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Experienced litigator and trial attorney with emphasis on complex commercial litigation, medical malpractice  and professional liability defense.  Also,  trained arbitrator and circuit civil mediator.


Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    27 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 30%
    25 years
  3. Business: 10%
    17 years
  4. Health Care: 5%
    25 years
  5. Mediation: 5%
    1 year



Hourly ($375-400/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Mateer & Harbert, PA

225 E. Robinson Street, Suite 600
Orlando, FL, 32802


FLMember in Good Standing198609/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2011
Top LawyersOrlando Home & Leisure2011
AV Preeminent RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMateer & Harbert, PA2014 - Present
ShareholderAlvarez, Sambol & Winthrop, PA2000 - Present
Managing AttorneyFrontier Insurance Group2005 - 2009
PartnerRissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue & McLain, PA1987 - 2005
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney 13th Judicial Circuit1986 - 1987
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Professional Liability Defense FederationN/A2015 - Present
Florida Bar, Health Law SectionMember2012 - Present
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2011 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationCommerical Litigation Section2011 - Present
Florida Bar, Business Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers SectionMember1997 - Present
Florida Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Florida BarMember1986 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
DAK vs. Scient'XCase voluntarily dismissed
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Publication NameTitleDate
Professional Liability Defense QuarterlyCyberliability: IT Professional Liability- Professional Enough to be Sued?2015
Florida Medical NewsStop! Go! Caution! A Practical Guide to Federal Remuneration Laws2006
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Washington and Jefferson CollegeEnglish/Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Stetson University College of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Annual ConferenceDangers to Avoid in Your Communications2008