Areas of Practice
Workers’ Compensation Defense
The law firm is widely considered as one of the premier workers’ compensation firm in the State of Florida. Its members are regularly involved in defending the most complex of cases at mediation, trial and appellate levels. Additionally, many of the members of the law firm participate in various educational programs designed to further the skills of lawyers and clients alike. The law firm believes in providing that extra commitment to its clients and to its profession.
The senior partner, Steve Rissman, is one of the state’s most respected workers’ compensation lawyers. The tradition of excellence started by Steve has continued over nearly 40 years as the firm continues to be a leader in the defense of workers’ compensation claims.
The firm is extensively involved in the defense of civil litigation matters in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. It represents corporations, self-insured employers and insurers and their insureds in all types of personal injury, wrongful death and tort cases. The firm prides itself on the significant trial experience of its attorneys. The firms’ attorneys have tried over 1,325 jury trials to conclusion. This experience provides two demonstrable benefits to its clients. First, the opposition knows that the firm will take cases to trial and win. Second, the fact that the opposition knows the firm will try cases often impacts the ability to achieve pretrial resolution on better terms for the firm’s clients.
Commercial and Business Practices Group
The firm handles all types of transactional and dispute-related issues for individuals and business entities, as well as construction, commercial, and environmental matters. The firm also defends employers against Equal Employment Opportunity charges and litigation at the federal, state and local levels, in addition to employment-at-will and contractual claims in federal and state courts.