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F. Scott Fistel

Employment and labor Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   26 reviews

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Scott graduated in 1987 at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida

  • Twenty Nine Years of experience fighting for YOU the individual and small business owners.

 

Member in good standing of:

 

  • The Bar for the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Middle & Northern Districts of Florida

  • The Bar for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

  • American Bar Association

  • The Florida Bar Member of Law & Employment Section

  • American Immigration Lawyer's Association (previous member)

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Licensed for 33 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1989
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Fistel Law Group, P.A.
1451 W. Cypress Creek Rd.
Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33309

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Posted by Reinaldo | June 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Mr Fistel
I contacted Mr Fistel office for a simple breach of contract . He was patient, caring and helpful explain all the possibly options. not like the usually pay me 1000 see you in court..he really cares and if I need something serious handled next time I will call him 100% I'm amazed stellar guy and great lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney
Scott is an excellent attorney who has assisted many of my clients. I would not hesitate to contact him if you have any legal issue.
Posted by Lista | September 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Fistel Kept Me In My Home!
I first came across Attorney Scott Fistel in 2014 after my former attorney did not show up to my Foreclosure Trial, and a default judgment of foreclosure was entered against my Husband and I. Mr. Fistel sought a stay pending appeal, citing my former lawyer's malpractice and the fraudulent foreclosure process. Not only did I get to remain in my home, but my former attorney returned all fees that were paid to him for the poor job that he performed. Scott is one of the best attorneys in South Florida! I am so glad that he was able to represent me in my time of need.
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Posted by Deidra | August 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Saved our Home!
My husband and I were victims of the 2008 mortgage crisis. Our house fell into foreclosure after many attempts to work it out with the mortgage company. We filed for modifications and ended up getting served foreclosure papers. Scott came to our rescue handling all the paperwork and holding the bank accountable for their actions. Scott found that most of our paperwork was incorrectly filed or missing. Our first case was dismissed on those items 6 years ago. Then the bank sold our mortgage to another bank. The second bank committed fraud trying to create the missing paperwork. Through all the stress of getting served, going to court, and not knowing how things were going to turn out Scott was there. He explained and helped ease our fears with monthly meetings and going to our court dates even though it was a long drive. In the end with the pressure from Scott, the bank finally compromised. He got us a significant reduction on our principal and a fair mortgage. We highly recommend Scott and his team and hope you have the positive outcome we had.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2016
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Great service!
Scott Fistel helped me with some issues I was having with my home. He guided me through the entire process and made me feel like he was giving my case the attention it deserved. I was never let down with the quality of service and had great results!
Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Case won twice !!
Scott Fistel is one of the top attorneys in the South Florida area. He provided me with dedicated, personal attention and ensured that every aspect of my case was analyzed in specific detail. Mr. Fistel, routinely stayed in contact with me reassuring that my case was under constant review. Due to his knowledge and skill level he was able to have my case get the best possible outcome ! . His professional and confident demeanor instilled a sense of relief during an extremely challenging time about to loose my home. Thank you , our family appreciates you.
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2016
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BEST ATTORNEY!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! WON MY CASE!!
In 2008, my home went on foreclosure and I hired a few attorneys to handle my case. I felt it was becoming a lost cause because of the lack of knowledge I had about the whole process. The attorneys I hired didn't update me much and left me more worried than secure. That feeling of losing your home is freighting as many people faced it and I didn't want to be an addition to the statistic. My plan was to find an attorney that will not only do a great job, but also make sure that my family and I kept our home which we love. I researched and found attorney Scott Fistel. The day I came to the office his staff was kind and professional. I met with Mr. Fistel and he walked me through everything and gave me his strategy plan. The man meant business!! So we hired him. After 5 years of battling with the banks, Mr, Fistel planned on moving forward to voluntarily dismiss the case on lack of standing. I was extremely confident he would succeed even with a chance of failure, but we had to take the chance. I went to court with him and he kept me calm thought out the whole trial. He was against two of the corporate attorneys of the bank on our case. At the end his argument was so well prepared and effective that WE WON our home!!! The judge dismissed the case and granted the dismissal!! The case was over!! The home is ours and we were filled with unlimited happiness!! He went against a major corporation and defeated them! One man and his team! My family and I are completely grateful and proud of Mr. Fistel. If you are going through the same thing, I urge you to hire him! You won't regret it! Karla
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Response from F. Fistel July 3, 2016
Karla, Thank you for the wonderful review. I am so proud that we were able to have a successful result on your case. You have been a great loyal client and I am proud to have served you. Thank you again
Posted by Oswaldo | June 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I recommend Atty. Fistel if you want to save your house
