Andrew (“Drew”) Parker Felix, a partner in the Product Liability Safety Group, has national litigation experience and a hands-on approach that benefits ClassAction.com’s clientele throughout the country.
Mr. Felix is adept at handling a wide variety of legal matters. He is experienced in issues involving products liability litigation and catastrophic personal injury—including consumer products, motor vehicles and their component parts, airbags, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and toxic torts. He previously participated in individual tobacco litigation cases and has extensive involvement in pharmaceutical litigation involving Fen-Phen. Mr. Felix also successfully represented multiple race fans against NASCAR after the fans were injured during the February 2013 crash at Daytona International Speedway.
Moreover, Mr. Felix has represented multiple families in Florida, Louisiana, California, and Texas who were catastrophically injured by defective vehicle airbags manufactured by the Takata Corporation and TK Holdings Inc.
Most recently, Mr. Felix successfully served as lead counsel before the Florida Supreme Court in an attempt by the defense bar to modify Florida law for the attorney-client privilege and the permissible scope of financial-bias discovery for expert witnesses. The Supreme Court quashed the decision of the Fifth District Court of Appeal, holding that “disclosure of the requested materials are protected under the attorney-client privilege… the oldest confidential communication privilege known in the common law. Moreover, we worry that discovery orders such as the one in this case will inflate the costs of litigation to the point that some plaintiffs will be denied access to the courts.” (The case is Worley v. Central Florida Young Men’s Christian Ass’n, Inc., No. SC15-1086 [Fla. April 13, 2017]. The Florida Supreme Court opinion is here.)
Mr. Felix previously worked with a prestigious statewide law firm and was a founding member of that firm’s Tampa office. While there, his practice concentrated on the areas of personal injury defense and complex commercial litigation. He also represented a large Florida-based automotive retail provider and serviced its tort litigation on a national scale, including tire tread separation matters and vehicle rollover cases.
Additionally, Mr. Felix represented a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical care company in connection with criminal and civil investigations by multiple United States Attorney’s Offices and state attorney generals concerning allegations of healthcare fraud. He is well-versed in the Florida Deceptive Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) and was instrumental in negotiating an amicable settlement in a highly-publicized celebrity defamation case.
Mr. Felix is a graduate of the University of Florida (B.S. Finance/Economics) and the University of Alabama School of Law (J.D. with honors). He is a member of the Florida and California state bars and all federal court bars in Florida. He further has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as AV® rated—the highest such rating available to any individual attorney based on the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. He was further acknowledged as a “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers magazine—an annual publication that recognizes the top 2.5% of the state’s young lawyers.
Aside from his litigation focus, Mr. Felix also handles matters for his clients in the entertainment arena upon request.
- Class Action
- Product Liability
- Personal Injury
- Complex Litigation
- Medical Devices
- Toxic Torts
In The Media
- American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
- Hillsborough, St. Petersburg and Orange County Bar Associations, Young Lawyers Division
- Central Florida Transportation Task Force, Board Member
- 1Voice Foundation, Board Member
- University of Alabama School of Law, J.D. (with honors)
- University of Florida, B.S., Finance, Minor in Economics
- The Florida Bar
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
- The California Bar