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Richard Lydecker is a founding partner at Lydecker, a Full-Service AV-rated national law firm with offices throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida and California.

Richard Lydecker

Senior Partner

Mr. Conto is a Partner at the firm’s Boca Raton Office.
Mr. de Zayas’ experience includes debtor-creditor law, bankruptcy, insurance insolvency, construction litigation, employment litigation, and appeals.
Mrs. Diverio is a shareholding partner at Lydecker's Miami office. She is a trial and appellate attorney for first and third party property lawsuits.
Ms. Franks is a partner in the firm’s Miami office.
Prior to joining Lydecker, Brett spent two years at a large insurer in Jersey City, New Jersey handling employment practices liability claims, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation matters.
Erik J. Gruber is a Partner at the firm’s Miami office. Mr. Gruber concentrates his practice in first-party property defense litigation, with an emphasis in bad faith litigation, fraud investigation, water damage claims, and windstorm coverage issues.
Jeremy Harris is a civil litigator with extensive trial and appellate court experience in complex litigation. Mr. Harris practices construction law and represents general contractors/subcontractors and developers in all manner of construction defect litigation.
Mr. Harutunian was born and raised in suburban Boston, Massachusetts. He practices in the areas of bankruptcy law, commercial litigation, and labor and employment law.
Mr. Hendricks is the Managing Partner for Lydecker LLP. He practices out of the firm’s Miami and Boca Raton offices where he maintains an active trial and civil litigation practice in the Federal, State, and Appellate Courts throughout the State of Florida.

Mark A. Hendricks

Managing Partner

Mr. Johnson specializes in the representation of insurers and corporations in a broad range of complex business and tort matters, including environmental claims and professional negligence and other complex actions. Mr. Johnson also has experience litigating government municipal matters throughout the state of Florida.
Shaun Robert Koby is a Shareholder with the Firm's Florida offices. His practice focuses in the areas of complex commercial litigation, professional malpractice, insurance defense, and constitutional law.
David B. Kowalski is an partner in the firm’s Orlando office. While earning his Juris Doctorate, Mr. Kowalski worked as a law clerk with Jacksonville area law firms where he focused on complex commercial litigation.
Spencer Mallard is a Board Certified Construction Lawyer with a statewide practice in all facets of construction and oversees the Firm’s construction practice.
Meliz Martin is a Partner in the firm’s Miami office. Ms. Martin’s practice involves all aspects of federal and state trial litigation with a focus on complex commercial and construction litigation.
Eric McAliley brings more than two decades of legal experience to his representation of professionals in E&O claims and of clients with respect to high exposure personal injury and CGL claims.
Mr. Norris’s primary practice involves all aspects of civil litigation. In the past, Mr. Norris has extensively litigated matters involving labor and employment law, real estate, admiralty and maritime, wrongful death, and negligence.
Robert J. Pariser was formerly an equity partner at an AMLaw100 law firm where he practiced in the areas of employment, real estate (co-op/condo) law, and professional liability defense.
Prior to joining Lydecker, Mr. Patten was a prosecutor for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office where he obtained extensive trial experience prosecuting criminal traffic, misdemeanor, and felony level charges.

Lee Patten

Partner

Stephanie Pidermann’s practice involves all aspects of federal and state civil trial litigation, with a primary focus on professional liability, labor and employment litigation and government liability.
Carrie E. Stricklin is a partner in the firm, who works out of the Boca Raton office. She practices general civil litigation, concentrating in the areas of insurance defense litigation, including bodily injury; attorney malpractice; negligent security; and workers’ compensation litigation.
J.W. Webb is a Litigation Partner in the firm’s Orlando office, where he maintains an active trial and civil litigation practice in Federal and State Courts throughout Florida.

J.W. Webb

Partner

Matthew Biondi is a Partner in the firm’s New Jersey office and New York office. Mr. Biondi represents clients in litigation matters throughout the Northeast.
Michael Goldman is a Partner at the firm’s New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania offices. His practice focuses in the area of employment law. Michael represents employers across a multitude of industries in litigation related to employment discrimination claims, wage and hour claims, and restrictive covenants. He also counsels clients on best practices.
Forrest Andrews is the Chair of Lydecker LLP’s Errors & Omissions Department and Co-Chair of its Commercial Department. Forrest has extensive experience defending claims against attorneys, insurance agents and brokers, real estate agents and brokers, property managers, directors and officers, and other types of professionals.
Robert Sylvester Jr. is a partner in the firm’s Tampa office. Prior to joining Lydecker, Mr. Sylvester served as a law clerk for the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, where he assisted several judges in matters relating to civil, criminal, and family law.
As the Director of Operations & Human Resources, Danielle leads and oversees the firm’s Human Resources and Operations. She ensures legal compliance and the implementation of the organization’s mission and talent strategy while overseeing the day-to-day activities of the firm, ensuring efficient and effective management and performance.

