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Aronfeld Trial Lawyers In high school one of my dearest childhood friends, Carrie Marcus, was diagnosed with incurable cancer. At the time, I did not even know what that meant. 

She missed most of our senior year. And when she came back to school she parked in a handicap space. She did not have the handicap decal and the school gave her a number of parking tickets. One day in class, she was telling this to our teacher. He told her to tell the principal. I asked if I could go and help her.  

I went to the principal and “argued” her case. He could see that she was ill, far more than I realized and agreed to waive the parking tickets. She thanked me for speaking for her.  

That event stuck with me in my life. I had an enormous feeling of happiness, knowing that I was able to help my friend. I was always told that I would make a good lawyer. No one ever said that I would make a good anything else. Not a good bicycle racer, football player, cook or doctor.  It was always, “you would make a good lawyer”. 

I was not sure I wanted to go to law school. I was intimidated by the big books that law students dragged around. My father told me I would love law school, I thought he was crazy since I always had hated school. He was right, I was wrong. Once in law school I decided that I liked the idea of representing people. Real Estate Wills and Bankruptcy never appealed to me. 

Upon graduation from law school I decided to focus all of my energies into the representation of the weak, the hurt, the forgotten and those who cannot speak for themselves. I have refused representing big business, insurance companies or the government. To me, every client is Carrie Marcus and I am proud of it.





Languages spoken: Italian, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Admiralty & Maritime: 60%
    24 years, 289 cases
  2. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    24 years, 3.35 thousand cases
  3. Car Accidents: 10%
    24 years, 1.05 thousand cases
  4. Slip and Fall Accident: 10%
    24 years, 333 cases
  5. Other: 10%
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    Spencer Aronfeld is one of the country's most respected cruise ship passenger injury lawyers. I have referred him clients in the past and he was able to get a great result. I recommend his firm for anyone who has been hurt on a Carnival, Royal Caribbean or Celebrity cruise


    Lorenzo Stoller Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Veronica LaVerne Robinson

    I have referred cases to Spencer. The clients I referred have routinely thanked me for the referral. Their appreciation is due to Spencer's knowledge about the applicable law and the compassionate manner in which he handled their cases.


    Veronica Robinson Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Aronfeld Trial Lawyers, P.A.

3132 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL, 33134


FLMember in Good Standing199109/08/2015
DCInactive 199305/24/2015

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Admonishment
    issued in FL, 1999


