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Geoffrey Edward Probst

Admiralty and maritime Attorney at Weston, FL

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Geoff Probst


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About Geoffrey

Learn Geoffrey’s areas of practice.

I started The Probst Law Firm to help people who are personally injured to recover full compensation for what was taken as a result of another's negligence.

I have handled over 750 cruise line cases involving both passengers and crew members, in federal and state court as well as in arbitration. I have handled cases involving virtually everything around cruise ship accidents from wrongful death to slip and falls and everything in between.

I have worked alongside and against some of the best personal injury attorneys. As a result, I have seen what works and what doesn’t for both the liable party and those who have been personally injured. I have learned that when it comes to personal injury, the best offense is the former defense.

Because my experience running an in-house litigation department for a major cruise line is unique, I have focused my practice on cruise ship injuries. But, I also represent those seriously injured on shore in MVA, Slip and Fall Injuries, Negligent Security, Catastrophic Injury, & Wrongful Death.

Our firm understands the frustration that comes from adjusting to living life with a serious injury and we will work with you, your family, and your doctors to help you through it and to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Call our team today to speak to me regarding your case.

Licensed for 21 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/03/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Probst Law Firm
1792 Bell Tower Lane
Weston, FL, 33326
Probst Law Firm
260 Peachtree Street
Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA, 30303
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Posted by Susan | February 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney ever. Highly recommend
I cannot say enough good things about Mr. Probst. He took over my case on a slip and fall (ankle injury) case against cruise line in which I spent my cruise getting around in a wheel chair while celebrating my 30th wedding anniversary with my husband. My previous attorney dropped my case with little notice and not knowing what to do he came to the rescue. He is very professional, caring, answered all my questions, and kept me updated and informed every step of the way. He was even able to get my case settled before my trial date for an undisclosed amount that was much better than I thought it would be due to the fact that cruise lines are in bad shape right now because of the pandemic and not sailing g for almost a year now. I was very pleased with the outcome. I will definitely refer any friends or family member that need legal counsel to him in the future. From this point on he will be my go to person for any legal issues that may arise in the future. 5 stars is not enough I would give him 100 stars if possible. He is an excellent attorney. Susan M.
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Posted by Gabrialle S | January 13, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Most honest attorney I've ever met!
Mr. Probst is a very professional attorney. He cares and listens attentively he offers questions and advice with the utmost knowledge. Geoff is the most honest attorney I've ever met or spoken with. He advised me on a case of a skin burn from a waxing. He was able to text very quick responses if you have a question and will call you with any updates on your personal case. Please be assured that you are in great hands with Mr. Probst law firm. I recommend him very highly
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Posted by Sheila | December 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thrilled!
I am beyond happy with the outcome of my cruise ship bed bug case. I live in another state so we did this through emails and conversations. It worked perfectly. Geoffrey’s advice was always thoughtful and right on. He continued to fight for every penny that he could. I couldn’t ask for a better lawyer and I wish he did all types of law as I would use him for everything!
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Posted by Andrew | November 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
6 stars if possible. 10/10 recommend
I chose Geoffrey Probst to represent me after a accident I experienced on a cruise ship that left me with a broken foot. The cruise company didn’t want to accommodate me in any way what so ever. the rest of the time spent on the cruise I was in a wheelchair with my significant other pushing me around and all our excursions canceled along with the shows and activities on the ship. Due to covid, the process was really slow and I understood that wasn’t Geoffrey’s fault but my patience paid off. Geoffrey responded with the upmost professionalism and truly had my back within this whole process. He stayed in contact with the cruise company and ports and their insurance companies at all times even during the lockdown of covid. I would recommend him to all my friends, family and colleagues. Thank you Geoffrey.
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Thank you for everything, you are the best! Mr. Probst is very committed to his clients and an excellent attorney! He helped me with maritime law when other attorneys could not. I cannot say enough about how impressed I was with his vast maritime law knowledge, commitment to my case, and the amount of time he spent helping me. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking counsel!
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Posted by Eddie | September 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
FANTASTIC! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
I hired Geoffrey Probst to help out with a situation that had occurred when I went on vacation. Not only did he explain the process he also guided me throughout the whole ordeal and what to expect. He was assuring, knowledgeable, and very effective from his part. I would not hesitate to recommend him and his firm to anyone in need of a sound lawyer.
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Posted by Jan | February 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
My husband and I were on back to back sailing last fall to the Baltic. On our second cruise, my husband slipped in the food court on a wet floor. His doctor informed us that he had 3 fractured ribs from the fall. We attempted to contact the cruise line with not much success. We dealt with an underling with no power to make a decision. After a few months, we started looking for an attorney to assist us. We were referred to Geoff by another attorney in Miami. Geoff has a unique background having represented a cruise line as an internal attorney for many years. He left Corporate American and started his own firm. He now represents passengers against the very same cruise lines. His experience having worked both sides of the litigation process puts his skills and negotiating knowledge far above his peers. He has an insight into what types of cases would be settled out of court vs. having to be litigated. Geoff was excellent at evaluating our case and explaining what we would have to face if we pursued litigation. He was honest about the likely outcome and helped us weigh out the options. He never pressured or tried to persuade us either way. We had never sued anyone before, and quite honestly, we weren’t sure we were ready to do so. Through Geoff’s many contacts in the industry, he was able to make a few phone calls on our behalf to his peers within the cruise line. With his help and guidance, we were able to negotiate a fair settlement with the cruise line. For anyone seeking honest advice, I would highly recommend Geoff’s services. He’s a caring informative professional as well as a devoted family man. He’s not your typical attorney, “He’s a diamond in the rough”. We’ve referred him to our friends and family for any needs they may have in their future
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service from an excellent lawyer
A family member suffered an accident onboard a cruise ship. He was taken to the onboard hospital and treated. When I contacted the onboard customer care and asked for some sort of compensation they responded that there was nothing else they can do. At first I wasn't sure how to proceed mainly because the legal process can be a scary mess. Nevertheless I began searching for a lawyer who might help. I found several lawyers online, emailed them and got a few responses. One lawyer called, reviewed the case then referred me to Geoffrey. From here everything was smooth sailing. Geoffrey explained every detail every step of the way and made sure expectations were clear. He called or emailed as necessary and made sure the process was as easy and straightforward as possible. A few months later, he successfully wrapped up the case and got to a settlement better than I ever expected.
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Posted by Ruth | November 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ruth Ward
Geoffrey was a Godsend. I fell on a gangplank coming off a cruise ship in Argentina. Smashed up my left side of face and arm. Only when hired Geoffrey did I get compensation. He is a blessing.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Director, In-House Litigation
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • 2009 - 2019
  • Trial Attorney
  • Mase & Lara, P.A.
  • 2006 - 2009

