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Geralyn M. Passaro

Geralyn M. Passaro


FL – Fort Lauderdale | GA – Atlanta
T: 954.689.3011 | F: 954.689.3001


Geralyn practices primarily in the area of commercial and complex business litigation with an emphasis on representation of directors and officers, agents and brokers, lawyers and other professionals in liability and community association matters. She also handles complex personal injury, trucking accident, toxic tort defense and wrongful death actions in addition to construction and employment liability matters. Geralyn has handled numerous class action cases, including a trial in a class action arbitration case. She has tried more than 50 cases to verdict, and is an Arbitrator for consumer and commercial dispute matters through the American Arbitration Association.

After 23 years of practice as a partner/shareholder in two different multi-office insurance defense practice firms, Geralyn was recruited by Litchfield Cavo LLP to open the Firm’s new Fort Lauderdale office in February 2009. Since then, she served as Local Office Managing Partner and a Chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, and is also a Capital Partner.


Representative Matters

  • Gerald Waldman, Appellant, v. Waterview Towers Condominium Association, Inc., et al., Appellees. No. 4D22-2453 (Fla DCA July 2023)
  • Stevenson v. Cyprus Amax Minerals Co., et al., 6:17-cv-417-Orl-40DCI (Fla. 2018)
  • Reamco Development Corp. v 499 Corp., 992 So.2d 431, (Fla. 4th DCA 2008)
  • Dade County School Board v Radio Station WQBA, 731 So.2d 638 (Fla. 1999)
  • Bonica v Dade County School Board, 549 So.2d 220 (Fla. 3d DCA 1989)

Representative Experience

  • Obtained affirmative of a trial court’s decision to disallow punitive damages in an action for defamation involving a condominium  association
  • Prevailed in a final arbitration hearing on behalf of a new and used car dealership client in a case involving the sale of a truck wherein Claimant filed a claim of common law fraud and a claim under Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act
  • Prevailed on a summary judgment motion in a products liability case against our talc supplier client wherein Plaintiff claimed that Decedent’s mesothelioma was caused by regular exposure to baby powder; the Court granted summary judgment in favor of our client finding insufficient contacts and held that the Florida Court lacked specific personal jurisdiction over our client
  • Obtained Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict claim on behalf of condominium association client, wherein the Plaintiff filed a derivative action against our client alleging it and its former president acted negligently and breached his fiduciary duty; the case was tried and the jury returned a verdict of $5 million