Michael Brevda

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Boynton Beach, FL

Senior Justice Law Firm
 | 1903 S Congress Ave., #380
Boynton Beach, FL 33432
Phone: 1-844-253-8919
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Michael Brevda is nationally recognized as an attorney specializing in nursing home negligence cases. Mr. Brevda is the Managing Partner of Senior Justice Law Firm. Senior Justice Law Firm represents victims of elder abuse, nursing home neglect and assisted living negligence across the United States. 

The types of cases that Mr. Brevda has handled have largely arisen out of incidents involving nursing home abuse, assisted living facility neglect, medical malpractice, and serious personal injury. Common injuries include bed sores, falls, broken bones, weight loss and wrongful death. He has been able to obtain millions of dollars in compensation for his clients, both as a result of jury awards and negotiated settlements, and he has accordingly been made a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an invitation-only organization limited to attorneys who have won seven-figure settlements or verdicts. Mr. Brevda has earned a great deal of other recognition from his colleagues as well. A recipient of both an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, he has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 every year since 2014, and Trend magazine has named him to its annual Legal Elite Up & Comers list on several occasions. He is also recognized as one of the top nursing home abuse attorneys by Trial Lawyer magazine.

Mr. Brevda is frequently asked to deliver presentations on nursing home abuse and other topics related to his practice area, and he had several articles published as well. His professional affiliations include the American Association for Justice, the Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar and the Florida Justice Association. Mr. Brevda obtained his legal education at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Representing clients throughout the state, he focuses his practice solely on nursing home abuse, personal injury and wrongful death litigation, assisting people who have suffered economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other parties. Admitted to practice in both Florida and the District of Columbia, Mr. Brevda is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (70%)

Personal Injury - General (30%): Motor Vehicle Accidents

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019

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About Michael Brevda

Admitted: 2010, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://seniorjustice.com/michael-brevda/

Honors/Awards:

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Lifetime Member – Inducted 2012)
  • Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Client’s Choice Award – Avvo (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Top 40 Under 40 – The National Trial Lawyers (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite “Up & Comers” (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • ‘Client Champion’ Platinum Award Recipient for Demonstrating an Ongoing Commitment to Client Satisfaction – Martindale Hubbell
  • Million Dollar Advocate Forum, Million Dollar Advocate, 2013
  • ‘Client Champion’ Gold Award Recipient for Demonstrating an Ongoing Commitment to Client Satisfaction – Martindale Hubbell
  • University of Florida, University of Florida Hall of Fame, 2010
  • Florida Trend Magazine, Top Lawyer, 2013
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 Plaintiff Attorneys in Florida, 2014
  • Florida Trend Magazine, Legal Elite: Up and Comer, 2012
  • Highest 5.0 rating for professionalism, competency and ethics. Rated by members of the judiciary and Florida bar, AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Washington D.C.
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Florida Bar
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association
  • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Florida Justice Association, Board Member, YLS
  • Florida Justice Association, Nursing Home Committee
  • American Association For Justice, Nursing Home Litigation Group

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer: “Your Rights in a Florida Nursing Home” (2011)
  • “Permanency: No Longer an Ephemeral Concept in Florida Courts” PBCJA Briefings, Spring 2011
  • “Steps in Pursuing a Florida Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit” Avvo Legal Guide, November 2014
  • “Seven Signs of Potential Elder Abuse” Wealth Management Magazine, July 2016 edition
  • “Recognizing Florida Elder Abuse Cases” The Elder Law Advocate, Florida Bar, Spring 2016
  • Educating Florida seniors on their Chapter 400 Nursing Home Residents' Rights., "Your Rights in a Florida Nursing Home", 2012
  • Lecturer: “Identifying Bedsores and Other Signs of Neglect” (2014)
  • Lecturer: “Personal Injury Lawyer’s Perspective on Litigating Brain Injury Cases” Florida Justice Association Medical & Legal Intervention for Catastrophic Injuries (2016)
  • Lecturer: “Florida Nursing Home Abuse Litigation” (2017)
  • Lecturer: “Florida Wrongful Death Cases: Do You Have the Right Survivor?” (2017)
  • Deposing Caretakers in a Nursing Home Abuse Case, Speaker, Florida Justice Association, 2016

