Andrew Needle

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Miami, FL

Needle & Ellenberg, P.A.
 | 1401 Brickell Avenue, Suite 900
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 305-530-0000
Fax: 305-530-1919
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Representing the people of Miami, Florida, Andrew Needle is an integral part of Needle & Ellenberg, P.A. He handles cases of personal injury, including medical malpractice and professional liability. He is board certified by The Florida Bar in Civil Trial Law and has an Avvo “Superb” rating as a top attorney in medical malpractice and over 40 years of experience representing the rights of the injured.

With several multimillion-dollar victories in his past, Mr. Needle has been named in personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice as one of South Florida’s Top Lawyers by the South Florida Legal Guide. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

In 1974, Mr. Needle graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, then earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law, graduating cum laude in 1977. A charter member of the American Board of Trial Advocates Miami chapter, he has been named as one of The Best Lawyers in America in personal injury and medical malpractice for the last decade.

A popular lecturer, author and trial lawyer, Mr. Needle is admitted to practice in the state of Florida. For six years, he served on the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar and the South Florida Business Journal named him a health care law Heavy Hitter in 2006. He has also been named one of Florida’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine. A prolific writer, he also spent time working on the Matthew Bender Law Books as an editorial consultant.

* 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 (60%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Personal Injury - General (30%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Professional Liability (10%)

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board Certified

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About Andrew Needle

Admitted: 1977, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.needleellenberg.com/teammate/andrew-needle/

Honors/Awards:

  • "Trial Talk: Maritime Personal Injuries and Pleasure Boat Liability," WLRN, Dade County Public Television, March, 1991
  • Named One of South Florida’s Top Attorneys in the area of “Personal Injury” by Miami Metro Magazine, January, 2001
  • Named One of South Florida’s Top Lawyers in the area of “Medical Malpractice” by the South Florida Legal Guide, 2002 - 2018
  • Named a “Heavy Hitter” in the Legal Profession by the South Florida Business Journal, February 10, 2006
  • Named by Florida “Super Lawyers”, as among the tops in “Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Plaintiff: General”, 2006 - 2017
  • Florida Trend magazine named to the “Florida Legal Elite” 2013
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America, “Personal Injury Litigation” and “Medical Malpractice”, 2007 - 2018

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar, 1991

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Miami Dade Justice Association
  • Florida Bar, Grievance Committee 11th Judicial Circuit, 1987 - 1988
  • Florida Bar, President's Special Commission on Advertising, 1987 - 1989
  • Florida Bar, President’s Insurance Practice Committee I, 1999 - 2000
  • Florida Bar, Certification Plan Appeals Committee, 1997 - 2003
  • Florida Bar, Bar Review Committee on Professional Ethics, 2002
  • Florida Bar, Disciplinary Review Committee, 1997 - 2001, 2003
  • Florida Bar, Judicial Nominating Commission Screening Committee, 2003
  • Florida Bar, Public Member Screening Committee, 2003
  • Florida Bar, Board of Governors, 1997 - 2003
  • Florida Bar, 1977
  • Florida Bar, Assoc. Chairman Scholarship Committee, 1986
  • Florida Bar, Member, President's Preferred Committee, 1985
  • Florida Bar, Chairman ABA/YLS Liaison Committee, 1985
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division, Board of Governors, 1983 - 1987
  • Dade County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1981 - 1983
  • Dade County Bar Association, Assistant Chairman Judicial Reception Committee, 1979 - 1980
  • Dade County Bar Association, General Jurisdiction Committee, 1979 - 1980
  • Dade County Bar Association, Circuit Court
  • Dade County Bar Association, Assistant Chairman
  • Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Charter Member of Miami Chapter
  • Florida Justice Association, Medical Malpractice Task Force, 1994
  • Florida Justice Association, EAGLE, 1994
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association, Insurance, Negligence & Compensation Law Section including appointment to Medicine and Law Committee, 1996
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, 1996
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Member, The Board of Governors of the Florida Bar, 1997 - 2003