Danielle Cerny

Director of Operations & HR

Yina Cabrera is an Associate in the firm’s Miami office. Ms. Cabrera’s practice involves all aspects of federal and state civil trial litigation with a primary focus in personal injury, government liability, and civil rights litigation. Ms. Cabrera also handles employment litigation matters, including FLSA and FMLA violations, and Title VII violations including discrimination, retaliation, and sexual harassment.

Yina Cabrera

Associate

Ms. Maken has substantial experience in handling appellate matters. Over her career, she has authored hundreds of briefs filed in the Florida Supreme Court, Florida's District Courts of Appeal, the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ms. Robles is an Associate at Lydecker, where her focus is on Florida civil litigation.
Jamie Baboolal is an associate with the firm’s Miami office. Her practice areas include products liability, premises liability, and general liability.
Brittany Singletary is an associate attorney in the firm’s Miami office. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, and vehicle negligence.
Katherine Chin is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law and an associate in the firm’s Miami office. Ms. Chin represents corporations, entrepreneurs, media companies, entertainers, and municipal entities in all aspects of federal and state civil trial litigation and arbitration.
Amanda M. Martinez is an Associate in the First Party Property department at the Lydecker LLP Orlando office.
Tiran Alon is an associate in the firm’s Miami office. Mr. Alon’s practice focuses on construction defect litigation. Mr. Alon’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and construction litigation.

Tiran Alon

Associate

Filippo Carnazzi is an associate in the firm’s Miami office. Mr. Carnazzi’s practice focuses on construction defect litigation. In his practice, Mr. Carnazzi represents developers, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals in a variety of contexts arising from the construction and design defect.
Conrad C. Witte is an associate in the firm’s Miami office. Mr. Witte’s practice involves all aspects of federal and state civil trial litigation with a primary focus in personal injury, governmental liability, and labor and employment litigation.
Jonathan J. Levy is an associate at the Boca Raton office. Mr. Levy's practice includes Construction Defect Litigation focusing on defending developers, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, environmental consultants, and product manufacturers
Michael Rawlinson is a partner in our New York office. Mr. Rawlinson’s practice involves all aspects of Federal and State Civil trials litigation with a primary focus on architects and engineers, construction (New York Labor Law and construction defect), premises liability and transportation.
Angela M. Bekhit is an Associate in the Orlando office. She was born and raised in The City Beautiful Orlando and has resided in Florida her entire life. She earned her Juris Doctor at Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas in 2016 and her Bachelor of Science Degree from Nova Southeastern University.
Jordan Roth is an Associate at the firm’s Miami office. Mr. Roth concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, with an emphasis on contractual disputes, business torts, and insolvency. Prior to joining Lydecker, Mr. Roth was an associate at a boutique commercial litigation firm in Miami.

Jordan Roth

Associate

Christopher Lutzel is an associate at the firm’s Miami office. Mr. Lutzel concentrates his practice in Commercial and Homeowner’s First-Party Disputes, with an emphasis on Property Practice, Insurance Coverage and Extra-Contractual Litigation.
Natalia Pinzon Martinez is an associate in the firm’s Miami Office. Ms. Pinzon Martinez’s practice involves all aspects of federal and state civil trial litigation with a primary focus in personal injury, governmental liability, and labor and employment litigation.
Natalie Rodriguez is a South Florida native and a member of the Florida Bar. She grew up in the world of Insurance litigation as her family owns and operates several companies that cover Adjusting, Appraisal, and Umpire Services.
Mewerick Mozza is a senior associate attorney at the Lydecker’s Miami office. Mr. Mozza concentrates his practice in all aspects of federal and state civil litigation.

