Janna M. Nuzum is a partner and National Trial Counsel based in McGivney, Kluger & Cook’s Fort Lauderdale, Florida office. Ms. Nuzum has dedicated her legal career to the defense of corporate clients in courtrooms across the nation. A tenacious trial attorney, she has extensive experience in the defense of product liability, class action, toxic tort and mass tort cases. She has served clients in the asbestos, tobacco, coal, chemical, pharmaceutical, petroleum, heavy machinery, medical device and hospitality industries. Ms. Nuzum also has significant litigation experience ranging from complex commercial litigation to insurance defense matters to First Amendment cases.
Ms. Nuzum is experienced in “bet the company” litigation and served for over seven years on the national trial team for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. She has also served as national coordinating counsel, as well as regional and local counsel, on a wide variety of matters in West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Delaware, Illinois, South Carolina, California and Florida.
As a former in-house counsel, she understands that every client has a different objective for its litigation. With that perspective, Ms. Nuzum uses her background in crisis communications, policy and public affairs, combined with her legal acumen to create innovative and individually tailored legal strategies to help clients achieve success in the courtroom, as well as in the court of public opinion.