KPWS boasts 3 Board Certified Civil Trial Attorneys.
We represent both individuals and businesses in a variety of legal matters.
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Our attorneys possess vast experience in all areas of insurance defense. The firm’s representation ranges from defense of Fortune 100 and 500 companies, to the defense of small family-owned businesses. Cases range from minor liability disputes to high-exposure/ bet-the-company litigation. With years of experience, trials, and appeals, the attorneys at KPWS have the skills to handle any insurance defense case.
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KPWS has a robust appellate department. The firm handles several appeals a year. And those appeals often cover issues that shape the legal landscape of Florida. The firm is often called on by defense clients to correct errors that have occurred in the trial courts, as well to take new legal issues to the appellate courts to establish precedent that is beneficial to our clients.
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Negligent Security Defense
KPWS has focused on this specialized area of practice for the firm's entire existence. The firm has litigated several negligent security cases through trial and appeal. The firm’s results on these cases have acknowledged as some of the best in the entire country. As such, we continue to innovate in our defense of these matters and are at the forefront of all negligent security litigation.
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We have tried several business disputes to verdict for corporations and for small businesses. The firm’s cases have ranged from multimillion dollar business disputes to commercial lease disputes. Our attorneys understand that complex legal and business issues in these high-stakes cases.
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Breach Of Contract
KPWS has handles several complicated contract disputes. These cases have ranged from complicated business agreements with several parties, to individuals involved in a single dispute. The firm has take some of the toughest contract disputes through trial and appeal, often dealing with novel and untested theories.
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Transportation Accident Defense
The firm handles the defense of auto accident cases, trucking accidents, and any other method of transportation.
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Workers Compensation Defense
The firm has a long history of defending worker's compensation cases. The attorneys at the firm have tried numerous final hearings to verdict, including the subsequent appeals. The final hearings have included all types of claims, TPD, TTD, PTD.
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The firm has defend several carriers in cases alleging construction defects.
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The principals at Koch Parafinczuk Wolf Susen have over 60 years combined experience in complex litigation and other legal matters.
Mr. Parafinczuk is a Board Certified Civil Trial attorney. Mr. Parafinczuk spends most of his time in trial across the state of Florida. He has a unique combination of trial and appellate skills.
Mr. Wolf is a trial attorney and has tried several insurance disputes to verdict. Mr. Wolf is consistently sought out for his legal acumen in the insurance industry and is widely published.
Mr. Susen is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney representing clients throughout the country who have been injured by drugs & defective medical devices. He focuses his practice on mass tort litigation.
Mr. Carr is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. Mr. Carr focuses his practice on tobacco litigation and wrongful death. His trials are frequently broadcasted and highly publicized.
Innovation. Integrity. Results.
We believe that strong legal advocacy, innovation in the practice of law, and integrity can achieve remarkable legal results. Having worked with some of the nation's most prestigious law firms, we aspire to the highest standards of the legal profession.
Our trial lawyers, case managers, and paralegals have a wide range of experience, strong credentials, and the ability to undertake complex and challenging litigation. Our team approach means that you have more than one litigation attorney working for you. This approach enables us to draw upon a range of experience and knowledge, encourages innovative thinking, and fosters the development of creative solutions.
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Our central offices are conveniently located in the BB&T Corporate Center in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
110 E Broward Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: (954) 462-6700
Fax: (954) 462-6567
Our Fort Lauderdale office serves greater Broward County and Palm Beach County, including Plantation, Davie, Sunrise, Tamarac, Margate, Lauderhill, Pompano Beach, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach.
3195 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Miami, FL 33134
Phone: (305) 460-9007
Our Miami office serves greater Miami-Dade County, including Miami Lakes, Homestead, North Miami Beach, Pinecrest, Miami Springs, North Bay Village, Biscayne Park, Sunny Isles Beach, Hialeah Gardens, Golden Beach, Coral Gables, Doral, Opa-Locka, Surfside, Aventura, and Key Biscayne.
Oct 30, 2018
Using a rarely used causation theory, the KPWS team won big for the family of a cancer patient that died after radiation treatment complications.
Sep 20, 2018
A Miami-Dade County jury awarded $6.5 million this week to the estate of Miami man who died following 20 years of cigarette smoking.
Sep 19, 2018
Justin Parafinczuk and Austin Carr brought in $6.5 million in compensatory damages for the family in the case of Harewood v. R.J. Reynolds.
Sep 4, 2018
Jason Wolf, who chairs the firm's property insurance group, which handles all manners of property insurance suits and claims including flood insurance, breaks down the latest regarding the National Flood Insurance Program.
Aug 20, 2018
KPWS' Marcus Susen took on Essure cases after learning that there was a struggle to find legal representation. Now, he leads the Essure Plaintiff's Steering Committee.
Aug 15, 2018
The KPWS Essure team discusses how the case is more than just law for them. They've become personally engaged.
Jul 27, 2018
Justin Parafinczuk and Marcus Susen weighed in on the decision to end the sale of Essure. The two attorneys have been at the forefront of the national litigation against the permanent form of birth control, which includes more than 10,000 cases throughout the country.
Jul 24, 2018
Florida's flood insurance policy holders are facing higher premiums. Jason Wolf spoke with Alex Harris of the Miami Herald on what this means for residents.
Jul 20, 2018
Bayer has announced they will halt Essure sales this year. Marcus Susen has been leading the litigation against the birth control. See what he has to say about the deicison.