Mewerick Mozza

Senior Associate

Mr. Sanchez Parraga is Of Counsel in the Lydecker Miami and New York offices. He counsels insurers on insurance coverage, claim adjustment, and contract interpretation on first-party property homeowners and commercial losses, bad faith litigation, fire/theft/fraud investigation, and windstorm coverage.
Katrina Carrillo is an Associate at Lydecker handling Florida civil litigation matters. Ms. Carrillo has extensive experience in the defense of civil disputes.
Nieves is Of Counsel at the firm's Miami office where her primary practice is property insurance litigation. Nieves has years of litigation experience representing insurance carriers in first party property and bad faith claims.

Johana E. Nieves

Of Counsel

E. Taylor George is a Partner and trial counsel for the Tampa office, also working with the Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tallahassee offices.
Mr. Garcia is an associate attorney at the firm’s Tampa Office. While earning his Juris Doctorate, Mr. Garcia served as a law clerk for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, where he assisted several judges in civil matters.
Kristoffer R. Budhram is a partner in the firm’s Jacksonville office. Mr. Budhram’s practice involves all aspect of general litigation.
Joshua R. Paikowsky is an associate in the firm’s Miami Office. Mr. Paikowsky’s practice involves all aspects of federal and state civil trial litigation with a primary focus in personal injury, governmental liability, and labor and employment litigation.
Chris Brennan is a senior associate in Lydecker's Orlando office where he concentrates his practice in construction law and litigation.

Christopher W. Brennan

Senior Associate

I am litigation associate in the firm’s Orlando office, where I focus my practice area in a range of topics in general civil litigation.
Katie Gudaitis is an associate in the firm’s Miami office. Ms. Gudaitis’ practice involves all aspects of federal and state civil trial litigation with a primary focus in commercial litigation, professional liability, labor and employment litigation, premises liability, and government liability
Jacqueline Figueroa is a partner in our Miami office. Since 2010, Ms. Figueroa has focused her practice on insurance coverage matters, counseling and representing clients as to insurance coverage determinations and when necessary litigation.
Gabriel (Gabe) Z. Reynoso is a Partner of the Los Angeles office of Lydecker law firm. He is a trial attorney with nearly two decades of experience in various forms of complex litigation and arbitrations.
Dawn E. George is of Counsel and a supervising attorney in the Tampa office, where she practices in labor and employment law and civil defense litigation.

Dawn E. George

Of Counsel

Paola Garcia’s practice involves all aspects of federal and state civil trial litigation, with a primary focus on general liability.
Adam J. Wicker is an associate in Lydecker’s Orlando office where he concentrates his practice in construction law and litigation.
Ana Reyes is an associate attorney in the firm’s Tampa office. Ms. Reyes’ practice involves all aspects civil litigation with a primary focus in labor and employment, personal injury, and premises liability law.

Ana Reyes

Associate

Kyle Scher is an associate attorney in the firm’s Tampa office. Mr. Scher earned his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in 2022.

Kyle Scher

Associate

Howard, a seasoned marketing professional with over 20 years of diverse experience. With his wide-ranging skill set, Howard plays a crucial role in spearheading our firm's Local, State, and National Marketing initiatives.

Howard Sucher

Marketing

For over 25 years I have worked alongside attorneys with the sole focus of delivering the most favorable results. I serve as the Director of Talent Acquisition for Lydecker LLP, a growing national law firm headquartered in Miami with multiple offices throughout Florida, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and California.

Emily Branch

Director Talent Acquisition

Jimmy Camilus is an Associate in the Firm's Orlando office where he handles all aspects of general civil litigation matters.

Jimmy Camilus

Associate

Daniel Muggeo is an associate in the firm’s Boca Raton office. Mr. Muggeo focuses his practice on civil litigation including the defense of negligence, traumatic bodily injury, wrongful death, and malpractice.

Daniel Muggeo

Associate

Victoria A. Arthington is an associate in Lydecker’s Orlando office where she concentrates her practice in civil litigation with a primary focus on personal injury and premises liability law.
Ms. Sweet is a bilingual (English and Spanish) and highly experienced attorney. She has a proven track record of success in handling complex trials and high-profile cases. Ms. Sweet is committed to providing her clients with the highest level of legal representation, tailored to meet their specific needs.

