Mr. Waas joined the Firm in 1986; became a shareholder in 1990; and has been the Managing Shareholder since 2005. Mr. Waas has received a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating and has tried over 75 cases to verdict and also has over 25 reported appellate decisions. Mr. Waas lectures extensively throughout the state on matters related to tort litigation and medical negligence. Mr. Waas has been recognized by his peers as a “Florida Legal Elite” and a “Florida Super Lawyer”. Mr. Waas is also a Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.


  • University of Miami
    Miami, Florida, 1982, B.A.
  • University of Miami
    Miami, Florida, 1986, J.D., cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1986
  • U.S. District Court,
    Southern District of Florida, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals,
    Eleventh Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
  • U.S. District Court,
    Middle District of Florida, 2000

Professional associations/Activities

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Florida Academy of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Florida Hospital Association
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association
    – Past Member of Board of Directors
  • The Florida Bar
    – Grievance Committee
    – Code and Rules of Evidence Committee
  • Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity
    – International President


  • Appellate Practice
  • Medical Negligence