Jeff Ostrow is the Managing Partner of Kopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Weiselberg Gilbert
(“KO”). He established his own law practice in 1997, immediately upon graduation from
law school, and has since grown the firm to 25 attorneys in 3 offices throughout South
Florida. In addition to overseeing the firm’s day-to-day operations, Mr. Ostrow is also the
head of the class action department where he maintains a full-time national and state
consumer class action practice. 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 is an accomplished trial attorney who has successfully taken many cases to
verdict; several of which involved multi-million-dollar damage claims in state and federal
courts. Currently, he serves as lead counsel in many nationwide class actions for the
unlawful assessment of bank fees, privacy violations, antitrust violations, deceptive
insurance practices, and other consumer protection claims. To date, his efforts have
successfully resulted in the recovery of over $1,000,000,000 for the classes of people he
has had the pleasure of representing. As part of many of his settlements, he has also
gotten corporations to make industry-altering monumental changes to the way they do
business. These practice changes have resulted in billions of dollars of savings for
consumers. In addition to his current practice, Mr. Ostrow has experience in class actions
against some of the world’s largest airlines, technology companies, retailers, universities,
health and auto insurance carriers, and oil conglomerates. He also has served as class
action defense counsel for some of the largest advertising and marketing agencies in the
world, technology companies, banking institutions, real estate developers, and mortgage
Prior to focusing on class action work in 2010, Mr. Ostrow frequently served 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, Fox, 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 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 the District of Columbia Bar and is fully admitted to practice before the
U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and 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 and Western District of Wisconsin. 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 one of the most prestigious trial lawyer groups in the United
States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won multi-million-dollar jury 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 and the Nicklaus
Children’s Hospital to send children diagnosed with cancer on all-inclusive Dream Trips to
destinations of their choice.