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Daniel V. Ligman, Esq.

 

HONORS:

Phi Delta Phi Honor Fraternity

AV Preeminent Rating - Martindale-Hubbell

 

EXPERIENCE:

Tried and Won over 300 Jury Trials

danligman@bellsouth.net

 

Founder of Ligman Martin, P.L in 1958

 

Prior to representing home owners, he has worked for various insurance companies as an adjuster, examiner and manager.

 

EDUCATION

Undergraduate - DePaul University

Northwestern Law School

University of Miami graduade - Law School

 

Joseph W. Ligman, Esq.

 

joeligman@bellsouth.net

 

Joseph has been with the firm since 1983. Joseph is the managing partner of Ligman Martin, P.L. Joseph is presently handling multiple lines of insurance including coverage and has handled thousands of first part insurance cases, negligence cases and bad faith cases. He has also lectured throughout the United States on Insurance litigation issues to insurance companies, public adjusters and attorneys..

 

LITIGATION PRECENTAGE:

100% of practice devoted to litigation

95% of practice representing policy holders.

 

BAR ADMISSION:

Florida 1983

U.S. District Court, 1988

U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida 1988

U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

Trial Bar ,1988

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EDUCATION:

University of Florida College of Law, Gainsville, Florida , 1983

University of Florida, 1980, B.A.

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND PAST MEMBERSHIPS:

 

American Bar Association Member

Dade County Bar Association Member

Coral Gables Bar Association Member

The Florida Bar Member

Association of Trial Lawyers of America Member

Florida Association of Public Adjusters Member

Florida Windstorm Association

National Association Of Public Insurance Adjusters Member

Judicial Evaluation Committee Past Member

AV Rated with Martindale Hubbell (Highest Rating)

Served as Attorney Fee Expert on Numerous Occasions

Christopher L. Ligman, Esq.

 

LITIGATION PRECENTAGE:

100% of practice devoted to litigation

95% of practice representing policy holders.

 

BAR ADMISSION:

Florida 2008

EDUCATION:

The Florida State University College of Law 2008 (Cum Laude)

The University of West Florida 2005, B.S.B.A Finance

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND PAST MEMBERSHIPS:

 

American Bar Association Member

The Florida Bar Member

 Florida Association of Public Adjusters Member

chrisligman@gmail.com

 

Christopher has been with the firm since 2007. Christopher is a partner of Ligman Martin, P.L. Christopher is presently handling multiple homeowners and commerical claims, and has handled hundreds of first party insurance cases. He has also lectured at the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters conference on insurance topics to attorneys and public adjusters.

 

Michael R. Seward, Esq.

 

sharkhunt3@aol.com

 

Bar Admissions

Florida Bar, (1985); U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1986; Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1988; Supreme Court of the United States (2007).

 

Education

Lehigh University, B.A., 1979

University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1984;

 

Previous Experience

Extensive litigation and appellate experience (State and Federal courts) in the areas of commercial transactions, insurance law, personal injury, property rights, employment discrimination, securities law, and trademark infringement.

 

Practiced at three Florida firms: Ferraro, Seward; Greenberg Traurig et al.; and Ruden Barnett et al. Also had private practice for eight years.

EDUCATION:

Juris Doctor

University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida 1984

∙Cum Laude Graduate

∙University of Miami Law Review,

Articles and Comments Editor (scholarship award)

Bachelor of Arts

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania1979

∙Cum Laude Graduate

∙Major: Journalism; Minor: Biology

∙Wrestling team member

High School

The Hun School, Princeton, New Jersey1974

∙Magnum Cum Laude Graduate

∙Student Council President

∙Managing Editor, The Mall (student newspaper)

∙Football (co-captain), wrestling and baseball

team member

LEGAL WORK EXPERIENCE:

Ligman Martin, P.L.1998-Present

Law Office of Michael R. Seward, P.A.1989-Present

Seward & Stanton, P.A.1987-1989

Greenberg, Traurig, et al., LLP1984-1987

Extensive litigation and appellate experience, representing defendants and plaintiffs in state and federal courts in the areas of first-party and third-party insurance claims, personal injury,employment discrimination, commercial transactions, construction defects, property rights, securities fraud and copyright/trademark infringement.

