Cyrus S. Niakan Partner
Working exclusively on behalf of the injured, Cyrus S. Niakan handles a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases including automobile accident, premises liability, medical malpractice, and product liability cases, throughout Florida and across the United States. As a consumer advocate, Cyrus has litigated successfully against almost every major international automobile and tire manufacturer, and has prosecuted a diverse spectrum of complex product liability cases from defective medical devices to defective ladders. Cyrus’ tenacity and zeal has resulted in numerous multi-million dollar recoveries for his clients.
Cyrus S. Niakan Partner
Cyrus S. Niakan is a founding partner at Personal Injury of Florida, ranked a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®.
Cyrus’ talent, hard work, and high ethical standards have been recognized among his peers. He has earned Florida Bar Board Certification in Civil Trial Law, the highest level of recognition for the competency and experience of a civil trial lawyer. In addition, Cyrus maintains an AV Preeminent Rating (the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading independent attorney rating entity) and an AVVO 10/10 rating. He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial honorary society composed of less than one half percent of lawyers in the nation. Cyrus has also been selected by U.S. News as among the Best Lawyers in America; The National Trial Lawyers as among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Florida and Top 40 Under 40; Florida Super Lawyers (distinction given to less than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state); Florida Trend Legal Elite and Top Up & Comer (distinction given to only 132 lawyers statewide); and South Florida Legal Guide’s Top Attorneys.
Cyrus began his legal career as a defense attorney litigating cases on behalf of some of the nation’s largest insurance companies and corporations. During that time he learned how those companies evaluate claims and gained an understanding of the strategies used to defend cases. He now uses those invaluable insights to defend the rights of clients going up against corporate giants.
Cyrus earned his B.S. in Molecular & Cellular Biology and B.A. in English literature from the University of Washington. Cyrus attended law school at the University of Arizona on an academic scholarship.
Outside the courtroom, Cyrus is active within the community by volunteering with Legal Aid of Palm Beach County, Take Stock in Children – Palm Beach County, Misioneros del Camino and served for numerous years on the Board of Directors for 211 of Palm Beach County & Treasure Coast. Cyrus also lectures on expert witness discovery, trucking litigation, insurance coverage, and trial evidence.
Cyrus lives in West Palm Beach with his wife Luisa and two children. He speaks Farsi and Spanish.