Fighting for victims of abuse or
negligence. Representing people who blow the whistle
on government fraud. Helping seniors protect their assets.
Acting as a Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Court
Mediator/Arbitrator. In 2004, I was selected as one
of the Arbitrators in the case of Newhouse v. IHS
Riverfront , one of the first Nursing Home cases
ever arbitrated in Florida. I am a trial lawyer, and
this is what I do.
handle the following cases and, when appropriate, seek
maximum compensation for our clients:
these cases are taken on a contingency basis (costs
excluded). We are never paid a fee unless our client
has a successful recovery.
firm has earned an excellent reputation for its elder
Law Firm has the resources available to large firms.
Because I choose my cases selectively, I can provide
clients with the kind of personal, hands-on attention
that larger firms rarely offer. I never represent an
insurance company or large corporation. I try to solve
problems without the frustration and expense of litigation,
and a very high percentage of my clients' claims are
settled out of court.
I take pride in knowing that most
of my clients come from the referrals of other attorneys,
medical care providers, and former or existing clients.
promises to you:
- To listen carefully
and understand your expectations.
- Never to believe I
am in a better position than you to know what you
need or want.
- To keep you informed
on all matters.
- To explain matters
fully and answer all questions.
- To charge a fair fee
in accordance with the provisions of the Florida Bar
(or other state bar association) and provide a written
agreement pertaining to that fee.
- To have someone in
my office return all client telephone calls within
a family doctor and an elementary school teacher, moved
to the Tampa Bay area from Michigan in 1960. After working
as an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission, Federal
Communications Commission and an international law firm,
I returned to this area to begin my solo practice in
from the DePaul University College of Law in 1982. I
belong to the Florida Bar, the Illinois Bar and the
District of Columbia Bar. I am a member of the National
Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. I am active in the Academy
of Florida Trial Lawyers, the Association of Trial Lawyers
of America (Nursing Home Litigation Section), the Southern
Trial Lawyers Association, the Pinellas County Florida
Trial Lawyers Association, and the Melvin Belli Society.
My law firm participates in community events and charitable
giving. I was honored in 2001 to participate in Gerry
Spence's Regional Trial Lawyers' College.
in Tampa, Florida with my wife Michelle and our two
sons, Robert and Riley.
Division of Fees in accordance with Fla. Rule 4-1.5
honored to referring attorneys.