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Spencer Marc Aronfeld

Admiralty and maritime Attorney at Coral Gables, FL

4.7   31 reviews

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Learn Spencer’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Admiralty and maritime
    60%
    Passenger Slip Injuries Passenger Fall Injuries Passenger Excursions Accidents Cruise Ship Accidents Cruise Line Injuries Negligent Security on a Cruise Ship Assault on a Cruise Ship Passenger Battery Death on a Cruise-ship Rape on a Cruise ship

    31 years, 289 cases

  2. Car accident
    10%
    Car Accident Traffic Accident Distracted Driver Accidents Rear-end Accident Intoxicated Driver Injuries Intersection Traffic Accidents Motorcycle Accidents Car/Bicycle Injuries Truck Accidents Pedestrian Injuries Multi-Vehicle Accidents Rollover Accidents Back-over Injuries Accidents With 18 Wheeler Accidents with Delivery Trucks Hit and Run Car Accidents Fatal Traffic Accidents Side Impact Crashes

    31 years, 1,049 cases

  3. Medical malpractice
    10%
    Plastic Surgery Anesthesia Errors Surgical Errors Failure to Diagnose Cancer Medication Mistakes Failure to Diagnose Strokes OB-GYN Birth Trauma Midwife Mistakes Cardiology Errors Urgent Care Brain Injuries

    31 years, 3,352 cases

  4. Slip and fall accident
    10%
    Grocery Stores Shopping Malls Parking Lots Restaurants Bars Hotels Theme parks Cruise Ships

    31 years, 333 cases

  5. Class action
    5%
    Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implants De Puy Artificial Hips Fosamax Vaginal Mesh Mirapex Pradaxa Yaz Fresenius Accuatane Chinese Dry Wall BP Oil Spill Claims

    31 years, 253 cases

  6. Wrongful death
    5%
    Car Accidents Motorcycle Accidents Truck Accidents Bicycle Accidents Surgical Malpractice Emergency Room Malpractice Negligent Security Hospital Errors Defective Drugs Cruise ship passenger injuries Defective Medical Devices

    31 years, 500 cases

Aronfeld Trial Lawyers In high school one of my dearest childhood friends, Carrie Marcus, was diagnosed with incurable cancer. At the time, I did not even know what that meant. 

She missed most of our senior year. And when she came back to school she parked in a handicap space. She did not have the handicap decal and the school gave her a number of parking tickets. One day in class, she was telling this to our teacher. He told her to tell the principal. I asked if I could go and help her.  

I went to the principal and “argued” her case. He could see that she was ill, far more than I realized and agreed to waive the parking tickets. She thanked me for speaking for her.  
 

That event stuck with me in my life. I had an enormous feeling of happiness, knowing that I was able to help my friend. I was always told that I would make a good lawyer. No one ever said that I would make a good anything else. Not a good bicycle racer, football player, cook or doctor.  It was always, “you would make a good lawyer”. 

I was not sure I wanted to go to law school. I was intimidated by the big books that law students dragged around. My father told me I would love law school, I thought he was crazy since I always had hated school. He was right, I was wrong. Once in law school I decided that I liked the idea of representing people. Real Estate Wills and Bankruptcy never appealed to me. 

Upon graduation from law school I decided to focus all of my energies into the representation of the weak, the hurt, the forgotten and those who cannot speak for themselves. I have refused representing big business, insurance companies or the government. To me, every client is Carrie Marcus and I am proud of it.

 

 

 

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Licensed for 31 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1993
Updated 06/08/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1991
Updated 11/23/2022

Contact Spencer

Aronfeld Trial Lawyers, P.A.
1 Alhambra Plaza
Penthouse Floor
Coral Gables, FL, 33134

