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Tom Pennekamp Jr.

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Medical Malpractice

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About Me

Tom Pennekamp is the founding shareholder of Pennekamp Law, P.A.  The firm focuses its practice on vehicular, aviation, maritime, product liability, medical malpractice, and catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims in both State and Federal Courts.  He maintains an “AV” rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.


 


 Mr. Pennekamp regularly handles many high profile cases having consummated one of the largest individual personal injury settlements in Florida history, $17,500,000 for a man paralyzed in a SCUBA diving incident in Jamaica.  In 2001, he was named one of South Florida’s Top “Up and Comer” Lawyers by Miami Metro Magazine’s South Florida Legal Guide.  The Miami Today newspaper featured Tom as “The Newsmaker” in its August 2002 issue.  Coral Gables Magazine profiled of him as one of its list of “21 People to Watch” in 2003.  The Daily Business Review featured Mr. Pennekamp’s multi-million dollar award for an injured bridge tender after the collapse of the Flagler Street Bridge in its January 9, 2006 edition.  The South Florida Business Journal also honored him with its first “2006 Key Partners Award” in law.  In 2006 and again in 2007, Super Lawyer Magazine recognized him as one of Florida’s “Super Lawyers” ranking him in the top 5% of his peers.  He was selected for the 25th anniversary edition of the 2008 Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Transportation Law.


 


Mr. Pennekamp is a Past President of the Dade County Bar Association, Florida’s largest voluntary bar association with more than 4000 members and a past Chairman of the Florida Bar’s 11th Judicial Circuit Fee Arbitration Committee.   His community activities include his membership on the Orange Bowl Committee and service on the Board of Directors of the Friends of Florida State Parks.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    25 years, 800 cases
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    25 years
  3. Car Accidents: 25%
    25 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($500/hour), Contingent (40%)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Matthew Edmund Mazur

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have litigated against Tom in the past and he has made me earn my fees. He is a highly skilled and ethical attorney. He regularly obtains good results for his clients and is well respected in the legal community. Tom obtains justice for his clients.

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    Matthew Mazur Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Scott W. Leeds

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Scott Leeds Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Pennekamp Law, P.A.

2811 SW 3rd Ave.
Miami, FL, 33129

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199005/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2008 Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2008
2008 Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
2007 Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
2006 Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
2006 Key Partner Award- LegalSouth Florida Business Journal2006
Top Up and Conmer LawyerMiami Metro Magazine South Florida Legal Guide2001

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Miami Personal Injury AttorneyPennekamp Law, P.A.1990 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Friends of Florida State ParksDirector2005 - Present
Orange Bowl CommitteeMember2003 - Present
Dade County Bar AssociationPresident2002 - 2003
Florida BarChairman 11th Circuit Fee Arbitration Committee1998 - 2000
Cuban American Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1994 - Present
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersMember1994 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaMember1992 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaMember1990 - Present
The Florida BarMember1990 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/Alaw1990
Dartmouth College EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1986

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
International Law Group 2007 Conference Miami, FLSurvey of US and Florida Litigation and Trial2007
Aviation Law & Insurance SymposiumAlternative Dispute Resolution2005
Investiture Raul Cantero Florida Supreme CourtRemarks on behalf of Dade County Bar Association2004
Dade County Bar Association Symposium on Article V, Section 7 Amendment to Florida ConstitutionArticle V, Section 72003