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Richard J Fidei

Insurance Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 26 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 42 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1997
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1981
    Inactive No misconduct found

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Richard J. Fidei, a Partner at Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb, leads the Firm's Insurance Regulatory Law Division.


A member of the Florida and Pennsylvania Bars, he represents insurance companies, reinsurers, health maintenance organizations, managing general agencies, brokers, premium finance companies, third-party administrators, claims companies and other insurance-related entities in connection with regulatory, compliance, administrative and transactional issues.


Instrumental in assisting clients with the formation, financing and licensure of insurers, he handles matters such as expansion activities, financial, reinsurance, market conduct, rate and rule filings and administrative and court proceedings, including administrative supervision and insolvency issues.  Also experienced with dispute resolution proceedings, including trial, mediation and arbitration, Mr. Fidei negotiates and prepares a wide variety of commercial transaction documents, merger and acquisition agreements, leases and other contractual, corporate and governmental matters. 


In October 2010, Mr. Fidei was named National General Counsel of the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals ("AICP").  He also serves as President of the AICP Gulf States Chapter. 


Mr. Fidei's other insurance industry trade consortium memberships include the Federation of Regulatory Counsel, American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA) Governmental Affairs Committee, the Surplus Lines Law Group, the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Officers and the International Association of Insurance Receivers.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Broward County Bar Association.


Mr. Fidei, who holds the highest rating of "AV" from Martindale-Hubbell, received his Juris Doctor from the Duquesne University School of Law in 1981.  During his course of study, he was appointed as a member of the Duquesne University Law Review and was Vice-Chairman of the Appellate Moot Court Board.  He also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and for the Honorable Joseph F. Weiss, United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.


Mr. Fidei is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.


Mr. Fidei has served in leadership positions in a variety of civic organizations, including the Greater Fort Lauderdale Board of Realtors, Fort Lauderdale Rotary Club, Jaycees, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Easter Seals of South Florida and others.


An experienced legal instructor and lecturer who has been certified by the American Bankers Association, Mr. Fidei prepares and delivers insurance and reinsurance presentations worldwide.

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Rich Fidei heads Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate's internationally recognized insurance regulatory division and is national General Counsel for the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals (AICP) & Gulf States Chapter Journal Editor

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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2011
Very Knowledgeable
Rich has been a great resource for our company over the past seven years since we started using the services of his firm. He’s helped our holding company, insurance company, managing general agency and premium finance company expand and operate in multiple states.
Posted by Stacey | August 30, 2011
Top Notch, Detail-Oriented Attorney
Having been a client for 6 years, I can recommend Rich to anyone looking for a corporate/transactional/contract lawyer. He is incredibly smart, efficient, polite and hard working. I have utilized him on dozens of matters, and every single time -- without fail -- his responses have been accurate and rapid. Great lawyer and a super guy.
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Posted by Nick | August 29, 2011
Competent, professional, trustworthy advisor
Rich has performed a variety of legal services on my behalf including; corporate governance, contract review, record retention, intellectual property issues and development of policies and procedures. He has always been professional and extremely competent. He listened to my issues and worked to solve my problems in a way that met my needs while allowing me to operate in a legal manner. Rich was timely in his analysis and advice and consulted other experts as needed to ensure I was getting the best advice possible. Rich is a trusted adviser to my organization.
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Posted by Luis | August 29, 2011
An attorney for all reasons
My firm has been doing business with Mr. Fidei for many years. most recently he assisted me in researching a complicated compliance issue. Mr. Fidei exemplifies everything a good attorney should be - knowledgable, accessible and committed to the work at hand.
Posted by Raymond | August 29, 2011
Good Attorney
Rich handled our issue in a professional manner. He follows up and completes tasks assigned to him. I will continue to use Rich's services.
Posted by Clint | August 27, 2011
Thank you Mr. Fidei
Mr. FIdei has been working with my company for over 6 years. He is committed to working through all issues in a timely and professional manner. I would strongly recommend Mr. Fidei.
Posted by Ron | August 27, 2011
Review of Rich Fidei
Rich is very thorough and detailed. He finds out all the facts and then advises his client on the best action to take. He is also very patient and easily explains complicated concepts and strategies. I highly recommend Rich for anyone interested in obtaining information and advice on any insurance-related matter.
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AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb, P.A.
  • 2000 - 2015


  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • 1981
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A.
  • 1978


  • American Bar Association
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  • Florida Bar
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  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
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  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
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  • Broward County Bar Association
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  • American Corporate Counsel Association
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  • AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society
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  • Federation of Regulatory Counsel
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  • Beaver County Bar Association
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  • Western Pennsylvania Bar Association
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
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Fort Lauderdale Insurance Lawyer Richard J Fidei
Richard J Fidei
Insurance Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 42 years