Lichter Law Firm builds on more than 70 years of legal experience to serve its clients. Its members were trained and worked at some of Miami’s largest and most well-respected law firms. LLF was established to help meet the need for the experienced, high-quality legal representation that larger firms offer along with the personalized attention and familial atmosphere that boutique law firms can provide.
Here are some of our other key differentiators:
- We have extensive experience in all aspects of litigation, including trial, arbitration and appeals
- Recognizing our talents, the courts have appointed us as special masters, special investigators and special magistrates
- We are known for our success handling every type of dispute resolution and jury and non-jury trials in state and federal courts and in a variety of arbitration and administrative forums
As part of our commitment to giving back, we generously share our knowledge and experience with our legal colleagues and law students by providing seminars and presentations on an ongoing basis. We also generously support our community and the non-profit world through our extensive pro bono work, civic outreach, and involvement with organizations working toward a greater good.
Our attorneys have been awarded with many awards and accolades which reflect our success and giving back to the community.
Harrell v. South Kendall Construction and Banner Supply Co.
This case was the first Chinese drywall class action that was certified as a class action in the United States. The case alleged that a group of homeowners in Southern Florida had defective and toxic Chinese drywall installed in their homes which rendered their homes uninhabitable. The Court certified the homeowners as a class and the matter was settled for millions of dollars.
Arizmendi v. BankAtlantic
The firm is co-lead counsel in a class action alleging that BankAtlantic, formerly one of the largest regional banks in the state and now owned by BB&T, improperly manipulated and re-sequenced overdraft transactions to maximize its fees at the expense of its customers.
In Re-Checking Account Overdraft Litigation
The firm, along with co-counsel Trief & Olk and Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP, filed one of the earliest complaints in this now multidistrict litigation pending against numerous banks, related to the banks’ reordering of debit card transactions to increase overdraft fees. The firm participated in a number of the cases, including those against Wachovia (now Wells Fargo), Citizens Bank (settled), PNC Bank (settled) JP Morgan Chase (settled) and Citizens Financial Group (settled).
The firm has also achieved success in a variety of other litigation matters. More recently, these include:
Investors v. George Timinsky and 405 S. Dixie Highway
The firm filed suit on behalf of a group of high profile South Florida investors, including notable names like former University of Miami Football Coach Dennis Erickson, former UM and NFL Quarterback Steve Walsh, WFOR-TV news anchor Eliott Rodriguez and Sun-Sentinel sports columnist Dave Hyde. After a trial in the Miami Dade County Business Court, they were awarded a total of $6.3 million in compensatory and punitive damages and attorney’s fees against George “Rod” Timinsky, a self proclaimed developer who defrauded the investors then skipped town with their money. Mr. Timinsky was indicted for bank fraud in connection with this scheme in July 2013.
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