Jeff Ostrow is the Managing Partner of Kopelowitz Ostrow P.A. He established his own law practice immediately upon graduation from law school in 1997, co-founded the current firm in 2001, and has since grown it to nearly 50 attorneys in 3 offices throughout South Florida. In addition to overseeing the firm’s day-to-day operations and strategic direction, Mr. Ostrow practices full time in the areas of consumer class actions, sports and business law. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney in both legal ability and ethics, which is the highest possible rating by the most widely recognized attorney rating organization in the world.
Mr. Ostrow often serves as outside General Counsel to companies, advising them in connection with their legal and regulatory needs. He has represented many Fortune 500® Companies in connection with their Florida litigation. He has handled cases covered by media outlets throughout the country and has been quoted many times on various legal topics in almost every major news publication, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald, and Sun-Sentinel. He has also appeared on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, FoxNews, ESPN, and almost every other major national and international television network in connection with his cases, which often involve industry changing litigation or athletes in Olympic Swimming, the NFL, NBA and MLB.
Mr. Ostrow is an accomplished trial attorney who represents both Plaintiffs and Defendants, successfully trying many cases to verdict involving multi-million dollar damage claims in state and federal courts. Currently, he serves as lead counsel in nationwide and statewide class action lawsuits against many of the world’s largest financial institutions in connection with the unlawful assessment of fees. To date, his efforts have successfully resulted in the recovery of over $400,000,000 for tens of millions of bank customers, as well as monumental changes in the way banks assess fees. In addition, Mr. Ostrow has litigated consumer class actions against some of the world’s largest clothing retailers, health insurance carriers, technology companies, and oil conglomerates, along with serving as class action defense counsel for some of the largest advertising and marketing agencies in the world, banking institutions, real estate developers, and mortgage companies.
In addition to the law practice, he is the President of ProPlayer Sports LLC, a full service sports agency and marketing firm. He represents both Olympic swimmers and select NFL athletes and is licensed by both the NFL Players Association and the NBA Players Association as a certified Contract Advisor. At the agency, Mr. Ostrow handles all player-team negotiations of contracts, represents his clients in legal proceedings, negotiates all marketing engagements, and oversees public relations and crisis management. He has extensive experience in negotiating, mediating and arbitrating a wide-range of issues on behalf of clients with the NFL Players Association, the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee, USA Swimming and the United States Anti-Doping Agency. He has been an invited sports law guest speaker at New York University and Nova Southeastern University and has also served as a panelist at industry conferences.
Mr. Ostrow received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida and Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. He is a member of The Florida Bar and is fully admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida, Eastern District of Michigan, Northern District of Illinois, Western District of Tennessee, Western District of Wisconsin, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Ostrow is also member of the Public Justice Foundation, American Bar Association and the founder and President of Class Action Lawyers of America.
He is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is the most prestigious group of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won multi-million dollar verdicts. Additionally, he has been named as one of the top lawyers in Florida by Super Lawyers® for several years running, honored as one of Florida’s Legal Elite Attorneys, recognized as a Leader in Law by the Lifestyle Media Group®, and nominated by the South Florida Business Journal® as a finalist for its Key Partners Award. Mr. Ostrow is a recipient of the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration Gator 100 award for the fastest growing University of Florida alumni-owned law firm in the world.
When not practicing law, Mr. Ostrow serves on the Board of Governors of Nova Southeastern University’s Wayne Huizenga School of Business and is a Member of the Broward County Courthouse Advisory Task Force. He is also the Managing Member of One West LOA LLC, a commercial real estate development company with holdings in downtown Fort Lauderdale. He has previously sat on the boards of a national banking institution and a national healthcare marketing company. Mr. Ostrow is a founding board member for the Jorge Nation Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that partners with the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital to send children diagnosed with cancer on all-inclusive Dream Trips to destinations of their choice.