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1715 Monroe Street
Fort Myers, Florida 33901Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 239-344-1100
Fax: 239-344-1200
E-Mail: info@henlaw.com
www.henlaw.com
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Additional Locations
Client Information
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 280, Fort Myers, FL 33902-0280
Established: 1924

Practice Areas
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Construction Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Municipal Law
  • Police Liability Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Professional Malpractice
  • School Law
  • Tort Litigation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Workers' Compensation
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About Us
Founded in 1924, Henderson Franklin is the largest, locally-based law firm with over 50 attorneys, many of whom hold the highest AV rating by Martindale Hubbell and over one-third are Florida Bar Board Certified experts in many areas of law (civil trial, divorce, labor & employment, real estate, taxation and wills, trusts & estates).

We are proud of our role in the history of Southwest Florida, and in the formation of many of its communities and businesses. As one of the oldest and largest law firms between Tampa and Miami, we continue to provide our clients with highly personalized service in many areas of law, including: Business Organizations & Planning, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Employment Law, Estate Planning & Trust Administration, Divorce, Martial & Family Law, Land Use & Environmental Law, Real Estate, Tax Law, Tort & Insurance Defense Litigation, Workers’ Compensation, and more.

The Firm’s Fort Myers office is a modern five-story building in the heart of downtown, designed to create an efficient, yet comfortable environment for our attorneys, staff, and clients. We are across the street from the Lee County Justice Center and two blocks from the Federal Courthouse. The Sanibel Island office is conveniently located to serve clients living on Sanibel and Captiva islands. The Bonita Springs office provides a variety of services to our clients in southern Lee County. The Naples office, centrally located adjacent to US 41/Tamiami Trail North, has panoramic views of Naples and offers free parking to serve individuals and business owners in Collier County.

