Executive Staff at The Berman Law Group
At The Berman Law Group, our attorneys are supported by executive staff members who help our firm thrive. Get to know each of our executive staff members and government relations advisors below. Jeremy Alters is a disbarred non-lawyer employee.
Our Executive Staff
JEREMY W. ALTERS
Senior Litigation Strategist (Non-Attorney)
Mr. Alters was born in Chicago in 1971 and received his B.A. in 1994 from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and his J.D. in 1996 from the University of Miami School of Law. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1997, and quickly established himself as one of the premier litigators in the country. In 2004 the American Association for Justice (AAJ), presented him with the F. Scott Baldwin Award, for being the most outstanding trial lawyer under 40 in America. He has also been recognized at various times by United Who’s Who, Florida Trend Magazine and Super Lawyers, and has held leadership positions in both local and national bar associations. He served as President of the Miami-Dade County Trial Lawyer Association as well being elected several times to the Executive Committee of AAJ, amongst many other positions.
During his legal career he settled cases and achieved verdicts totaling over $4 billion dollars, making history multiple times with many record “firsts” in the Plaintiff’s arena. This success has meant innumerable large and notable verdicts and settlements.
For, instance, in one of his earlier cases, he achieved a $17.5 million settlement, despite a $10,000 insurance policy limit, for a 16 year old girl who was run over on the beach by an SUV, resulting in a catastrophic brain injury. At the time, it was the largest pre-verdict settlement on a $10,000 insurance policy in United States history. It was also the single largest settlement in Florida history for one plaintiff.
Before and after that result, Mr. Alters successfully litigated hundreds of cases to massive settlements, along with several dozen jury trials to winning verdicts, achieving tens of millions of dollars in jury awards and hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements. These results were on behalf of individuals and families who suffered catastrophic losses. These settlements and verdicts were in cases stemming from medical malpractice, product liability, wrongful death, maritime, trucking, transportation, and tragic personal injury cases. Jeremy’s greatest legacy in law was becoming known as an effective and passionate advocate for his clients, making their interests and pursuit of justice the singular focus of each case.
Mr. Alters has also received substantial national media attention for his role in single-handedly launching two of the largest Class Actions/MDLs in U.S. history. First, in a suit against most major national banks for their deceptive practice of re-sequencing overdraft fees, where it was shown that the banks had conspired to rig their debit clearing practices to extract huge and unjust fees from consumers. Starting with a $410 million settlement from Bank of America, the litigation eventually led to over $1.3 billion in related settlements for millions of consumers. Second, he was the first attorney in Florida to recognize that builders were importing defective and toxic drywall from China in the wake of Hurricane Katrina rebuilding and the mid-2000’s building boom. The Chinese drywall essentially rotted homes, and their wiring and air conditioning systems, from the inside out, and he eventually represented more than 2000 homeowners. His efforts led to an over 1 billion dollar settlement with Knauf, the manufacturer of the drywall, and a host of major homebuilders, distributors, and suppliers.
Another example was a $1.179 billion verdict and judgment to pay damages to a Miami family for the wrongful death of their father, a prominent Cuban businessman. The judge found the defendants, Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, Ernesto “Che Guevara,” the Cuban Ministry of Interior, and the Cuban Army guilty of inflicting intentional emotional distress that eventually led to the man’s suicide. At the time, this monumental decision marked the single largest verdict awarded to a family in history.
While he no longer practices law, he continues to bring his passion for justice as a Senior Consultant for litigation strategy and business to Berman Law Group, and also focuses on other entrepreneurial and investment/venture capital opportunities. For the last 20 years Mr. Alters was heavily involved in National and International Politics. In 2004, he was one of the first Finance Committee members for Senator John Kerry’s Presidential run, and in 2008, for then Senator Obama’s first Presidential run, and then again in 2012 for President Obama’s re-election. He raised and donated millions of dollars politically over the years and became a prominent figure in Democratic politics.
Jeremy’s first and most important role is being a Dad who is nearly inseparable from his three children, Logan, Dawson and Cameron, always ensuring that they come first, no matter his business success. He has made a point to generously give back to the communities he grew up in. He has provided scholarships to many disadvantaged youths, getting them great private educations and mentoring them as they realize their previously out-of-reach dreams of becoming college students and athletes. He has made millions of dollars in gifts to various youth sports teams, Nova Southeastern University School, The Boys and Girls Club of Hollywood, Memorial Regional Hospital System, Peluditos Con Futuro Dog shelter in Colombia, and numerous others. For fun, he surfs with his kids around the world, rides his fat tire beach bike, collects art, attends all of his kids’ games and matches, and most importantly spends time with his dogs, family and girlfriend Lina.
