Pensacola, Florida (July 18, 2014) – Trial attorney Willie Gary, along with his law partner Donald Watson, of the Florida-based law firm of Gary, Williams, Parenti, & Watson, P.L.L.C., and Chris Chestnut of the Chestnut Firm in Atlanta, Georgia and Howard Acosta of St. Petersburg, Florida were awarded just over $16 million in compensatory damages and $23 billion in punitive damages on behalf of their client Cynthia Robinson. Throughout the course of a four-week trial, Gary and team proved that RJ Reynolds was negligent in informing consumers of the dangers of tobacco and therefore, caused the unnecessary and untimely demise of Michael Johnson, Sr. Johnson contracted lung cancer as a direct and proximate result of smoking cigarettes. Johnson, furthermore, became addicted to cigarettes and was unable to quit smoking despite numerous attempts.
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