Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

Your Online Portal for Claims Industry Information

Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

Your Online Portal for Claims Industry Information



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


1600 West Commercial Boulevard, Suite 200, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309

Established: 2009

Practice Areas

  • Trucking Law
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Class Actions
  • Mass Tort
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Drug & Medical Device Defects
  • Pharmaceutical Negligence

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Costco Companies, Inc.
  • The Hertz Corporation
  • Ryder Truck Rental, Inc.
  • Target Corporation

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Personnel Information

Partners


David F. Cooney

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Admitted
  • Florida, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits
Memberships:
  • Diplomate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Diplomate, Litigation Counsel of America
Education:
  • University of Notre Dame, B.B.A. (magna cum laude), 1975
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1978

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Bruce M. Trybus

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Admitted
  • Florida, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
Memberships:
  • American and Broward County Bar Associations
  • Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, B.A., 1983
  • University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, LL.B., 1985
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D. (cum laude), 1992

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Warren B. Kwavnick

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Admitted
  • Florida, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Memberships:
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • McGill University, B.C.A. (with great distinction), 1993
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1996

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Alphonso O. Peets

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Admitted
  • Florida, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
Memberships:
  • Broward County and Palm Beach County Bar Associations
  • Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Central Florida, B.A., 1992
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D., 1995

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Benjamin Kashi

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Admitted
  • Florida, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
Education:
  • University of Florida, B.S. (with honors), 2001
  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2004

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Associates



Sterling A. McMahan

Matthew R. Wendler

Rebecca G. Davis

Kelly A. Lenahan

Caroline A. Lewis

Brittany Ehrenman

Lourdes M. Calzadilla



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