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Andrew Scott Epstein

Litigation Attorney at Fort Myers, FL

5.0   19 reviews

also known as Andrew Epstein Law, Andrew Scott Epstein, Esquire

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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 28 years
    Florida - FL 31 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Good Standing 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 Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    70%
    Consumer fraud Deceptive Trade Practices Contract disputes Contractor disputes/defects Consumer law Construction defects Construction liens Defamation Faulty work or repairs Fraud and deception Landlord/Tenant Mechanic liens Vehicle repairs

    32 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Business
    20%
    Agency Contracts Entity creation Buying or Selling a business Construction Fraud Commercial liability Corporate boards Debtor and Creditor Non-Compete Agreements Partnerships Real Estate Transactions Secured Transactions Small Businesses

    32 years

  3. Personal injury
    10%
    Vehicular Accidents: Auto Bicycle Motorcycle Pedestrian Premises Liability: Slip & Fall Dog Bites Negligent Security Other personal injury claims: Nursing home neglect Prescription Drug Error Defamation

    32 years

WHEN THE WORLD IS ON YOUR SHOULDERS, WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK! OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE PROVIDING ADVICE, GUIDANCE, AND EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION IN A BROAD RANGE OF LEGAL MATTERS WITH A COMMITMENT TO SECURING THE ABSOLUTE BEST RESULTS FOR YOU.

When the World Is On Your Shoulders, We've Got Your Back! Personal professional legal experience you can count on when you need it the most with over 30 years of experience serving your legal needs in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, Lehigh Acres, Naples, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, and throughout Southwest Florida and the State of Florida. Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Peer Review Rated deemed Preeminent which is the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. AVVO 10.0 out of 10 rating. To date, I've personally handled thousands of cases in Lee County and throughout the State.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2020,2015
Client's Choice
2020 2015
Top Contributor 2020,2018
Top Contributor
2020 2018

