Introducing: Barbara Gonzalez

Barbara Gonzalez

Barbara Gonzalez

Barbara is a South Florida native. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida International University in 2001 and a Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center in 2005.

Since her admission to the Florida Bar in 2006, Barbara has focused her career in different aspects of Civil Litigation. Currently, her practice focuses mainly in the area of first-party property insurance litigation where she zealously represents homeowners and service providers with property claims against insurance companies.

Prior to joining the firm Barbara represented some of the Nation’s largest banks and mortgage lenders in the areas of creditor’s rights, consumer finance, and real property litigation. Before that, she practiced in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, and products liability, focusing all her efforts on representing the injured.

In her time as an attorney, she has spent countless hours in courtrooms throughout the State gaining invaluable experience in civil trial practice and procedure.  Barbara has done hundreds of bench trials, depositions, mediations and argued successfully at countless hearings. In addition to her civil litigation experience she also has extensive law firm management experience from her time spent as a supervising and managing attorney. During that time, she assisted in hiring, training and supervising attorneys, assistants and support staff while successfully managing client goals and expectations.

Barbara is licensed to practice law in all Florida State Courts and is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. She is also an active member of the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters and is fluent in Spanish.

Barbara currently resides in Southwest Ranches. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family.


Introducing: Michael C. Fischetti

Michael C. Fischetti was born and raised in South Florida. After high school, Michael attended Florida State University and graduated magna cum laude with degrees in real estate and finance. Afterwards, Michael returned to South Florida to study law at the Florida International University College of Law. While in law school, Michael was a member of the Jewish Law Student Association and participated in events geared toward helping immigrants obtain lawful citizenship. Michael also spent a semester studying abroad and learning about topics such as Women’s Rights under European Law and the history of the civil law system. When not studying, Michael spent his time exploring all of which Spain had to offer along with nearby countries such as Italy, Morocco, and Germany.

After Graduating from Florida International University in 2014, Michael obtained his Florida Bar License that very same year. Since becoming eligible to practice law, Michael has 100% focused his legal practice on representing policy holders and assignees against insurers. Michael has handled hundreds of cases in which an insurer denied or underpaid an insurance claim. Michael has participated in multiple trials through verdict, deposed fact and expert witnesses, and argued various motions on behalf of Insureds. Michael joined the Mineo Salcedo Law Firm in March 2017 with the intention of continuing to represent Insureds in need of help.


Attorney Jordan Bieber

jbieberJordan Bieber is passionate about his law practice. He is a zealous advocate for homeowners who have been wronged by their insurance companies. Additionally, Mr. Bieber represents victims of catastrophic medical malpractice events and general negligence incidents.

Prior to joining The Mineo Salcedo Law Firm, Mr. Bieber spent several years handling a variety of complex, high-exposure cases including medical negligence and product liability lawsuits. He has also handled several appellate matters resulting in published opinions by the Third District Court of Appeal. Mr. Bieber has the knowledge, skill and experience to take on the biggest corporations and insurance companies.

In 2007, Mr. Bieber graduated from Brandeis University where he was a member of the Dean’s List. He then went on to graduate from Emory University School of Law in 2012. In his free time, Mr. Bieber enjoys playing tennis and golf.

Mr. Bucci is currently a member of the Florida Bar and has been admitted to practice in the state of Pennsylvania.


Introducing: William Glenn Dill

attorney-dill-300Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Mr. Dill graduated from Syracuse University in 1991 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in History.  He attended the University of Miami School of Law.  While in law school, he was a law clerk to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, participating in the confirmation processes for Justice Stephen Breyer and numerous other Federal judges, in addition to preparing advisory opinions on legal and constitutional issues for proposed legislation.  After graduating from University of Miami School of law in 1995, he was admitted to the Delaware Bar in 1996 and the Florida Bar in 1997.