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  31 customer reviews
Posted by Candace | July 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You, Mr. Spencer Aronfeld!
I have always been aware of the kind intervention of God in my life, and I truly believe my "direction" to Spencer Aronfeld after a shipboard accident, was no exception. Spencer Aronfeld is a compassionate, truthful, and ethical champion of all situations in which innocence stands against malfeasance. Mr. Aronfeld brings to the jurisprudential battlefield his interminable legal erudition, his incredible legal expertise, and of greatest impact... his innate goodness. Despite significant geographical distance between the Aronfeld Trial Lawyers Firm in Florida, and my home location, Mr. Aronfeld and his amazing staff were able to create and maintain a continuous connection of clarity, empathy, and concern for my well-being. When I grew weary, Spencer grew even more vigilant, until he achieved a most-satisfying end result for my situation. I can say with absolute sincerity, that I truly thank God that I was able to secure the EXCELLENT legal defense practiced by Mr. Spencer Aronfeld!
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Posted by Charles | November 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The Aronfeld Team is AWESOME.
I am so grateful for your passion, dedication, and professionalism. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the amazing legal work you did on my behalf. I am blown away by your integrity and all the hard work you did on our behalf. I know you have a lot of clients, but yet you treated me as if I was the only one. I greatly appreciate the time and energy you spent on us. We became like family and I know if I had any questions, you would be right there. I appreciate your help, determination, courage and hard work. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone in need of a sound lawyer.
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Posted by Margie | May 29, 2019
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Excellent Service!
I suffered two broken ribs and sustained other injuries from a fall in the Art Gallery on a cruise ship. Aronfeld Trial Lawyers handled my case with speed, compassion, and efficiency! I do not live in Florida but business was still handled effectively and in a timely manner by us exchanging information via phone calls, texts, emails and faxes. My case was settled in less than a year and I was very satisfied with the outcome! This firm DOES make you feel like you are part of their family and I was actually disappointed that I did not have to travel to Florida for any reason ... I was really looking forward to meeting everyone at their office! A special Thank You! to Spencer, Matthias, Chelsea, Ana and Jannelin! Love this firm!!
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Response from Spencer Aronfeld May 31, 2019
Thank you dear Margie. It was our pleasure and privilege to represent you.
Posted by Phyllis | May 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Phyllis
I had contacted Mr. Aronfeld to represent me in a claim against RCCL. He and his entire staff handled my case extremely professionally and answered all of my questions with care. The lawsuit reached a prompt, successful conclusion and I would highly recommend his law firm.
Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Community Leader & Great Network
Spencer exceeds expectations by his professionalism and outstanding positive guidance. He executes the plans he sets forth and will put the energy and care into your case. An approachable, appreciative lawyer that offers a kind helping hand to all his clients. Spencer is someone to trust.
Posted by Edgardo | October 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
La verdad nunca daña las causas justas. Mahatma Gandhi
Aronfeld Trial Lawyers han sido una bendición para mi y mi Familia en nuestra búsqueda de justicia! Spenser y su equipo defendieron nuestro caso con profesionalismo, valentía y diligencia. Durante todo el proceso ellos nos trataron como parte de su Familia. Estamos agradecidos a Dios por haber puesto en nuestro camino a este grupo de personas maravillosas y profesionales!
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Posted by Edgardo | October 6, 2018
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Truth never damages a cause that is just. Mahatma Gandhi
Aronfeld Trial Lawyers has been a blessing to e and my Family in our effort to find justice! Spencer and his team defended our case with professionalism, courage and diligence. During the whole process they treated us like part of their Family. We are thankful to the Lord for putting in our way such team of wonderful people and professionals! Edgardo
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Posted by Lamont | March 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Aronfeld Trial Lawyers
I experienced a slip and fall on a cruise ship. Mr.Aronfeld and his staff were diligent and worked tirelessly in helping settle my case. I consider Mr. Aronfeld and staff extended family. Thankyou Spencer!
Posted by Ana | March 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal Representation
Spencer Aronfeld represented me for a premise liability accident last year when I slipped and fell at a property and fractured my wrist. Mr. Aronfeld, I want to express my gratitude for your efforts and dedication to my case. Thank you for having made this process so easy and painless, and resolving my case quickly. From the beginning, you made me feel comfortable and helped me professionally and emotionally throughout the entire legal process of my case. You and your firm are a team of professionals who really care about their clients. I would recommend you highly to anyone in need of an excellent and experienced personal injury attorney.
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Posted by Daniella | February 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!!
Mr. Aronfeld is not only an incredible attorney, but also a fantastic boss. He is as good with his clients as he is with his employees. Seeing him interacting with his clients, it’s incredible how he makes them feel like family the second they step in our office. He always has their best interests in mind— whether it’s a auto, premise, or cruise ship accident. I have been working for Aronfeld Trial Lawyers for 6 months and could not be happier with all the opportunities it has given me. Thank you Mr. Aronfeld!
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Posted by Richard | November 22, 2017
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Lawyer/Judge recommends the Aronfeld Law Firm
I contacted the Aronfeld firm about a cruise ship accident. Even though I am a lawyer and former judge, I had no experience with this field of law. I first discussed my case with one of the firm's paralegals who was very knowledgeable and compassionate. Soon thereafter I heard from Spencer Aronfeld who explained the legal process and told me what to expect. Many lawyers have appeared before me so I could tell immediately that Mr. Aronfeld was top notch. I was kept informed of the process and all calls by me were returned promptly. The staff is also excellent. I would unhesitatingly recommend this law firm.
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Posted by Tyiesha | October 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
I appreciate this firm. From the first call the final call, I've been treated like family. I was always kept current with on going of my case.
Posted by Mindy | May 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Carnival Liberty Mishap
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.
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Posted by Clara Ned | November 21, 2016
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Representation
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.
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast Results
I hired this law firm to assist my family in a sensitive personal injury case. Spencer Aronfeld and his team-started working on the case the same day. Within a few months they had not only filed a claim on my behalf and... they got a very good settlement. I was very pleased and recommend Aronfeld for personal injury and cruise ship accident cases.
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Posted by Ryan Lamchick | May 14, 2015
Cruise Ship Accident Case---Settled!
Sent Spencer a case of a lady who slipped and fell on a Carnival Cruise Ship. Within a few months he had the case filed in Federal Court. A few months later he had it settled for a very good amount. I recommend Aronfeld and his firm for anyone who gets hurt on a cruise ship.
Posted by Jean | May 6, 2015
One of the best lawyers of our time!!!
Mr. Aronfeld has defended me twice. Both times, the cases were handled superbly, with extreme care, professionalism and honesty. He is diligent and fair. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Rima | April 22, 2015
Always Helping Those in Need
I've had the Great Fortune of knowing Spencer for many years. He is a leader in his field, and is always teaching and updating others on important legal changes that can greatly effect their rights. Spencer will work tirelessly to help others not only with their legal matters, but also in the ways that he so generously serves his community. I endorse Spencer!
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Posted by Lama | February 25, 2015
Excellent legal advice
Reached out to Mr. Aronfeld for him today regarding an issue I had at a Miami beach condominium. It was a matter that he personally could not assist me with but he did connect me to an attorney who was able to help me. I appreciate the time and effort that he gave me and I would recommend him to anyone who needs a good Weigle counsel.
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Posted by Nadine | January 28, 2015
Superb
I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Aronfeld on a matter that involved an injury at work. He provided excellent legal advice and I recommend him for anyone with a personal injury case.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1999.

