|FL||Member in Good Standing||1991||01/29/2017|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.
Spencer’s comment: “Nearly 15 years ago, I represented a little girl born with a severe birth defect. The doctor I sued and his lawyers filed a complaint against me with the Florida Bar for the aggressive way I handled the case. I was a young lawyer and the media was involved in the case. I am proud of how hard I worked for this girl and the result that we were able to achieve.”
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|Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice||South Florida Legal Guide||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Personal Injury||South Florida Legal Gude||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Florida Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top Lawyer||South Florida Legal Guide||2013|
|Top Lawyer||South Florida Legal Guide||2012|
|Top Lawyer||South Florida Legal Guide||2011|
|Top Lawyer||South Florida Legal Guide||2010|
|Florida Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Top Lawyer||South Florida Legal Guide||2009|
|Top Lawyer||South Florida Legal Guide||2008|
|Up and Comer||South Florida Legal Guide||2007|
|Florida Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Florida Super Lawyers||2006|
|Up and Comer||South Florida Legal Guide||2006|
|Up and Comer||South Florida Legal Guide||2005|
|Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyers||Florida Bar||2003|
|Founding Partner||Aronfeld Trial Lawyers, P.A.||1991 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Maritime Law Association of the United States||Member||2014 - Present|
|Lawyers to the Rescue||Founding Member||2010 - Present|
|Attorney Breakfast Club||Founding Member||2010 - Present|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Attorney Member||1993 - Present|
|Miami-Dade Justice Association||Member||2007 - 2008|
|Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)||Eagle Member||1998 - 2015|
|American Association for Justice||Member`||1998 - 2016|
|Milla v. Boeru||Defense Verdict|
|Bernal v. Silvestre||$5.5 Million Verdict for Plaintiff|
|Tibbets v. Sundin||Defense Verdict|
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|The Huffington Post||Man Overboard! Cruise Ship Passengers Lost at Sea||2015|
|The Huffington Post||Drownings On Cruise Ships||2015|
|The Huffington Post||Cuba: The Next Destination for Cruise Ships||2015|
|The Huffington Post||Passenger Raped and Nearly Killed on a Cruise Ship||2015|
|The Huffington Post||Florida's Supreme Court Finally Takes a Stand for Victims of Medical Malpractice||2014|
|The Huffington Post||Riesgos en el uso de anabolizantes: La Testosterona||2014|
|The Huffington Post||The "Blunt" Truth: Driving While High||2014|
|The Huffington Post||Conducir bajo efectos de la marihuana||2014|
|The Huffington Post||Holiday Cruises-Put Passenger Safety First||2014|
|The Huffington Post||Suing Cruise Ship Doctors for Medical Malpractice||2014|
|The Huffington Post||Medtronics Manipulates Safety Data -- When a Fine Should Become a Crime||2013|
|Huffington Post||Did Lance 'Lie Strong'||2013|
|Huffington Post||Patients, Beware When Doctors 'Go Bare'||2013|
|South Florida Lawyers||RES IPSA LOQUITUR||2013|
|The Law Insider||Risk at Sea: Understanding the Dangers of a Cruise||2013|
|The Huffington Post||Begging for Death||2013|
|The Huffington Post||Why Cruise Lines Aren't Accountable to Their Passengers||2013|
|The Huffington Post||Florida Court Denies Teen Seeking Abortion||2013|
|The Huffington Post||Judge and Prosecutor Secretly Texting During Murder Trial||2013|
|The Huffington Post||Una corte en Florida le niega el procedimiento de aborto a una adolescente embarazada||2013|
|The Huffington Post||When Foster Care Becomes Fatal||2013|
|The Huffington Post||Here Comes The Sunshine Act -- And It's All Right||2013|
|The Huffington Post||El final del romance entre los fabricantes de medicamentos y Medicare||2013|
|The Huffington Post||When Your Medicine Makes You Sick||2013|
|The Huffington Post||¿Por qué mi medicación me está enfermando?||2013|
|The Huffington Post||Finalmente, Florida prohíbe el envío de mensajes de texto y manejar||2013|
|The Huffington Post||Florida Finally Bans Texting and Driving||2013|
|The Huffington Post||Why His Dream Has Not Come True||2013|
|The Huffington Post||Se necesitan más abogados afroamericanos para que el sueño de MLK se haga realidad||2013|
|The Huffington Post||Florida Man Sues Police Over Jailhouse Beating||2013|
|The Huffington Post||Hombre de la Florida demanda a policía por golpearlo mientras estaba en la cárcel||2013|