During his legal career, Mr. Dill has represented Fortune 500 companies in bodily injury claims, worked on multiple wrongful death cases, first party property damage cases, personal injury cases as both a plaintiff attorney and defense attorney.  He has litigated Americans With Disabilities Act claims on behalf of both the disabled and private businesses.  He has tried cases to verdict in Florida state and Federal courts.  In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Dill has handled corporate formation and commercial transactions on behalf of clients.

Mr. Dill now focuses his practice litigating on behalf of Plaintiffs in claims against insurance companies for damages to homes and property.  He lives in Davie with his wife Angela and their two sons.

Trials:

  • Ellison v. Louis, Case No. 5020080000410
  • Contin v. Home Depot USA, Inc.  Case No. CA 03-02707
  • MTCH v. Visual Images, LLC, Case No. 03-5994 SP 05
  • Santarelli v. Gutterman, Case No. CL 99-8441 AH
  • Vitakis v. J&J Motor Holdings, Inc., Case No 96-12702 CA 13
  • Miami Air Lease v. Standard Seafood, Case NO. 98-05313 CA 27
  • Pastor v. Lowe, McKenna, Hall and Anon, Case No. 95-1522 CIV Ryskamp

Reported Decisions:

  • Assoc. for Disabled Americans v. Reinfeld Anderson, 975 F.Supp. 2d 1285 (S.D. Fla. 2013)
  • Segal v. Ricky’s Restaurant and Lounge, Inc., 2012 WL 2393769 (S.D. Fla. 2012)
  • Kennedy v. Grova , 2012 WL 1368139 (S.D. Fla. 2012)
  • Garcia v. Georges, 434 Fed.Appx. 791 (11th Cir. 2011)
  • Access for the Disabled, Inc. v. Fort Lauderdale Hospitality, Inc., 826 F.Supp.2d 1330 (S.D. Fla. 2011)
  • Eichorn v. Home Depot USA, Inc., 2007 WL 2774247 (S.D. Fla. 2007)
  • Fils-Aime v. Home Depot USA, Inc., 2007 WL 2409821 (S.D. Fla. 2007)
  • Diaz v. Home Depot USA, Inc., 2007 WL 934614 (S.D.Fla. 2007)

Garrett S. Elsinger

Garrett S. Elsinger

Garrett S. Elsinger

Garrett S. Elsinger earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science and History from Hope College, Holland Michigan in 1993. He earned his Juris Doctor from University of Miami School of Law in 1996. Garrett worked for the Broward County State Attorney’s Office from 1997 through 2003 where he rose to the position of Felony Trial Unit Supervisor and was responsible for the prosecution of vehicular homicide and second degree murder cases. He has been lead counsel in over 100 jury trials in both state and federal courts.  In 2003, Garrett opened his own law firm in Fort Lauderdale where he practiced criminal law. From 2008 through 2014 Garrett worked for Purdy, Jolly, Giuffreda & Barranco, P.A. where he practiced civil rights defense and government liability representing law enforcement officers in state and federal courts who were accused of false arrest, excessive force, and negligence. Garrett focuses his practice in the areas of homeowners’ first-party property insurance litigation and general civil litigation. He is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts and well as the federal courts for the southern and middle districts of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Practice Areas: 

  • Personal Injury & General Civil Litigation
  • Government Liability
  • Civil Rights
  • First-Party Property Litigation

Admitted to Practice:

Florida, 1996

Education:

  • Hope College, B.A. 1993
  • University of Miami School of Law, 1996

Professional or Trade Affiliations

  • Florida Bar Government Law Section
  • Florida Bar Criminal Law Section

Email: Gelsinger@mineolaw.com


Lidor Kantor

Attorney Lidor Kantor

Attorney Lidor Kantor

Lidor Kantor is an experienced litigation attorney who has spent the majority of his legal career in the courtroom.  He began by representing homeowners in foreclosure actions, and has first-chaired more than one hundred and fifty bench trials and argued at dozens of evidentiary and summary judgment hearings in the areas of foreclosure defense, family, business, and contract law.  Mr. Kantor has counseled his clients at every stage of litigation—from retainer to and through appeal.  His courtroom experience has made him a convincing litigator and deliberate trial strategist, which has successfully resulted in achieving his clients’ intended objectives.

