insurance Benefits
  • Non-Payment of Insurance Benefits
  • Under Payment of Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) Benefits
  • Failure to Pay Commissions
  • Breach of Contract
  • Contract Interpretation
  • Declaratory Relief
  • False Advertising
  • Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (“FCCPA”)
  • Florida Deceptive & Unfair Trade Practices Act (“FDUTPA”)
  • The Fair Credit Reporting Act  (“FCRA”)
  • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (“RESPA”)
  • Truth In Lending Act (“TILA”)
  • The Fair And Accurate Transactions Act (“FACTA”)
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act  (“FDCPA”)
  • Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (“FCCPA”)
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”)
  • Florida’s Mini TCPA (501.059)
  • Insurance Balance Billing
  • Improper Medical Billing or Charges
  • Excessive Fees, Interest, or Charges
  • Illegal Fees, Interest, or Charges
  • Undisclosed Fees, Interest, or Charges
  • Deceptive or Unfair Fees, Interest, or Charges
  • Condominium Fees
  • Improper Payoff Fees
  • Improper Reinstatement Fees
  • Improper Mortgage Fees
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How We Can Help

Our attorneys work in conjunction with other civil litigation attorneys throughout the country in Multi-District Litigation (MDL) to provide relief for Florida residents and individual victims nationwide.

This network of related class action lawsuits is designed to achieve a comprehensive and fair remedy for the entire class of persons who have suffered an injury due to a company’s wrongful conduct across the United States.


We handle all types of class action lawsuits, including the following:

  • Insurance claims
  • False advertising
  • Violation of consumer protection laws
  • Defective products
  • Dangerous drugs
  • Cruise Ship Negligence
  • Food Poisoning
  • Civil rights

When corporations, insurance companies, or other types of businesses take actions or make policies that adversely affect a large number of people, we have the resources and skills to file a class action suit to seek justice for those who have been wronged. Even if each individual victim’s loss or injury may not be sufficient to constitute a lawsuit on its own, the attorneys of Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP understand the power of the class action lawsuit to bring a full cup of justice to our clients. In our justice system, a company that causes small damages to thousands of people should be treated the same as a company or person who causes a catastrophic injury or loss to a single person. By banding together as a class of victims, these individuals can affect change in a corporation’s actions and policies, and ultimately obtain full and fair justice for all.

If you are injured by a dangerous medication, defective medical device, or exposure to a toxic substance, you deserve compensation from the companies responsible for your injuries. These injuries can result in substantial medical bills, physical and mental pain and suffering, lost wages, temporary or permanent disability or even death.

You Deserve Justice
Overwhelming medical expenses and an inability to work due to injuries resulting from a defective or dangerous product can cause stress and financial disaster for you and your family. In severe cases, your injuries can lead to the loss of your job, your home, medical insurance coverage for you and your family, and in some cases, your life.

Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP is dedicated to ensuring that you and your family obtain the justice you deserve by holding companies responsible for their actions in developing, marketing, selling, and distributing a dangerous or defective product.

Some common examples of mass torts include:

  • Defective medical devices or dangerous or bad medications.
  • Other mass torts arise out of disastrous circumstances such as toxic environmental spills, plane crashes, or bridge collapses, where a large number of people are injured or killed.
  • The nationwide tobacco company litigation is another example of mass torts litigation.

When a defective or dangerous product injuries a large group of people, the injured persons often consolidate their individual claims together. This results in a mass tort claim, which involves numerous plaintiffs bringing lawsuits against one or more responsible parties or defendants. Since all of the injured plaintiffs have the same goal – to recover money damages for their injuries from a defective product – the individual lawsuits can proceed together for most of the litigation, or until the cases go to trial.

A mass tort claim results in substantial savings in time and costs by allowing the pre-trial discovery process for each individual claim – such as depositions, production of written documents, and other evidence related matters – to be accomplished collectively. Once these pre-trial proceedings are complete, however, the mass torts cases are scheduled individually for trial. This procedure allows each claim to be tried separately based on an individual’s specific injuries, which may differ in substance and severity from one plaintiff to the next.

A mass torts case differs from a class action lawsuit in that many separate lawsuits proceed to trial, as opposed to individual claims that are litigated in the same trial.

A foundation of the firm, Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP’s complex commercial litigation team has decades of experience in countless subject matters. With institutional clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP has successfully litigated matters for and against some of the largest corporations across the United States and the world.


Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP Can Help You in Your Mass Torts Case: Transvaginal Mesh Implants; Dupuy Hip Implants; Actos; Yaz/Yasmin; Fosamax; Meningitis Outbreak; Low Testosterone or Low T. Given the enormity of mass torts litigation and the hundreds or thousands of injured victims involved across multiple jurisdictions, it is essential to choose legal representation with the time, resources, and specialized skills to effectively advocate on your behalf. Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP has a long history of successfully representing injured individuals through mass tort litigation. We take pride in our ability to litigate major cases against manufacturers and/or distributors that injure individuals through their negligent or fraudulent practices. It is our goal to stand up for the individual, no matter how powerful the opponent, to fight for justice and fashion an effective campaign against the defendant(s).


Whether you have suffered an individual loss or are one of many victims wronged by the unfair actions of a corporate giant, our civil litigators have the experience, resources, technology, and knowledge to present your case in the best possible light. We focus all of our efforts on working with you to effectively and efficiently resolve your case in a fair and just manner. Contact Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP today in order to discuss your class action claim with our legal professionals. We offer free, confidential consultations at your convenience.For an individual consultation regarding your potential mass torts claim, contact Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP today. Our award-winning personal injury lawyers will help you navigate the complex personal injury landscape in the dogged pursuit of justice.


Edward H. Zebersky, Esq.

(954) 361-3245


Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP – Commercial Litigation Lawyers