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Lyle Brian Masnikoff

About me

  • Mr. Masnikoff grew up in Lighthouse Point, Florida.  He graduated high school from Ely High School in 1992.  In 1995, he graduated Nova Southeastern University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting. Mr. Masnikoff then graduated  and received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law School in 1998. He graduated in the top ten percent of his class.   

  • For three years, Mr. Masnikoff worked for a large insurance defense law firm: Kelley, Kronenberg, Gilmartin, Fichtel, and Wander, P.A.  The Law Offices of Lewen, Reich, & Mancini then recruited Mr. Masnikoff to open an office in West Palm Beach. Three years later, Mr. Lewen retired and sold his West Palm Beach and Boca Raton offices to Masnikoff & Sternberg, P.A. 

  • After five years as a partner at Masnikoff & Sternberg, P.A., Mr. Masnikoff opened his own law firm, Lyle B. Masnikoff and Associates, P.A.  We have offices in West Palm Beach, Orlando, and Fort Lauderdale.  Our attorneys and staff are multi-lingual in Spanish, Creole, French, and Portuguese.  Lyle B. Masnikoff and Associates, P.A. continues to serve the entire State of Florida by representing people who get injured while working.  Over the years, we have represented thousands of individuals who have filed workers compensation claims, Federal Longshore Lawsuits, and Jones Act Lawsuits. We have negotiated thousands of settlement agreements worth millions of dollars.  We have attended thousands of mediations, arbitrations, hearings, and Trials.

  • We also help our clients obtain Social Security benefits.  Additionally, we represent doctors seeling payment of their medical bills from PIP Insurance Companies.   

  • Mr. Masnikoff is a member in good standing with the Florida Bar.  He is also admitted to practice law in front of the Middle and North Districts of the Federal Circuit Courts in Florida.


Languages spoken: English, Creole, Spanish, Portuguese

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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 75%
    16 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  2. Social Security: 25%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Dawn Renee Traverso

    I have worked with Attorney Masnikoff on multiple occasions, and I find him to be professional, highly competent and ethical. Attorney Masnikoff is an excellent advocate for his clients.


    Dawn Traverso Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Daniel Lustig

    Lyle is dedicated to his clients and fights extremely hard for those workers injured on the job. He is extremely smart and a great lawyer. Lyle takes the time to ensure his clients are always well protected and analyzes every avenue of potential recovery. I strongly endorse this lawyer.


    Daniel Lustig Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Lyle B. Masnikoff & Associates, P.A.

1645 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, Suite 550
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401

110 East Broward Blvd., Suite 1700
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

7380 Sandlake Road, Suite 500
Orlando, FL, 32819



FLMember in Good Standing199809/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLyle B. Masnikoff and Associates, P.A.2010 - Present
PartnerMasnikoff & Sternberg, P.A.2004 - 2010
AssociateLewen, Reich, and Mancini2001 - 2004
AssociateKelley, Kronenberg, Kelley, Gilmartin, Fichtel and Wander1998 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Broward County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Legal Aid SocietyN/A2010 - Present
Florida BarN/A1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Death Benefits for Workers CompensationAlthough case was denied by Carrier, we were able to secure a large settlement for surviving husband.
Police Officer shot 3 timesWe got him extensive medical treatment, lost wages, and a very large settlement. We then helped him get Social Security Disability benefits
1985 Date of AccidentWe were able to get her Aid and Attendant benefits started back up and settled the case for over $500,000.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Lorman Education Services publicationWorkers' Comp 1012010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterN/ALaw1998
Nova Southeastern UniversityAccountingN/A1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
El Sol Legal EventWorkers'Compensation Law2013
Scope VI SeminarNew PIP Law2012
CLEWorkers Compensation Law2008
CNA adjuster's CLEWorkers' Comp Defense2001