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Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo & Jones is a Florida Insurance Defense firm committed to preserving the American system of fairness and justice.  We defend businesses and their insurers from both Liability, most insurance lines (A/GL, A&E, BAP, CGL, D&O, E&O, E&S, P&C, PL, PLL, JUA, XS and EC) and Workers' Comp claims.  We also offer Medicare reporting, MSA and lien resolution services.   Our team of 75+ litigators reside in 8 offices in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale,  Boca Raton, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Tallahassee. The firm is Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM).

Business owners and their insurers face extraordinary challenges.  Our clients are increasingly faced with frivolous, exaggerated or overreaching claims.  Foreign competitors that do not share America's commitment to regulate and promote fair labor standards, equal opportunity and tort liability enjoy a competitive cost advantage over American businesses.  Our goal is to provide our clients with cost effective resolutions to defend these claims and ensure they obtain equal justice in the courtroom.  When we are liable and settlement is the right course of action, we will procure a resolution on the most favorable and reasonable terms.   However, when our clients need protection from overzealous litigants, our team of AV® Preeminent™ Rated  and Board Certified Civil Trial partners stand ready to aggressively defend your case through discovery and trial.  The Florida Jury Verdict Reporter has published and reported more than 100 of our verdicts evidencing our success to this commitment. 

Year in and year out, our members have been recognized by prominent organizations and professional directories like Martindale-Hubbell, the Daily Business Review, The Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA), A.M. BestConnect and ALM Media Properties LLC. (ALM).  Our attorneys have been named Most Effective Lawyer finalists, Super Lawyers, Rising Stars and have received the FDLA’s President’s Award for outstanding service. The firm has repeatedly been named a Go-To Law Firm® for Fortune 500 companies for its handling of litigation matters.  Above all, several members have attained the highest level of competence and experience awarded by The Florida Bar. They are Board Certified Specialists (B.C.S.) in the area of Civil Trial. We also have attorneys that are Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law.  

We strive to achieve recognizable results as we know a strong reputation in trial goes a long way in resolving claims quickly and reasonably.    The Florida Daily Business Review selected founding partner, Daniel Santaniello and Orlando Managing partner, Paul Jones, as "Most Effective Lawyers" Finalists in 2007 for a DEC action they won in a Wrongful Death case that changed the Florida legal landscape for rental car companies.  The Daily Business Review has also ranked us a Top 50 Florida firm for the last 3 consecutive years. 

We endeavor to provide our clients an aggressive, cost effective defense as we understand the economics and challenges facing our clients.  We prioritize strategic case planning and compliance to litigation guidelines.   We budget litigation plans to guard against inefficiencies and align legal fees with your objectives.   We audit results and case handling and monitor statistics to help us better evaluate the effectiveness of reporting and strategies employed.  The biggest challenge facing our clients today is the high cost of defending and paying overreaching claims. Our objective is to even the playing field by exposing our opponent's weaknesses while employing an aggressive defense strategy utilizing an incomparable expert impeachment bank.    

Let us help you navigate through Florida's tortious waters. Request a Firm Brochure now!
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