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The Yerrid Foundation

Supporting Our Community

In addition to his exceptional legal career, Mr. Yerrid is an active participant and significant contributor to a number of local, national and international charities. He serves as Chairman of The Yerrid Foundation, a non-profit organization. Self-funded and dedicated to helping others, The Yerrid Foundation has donated millions of dollars to over 500 causes and charitable organizations, many of them championing the causes of children. The Yerrid Foundation participates in and sponsors numerous major charitable events in any given year. Both he and his family foundation have been repeatedly recognized for charitable works and philanthropic accomplishments both locally and nationally, as well as internationally (Haiti, South Africa, Lebanon).

Mr. Yerrid was honored to serve as Special Counsel to the President, United Way of America, at its international headquarters in Washington, D.C., and participated pro bono in a $3 billion worldwide fundraising effort, as well as the launching of several national and international programs that remain in use today. Additionally, he has served as a Patron and past Chairman of the Gentlemen’s Committee of The Children's Home, one of Tampa's leading charitable organizations dedicated to abused and neglected children. Mr. Yerrid is proud to be the second recipient of the Ted Williams Award for Champions of Charity, an honor personally bestowed by the late Mr. Williams himself on behalf of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, in recognition of his exceptional commitment to suffering children. He is a lifetime honorary board member of the Children’s Cancer Center and is a past recipient of the Golden Kite Award, the organization’s highest honor, given for outstanding support and assistance of children stricken with cancer and their families. He is an avid supporter of pediatric cancer research and sits as a lifetime member on the Board of the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. He is also a past recipient of that organization’s highest honor, The Spirit of Hope Award. Both he and The Yerrid Foundation have been recognized with its Community Partner of the Year Award. Mr. Yerrid is an honorary'
member of the board of the 1 Voice Foundation, which supports pediatric cancer research, as well as providing care for families and children battling the disease. Mr. Yerrid serves as an honorary member on the Board of Advisors of A Kid’s Place of Tampa Bay, an organization dedicated to the betterment of foster children. In 2014, the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning recognized him with their Community Hero Award.

Mr. Yerrid was honored in Washington, D.C. as its “American-Lebanese Man of the Year’ by the American Foundation for Saint George Children’s Hospital located in Beirut, Lebanon for his financial support for the critical care of refugee children in that region and making a difference in their lives. He has been a member of The Cousteau Society since 1977, an international organization dedicated to protecting the world’s marine resources and endangered sea life.

In the 2000 Olympics, he was appointed and served as Chairman of the non-profit task force organized to promote Americas' Boxing Qualifier, an event in which 160 athletes from over 20 countries competed for a place in the Olympic Games. In 201 1, Mr. Yerrid was honored to be voted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame based upon his background as an undefeated amateur boxer (17-0), a successful boxing promoter, and an avid supporter of the “fight game”, protecting its integrity and helping former boxers who have suffered brain injuries or fallen on hard times. He promoted two light-heavyweight championship fights featuring Florida’s Roy Jones, Jr. (internationally televised on HBO) that drew what was then, the largest and second largest
attendance at any boxing event in Florida’s history. In both instances, Mr. Yerrid donated the entirety of his promoter’s fees to charitable organizations supporting cancer research.

Here at The Yerrid Law Firm, P.A., we work tirelessly to help our community as best we can. Call (888) 214-1442 today or fill out our online contact form if you have any further questions!

Real People, Real Stories

  • A pitbull in the courtroom

    “Mr. Yerrid is an AV-rated "Superlawyer" with phenomenal trial skills in all types of serious injury and wrongful death matters. Although a pitbull in the courtroom, Mr. Yerrid is compassionate with his clients.”

    - Robert G.
  • Highly recommend

    “David is an extremely talented and effective trial attorney. I highly recommend him.”

    - Daniel M.
  • Anyone who hires him is in good hands

    “I have known Jeff for many years and have co-counseled personal injury cases with him. He is knowledgeable and tireless. Anyone who hires him is in good hands.”

    - Julian S.

Settlements & Verdicts

  • $330,000,000 Car Crash/Defective Product

    A drunk driver ran a stop sign and crashed into the side of the van killing a 13-year-old due to a seat belt product defect.

  • $216,800,000 Medical Malpractice

    Failure to diagnose cerebellar stroke patient presenting to an emergency department and unlicensed practice of medicine causing incomplete quadriplegic.

  • $64,500,000 Workplace Accident/Premises Liability - Contractor

    Worker installing prefabricated modular building suffered crushed pelvis and internal injuries due to contractor failure to prepare construction site.

  • $30,700,000 Insurance Bad Faith

    The insurer failed to timely settle an uninsured motorist claim that resulted in jury verdict of $30,700,000.

  • $15,252,742 Auto Accident

    Vehicle operated by defendant was traveling at a high rate of speed while under the influence, struck a curb, and traveled into the lanes of Plaintiff. Plaintiff suffered severe bodily injuries.

  • $15,000,000 Auto-Trucking Crash/Wrongful Death

    Husband and father of four killed when a locomotive frame came off the transport trailer and crashed into his vehicle resulting in immediate death.

  • $13,100,000 Auto-Trucking Crash/Wrongful Death

    Husband and father of four killed when a locomotive frame came off the transport trailer and crashed into his vehicle resulting in immediate death.

  • $8,000,000 Civil Engineering Malpractice

    Civil engineer failed to identify wetlands on plans causing construction to cease.