Overholtz, Neil D.
Address: 17 East Main Street Suite 200, Pensacola, FL 32502
Lawyer Firm: Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC
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Mr. Overholtz specializes in pharmaceutical litigation, and has successfully handled thousands of fen-phen diet drug cases. In 2001, Mr. Overholtz was a member of the successful trial team whose work resulted in a $43 Million jury verdict against the manufacturer of the diabetes drug, Rezulin, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Additionally, Mr. Overholtz has served as co-lead counsel in the In Re America Online, Inc Version 5.0 Software Litigation, MDL Docket No. 1341 (S.D. Fla), helping to negotiate a cash settlement for affected AOL members in excess of $15 Million as well as significant injunctive relief.
Mr. Overholtz is currently the co-chair of the Defective Medtronic Pacemakers and Defibrillators MDL discovery committee, and is leading the firm’s efforts in national litigation. Mr. Overholtz is a member of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in the In Re Viagra MDL litigation. He is also co-chair of the AAJ Bausch & Lomb Contact Lens Solution Litigation Group.Mr. Overholtz limits his practice to the areas of: pharmaceutical litigation, medical device litigation, consumer class actions, wrongful death and personal injury; and is currently involved in the following matters:Vioxx, Guidant and Medtronic Defective and Recalled Defibrillators, Viagra NAION Vision Loss Cases, Bausch & Lomb ReNu Contact Lens Solution, and Medical Malpractice claims.He is currently investigating claims based on the recent Permax recall and the Zelnorm Recall by the FDA.
Mr. Overholtz received his BA in Political Science (minor in History) with Honors from the University of South Alabama and graduated from the Stetson University College of Law in 1999. Before attending college, Mr. Overholtz graduated Valedictorian from Crestview High School in Crestview, FL. While in law school, Mr. Overholtz was an associate member of the Stetson Law Review and participated in Stetson’s Trial Advocacy Program which was ranked number one in country by U.S. News and World Report from 1995-1999. Mr. Overholtz received Highest Grade Honors in several classes including Torts and Property. During law school he was nominated three times to the National Dean’s List of law students. In law school, Mr. Overholtz served as an Honors Intern to the Honorable Elizabeth Jenkins on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. From 1999-2001 Mr. Overholtz volunteered as coach for the Tate High School Mock Trial Team, who won the 2001 Florida State Championship, finishing 6th nationally.
Mr. Overholtz is currently licensed to practice before all Florida State Courts, all United States District Courts of Florida, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Tennessee and the District Court of Colorado. Mr. Overholtz is a member of the Escambia-Santa Rosa County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Florida Justice Association, and the American Bar Association.
Mr. Overholtz is currently the co-chair of the Defective Medtronic Pacemakers and Defibrillators MDL discovery committee, and is leading the efforts in national litigation.
Mr. Overholtz limits his practice to the areas of: pharmaceutical litigation, medical device litigation, consumer class actions, wrongful death and personal injury and is currently involved in the following matters: Ford Truck Litigation, Vioxx, Bextra, Fen-Phen, Ephedra, Guidant and Medtronic Defibrillators and Medical Malpractice Claims.
Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC is a Pensacola lawfirm committed to seeking justice for persons injured as a result of ingesting a defective drug or a drug subject to a FDA recall, defective devices, consumer fraud, insurance fraud, hurricane fraud, Pensacola medical negligence or Pensacola medical malpractice, bad products, or any other bad conduct. AWKOLAW.com is also a website for people seeking a Pensacola attorney or Pensacola lawyer for representation in claims related to auto accidents or wrongful death.
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