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Joseph Maus

Joseph Maus

also known as JOSEPH M MAUS

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Insurance, Wrongful Death, Slip and Fall Accident, Workers Compensation

About Me

Mr. Maus is a Florida native practicing law in South Florida since 1993. He currently limits his practice to serious injury and accident claims, including car accidents, workers compensation, cruise ship accidents and slip and fall claims; and homeowner property damage claims.  Mr. Maus also represents businesses in South Florida in contract negotiations and commercial litigation.  


 


Mr. Maus is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell. An "AV" rating is the highest rating awarded for professional ability and adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics.


 


Mr. Maus began his career at the Broward County State Attorney’s Office as a Felony Trial Prosecutor. In his last year as a Prosecutor, he obtained guilty verdicts in 20 of his last 21 jury trials. Prior to opening his own firm, he worked for a large multi-state litigation firm based in Miami, specializing in commercial litigation, liability defense, EEOC, longshore and workers compensation defense, automobile warranty litigation and administrative hearings.


 


Mr. Maus has tried over 60 jury trials to verdict and has litigated claims in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, as well as, Collier and Lee counties on the west coast.  Mr. Maus has successfully argued before the 3rd District Court of Appeals, The United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. He is currently admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle District of Florida, and all Florida State Courts. Reported cases: Vasaly v. Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan and Berlin, P.A., 707 So.2d 427 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1998) and Lukowsky v. Hauser and Metsch, P.A., 677 So. 2d 1383 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1996).


 


Mr. Maus previously served as the Mayor of the City of Oakland Park, and also served for three years on the City Commission. Mr. Maus recently completed a two year term on the Broward County Charter Review Committee, having been appointed by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. He previously served on the Broward County Planning Council and the County’s Resource Recovery Board. He is the former President of The Hundred Club of Broward County, a non-profit group that supports the families of police officers and firefighters killed or seriously injured in the line of duty. He is the Vice Chairman of the St. Anthony School Advisory Board, and is a member of the St. Anthony Foundation for Education. He is a member of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, and has sat on numerous committees for the Broward County Bar Association.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

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Languages Spoken: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Car Accidents: 30%
    24 years
  2. Slip and Fall Accident: 20%
    24 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
    24 years
  4. Insurance: 20%
    15 years
  5. Workers Compensation: 10%
    24 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

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Contact Info

THE MAUS LAW FIRM

205 SW Davie Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33315

The Maus Law Firm
901 E Atlantic Blvd
Pompano Beach, Florida, 330607301

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199308/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyersWest's Publishing2014
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2014
Super LawyersWest's Publishing2013
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2012
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2011
Super Lawyers of AmericaSuper Lawyers - USA2009
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2003
MayorCity of Oakland Park2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Maus Law Firm2002 - Present
AttorneyThomas and Pearl1999 - 2002
AttorneyRumberger Kirk & Caldwell1996 - 1999
ProsecutorBroward County State Attorney's Office1993 - 1996

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Fort Lauderdale Mariner's ClubMember2010 - Present
Southeast Admiralty Law InstituteMember2005 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationMember2002 - Present
Broward Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
John Mclaughlin v. Connie Dixonsettled in excess of $1 Million Dollars

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Legal Trends MagazineSuccessfully Pursuing Your Car Accident Claim2007
Florida LawyerCommon Pitfalls for Business Contracts2004

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
The Florida State UniversityEconomics and Political ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1986