Samara M Sweet

Of Counsel

Laura Gonzalez is an associate in the firm’s Miami Office. Ms. Gonzalez’s practice involves all aspects of federal and state civil trial litigation with a primary focus in personal injury, governmental liability, and labor and employment litigation.
Mr. Darmanin is Of Counsel based in Lydecker’s Miami office. Mr. Darmanin's practice primarily includes first- and third-party property claims, including bad faith litigation, and spans across various types of property claims.

Troy Darmanin

Of Counsel

Lucero Ayala Feliciano is an Associate Attorney in the firm's Tampa office, where she practices civil litigation.
Ms. Brice joined Lydecker as an associate in 2023. Ms. Brice has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. She earned her law degree from Glendale University College of Law. She currently focuses her practice on insurance defense litigation, products liability and personal injury.
David Reinblatt is a senior associate in the firm's Miami office. Mr. Reinblatt's practice involves all aspects of federal and state trial litigation with a focus on complex commercial litigation and construction litigation.

David A. Reinblatt

Senior Associate

Morgan Taylor Gieser is an associate in the Miami office. Ms. Gieser represents clients throughout the state in a variety of federal and state civil litigation claims with a focus on labor and employment.
Michal Slavik is an associate attorney at the Lydecker’s Miami office. Mr. Slavik’s practice involves all aspects of federal and state civil litigation with a primary focus on labor and employment, administrative and regulatory litigation, commercial litigation, and personal injury.

Michal Slavik

Associate

John Jabro is an associate in Lydecker’s Orlando office where he practices civil litigation with a primary focus on personal injury and premises liability law. Mr. Jabro primarily represents business owners and condominium associations in various civil matters, and litigation.

John P Jabro

Associate

Ms. Shraiteh is an Associate in the firm's West Palm Beach Office.
Andrea M. Franklin is a 2009 graduate of Florida International University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in political science. Andrea received her Juris Doctor from Florida International University College of Law in 2013. She has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida since 2014 and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida since 2020.
Yanina Onyewenjo is an Associate at the firm’s Tampa office. Ms. Onyewenjo’s practice involves a range of topics, including personal injury, premises liability, labor and employment, and other topics in civil defense.
Cynthia Carrasco-Escalera is an Associate in the firm’s Orlando office. Ms. Carrasco’s current practice is primarily focused on personal injury. Ms. Carrasco obtained her Juris Doctor from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University College of Law, with Cum Laude honors.
Andria M. Nowak, Esq., graduated from Western Michigan University’s Cooley Law School in 2018.

Andria M. Nowak

Of Counsel

James Spratt is Of Counsel in the firm's Los Angeles office and practices in all courts in California. His primary areas of practice include complex commercial litigation, tort practice in products liability, real property and construction defect.

James T. Spratt

Of Counsel

Geoffrey Sanders is a civil litigator in our Orlando office with extensive trial and appellate court experience. Mr. Sanders practices general litigation and represents insurance companies in third party insurance disputes.
Michou Phenelus is an Associate at Lydecker, where his focus is on Florida civil litigation. He maintains a varied practice in insurance defense, including general bodily injury and casualty, and Premises Liability.

Michou Phenelus

Senior Associate

Matthew Overpeck is Of Counsel in the firm’s Tampa Office and serves in the Appellate and Legal Support Unit within the Trial Division.
Deena Lurie is an Associate in the firm's Boca Raton office and a Miami native. Deena graduated from Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad College of Law in Davie, Florida. Prior to law school, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Florida International University, majoring in Political Science.

Deena Lurie

Associate

Young Kim is an Associate located in Lydecker’s Jersey City office. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. Mr. Kim’s practice area involves all aspects of Civil Litigation in the state courts of New York and New Jersey.

Young H. Kim

Associate

Belissa Ardisson is an Associate with the firm's Miami office. Ms. Ardisson's practice involves all aspects of federal and state civil trial litigation with a primary focus in personal injury, government liability, employment, and civil rights litigation.
Justin K. Fahringer graduated from Stetson College of Law in 2010, and began working for a specialized firm representing bankruptcy trustees enforcing consumer-protection statutes before joining the 13th Cir. Public Defender's Office in 2013.
Ms. Diefendorf is an associate attorney at the firm’s Orlando Office. Ms. Diefendorf earned her J.D. from Barry University School of Law in 2022.
Saasha Williams is an Associate Attorney at Lydecker with extensive experience in handling all aspects of civil litigation.
Kristina Sargent graduated from the University of Baltimore and was a prosecutor in Baltimore City prior to moving to Florida in 2021.
Hunter Trubatch is a senior associate in the firm’s Miami Office. Mr. Trubatch’s practice focuses on the defense of different liability claims including serios bodily injury, premises liability, product liability, and general tort liability.

