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Audrey Hildes Schechter

Litigation Attorney at Largo, FL

5.0   12 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 26 years
    Florida - FL 31 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Audrey

Learn Audrey’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    70%
    Medicare fraud, government fraud and other qui tam whistle blower litigation; contract disputes; negligence; retaliation resulting from whistleblowing

  2. Contracts and agreements
    20%

  3. Appeals
    5%

  4. Employment and labor
    5%
    Retaliation and discharge as a result of whistle blowing and reporting fraud.

I am an experienced commercial and civil litigator, working in the areas of healthcare fraud, Medicare fraud, Medicaid fraud, Tricare fraud, qui tam (whistle blower), False Claims Act, appellate practice, health care law, and small business contract disputes.  My healthcare fraud cases include those involving physicians, pharmacists, medical devices, kickbacks from drug companies, to name a few.  I also have experience working as a special magistrate on code and variance issues, and can assist homeowners in these areas.

I have practiced in Florida for 27 years, assisting clients and other lawyers in a wide range of litigation and appellate matters. I have provided invaluable litigation and trial assistance in the area of health care fraud and commercial litigation. Both colleagues and clients rely on me for my ability to dissect complex legal issues and present cohesive, understandable and strong arguments to advance my clients’ positions.

Admissions: 

I am admitted to practice in the State of Florida, the Middle District of Florida, the Southern District of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the State of New York.

Education: 

I have an A.B. from Washington University in St. Louis, and a J.D. from Boston University, where I won a book award for professionalism, and served as a Case and Note Editor of the American Journal of Law and Medicine.

Memberships: 

Pinellas County Mid-County Bar Association; Pinellas Association of Women Lawyers, American Association for Justice,Qui Tam litigation group, secretary;  Florida Justice Association, Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association,Taxpayers Against Fraud; Florida Superlawyers 2019.

Photos and videos

Ms. Schechter with Attorney Jim Dodson, following presentation of False Claims Act Primer at Mid-County Bar Association meeting.

Location

Audrey Hildes Schechter, Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 445
Largo, FL, 33779

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Reviews

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Posted by George | February 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Audrey
I have used Audrey in the past on several occasions, she has been very attentive, detailed, and most importantly successful in the work we had together.
Posted by Shaun | October 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true professional
I had the pleasure of meeting Ms Schechter six weeks ago, and I cannot stress enough about how much of a professional she is. Knowledgeable, courteous and extremely efficient. She was always polite and attentive and handled my case faster then I thought possible. I will recommend her to family, friends and colleagues and I encourage you, if you are interviewing for representation, she give her an opportunity to show you how well she can work for you
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Response from Audrey Schechter April 12, 2019
Shaun, It was my great pleasure to help you with your contract issue. I was so glad that I could resolve the matter efficiently and effectively for you. I look forward to serving you in the future!
Posted by Jordan | September 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Audrey!
Audrey helped my husband and I with a tree that fell on my neighbors house after Hurricane Irma and caused them some roof damage. The neighbor was trying to bully us into filing a claim under my homeowners insurance, which is against FL law. The situation had me very worried. I retained Audrey as soon as the situation escalated. Audrey handled the situation immediately by sending a certified letter to the homeowner which stated all of FL laws and the facts of the case. She is firm, diligent and confident. She has kept me at ease every step of the way and continues to make herself available when I have questions. Audrey will be my first call in any legal case I may find myself in the future!
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Posted by Larry | April 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Researcher and Litiigator
Audrey is an extremely smart, deeply committed attorney who does great, thorough research, writes extremely well, and argues very effectively and zealously. She is deeply committed to the nursing home fraud and False Claim Act cases that she has been specializing in. She also brings a strong sense of fairness and rigorous ethics to her work. We often consult with each other on cases in each other's jurisdiction and our own, and I find her knowledge and advice extremely reliable and helpful.
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Posted by Lisa | June 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Execution
Since the first step of initiating legal counseling, Audrey Hilde Schecter has carefully attended to all the details necessary to get my case resolved in a professional and timely manner.
Response from Audrey Schechter June 20, 2016
Thank you Lisa. It is my great pleasure to work with you toward resolution of your legal matter.
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
qui tam
I have the utmost respect for all attorneys who pursue qui tam cases, and that includes Audrey Schechter. As is usually the case, it is often difficult to stand up for the right thing. Audrey and her firm went the extra mile for me. I felt Audrey and her firm thoroughly explored every avenue of my case. I would recommend her to anyone.
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Response from Audrey Schechter June 16, 2016
So happy you had a positive experience and that we were able to help you through this complex area of the law. Good luck with all of your endeavors. If we can help you in the future, please let us know!
Posted by Susan | June 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I have consulted Audrey on many occasions and she has always given me excellent advice. Her work is very meticulous and thorough. She is a good listener and helped me with a legal issue relating to my medical care. She also helped my mother-in-law with a medical malpractice issue.
Response from Audrey Schechter June 10, 2016
Thank you Susan. I have so enjoyed working with you over the years. I treasure the relationship I have built with you and your entire family.
Posted by Tim | June 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal Resource
Ms. Schechter provided a detailed analysis of my case and outlined a very strategic approach that allowed me to best position myself for the most favorable outcome. Additionally, I was very pleased with the degree of communication that Ms. Schechter maintained throughout her representation; giving me the peace of mind needed throughout a complex case. I highly recommend her services.
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Response from Audrey Schechter June 3, 2016
Thanks Tim! It's my pleasure to assist you in your most interesting case.
Posted by Liz | May 24, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Trusted attorney
I have consulted with Audrey numerous times and she has always provided very sound and well thought out advice. I strongly recommend her.
Response from Audrey Schechter May 25, 2016
Thank you, Liz. It's always my pleasure to help out such a wonderful client.
Posted by Joshua | April 7, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An outstanding legal professional
Audrey was extremely attentive and detail oriented. She was easy to get in contact with and was able to provide invaluable information during our consultations. As an IT manager working in Healthcare, I interact with many legal entities and was very impressed with her knowledge and level of service. I would gladly recommend Audrey as an attorney would not hesitate to use her services again in the future if needed.
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Response from Audrey Schechter April 11, 2016
Thanks very much, Joshua. It was a pleasure being able to assist you and I look forward to assisting you in the future if you have a need.
Posted by Karen | January 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Audrey Schechter has exceeded all my expectations in an attorney. I would highly recommend having Audrey Schechter in your corner as she is an experienced, knowledgeable, comforting and extremely professional and personable attorney. She has a way of making you very important and that your best interests are her priority.
Response from Audrey Schechter January 20, 2016
It is my pleasure and good fortune to have such a wonderful client.
Posted by Nancy | January 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Audrey is a fine lawyer.
Audrey has assisted me and my husband on no less than 5 transactions. She is hard working and responsive in completing the job at hand. I recommend her for a broad range of legal services.
Response from Audrey Schechter January 20, 2016
Repeat clients are my favorite kind of client. I have so enjoyed working with you to obtain the best resolution possible to your legal matters. I give you five stars as well!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Audrey Hildes Schechter, P.A.
  • 1998 - Present

