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Matthew J. Militzok

Defective and dangerous products Attorney at Hollywood, FL

3.7   6 reviews

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Defective and dangerous products
    34%

  2. Landlord or tenant
    33%
    Representing tenants who have toxic mold in their apartments or homes.

  3. Litigation
    33%

Matthew Militzok practices in the areas of toxic mold exposure.  Mr. Militzok is one of Florida's leading attorneys handling mold exposure cases on behalf of tenants, condominium owners and homeowners.  In addition, he handled a large volume of landlord/tenant matters, including residential and commercial landlord evictions and tenant defense cases.

In addition to his toxic mold practice, Mr. Militzok handles residential and commercial real estate transactions where he has closed hundreds of transactions. Mr. Militzok has handled commercial transactions with purchase prices up to $26 million. He has additional expertise in transactions involving shopping centers and gas stations. In addition, he handled thousands of landlord/tenant matters, including residential and commercial landlord evictions and tenant defense cases.

In addition to his real estate practice, Mr. Militzok also handles consumer and business bankruptcies in the Federal Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Florida. In conjunction, he additionally sets up asset protection plans for clients who wish to utilize the generous exemptions for debtors available under the Florida constitution.

 

Mr. Militzok also defends the rights of consumers by filing civil actions in Federal Court under several Federal Statutes including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Electronic Funds Transfer Act, and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act.

 

Finally, he handles a wide variety of business related transactions. He has provided counsel in closing some high-profile business purchase and sales. Prior to founding the Firm in 2002, Mr. Militzok was the general counsel for two South Florida corporations.

 

Mr. Militzok was selected to Super Lawyers beginning in May 2012 and every year since.

 

Mr. Militzok is a supporter of local youth sports.

Licensed for 24 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Matthew

Militzok & Associates, P.A.
3230 Stirling Rd
Hollywood, FL, 33021-2027

Reviews

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Posted by Mario | September 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best mold attorney in Florida!
I retained the services of Militzok & Associates more than 5 years ago due to a conflict with a cheap and vicious landlord. The property looked like it was up to code when I rented it, but all sorts of problems appeared eventually such as the landlord’s responsiveness to fixing leaks and covered up mold growth that led to health issues with huge out-of-network medical bills. I started experiencing wheezing, headaches, and flu-like symptoms every morning towards the end of 2015. A friend suggested that my apartment may have a slight musty smell, but I ignored her concerns until the stove malfunctioned on the day before Christmas and I was shocked after removing all appliances to reset it. The wall was all covered with the worst type of black mold. I ordered a mold inspection the following day, and after receiving the report I sent an overnight 7-day notice to cure to my landlord who ignored the remediation procedures suggested in the report. Research on mold and mold-related health issues is ongoing so you can’t go to any doctor or any personal injury attorney. There are very few doctors that are knowledgeable about the problem and most of them, unfortunately, don’t take insurance. After speaking to Matthew and Adi at the beginning of 2016, I knew that I was in the right place. They were kind, professional, and well-versed. After taking the details for my case, they explained the whole process. My uneducated landlord said that the mold issue was a big scam and never fixed the unit by following the proper mold remediation procedures. I started feeling so sick that I had to go to the ER in February 2016 and by the end of the month I was able to vacate the sick property. In a couple of days after moving out, I felt much better and the terrible flu-like feeling every morning was gone but I went through a lengthy, unpleasant, and expensive mold mycotoxins treatment. A day after I vacated the property, in retaliation, my vicious landlord filed a false removal of tenant case. Matthew warned him friendly and filed a counter lawsuit immediately. The case negotiations took more than 5 years due to my landlord’s unwillingness to settle but the law firm never dropped my case, and in the end, justice was served. After my initial research and personal experience, I can conclude that Militzok & Associates, The Mold Lawyers, is the only law firm in Broward County, and probably in the whole state of Florida that is knowledgeable about mold exposure and clearly explains it on their website. My suggestion to future clients: Be ready to prove your case with photographs, a mold inspection of the property, a urine mycotoxins test with Real Time Labs, doctor’s appointments, and keep track of medical bills. Militzok & Associates will hold your hand, and file your lawsuit, but you must prove your case first.
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Posted by Cindy | September 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very appreciative client
Matthew Militzok and his associates provided me with an excellent outcome for severe mold and water damage of my condominium from a neighbor upstairs. Not only did they have to fight the neighbor on my behalf, but also my condominium association. They worked as an excellent team by providing me with hard work, excellent legal advice, and professionalism. Besides being extremely competent, they were very supportive and caring. I can't say enough good things about everyone of their team.
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Posted by GiuliaOzyesilpinar | November 4, 2017
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The Best !
This office has the Best Team , I normally am very reluctant trusting doctors and lawyers but They proved me wrong . Best Legal assistance you can find
Posted by Amanda | July 23, 2014
Fixed my Student Loan issue fast and easy!
I had debt collectors harassing me for over 5 years for a student loan debt that I never signed for. I finally decided to hire an attorney. Matthew was great! He got rid of it FAST and easy. He is very efficient and honest. Highly recommended.
Posted by Flavia | October 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Months and months wasted
I signed a contract in may with Matthew Militzok. Hos assistant Emily was in charge of my case. She rately answered my e-mails and the times she did it took her almost two weeks. Communication was extremely hard. I tried calling the office but my messages were never returned. The property manager came to my apartment to inspect a leak and told ne that he did not receive any information from my lawyer. I had sent many e mails to be forward to the association and it was never sent. Recently, after five months, I was able to get a hold of Emily and stated my concern. The lawyer was scheduled to talk to me by Emily. Instead, just sent me a letter dropping my case. 5 months of my time completely wasted. I never dealt with a law firm so disorganized and unprofessional!!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Negligent and Failed to even read our emails and Docs
We had to hire another lawyer to fix their mess. They dropped the ball on a slam dunk case. We had multiple floods which were the HOA's responsibility. Matt's team failed to even read the documents we sent and couldn't do the simple math of accounting for our expenses. In the end, they dropped the ball and failed to include HVAC costs which is now a huge liability for us. When we asked that they fix the mess they created, Matt tried to send us a bill. We had to hire another lawyer to fix their mess.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Militzok & Associates, P.A.
  • 2019 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Militzok & Levy, PLLC
  • 2002 - Present

Education

  • University of Miami
  • M.B.A
  • 1998
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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