Hunter Trubatch

Senior Associate

Timothy Armstrong is an attorney who serves as Of Counsel at Lydecker's Jacksonville office. Mr. Armstrong's practice involves all aspects of state civil trial litigation with a primary emphasis on premise liability, bodily injury defense, and tort liability.
Emma Erickson-Kery is an associate in the firm's Los Angeles Office. Ms. Erickson-Kery's practice involves defending clients in various areas of litigation.
Ms. Centrone is a seasoned civil litigator with experience defending clients through agency investigations as well as litigation in administrative, state, and federal courts in Florida. Her practice includes representation in diverse first- and third-party claims, including personal injury, premises liability, professional malpractice, D&O, bad faith actions, labor & employment matters, whistleblower, complex litigation, catastrophic claims, and SIU/fraud matters.

Erin L Centrone

Of Counsel

Mr. Schlossberg is Of Counsel in Lydecker's Boca office, where he defends clients in all manner of catastrophic injury cases, including wrongful death, paralysis, amputations, and other serious injuries. Mr. Schlossberg also practices construction defect litigation, where he represents general contractors, subcontractors and developers.
Tai Parboosingh is an associate in the firm’s Los Angeles Office. Ms. Parboosingh’s practice involves defending clients in various areas of litigation.
Christopher J. Campbell (Chris) is a Partner in Lydecker’s Newport Beach and Los Angeles office who has focused his practice on defending companies and business owners as lead trial counsel in State Courts, Federal Courts, and in high-stakes arbitration.
Allyson Balcolm is an Associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Ms. Balcolm joins Lydecker’s Environmental Team
Cuiyun Li AKA Laura Li is an Associate in the firm’s Jersey City office.

Cuiyun Li

Associate

With a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from St. Thomas University School of Law, Rachelle has honed her skills through years of experience as a Junior Associate Attorney.
Mr. Polk is an Associate at Lydecker, handling matters in Florida at the State and Federal Court levels. He maintains a wide variety of insurance defense and commercial litigation practice areas including general bodily injury and casualty, construction defect litigation, employment litigation, product liability, professional malpractice, municipality litigation, and various other civil litigation matters.

Michael Polk

Associate

Racquel Richards is an associate at the firm's Georgia office. Prior to joining the Lydecker's Georgia office Ms. Richards worked in house as staff attorney at a major national insurance company practicing insurance defense litigation. Ms. Richards also has experience with real estate litigation primarily dealing with evictions and landlord tenant disputes.
Ashley Adkins works in our Miami office. Previously Ms. Adkins worked in Orlando and practiced Insurance Defense work including vehicle negligence, premises liability and first-party property.

Ashley Adkins

Associate

Alan is a senior associate at the Firm's Los Angeles office and a trial attorney for the Firm's Product Liability Department.

Alan Victor Khlevnoy

Senior Associate

Mr. Masson is an experienced civil litigator with a history of success in handling a broad array of complex and high exposure civil matters for individuals, insurers, and other business entities.

Alec Masson

Of Counsel

Valentina Lopera is an Associate at the Firm’s Miami office. Valentina’s practice focuses on civil litigation and insurance defense. Valentina has experience defending claims for personal injury sounding in auto negligence, premises liability, and construction negligence, as well as defending first party property damage claims, civil rights claims, employment-based claims, and workers’ compensation claims.
In Mr. Zaverl's practice, he has held various positions with national and local law firms handling many different types of litigation. Mr. Zaverl most recently worked for a national insurance company, as staff counsel where he tried multiple cases a year for the past five years.

Bryan C Zaverl

Of Counsel

Ms. Negrette is an associate at the Boca Raton office. Ms. Negrette’s practice includes construction defect litigation focused on defending developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals.
Yehuda brings a wealth of experience as an associate attorney at our Jersey City office. He earned his J.D. from New York Law School in 2023. During law school, Yehuda served as an editor on a regulatory law database at an Amlaw 100 Firm and interned for special counsel at the District Attorney's office, focusing on appellate matters.

Yehuda Poll

Associate