    An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    Spencer’s comment: “Nearly 15 years ago, I represented a little girl born with a severe birth defect. The doctor I sued and his lawyers filed a complaint against me with the Florida Bar for the aggressive way I handled the case. I was a young lawyer and the media was involved in the case. I am proud of how hard I worked for this girl and the result that we were able to achieve.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wrongful Death, Medical MalpracticeSouth Florida Legal Guide2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Personal InjurySouth Florida Legal Gude2014
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2014
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2013
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2012
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2011
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2010
Florida Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2009
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2008
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Up and ComerSouth Florida Legal Guide2007
Florida Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2006
Up and ComerSouth Florida Legal Guide2006
Up and ComerSouth Florida Legal Guide2005
Board Certified Civil Trial LawyersFlorida Bar2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerAronfeld Trial Lawyers, P.A.1991 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesMember2014 - Present
Lawyers to the RescueFounding Member2010 - Present
Attorney Breakfast ClubFounding Member2010 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
Miami-Dade Justice AssociationMember2007 - 2008
Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)Eagle Member1998 - 2015
American Association for JusticeMember`1998 - 2016
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bernal v. Silvestre$5.5 Million Verdict for Plaintiff
Bourachovas v. Walt Disney World$100,000.00
Tibbets v. SundinDefense Verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Huffington PostMan Overboard! Cruise Ship Passengers Lost at Sea2015
The Huffington PostDrownings On Cruise Ships2015
The Huffington PostCuba: The Next Destination for Cruise Ships2015
The Huffington PostPassenger Raped and Nearly Killed on a Cruise Ship2015
The Huffington PostFlorida's Supreme Court Finally Takes a Stand for Victims of Medical Malpractice2014
The Huffington PostRiesgos en el uso de anabolizantes: La Testosterona2014
The Huffington PostThe "Blunt" Truth: Driving While High2014
The Huffington PostConducir bajo efectos de la marihuana2014
The Huffington PostHoliday Cruises-Put Passenger Safety First2014
The Huffington PostSuing Cruise Ship Doctors for Medical Malpractice2014
The Huffington PostMedtronics Manipulates Safety Data -- When a Fine Should Become a Crime2013
Huffington PostDid Lance 'Lie Strong'2013
Huffington PostPatients, Beware When Doctors 'Go Bare'2013
South Florida LawyersRES IPSA LOQUITUR2013
The Law InsiderRisk at Sea: Understanding the Dangers of a Cruise2013
The Huffington PostBegging for Death2013
The Huffington PostWhy Cruise Lines Aren't Accountable to Their Passengers2013
The Huffington PostFlorida Court Denies Teen Seeking Abortion2013
The Huffington PostJudge and Prosecutor Secretly Texting During Murder Trial2013
The Huffington PostUna corte en Florida le niega el procedimiento de aborto a una adolescente embarazada2013
The Huffington PostWhen Foster Care Becomes Fatal2013
The Huffington PostHere Comes The Sunshine Act -- And It's All Right2013
The Huffington PostEl final del romance entre los fabricantes de medicamentos y Medicare2013
The Huffington PostWhen Your Medicine Makes You Sick2013
The Huffington Post¿Por qué mi medicación me está enfermando?2013
The Huffington PostFinalmente, Florida prohíbe el envío de mensajes de texto y manejar2013
The Huffington PostFlorida Finally Bans Texting and Driving2013
The Huffington PostWhy His Dream Has Not Come True2013
The Huffington PostSe necesitan más abogados afroamericanos para que el sueño de MLK se haga realidad2013
The Huffington PostFlorida Man Sues Police Over Jailhouse Beating2013
The Huffington PostHombre de la Florida demanda a policía por golpearlo mientras estaba en la cárcel2013
The Huffington PostCruise Ship Carnage2013
The Huffington PostThe Shocking Truth -- Florida's Defibrillator Law2013
The Huffington PostWhy Florida's Governor Wants Tourists to Rent Cars2013
The Huffington PostDeclaring War Against Energy Drinks2013
The Huffington PostLos peligros de las bebidas energéticas2013
The Huffington Post'The Physical Attraction' -- Why Americans Should Have an Annual Medical Exam2013
The Huffington PostEl caso en contra del dispositivo intrauterino Mirena2013
The Huffington PostFlorida's New Medical Malpractice Law Makes Suing Doctors and Hospitals More Difficult for Injured Patients2013
Huffington PostFlorida's Hospitals Have a Secret2012
Huffington PostDoctors Use Arbitration Agreements to Escape Jury Trials2012
Huffington PostShould Miami Celebrate Its Lawyers?2012
Huffington PostWhy Miami Is a Dangerous Deathtrap for Cyclists2012
Huffington PostA Rape Victim's Search for Justice2012
Huffington PostObamacare Is Not the Only Health Care Law in Town2012
Huffington PostRick Scott's "PIP Dream" Comes True2012
Huffington PostHow Florida's Death Penalty Is Killing Us2012
Huffington PostPiercing an Injured Child's Legal Rights2012
Huffington PostThe First Thing We Should Do Is Kill All the Law Schools2012
Trial MagazineElective Procedures, Not Elective Injuries2012
Huffington PostDying for an Autopsy?2012
Huffington PostFDOT Must Take a Hands-On Approach to Safety2012
Huffington PostAre School Buses Dangerous?2012
Huffington PostShifting from Prosecution to Prevention for Drunk Drivers2012
Huffington PostDenying LGBT Justice Denies Justice for Us All2012
Huffington PostFlorida's Love Affair With the Second Amendment2012
Huffington PostThe FDA's Dangerous Death Race2012
Huffington PostThe Glock That Stole Christmas2012
Trial MagazineSexual Assualt by a Healthcare Provider2009
Aronfeld Trial LawyersProving Causation in the Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Case2008
Oregon Trial LawyerLives Broken-Patients Bear Scars from Surgeon2008
Trial MagazineTen Steps to Finding the Perfect Legal Assistant2005
Trial MagazineIts Your Move2003
Trial MagazineGo Solo Without Starving2002
Trial MagazineFor Love or Money-The Challenge of Doing Good2002
The Huffington PostDeclaring War Against Energy DrinksN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of MiamiBusinessOther - Bachelors1988
Wichita South East High SchoolN/AN/A1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Damages in Personal InjuryDocumenting the Extent of the Injury2015
Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to KnowEXPERT REPORTS AND SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE2015
Flying Solo Without StarvingPracticing Law2014
The Rules of Evidence: A Practical ToolkitWITNESS TESTIMONY AND REPORTS2013
The rules of Evidence: A Practical ToolkitA Real-World Application of Evidence to Courtroom Events2013
Lawyers to the Rescue Public Service AwardsMaster of Ceremonies-Lawyers to the Rescue Public Service Awards2013
Book Presentation"Make It Your Own Law Firm"2013
Book Presentation"Make It Your Own Law Firm"2013
"Make It Your Own Law Firm"The Art of Being a Lawyer2013
Legal TechSocial Media Use In Trial2012
Business Leaders of the Year AwardsKeynote Speaker-Business Leader of the Year2011
Mass Torts Made PerfectTiming and Content for Demand Package2010
Flying Solo Without StarvingHow to be the lawyer you went to law school to be.2010
FJA WorkhorseCross Examination of IME2010
Chinese Drywall Mass Tort CasesChinese Drywall and Mass Torts2010
AAJ Winter ConventionSocial Networking for Lawyers2010
AAJ ConventionHospital Rape Cases2010
Going Solo Without StarvingFrom Law School to Private Practice2008
Florida Justice Association-Winter SeminarPunitive Damages in Medical Malpractice2008