John A. Yanchunis

John A. Yanchunis leads the Class Action Department of the firm. Mr. Yanchunis’ practice— which began after completing a two-year clerkship with United States District Judge Carl O. Bue, Jr., Southern District of Texas—has concentrated on complex litigation and spans over 36 years, including class actions for almost two-thirds of that time.

39

years of experience

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As a result of his experience in insurance and complex litigation, beginning in 2005, Mr. Yanchunis served as lead counsel for the Florida Department of Financial Services and the Florida Department of Insurance Regulation (the insurance regulators of Florida) in their investigation of the insurance industry on issues concerning possible antitrust activity and other possible unlawful activities regarding the payment of undisclosed compensation to insurance brokers.

Education

  • University of Florida, B.A. 1976

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D.

Memberships

  • Florida Blue Key, Omicron Delta Kappa

  • The Florida Board of Bar Examiners, Member, 1997 to 2002 - Presently an Emeritus Member

  • The Florida Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2003 to 2006 - Fellow

  • Standing Committee on the Unlicensed Practice of Law, Chairperson, 1995 to 1997, Vice Chairperson, 1994 to 1995, Member, 1990 to 1994

  • Standing Committee on Professionalism, Member, 1991 to 1993

  • Supreme Court's Judicial Management Council, Member, 2008 to Present

  • Consumer Protection Law Committee, Member, 2009 to Present

  • Continuing Legal Education Committee, Member, 1991 to 1992

  • Public Relations Committee, Member, 1989 to 1990

  • Board of Governors of Young Lawyers, Division of the Florida Bar, Sixth Circuit Representative, Member, 1988 to 1992

  • Unlicensed Practice of Law Committees

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Practice Areas

Mr. Yanchunis has served as lead, co-lead, or class counsel in numerous class actions in a wide variety of areas affecting consumers, including but not limited to anti-trust, civil rights, defective products, environmental claims, life insurance, annuities, and unfair and deceptive practices.

Whistleblower/Qui Tam

$17,900,000

Verdict

Whistleblower/Qui Tam

$1,950,000

Verdict

Whistleblower/Qui Tam

$2,000,000

Verdict

Whistleblower/Qui Tam

$2,090,000

Verdict

Recent Wins

Verdicts and Settlements

During his career, Mr. Yanchunis has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts, including one of the largest and longest insurance coverage cases in U.S. history, which was filed in 1991 by The Celotex Corporation and its subsidiary, Carey Canada, Inc. During the seventeen years the case was pending, Mr. Yanchunis served as lead counsel for several insurance companies, regarding coverage for asbestos and environmental claims.

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Mr. Yanchunis served as an elected member of the Young Lawyers Board of Governors (two terms) and Board of Governors of The Florida Bar (the governing body of The Florida Bar) (two terms), served as a member of The Board of Directors of The Florida Bar Foundation, and was appointed by The Supreme Court of Florida to serve as a member The Florida Board of Bar Examiners.