|The Huffington Post||Cruise Ship Carnage||2013|
|The Huffington Post||The Shocking Truth -- Florida's Defibrillator Law||2013|
|The Huffington Post||Why Florida's Governor Wants Tourists to Rent Cars||2013|
|The Huffington Post||Declaring War Against Energy Drinks||2013|
|The Huffington Post||Los peligros de las bebidas energéticas||2013|
|The Huffington Post||'The Physical Attraction' -- Why Americans Should Have an Annual Medical Exam||2013|
|The Huffington Post||El caso en contra del dispositivo intrauterino Mirena||2013|
|The Huffington Post||Florida's New Medical Malpractice Law Makes Suing Doctors and Hospitals More Difficult for Injured Patients||2013|
|Huffington Post||Florida's Hospitals Have a Secret||2012|
|Huffington Post||Doctors Use Arbitration Agreements to Escape Jury Trials||2012|
|Huffington Post||Should Miami Celebrate Its Lawyers?||2012|
|Huffington Post||Why Miami Is a Dangerous Deathtrap for Cyclists||2012|
|Huffington Post||A Rape Victim's Search for Justice||2012|
|Huffington Post||Obamacare Is Not the Only Health Care Law in Town||2012|
|Huffington Post||Rick Scott's "PIP Dream" Comes True||2012|
|Huffington Post||How Florida's Death Penalty Is Killing Us||2012|
|Huffington Post||Piercing an Injured Child's Legal Rights||2012|
|Huffington Post||The First Thing We Should Do Is Kill All the Law Schools||2012|
|Trial Magazine||Elective Procedures, Not Elective Injuries||2012|
|Huffington Post||Dying for an Autopsy?||2012|
|Huffington Post||FDOT Must Take a Hands-On Approach to Safety||2012|
|Huffington Post||Are School Buses Dangerous?||2012|
|Huffington Post||Shifting from Prosecution to Prevention for Drunk Drivers||2012|
|Huffington Post||Denying LGBT Justice Denies Justice for Us All||2012|
|Huffington Post||Florida's Love Affair With the Second Amendment||2012|
|Huffington Post||The FDA's Dangerous Death Race||2012|
|Huffington Post||The Glock That Stole Christmas||2012|
|Trial Magazine||Sexual Assualt by a Healthcare Provider||2009|
|Aronfeld Trial Lawyers||Proving Causation in the Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Case||2008|
|Oregon Trial Lawyer||Lives Broken-Patients Bear Scars from Surgeon||2008|
|Trial Magazine||Ten Steps to Finding the Perfect Legal Assistant||2005|
|Trial Magazine||Its Your Move||2003|
|Trial Magazine||Go Solo Without Starving||2002|
|Trial Magazine||For Love or Money-The Challenge of Doing Good||2002|
|The Huffington Post||Declaring War Against Energy Drinks||N/A|
|University of Miami School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||1991|
|University of Miami||Business||BBA||1988|
|Wichita South East High School||N/A||N/A||1983|
|Damages in Personal Injury||Documenting the Extent of the Injury||2015|
|Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know||EXPERT REPORTS AND SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE||2015|
|Flying Solo Without Starving||Practicing Law||2014|
|Advanced Trial Tactics||VOIR DIRE AND JURY SELECTION STRATEGIES||2014|
|The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit||WITNESS TESTIMONY AND REPORTS||2013|
|The rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit||A Real-World Application of Evidence to Courtroom Events||2013|
|Lawyers to the Rescue Public Service Awards||Master of Ceremonies-Lawyers to the Rescue Public Service Awards||2013|
|Book Presentation||"Make It Your Own Law Firm"||2013|
|Book Presentation||"Make It Your Own Law Firm"||2013|
|"Make It Your Own Law Firm"||The Art of Being a Lawyer||2013|
|Legal Tech||Social Media Use In Trial||2012|
|Business Leaders of the Year Awards||Keynote Speaker-Business Leader of the Year||2011|
|Mass Torts Made Perfect||Timing and Content for Demand Package||2010|
|Flying Solo Without Starving||How to be the lawyer you went to law school to be.||2010|
|FJA Workhorse||Cross Examination of IME||2010|
|Chinese Drywall Mass Tort Cases||Chinese Drywall and Mass Torts||2010|
|AAJ Winter Convention||Social Networking for Lawyers||2010|
|AAJ Convention||Hospital Rape Cases||2010|
|Going Solo Without Starving||From Law School to Private Practice||2008|
|Florida Justice Association-Winter Seminar||Punitive Damages in Medical Malpractice||2008|
Posted by Mindy
My case involved my 14 year old son during our Captain's Dinner on board the Liberty (Galveston). An unfortunate incident occurred when, after the waiter filled our water goblets, my son took a drink and upon setting the glass on the table it shattered. My son severed the ulnar nerve and 6 1/2 tendons in his right wrist. Talk about a panicky situation, blood was all about the dining table.
