Parkland, Florida Lawyers

Keith Brais
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Florida Attorney with 28 years experience

Florida Board Certified Admiralty & Maritime Attorney; "AV" Preeminent Rated with Martindale-Hubbell; Member of Multi-Million & Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Super Lawyer Member & Lecturer ... Southeastern... Read More »
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Tami R. Wolfe
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Florida Attorney with 27 years experience

Tami Wolfe is an experienced trial attorney who has practiced law in Broward County for 25 years. Prior to her arrival at KALIS & KLEIMAN she was the Senior Litigating Attorney and Managing Partner of a litigation... Read More »
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Lisa A. Lerner
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Florida Lawyer with 37 years experience

The George Washington University Law SchoolFlorida
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Jacob M. Resnick
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Tulane University School of LawFlorida, New Jersey and New York
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John Rizvi
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Coral Springs, FL Lawyer with 21 years experience
(866) 526-8391 11575 Heron Bay Blvd
Suite 106
Coral Springs, FL 33076
Free ConsultationIP, Patents and Trademarks
University of Miami School of Law
My name is John Rizvi - The Patent Professor ®. For a FREE consultation about your new idea, call me at 1-866-526-8391.

Having been an Adjunct Professor of Patent Law for over 18 years at Nova Law School, I've developed a plain and easy-to-understand approach to patents that I've perfected during my career.

I offer competitive flat-fee services for patent work so you don't have to deal with the uncertainty of budgeting for legal work on an hourly-fee basis.

I am a Board Certified Specialist in patents and one of the first attorneys in the country to receive this...
Robert Baker
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Parkland, FL Lawyer with 29 years experience
(954) 509-1900 6991 N State Road 7
Parkland, FL 33073
Free ConsultationAnimal, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Boston University School of Law
Robert B. Baker is an experienced civil trial attorney who seeks justice for clients who have suffered serious injury due to the negligence of others. He represents clients in catastrophic personal injury cases involving wrongful death, boating/cruise ship accidents, jet ski accidents, burn injuries, product liability, and serious automobile accidents.Robbie has earned Florida Bar Board Certification, the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar for the competency and experience of a civil trial lawyer. The Daily Business Reviewselected Robbie as one of the Finalists for Most Effective Lawyers of South Florida in 2011. Robbie began his career as a...
Ricky D. Gordon
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Coconut Creek, FL Attorney with 35 years experience
(800) 329-0201 5497 Wiles Rd
#206
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Free ConsultationAnimal, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
Susan Winston
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Coral Springs, FL Lawyer with 14 years experience
(954) 509-3754 7401 Wiles Road
Suite 353
Coral Springs, FL 33067
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
University of Miami School of Law
Susan Winston has been practicing law since October 2004 when she was admitted to the Florida Bar. She came to Florida from Virginia after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the College of William and Mary in 2001. Susan then went to the University of Miami School of Law and received her Juris Doctor in 2004. Susan began her legal career at the Office of the Public Defender for the 15th Judicial Circuit in 2004. In over six years at the Office of the Public Defender, Susan represented the indigent accused in...
Howard Scott Ehrlich
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Coral Springs, FL Attorney with 34 years experience
(954) 977-6622 7401 Wiles Rd, # 205
Coral Springs, FL 33067
Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Nova Southeastern University
With over 30 years of experience as a personal injury attorney, Mr. Ehrlich S. Ehrlich has represented thousands of clients in claims against insurance companies of all kinds.
Robert Zimmerman
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Parkland, FL Lawyer with 30 years experience
(954) 509-1900 6991 N State Road 7
Parkland, FL 33073
Free ConsultationAnimal, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Florida
Robert Zimmerman, a native of Long Island, New York, has been helping victims through Florida and the United States seek justice for more than 20 years. He represents clients in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, and nursing home neglect. Robert is a “Double Gator,” obtaining both his B.S. and law degree from the University of Florida. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1989 and started the practice of law with the Judge Advocate General’s Office of the United States Navy. While serving, Lieutenant Zimmerman was awarded the prestigious Navy Achievement Medal, which...
Evan M Ostfeld
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Coral Springs, FL Attorney with 25 years experience
5421 N. University Drive Suite #102
Coral Springs, FL 33067
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
St. Thomas University School of Law
The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld was formed in 2001 to represent exclusively the needs of injured individuals and their families. Evan has over 20 years of legal experience. The Firm specifically focuses on handling claims involving Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle accidents, Cruise Ship claims, Wrongful Death, Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall cases, Social Security Disability/S.S.I., Employment/Labor Law and Credit Repair/Collections law. Attorney Evan Ostfeld is an experienced Fort Lauderdale Workers’ Compensation lawyer.
Joshua Frachtman
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Parkland, FL Attorney with 12 years experience
6991 N State Road 7
Parkland, FL 33073
Free ConsultationAnimal, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Nova Southeastern University
Joshua Frachtman joined Baker & Zimmerman in 2012, after spending the early part of his career defending a wide range of civil issues with a focus on personal injury litigation. With Baker & Zimmerman, Joshua has applied his knowledge of the techniques and strategies used by insurance companies when handling personal injury claims to achieve the best possible result for his clients who have suffered an injury. Joshua also has extensive experience in commercial litigation, civil rights, employment law, and insurance coverage matters. Joshua was born in Plantation, Florida, and grew up in Coral Springs and Parkland. After...
Jeffrey Alan Adelman
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Coral Springs, FL Attorney with 17 years experience
(877) 874-2572 5411 N. University Drive
Suite 101
Coral Springs, FL 33067
Free ConsultationBusiness, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
Gary James Drucker
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Coral Springs, FL Lawyer with 25 years experience
(954) 755-2120 5421 N. University Drive
Suite 102
Coral Springs, FL 33067
Free ConsultationBusiness and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
Roberto C. Blanch
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Florida Attorney with 19 years experience

