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Martin Louis Leibowitz

Workers compensation Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

5.0   23 reviews

also known as Martin L. Leibowitz

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  • Licensed for 41 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Martin

Learn Martin’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    95%
    Workers' Compensation (including Florida's Heart/Lung Statute cases representing injured Correctional Officers, Correctional Probation Officers, Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters) and the Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and its Extensions (including the Defense Base Act).

    42 years

  2. Mediation
    3%
    Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator and Workers’ Compensation Mediator from December 27, 1996 to present.

    28 years

  3. Social Security & Disability
    2%
    Social Security Disability representing injured and disabled workers.

    14 years

Representing First Responders & Injured Employees across Florida, Mr. Leibowitz is an "AV Preeminent" Rated (by Martindale Hubbell) Workers’ Compensation Attorney with over 39 years of experience, as well as a Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator (1996 to present). His focus is primarily in the area of Florida Workers’ Compensation law. Mr. Leibowitz has been honored since 1988 as one of the legal profession’s elite with his inclusion in the nationally recognized Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Mr. Leibowitz is one of only four former Chairpersons of the Executive Council of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar in North Florida, 2002-2003 [Member 1992 to 2018; Treasurer 1996 to 2002; Designated Emeritus Member 2008 to present]. He has practiced law in the area of workers’ compensation since 1983, after serving with the Office of the State Attorney, Fourth Judicial Circuit, from 1981. Jacksonville Magazine’s “904” has named Mr. Leibowitz as one of Jacksonville’s Top Lawyers.

 

He was nominated by the Statewide Judicial Nominating Commission to the Governor for selection as a Florida Judge of Compensation Claims. Mr. Leibowitz mainly represents injured workers, large insurance carriers and self-insured employers. 

 

Mr. Leibowitz is the creator of the Workers’ Compensation present value calculation software program, Projected Indemnity Exposure. In 2004, he was a member of the Division of Administrative Hearings Rules Committee. Mr. Leibowitz has served as a guest lecturer at numerous continuing legal education seminars, where he has given presentations on a variety of issues related to Workers’ Compensation, and has taught review courses for other attorneys seeking certification in the area of Workers’ Compensation. He co-authored Enforcement of the Compensation Judge’s Order; Certification of Contempt and Rule Nisi – A Practitioner’s Roadmap, 2009 and authored Florida’s First Responder Heart/Lung Benefits: What You Need to Know, 2008. 

Specialties: Aggressive Workers' Compensation legal representation; Private Mediator.

 

Our Team.

We have assembled a powerful team to support our clients as they navigate the Workers' Compensation legal system. We take pride in providing excellent customer service in a personal and informal setting. Likewise, our legal work is impeccable, and you can have total confidence in our ability and professionalism throughout the entire Workers' Compensation process. Our team is uniquely suited to deal with all questions, concerns, worries and fears surrounding this area of law.

Appointments are always FREE.

You will be delighted with our service. We will be there to help you with each step of the legal process and strive to secure the best possible outcome. You have a partner with Martin L. Leibowitz, P.A.

We are committed to bringing compassion and understanding to the struggles people endure, while helping them find the solutions they desperately seek.

 

On a personal note, I have been active for many years with the North Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America, serving as Pack 12's Committee Chairman (1996-2001), Troop 12's Committee Chairman (2001-2005), Riverbend District Chairman (2002-2004), and BSA Executive Board (2005 - present).

 

I enjoy the great outdoors including camping, skeet, sporting clays, and wing shooting, especially when it involves quail and dove and spending time with my family.

 

When indoors, I love a challenging case, a worthy adversary, and a top flight trial judge, It just doesn't get any better than that!

