Mr. Alters has resolved cases totaling well over $1 billion throughout his career. He has achieved dozens of multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts including many noteworthy eight figure settlements. Many of his significant settlements and verdicts have been covered by the local, national, and international media. Mr. Alters has represented individuals and families in aviation disasters, medical malpractice, products liability, wrongful death, maritime, tractor-trailer accidents and tragic brain injury cases and has successfully tried in excess of 35 civil jury trials in these areas to verdict. Mr. Alters also represents Plaintiffs in consumer class actions and major business disputes where a trial lawyer is needed for the effective resolution of the case whether by trial or settlement. As a trial lawyer, Mr. Alters has successfully tried more than 35 civil jury trials to verdict. As a trial lawyer, Mr. Alters is known for his effective and passionate advocacy for his clients, always making their interests and the pursuit of justice the singular focus of each case.
Mr. Alters has also had a national presence in some of the nation’s largest and most significant consumer class action and mass tort cases. Mr. Alters served as co-lead counsel in the multidistrict litigation involving banking overdraft fees, which resulted in the largest settlement of its kind, at the time, in U.S. history and was on the plaintiff's steering committee in the multidistrict litigation stemming from the Chinese drywall crisis.
Mr. Alters is a long-standing member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and was one of the youngest members ever elected to the organization's highest governing body, the Executive Committee. He has also served on its National Finance Committee and Membership Committee. In 2004, Mr. Alters was honored by the AAJ with the F. Scott Baldwin Award, given to the most outstanding young trial lawyer in the United States. He is a three time recipient of the prestigious Wiedman/Wisocki Medal of Honor for service and dedication in preserving the civil justice system. Mr. Alters has been a platinum member of AAJ's Leaders Forum, a fellow of the American Bar Association and the Spellman-Hoeveler American Inn of Court. Mr. Alters served on John Kerry's National Finance Committee for his 2004 Presidential run, and was one of President Barack Obama's initial National Finance Committee members.
On a local level, in Florida, Mr. Alters has served as an Eagle Member of the Florida Justice Association and was a member of the Florida County Legislative Task Force. Mr. Alters served on the Board of the Miami-Dade Justice Association as the Secretary from 2001-2002, Treasurer from 2002-2003, President-Elect from 2003-2004 and as the organization's President from 2004-2005. In addition, he has been recognized on various occasions by United Who's Who, Florida Trend Magazine and Super Lawyers.
Mr. Alters is licensed in the state of Florida and admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida.