- Florida, United States (US)
20 years of proven experience, A.V Rated, and an accomplished trial practitioner. Jury system proponent with zero jury losses, after over 50 jury, non-jury, administrative, and arbitration cases. On the other side of the bench, presides over Broward County Code cases including $30M bid protests as Magistrate/Hearing Officer. Former CLE lecturer, Bench and Bar Presenter and Chair of the Broward County Construction Law Committee and current Building Committee member. Record of success, in both private sector firms and large public sector institutions. Self-starter, who excels in solo case assignments, or as lead counsel at the partnership level, spearheading a team of lawyers and staff on complex cases. Specialty areas of practice are construction, design, and commercial litigation, although has also obtained excellent results in tort, zoning, bond, licensing, condominium, underground and public utility, title, boundary, elevation, commercial lease, civil rights, and administrative law cases, netting him a loyal and portable client base. Has represented companies such as Citibank, John Deere, American Airlines, and Miller Construction.
Strong advocacy balanced with consideration of the risks inherent in giving a judge, jury, or arbitrator(s) the power to decide a dispute, with a focus on human influences and decision making aimed at prediction - how an idea, concept, or story/theory will impact the trier of fact. Jury selection and the design of trial stories based on all available evidence, and the exclusion of the inconsistent. Alternate dispute resolution advocate with success in the mediation of small to complex 20-party disputes. Skilled in digital and paper discovery analysis. Dominant research and writing skills resulting in favorable dismissals at the pleading or summary judgment stage, combined with the ability to actively assist appellate counsel if the appeal is required, in pre or post-trial cases, including brief preparation and oral argument - District and Supreme Courts of Florida.