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Posted by Ovedua | February 17, 2015
Recommend Mr Leibowitz Highly
Mr. Leibowitz was very at tentative to my case. He fought veery aggressively for me. He is very knowledgeable. I felt very confident going into my medigation hearing. He explain the process the whole way through. Each step he would counsel me. Never felt coerced into doing anything. REALLY FELT THAT I WAS NOT JUST A NUMBER BUT MR LEIBOWITZ FOUGHT FOR ME AS HIS CLIENT.
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Posted by Lynn | September 24, 2014
Knowledge, Integrity, Experience equals Martin Leibowitz
Many months back my life was changed forever as a result of an on the job injury. That is when I met Martin Leibowitz. A man of integrity, knowledge, experience and honesty. I do not say this because I was awarded all things that he petitioned for, which he did (btw), but because it is what I witnessed from him from beginning to end with my case. Martin , yes first name basis, took the time to talk to me personally. He was always honest and up front regarding what I should expect, as well as what he needed from me. I never felt like I was involved in a legal battle because he took on that part of the burden for me. It is not just I who earned respect for and would highly recommend Martin Leibowitz services. I saw the respect in the faces of those he shook hands with, passed in the hallways, and sat across from in mediation. I do not know what Jacksonville will do if he ever retires!!
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Posted by Robert | November 8, 2023
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Mr. Leibowitz review
I hired Mr. Leibowitz over 10 years ago for my workman compensation case. This was the best move I could have made. He and his staff (thank you Joanna) has continued to represent me with outstanding results. He has spent many hours explaining the intricacies of my case and what choices I have. He has been by my side in hearings which always ended in my favor. Most recently he worked very hard to reach an agreement so that I will not have to worry how I was going pay for the drugs and future health care needs. I would highly recommend Mr. Leibowitz should you find yourself needing legal representation.
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Posted by Jack | July 20, 2022
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Great Attorney
I would like to say that Mr. Leibowitz an excellent lawyer and very helpful He has been helping me since my heart issues began in May 2013. He continues to get me the benefits that I need.
Posted by Nancy | November 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Mr. Liebowitz was very easy to work with. He thoroughly explained every step he took on my behalf. I am very pleased with my choice of attorney and would recommend him highly.
Posted by Kathryn | August 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
AMAZING LAWYER!!
Amazing experience and incredible attorney! I worked with Mr. Leibowitz on a workers‘ compensation claim against my employer and I cannot say enough positive things! At first, I was hesitant to hire a lawyer because I did not have any experience filing a claim or know what to expect. Mr. Leibowitz set up a free consultation to discuss my situation and explained the entire process. He addressed all of my concerns and didn’t push me to make any decisions. Mr. Leibowitz explained that he would only get paid if we are successful. That made me feel a lot more comfortable knowing that I was not responsible for his fee unless we win, and depending on the circumstances, when we win, my employer would have to pay his fee. After we decided to move forward together it became instantly clear that he is extremely knowledgeable and has a lot of experience. Long story short, he knows how to win cases and I am very happy with the result we received! I would absolutely hire him again!!
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Posted by L. J. McGowan | November 12, 2019
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I would hire no other
There are no words I have for this man. I had a case WC denied all injuries, I was at my wits when Mr. Leibowitz came highly recom-mended by a cousin. After sitting with him and telling everything I had gone thru trying to handle the denial myself...he took on my case. What a relief. What really made me feel he was more that qualified, Mr. Leibowitz used to be on the other side of WC-he represented the companies. He knew knows how they think. He covered every base, every doctor, every note I had. Needless to say -I got EVERYTHING I asked for, not monies but recognition, treatment and acceptance of responsibility.
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Posted by Steven | July 15, 2019
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Professional
I sustained a worker’s compensation injury and felt the information received from the insurance company was inaccurate. I contacted Martin L. Leibowitz, and immediately Mr. Leibowitz and his legal team set up a consultation to review my case. What felt overwhelming suddenly became manageable. I received updates daily, so there were never any questions as to the status of my case. The level of professionalism and importance Mr. Leibowitz put forth was remarkable. I highly recommend Mr. Leibowitz for all Worker’s Compensation issues
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Posted by marie | December 16, 2016
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An Amazing Attorney, An Amazing Man!
If you're looking for an attorney with knowledge of the work comp laws in Florida, this is the man for the job. If you are looking for a man who has compassion and appreciation for human life, again Martin Leibowitz is this man! If your looking for a law firm and an attorney who works on your behalf to fight for you , your rights, the care and benefits you are entitled to from work comp then Martin Leibowitz's firm is the one you should choose. Martin never let me down. Kept me informed, was always a phone call away, he made sure I always understood every aspect of the process of my case. During the emotion roller coaster I felt I was on at times due to my injuries, and my confusion of the law, all I had to do was pick up the phone and call Martin's office. His paralegal Joy (Bless her heart) was a huge help and sounding board and when in doubt kept me level and calm, she got me answers right away and if she didnt have them right in front of her she made sure to communicate my concerns to Martin and I always got a return phone call or a scheduled meeting with in the next 24 hrs at my convienance. I am beyond satisfied with the results of my case but more than that I am grateful for the opportunity to meet, know and have such a remarkable Attorney and his team work their magic for me. I am forever greatful to Mr. Martin Leibowitz and Joy thank you both!
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Posted by David | December 14, 2016
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Thank you
I would like to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to you and your staff for your efforts and dedication to my case. This all came about after I felt that I was being taken advantage of by the workers compensation carrier. You and your staff proved to be very knowledgeable in regards to the Florida Heart and Lung Law for First Responders. You spent time and resources on my case and gave valuable advice and guidance, keeping me informed every step of the way. Lawyers seem to catch a lot of criticism but you and your staff went above and beyond for my case and prevailed in my favor. I would highly recommend you to anyone! Thank you again for your outstanding representation.
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Posted by James G Peterson | March 4, 2016
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Best firm ever
