Timothy J.Fiorta (Tim)

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Tim Fiorta is a dedicated trial lawyer who defends companies in complex product liability litigation. He has been part of more than 20 trial teams in cases tried to jury verdict, serving as trial counsel a half dozen times, including recently as second chair trial counsel in a three-week jury trial that resulted in a complete defense verdict. Tim has tried cases in state and federal courts.

Tim is experienced in many aspects of discovery and trial preparation, including motion practice, written discovery, the taking of fact and expert depositions, the preparation of fact and expert witnesses for trial, and the examination of fact and expert witnesses at trial. He has extensive experience with experts across multiple fields, including oncology, pulmonology, psychiatry, history, economics, cardiology, and epidemiology. Since 2009, Tim has been involved in Jones Day's defense of the "Engle progeny" smoking and health lawsuits brought against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in Florida.

Experience

R.J. Reynolds wins complete defense verdict reversing $23.4 billion punitive damages award
On June 24, 2019, following eleven days of trial, a jury in Pensacola, Florida returned a defense verdict in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a retrial of a wrongful death action.

R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Coursey "Engle progeny" trial
On August 25, 2016, following nine days of trial, a jury in Deland, Florida returned a verdict in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a personal injury action.

R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Rounds "Engle progeny" trial
On January 26, 2016, following eleven days of trial, a jury in Daytona Beach, Florida returned a verdict in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a personal injury action.

R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Bishop ''Engle progeny'' lawsuit
On November 5, 2014, after almost three weeks of trial, a state court jury in Orlando, Florida returned a verdict in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Chamberlain ''Engle progeny'' trial
On November 15, 2013, following nine days of trial and less than two hours of deliberation, a jury in Fort Myers, Florida returned a verdict in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds in a personal injury action finding that the smoker was not an Engle class member.

R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in federal Fazekas ''Engle progeny'' lawsuit
On March 29, 2013, following five days of trial and approximately four hours of deliberation, a jury in Jacksonville, Florida returned a verdict in favor of R.J. Reynolds and Liggett Group LLC in a wrongful death action, assigning 100% of the fault to the smoker.

R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Frailey ''Engle progeny'' lawsuit
On June 28, 2012, after almost three weeks of trial, a state court jury in Jacksonville, Florida returned a verdict in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Hargroves trial
On May 19, 2011, after two weeks of trial, a state court jury in Tampa, Florida returned a verdict in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a wrongful death case.

R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Weick ''Engle progeny'' lawsuit
Jones Day successfully represented R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in the latest "Engle progeny" lawsuit to reach a jury verdict.

R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Campbell ''Engle progeny'' lawsuit
Jones Day secures complete defense verdict for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in an "Engle progeny" lawsuit.

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