St. Thomas University School of LawU.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida and Florida
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Roger Craig Simmons
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Coral Springs, FL Lawyer with 25 years experience
(954) 603-0045 11555 Heron Bay Boulevard
Sutie 238
Coral Springs, FL 33076
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate and Social Security Disability
St. Thomas University School of Law
A Florida Native, I worked as a social worker for the State of Florida before finally fulfilling my dreams of becoming an attorney.
Andrew Coolidge Gordon
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Coconut Creek, FL Lawyer
(954) 753-0200 5497 Wiles Rd, #206
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
Florida International University College of Law
Philip Andrew Duvalsaint
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Coconut Creek, FL Attorney with 21 years experience
(954) 281-5104 6574 N. State Road 7, #131
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Bruce Alan Goodman
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Coral Springs, FL Lawyer with 32 years experience
(954) 919-6000 5531 N. University Drive
Suite 101
Coral Springs, FL 33067
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Probate and Products Liability
University of Miami School of Law
Bruce A. Goodman, Esq. is the founder of Bruce A. Goodman, P.A. He attended The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a major in accounting in 1983. He passed the Certified Public Accounting Examination in 1983. Thereafter, he attended the School of Law of the University of Miami where he graduated cum laude in 1986. Mr. Goodman was born in New York in 1961 and has been a resident of South Florida since 1977. Mr. Goodman was admitted to The Florida Bar in October 1986....
Ledford Parnell
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Coral Springs, FL Lawyer
(954) 752-5587 11555 Heron Bay Blvd.
Suite 200
Coral Springs, FL 33076
Free ConsultationDivorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Miami School of Law
Matthew Fornaro
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Coral Springs, FL Attorney with 15 years experience
(954) 324-3651 11555 Heron Bay Blvd Ste 200
Coral Springs, FL 33076-3362
Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Collections
Jay Feldman
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Coral Springs, FL Lawyer with 44 years experience
(800) 720-8677 5491 N. University Drive
Suite 102
Coral Springs, FL 33067
Elder, Estate Planning, Health Care and Real Estate
Andres H. Lopez Esq.
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Coral Springs, FL Attorney with 12 years experience
(954) 237-8138 7351 Wiles Road. Suite 101
Coral Springs, FL 33067
Free ConsultationForeclosure Defense, Insurance Claims, Landlord Tenant and Legal Malpractice
Ira Markowitz
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Coral Springs, FL Lawyer with 44 years experience
(954) 755-8501 5421 University Drive
Suite 101
Coral Springs, FL 33067
Neville Leslie
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Coral Springs, FL Lawyer
(954) 840-0488 7401 Wiles Road
Suite 105
Coral Springs, FL 33067
Real Estate
Neville is a founding attorney of Leslie & Ofstein Law Group, PLLC. His practice areas are personal injury, commercial litigation, immigration and real estate. Prior to establishing the Leslie & Ofstein Law Group, PLLC, Neville was a partner in the Miami office of a national law firm. He had a successful career as a defense attorney handling virtually all types of complex personal injury matters and commercial litigation. He has appeared in state and federal courts throughout the country on a wide range of matters representing a broad spectrum of national clients, including pharmaceutical companies, and domestic and...
Kenneth David Padowitz
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Florida Lawyer with 33 years experience

Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Kenneth Padowitz has been a lawyer for over twenty-eight years and has tried over 300 jury trials and 35 first-degree murder trials. Kenneth Padowitz is an Adjunct Law Professor... Read More »
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David Di Pietro
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Florida Lawyer with 13 years experience

