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About me

I've been a lawyer for almost thirty years.  Most of those years have been spent representing corporate entities and individuals in the collection of bad debt, both pre-judgment and post-judgment, in the State and Federal Courts as well as the Bankruptcy Courts.


Most recently I have found myself crossing over to the other side and representing debtors as well.  I now handle defense of debt claims and mortgage foreclosure claims.


My practice began in Miami-Dade County and gradually moved northward over the years.  I now live and reside in Palm Beach County but handle matters personally throughout the State of Florida as well as in New York, Texas and Washington, D.C.   I maintain associations with lawyers in all 50 States and can therefore handle matters for clients throughout the United States as well as many other Countries.





Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 60%
    29 years
  2. Debt Collection: 30%
    29 years
  3. General Practice: 10%
    29 years



Hourly ($225-450/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Dawn Michele Saddik

    I wholeheartedly endorse Jacob. His knowledge of the field and his compassion for the litigants set him apart from all other attorneys I know in his practice area.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Jacob J. Linhart, P.A.

6586 Hypoluxo Road, # 261
Lake Worth, FL, 33467-7678


NYCurrently registered 200503/13/2015
FLMember in Good Standing198609/08/2015
TXInactive 200510/19/2015
DCInactive 200405/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberPresidential Who's Who2010
MemberPresidential Who's Who2009
MemberPresidential Who's Who2008
MemberPresidential Who's Who2007
MemberPresidential Who's Who2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLaw Offices of Jacob J. Linhart, P.A.2010 - Present
Traffic MagistratePalm Beach County, Florida2000 - 2008
PartnerNorych Law Group, LLP1999 - 2010
Collections Court- Special MasterPalm Beach County, Florida1997 - 2000
PresidentJacob J. Linhart, P.A.1991 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaMember2010 - Present
Florida Bar, Consumer Protection Law CommitteeMember2008 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of FloridaMember2005 - Present
The New York State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
State of Texas Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2004 - Present
Florida Bar, Traffic Court Rules CommitteeMember2002 - 2008
National Association of Subrogation ProfessionalsMember1999 - Present
Florida Bar, Small Claims Rules CommitteeMember1998 - 2002
Hialeah-Miami Lakes Bar AssociationMember1991 - 1997
Florida Bar, Civil Procedure Rules CommitteeMember1987 - 1990
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1986 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitMember1986 - Present
United States Court of Appeal for the Federal CircuitMember1986 - Present
United States Court of ClaimsMember1986 - Present
United States Court of International TradeMember1986 - Present
United States Tax CourtMember1986 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaMember1986 - Present
The Florida Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
"Eviction" from a gravesite?Case settled before trial. Full payment made to Funeral Home.
"You can run but you can't hide"Settled in Full
Property Owner in Foreclosure Action ends up with $ in his pocketSettled with $ going to the property owner after sale of the property
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of MiamiN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Travelers Insurance- Adjuster Continuing EducationManfredo- Workers' Compensation Subrogation in Florida2008
AequiCap Adjuster Continuing EducationThe FDCPA2008
GEICO Adjuster Continuing EducationMedPay Subrogation in Florida2007
Gallagher Bassett Adjuster Continuing EducationStart to Finish- Handling a Subrogation Claim2007
National Association of Subrogation ProfessionalsWorkers' Compensation Subrogation2006
Litigation Skills- Subrogation CollegeProperty Subrogation2006
Liberty Mutual Continuing EducationSmall Property Damage Claim Subrogation2006
Allstate Insurance Company Adjuster Continuing EducationProtecting Your Subrogation Rights2006
Allstate Insurance Adjusters Continuing EducationCatastrophic Loss Subrogation2006
Travelers Insurance Company- Adjusters Continuing EducationThe Made Whole Doctrine2005
National Association of Subrogation ProfessionalsMedPay and PIP Subrogation Claims2005
GEICO Adjusters Continuing EducationAutomobile Claims Subrogation2004