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Joseph Maus

Car accident Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

4.3   11 reviews

also known as JOSEPH M MAUS

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    30%
    A Florida law firm dedicated to handling serious injury and accident claims arising from car accidents , cruise accidents, slip and falls, and workers compensation injuires. Recognized as Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine; SuperLawyers 2010-2014; AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating awarded for legal skills and ethics.

    33 years

  2. Insurance
    20%
    Homeowner and commercial property damage claims. Roof leaks, pipe breaks, water damage, fire, plumbing backups, interior damage, electrical damage

    24 years

  3. Slip and fall accident
    20%
    A Florida law firm dedicated to handling serious injury and accident claims arising from car accidents , cruise accidents, slip and falls, and workers compensation injuires. Recognized as Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine; SuperLawyers 2010-2014; AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating awarded for legal skills and ethics.

    33 years

  4. Wrongful death
    20%
    A Florida law firm dedicated to handling serious injury and accident claims arising from car accidents , cruise accidents, slip and falls, and workers compensation injuires. Recognized as Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine; SuperLawyers 2010-2014; AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating awarded for legal skills and ethics.

    33 years

  5. Workers compensation
    10%
    A Florida law firm dedicated to handling serious injury and accident claims arising from car accidents , cruise accidents, slip and falls, and workers compensation injuires. Recognized as Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine; SuperLawyers 2010-2014; AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating awarded for legal skills and ethics.

    33 years

Mr. Maus is a Florida native practicing law in South Florida since 1993. He currently limits his practice to serious injury and accident claims, including car accidents, workers compensation, cruise ship accidents and slip and fall claims; and homeowner property damage claims.  Mr. Maus also represents businesses in South Florida in contract negotiations and commercial litigation.  

 

Mr. Maus is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell. An "AV" rating is the highest rating awarded for professional ability and adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics.

 

Mr. Maus began his career at the Broward County State Attorney’s Office as a Felony Trial Prosecutor. In his last year as a Prosecutor, he obtained guilty verdicts in 20 of his last 21 jury trials. Prior to opening his own firm, he worked for a large multi-state litigation firm based in Miami, specializing in commercial litigation, liability defense, EEOC, longshore and workers compensation defense, automobile warranty litigation and administrative hearings.

 

Mr. Maus has tried over 60 jury trials to verdict and has litigated claims in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, as well as, Collier and Lee counties on the west coast.  Mr. Maus has successfully argued before the 3rd District Court of Appeals, The United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. He is currently admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle District of Florida, and all Florida State Courts. Reported cases: Vasaly v. Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan and Berlin, P.A., 707 So.2d 427 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1998) and Lukowsky v. Hauser and Metsch, P.A., 677 So. 2d 1383 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1996).

 

Mr. Maus previously served as the Mayor of the City of Oakland Park, and also served for three years on the City Commission. Mr. Maus recently completed a two year term on the Broward County Charter Review Committee, having been appointed by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. He previously served on the Broward County Planning Council and the County’s Resource Recovery Board. He is the former President of The Hundred Club of Broward County, a non-profit group that supports the families of police officers and firefighters killed or seriously injured in the line of duty. He is the Vice Chairman of the St. Anthony School Advisory Board, and is a member of the St. Anthony Foundation for Education. He is a member of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, and has sat on numerous committees for the Broward County Bar Association.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Location