Whether in the courtroom or the boardroom, the depth of our experience sets our firm apart so our clients can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with professional, experienced representation and exceptional client service.
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Additional Locations
Sanibel, Florida
1648 Periwinkle Way, Suite B
Sanibel, Florida 33957
Telephone: 239-472-6700
Fax: 239-472-5129
Bonita Springs, Florida
3451 Bonita Bay Boulevard, Suite 206
Bonita Springs, Florida 34134
Telephone: 239-498-6222
Fax: 239-498-6225
Naples, Florida
8889 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Suite 400
Pelican Bay Financial Center
Naples, Florida 34108
Telephone: 239-344-1100
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Client Information
Corporate Clients
AIM Engineering & Surveying, Inc.Beall's, Inc.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest FloridaIntex Recreation Corporation
Johnson Engineering, Inc.Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A.
Michelin North America, Inc.Philip Morris USA, Inc.
Publix Super Markets, Inc.Segway
Stantec, Inc. (f/k/a WilsonMiller, Inc.)TKW Consulting Engineers, Inc.
TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc.Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Whetstone Holdings, LLC
Insurance Clients
ACE Westchester/Chubb Specialty GroupAIG
Allied World Assurance CompanyAmica Mutual Insurance Company
AscensionAttorney Protective
Auto-Owners Insurance CompanyAxis Capital, Inc.
Beazley GroupBerkley Alliance Managers
Broadspire, a Crawford CompanyBrown & Brown/Lawyer's Protector Plan
CAMICO Mutual Insurance CompanyCincinnati Financial Corporation
CNA Insurance CompaniesFCCI Insurance Company
FD Insurance, a Norcal Group CompanyFlorida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company
Florida Sheriffs Risk Management FundGallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
Hanover Insurance CompanyHunt Insurance Group
ITT Specialty Risk Services, Inc.Johns Eastern Company, Inc.
Markel CorporationMedMal Direct Insurance Company
MedMarc Insurance Group/ProAssurance GroupNautilus Insurance Company
North American Risk ServicesPhiladelphia Insurance Company
PMA Insurance GroupPublic Risk Management of Florida
Sedgwick Claims ManagementSummit Claims Management
TravelersUnited Heartland
United States Liability Insurance CompanyXL Catlin
York Claims Service, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Department Chairs
Michael J. Corso, Tort & Insurance Litigation Department Chair
Fort Myers, FL
E-Mail:michael.corso@henlaw.com
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Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability (Non-Medical) Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Trademark Infringement
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1974
  • Florida, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida
Memberships:
  • Federal, American, Collier and Lee County Bar Associations
  • The Florida Bar
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Certifications:
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy Certified Civil Trial Advocate
  • Board Certified Civil Trial and Business Litigation Lawyer, The Florida Bar
Education:
  • Purdue University, B.S.A.E., 1971
  • Villanova University, J.D., 1974
Military:
Captain, JAG, U.S. Air Force, active duty, 1974-1978
Born:1949
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David H. Roos, Workers' Compensation Department Chair
Fort Myers, FL
E-Mail:david.roos@henlaw.com
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Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Florida, 1999
Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of South Florida, B.A., 1991
  • Nova Southeastern University, J.D. (cum laude), 1999
Born:1968
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Insurance Litigation Partners
J. Matthew Belcastro
Fort Myers, FL
E-Mail:matthew.belcastro@henlaw.com
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Practice Areas
  • Appellate Practice
  • Construction Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • Contracts
Admitted
  • Florida, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Haverford College, B.A., 1994
  • University of Florida, J.D. (with honors), 1997
Born:1972
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William Boltrek III
Fort Myers, FL
E-Mail:william.boltrek@henlaw.com
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Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Police Liability Defense
  • Trucking Liability
Admitted
  • New York, 2000
  • Florida, 2012
Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University at Buffalo, B.A., 1977
  • Quinnipiac University, J.D., 2000
Born:1975
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Traci T. McKee
Fort Myers, FL
E-Mail:traci.mckee@henlaw.com
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Practice Areas
  • Education Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Professional Liability (Non-Medical) Defense
  • School Law
  • Tort Claims Defense
Admitted
  • Florida, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
  • Southwest Florida Federal Court Bar Association
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of North Florida, B.B.A. (summa cum laude), 2000
  • Stetson University, J.D. (summa cum laude), 2007
Born:1978
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John M. Miller
Fort Myers, FL
E-Mail:john.miller@henlaw.com
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Practice Areas
  • Governmental Liability
  • Municipal Litigation
  • Professional Negligence
  • Tort Litigation
Admitted
  • Florida, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida
Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
  • Southwest Florida Federal Court Bar Association
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Florida, B.A., 2004
  • Stetson University, J.D. (cum laude), 2008
Born:1980
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Mark Schultz
Fort Myers, FL
E-Mail:mark.schultz@henlaw.com
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Practice Areas
  • Design Professionals
  • Construction Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
Admitted
  • Florida, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
Education:
  • James Madison University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1989
  • University of Florida, J.D., 2002
Language:
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
Born:1966
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Robert C. Shearman
Fort Myers, FL
E-Mail:robert.shearman@henlaw.com
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Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Real Estate Errors and Omissions
Admitted
  • Florida, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
Memberships:
  • Federal, American and Lee County Bar Associations
  • The Florida Bar
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
Certifications:
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Mediator
Education:
  • Emory University, B.A., 1983
  • Florida State University, J.D. (cum laude), 1986
Born:1961
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Of Counsel
Bruce M. Stanley, Sr.
Fort Myers, FL
E-Mail:bruce.stanley@henlaw.com
Admitted
  • Florida, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida including Trial Bar
Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
Education:
  • College of William & Mary, A.B. (with high honors), 1970
  • University of Virginia, J.D., 1974
Born:1948
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Insurance Litigation Associates
Richard B. Akin
Fort Myers, FL
E-Mail:richard.akin@henlaw.com
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Practice Areas
  • Administrative Law
  • Education Law
  • Employment
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Tort Claims Defense
  • School Law
Admitted
  • Florida, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2014
Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
Education:
  • Florida State University, B.S., 2006
  • Florida State University, J.D. (with high honors), 2009
Born:1985
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Kyle C. Dudek
Fort Myers, FL
E-Mail:kyle.dudek@henlaw.com
Years of Experience:7
Practice Areas
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Municipal Liability
  • Premises Liability
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2010
  • New York, 2013
  • Florida, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Education:
  • Cornell University, B.S. (magna cum laude), 2007
  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2010
Born:1985
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Dillon L. McColgan
Fort Myers, FL
E-Mail:dillon.mccolgan@henlaw.com
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Years of Experience:1
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Tort Claims Defense
Admitted
  • Florida, 2017
Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Central Florida, B.A., 2013
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2017
Born:1990
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Amanda J. Ross
Fort Myers, FL
E-Mail:amanda.ross@henlaw.com
Years of Experience:16
Practice Areas
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Transportation
Admitted
  • Florida, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico
Education:
  • Stetson University, B.A., 1999
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2002
Language:
  • Spanish
Born:1977
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Workers' Compensation
Spencer M. Shaw
Fort Myers, FL
E-Mail:spencer.shaw@henlaw.com
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Years of Experience:2
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Florida, 2016
Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
Education:
  • Florida Gulf Coast University, B.S., 2012
  • Ave Maria School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2016
Law Review:
Editor-in-Chief, Ave Maria School of Law International Law Journal
Born:1990
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Service Areas
Naples, Florida37 miles
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