Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt P.A. is a "boutique" Miami, Florida-based law firm that represents clients in the United States and throughout the world. The firm has achieved great success by concentrating its energy and experience in immigration law, personal injury, business and commercial law, and maritime law. Our lawyers have achieved record-breaking settlements and verdicts and have established many legal precedents through their appellate work. (Visit our Verdicts & Settlements page for examples of our firm's success in fighting for our clients and our Appellate Decisions page for legal precedents set by our lawyers.)
Our firm has grown to ten attorneys, each of which has made a mark on the Florida legal system. Our attorneys are consistently listed in the Best Lawyers in America, the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, the Who's Who of the World, the Who's Who of America, Strathmore's Who's Who, and the South Florida Legal Guide as South Florida's most prominent attorneys. We never let our acclaim get in the way of personal service; every client receives close, personal attention from our skilled attorneys.
The founding and managing partner, Marvin Kurzban , has been representing plaintiffs in a variety of types of personal injury lawsuits since 1970. His litigation successes have established records for medical malpractice and personal injury cases. Among his more celebrated cases are numerous suits against state and federal government agencies.
One of the firm's partners, Ira J. Kurzban, has been recognized by the National Law Journal, the American Lawyer, Newsweek, Time, and Esquire magazines for his public interest trial work in the immigration field on behalf of refugees seeking asylum in the United States. Mr. Kurzban was instrumental in revolutionizing immigration law, helping change it from a small area of law to a legal field that helps thousands of individuals and businesses make positive contributions to American society.
Partner Steven M. Weinger is nationally known for his work preserving and expanding services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Mr. Weinger represents, and is on the board of, several large charitable and private organizations for the disabled, including educational institutions, advocacy groups for the disabled, and non-profit health care providers.
Partner Helena Tetzeli has made a name for herself in the immigration field and represents many individuals and organizations in various civil, commercial, and immigration matters. She was recognized as one of the country's best lawyers in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America" in the field of Immigration Law.
You would be hard-pressed to find a more passionate, experienced group of attorneys in Florida. To learn more about our partners or read about the firm's six other lawyers, please see our Attorneys page. Better yet, contact us today in order to learn more about our firm, our attorneys, and why we are an excellent choice to represent you in your legal matter. Call for your consultation.
John Patrick Pratt received his Bachelors of Arts from Florida State University with honors in 1994. He graduated from Tulane University School of Law, receiving his juris doctor degree in 1997. Mr. Pratt also studied abroad at the University of Paris, and is fluent in Spanish. Mr. Pratt is admitted to the bar of the State of Florida, District of Columbia, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association.
Mr. Pratt has appeared numerous times on local, national, and international television as a commentator analyzing immigration and nationality law matters. He is a frequent speaker in immigration matters in national and local conferences. In addition, Mr. Pratt's biography has been selected for inclusion in Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, and the South Florida Legal Guide selected him as an Up-and-Coming Attorney. Furthermore, has been selected as one of the top attorneys in Immigration and Nationality law by the publication Best Lawyers in America and is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell that indicates the highest level of legal ability & ethics.
Mr. Pratt concentrates in all areas of immigration and nationality law, including employment based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, deportation or removal, and federal court litigation.