Maus Law Firm
205 West Davie Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33315
Joseph Maus
The Maus Law Firm
901 E Atlantic Blvd
Pompano Beach, FL, 330607301
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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by Ted | April 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and always answers his calls
I have a Homeowners claim. Mr.Maus represented me and my wife and we went to our first deposition he handled it like a true professional and returned a great outcome. Very satisfied with his attention to us and our representation. Thanks Mr.Maus.
Posted by Lloyd | October 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Action Complete, Well Done
Bicycling, rammed from rear by SUV, in hospital, broken humerus and L3 vertebrae, while visiting my daughter in Pompano Beach. I was very pleased when daughter presented a strong recommendation from a friend for Joseph Maus to be my legal representative. While my main objective in retaining J. Maus was to have all billing and insurance matters in one place, Lawyer J. Maus made a very complete survey of the situation and led all settlements to a very satisfactory end, which I estimate to be more than 10-times better than I would have done alone. Thanks again, Joe.
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2015
Good Legal Help
You are in professional hands when you hire Attorney Joseph Maus He listens to you and proceeds to get, the job done on your case. His response level answering questions was excellent. He is prompt and was always courteous.
Posted by Nathan | May 8, 2014
class act lawyer
Joe is a class act he recently settled a work comp case for me I live in a different state then the accident took place in. I tried to settle it without a lawyers but not successful. So hired Mr Maus and within a year case setttled and check in the bank. His firm is very professional and knowledgeable.
Posted by Dana | July 12, 2012
The Perfect Attorney
Joseph McLean Maus is an excellent attorney. He is the consumate professional and extremely thorough in his case handling. It was a pleasure working with him. He gave me excellent direction and advice. He is very motivated, honest and intelligent. He kept me on the right track from the beginning of my case to the end. I was always well prepared and so was he. He is a great attorney.
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Posted by sharon | February 3, 2010
Great job
I thought joe maus did a great job. I had to deal with my situation over the phone and from another state. I was very pleased with the outcome. My case was handled in a very timely matter.
Posted by Alice | January 20, 2010
Client Satisfaction
I have dedicated 45+ years to the legal profession as a Legal Assistant and have worked for many different firms in both Florida and Pennsylvania. When I was injured on the job, when I ran into a brick wall with my employer's insurance carrier, it became necessary for me to hire outside counsel to represent me. I found Mr. Maus to be straight forward, ethical, knowledgeable and conscientious in his handling of my claim. We were dealing with a very dishonest insurance carrier and the waters were very muddy, but he kept pushing forward, bringing my claim to a far better conclusion than I could have accomplished on my own. I would whole-heartedly recommed him to represent clients in all areas of his expertise.
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Posted by Joseph | January 20, 2010
Joseph Maus - Dependable, caring, trustworthy.
I had a terrible accident in which I almost lost my life and Mr. Maus and his firm were very helpful in easing my mind and assuring me that the events that had transpired after the accident would not be the end of me, although the trauma from the accident had me fearing the worst. There was always someone to speak with regarding my case and they were courteous and friendly throughout. Where other attorneys had given me no hope, Mr. Maus had given me the inspiration I needed to make it through a difficult time. My case was handled quickly and efficiently and every route was explored to it's fullest in order to achieve maximum results. I would very eagerly and heartily recommend this firm to anyone who has had any type of injury. I cannot express enough the peace of mind I had received after having Mr. Maus and his team working for my benefit.
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2009
Jacksonville client
Good listener. Very understanding, very resourceful, versatile and smart. We highly recommend Joe to anyone who is in need of legal services.
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Is there less than one star
He believed kept crucial evidence that would have won my case to his self I didn't see it untill he got my case dismissed. He is a robot lawyer if your case needs proving he does not have the detective kind of skills that is actually needed to prove your case .he can go through the attorney motions . But if your case needs the digging for the information needed to prove your case forget it . Even if you ask do I need to get involved in proving my own case . He will tell you he's a super lawyer assures you he has everything under control . Then your case is dismissed . The insurance company was willing to pay me 10000 to go away . He managed to get that reduced to 2400. How super is that
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Response from Joseph Maus February 3, 2017
Slip and fall claims are difficult claims to prove in Florida, especially where there is no evidence that the person slipped on anything dangerous. Every witness and every document was subpoenaed and reviewed in this case, however the judge did not think the evidence was strong enough. The law in Florida only makes a business responsible for a slip and fall if there is a dangerous condition which caused the fall and which existed for a sufficient period of time that the business either knew about it, or should have known about it. Neither the client nor any of the witnesses provided any evidence that there was a dangerous condition, or that the business knew about it. We worked hard on this file and were disappointed in the result.
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Posted by Tracy | July 8, 2013
Disappointing
I hired Mr Maus for a car accident 15 months ago. He kept us informed for a few months and at one time he had a great legal assistant named Carrie that kept us informed with everything and alway returned all of our phone calls. However Carrie left the office and our case sat for several months with no action. Phone calls were never answered, emails were never answered, legal assistants never updated us, and Mr Maus especially did not return phone calls. As a matter of fact, I have not heard Mr Maus's voice for over 12 months now. I am getting ready to switch attorneys to somebody who actually cares about their clients. I would never recommend this attorney.
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Cost

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  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Maus Law Firm
  • 2002 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Thomas and Pearl
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Prosecutor
  • Broward County State Attorney's Office
  • 1993 - 1996
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Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • The Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • John Mclaughlin v. Connie Dixon
  • settled in excess of $1 Million Dollars

Associations

  • Fort Lauderdale Mariner's Club
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Southeast Admiralty Law Institute
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Broward Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Spanish
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Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyers
  • West's Publishing
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyers
  • West's Publishing
  • 2013
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyers of America
  • Super Lawyers - USA
  • 2009
  • Mayor
  • City of Oakland Park
  • 2003
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2003
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Publications

  • Legal Trends Magazine
  • Successfully Pursuing Your Car Accident Claim
  • 2007
  • Florida Lawyer
  • Common Pitfalls for Business Contracts
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (5)
Endorse Joseph
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joseph for some time. He is an excellent, knowledgeable and personable attorney. As such, I fully endorse him for Personal Injury matters."
Wrongful death Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Maus is an outstanding attorney who provides exemplary advice on Avvo. I would recommend everyone and anyone to him for representation. Even though I have been practicing fo 24 years, as a judge, magistrate, prosecutors, and in private practice, I learn valuable new information from him every day. A superb attorney."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph is an ethical, enthusiastic and talented attorney who I know to be a true professional in his industry. I recommend Mr. Maus highly."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joseph is a very focused attorney and most often excels at whatever case he is concentrating upon."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Maus. From his credentials Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community and striving for more and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos."
Personal injury Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joe for nearly 20 years (since law school). He has always been the consumate professional. You would have a very difficult time finding someone in the legal community that has something negative to say about him."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Joe professionally for several years as a fellow South Florida attorney. His reputation in the community as a highly skilled, aggressive and ethical attorney is well earned. Over the past 10+ years, I have referred many clients to Joe’s firm and I have never heard anything but positive remarks. I highly recommend Joe to anyone with a serious injury or accident claim."
Personal injury Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Joe is one of the finest attorneys in the area. His reputation regarding honesty, integrity and hard work is beyond reproach."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have referred Joe many cases over the last 15 years. He has obtained phenomenal results every time. More importantly, the clients I have referred to him have always been more than satisfied with the work Joe has done on their cases. I will continue to refer cases to Joe, and recommend him highly."
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