Lance C. Ivey – Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

LANCE C. IVEY WAS BORN IN MIAMI, FLORIDA AND GREW UP IN PALM BEACH COUNTY.  HE ATTENDED THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI AND RECEIVED HIS B.A. IN ECONOMICS AFTER SERVING IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY AS A PARATROOPER.  HE WENT ON TO EARN HIS LAW  DEGREE AT ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY.

Lance C. Ivey is recognized as a top civil litigation attorney in the area of personal injury and products liability. His practice includes cases involving automotive design and manufacturing defects including insufficient roof strength, handling and stability defects, defective airbags and defective seat belts. Lance has handled defective product cases all over the country and has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for firm clients in cases against virtually every international automotive and tire manufacturer.

As a result of his work, Lance has played an integral role in improving vehicle safety for consumers. After he settled a large, confidential case involving a defective seat belt, one major automotive manufacturer recalled over 300,000 vehicles.   In 2018,  Mr. Ivey’s investigation led to a recall by the Volkswagen Group of America regarding  defective door speaker trims leaving sharp edges exposed to the vehicles occupants.  Lance is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of an attorney’s competency and experience.

In addition to his dedication to the practice of law, Lance also dedicates much of his time to giving back to those in need. Just days before taking his Board Certification exam, Lance traveled to Haiti to help victims of the devastating 2010 earthquake.

Lance C. Ivey is listed in Best Lawyers in America.  Best Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers in more than seventy practice areas with a high degree of peer and professional recognition.

Lance resides in Wellington, Palm Beach County, Florida with his three children, Hunter, Piper and Koda.

Representative Past Cases

  • Partner, Lance C. Ivey addresses the firm sponsored 2016 ASIS LEO Awards
  • Congratulations to Lance C. Ivey for 20 years of dedicated service and membership to the Florida Bar Association
  • Lance C. Ivey interviewed by local NBC TV station after filing suit against the City of West Palm Beach in the wrongful death of Stephen P. Padilla, an employee of the city’s water & sewage management plant.
  • WPTV News Channel 5: Lessons from Aaron: seatbelt maker responds
  • Local-school-bus-tragedy-inspires-national-change-ntsb-recommendations
  • How-local-school-bus-tragedy-contributed-to-federal-decision-endorsing-seatbelts-on-school-buses
  • Lance C. Ivey, Sixth Partner To Achieve Best Lawyer In America Status
  • “Lance Ivey, A Season Of Sharing” You can read more about Mr. Ivey’s community outreach in this article.
  • Jurors reach guilty verdict in bus crash wrongful death trial
  • Firm Partner Lance C. Ivey and Attorney Matt E. Haynes awarded $10 Million verdict in Port St. Lucie Wrongful Death Bus Crash
  • Partner, Lance C. Ivey and Attorney, Mathew E. Haynes awarded $10 Million Dollar Verdict in Wrongful Death, Port. St. Lucie School Bus Accident. Sept.1, 2015 –September 8, 2015

Education

  • J.D., University of Florida College of Law, 1995
  • B.A., University of Miami, 1991

Military Service

  • Corporal, United States Army, Paratrooper, 1983-1987

Admissions / Registrations

  • Florida, 1996
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida,1996
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1996

Associations / Recognition / Publications / Activities

Associations

  • Board of Directors – Young Lawyers Section: Florida Justice Association
  • Board of Directors: Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member: American Association for Justice
  • Member: American Bar Association
  • Member: American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member: Florida Justice Association
  • Member: Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member: Speakers Bureau: The Florida Bar
  • Member and Former Board of Directors: Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers
  • Community Associations and Leadership Activities: Volunteer: American Heart
  • Former Project Chairman: Habitat for Humanity
  • Former Co-Chairman: American Heart Association – Heart Ball