Education

  • Boston University School of Law
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of New York, ex rel. Doe Corp. v. Express Hospitality Group, et al.
  • $13 Million Settlement
  • Kehoe v. DTS Recovery, Inc.
  • Judgment $14,251.44
  • Weiss v. A-1 Recovery, et al.
  • Settled
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Associations

  • Qui Tam Litigation Group, AAJ
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2018 - Present
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • 2016 - Present
  • Women's Law Caucus AAJ
  • 2016 - Present
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2011 - Present
  • Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pinellas Mid-County Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Pinellas Association of Women Lawyers
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer 2019
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Member Spotlight Feature
  • Lawlytics
  • 2018
  • Book Award Professional Responsibility
  • Boston University School of Law
  • 1992
  • Note Editor American Journal of Law and Medicine
  • Boston University School of Law
  • 1991
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Association for Justice
  • Current Trends in Qui Tam Litigation
  • 2019
  • American Association for Justice - Qui Tam Litigation Group
  • The Brand Memoandum and The False Claims Act
  • 2018
  • Pinellas County Mid-County Bar Association
  • Federal False Claims Act
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (2)
Endorse Audrey
Litigation Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Audrey and I have worked together on many cases. She is the consumate professional - disciplined, detail oriented, and most importantly - gets results."
Consumer protection Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Family member
"Audrey is an extremely smart, deeply committed attorney who does great, thorough research, writes extremely well, and argues very effectively and zealously. She is deeply committed to the nursing home fraud and False Claim Act cases that she has been specializing in. She also brings a strong sense of fairness and rigorous ethics to her work. We often consult with each other on cases in each other's jurisdiction and our own, and I find her knowledge and advice extremely reliable and helpful."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Audrey is smart and has the ability to analyze complex legal issues and then break them down simply into a well written piece of research. She is also a fine person with strong ethics and a steady compass for doing the right thing."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Schechter for most of my career and know her to be an extremely intelligent and skillful attorney. Her clients benefit greatly from both her legal acumen and her sincere concern to obtain the best result for their respective situation. I highly endorse Ms. Schechter."
Litigation Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Audrey is a wealth of knowledge with the ability to explain complicated matters so an ordinary person can understand. I heard her speak on qui tam litigation at a Clearwater Mid County Bar luncheon. I think every attendee left the event surprised at how much we had learned about the subject, thanks to Audrey."
Appeals Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Audrey is an excellent legal mind and worked very hard to provide legal drafting and research to help us achieve a very positive result for our client. I highly endorse Audrey as a client advocate and skilled an knowledgeable attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to provide my endorsement of Audrey HIldes Schechter in the field of civil litigation. She is an extremely committed and devoted colleague that always brings her A game. Ms. Hildes-Schechter is an astute and erudite member of the bar and has my fullest endorsement."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Audrey is bright, creative and always professional. She's a pleasure to work with and very persistent in fighting for her clients."
Appeals Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Audrey is an exceptional writer, researcher and advocate and has help make significant law in appellate decisions with her briefs and arguments."
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