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Location

Andrew S. Epstein, P.A.
Andrew S. Epstein, P.A.
4600 Summerlin Road
Suite C-2524
Fort Myers, FL, 33919
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by Michele | October 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Outcome!
Mr. Epstein’s negotiation skills are unmatched and he is extremely professional and courteous when communicating with us and while handling matters in our case. Andrew carefully explained all of our options and detailed the implications of each path. His knowledge of all of the many aspects of this matter allowed him help us weigh options and reach a very satisfactory conclusion to or case. He consistently kept us informed of the case's progress each step of the way. Mr. Epstein is a consummate professional – knowledgeable, transparent, trustworthy, and responsive to questions.
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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Concerned Attorney
Mr. Epstein has greatly helped me with my very complicated Legal Matter by displaying exceptional understanding.
Posted by Lisa | February 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is the best!!
He called me and took action immediately. Did not act rushed. Answered all my questions fully. So polite and professional. Thank you Avvo he’s the best!
Posted by Delisha | May 22, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
Legal Expert
Thank you Andrew !! You helped me tremendously! Andrew is very knowledgeable and knows how to get the job done !!
Posted by Alexandria | February 3, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you!
I am extremely impressed with Andrew's legal expertise and dedication. He goes above and beyond to help his clients, providing thorough guidance and support. Andrew's commitment to excellence sets him apart, making him a five-star choice for anyone in need of legal assistance.
Posted by Dave | October 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Swift and Decisive Action
I was being bullied in a contract dispute by a certain company. Andrew Epstein took quick and decisive action on my behalf and got them to back off. I picked the best attorney possible to represent me in this matter. Would hire him again in a minute.
Posted by Cathy | March 12, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
Attorney Epstein is a very caring attorney who cares about your situation and works very hard to help you solve the issue. I would recommend him highly.
Posted by Michael | August 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Home Partners Savior
HPA kept delaying our move in date on a house we selected, and after contacting Andrew, he was able to quickly and efficiently guide us towards our "out". Within the public court documents, he was able to point out the house had never even been eligible for sale up to that point! He sent over the relevant public documents, all of which were above my head. With his help, my family was able to get a full refund on our deposit, and remove us from any further obligations we may have had with HPA. His fee was more than reasonable for what he was able to provide us with considering that up to that point, all of our previous emails fell onto corporate ears.
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2022
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The best
He is an extremely attentive, dedicated and knowledgeable lawyer. He is absolutely someone you need on your side. Very thankful to have found him.
Posted by Elise | March 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OUTSTANDING
Andrew was immediately concerned with our real estate issue and addressed it that same day. He took the time to listen to the details and therefore had a complete understanding of our situation and what needed to be done. He is a man of integrity. We are very lucky to have found him.
Posted by Drew | February 14, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Andrew's The Best
We had a great meeting and found him to be very knowledgeable. Our meeting was very productive and we look forward to a long relationship.
Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Learned a lot
Mr. Epstein was kind enough to answer my question after normal business hours and proceeded to offer several helpful suggestions and resources I could check into. My case is small compared to many but if he had been local to my area I would have hired him for sure!
Response from Andrew Epstein February 13, 2020
Very kind. I too wish I was in your area so I could help you.
Posted by Mel | May 28, 2015
Andrew is a great lawyer.
I have known Andrew for more than twenty years and he has represented me in a variety of different and complicated legal matters. Over the years he has become my counselor, my lawyer and a trusted friend who I can rely on to give me smart realistic legal advice (whether I like the answers or not).
Posted by Matthew | May 28, 2015
Andrew Epstein is "My lawyer"!
Mr. Epstein is truly a class act and a consummate professional. I can say without equivocation that his interests are in you and your case and the matters at hand. At no point in a very long drawn out process that had many twists and turns did my confidence in Mr. Epstein wavier in any respect. He was always exceptionally trustworthy, very responsive to my questions, my calls, to deadlines and my own concerns. He was extremely knowledgeable about all the various aspects and contingencies of the matter, and kept me apprised of status, risks, rewards, and always offers invaluable unselfish pragmatic advice. Our result was favorable. But, I can honestly say proudly that I always felt he was doing the best that could be done for me in my case. This is not the first time that I have had to hire a lawyer, but hiring Andrew was the best decision I could have made and I was always extremely satisfied with his efforts. He is fully committed to you and your case from the start until the absolute finish. He is definitely "my lawyer".
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Posted by Steven | May 27, 2015
Absolutely Amazing
As a fellow attorney, I have had the privilege of working with Andrew and against Andrew in litigated matters. The level of knowledge and professionalism is absolutely superb. I truly wish that more lawyers could demonstrate the same level of mutual respect, courtesy, integrity and honesty the way that Andrew does. I am and will continue to fully endorse Andrew as an attorney for your legal matters and concerns,
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Posted by Suzanne | May 27, 2015
Brilliant, intelligent and charming attorney!
Mr. Epstein was most professional in handling my case and performed brilliantly. He showed great understanding of the law and made it a priority to keep us informed of the case's progress each and every step of the way. He is decisive, intelligent, and a real fighter, and we got better results than we ever hoped for!
Posted by David | May 27, 2015
Honesty, Integrity and Fierce Advocate
r. Epstein took on my case at a point when it was as he described it a "mess." I had prior counsel who was only in it for a quick settlement. Claims had been allowed to expire and the clock was running out and I found Mr. Epstein. He was very honest from the beginning in his assessment of my case and I have since learned that it's best to have a lawyer give you the most honest assessment of your case rather than telling you what you may want to hear. Mr. Epstein did that. I can honestly say that he has been a powerful advocate. He's brilliant, knows the law inside and out and is a fair and decent man. He promptly returned my telephone calls and emails and his staff is top notch. I highly recommend Mr. Epstein and I know I probably haven't been the easiest client he's worked with. I hope he knows just how much I value his representation.
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Posted by Eric | May 25, 2015
Smart, Ethical, Practical
Andrew is careful, thorough and a strategic thinker. Having had experiences with other attorneys over the years, Andrew has paid closer attention to always remembering my needs and goals. He has the highest personal ethics and would not compromise them under any circumstances. He is keenly aware of what the true costs of legal action are likely to be and makes sure that there are no surprises in that regard.
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Posted by ayelet | May 23, 2015
Thank You Mr. Epstein
I hired Mr. Epstein and I'm extremely happy that I did! He clearly knows and understands the law, was very responsive to me when I had question he provided answers that I could actually understand. I highly recommend Mr. Epstein for anyone dealing with business issues and especially to handle litigation.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Andrew S. Epstein, P.A.
  • 2020 - Present
  • Founding Partner / Vice President
  • Belcher & Epstein, P.A.
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Owner/President
  • Andrew S. Epstein, P.A.
  • 2000 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Duncan & Tardiff, P.A.
  • 1995 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Garvin & Tripp, P. A.
  • 1992 - 1995
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Education

  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Cornell University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DuPont Builders, Inc. v. Sarah Elizabeth Baker, 987 So.2d 146 (Fla. 2D DCA 2008)
  • Contractor offered $100 to settle lawsuit. Contractor who prevailed at trial was entitled to attorney fees under offer of judgment statute and rule; offer of judgment statute and rule created an independent basis for the award of attorney fees
  • Parkway Bank v. Fort Myers Armature Works, Inc., 658 So.2d 646 (Fla. 2D DCA 1995)
  • Bank's Petition for Certiorari dismissed. Even when parties have executed valid waiver of jury trial, trial court has discretion to use advisory jury.
  • Rescom Investments, Inc. v. Strategic Consulting & Managing, Inc., 635 So.2d 1061 (Fla. 2D DCA 1994)
  • Appellate Court affirmed trial court's appointment of receiver based upon substantial record evidence that appellants defaulted on mortgage obligations. However, trial court erred setting appellee's bond for receivership at only $10,000.