Education

  • The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.)
  • 2001
  • University of Georgia
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English
  • 1998

Associations

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Florida In-House Legal Department of the Year
  • Daily Business Review
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Geoff."
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Geoffrey is a courteous and intelligent attorney that I have had the pleasure of working with on many cases. I highly endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Probst as a colleague for over a decade. During that time I have seen him represent numerous clients ethically, professionally, and aggressively. Mr. Probst is an attorney with a rare combination: he consistently exhibits great skill and knowledge with a professional, direct approach that is refreshing. I highly recommend Mr. Probst."
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Other
"I've known Geoff for 20+ years, and he's one of the smartest guys I've ever met. He's thorough, and detailed-oriented. He has courtroom experience well beyond his years. I've relied on his expertise in handling personal injury matters in Florida - and will continue to do so into the future. I would endorse and recommend him without reservation. At the first opportunity to refer him a case, I will not hesitate for a second."
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Geoffrey is as skilled in the areas of Admiralty and Maritime as any lawyer I have met in my 31 years of practice."
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Geoff since 2001 and have worked with him on many legal matters. I respect Geoff's work ethic and his litigation skills. I endorse this lawyer!"
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Probst is an excellent attorney who knows the law, is well prepared and a top notch advocate."
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Weston Admiralty and maritime Lawyer Geoffrey Edward Probst
Geoffrey Edward Probst
Admiralty and maritime Attorney
Weston, FL
Licensed for 21 years