I was not in the mind set or had I even thought about hiring an attorney. We are in North Texas (10 hours from Galveston) and my main concern was getting my son from Cozumel to his much needed medical care. However, my brother has a very good friend that is an attorney near our hometown just 10 miles from us. My brother contacted him because the story just seemed as though there was some negligence on Carnival's part. This attorney called me the day of my son's surgery and I was not willing to talk at this time so he called me about a week later and got my side of the story. He said he knew of an Attorney in Miami (where Carnival's headquarters was). So, then our relationship with Mr. Spencer Aronfeld began.
From the get go.. Mr. Aronfeld and his staff were very attentive to our needs on phone and email correspondence. Spencer is a very caring attorney and from our stand point he wanted what was best for my son. He was willing to go the length if we were willing to walk (run) beside him.
Long story short, we settled our case. We settle for way less than what Spencer recommended we do. However, that would require additional trips to Miami for doctors and court. My son did not want to make additional trips to Miami and lose time from his daily life (which he had lost enough last summer)!
The best part about Spencer....
He completely understood our decision and ultimately there was no push to do anything other than what we wanted for our family!
Also, Spencer constantly referred to us as "Family"! It was a comfortable fit with no pressure to act, do or be anything than what we were... a country hard working family from a small town in North Texas.
Thank you, Spencer, for you and your teams effort on my son's behalf.
Posted by Shaun
When I first met Spencer and his team it was very informative and pleasurable, but as the case progressed it became confusing. I was introduced to MANY people during our case. Not sure why but it seemed every few month's I had a new person assigned to my case. This was chaotic and awkward on my behalf because I live 6 hours north of their office and I would have to travel or spend hours on the phone "catching up to speed" the new people.
As for the medical part of my claim the firm was very proactive in getting myself the medical attention I needed. Due to my injury several surgery centers and doctors were involved to satisfy my medical needs. I felt it would have been helpful, being that we lived outside of Miami, if it were explained about all the different associates who would be responsible for my case. Each time I called there I wasn't clear on who I needed to speak with.
As the case grew closer to the end it became very difficult and hard to understand what was going on. What started out as a "slam dunk" now appeared to be the complete opposite in determining our case. The arrangements for our mediation were all made. It was a week long affair that involved several meetings with Mr. Aronfeld, doctor visits and a deposition. It also was a week of staying in hotels and a week out of work for my husband. BUT it was also the week that Hurricane Matthew made landfall on Florida.
The week prior to leaving for Coral Gables, I would get a phone call from Mr. Aronfeld's office requesting to meet in his office on Sunday (10/2) instead of Monday (10/3) which was discussed originally. This now caused more anxiety.
On Thursday (9/29) before leaving for Coral Gables I received a call from Mr. Aronfeld stating he was going to be on a "religious holiday" and was not going to be in his office early in the week and would not have time to "prep me" for the week ahead. He suggested we try to settle NOW or possibly lose my case. This was all conveyed to me over the phone in a local parking lot, I didn't even have the opportunity to get home to think about what was happening. I was blindsided to hear that the "burden of proof" had shifted and it was now MY responsibility to prove my case. What happened to the "slam dunk"?
Within 60 minutes, NO council from Mr. Aronfeld pertaining what to expect or how to be proactive in this situation, I lost $40,000 and to this day have no idea how it happened. I was very upset and thrilled it was finally over.
As you can see it was a bittersweet experience, the ending was not the way it had been explained, and the outcome was nothing I had expected. The many trips we had to take to Miami, due to me unable to drive, he had to take time off work. Ultimately, these absences were key in my husband loosing his job. We went into debt to cover expenses of hotels and travel costs including the unpaid days off work. We were told to keep track of all expenses when in actuality they were not factored into my settlement whatsoever. I'm glad its over, my injuries are still an issue, but I continue to get better every day.
Thank God its over and I finally can live a respectful life.
Posted by Clara Ned
I live in Texas and was referred to Spencer Aronfeld Law Firm regarding a claim against a cruise line. I had concerns since I was in Texas and the firm was in Florida. However, I could not have been more pleased with the attention my case received from Mr.Aronfeld and his firm. The attorney assigned to my case kept me updated and I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Aronfeld who was very personable and concerned with my case.
My case was resolved in a timely manner and I was
very pleased with my settlement. I would gladly recommend Spencer Aronfeld Attorney at Law to anyone at anytime.
Roderick Hannah, Employment and labor Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I wholeheartedly endorse Spencer in the area of maritime and admiralty personal injury. Spencer is a dedicated, compassionate, knowledgeable, and aggressive attorney, and a downright excellent trial lawyer. He has a way with juries and case presentation that very few in this field can match. He is my "go to" guy for these matters, and also for my medical malpractice and personal injury referrals.
Lorenzo Stoller, Probate Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Spencer Aronfeld is one of the country's most respected cruise ship passenger injury lawyers. I have referred him clients in the past and he was able to get a great result. I recommend his firm for anyone who has been hurt on a Carnival, Royal Caribbean or Celebrity cruise