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Phares  is a graduate of the University of Florida School of Law and Mississippi State University, where he received a BS degree in Chemical Engineering.  Mr. Heindl has been certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in Civil Trial law since 1992 and has over twenty five years of experience conducting civil trials and appeals, having won many difficult cases at both the trial and the appellate levels.  Mr. Heindl was elected to Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society while at Mississippi State University and after graduation was for several years a chemical engineer with a major chemical company.  Mr. Heindl is also a registered patent attorney and one of a few Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyers who is also registered as a patent attorney by the United States Patent and Trademark Office..   In numerous trials, Mr. Heindl has demonstrated a dramatic flair and a unique understanding of the thematic and theatrical aspects of jury persuasion.  Indeed, apart from the practice of trial law, Mr. Heindl has appeared in a number community theater stage productions.

When he is not preparing for trial he likes to be outdoors with his sea kayak.  He stays in shape, ready by  kayak racing and has participated in 20 mile kayak races that include former olympic gold medalist.




Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 70%
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Insurance: 10%



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  • Tamara Rosalind Strohl Esq.

    I have worked alongside Phares in personal injury litigation cases since 2010. During those times, he has been very knowledgable and experienced in all phases of litigation. He has also helped me attain excellent results and always been ethical and considerate of client needs and feelings.


    Tamara Strohl Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Aaron A. Farmer

    Phares possesses many fine qualities as an individual and as a lawyer. Three of Phares' finest qualities as a lawyer include, his client relationship skills, his knowledge of the law, and his courtroom demeanor. Phares goes the extra distance to obtain justice for his clients.


    Aaron Farmer Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Heindll Law Firm

156 Leland Way
Marco Island, FL, 34145


FLMember in Good Standing198109/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Litigation Counsel of America — FellowLitigation Counsel of America2009
Who's Who in American lawmarquis Who's Who in American Law2008
Peer ReviewMartindale-Hubbell2008
Marquis Who's Who in Americamarquis Who's Who in American Law2005
Program Chair RecognitionVolie A. Williams, Jr., Inn of Court;2003
Past President of Trial Lawyers SectionSeminole County Bar Association1997
Board Certified Civil Trial LawFlorida Bar1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHaight Dickson Brown & Bonesteel1982 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Inns of CourtThomas S. Biggs Inns of Court2011 - Present
United States Patent and Trademark OfficeRegistered Patent Attorney2009 - Present
Friends Of the Wekiva River Inc.President1999 - 2001
Seminole County Bar Association, Civil Trial Lawyers SectionPresident1997 - 1998
Christian Legal SocietyFounding President of Orlando, Florida Chapter1996 - 1997
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Florida Justice AssociationMemberN/A
Collier County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Peters v. Seminole County School Board$266,000.00 Verdict, Defense offer $40,000.00
List v. BeattyTried in 1986 - $110,000.00 verdict for Plaintiff
HAWLEY-SMITH vs. Simon Property GroupBifurcated Trial - net recovery $ 444,546.37
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Publication nameTitleDate
Newsletter - Friends of Wekiva River Inc.WEKIVA HEADED FOR FEDERAL WILD & SCENIC APPROVAL2000
Friends of Wekiva RiverOn Seeing and Saving the Florida Black Bear1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Mississippi State UniversityChemical EngineeringOther - Bachelors1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Thomas S. Biggs American Inn of CourtPeer Review Process for 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida2012
Thomas S. Biggs American Inn of CourtFine Art of Witness Presentation2011
Renaissance Symposium IIA Trial lawyers lessons from Sea Kayaking2011
Amerian Canoe Association Instructor Training ClassLiabilties Associated with Sea Kayaking2011
Workhorse SeminarMold litigation2006
Senate Committee on Natural ResourcesWekiva River - Wild and Scenic2000
Annual Banquet - Friends of Wekiva RiverState of the Wekiva - Keynote Address2000
Annual Banquet - Friends of Wekiva RiverState of the Wekia - Keynote Address1999
Trial Lawyers Section MeetingHow to win the difficult case!1997
Trial Lawyers Section MeetingTrial Procedure - Voir Dire and Jury Selection1996
People's Law SchoolPersonal Injury1996
People's Law SchoolProducts Liability1995
Seminar on First Amendment LawFirst Amendment Issues1994
People's Law SchoolProducts Liability1994
Monthly meeetingThe moral law and society1994
People's Law SchoolProducts Liability1993