Skilled in all aspects of trial and appellate advocacy with emphasis on developing case strategies and writing persuasive legal memoranda and appellate briefs.

Frequent expert witness in the field of attorney’s fees (currently writing article on the subject for publication in The Florida Bar Journal).

Admitted to practice in all courts of the State of Florida and the following federal courts: Southern District of Florida; Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; and the United States Supreme Court. Also admitted pro hac vice in New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Ohio and Washington D.C.

Daniel T. Galo, Esq.

 

dangalolaw@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION:

Awarded Jurist Doctor Degree with Honors from the University of Florida, received the Book Award in

Evidence, on Deans List for four semesters.

Awarded Bachelors of Arts Degree with Honors from the University of Florida, (Economics major);

recipient of the Bethesda-by-the Sea Scholarship.

 

CIVIC LEADERSHIP POSITIONS AND AWARDS:

Commissioner on the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics 03/2012 to December 2013;

Recipient of the Palm Beach County School Board's Gold Medal Award as a Community Leader

2006; Member of the Village of Wellington Planning and Zoning Board 2006- 2008; Member

of School Advisory Committees for Binks Elementary School and Wellington Landings Middle

School, positions held include Chairman and Vice Chairman; Board member of Meadow Wood

Home Owners Association; Member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association; Past Treasurer

for the local chapter of the Inns of Court.

LEGAL WORK EXPERIENCE:

LIGMAN MARTIN P.L.

Wellington, Florida June 2013 to Present

Practice in the areas of first party property and insurance coverage matters. Duties included defending

examinations under oath, drafting coverage opinions, drafting pleadings and motions, conduct discovery,

attend depositons and trials.

 

YOUNG AND STEIN ATTORNEYS AT LAW

Boca Raton, Florida

Associate January 2013 to May 2013

Plaintiff personal Jury; duties include drafting pleadings and motions, drafting written discovery

requests, drafting responses to written discovery, take and defend depositions, argue motions, attend

mediation and responsible for all aspects of trial.

GROELLE AND SALMON P.A.

Wellington, Florida

Associate January 2010 to December 2012

Practice in the areas of first party property and insurance coverage matters. Duties included undertaking

examinations under oath, drafting coverage opinions, drafting pleadings and motions, conduct discovery,

attend depositions and court room matters.

OFFICE OF THE STATE ATTORNEY FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

West Palm Beach Florida

Assistant State Attorney

Legal Intern

Positions:

Homicide Division/Senior Attorney

May 1988 to December 2009 Certified

May 1986 to August 1986

Prosecute homicide and other criminal cases punishable by life; trying to verdict over 25 homicide cases.

Some cases of special interest include:

 

J. Warren Frazer, Esq.

 

WarrenFrazer@ligmanmartin.com

 

J. Warren Frazer, Esq. (“Warren”), has been an independent contractor affiliated exclusively with Ligman Martin since January, 2009. Prior to joining the firm he acquired valuable courtroom experience working for one of Florida’s largest law firms in defense of commercial and residential property insurers. With the benefit of that knowledge, Warren strives to make sure that the clients of Ligman Martin receive the maximum benefits of their rights under their insurance policies, and that insurance companies live up to all of their contractual and equitable obligations.

 

 A graduate of Spanish River High School in Boca Raton and a veteran of the United States Army, Warren has been a resident of South Florida since 1981 and has lived in Miami-Dade County since graduating from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Advertising in 1994. After six years in Coral Gables as an advertising copywriter and creative director, Warren returned to the University of Florida for law school and then came “home” to Miami to go to work as a civil litigator in 2003.

At Ligman Martin, Warren handles all types of disputed property insurance claims, big and small, and is one of the firm’s designated specialists for handling cases that are litigated in federal court due to the insurance company being headquartered out of state and the amount of the claim being larger than $75,000.00. With the help of his bilingual, longtime legal assistant, Tiffany Zwick, who has worked with him since he came to the firm, Warren ensures that all clients, including those who speak primarily Spanish, are always kept fully informed about the progress of their cases.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 2003

 

University of Florida, B.S. (Advertising), 1994

 

 

ADMISSIONS

 

Florida

 

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

 

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

 

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

 

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

 

U.S. Court of International Trade

 

U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

 

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

 

 

 

PRACTICE AREA

 

Commercial and residential property insurance coverage disputes:

 

Isarel J.Burdick, Esq.