Associations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • A+ Accredited Business
  • 2022 - Present
  • Southwest Florida Safety Council
  • Board of Directors
  • 2003 - Present
  • Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • The Calusa American Inn of Court - American Inns of Court
  • Master / (President 2018)
  • 1999 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Member (President 2010)
  • 1992 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Achieving Excellence Evolution Task Force
  • 2018 - 2019
  • LARC - serving citizens with developmental disabilities
  • Board of Directors
  • 2003 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2024
  • Top Rated Lawyer 2024
  • Avvo
  • 2024
  • Top Rated Lawyers in Florida
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2024
  • Pro-Bono Award
  • Florida Rural Legal Services
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • Top Rated Lawyers in Florida
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2023
  • America's Most Honored Lawyer - Top 1%
  • American Registry
  • 2023
  • Platinum Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction 2022 - Civil Litigation
  • 2022
  • 2022 Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • 2022 AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers - Top 1% 2021
  • America's Most Honored
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers - Top 1%
  • The American Regsitry
  • 2020
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers
  • American Registry
  • 2020
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 1%
  • American Registry
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent
  • Lawyers.com
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent
  • Lawers.com - Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 1% 2017
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Rated Attorney - Litigation
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Gulfshore Business
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers in Florida
  • The Legal Network
  • 2013
  • Top Southwest Florida Lawyers
  • Gulfshore Life
  • 2012
  • Who's Who AV Preeminent Lawyers
  • Gulfshore Business
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.
  • 2010
  • Meritorious Public Service - Chair Grievance Committee 20D
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Sterling Education Services, Inc.
  • Landlord Tenant Law - Tenant Rights & Landlord Responsibilities
  • 2008
  • Sterling Education Services, Inc.
  • Problem Tenants
  • 2008
  • Lorman Education Services
  • Collection Law In Florida
  • 1995
  • Lorman Education Services
  • Final Judgments
  • 1995
  • Lorman Education Services
  • Fair Debt Collections Practices Act & The Florida Consumer Credit Practices Act
  • 1995
  • Lorman Education Services
  • Foreclosures - Employing New Statutory Procedures & Deficiency Judgments
  • 1995
  • Lorman Education Services
  • Collection of Money Judgments - Post-Judgment Remedies & Exemptions
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • Landlord Tenant Law
  • Problem Tenants - Tenant Rights & Landlord Responsibilities
  • 2008
  • Collection Law in Florida
  • Collection of Money Judgments / Fair Debt Collections Practices Act & The Florida Consumer Credit Practices Act
  • 1995

Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (12)
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Litigation Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It has been a pleasure working with Mr. Epstein in the Avvo advice forums. His advice is always reasoned and knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to follow his legal advice and it is my pleasure to endorse this attorney."
Consumer protection Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Epstein's significant experience emanates throughout his always thoughtful and precise responses providing sound advice. Mr. Epstein recognizes both the actual and tacit questions, addressing the questioners in terms they can understand. I appreciate the advice his provides and endorse him for same."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Andrew's answers here on AVVO are thorough, thoughtful and cogent. I would not hesitate to follow his suggestions or advice. gsg"
Business Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Epstein is a well established experienced lawyer; He is very well versed and very capable lawyer who is highly recommended in the legal community, especially for his creative solutions and problem solving in the area of Business Law. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, he is a true asset to the AVVO community."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Epstein is a well versed and capable lawyer that is highly recommended in the legal community, especially for his creative solutions and problem solving."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known attorney Epstein closely for over 20 years, and his legal skills and negotiation efforts are second to none. I would not hesitate to refer a client or friend to him."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. Andrew's work ethic, professional standards and reputation are highly respected in our legal community."
Business Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew Epstein is thoroughly knowledgeable in the practice of business litigation, and a credit to the legal profession. I am happy to endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andrew Epstein has been a long-time friend and colleague who I would not hesitate to refer to a client in need of his services. I do endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is a well-respected member of our legal community, and an expert litigator. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Epstein is a well known and well respected attorney in the region. I highly recommend him as an attorney, expert witness, and trial litigator. He is a thorough, honest, and diligent advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew deserves the highest rating on this site and i would endorse him. He is well respected."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Andrew without hesitation. He is a passionate and knowledgeable attorney. He takes his client's matters personally, and he works hard to achieve a successful outcome. I refer clients regularly to Andrew."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I absolutely endorse this lawyer. You will not find an attorney more passionate about his clients' issues than Andrew. As a litigation attorney, I know Andrew to be zealous for his clients, professional in dealing with other attorneys and EXTREMELY knowledgeable in several areas of law. He is very well respected in our area by both attorneys and judges."
Litigation Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. We have been involved in several cases during our careers. Andrew is very knowledgeable of the law, always prepared, and professional. A pleasure to have on the other side of a case."
Litigation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Andrew "Drew" Epstein for approximately 15 years. During that time, he has distinguished himself as one of Southwest Florida's leading commercial and civil litigation attorneys. Drew works hard for his clients, and gets the results they deserve."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Fort Myers Litigation Lawyer Andrew Scott Epstein
Andrew Scott Epstein
Litigation Attorney
Fort Myers, FL
Licensed for 31 years
Virtual consultation available