Andrew Demos

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Pembroke Pines, FL

Andrew C. Demos, PA
1806 N Flamingo Rd, Suite 322
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
Phone: 954-363-9285
Fax: 954-589-0945
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%), Construction Litigation: Consumer (10%), Estate Planning & Probate (10%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%), Real Estate: Consumer (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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Attorney Profile

Andrew Demos is a personal injury attorney in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Mr. Demos is the founder of Andrew C. Demos, PA, and represents clients throughout Broward and Miami counties who have been injured or lost a family member due to a catastrophic injury. He holds a license to practice law before all Florida state courts and several other courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States.

Practicing law for over 20 years, Mr. Demos handles personal injury cases involving automobile accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, slip and fall, wrongful death and more. In addition to personal injury, he has civil litigation experience with bankruptcy, community association, construction, family, probate and real estate law.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Demos has litigated many major injury cases. He has been featured on several local media outlets as a legal analyst and spoken at many conferences and seminars. Acknowledging his achievements, Martindale-Hubbell awarded him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating. This is the respected organization’s highest available rating, reflecting high legal ability and ethical standards.

Born and raised in south Florida, Mr. Demos earned bachelor’s degrees in international business and marketing from Florida International University. He went on to graduate with honors from St. Thomas University College of Law in Miami with his law degree. Additionally, he is certified as a circuit court mediator through the Florida Supreme Court.

Active in his legal and professional communities, Mr. Demos belongs to the Broward County Bar Association Construction Law Section and The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and Condominium and Planned Development Committee. He is a member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Broward.

*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
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Consumer
  • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10%Real Estate: Consumer
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense, Arbitration, Mediation, Construction Defects, Probate & Estate Administration, Wills, Products Liability, Condominiums & Cooperatives, Mortgage & Refinance

Selections

8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021

White Papers

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

About Andrew Demos

Admitted: 1999, Florida

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

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer (construction of sponsored low-income housing)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEFENSE COUNSEL (IADC), co-author, Private Construction Bonds, Survey of the Law (2001 and 2002)
  • Distinguished Speaker, Professionalism Seminar, Broward County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, September 2007
  • Guest Alumnus Panelist, Orientation Day,St. Thomas University, School of Law, August 2007
  • Distinguished Speaker and Author of Materials, Preparing, Settling and Trying Soft Tissue Personal Injury Cases, National Business Institute TM, 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)
  • Distinguished Speaker, Starting Your Own Law Practice: From Theory to Practice, St. Thomas University, School of Law, March 2008
  • Distinguished Speaker and Author of Materials, Market Update: Condominiums and Other Common Interest Communities, National Business Institute TM, 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
  • Distinguished Speaker and Author of Materials, Personal Injury 101, National Business Institute TM, November 2012; Sections: 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")
  • Distinguished Speaker and Author of Materials, Construction Defect Litigation: From A to Z, sponsored by National Business Institute TM, March 7, 2013. Agenda Sections Covered by Mr. Demos: 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
  • Starting Your Own Law Practice: From Theory to Practice, St. Thomas University, School of Law, Speaker, March 2008
  • Professionalism Seminar, Speaker, Broward County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, September 2007
  • Orientation Day, Alumnus Panelist, St. Thomas University, School of Law, August 2007
  • Preparing. Settling and Trying Soft Tissue Personal Injury Cases, NBI 2007: Sections: Settling the Injury Case (ADR/Mediation, Structured Settlements, Lien Considerations to be Aware of Judicially Supervised Settlements. Drafting Effective Settlement Documents, Releases, Partial Settlements and Assignments, and Recent Legislative Developments)
  • Market Update: Condominiums and Other Common Interest Communities, NBI, 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
  • Personal Injury 101, NBI November 2012: Sections: Legislative Case Law and Regulatory Trends and Developments; Major Elements of Local Procedure; and Standing on Ethical Ground; Attorney's Fees and Costs, and Dealing with the "Excess Claim"
  • Construction Defect Litigation, From A to Z. NBI, March 7, 2013: Rulings that Affect Your World: Coverage Issues, Duties of Defense, Indemnity, Insurance Debates, surety bonds, wrap insurance options: OCIP or CCIP, and Case Law; and Class Action Suits
  • Auto Injuries Advanced Plaintiff Strategies, NBI, October 29, 2015; topics: 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; (E) Protecting Medicare's Interest in Auto Injury Settlements
  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury from Start to Finish, NBI, March 2016, topic: Ethical Considerations for the Plaintiff's Attorney, subtopics: (A) The Contingent Fee; (B) "The Costs of Litigation - What is a Legitimate Cost?"; (C) Advertising Legal Service:  (D) Candor Toward the Tribunal; (E) Meritorious Claims and Contentions; (F) Conflicts of Interest in Plaintiff Cases; and (G) Ethical Dangers of Using Social Media
  • Personal Injury from A to Z, NBI, April 2017, topics covered (presentation included sub-topics): Legislative, Case Law and Regulatory Trends and Developments; Injury Demand Letters and Pre- Suit Negotiations (with subtopics)
  • Getting Your Auto Injury Case Off the Ground, Sponsored by National Business Institute ("NBI"), upcoming October 2017, Abbreviated topics: Negotiating with Auto Insurance Adjusters (Getting to Know Your Adjusters; Negotiation Techniques That Work; How the Adjusters Authority is Restricted and Going Beyond it; and Re-Starting Stalled Negotiations)
  • Construction Law: Advanced Issues and Answers, Topic Covered” “Determining Who is Insured Under Commercial General Liability Policies”. March 2019
  • Pain and Suffering Damages in Personal Injury, topics presented: “Legal Ethics (a) Attorney-Client Relationship; (b) Conflicts of Interest; (c) Medical Records and HIPAA Compliance; (d) Attorney’s Fees; (e) Duty of Candour; (f) Painkiller Addiction: Handling Impaired Clients”. June 2019
  • Personal Injury From A to Z, topics presented: “Legislative, Case Law and Regulatory Trends and Developments” (Auto Accidents, Slip and Fall, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, and Wrongful Death); and “Injury Demand Letters and Pre-Suit Negotiations”. September 2019

