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MICHAEL G. RABINOWITZ
Shareholder
Fort Lauderdale

1200 South Pine Island Rd., Suite 170
Plantation, FL 33324

T (954) 703-3909
F (954) 533-3051

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Michael G. Rabinowitz is Board Certified by the Florida Bar. He is a Managing Shareholder for Banker Lopez Gassler’s South Florida SIU/Fraud Investigation Group. Mr. Rabinowitz handles defense of first and third party tort and contract claims including auto, property, personal injury, PIP, fraud and general liability claims. Mr. Rabinowitz is also familiar with the intricacies of workers' compensation insurance law. His experience includes appellate law, permanent total claims, Medicare Set Aside issues, and coverage issues involving the construction industry. You can read Michael’s interpretations and opinions on all of the latest Workers’ Compensation legal updates at: workerscompblog.wordpress.com.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Banker Lopez Gassler P.A., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Shareholder, November 2012 to Present
  • Banker Lopez Gassler P.A., Tampa, FL
    Shareholder, December 2010 to October 2012
    Associate, November 2008 to November 2010
  • Fowler White Boggs Banker P.A., Tampa, FL
    Associate, August 2001 to October 2008
  • City Attorney's Office, City of Tallahassee, Tallahassee, FL
    Law Clerk, May 1999 to August 1999
  • George Schafer, Esq, Gainesville, FL
    Law Clerk, January 1998 to May 1998

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

 Presentations
  • “Florida Workers’ Compensation and the Trucking World”, Florida Trucking Association Education Institute, November 2011
  • "Stemming the Tide: Pre-suit Tips on Keeping Litigation Costs Down From a Workers' Compensation and Bodily Injury Perspective", Public Risk Managers Association, September, 2010
  • "Yes They Did!" Claims Handling In The Post-Emmay Murray World, Nationwide Insurance, January 2009
  • "Maneuvering Through The Pitfalls Of Medical Benefits In A Post 10/1/03, Chapter 440," Specialty Risk Services, Hartford, March 2006
  • "Interpreting Surveillance For Your Best Defense," AIG Claims Services Conference, April 2005
   Publications

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association: Workers’ Compensation Section Co-Chair
  • The Florida Bar: Workers' Compensation Section
  • Pinellas County Bar Association

Professional Certifications

  • University of Florida certificate to write Medicare Set Asides, May 2011
  • Certified Instructor for CEU Public Adjuster Accreditation by the Florida Department of Financial Services

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • St. Michael’s Legal Center (pro-bono), Christ of King church
  • Tampa Museum of Art: Avant Garde Steering Committee, Young Professionals Fundraising
PRACTICE AREAS
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Automobile Negligence


EDUCATION
  • J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 2001
  • B.A., With High Honors, University of Florida, 1998
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Florida
COURT ADMISSIONS
  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
DISTINCTIONS
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation, The Florida Bar