Podhurst Orseck P.A.

Steven C Marks

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Practice Areas

Partner focusing on aviation litigation, personal injury and wrongful death litigation, mass tort, product liability, commercial litigation, class actions, premise liability, and admiralty.


Experienced trial Lawyer, recognized by several international, national and regional publications. Has represented victims in numerous major commercial airline crashes: (Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Metrojet, Germanwings, Malaysian Airlines, Air France, SpanAir, Silk Air, ValuJet, TAM Airlines, Concorde, GOL Airlines, SAS Airlines, DHL, Bashkirian Airlines, Swiss Air, and Sibir Airlines), and several victims of general aviation and military accidents. Listed in "Best Lawyers in America" and "Top Lawyers in South Florida" and is listed in the "Guide to the World's Leading Aviation Lawyers".

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association (former Chair, Aviation & Space Law Committee, Program Planning Committee for National Institute on Aviation Litigation, editorial board member, Torts and Insurance Practice Section and Tort and Insurance Law Journal Committee, and The Brief); The Florida Bar; The Florida Justice Association; The American Association for Justice (former Chair, Aviation Law Section, Aviation Section); Dade County Bar Association, Dade County Trial Lawyers; Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association; American Board of Trial Advocates (Miami Chapter); Fellow, American Bar Foundation, Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyers Honorary Society, and the Inns of Court. Member of the Bar and Gavel Law Society and the Order of the Coif, and is on the Board of Directors of the University of Miami Law School Alumni Association. He is also an inaugural member of the University of Miami Law School Dean’s Council and a member of the University of Miami Law Review Alumni Advisory Board. Recently, appointed to the Legal Advisory Committee for the International Civil Aeronautical Organization; the Flight Safety Foundation Advisory Board; as Consultant and Board Member for AURA, an aviation company launching executive flights in 2019/20 .


BA University of Florida, (cum laude, 1982), JD University of Miami, (Editor-in-Chief of Law Review, cum laude, 1985).