Just when I thought that I was about to lose my property, Fistel Law Group gave me great hope. What I liked about Atty. Fistel was that he did not make false promises. He explained to me all the possibilities for foreclosure defense and what would be the scenario for my case. I chose litigation and loss mitigation options for my case. I did not want lose my condo. He gave me the chance to choose the best option for me, and he saved me and my home when I was about to give up. It is very rare these days to find and honest Attorney who will fight your case as it was his own house. Thank you Mr. Fistel!!!
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Response from F. Fistel July 3, 2016
Oswaldo, Thank you for the kind words. I'm so glad we were able to resolve your case to your satisfaction. I believe this was a great win win for both your and the Bank since they realized they had a difficult case if they took your case to trial. Thanks again for being a loyal client.
Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
a nice and organized lawyer
Scott Fistel helped me with an elaborate problem. he is patient and very good at what he does, and the customer service of his office- especially his assistant Maria Jose- is exemplary. i felt my frequent questions were received warmly and everyone had time for me whenever i called.
Posted by Luke | June 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I put my case in the best hands
In 2010 Scott handled my foreclosure case and got it dismissed in no time. Scott dedicated the time and care as nobody else. Since then, I have recommended him to many others with great results as well. Scott is dedicated, compassionate and has great experience. Thanks Scott
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2013
Great attorney
Fistel law helped me with immigration process and later with foreclosure. I made the best choice as he worked with me and my family to financially afford his service.
Posted by Robert | September 10, 2013
Foreclosure Attorney I found in Coconut Creek
Mr. Scott Fistel has helped me through the foreclosure process that started in 2009. I have got to meet with many times through the years. He breaks everything down into layman's terms , He saved my house and I cant thank him enough. He wasn't the cheapest or the most expensive. Mr. Fistel has a passion for the law within foreclosures. I think that this is definitely a niche.
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Posted by Eric Willner | November 7, 2012
Expert Advice and Reliable Service
I have used Scott Fistel for several legal matters, and continue to do so. He is very knowledgeable and also does his research to always be on the cutting edge of his profession. I have recommended The Fistel Law Group on several occassions and will continue to do so.
Posted by Eitan | January 11, 2011
recomendation
I met Scott Fistel for the first time yesterday. I came to him for help, ready to hire him to handle the foreclosure defense on my house. After listening to me and reviewing a pile of documents attorney Fistel refused to take the case. His rational was: you don't need an attorney. In a few sentences he instructed me what I need to do and told me to go do it myself. Scott saved me thousands of dollars which I was ready to gladly give him. His integrity and honesty are a complete opposite to the "shark like" image of lawyers. A person's character is a key factor for selecting professional help for me. I believe it is true for you too. Now you know.
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Posted by Alex | August 13, 2010
Experience with Fistel Law Firm
I recently finished short-selling my second rental property which was in forclosure thanks to Fistel Law Firm and its staff. They have been the most professional law firm i have ever dealt with. They saved me from losing money, losing my credit and from potentially very costly legal problems. I highly recommend them if you have any real estate related issues!
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Posted by Sam | August 2, 2010
A Great Technician and Excellent Co-Counsel
I have known Attorney Fistel professionally for over 21 years. His knowledge of foreclosure law is always current and includes the latest developments in foreclosure, which has been extremely volatile in the last few years. If losing your home is a possibility, wouldn't you want the most knowledgeable and competent lawyer available? I certainly would! That is why I would not hesitate to refer my foreclosure clients in South Florida to Attorney F. Fistel. Signed, Sam Aurilio, Esq.
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Posted by Emilio | August 2, 2010
a lawyer AND a human being
Scott Fistel is a rarity- a successful and knowledgeable attorney who is also a wonderful human being, someone who takes the time to patiently explain things, who is genuinely sympathetic and concerned about his client's issues, and who is both comforting and understanding. He practices according to the most rigorous ethical standards, but also enthusiastically presents his clients' cases in the best light possible and using strategy to obtain winning results. Excellent attorney- I strongly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2010
I recommend F. Scott Fistel
I wrote this letter to Scott Fistel to show him my appreciation as his more than satisfied client: "Dear Scott, please accept my utmost gratitude for your faithfulness, astonishing skill, dedication, and support you have shown to me in this lawsuit. This case does not feel so much like a millstone around my neck any longer. The documents you attached are crafted in the exact same way I would have done it... if I had your knowledge, skill, and experience. I find those documents outstanding in their clarity and truthfulness, sticking to the facts and the law... and dismantling the errors and arrows coming from the other side. I am convinced that you are on the same page with me when it comes to the facts and to the law and how to present that to the court. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"
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Posted by dennis | July 28, 2010
Forecloser defense
Scott was able to stop my forecloser and help me to stay in my home. His knowledge and ability to deal with all the issues help make a difference through this difficult process.
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2010
Client
Mr. Fistel has been handling my real estate case for two years now. He has proven to be a reliable and trustworthy lawyer who truly cares for his clients. It is reassuring to know that Mr. Fistel is working in your best interest. I would recommend him to anyone in need of legal council who wants someone on their side.
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Hurricane Action Legal Team PA
  • 2006 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Fistel Law Firm PA
  • 2003 - Present
  • Mediator/Arbitrator/Hearing Officer
  • Broward County Court Mediation/Arbitration Program
  • 1990 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Fistel and Associates PA
  • 2003 - 2009
  • Shareholder
  • F. Scott Fistel PA
  • 1989 - 2003
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Education

