Ilyas Sayeg’s legal experience focuses on the intersection of consumer protection law and healthcare. At Maglio Christopher & Toale, PA, Mr. Sayeg’s practice focuses on representing people, nationwide, who are injured by defective hip implants (including, among others, the DePuy ASR, Zimmer Durom, Stryker Rejuvenate, and Biomet Magnum). He believes that medical device manufacturers have an absolute duty to ensure the safety 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 the Law and Medical Schools at the University of Miami. Helping treat patients at the Miami VA Hospital as part of a comprehensive and interdisciplinary team of medical, legal, and social service professionals, Mr. Sayeg came up with an innovative approach to tailoring an aphasic patient’s medical treatment in a manner that would satisfy her legal needs. 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 actively involved in his legal and local community. He is a member of the American Association for Justice and its New Lawyers Division. Respecting the growing importance of E-discovery in complex litigation, Mr. Sayeg is also 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 on the executive board of the newly-formed 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 also serves as a mentor for high school students participating in Booker High School’s Law Academy. Furthermore, Mr. Sayeg was selected by his peers to be a member of the John M. Scheb 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