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110 SE 6th Street, 20th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 954-761-9900
Fax: 954-761-9940
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Established: 1995

Practice Areas
  • General Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Automobile Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Retail and Restaurant Defense
  • Negligent Security
  • Product Liability
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Liability
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Labor and Employment
  • Professional Liability
  • Errors and Omissions
  • First and Third Party Defense
  • Insurance Law
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Securities and Shareholders' Claims
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Self-Insured Defense
  • Appellate Practice
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Medicare Set-Aside Practice
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About Us
Our verdicts tell the story™. Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo & Jones is a Florida Corporate & Insurance Defense Litigation Law firm. Our mission is to provide our clients with legal services that help them manage risk and reduce exposure. Our goal is to ensure that our clients obtain equal justice in the courtroom. Luks, Santaniello is a member of The LLC. nationwide insurance defense network.

Luks, Santaniello defends businesses and insurers in Liability, most insurance lines and Workers' Compensation matters. The firm also offers Medicare Lien Negotiation, MSA and Medicare Reporting services. The firm has a diversified team of 75 Insurance Defense Litigation attorneys across nine offices in Miami, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Pensacola. Since inception in 1995, members have tried over 200 cases in Florida State and Federal Courts. The firm has a full service Appellate team in South, Central and Northern Florida to assist with summary judgments, motions in limine, discovery objectives, trial strategy and post-trial motions.

Managing Partner Dan Santaniello and Central and North Partners, Anthony Petrillo (Tampa) and Paul Jones (Orlando) are all Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Experts. Partners Christopher Burrows, Patrick Hinchey and Joseph Kopacz are all Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Law Experts. The firm's Partners are members of the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA), the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), the Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA) and the Defense Research Institute (DRI). The Daily Business Review selected Luks, Santaniello as finalists for the Most Effective Lawyers for its innovation in filing a Declaratory Judgment Action in a multiple Wrongful Death claim.

In addition to representing claims and law suits, we provide our clients with law alerts, legal updates and CEU/CLE training that is informative and useful to their claims handling.
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Additional Locations
Tampa, FLOrlando, FL
Jacksonville, FLBoca Raton, FL
Miami, FLTallahassee, FL
Fort Myers, FLPensacola, FL
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Northland InsuranceTower Hill Insurance Group
United States Liability Insurance GroupXL Insurance/XL Environmental Inc.
Non-Insurance Clients
Alamo Rent-A-Car, LLCEMCOR Group
The Home DepotLaboratory Corporation of America
National Car RentalSimon Property Group, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Paul S. Jones
Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Florida, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, 2002
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Civil Trial
  • University of Central Florida, B.A., 1993
  • Nova Southeastern University, J.D. (cum laude), 1998
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Jack D. Luks
Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Florida, 1987
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida including Trial Bar
  • Michigan State University, B.A., 1983
  • University of Miami, J.D., 1986
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Anthony J. Petrillo
Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Florida, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1999
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Civil Trial
  • University of Florida, B.S., 1987
  • Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 1990
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Daniel J. Santaniello
Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Florida, 1990
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida including Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association (President, 2013-2014)
  • Co-Author: with Alvarez, Rey, "Medicare White Paper," Florida Defense Lawyers Association, 2 June, 2011
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Civil Trial
  • Northeastern University, B.S., 1987
  • Nova Southeastern University, J.D. (summa cum laude), 1990
Recipient of FDLA's 2010 President's Award
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Senior Partners
Heather M. CalhoonStuart Cohen
Thomas Gary GordayMarc M. Greenberg
Howard W. HoldenMichael H. Kestenbaum
David A. LipkinLuis Menendez-Aponte
Anthony MerendinoDorsey C. Miller, III
Dale PaleschicWilliam J. Peterfriend
Todd T. SpringerAaron Wong
Junior Partners
Rey AlvarezChristopher H. Burrows
Karen CallejoCarl W. Christy
Marcella L. GarciaPatrick Hinchey
Katherine N. KmiecJoseph A. Kopacz
Matthew G. KrauseVicki Lambert
Jairo LanaoChristopher Moore
Jorge PadillaVictor Rams
Christopher RitchieJoseph F. Scarpa, Jr.
Justin SchwerlingDale Spurr
Senior Associates
Michael BohnenbergerDeana Dunham
Edgardo FerreyraMichael A. Graham
Allison JanowitzJohn F. Meade
Joshua ParksDouglas Petro
Shana Pollack NoguesJennifer J. Seitz
Paul R. Shalhoub
Rachelle AdamsLisa Clary
Julie CongressDaniel J. Feight
Christine FikryPatrick T. Graves
Jordan GreenbergPatrick Hinchey
Kelly M. KleinBradley Latone
Alec MassonSeth Masson
Hayley NewmanAdam Richards
Andrew SilversheinAlexis Trematerra
Gregory VallejosLauren E. Wages
Sherri L. BauerMaria C. Donnelly

Press Releases
Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo & Jones Adds New Legal Division To Represent Environmental Claims and Expand Professional Liability Team. by Maria Donnelly, Client Relations, Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo & Jones
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Medicare White Paper by Daniel Santaniello, Reinaldo Alvarez and the Florida Defense Lawyer's Association, Luks Santaniello LLC

Legal Update April-June 2017

Legal Update, July - September, 2015, Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo & Jones

Legal Update April - June, 2016 by Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo & Jones

Legal Update Jan - March 2017
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Daniel Santaniello Managing Attorney Member of The
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Additional Links
New Florida Pensacola Office to Cover Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties

"Did You Know...Florida Legal Board Certification"
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