David Di Pietro is an AV Preeminent rated trial attorney who focuses his legal practice in the areas of healthcare law, probate litigation, trust litigation, guardianship law, commercial and business litigation, medical... Read More »
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Richard Pillinger
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Coral Springs,, FL Attorney with 35 years experience
(954) 755-5199 Suite 103
Coral Springs,, FL 33067
Business, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Nicole S Ofstein
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Coral Springs, FL Attorney
(954) 840-0488 7401 Wiles Road
Suite 105
Coral Springs, FL 33067
Tax
Alexander Martinez
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Coral Springs, FL Lawyer
(954) 673-0331 7351 Wiles Rd.
Coral Springs, FL 33067
Employment
Andrew Jay Weinstein
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Coral Springs, FL Attorney with 22 years experience
(954) 757-7500 1515 N. University Drive, #103
Coral Springs, FL 33071
Free ConsultationConsumer, Health Care, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
Attorney Andrew Weinstein is the Managing Partner in the Weinstein Law Firm. As a Trial Attorney focusing on Personal Injury law and Insurance Litigation, Andrew has successfully resolved several thousand cases for Florida consumers and healthcare providers. Andrew received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Central Florida, and obtained his law degree from Nova Southeastern University. He is admitted to practice in all Florida courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh...
Dan Cytryn
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Coral Springs, FL Attorney with 37 years experience
(877) 853-7466 2825 N University Dr
#350
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Free ConsultationConstruction, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Nova Southeastern University
Attorney Dan Cytryn is a licensed Florida attorney who has been practicing law for 33 years in South Florida. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, a title that currently a little over 1% of lawyers practicing in the State of Florida have.

Mr. Cytryn was president of the Broward County Trial Lawyers Association in 1995 and was an officer in the organization for many years before that. Previously, he served as the Head of Case Evaluation for attorneys for the organization from 1990 to 1991. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and has a rating of 10...
Scott Stadler
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Coral Springs, FL Attorney with 29 years experience
(954) 346-6464 3111 N. University Drive
Suite 301
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
In 1980 Scott J. Stadler attended Broward County Community College. During that year he completed the requirements and was invited to Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Fraternity for achieving academic success. While attending Miami Dade Community College in 1981 Mr. Stadler received an award for Outstanding Academic Achievement for excellent grades. In 1986 Mr. Stadler received the American Jurisprudence Award for the highest “A” grade in his law school evidence class. Scott J. Stadler has been practicing divorce and family law since 1989 when he was admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan. In 1990 Mr. Stadler...
Richard Kaplan
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Coral Springs, FL Lawyer with 38 years experience
(954) 752-1732 1999 University Drive, Suite 402
Coral Springs, FL 33071
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Miami School of Law, Cleveland State University and The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
The Law Offices of Richard J. Kaplan, P.A., offer many legal services to our clients. Practicing primarily in the areas of Wills/Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate and Mortgage Closings, and Business Formation and Agreements. With the main office in Coral Springs (1999 University Drive, Suite 402), serving Broward and Palm Beach Counties; the firm also provides an office in Hollywood (4310 Sheridan Street, 2nd Floor), serving southern Broward and Miami-Dade County; and Delray Beach, serving Palm Beach County. Additionally, our firm is prepared to be available for matters on a variety of other subjects...
Stuart Nelson House
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Coral Springs, FL Lawyer with 27 years experience
(954) 255-7400 2801 North University Drive
203A
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of South Carolina School of Law
Concentrating solely on family law matters, the attorneys at Stuart N. House, P.A. provide the highest level of service and exceptional representation to all clients in Parkland and Coral Springs who retain us to mediate or litigate their specific case. You can expect honesty, understanding and compassion as we zealously seek the best results for you and your family. We specialize in cases involving divorce, child custody, child support and alimony.
Scott L. Silver Esq.
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Coral Springs, FL Attorney with 23 years experience
(954) 755-4799 11780 W Sample Rd
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Free ConsultationArbitration & Mediation, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
University of Miami School of Law
Scott Silver has spent his entire legal career practicing securities and financial services law. Scott focuses his law practice on securities arbitration and litigation and plaintiff-side class action litigation, representing individual investors and institutions in claims against brokerage firms, investment advisors, commodities firms, hedge funds and others. Scott also routinely serves as counsel to receivers and trustees in matters relating to the recovery of investor losses in Ponzi schemes. Scott has extensive experience in arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the National Futures Association (NFA), and the American Arbitration Association (AAA). He has recovered millions of...
Edgar Velazquez
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Coral Springs, FL Lawyer with 18 years experience
(954) 817-0856 2825 N University Dr
#350
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Free ConsultationConstruction, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury and Products Liability
George Mason University School of Law
I proudly represent victims and families of victims who have been injured due to someone else's negligence, maximizing the value of each case to fully compensate each client. I am dedicated to protecting the rights of victims of automobile, motorcycle, truck, bus, and other types of vehicular accidents; nursing home abuse; medical malpractice; construction accidents; slip and falls; dangerous drugs; and insurance company bad faith negotiations.

