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For over 35 years I have been committed to helping severely injured people through the courts. I do not represent insurance companies or corporations...I represent people on a contingent fee basis. The people I represent do not pay me a retainer nor by the hour. If there is no recovery, then there is no fee. Severely injured people do not have the resources to fight for compensation. Through the contingent fee I am able to give them the same quality of representation enjoyed by insurance companies, hospitals, physicians, and large corporations. It is the "poor man's key to the courthouse" and I am proud to represent clients in need of my services.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 20%
  2. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 20%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%
  5. Other: 20%
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Contact info

Needle & Ellenberg, P.A.

1401 Brickell Ave Ste 900
Miami, FL, 33131-3503


FLMember in Good Standing197709/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Personal Injury and Medical MalpracticeBest Lawyers in America2013
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Personal Injury and Medical MalpracticeSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Personal Injury and Medical MalpracticeSouth Florida Legal Guide2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerNeedle & Ellenberg, P.A.2005 - Present
Managing PartnerNeedle Gallagher & Ellenberg, P.A.1997 - 2005
Managing PartnerNeedle & Gallagher, P.A.1995 - 1997
PartnerSpence Payne Masington & Needle, P.A.1988 - 1995
PartnerSpence Payne Masington Grossman & Needle, P.A.1985 - 1988
AssociateSpence Payne Masington & Grossman, P.A.1978 - 1985
AssociateSpence Payne & Masington, P.A.1977 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial Advocates Miami chapterCharter Member1988 - Present
American Association for JusticeSustaining Member1977 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationEagle Member1977 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Lexis Nexis PublishingPost Trial Motions, Florida Civil Trial Practice, Chapter 18, Ninth Edition2012
Thomson ReutersInside The Minds- Representing Plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice Cases "Current Challenges in Handling Medical Malpractice Actions: Statutory Protections, Expenses, and Societal Misconceptions2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Cornell Law SchoolIndustrial and Labor RelationsBS - Bachelor of Science1974