Admonishment issued in FL, 1999
updated on 01/25/2015

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.”

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Aronfeld Trial Lawyers, P.A.
  • 1991 - Present

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Miami
  • BBA
  • 1988
  • Wichita South East High School
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Milla v. Boeru
  • Defense Verdict
  • Bernal v. Silvestre
  • $5.5 Million Verdict for Plaintiff
  • Tibbets v. Sundin
  • Defense Verdict
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Associations

  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Personal Injury
  • South Florida Legal Gude
  • 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
  • Top Lawyer
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2009
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Top Lawyer
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2008
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 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
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Publications

  • The Huffington Post
  • Declaring War Against Energy Drinks
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Flying Solo Without Starving
  • Practicing Law
  • 2014
  • Going Solo Without Starving
  • From Law School to Private Practice
  • 2008
  • Florida Justice Association-Winter Seminar
  • Punitive Damages in Medical Malpractice
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (18)
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Spencer on several cases and find him to be extremely professional and skilled in personal injury cases, particularly in the maritime and admiralty law fields. He is a tenacious advocate for his clients and has an incredible work ethic. I highly recommend him!"
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Jun 01
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."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 03
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"
Slip and fall accident Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred cases to Spencer. The clients I referred have routinely thanked me for the referral. Their appreciation is due to Spencer's knowledge about the applicable law and the compassionate manner in which he handled their cases."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have referred multiple personal injury matters to Spencer and he handled them with a high level of expertise and care for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recently worked with Spencer on a minor's personal injury case that became a guardianship. He did an excellent job for the client and got a great settlement for the client."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Spencer Aronfeld for several years. Spencer is an exceptional personal injury attorney. Spencer is an expert in cruise ship / passenger injury cases and always takes the time to thoroughly explain personal injury cases in manner which is understandable to his clients. Spencer has assisted many of my clients in obtaining favorable judgments. Spencer is a tenacious litigator who always has the best interest and welfare of his clients as his top priority."
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I was fortunate to work with Spencer on an admiralty and maritime matter involving an important client and friend. Spencer's level of service and attention to the matter exceeded even my high expectations. I would recommend him without reservation to any prospective client or colleague."
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"When I need a cruise ship injury attorney in Miami, I only refer those cases to Spencer Aronfeld. He is trustworthy and intelligent and works hard for the client to achieve the best result possible. If you are in need of a lawyer for your cruise line accident case, you need to call Spencer."
Class action Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Other
"Spencer Aronfeld is truly a lawyers lawyer when it comes to litigation and the use of social media. Spencer shows a concern for his clients. He cares and is passionate about the people he represents. I highly recommend Spencer."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Class action Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Aronfeld for several years, and he has proved to be the most active and responsive class action attorney I know. His obvious concern for clients, and his zeal in seeing to it that they are justly compensated, are legendary within the South Florida community. You'll be a happy client if Spencer takes your case."
Personal injury Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the best top notch Lawyers in all of Florida!"
Class action Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Spencer is a true advocate for his clients and the community.Not only is he one of the nation's top class action attorneys, he is also an extremely active member of our community (having founded Lawyers to the Rescue, a non-profit organization created to help those in need). His enthusiasm, drive and energy is unsurpassed."
Wrongful death Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Spencer is a fantastic attorney and fellow graduate of the Trial Lawyer's College. He gets to know his clients and is a tireless worker. Well respected by judges and fellow lawyers you are in good hands with Me. Aronfeld."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This is one of the truly elite attorneys in the State of Florida."
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