Andrew Demos

Andrew Demos

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Coffey Trial Law
 | 500 NE 4th St, #100
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-541-3194
Fax: 954-780-8668
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Representing clients regarding personal injury (automobile, trucking accidents, airplane, helecopter), premises liability, wrongful death, products liability, and other areas of law.

White Papers

  • Class Action Rule of Civil Procedure for Homeowner Associations (2002) - Assisted with drafting

  • About Andrew Demos

    Admitted: 1999, Florida

    Professional Webpage: http://www.demoslaw.com/attorney-profile

    Honors/Awards:

    • Dean's List, St. Thomas University, School of Law, 1998
    • Book (Top Student) Award, Insurance Law, St. Thomas University, School of Law, 1998
    • Book (Top Student) Award - White Collar Crime (Including Senior Class Manuscript with Blue Book Citations), St. Thomas Univerity School of Law, 1998

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certificate in Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Training (Pursuant to Admin. Order No. AOSC09-54), 2010
    • Florida Supreme Court Certified County Court Mediator, 2007
    • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator, 2007

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • The Florida Bar, 1999
    • United States District Court, Northern District, 2004
    • Untied States District Court, Middle District, 2004
    • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, 2008
    • United States District Court, Southern District, 2000
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2004

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Habitat for Humanity

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • $25,000 policy limits from an accident that involved a driver who was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident; the client was not a U.S. resident and Mr. Demos' office assisted this client with a succesful charity write-off of almost $90,000 by the hospital that enabled settlement and net proceeds to the client., 2016
    • $85,000; auto accident; shoulder tear requiring SLAP tear repair., 2019
    • $60,000.  One of two teenage sisters who were in a back seat of an SUV that collided with a medical center bus.  All injured claimants who were not represented by this office including a driver, passenger and two witnesses each only received $10,000 for their individual claims and this office persisted resulted in higher recovery amounts., 2016
    • $390,000, Premises Liability lawsuit regarding fallen palm frond that impacted the neck / cervical area requiring several surgeries.  , 2016
    • $40,000.  One of two teenage sisters who were in a back seat of an SUV that collided with a medical center bus.  A minor settlement guardianship was established by Mr. Demos at a reduced fee to enable distribution as allowed by Florida law; the court filing costs were paid by the insurer through negotiations by Mr. Demos., 2016

    Transactions:

    • Negotiated Buy-Out of Remaining Cooperative Unit for dissolution of an association., 2014
    • Opinion Letter for Condominium Association Business Loan for restoration and construction project; Bal Harbor, Florida, 2015

    Representative Clients:

    • Real estate investors negotiating a buyout of five weeks of time share regarding an oceanfront building dissolved for auction., 2017
    • Auto accident driver and two passengers involved in a high impact collision in central Florida., 2017

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • SPEAKER AT SEMINARS: Presenter (Speaker and Author) sponsored by National Business Institute: Personal Injury from A to Z; April 19, 2017,  Legislative, Case Law and Regulatory Trends and Developments (with five (5) sub-topics); and Injury Demand Letters and Pre-Suit Negotiations; Auto Injuries: Advanced Plaintiff Strategies, October 2015 Topics include Advanced Subrogation Issues: (a) The interplay of PIP, UIM and Subrogation; (b) Complexities of the “made whole” doctrine; (c) Advanced negotiations of subrogation liens; (d) Issue of subrogation with med-pay and health insurance; and (e) Protecting Medicare’s interest in auto injury settlements.     Construction Defect Litigation: From A to Z, March 2013; Case Law Updates: Rulings that Affect Your World; and Insurance: Covered vs. Uncovered with the following topics - Commercial General Liability Insurance - Coverage Issues, Duties of Defense, Indemnity, Insurance Debates (fortuity principles, known loss, occurrence definitions, four corners rule, contra proferentem rule, rule of reasonable  expectations, illusory coverage doctrine), surety bonds, wrap insurance options: OCIP or CCIP, and Case Law: Class Action Suits. Personal Injury 101, November 2012; Legislative, Case Law and Regulatory Trends and Developments (Accident Injury, Products Liability - Product Recalls, Premises Liability, Medical Malpractice, and Wrongful Death); Major Elements of Local Procedure (Discovery, Pre-Trial Motions and Pleadings, Settlement Procedure, Post-Trial Motions, and useful Sample Forms); and Standing on Ethical Ground (Rules of Professional Conduct, the Tripartite Relationship among Insured, Insurer and Counsel, Conflicts of Interest; Attorney's Fees and Costs, and Dealing with the  "Excess Claim"). Market Update: Condominiums and Other Common Interest Communities, October 2009; Sections: (1) Market Update: Condominiums and Other Common Interest Communities; (2) Development Agreement Defaults; and (3) Successor Developers: The Legal Implications of Takeover. Preparing, Settling and Trying Soft Tissue Personal Injury Cases, 2007; Sections: Settling the Injury Case (Understanding Alternative Dispute Resolutions/Mediation, Structured Settlements, Lien Considerations to be Aware of, What to Look for in Judicially Supervised Settlements, Drafting Effective Settlement Documents, Releases, Partial Settlements and Assignments, and Recent Legislative Developments). Guest Alumnus Panelist, Orientation DaySt. Thomas University, School of Law, August 2007 Distinguished Speaker, Professionalism Seminar, Broward County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, September 2007 Distinguished Speaker, Starting Your Own Law Practice: From Theory to Practice, St. Thomas University, School of Law, March 2008, 2007
    • Super Lawyers (Top Florida Personal Injury Lawyer), 2011
    • Martindale Hubbel, AV Rated Preeminent, 2009

    Educational Background:

    • Miami-Dade College, Associate of Arts Degree, 1994
    • Florida International University: Dual Majors in Marketing and International Business, 1994
    • St. Thomas University School of Law  , 1999

    Industry Groups

    • Trial Lawyers and Alternate Dispute Resolution Sections
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    Office Location for Andrew Demos

    500 NE 4th St
    #100
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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    Last Updated: 6/26/2019

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