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. He believes that it is the duty of medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies to ensure the safety and efficacy of their products prior to sale. Mr. Sayeg litigates these complex cases in state and federal courts around the country. 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. 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. Mr. Sayeg is actively involved in his legal and local community. He is a member of the American Association for Justice and its New Lawyers Division. Mr. Sayeg is also a nationally-respected leader in the space of electronic discovery. He is an active member of the Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum and has served as a member of Working Group 1 of the Sedona Conference, a pivotal source of leading e-discovery jurisprudence. Mr. Sayeg is active with the Sarasota County Bar Association, where he served on the executive board of the Young Lawyers Division and presently serves as the incoming Chair of the Council for Diversity and Inclusion. Mr. Sayeg received the SCBA’s President’s Award for outstanding leadership in the establishment of the Council for Diversity and Inclusion. Mr. Sayeg is actively involved with Booker High School and its Law Academy. Furthermore, Mr. Sayeg is a member of the John M. Scheb American Inns of Court where he has won the President’s Outstanding Service Award. Mr. Sayeg is proud to support veterans, first responders, and their families. He serves on the board of My Warrior’s Place, a special retreat started by a gold-star mother to provide hope and healing for those returning from the battlefield.
- 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