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.
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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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1982||09/08/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best of Jacksonville Profile Series||Folio Magazine||2012|
|Legal Eagles, Part II||Jacksonville Magazine's 904||2011|
|Top Lawyers of 2010||Jacksonville Magazine's 904||2010|
|The Chair's Award of Merit||Workers' Compensation Section of The Florida Bar||2007|
|Workers' Compensation Section Webmaster||Workers' Compensation Section of The Florida Bar||2000|
|Admitted to Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||1998|
|Hall of Fame||University of Florida||1978|
|Featured in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities||Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities||1977|
|"av" Rated in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Partner||Coker, Myers, Schickel & Sorenson, P.A.||1983 - 1996|
|Assistant State Attorney||State Attorney's Office, Duval, Clay, and Nassau County, FL||1981 - 1983|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Inns of Court||Member||2012 - Present|
|United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida||Member||2009 - Present|
|Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida Bar||Designated Emeritus Member||2008 - 2008|
|U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida||N/A||2006 - 2006|
|Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) Rules Committee||Member||2004 - 2006|
|Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida Bar||Chairman||2002 - 2003|
|Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida Bar||Treasurer||1996 - 2001|
|Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida Bar||Member of Executive Council||1992 - Present|
|Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Certification Review||Course Faculty||1991 - 1992|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||N/A||1990 - 1990|
|U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit||N/A||1983 - 1983|
|The Florida Bar||N/A||1982 - Present|
|Projected Indemnity Exposure (P.I.E.) workers’ compensation present value calculation software||Creator||N/A|
|Exposure Analysis, Inc.||President||N/A|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Tau Epsilon Phi||N/A||N/A|
|Jacksonville Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Jacksonville Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Florida Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Omicron Delta Kappa||Member||N/A|
|Florida Blue Key||Member||N/A|
|Lancaster vs. State of Florida-Department of Children and Family Services and Division of Risk Management||After trial, Plaintiff won on all issues.|
|Stanley vs. Department of Corrections and Division of Risk Management||After trial, Plaintiff won on all issues.|
|Baldwin vs. Department of Corrections and Division of Risk Management||Prior to trial, Defendant provided all benefits.|
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|Authored Book||The Truth About Florida's Heart & Lung Statute||2011|
|Authored Book||Enforcement of the Compensation Judge’s Order; Certification of Contempt and Rule Nisi – A Practitioner’s Roadmap||2009|
|Authored Brochure||What Firefighters Should Know About Florida's Heart & Lung Statute||2008|
|Authored Brochure||What Law Enforcement Officers Should Know About Florida's Heart & Lung Statute||2008|
|Authored Brochure||What Correctional Officers Should Know About Florida's Heart & Lung Statute||2008|
|News and 440 Report, Volume XXII, No. 2 Summer||Guest Editor||2000|
|News and 440 Report||Ask Not What You Can Do for Your Section, Ask What Your Section Can Do for You||2000|
|News and 440 Report||Arising 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 Summer||Guest Editor||1996|
|University of Miami School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||1981|
|University of Florida||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1977|
|Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education||Hot Summer Topics||2000|
|Continuing Education Courses for Insurance Adjustors||Workers' Compensation||N/A|