  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982

Legal Cases

  • Foreclosure
  • Case Dismissed

Associations

  • Bar for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Bar for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Bar for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Deaf Service Bureau of Miami Pro Bono Project
  • Chairman
  • 1995 - 2000
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - 2004
  • School Board of Broward County Minority Business Enterprise Committee
  • Member
  • 1992 - 1995
  • Broward Independent Living Center
  • Chairperson of Personnel Committee
  • 1991 - 1996
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 1990 - 2009
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • America's most honored professional
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • Advocate of the Year
  • Broward County Office of Equal Opportunity Human Rights Division
  • 1997
  • Gubernatiorial Appointment
  • Florida Council for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • 1996
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Lighthouse for the Blind
  • 1995
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • South Florida State Hospital/HRS
  • 1994
  • Advocate of the Year
  • Broward County Office of Equal Opportunity Human Rights Divison
  • 1993
  • Board Member Special Recognition
  • Broward County Advisory Board for Persons with Disabilites
  • 1993
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Lauderhill Kiwanis Club
  • 1993
  • Certificate of Commendation
  • Broward County Court Mediation and Arbitration Program
  • 1991
  • Certificate of Commendation
  • Broward County Mediation and Arbitration Program
  • 1988
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Publications

  • The Miami Herald
  • Disabilities law takes hold
  • 1995
  • The Herald
  • Easing the way for disabled still a feat
  • 1995
  • Broward Review
  • Four years after law's passage, disabled people find doors still shut
  • 1994
  • Sun Sentenial
  • Seminar delivers guidance on enforcing rights of disabled
  • 1994
  • The Goods
  • The law is on the side of disabled Americans
  • 1994
  • The Miami Hearld
  • Law means hope fo disabled
  • 1993
  • The Miami Herald
  • Companies praised for efforts to accommodate disabled
  • 1993
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Speaking Engagements

  • Garfield Continuum
  • Presenter and Panelist at the Foreclosure Defense Workshop held on April 19, 2009, in Orlando, FL
  • 2009
  • Southern Regional Conference of the National Lawyers Guild
  • Americans with Disabilites Act:Five Years Later
  • 1996
  • Statewide Training for VR Associates
  • Update on Legal Rights and ADA Compliance Issues
  • 1995
  • One Day Seminar on the ADA
  • The Americans with Disabilites Act of 1990, A Continuing Obligation
  • 1994
  • Know your Legal Rights under the ADA
  • Lets Talk About the ADA and Legal Rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
  • 1994
  • Florida Oral Annual Convention
  • Your rights under the Americans with Disabilites Act (ADA)
  • 1994
  • Arts Accessibility: The Challenge is Ours
  • Americans with Disabilites Act
  • 1993
  • Americans with Disabilites Act Workshop
  • Reasonable Accommodations and Undue Hardships-What do these terms means
  • 1993
  • National Deaf Awareness Week
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities for Deaf and Hearing Impaired People
  • 1992
  • Learn about the ADA
  • Implementation of the Americans with Disabilites Act(ADA)
  • 1992
  • How to get your city into ADA compliance
  • ADA Compliance
  • 1992
  • Americans with Disabilites Act;Know your obligations
  • Overview of the Americans with Disabilites Act and how it affects State Government
  • 1992
  • ADA: Public Accommodations
  • Learn How to Implement the ADA In Your Organization
  • 1992
  • ADA: How it affects you
  • Americans with Disabilites Act: Consumer Education and the Law
  • 1992
  • ADA Rights and Stroke Victims
  • Americans with Disabilites Act
  • 1992
  • ADA and your obligations
  • Americans with Disabilites Act as it relates to Executive Directors
  • 1992
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Attorney endorsements

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Foreclosure Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"F. Scott Fistel is a unparalleled litigator and negotiator. I've seen him first-hand in trials, depositions, and other hearings representing the best interests of his clients in seemingly impossible situations. However, with his grade of his experience, he somehow reaches a favorable judgment or settlement for his client. He puts other lawyers to shame."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Scott on multiple occasions and he is an excellent attorney. He is thorough and always prepared."
Foreclosure Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He and his staff are hard-working professionals, and they clearly care about their clients."
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