Adam J. Langino is an Associate at Cohen Milstein, and a member of the firm’s Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful Death, Managed Care Abuse, and Unsafe & Defective Products practice groups. In his role, Mr. Langino represents clients who have been seriously or catastrophically injured, those who have suffered from managed care abuses and people who have been injured as a result of faulty products—and holding those responsible accountable for those injuries. Mr. Langino is an experienced, hands-on attorney, who has tried more than 20 jury trial cases in his career. Presently, he is litigating a number of product safety cases involving child booster seats.
Prior to joining Cohen Milstein in 2014, Mr. Langino was an Associate at Leopold Law and also served for three years as an Assistant Public Defender in West Palm Beach, FL. As an Assistant Public Defender, Mr. Langino handled complex felony criminal cases, including first-degree felonies and crimes punishable by life in prison. He gained valuable trial experience and secured freedom for the wrongly accused. Before his service as an Assistant Public Defender, Mr. Langino clerked for the Federal Public Defender in Minneapolis.
Currently, Mr. Langino is litigating the following notable matters:
- Back-Cruz v. Evenflo, Inc.: Mr. Langino represents the family of a child plaintiff in a product liability case. The lawsuit alleges that the poorly designed Evenflo booster car seat that the child was in failed to keep her safe in a car crash, resulting in catastrophic injuries. Mr. Langino is the primary attorney on the case and is managing all aspects of the litigation.
Some of his past successes include:
- Mincey v. Takata: Cohen Milstein was lead counsel in a lawsuit brought on behalf of Patricia Mincey and her family, a Florida woman who sustained catastrophic injuries that rendered her paralyzed from the neck down in 2014 when the driver’s side airbag deployed too aggressively during a vehicle collision. Patricia Mincey passed away in early 2016 due to complications from the quadriplegia caused by the problematic airbag. The suit charged that the Takata Corporation, the manufacturer of the airbag system, knew of the airbag defect and hid the problem from consumers. Evidence uncovered by the firm showed that Takata concealed the defective nature of the airbag system for more than a decade. The case was resolved in July 2016. Mr. Langino had been involved in all aspects of the litigation, including discovery, taking depositions and directing motions.
- Fuse v. Palm Tran: Mr. Langino represented the family of a 5-year-old disabled child in a catastrophic injury case alleging that the disabled child suffered permanent brain damage during transport on the Palm Tran Connection service, a transportation service for elderly and disabled patrons, when the vehicle’s driver ignored her calls for help, failed to provide first aid, and delayed access to emergency medical aid. The case was resolved in a settlement in excess of $1 million.
- Hauser v. Rice Insulation: Mr. Langino represented the Hauser family in a product liability lawsuit alleging that Rice Insulation, an insulation contractor, installed foam insulation incorrectly in the plaintiff’s house, resulting in the house burning to the ground. The lawsuit included the contractor as well as the manufacturer for not providing sufficient warnings that the product might ignite under certain conditions. The matter was resolved confidentially. Mr. Langino managed all aspects of the litigation.
- Palmer v. Baylines Inc.: Mr. Langino represented the Palmer family in catastrophic injury and product safety lawsuit in which a truck driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a vehicle carrying the Palmers, resulting in the death of Mrs. Palmer. Mr. Langino brought a catastrophic injury case against the trucking company Baylines Inc., and a product safety case against the carmaker of the vehicle that the Palmers were driving alleging that the airbags did not deploy properly, leading to Mrs. Palmer’s death. The case was resolved in a confidential settlement. Mr. Langino managed all aspects of the litigation, including expert witnesses.
Mr. Langino was selected to the 2015 class of the American Association for Justice Leadership Academy, which is comprised of a select group of plaintiff trial lawyers chosen from across the country for national leadership training. The National Trial Lawyers has named Mr. Langino one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Florida, for three years running, beginning in 2013. He is also an active member in the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the Board of the Florida Justice Association Young Lawyer Section, and the AAJ Membership Oversight Committee.
Mr. Langino attended the University of Maryland, graduating magna cum laude with Honors in Government and Politics, and earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota School of Law, where he received an award for Best Oral Argument and participated in the Wagner Labor Law Moot Court program.
A former amateur boxer, Adam volunteers as boxing coach for local youths for the Police Athletic League located in Palm Beach Gardens. He is the Past-President of Club 100 Charities and a board member of Cops Helping Kids, charities that are dedicated to improving Palm Beach County by focusing on the needs of the youth and elderly.