Gary W. Pollack, Esq.
Gary W. Pollack is the Senior Litigation Partner and Managing Member of Pollack, Pollack & Kogan, LLC. Mr. Pollack has been a practicing attorney in Miami, Florida since 1980, when he was an associate with now deceased famed Miami attorney, Ellis Rubin. Mr. Pollack attended law school at the University of Miami and earned his undergraduate degree at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. From 1989 through 2004, Mr. Pollack served on various committees of the Florida Bar including the Florida Bar Grievance Committee and the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee. Gary W. Pollack served for three years as the Chairman of the 11th Judicial Circuit Attorney Fee Arbitration Board and for six years served as a member, including a term as Vice Chairman of the Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee. Mr. Pollack is a member of the Federal Bar, Florida Bar and Bankruptcy Bar. He has appeared pro hace vice (as out of state counsel) in Tennessee, Georgia, California, and Wisconsin, as well as co-counsel in Trinidad and Tobago. In 1989, prior to his business law career he obtained the reversal of the Death Penalty before the Florida Supreme Court in the “House of Pancakes” murder case (The Subject of Gary Provost’s Novel “Without Mercy”).
Mr. Pollack has lectured throughout the United States on collection techniques and credit management, the use of expert witnesses in litigation, Florida civil procedure, and the use of certified fraud examiners in litigation.
Gary W. Pollack is a certified Arbitrator and Mediator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Mr. Pollack is frequently called upon to arbitrate disputes between the Nation’s Largest Securities dealers for FINRA. He is available as a private arbitrator and as an expert witness for other attorneys on the subject of attorney’s fees.
Gary W. Pollack spends his leisure time diving and fishing in the Florida Keys, as well as hiking the mountains of North Carolina. After more than a third of a century as a trusted counselor, advisor, and seasoned litigator, he is still enthusiastic about the practice of law and looks forward to continuing his practice with his talented and accomplished law partners.
2012 – Present Pollack, Pollack & Kogan LLC, Managing Member
2000 – 2012 Gary W. Pollack, P.A., Litigation Partner
1984 – 1999 Business Law Firm of Merrill and Pollack, Litigation Partner
1983 – 1984 Gruman and Pollack, Partner
1981 – 1983 Persse and Pollack, Partner
1980 – 1981 Law offices of Ellis Rubin, Associate
J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1980
Certified Legal Intern, Dade County Public Defender’s Office, 1978-1980
B.A., graduated with honors, Drew University, 1977
Florida Bar Affiliations
1980 – Present Member of The Florida Bar
1998 – 2004 Vice Chairman (1998) and member – Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee
1995 – 1998 Chairman – 11th Judicial Circuit Attorney Fee Arbitration Board
1992 – 1995 Appointed by Chief Justice Shaw to Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
1989 – 1992 Member Florida Bar Grievance Committee 11 “G”
Other Bar Affiliations
1981 – Present Federal Trial Bar Southern District of Florida
1982 – Present Federal Trial Bar Middle District of Florida
1984 – 1996 Commercial Law League of America
1990 – Present U.S. Bankruptcy Bar
Other Jurisdiction Appearances Pro Hac Vice
1989 – Reversal of death penalty before Florida Supreme Court in “House of Pancakes” murder case
(Subject of Gary Provost’s novel “Without Mercy”)
1991 – Certified Florida Mediator Training
1993 – Certified Arbitrator – State of Florida
1991 – Present Frequent Arbitration Chairman, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (formerly National Association of Securities Dealers)
1994 – Present Mediator for Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) (formerly National Association of Securities Dealers)
“Collection Techniques and Credit Management” – Cincinnati, Ohio; Austin, Texas; Dallas, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; McDonald University, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; Metairle, Louisiana; Miami, Florida
“Use of Expert Witness in Litigation” – Florida Academy of Certified Public Accountants; Miami, Florida
“Use of the Certified Fraud Examiner” – Florida Academy of Certified Fraud Examiners; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
“Florida Civil Procedure” – Dade Association of Legal Assistants