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Maryana Gomez v. Eduardo Delgado Michael Brevda served as lead counsel in a disputed auto accident case where the Plaintiff won a $95,000 verdict after a 4 day jury trial., 2014
  • Plaintiff v. Sign Company. Mr. Brevda represented an injured Plaintiff that was hit by a large commercial sign that fell off its pillar. The Plaintiff suffered permanent brain damage and orthopedic injuries as a result of the sign hitting him on the head. The case resolved weeks before trial. Mr. Brevda served as lead counsel and successfully obtained a recovery in excess of the first layer of insurance coverage., 2013
  • Michael Dominique v. Lake Worth Manor Nursing Home - 50 2010 CA 009935XXXXMB PALM BEACH COUNTY NURSING HOME ABUSE/NEGLECT TRIAL Verdict (P) $Confidential Pursuant to Post-Trial Agreement Court Palm Beach County Circuit Court, 15th Judge Thomas Barkfull Date 12/12/11 Plaintiff Attorney(s) Michael J. Brevda, Domnick & Shevin, P.L., Palm BeachGardens, FL Harry A. Shevin, Domnick & Shevin, P.L., Palm Beach Gardens, FL Defense Attorney(s) Eric Sage, Mitrani, Rynor, Adamsky & Toland, P.A., Fort Lauderdale, FL Facts & Allegations Mr. Dominique was admitted to Lake Worth Manor Nursing Home because he needed 24 hour care. Despite being assessed as a fall risk, nursing home staff allowed Mr. Dominique to fall 3 times while in the facility. The third fall led to a serious femur fracture resulting in surgery and the loss of Mr. Dominique's ability to walk independently. Injuries/Damages Mr. Dominique was forced to undergo a leg surgery, rehabilitation and lost his ability to walk due to the fall(s) in the nursing home. Result The parties reached a confidential settlement after the jury trial. Pre-Trial Demand $350,000.00 Pre-Trial Offer $32,000.00 Insurer(s) The Nursing Home claimed to be "uninsured" with a "$50,000 depleting policy." Mr. Brevda and Mr. Shevin were successful in involving the associated parent companies to obtain ample coverage for this loss. Trial Details Trial Length: 3 Days, 2011
  • Reed v. Schutz Litigation LLC, 117 So. 3d 486 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013) Summary judgment was granted improperly by the trial court judge. Mr. Brevda successfully handled the appeal., 2013
  • Gilbert Panzer v. Barry Schwibner, Case No. 50-2011-CA-005482 Court Palm Beach County Circuit Court, 15th Judge Robin L. Rosenberg Date 2/1/2012 Plaintiff Attorney(s) Michael J. Brevda, Domnick & Shevin, P.L., Palm Beach Gardens, FL Harry A. Shevin, Domnick & Shevin, P.L., Palm Beach Gardens, FL Defense Attorney(s) Craig I. Kartiganer, Law Offices of Mark M. Carroll, Plantation, FL Facts & Allegations On Oct. 30, 2009 plaintiff Gilbert Panzer, doctor, 79 was driving his compact sedan on Yamato Road in Boca Raton when his vehicle was struck by an SUV driven by Barry Schwibner. Panzer sued Schwibner for motor vehicle negligence. The defendant conceded liability, thus the case proceeded on causation and damages. Injuries/Damages back; aggravation of preexisting condition; epidural injections Panzer was taken to the emergency room following the accident. Panzer claimed he suffered an aggravation of a preexisting back condition. Panzer stated that since the accident his level of pain has increased greatly. He has been receiving epidural injections for his pain. He does not have a surgical recommendation. Panzer stated that his active lifestyle has been limited since the accident and he can no longer engage in activities such as bicycling. Defense expert counsel contended that Panzer was suffering from degeneration unrelated to the accident based upon his age. Defense expert in orthopedics opined that Panzer's pre and post- accident MRI films do not reflect any significant changes. Result The jury awarded Panzer $150,866.68 in damages. Plaintiff(s) Gilbert R. Panzer $15,867 past medical cost $50,000 past physical impairment $85,000 future physical impairment $150,867 plaintiff's total award Demand None reported Offer None Insurer(s) USAA Barry Schwibner Trial Details Trial Length: 4 Days Jury Deliberations: 1.5 Hours Jury Poll: None reported Jury Composition: None reported Plaintiff Expert(s) John A. Van Houten, M.D., orthopedic surgery, Boca Raton, FL Defense Expert(s) Donald H. Lambe, M.D., orthopedics, West Palm Beach, FL Post-Trial None reported Editor's Note None reported Plaintiff(s) Demographics Gilbert R. Panzer Age: None reported Occupation: doctor Gender: Male Married: Yes Children: Yes Children Description: injured party Written By –Stephen DiPerte, 2012
  • Allen West v. Supervisor of Elections Allen West, a former member of U.S. House of Representatives, lost a close election to current U.S. Representative Patrick Murphy. Allen West sued the Supervisor of Elections, alleging fraud. Michael Brevda was a member of the 4 person legal team that represented Congressman Murphy in the suit., 2012

Educational Background:

  • University of Florida, B.S.

Industry Groups

  • Nursing Home Abuse
Office Location for Michael Brevda

1903 S Congress Ave.
#380
Boynton Beach, FL 33432

Phone: 1-844-253-8919

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Last Updated: 6/10/2019

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