 

Mr. Burdick began his career representing insurance carriers like Citizens Property Insurance Corporation to learn the industry.   Mr. Burdick is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida arnett et al. Also had private practice for eight years.

isarel.burdick@gmail.com

 

Mr Burdick is an attorney with Ligman Martin since 2010. Mr Burdick represents homeowners and businesses in first party insurance claims.  He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Florida University with a minor in Accounting.   He received his Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University in 2007 and had been admitted to the Florida Bar since 2008.

 Larry Moskowitz, Esq.

 

The courtroom is where Larry earned the respect and acknowledgement from the legal community as a savvy litigator. He is a member of the Broward County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the Southern District Federal Bar, the Broward County Trial Lawyers Association, the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyer, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Larry@werepresentyou.com>

 

Larry Moskowitz has practiced law in Florida for more than 27 years, beginning his career as an Assistant State Attorney/Prosecutor in Broward County.  His experience at the State Attorneys Office is where his concern and caring for families began. He is an accomplished civil trial attorney, with over 150 trials to verdict.

Weston Vaughn Ehrman, Esq.

 

Professional Associations & Memberships

-American Bar Association

-Florida Bar Association

-Dade County Bar Association

-FAPIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weston.Ehrman@ligmanmartinlaw.com

 

Associate

Weston Vaughn Ehrman is an associate attorney in the firm’s Miami office and focuses his practice in first-party property insurance litigation representing homeowners. He also handles third-party property insurance litigation, debt collection, civil theft, and breach of business contracts.

Mr. Ehrman was born and raised in South Florida. He attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate studies where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He later earned his Juris Doctor from Barry University. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys fishing and spending time in the Everglades.

Mr. Ehrman is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts.

 

Armando Oliveros, III, Esq.

 

Mr. Oliveros is a South Florida native. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston where he graduated with a double major in Management and Entrepreneurship.  He later earned his Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law where he made Dean’s list.  While attending Law School, he served as a Judicial intern in and for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, Probate division and as a Legal intern at the City of Miami, Office of the City Attorney.  He later served as a Legal intern and Volunteer attorney at the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office before entering the Civil Practice.

Languages

English

Spanish

Admissions

- Florida

- United States District Court Southern District of Florida

 

Armandooliveroslaw@gmail.com

 

Armando Oliveros, III

Senior Associate

Armando Oliveros, III, is an associate attorney in the firm’s Miami office.  He practices primarily in the field of Civil litigation, focusing in the areas of first-party property insurance, third-party property insurance, and breach of business contracts.  Additionally, he handles probate and real estate matters.

 

 

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Mikael Laguna, Esq.

 

Prior to joining Ligman Martin, P.L., Mr. Laguna worked at a national firm defending various insurance carriers.

Mr. Laguna is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Mr. Laguna is also fluent in Spanish.

mikaellagunalm@gmail.com

 

Mikael Laguna is an associate at Ligman Martin, P.L. and practices in the area of insurance litigation. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Psychology from the University of Florida in 2008 and received his Juris Doctor from Florida International University College of Law in 2011..

 

Kathleen M. Bonczyk, MBA, Esq.

 

 bonczyklaw@gmail.com

 

Ms. Bonczyk possesses significant experience in first party property defense.

 

She served as a past litigation associate for the first party insurance defense firms Powers, McNalis, Torres & Teebagy and Rubinton and Laufer. She also served as in-house counsel for Homeowners Choice Property and Casualty Insurance Company.

 

Ms. Bonczyk's expertise in the first party property insurance field was gleaned during the historic and unprecedented 2004-2005 seasons when a series of named hurricanes including Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jean and Wilma struck Florida during a 15 month period.

 

 

Ms. Bonczyk earned her M.B.A. from Florida Atlantic University and is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University Law School.

 

She is a volunteer at the Orange County Bar Association and works on behalf of victims of violence through her interdisciplinary Workplace Violence Prevention Institute which she founded in 2016

 

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