After only one year of practicing, Mr. Kantor was promoted to the rank of Managing Attorney for the Broward County office of a successful Florida-based law firm, overseeing all aspects of litigation for more than a thousand actively litigated cases, as well as three associate attorneys.  Mr. Kantor was responsible for identifying specific legal courses of action and developing effective written advocacy, oral argument, settlement negotiation and creative problem solving skills.  His level of responsibilities at the firm serves as a reflection of his professionalism, dependability and capability of working well under time sensitive deadlines.  He considers himself a self-starter with an immense desire to excel and succeed.

Prior to joining the Mineo Salcedo Law Firm, Mr. Kantor concentrated his practice on representing insurance companies against first-party property, subrogation, and assignment-of-benefits cases at a South Florida Insurance Defense law firm.  Mr. Kantor now works as an advocate for homeowners against property insurance companies, using the valuable insight he gained when defending such claims to the benefit of his clients.

A native of Tel Aviv, Israel, Mr. Kantor is fluent in Hebrew.  He received his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Criminology from the University of Florida.  After working as a MetLife financial and estate-planning advisor, he attended law school at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, earning his Juris Doctor in 2012. As a law student, he continually made the Dean’s list and was active in the Pro Bono Program, reaching Silver Level of Service recognition. While in law school, Mr. Kantor also interned at a personal injury law firm in Ft. Lauderdale, as well as at the Office of the State Attorney.

Mr. Kantor is licensed to practice in all Florida State Courts and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

In his spare time, Lidor enjoys reading, exercising, and volunteering.


EF-1 tornado touched down in Coconut Creek

EF-1 tornado touched down in Coconut Creek

Property Claim LawIt is believed a tornado touched down in several areas throughout Broward County January 27, 2016, causing significant damage. While each of the touchdowns lasted only 10 or 15 seconds, it was plenty of time to cause several car accidents, tear off roofs, overturn vehicles and cause injuries to people in the area.

The first of the three touchdowns came on Broward College’s North Campus where students heard loud banging and severe rain around 9:30 am. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported at the college, as class was in session and students were safely indoors. In response, the college followed emergency protocol, alerting students and canceling daytime classes to allow for clean up.

On the turnpike, near Sample Road, there were several car accidents and a semi trucks that were flipped over due to the nearly 100 miles per hour winds. The tornado also made its way through Pompano Beach where it caused significant structural damage to at least one industrial building and left some residents fearing for their lives.

The third and final touchdown lasted no more than 15 seconds, but still ripped shingles from the roof of the Wyndmoor Retirement Community and uprooted tress before dissipating. The American Red Cross has been dispatched and is helping residents of the community.

During tornados and other severe weather, it is recommended, to stay inside and near an internal room to avoid and debris that may be flying due to the heavy winds.

If you think your property sustained any sort of storm damage, contact The Mineo Salcedo Law Firm for a consultation.  Call (954) 463-8100.

 

 


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The Mineo Salcedo Law Firm is Proud to Welcome Daniel R. Gross to its Team

Daniel R. Gross is a South Florida native.  He attended Gulliver Preparatory High School and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville.  He returned to South Florida and attended Florida International University College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor degree.  Mr. Gross was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2011, and since that time has practiced in the areas of insurance defense, with particular emphasis on personal injury; premises liability; vehicle negligence; commercial trucking accident defense; wrongful death, issues of coverage, bad faith, and first and third party casualty losses.

Before joining The Mineo Salcedo Law Firm, P.A., Mr. Gross has personally handled all pre-trial litigation in more than two hundred fifty (250) bodily injury litigations, first and third party property damage cases, including cases involving death and/or catastrophic injuries, as well as, several cases involving multiple parties and complex issues.  He has also participated in a number of jury trials thru verdict.  Mr. Gross joined The Mineo Salcedo Law Firm, P.A., in the Summer of 2015.