Florida Litigation Attorney Specializing in Construction, Community Association, and Insurance Disputes
Before I joined Herman & Wells, I was a partner at a large, national defense law firm. Through that experience, I understand how the “other side” thinks, works, and litigates cases. I am dedicated to putting my experience, knowledge, and skills to work for our clients, and to providing our clients with the aggressive representation they deserve.
My Areas of Practice
I personally work with each of my clients, as I welcome my dual role as both an advocate for my clients and a counselor at law. It is my belief that the other side often values cases more when they are handled by an attorney and law firm with experience in litigating cases. I also appreciate the pressure and stress that a client who has never been involved in litigation may feel. Although no attorney can guarantee a result, I strive to take some of the stress out of the litigation process by ensuring that my clients can reach me directly.
My practice at Herman & Wells focuses on providing quality, cost-effective legal services to individuals, associations, and businesses in the construction, community association, and insurance fields or industries.
Since 2007, I have practiced with other Florida law firms with a sustained focus on construction law, community association law, and litigation. I have represented general contractors, subcontractors, individuals, community associations, and businesses as lead counsel and co-counsel in disputes regarding construction defects, surety bonds, breaches of contract, construction liens, covenant enforcement, and professional licensing requirements. I have provided counsel in general planning and evaluation of risk management practices. I have also practiced in the areas of general civil litigation, community association law, and product liability. Prior to private practice, I served as an assistant state attorney with the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Florida and have tried over 20 jury trials and numerous bench trials in both misdemeanor and felony-level criminal cases.
I received my Juris Doctor cum laude from Stetson University College of Law at Gulfport, Florida in 2007 and Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio in 2004 graduating with a major in English. I am licensed to practice law in Florida. I am also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Middle District of Florida, Southern District of Florida, and the Northern District of Florida.
I was born in Newark, Ohio. I ran both track and cross country in college, and I am an avid sports fan. As a kid who grew up in Ohio and watched 100s of football games at “the Horseshoe” with my Dad, I remain an ardent fan of The Ohio State University Football Team. I am also a passionate supporter of several “soccer” teams, including Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea F.C., and both the USMNT and USWNT. As my family originated from Buffalo, NY, I am a Buffalo Bills fan and, more recently, have grown to support the Tampa Bay Lightning and Rays.
In 2012, I met my wife, Anxhela, in Tampa, Florida. Anxhela, who was born in Albania, performs clinical and scientific genomics research for a national, non-profit hospital headquartered in Tampa. Her work, and the selfless contributions of patients, to perform next-generation DNA sequencing to help scientists make exciting discoveries and develop novel therapies for childhood disorders is an inspiration to me. We currently live in Safety Harbor, Florida with our daughter, Riley, our son, William, and the family rescue dog, Cookie.