By far the best decision I have ever made to hire him. He settled my case for far more than I ever imagined I would get. I would highly recommend this firm.
Posted by Wayne | December 24, 2015
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Review for Martin Louis Leibowitz
Martin was highly recommended to us from another person who has also had a positive experience. Martin was very pro-active in securing information to move forward with my case: 1) Securing records regarding the case. 2) Reviewing all the material pertaining to the case (police reports, company reports, drs'. diagnosis and recommendations, follow-up, and final resolution for case. 3) Communicating all activity and next steps in a very timely manner. 4) Returning all my phone calls same day or next day. He provided good information and legal advise always keeping the client's (me) best interest at heart. He established a very strong client-attorney relationship making me feel like his only client. I highly recommend Martin Leibowitz and give him a 5 star rating.
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Posted by Dale | August 12, 2015
Mr. Dale Erwin
I think Mr. Liebowitz did a great job in handling my case, he did everything he said he would do and work hard. Mr. Liebowitz spent a lot of time dealing with other people on my behalf and if I ever need an attorney again I will be using him if it is the same kind of case.
Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2015
Effective
Because of Mr. Leibowitz's expertise and sound knowledge about the Heart and Lung Bill regarding workers comp he was able to help my mother with the unexpected passing of my father. His office was always on top of things and very responsive. We owe him more than what words can say! Great attorney! We definitely recommend him to all law enforcement, corrections officers, fire fighters, etc. who need guidance in regards to the State of Florida Heart and Lung bill.
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Posted by Whitney | December 10, 2013
We highly recommend Martin L. Leibowitz
Martin is an extraordinary lawyer, with an extensive knowledge of the law. Simply put he's amazing. Sometimes there are obstacles in life that are hard to get through and your unsure how your going to survive through them. My fiance and I are obviously worried about not only the present but the future as well, I have to admit this has been one of the most testing experiences of our lives. I can only imagine what it would have been like without Martin...His genuine warmth and kindness make it near impossible not to become his friend. He has been there every step of the way and always has an answer for what we have to do next. I can't go into detail about our case, as it is still ongoing, but I can say from your first conversation with Martin, you immediately become aware of his integrity and commitment, and moreover, the passion he exudes for his work. Any concerns we've raised are immediately addressed. Phone calls are returned in a timely manner. And there is never a complaint from his staff. They are always courteous and attentive, making us feel that our case is the only one being handled by the firm, when in reality we are likely one of hundreds of clients. We wholeheartedly recommend Martin Leibowitz. This is the first time we have had a positive experience with a lawyer which is why I felt compelled to write a review. Thank you Martin for being here for us in our time of need.
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Posted by Rosie | September 24, 2013
Fl Heart and Lung Act
Martin Leibowitz has assisted me with a workers comp claim, he was referred to my husband by Police Benevolent Association Heart and Lung Bill. My husband John had trust and respect for Mr. Leibowitz, he also felt confident that Mr. Leibowitz was going to take care of any legal workers comp situation if something was to happen to him. My husband always reminded me that if anything happens to him to make sure that I call Mr. Leibowitz. My husband passed away May 9, 2012 and I called Mr Leibowitz. Mr Leibowitz immediately took over the case. Mr Leibowitz has proven to be extremely knowledgeable and experienced with Florida's Worker's Compensation laws. Mr. Leibowitz and his staff have shown compassion for my situation and have gone "above and beyond" to keep me informed every step of the way. He handle my case very delicately and protected me from having to go into a court house to discuss my husband. We have been very successful in winning everything that was requested. I would highly recommend Martin Leibowitz to anyone with a Worker's Comp issue. Mr. Leibowitz even went as far as changing the law on how to receive benefits payments. It use to be that you could only get your benefit by mail, now you can receive benefits by direct deposit. I greatly appreciate, respect and absolutely highly recommend Mr. Martin Louis Leibowitz.
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Posted by David | August 14, 2013
The half of knowledge is to know where to find knowledge.
Martin Leibowitz has assisted me with a workers comp claim, commonly referred to as the Heart and Lung Bill. Mr. Leibowitz was highly recommended to me by the Police Benevolent Association and has proven to be extremely knowledgeable and experienced with Florida's Worker's Compensation laws. Mr. Leibowitz and his staff have shown compassion for my situation and have gone "above and beyond" to keep me informed every step of the way. To date, we have been very successful in winning all of the rights and remedies afforded by law. I would highly recommend Martin Leibowitz to anyone with a Worker's Comp issue. I was not even aware of my full rights under the law until I spoke with Mr. Leibowitz.
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Posted by Mary | July 12, 2013
Mary A. Jones
Mr. M. Leibowitz, is an excellent Lawyer, he kept me informed of all that was going on. Mr. Leibowitz is very contetions, He showed real concern for my health. Mr. Leibowitz is very informed with the law, very well versed. and very knowagble. He is very concerned with my need. When I had open heart Sugery, he kept up with me daily and was very compassionate.
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Posted by Eddie | May 21, 2013
A Excelleht Lawyer
Overall Atty Martin Leibowitz is very knowledgeable and trustworthy to his work and clients. As a client I would surely recommend this lawyer to my family and friends. Eddie J
Posted by William and Tammy | March 14, 2011
Fl Heart and Lung Act
In October 2008, William was diagnosed with a heart attack. It had been 1 ½ years since the incident when William discovered the Florida Heart and Lung Act. This is a law that was designed to assist First Responders with workers compensation. Since Williams’s employer did not inform him of the information, due to their lack of knowledge, we contacted Mr. Leibowitz Law Firm. After discussing the case he agreed to take the case, and won. But it didn’t stop there. Not only did he win our case, but he went above and beyond to find out why State personnel in Tallahassee was not aware of the law and the benefits that was created to protect First Responders of Florida. William is a Forest Ranger for the State of Florida, not one of his supervisors was aware of the Heart and Lung Act. Mr. Leibowitz made sure that the State Office was aware of this act. Mr. Leibowitz made several visits to the panhandle to meet with personnel from Williams work and he met with his doctors. We have never had an attorney to take such an interest in a case. Not only is Mr. Leibowitz dedicated to his clients, but he goes the extra mile to make sure they fully understand what is happening. I hope we never need another attorney, but if we do, Mr. Leibowitz and his outstanding staff will be the one we choose to represent us.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Coker, Myers, Schickel & Sorenson, P.A.
  • 1983 - 1996
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office, Duval, Clay, and Nassau County, FL
  • 1981 - 1983

