Title: Trial Attorney
Office: Sarasota, FL
Ilyas Sayeg’s legal experience focuses on the intersection of consumer protection law and healthcare. Mr. Sayeg’s practice focuses on representing people, nationwide, who are injured by defective medical products, including metal on metal hips. Mr. Sayeg litigates these complex cases in state and federal courts around the country. A passionate advocate, he takes pride in standing toe-to-toe against some of the largest medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the world in order to help his clients seek justice.
Mr. Sayeg graduated with honors from the University of Miami School of Law. While there, he was invited to be part of a groundbreaking clinical partnership between its Law and Medical Schools. Helping treat veterans at the Miami VA Hospital as part of an interdisciplinary team of medical and legal professionals, Mr. Sayeg championed an innovative treatment plan for a stroke victim who, without such treatment, would have been assumed to be incompetent to make decisions for her own care and finances. This case study was thereafter published by the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare and Mr. Sayeg presented the novel approach to medical professionals from around the world at the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare.
Mr. Sayeg is also a nationally respected leader in the space of E-Discovery. He is an active member of Working Group 1 of the Sedona Conference, a pivotal source of leading e-discovery jurisprudence as well as the Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum. Further, Mr. Sayeg is a member of the American Association for Justice and its New Lawyers Division.
Mr. Sayeg is also active with the Sarasota County Bar Association, where he is particularly passionate about making the Bar more diverse. Having previously served on the executive board of the Young Lawyers Division, Mr. Sayeg presently serves as the incoming Chair of the Council for Diversity and Inclusion. In 2019, Mr. Sayeg received the SCBA’s President’s Award for “Outstanding Leadership in the Establishment of the Council for Diversity and Inclusion.” Furthermore, Mr. Sayeg was also selected by his peers to be a member of the John M. Scheb American Inns of Court, where he won the “President’s Outstanding Service” Award. Mr. Sayeg also volunteers with Booker High School’s Law Academy.
- Bachelor of Science in Communication – Florida State University – 2007
- Juris Doctor, Cum Laude – University of Miami School of Law – 2012
- Middle District of Florida
- Southern District of Florida
- District of Columbia
- United States Court of Federal Claims
Memberships and Honors
- The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
- Sarasota County Bar Association, Council for Diversity and Inclusion, Chair
- 2019 SCBA President’s Award for Outstanding Leadership
- Sedona Conference Working Group 1 – eDiscovery