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Ossi and Najem, P.A. | Who We Are

Ossi and Najem, P.A. | Who We Are

Welcome to the website of Ossi & Najem, P.A., a Personal Injury firm representing victims injured by the negligence of others.

Established in Jacksonville in 1986, Ossi & Najem, P.A., has focused its practice primarily in the representation of individuals and families who have damages because of injuries or death of a loved one. Over the years, the firm has had significant experience in representing victims of not only automobile accidents, but watercraft accidents, product liability claims, negligent security on private property, and foodborne bacteria such as E-coli and Salmonella causing significant illness to consumers and, in some cases, death.

In addition to personal injury cases, the firm has developed an Entertainment Law practice representing high profile celebrities including John Travolta and the William Morris Endeavor Agency. Work in the entertainment law sector includes film production and the day to day business management of celebrities and high profile executives. Fueled by a desire to bring the film industry to Florida, the firm provides a one stop shop for development, finance, production, tax credit transfers, and distribution of full length motion pictures.

The past three years were productive for us as the firm was instrumental in the production of two films, one of which starred Sharon Stone and was selected to appear in the Sundance Film Festival. The other was a comedy starring Tim Allen and an ensemble cast,” says Lawrence Najem, firm partner and executive producer.

“Whether our client is an accident victim or a top celebrity, our philosophy is the same”, says Michael Ossi. “We are completely dedicated to our clients’ needs”.

If you have been injured due to the negligence of others or you are in the entertainment industry and want to learn more about our services, please contact us for a free consultation.

Our firm has represented individuals and families who have been injured in many different ways. Below is a sampling of our case results over the past 25 years in different areas of the law:

  • $15 million – Pharmaceutical drug defect
  • $832,000 Verdict – Auto accident neck injury
  • $215 million + – Celebrity movie, endorsement and contract deals
  • $1.1 million Settlement – premises liability/negligent security-shooting
  • $2.5 million Settlement – E. coli sickness from petting zoo
  • $1.35 million Settlement – Garbage truck/bicycle fatality
  • $430,000 Verdict – Slip and fall on handicap ramp
  • $620,000 Settlement – RSD injury from slip and fall on stairwell
  •  $1.75 million Settlement – Slip and fall fractured neck and medical malpractice
  • $320,000 Verdict – DUI car accident
  • $5 Million Settlement – Pay or play studio Actor’s fee
  • $600,000 Settlement – Tractor-trailer/automobile collision

Case Examples

  • Auto accidents

    People injured in automobile accidents resulting from the negligence of other drivers.
  • Birth injuries

    Babies who suffer birth injuries, brain damage, or cerebral palsy due to birth trauma or medical malpractice.
  • Asbestos

    People suffering from asbestos related lung disease, including asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer.
  • Hurt on the job

    Construction workers or other workers injured through the negligence of others.
  • Toxic torts

    Victims of toxic torts, such as harm caused by pesticides, lead paint, chemical exposure, or water contamination.
  • Automotive design flaws

    People injured by defective tires or vehicle design, such as in the Firestone tire litigation.


  • I was involved in a car accident recently and Mike and his partners diligently and professionally handled my case and his firm was awarded an $832,000 verdict. I trust Mike more than anyone else I have ever trusted in my life. I not only consider him my Lawyer but my best friend.
    Gregory Harrison - Actor
  • I have seen Mike at work in trial, in front of a jury, and he is awesome!  His trial experience alone sets him apart from those with little or no trial experience. In today's environment, it is really necessary to have competent, reputable legal representation to maximize your recovery.
    Cece Becstein
  • Before I began working with Mike, I spoke with over a dozen attorneys at a variety of local law firms. All of them were eager to take my case. None of them seemed concerned about me personally. He was, and I am very grateful. He consistently took the time to talk me through each situation in a straightforward honest manner. I trusted him because he always respected me as a teammate as opposed to just a witness. I believe this benefited our final result. My impression is that such kindness and honesty are unusual in the legal profession. It would be my pleasure to recommend Mike to anyone else who is unfamiliar with the legal system.
    Dan Darcy