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Certified Instructor of Insurance Education, State of Florida, October 10, 2000; Instructor #948003 (Personal Lines, Commercial Lines, Risk Management Education)
  • "Post Trial Motions," Florida Civil Trial Practice, Chapter 18, 11th Edition, 2017
  • Outline of case law interpreting Florida Statute §768.44 - Medical Mediation Statute, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Legislative Seminar, 1979
  • Inside The Minds - Representing Plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice Cases "Current Challenges in Handling Medical Malpractice Actions: Statutory Protections, Expenses, and Societal Misconceptions", Thomson Reuters/Asparatore 2012
  • Lorman Education Services - "Tort Reform's Impact On Medical Malpractice Litigation In Florida: A User's Guide - Jury Selection in the Medical Malpractice Tort Reform Era", June, 2006
  • Lorman Education Services - "Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases in Florida - Evaluating the Wrongful Death Case", January, 2005
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers - "Medical Malpractice Law Legislative Changes and Case Law Update", June, 2003
  • Lorman Education Services - "Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases in Florida - Evaluating the Wrongful Death Case", September, 2002
  • Lorman Education Services - "Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases in Florida - Evaluating the Wrongful Death Case", June, 2001
  • National Business Institute - "Evidence and Hearsay in the Florida Courtroom", March, 2001
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers - "The Current Effects of the Collateral Source Statute 768.76", March, 2001
  • Lorman Education Services - "Auto Insurance Law and Accident Litigation in Florida - Discovery and Pretrial Preparation", October, 2000
  • Lorman Education Services - "Health Insurance Subrogation Rights and Rights of Reimbursement", January, 2000
  • National Business Institute - "Medical Malpractice in Florida", November, 1999
  • Lorman Education Services - "Auto Insurance Law and Accident Litigation in Florida - Discovery and Pretrial Preparation", October, 1999
  • Dade County Trial Lawyers' Association - "Direct Examination of the Plaintiff", Masters of the Courtroom V: A Mock Trial, October,1999
  • Dade County Trial Lawyers' Association - "How to Prepare for & Conduct Cross Examination of Defense Experts", Masters of the Courtroom IV, November, 1998
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Paralegal Affiliate Group of South Florida) - "Basic Steps in the Medical Malpractice Case", September, 1998
  • Coral Gables Bar Association- "Medical Malpractice: The Myth of the Frivolous Lawsuit", June, 1998
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers- "Group Health Carrier Subrogation Rights and Rights of Reimbursement", March, 1998
  • National Bar Association/Women Lawyers Division Dade County Chapter - "Preparing and Litigating the Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Case", March, 1998
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers- "Florida's Collateral Source Statute", March, 1997
  • Lorman Education Services - "Insurance Litigation in Florida- Health Insurance Subrogation Rights and Rights of Reimbursement", November, 1996
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers- "Group Health Carrier Subrogation Rights and Rights of Reimbursement: General Legal Principles, Pitfalls, Suggestions for Negotiating, Strategies for Releases and Settlements", March, 1996
  • The Florida Bar- "Effective Use of Technology in Preparing and Trying Cases- An Historical Perspective and Comparison", Annual Convention, June, 1995
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers- "Group Health Insurance Liens", March, 1995
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers- "The Legal Aftermath of Fabre v. Marin and Strategies for Settlement and Trial", December, 1994
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers- Demonstration of Jury Selection Techniques, 1994 Annual Convention, November, 1994
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers- "The Good Samaritan Act's Emergency Room Provisions- Samaritans and Goodness Have Nothing to Do With It", December, 1994
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers- "Group Health Carrier Subrogation Rights or Rights of Reimbursement", Annual Convention, November, 1994
  • National Education Network- "Trying the Auto Accident Case", Miami, February, 1994
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers- "Florida's Hospital Review Committee Privileges: A Chinese Wall Against Responsibility", December, 1993
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers -"Handling Blue Cross-Blue Shield Rights,"Orlando/Ft. Lauderdale, April 25 & 26, 1991
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers -"Fighting Medicare/Medicaid Liens and Other Such Nuisances", December, 1990
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers - "Medical Malpractice Pre-suit Screening: Pitfalls and Opportunities", Miami, November 2, 1990
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers - "Admissibility of Prior and Subsequent Incidents", Tampa/Miami, May 17 & 18, 1990
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers - "Current Thoughts on the Death on the High Seas Act", December 1987
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers - "Negligent Security" December 1986
  • "Effective Use of Technology in Preparing and Trying Cases: An Historical Perspective and Comparison", The Florida Bar News, January 15, 1996
  • "Malpractice Litigation: Views of A Plaintiff's Attorney", Caduceus Newsletter, Spring 1992
  • "An Ill-Conceived Brainstorm: State Legislators Enact Law Imposing Legal Inequities", Miami Review, August 23, 1991
  • "Shadow Juries Won't Keep You in the Dark", Miami Review, March 5, 1990
  • "Post Trial Motions," Florida Civil Trial Practice, Chapter 18, 8th Edition 2012
  • "Post Trial Motions," Florida Civil Trial Practice, Chapter 18, 7th Edition, 2005
  • "Post Trial Motions," Florida Civil Trial Practice, Chapter 18, 6th Edition, 2001
  • "Post Trial Motions," Florida Civil Trial Practice, Chapter 18, 5th Edition, 1998
  • "Post Trial Motions," Florida Civil Trial Practice, Chapter 18, 4th Edition, 1990
  • "Post Trial Motions," Florida Civil Trial Practice, Chapter 18, 3rd Edition, 1984

Videos:

  • Please go to my website at www.needleellenberg.com for video

Educational Background:

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, BS, 1974
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Office Location for Andrew Needle

1401 Brickell Avenue
Suite 900
Miami, FL 33131

Phone: 305-530-0000

Fax: 305-530-1919

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Last Updated: 9/4/2018

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