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About me

I am the proud captain of FLCT's Blazing Paddles, a team that competes in dragon boats and canoes.  We represent the Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre, which has been serving South Florida communities for almost 60 years.


I also compete in, as well as design and direct adventure races. 


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Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 35%
    24 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Probate: 25%
  3. Mediation: 20%
    19 years
  4. Arbitration: 15%
    15 years
  5. Appeals: 5%



Hourly ($300-350/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

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Contact info

2040 Polk St
Hollywood, Florida, 330204511

2040 Polk Street
Hollywood, FL, 33020



FLMember in Good Standing199206/20/2016
COAdministrative - Not authorized to practice199508/22/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Supporting StarFort Lauderdale Children's Theatre1997
Put Something Back Pro Bono AwardDade County Bar Association1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judicial ClerkNew Mexico Court of Appeals (Hon. Pamela B. Minzner)1990 - 1991
Summer AssociateUnited States Coast Guard -- Claims and Litigation Division1989 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dade County Bar Association, By-laws CommitteeMember; County Court Committee1994 - Present
Broward County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Florida Bar, Small Claims Rules CommitteeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rubell v. FinkelsteinAppeal successful.
Jahnke v. JahnkeClient received relief, upheld on appeal
In re Estate of Sellin Sellin et al v. StewartSuccessfully defended decedent's will
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Publication nameTitleDate
Dade County Bar BulletinTen Things Judges Do That Irritate Litigants and Lawyers1998
Colonial Lawyer (nka the Bill of Rights Law Journal)Irresistible Force Meets Immovable Object: The Police Power Comes Up Against Free Expression1989
InternetSmall Claims Court: A Basic GuideN/A
LSGMI (video)Small Claims Court for Pro Se LitigantsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William & Mary Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Young Lawyers -- Practical Advice for New AttorneysPitfalls for New Lawyers in LitigationN/A
Small Claims Practice -- assisting pro se litigantsSmall Claims LitigationN/A