Vice President of Marketing (Non-Attorney)
You may have seen Evan in national TV ads for Ovaltine, reciting that famous line, “More Ovaltine, please!” or on various MTV series or more recently for his lead role on the reality show Ivana Young Man, hosted by Ivana Trump. A true Florida boy, born and raised, Evan is as passionate about the community as he is entertaining them. While attending the University of Central Florida as an Interpersonal Communications and Film major, Evan interned at ABC network affiliate WPLG, gaining invaluable experience connecting with the community. A humanitarian at heart, in 2013 he was the recipient of the South Florida Young Philanthropy Award by Simply the Best. Evan spends his free time entertaining his family at home. Now residing in Coral Springs, Florida, Evan is happily married and the father of two boys.
Director of Case Management (Non-Attorney)
Mr. Corbera is the Director of Case Management at The Berman Law Group. Passionate about helping those in need, particularly those who have been victims of serious injury accidents, he brings an extensive working knowledge to the insurance industry, having spent many years as a direct liaison for those injured in serious accidents. Mr. Corbera has handled millions of insurance company dollars during his insurance career, which began at The Corbera Insurance Agency, a full-service insurance brokerage in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He later moved to Florida after becoming a licensed insurance adjuster in the state. For more than 15 years, Mr. Corbera held managerial positions with several major insurance companies, working in the trenches and learning the intricacies of insurance laws, policies, and regulations.
More recently, Mr. Corbera was employed as a litigation supervisor for CNA Insurance Company, where his duties included direct handling of significant injury cases, supervision of defense counsel activities throughout the United States, and settlement negotiations at hundreds of mediations.
As a very active and involved member of the local community, especially throughout Hispanic neighborhoods, Mr. Corbera donates his time and energy to helping the less advantaged and underprivileged. He is also an active member of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, where he is involved in Boca leadership, serving as an Ambassador for the organization. Additionally, he is the founding member of Community Networking Leaders, LLC, a non-profit organization created to bring together active business leaders for networking and philanthropic opportunities.
Senior Director of Business Relations and Development (Non-Attorney)
Prior to joining nationwide legal practice of The Law Offices of Berman and Berman, Mr. Solis worked at JP Morgan Chase for 14 years. Mr. Solis duties at Chase included but were not limited to managing multi-million dollar companies all over the United States as well as developing strategic partnerships both nationwide and globally.
Mr. Solis has developed a passion for helping others that fits into the passion Berman and Berman has for helping it’s clients. Mr. Solis understands having just satisfied clients is not good enough anymore, you must have raving fans.
At Berman and Berman, Mr. Solis will continue to utilize his business development and customer service skills by overseeing daily operations of the client services team which supports the entire firm’s client service program and initiatives. Mr. Solis leads, manages and motivates individuals within the firm in an effort to achieve new business and customer service goals on a daily basis. He will oversee the overall client experience with the firm through closure. With his leadership and managerial track record, Mr. Solis will recruit, train and coach the firms top performers utilizing his skills in analytics, organization and communication.
Additionally, with his passion of always giving back to the community, he has played a part in several non-profit organizations including but not limited to March of Dimes, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and is a board member of Autism Speaks.
Our Government Relations Division
Director of Government Relations (Non-Attorney)
As a former state senator and Democratic whip of the Florida House, Joseph Abruzzo brings a wealth of business and economic development experience to serve clients of Berman Law Group. Following his service in the U.S. Coast Guard, Mr. Abruzzo served in both Florida’s Senate and House of Representatives for the 81st District. He has authored legislation enforcing equal treatment of protected classes, including laws that prohibit discrimination against members of the LGBT community in situations involving housing. Mr. Abruzzo also served as Chief Administration Aide to the Office of Criminal Conflict and the Civil Regional Council. He is a graduate of Lynn University and was appointed by the Boca Raton City Council to the Boca Raton Education Advisory Board.
Senior Advisor (Non-Attorney)
Mr. Biden worked in the Clinton Administration as a Director of Legislative and Congressional Affairs and was involved in the election campaigns of his brother, Joe Biden, and nephew, Joseph R. Biden III, as an advisor and unpaid campaign coordinator over many years. For the past several years, Mr. Biden served as the Director of a major philanthropy in Central America providing pediatric AIDS relief, building homes, and providing scholarships for the poorest of the poor. He has been a Member of Board of Advisors at EXO U Inc since August 2014. Mr. Biden’s partnership in building the largest and first Platinum LEED-certified development in Costa Rica. Mr. Biden attended the University of Delaware, Cornell University, and Pepperdine Law School.