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"I give my clients the time, energy, enthusiasm and preparation that their case needs”.

John J. Goran

Partner

jgoran@defensecounsel.com

Miami Office
1000 N.W. 57th Court
Suite 300
Miami, FL 33126  

Tel: 305.774.9966
Fax: 305.774.7743

John J. Goran joined Mintzer Sarowitz as a partner in 2011.  He has litigated for almost 20 years.  Mr. Goran maintains a statewide practice with offices in both Tampa and Miami.  His litigation practice focuses on premises liability, medical malpractice, pharmaceutical litigation, dram shop litigation, products liability, as well as other general civil matters.  Among his clients include large institutional companies, insurers, medical professionals as well as self-insureds.  He has tried numerous cases throughout the State of Florida.

Mr. Goran was admitted to practice in the State of Florida in 1994.  In 1996, he was admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.  Mr. Goran is active in the Florida Bar and the Dade County Bar Association.  In the past, he has been active in the Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Counsel, as well as the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. 

In 2004, he was appointed by the Miami Dade County Commissioners to serve on the Miami Dade County Educational Facilities Authority.  He currently serves as the Vice Chairman of that Authority.

Amongst his peers in the legal community, Mr. Goran holds the highest (AV-preeminent) rating according to Martindale Hubbell.  In addition, the South Florida Legal Guide has recognized him as a top lawyer since 2007.  In addition, in 2011, Mr. Goran was honored by Florida Trend Magazine as one of its legal elite.  This distinction was limited to 1,352 (2%) members of the Florida Bar, as voted by members of the Bar.

Mr. Goran is a frequent lecturer in the areas of medical negligence, pharmaceutical liability, Dram Shop litigation as well as various evidence related matters.  He graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Miami.  He then earned his Juris Doctor Degree from the St. Thomas University School of Law.  Mr. Goran was born and raised in Miami, Florida.  He is proficient in Spanish.  He is married and has three children.

 AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Dram Shop/Liquor Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Pharmaceutical Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Coverage

EDUCATION

  • University of Miami, B.A. Broadcast Journalism (1986)
  • St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D. (1992)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Florida

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITES

  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Cuban- American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Miami-Dade Educational Facilities Authority
  • Justice for Teaching volunteer

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