Our Team

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.
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.
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

Keyondra Parrish is Of Counsel at the firm’s Miami office where her primary practice is property insurance litigation. Parrish has years of litigation experience representing insurance carriers in first party property and bad faith claims.
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

Andrew Black is an attorney in the commercial litigation group at Lydecker LLP in Miami.
Matthew Overpeck is Of Counsel in the firm’s Tampa Office and serves in the Appellate and Legal Support Unit within the Trial Division.
Jeryis Tadros is an associate in the premise liability department of the firm's Orlando office. Jeryis earned his Juris Doctorate from Barry University School of Law, where he ranked in the top six percent of his class.
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

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.
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

Rosa Armesto is a Florida Bar Board Certified attorney with over 25 years of law practice experience. Ms. Armesto is of counsel with the firm's Miami office where her primary practice is premises liability, negligent security, insurance defense, and commercial litigation.

Rosa M. Armesto

Of Counsel

Andria M. Nowak, Esq., graduated from Western Michigan University’s Cooley Law School in 2018.

Andria M. Nowak

Of Counsel

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.
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.
Daniella Escobio is an associate attorney at Lydecker’s Miami office. Her practice is concentrated in matters of premises liability involving catastrophic injuries, negligent security and wrongful death litigation.
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.
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

Sarah Sanders is an associate for the Jacksonville office.

Sarah Sanders

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.
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

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.
Lucero Ayala Feliciano is an Associate Attorney in the firm's Tampa office, where she practices civil 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

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.
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

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.
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

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

Jimmy Camilus

Associate

Terrence Mitchell is an associate attorney in the firm’s Jersey City office. Mr. Mitchell’s practice is concentrated in civil litigation with a primary focus in the areas of labor and employment law and personal injury protection.
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

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

Baker Chapman is an associate attorney in the firm’s Jacksonville office. Mr. Chapman’s practice is currently concentrated in civil litigation with a primary focus on commercial litigation.

Baker Chapman

Associate

Adam J. Wicker is an associate in Lydecker’s Orlando office where he concentrates his practice in construction law and litigation.
Paola Garcia’s practice involves all aspects of federal and state civil trial litigation, with a primary focus on general liability.
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

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.
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.
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
Stav Bottner is of counsel in the firm’s Jacksonville Office. Mr. Bottner earned his J.D. from Florida Coastal School of Law. Upon graduating, Mr. Bottner began practicing law in the State of Georgia and Florida focusing on Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Construction Law, Contracts, and Disability.

Stav Bottner

Of Counsel

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.
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

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.
Kristoffer R. Budhram is a partner in the firm’s Jacksonville office. Mr. Budhram’s practice involves all aspect of general litigation.
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.
E. Taylor George is a Partner and trial counsel for the Tampa office, also working with the Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tallahassee offices.
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

Katrina Carrillo is an Associate at Lydecker handling Florida civil litigation matters. Ms. Carrillo has extensive experience in the defense of civil disputes.
Ilana J. Moskowitz is an associate at the firm’s Boca Raton office. Ms. Moskowitz focuses her practice on civil and complex commercial litigation, including business torts, deceptive practices, and breach of contract claims.
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.
Mewerick Mozza is an associate attorney at the Lydecker’s Miami office. Mr. Mozza concentrates his practice in all aspects of federal and state civil 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.
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.
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.
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

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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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

Amanda M. Martinez is an Associate in the First Party Property department at the Lydecker LLP Orlando office.
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.
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.
Jamie Baboolal is an associate with the firm’s Miami office. Her practice areas include products liability, premises liability, and general liability.
Ms. Robles is an Associate at Lydecker, where her focus is on Florida civil litigation.
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.
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

Danielle is joining us with 15 years of experience in human resources and operations management; 10 of those years were specific to managing a large social security disability and veterans affairs law firm.

Danielle Cerny

Director of Operations & HR

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.
Jason Gutknecht is an Associate at the firm’s Miami office.  Mr. Gutknecht 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.
Ashley Morrison is an associate with the firm’s Miami office. Prior to joining the firm Ms. Morrison worked as an Assistant State Attorney for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Florida where she prosecuted thousands of felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile delinquency cases and tried over 20 jury trials.
Forrest Andrews is the Chair of Lydecker LLP's Appellate Department and Co-Chair of its Commercial Department. He is Board Certified in Appellate Practice by the Florida Bar and has experience handling all types of appellate proceedings, including extraordinary writs, in state and federal courts.
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.
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.
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

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.
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.
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

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.
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.
Eric McAliley brings more than a decade of legal experience to his representation of professionals and the construction industry.
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.
Spencer Mallard is a Board Certified Construction Lawyer with a statewide practice in all facets of construction and oversees the Firm’s construction practice.
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.
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.
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.
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. Harutunian was born and raised in suburban Boston, Massachusetts. He practices in the areas of bankruptcy law, commercial litigation, and labor and employment law.
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.
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.
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.
Ms. Franks is a partner in the firm’s Miami office.
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.
Mr. de Zayas’ experience includes debtor-creditor law, bankruptcy, insurance insolvency, construction litigation, employment litigation, and appeals.
Mr. Conto is a Partner at the firm’s Boca Raton Office.
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