Orgullosamente represento victimas y familias de victimas que han sido lesionados a causa de la negligencia de otros, siempre con la meta de maximizar el valor de cada caso para completamente compensar cada cliente. Me...
Alberto Naranjo Jr.
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Juan Gainza Esq.
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Nova Southeastern UniversityFlorida
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Xiomara L. Cruz
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Coral Springs, FL Lawyer with 14 years experience
(954) 755-6647 9900 W. Sample Rd.
Suite 300
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Free ConsultationImmigration, Landlord Tenant, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
I work in a boutique law firm and provide one to one legal services to the clients.
Clare Casas, Esq.
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Coral Springs, FL Lawyer with 15 years experience
(954) 327-5700 9900 W Sample Rd
#337
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
University of Miami
I would like to share with you what drove me to become a lawyer and what led me to focus in bankruptcy law.

During my childhood, I watched my parents suffer through financial issues with no direction or guidance. Our family struggled through economic downturns and corporate downsizing.

In the summer of 1992, my parents were finally able to purchase their first home. Three months after we moved into the house, Hurricane Andrew made landfall and we lost everything. Our home was destroyed and all of our personal belongings were ruined or damaged for the exception of a couch and two mattresses.

I...
Chris Traina
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Coral Springs, FL Lawyer
(954) 753-6666 10394 W. Sample Road
Ste. 201
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Free ConsultationCommunications, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Nova Southeastern University
As a Registered Patent Attorney, Mr. Traina assists clients with the preparation and filing of patent applications in a wide array of fields, including computer software, medical devices, semiconductors, signal processing, and mechanical apparatuses. He also counsels clients with regard to patent portfolio strategies. In addition, he assists clients with matters relating to trademark and copyright protection, including preparation and filing of trademark and copyright applications, and litigation of intellectual property disputes.
Nicole Loughlin
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Boca Raton, FL Lawyer
(561) 921-5751 11419A W Palmetto Pk Rd
#971222
Boca Raton, FL 33497-1222
Estate Planning, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury and Real Estate
St. Thomas University School of Law
Loughlin Law, P.A. is a boutique law firm in Boca Raton, Florida, servicing clients in Broward and Palm Beach County. Attorney Nicole M. Loughlin earned her Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law, where she graduated Cum Laude and was among the top fifteen percent in her class. As an editor of the St. Thomas Law Review, Ms. Loughlin developed strong research and writing skills, which are invaluable to effective legal practice. While in private practice, Ms. Loughlin has established a strong background in the areas of personal injury, estate planning, probate administration, community association law, real estate,...
Mark Bohning
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Coral Springs, FL Attorney
(877) 853-7466 2825 N University Dr
#350
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Free ConsultationAsbestos, Construction, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and Florida State University College of Law
Adam Baron
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Coral Springs, FL Lawyer with 28 years experience
(954) 247-4878 3111 N. University Drive
Suite 429
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Free ConsultationMedical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
David R. Chase Esq.
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Coral Springs, FL Lawyer with 27 years experience
(800) 975-4345 11780 W Sample Rd
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Free ConsultationArbitration & Mediation, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
University of Miami School of Law
Cindy Allison Goldstein
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Coral Springs, FL Attorney with 18 years experience
(954) 346-5420 10100 W. Sample Road, Suite #200
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Personal Injury
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Rebecca A. Taylor
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Coral Springs, FL Attorney with 14 years experience
9900 W Sample Rd
Ste. 300
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Free ConsultationConsumer, Real Estate and Traffic Tickets
Nova Southeastern University
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Casey Fundaro
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Coral Springs, FL Attorney with 32 years experience
(954) 369-2862 5521 North University Drive, Suite 204
Coral Springs, FL 333067
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
State University of New York - Buffalo
I am a New York, Florida and Connecticut personal injury attorney with 28 years of experience handling any serious injury case through trial.
Peter T. Mavrick
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Florida Lawyer with 26 years experience

I mainly represent businesses in employment/labor, business, and non-competition covenant litigation. I am in my 25th year in the practice of law and litigation. I am AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, rated A+ by the... Read More »
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David Luber
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Florida Lawyer with 23 years experience

David Luber has a Master of Laws in Estate Planning. He has served as a chairperson of the Probate and Trust section for a bar association & President of an estate planning council. David has helped clients with... Read More »
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Parkland Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Florida's Children First
(954) 796-0860
Coral Springs, FL


Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County
(954) 745-9779
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