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Past Director, Treasurer, and co-author of By-Laws, Florida International University, Real Estate Alumni Affinity Council
  • Vice-President, Hellenic Bar Association
  • Member, the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • Construction Law Section Member with the Broward County Bar Association
  • Past Member, Broward County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee
  • Chair, the Florida Bar, Grievance Committee, 11th Judicial Circuit (11A) (Term 2006-09)
  • Member, Condominium and Planned Development Committee, Real Property and Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) Section of the Florida Bar
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida
  • The Florida Bar, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2004
  • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2000
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2004

Honors/Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5.0 by Martindale-Hubbell
  • South Florida Super Lawyers, 2014-to present
  • South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers®, 2013
  • 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 University School of Law, 1998

Educational Background

  • Miami-Dade College, Associate of Arts Degree, 1990
  • St. Thomas University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1999
  • Florida International University, Bachelor of Business Administration, Miami, Florida, Dual majors in Marketing and International Business, 1994  , 1994

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

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 Harbour, Florida, 2015

Representative Clients

  • Real estate investors negotiating a buyout of five weeks of time share regarding an oceanfront building dissolved for auction., 2017
  • $29,750, trip and fall on object inside of a department store, 2019
  • Auto accident driver and two passengers involved in a high impact collision in central Florida., 2017

Verdicts/Settlements

  • $22,000 ($10k BI & $12k UM) for auto accident., 2020
  • $100,000 - auto accident claim, 2021
  • $55,000 - homeowner's insurance settlement ($0 offered prior to representation) regarding a windstorm roof damage claim., 2021
  • $55,000, injury at home rented due to a construction issue and injuries , 2021
  • $35,000, 2021
  • $30,000 (injury claim against insurer based upon invalid Uninsured Motorist Rejection form), 2021
  • $25,000, injury during pedicure, 2021
  • $31k and $29k, auto accident claims., 2020
  • $35k, auto accident, 2020
  • $97,500, auto accident claim, 2020
  • $10,000, auto accident, 2020
  • $85,000, trip and fall on sidewalk ($60k from one party and $25k from another party)., 2020
  • $35,000, auto accident., 2020
  • $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 successful charity write-off of almost $90,000 by the hospital that enabled settlement and net proceeds to the client., 2016
  • $35,000, premises / security negligence claim, 2020
  • $55,000, premises case for item dropped onto client's wrist., 2020
  • $16,666, auto accident, 2020
  • $109,800 ($89,800 third party / Bodily Injury Coverage & $20,000 for Underinsured Motorist Coverage), for auto accident., 2020
  • $32,500, auto accident as a passenger., 2020
  • $22,500, premises claim for mold conditions., 2020
  • $50,000, auto accident, 2020
  • $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

Industry Groups

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

1806 N Flamingo Rd
Suite 322
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

Phone: 954-363-9285

Fax: 954-589-0945

Last Updated: 5/27/2021

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