Born in LeRoy, New York. Admitted to the Florida Bar. United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals – Fifth & Eleventh Circuits; United States District Courts for Southern (including Trial Bar) & Middle Districts of Florida.

Affiliations and Designations:

  • Member, The Florida Bar (Trial Lawyers, Appellate Lawyers Sections, and Admiralty Law Committee)
  • Member, Dade County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association (Litigation, Torts, and Insurance Practice Sections)
  • Member, Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLA)
  • Member, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI)
  • Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Member, Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA)
  • Member, America Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Member, Diversity Law Institute (DLI)
  • Member, The Trial Law Institute (TLI)
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society


  • AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers 2012
  • Florida Super Lawyers – 2007 through 2023

Practice Areas:

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Marine Insurance and Coverage Issues
  • Collisions
  • Trial