Jul 16, 2018
The summer months can bring more business to your bar, but this also puts you at a greater risk for security threats. Justin provides tips to keep your guests and business safe.
Jul 6, 2018
Koch Parafinczuk Wolf Susen hosted an exclusive pre-screening of The Bleeding Edge, a documentary that delves deep into the $400 billion medical device industry from Academy Award® nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering at the Classic Gateway Theatre in Fort Lauderdale.
Jun 26, 2018
The National Flood Insurance Program expires on July 31, but what’s next for the industry? Jason Wolf breaks down a few predictions in Insurance Journal.
Jun 26, 2018
The summer months bring a lot of guests in and out of hotels. But how secure are they? Justin weighs in with a few tips on keeping guests safe.
Jun 20, 2018
Hurricane Season is here, but how prepared are you? Jason Wolf shares his claims process tips to help you make sure you’re ready.
Jun 6, 2018
The Florida Bar's certification program is consistently recognized as a national leader among other state certification programs.
Jun 1, 2018
Marcus Susen and Justin Parafinczuk have been at the forefront of the national litigation against Essure birth control, but it has not been an easy path. Their persistency has served as a lesson to keep the fight going.
May 31, 2018
Jason Wolf provides insight regarding managed repair contractors and the impact on Florida's insurance industry.
May 31, 2018
Jason Wolf's perspective was published in Claims Magazine in an article titled Legal Lesson Following a Busy Cat Season.
May 15, 2018
Marcus Susen and Justin Parafinczuk have been appointed to leadership positions on the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for Essure. Susen was named lead counsel for the entire committee, with Parafinczuk appointed discovery chair.
May 10, 2018
As Bayer pushes to move lawsuits to federal courts, plaintiffs are fighting to keep them at the state level. Marcus shares his opinion on the change.
May 2, 2018
Marcus Susen, the lead counsel for the Essure Plaintiff Steering Committee, was featured on NBC6 discussing the dangers behind Essure. Marcus has handled the litigation prior to any other lawyers filing similar suits, and represents more than 1,000 women who have had adverse reactions to the permanent birth control device.
Apr 25, 2018
Partners Marcus Susen and Justin Parafinczuk of the Fort Lauderdale-based law firm Koch Parafinczuk Wolf Susen have been appointed to leadership positions on the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for Essure. Susen and Parafinczuk have been at the forefront of this national litigation that includes more than 10,000 cases throughout the country. Judge John R. Padova, Jr. from the Federal Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, named Susen lead counsel for the entire committee, with Parafinczuk appointed discovery chair.
Apr 13, 2018
Marcus Susen and Justin Parafinczuk have handled the litigation involving Essure prior to any other lawyers filing similar suits, representing more than 1,000 women who had adverse reactions to the permanent birth control device. Now, they have been appointed to leadership positions on the Plaintiff's Steering Committee for Essure.
Apr 13, 2018
Despite the recet FDA restrictions on Essure, Marcus Susen urges more changes to take place.
Apr 10, 2018
Justin Parafinczuk weighs in on the new guidelines the FDA has placed on Essure, the permanent form of birth control.
Apr 3, 2018
Marcus Susen weighs in on the new state laws regulating generators in nursing homes following multiple deaths caused by Hurricane Irma power outages.
Feb 15, 2018
Justin Parafinczuk sheds light on the legal process behind sexual assault claims.
Jan 29, 2018
Marcus Susen and Justin Parafinczuk are pushing for an FDA ban on Essure birth control. They were interviewed by the Daily Business Review's Celia Ampel.
Jan 26, 2018
How safe is your hotel? Justin Paraficzuk supplies tips hotel management teams can take to make sure their properties are secure.
Dec 21, 2017
Justin Parafinczuk shares a legal point of view on the #MeToo movement.
Oct 23, 2017
Hotels are vulnerable to security threats, but Justin Parafinczuk provides valuable insight on keeping guests safe and avoiding legal issues.
Sep 25, 2017
Jason Wolf shares steps hoteliers can take to smooth the claims process and get back in business following a natural disaster.
Sep 18, 2017
With an abundance of claims filed following Hurricane Irma, Jason Wolf sat down with GlobeSt.com to discuss the claims process and moving forward.
Sep 15, 2017
Did you suffer damage following Hurricane Irma? Jason Wolf provides guidance on filing your claim.
Sep 14, 2017
Marcus Susen supplies readers with valuable insight on the history of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills following over a dozen tragic deaths due to power outages caused by Hurricane Irma.
Jul 25, 2017
Are you new to the South Florida area? Hurricane season can wreck havoc, so you'll want to make sure you're prepared. Jason Wolf provides some tips to ensure that you're insured.
May 22, 2017
Austin Carr's continued fight against tobacco companies resulted in securing $2.4 million for his client.
Apr 3, 2017
Austin Carr is helping clients in the fight against tobacco companies.
Jan 30, 2017
In preparation for this year’s hurricane season, Jason Wolf weighs in on the future of the National Flood Insurance Program in this article from Insurance Quotes.
Jan 12, 2017
After a harsh 2017 hurricane season, Jason Wolf provides best practices for insurance agents dealing with a high-volume of claims.
Nov 22, 2016
Austin Carr and Lakeisha Cannon helped seal the deal on a $2.94 million case against a tobacco company.