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Martin Louis Leibowitz

Martin Louis Leibowitz

also known as Martin L. Leibowitz

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation, Mediation, Social Security

About Me

Mr. Leibowitz is an AV Rated, Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator (1996 to present), Workers’ Compensation Attorney with over 33 years of experience. His focus is primarily in the area of Workers’ Compensation law. Mr. Leibowitz has been honored since 1988 as one of the legal profession’s elite with his inclusion in the nationally recognized Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Mr. Leibowitz is one of only two former Chairmen of the Executive Council of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar in North Florida, 2002-2003 [Member 1992 to present; Treasurer 1996 to 2002; Designated Emeritus Member 2008]. He has practiced in the area of workers’ compensation since 1983, after serving with the Office of the State Attorney, Fourth Judicial Circuit, from 1981. Jacksonville Magazine’s “904” has named Mr. Leibowitz as one of Jacksonville’s Top Lawyers.


 


He was nominated by the Statewide Judicial Nominating Commission to the Governor for selection as a Florida Judge of Compensation Claims. Mr. Leibowitz mainly represents injured workers, large insurance carriers and self-insured employers. 


 


Mr. Leibowitz is the creator of the Workers’ Compensation present value calculation software program, Projected Indemnity Exposure. In 2004, he was a member of the Division of Administrative Hearings Rules Committee. Mr. Leibowitz has served as a guest lecturer at numerous continuing legal education seminars, where he has given presentations on a variety of issues related to Workers’ Compensation, and has taught review courses for other attorneys seeking certification in the area of Workers’ Compensation. He co-authored Enforcement of the Compensation Judge’s Order; Certification of Contempt and Rule Nisi – A Practitioner’s Roadmap, 2009 and authored Florida’s First Responder Heart/Lung Benefits: What You Need to Know, 2008. 


Specialties: Aggressive Workers' Compensation legal representation; Private Mediation.


 


Our Team.


We have assembled a powerful team to support our clients as they navigate the Workers' Compensation legal system. We take pride in providing excellent customer service in a personal and informal setting. Likewise, our legal work is impeccable, and you can have total confidence in our ability and professionalism throughout the entire Workers' Compensation process. Our team is uniquely suited to deal with all questions, concerns, worries and fears surrounding these areas of law.

Appointments are always FREE.

You will be delighted with our service. We will be there to help you with each step of the legal process and strive to secure the best possible outcome. You have a partner with Martin L. Leibowitz, P.A.

We are committed to bringing compassion and understanding to the struggles people endure, while helping them find the solutions they desperately seek.


 


On a personal note, I have been active for many years with the North Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America, serving as Pack 12's Committee Chairman (1996-2001), Troop 12's Committee Chairman (2001-2005), Riverbend District Chairman (2002-2004), and BSA Executive Board (2005 - present).


 


I enjoy the great outdoors including camping, skeet and sporting clays, and wing shooting, especially when it involves quail, dove and spending time with my family.


 


When indoors, I love a challenging case, a worthy adversary, and a top flight trial judge, It just doesn't get any better than that!

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Workers Compensation: 95%
    33 years
  2. Mediation: 3%
    19 years
  3. Social Security: 2%
    5 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Check

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Martin L. Leibowitz, P.A.

2120 Oak Street
Jacksonville, FL, 32204-4411

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198208/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best of Jacksonville Profile SeriesFolio Magazine2012
Legal Eagles, Part IIJacksonville Magazine's 9042011
Top Lawyers of 2010Jacksonville Magazine's 9042010
The Chair's Award of MeritWorkers' Compensation Section of The Florida Bar2007
Workers' Compensation Section WebmasterWorkers' Compensation Section of The Florida Bar2000
Admitted to Register of Pre-Eminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell1998
Hall of FameUniversity of Florida1978
Featured in Who's Who in American Colleges and UniversitiesWho's Who in American Colleges and Universities1977
"av" Rated in Martindale-Hubbell Law DirectoryMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerCoker, Myers, Schickel & Sorenson, P.A.1983 - 1996
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office, Duval, Clay, and Nassau County, FL1981 - 1983

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Inns of CourtMember2012 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of FloridaMember2009 - Present
Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida BarDesignated Emeritus Member2008 - 2008
U.S. District Court, Middle District of FloridaN/A2006 - 2006
Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) Rules CommitteeMember2004 - 2006
Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida BarChairman2002 - 2003
Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida BarTreasurer1996 - 2001
Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida BarMember of Executive Council1992 - Present
Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Certification ReviewCourse Faculty1991 - 1992
United States Supreme Court BarN/A1990 - 1990
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh CircuitN/A1983 - 1983
The Florida BarN/A1982 - Present
Projected Indemnity Exposure (P.I.E.) workers’ compensation present value calculation softwareCreatorN/A
Exposure Analysis, Inc.PresidentN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Tau Epsilon PhiN/AN/A
Jacksonville Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Jacksonville Defense Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Florida Defense Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Omicron Delta KappaMemberN/A
Florida Blue KeyMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Lancaster vs. State of Florida-Department of Children and Family Services and Division of Risk ManagementAfter trial, Plaintiff won on all issues.
Stanley vs. Department of Corrections and Division of Risk ManagementAfter trial, Plaintiff won on all issues.
Baldwin vs. Department of Corrections and Division of Risk ManagementPrior to trial, Defendant provided all benefits.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Authored BookThe Truth About Florida's Heart & Lung Statute2011
Authored BookEnforcement of the Compensation Judge’s Order; Certification of Contempt and Rule Nisi – A Practitioner’s Roadmap2009
Authored BrochureWhat Firefighters Should Know About Florida's Heart & Lung Statute2008
Authored BrochureWhat Law Enforcement Officers Should Know About Florida's Heart & Lung Statute2008
Authored BrochureWhat Correctional Officers Should Know About Florida's Heart & Lung Statute2008
News and 440 Report, Volume XXII, No. 2 SummerGuest Editor2000
News and 440 ReportAsk Not What You Can Do for Your Section, Ask What Your Section Can Do for You2000
News and 440 ReportArising out of and in the Course of Employment Cases including 'Going and Coming Rule', Traveling Employee Doctrine, Deviation from Employment and Lunch Time Accidents"1996
News and 440 Report, Volume XVIII, No. 3 SummerGuest Editor1996

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJuris Doctor1981
University of FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1977

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Florida Bar Continuing Legal EducationHot Summer Topics2000
Continuing Education Courses for Insurance AdjustorsWorkers' CompensationN/A