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Lancaster vs. State of Florida-Department of Children and Family Services and Division of Risk Management
  • After trial, Plaintiff won on all issues.
  • Stanley vs. Department of Corrections and Division of Risk Management
  • After trial, Plaintiff won on all issues.
  • Baldwin vs. Department of Corrections and Division of Risk Management
  • Prior to trial, Defendant provided all benefits.

Associations

  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida Bar
  • Member of Executive Council
  • 1992 - Present
  • The Florida Bar
  • 1982 - Present
  • Tau Epsilon Phi
  • N/A
  • Projected Indemnity Exposure (P.I.E.) workers’ compensation present value calculation software
  • Creator
  • N/A
  • Exposure Analysis, Inc.
  • President
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Florida Blue Key
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Jacksonville Defense Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida Bar
  • Designated Emeritus Member
  • 2008 - 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) Rules Committee
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida Bar
  • Chairman
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida Bar
  • Treasurer
  • 1996 - 2001
  • Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Certification Review
  • Course Faculty
  • 1991 - 1992
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • 1990 - 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • 1983 - 1983
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best of Jacksonville Profile Series
  • Folio Magazine
  • 2012
  • Legal Eagles, Part II
  • Jacksonville Magazine's 904
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyers of 2010
  • Jacksonville Magazine's 904
  • 2010
  • The Chair's Award of Merit
  • Workers' Compensation Section of The Florida Bar
  • 2007
  • Workers' Compensation Section Webmaster
  • Workers' Compensation Section of The Florida Bar
  • 2000
  • Admitted to Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • Hall of Fame
  • University of Florida
  • 1978
  • Featured in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities
  • Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities
  • 1977
  • "av" Rated in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Authored Book
  • Enforcement of the Compensation Judge’s Order; Certification of Contempt and Rule Nisi – A Practitioner’s Roadmap
  • 2009
  • News and 440 Report, Volume XXII, No. 2 Summer
  • Guest Editor
  • 2000
  • News and 440 Report, Volume XVIII, No. 3 Summer
  • Guest Editor
  • 1996
  • News and 440 Report
  • Arising out of and in the Course of Employment Cases including 'Going and Coming Rule', Traveling Employee Doctrine, Deviation from Employment and Lunch Time Accidents"
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education
  • Hot Summer Topics
  • 2000
  • Continuing Education Courses for Insurance Adjustors
  • Workers' Compensation
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I write this following a day of bitter litigation in an unrelated matter which happened to remind me of a case I was opposed in by Mr. Leibowitz. Mr. Leibowitz was a relentless advocate for his client and had an encyclopedic knowledge of workers' compensation law. Very impressive."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer's work. Martin is well-known in legal circles for his meticulous preparation of cases. Martin is one of the most knowledgeable workers' compensation practitioners in Florida. He is honest, highly ethical and always serves his clients best interests."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Leibowitz is a highly skilled proficient trial attorney. I have worked against Mr. Leibowitz on a number of cases over the past 20 years. I have found his work to be exemplary, and I would recommend him in the areas of workers' compensation and bankruptcy."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Martin and I have known each other on a professional basis for many years, and I have assisted him on both personal and business matters. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field and a tremendous advocate for his clients. I highly recommend him."
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