Licensure

The Florida Bar: Supreme Court of the State of Florida (1993)

U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Florida (1994)

U.S. District Court of the So. District of Florida (1994)

The Bar of The Dist. of Columbia Ct. of Appeals (Sokoloff-1996)

Admitted to Practice before the New York Bar (Sokoloff-1999)

(Bar of the New York Court of Appeals)

Notary Public in and for the State of Florida at Large (1993-present)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) (Weinstein 2001-2008) (Sokoloff 2001-2004)
  • Association of Florida Trial Lawyers-AFTL-Florida Justice Association (Sokoloff 2004-2008)
  • University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association
  • Cornell University Alumni Association (Sokoloff)
  • Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity (Sokoloff)
  • Brandeis University Alumni Association (Weinstein)
  • THE FLORIDA BAR: Members in Good Standing
  • Business Network International (BNI) Synergy Chapter (Weinstein 2004-present)
  • Leadership Positions Held-Current Education Coordinator (2010-2011 & 2013-2014)
  • Business Network International (BNI) Power Partners Chapter (Sokoloff 2005-2009 & 2011-present)
  • Leadership Positions Held-Education Coordinator & Membership Committee Notable Networker Award
  • Business Network International (BNI) Sky High Chapter (Sokoloff 2009-2011) Notable Networker Award
  • LeTip International-Royal Palm Beach Chapter (Sokoloff 2002-2004)
  • Network Professional International (NPI)-Wellington Chapter (Sokoloff 2004-2005)

Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor of Real Estate Transactions and Closings at Broward College
  • Coconut Creek Campus (Weinstein—1999-2004)
  • Adjunct Professor of Family Law at Broward College – (Weinstein – 2000)
  • Of Counsel Relationship-Law Offices of Stanley V. Buky, Esq.-P.I. Litigation (2000-2014)—In Memorium 2014
  • Of Counsel Relationship-Brian F. LaBovick, Esq.-P.I. Litigation (2014 to present)
  • Of Counsel Relationship-Law Offices of David M. Cohen, P.A.-Worker’s Compensation- Dade/Broward Counties (1996 to present)
  • Affiliated Relationship-Local ‘AV’ Rated Worker’s Compensation Palm Beach County (2010 to present)

Honors/Awards

  • Southern Poverty Law Center-Certificate of Appreciation- Appearing on the Wall of Tolerance in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Appearing on the Wall of Tolerance in Montgomery, Alabama
  • The Autism Society of America of The Palm Beaches-Certificate of Appreciation
  • BNI Notable Networker Awards-BNI Power Partner Chapter (Sokoloff & Weinstein 2005-2013)
  • Royal Palm Beach High School-Marching Wildcats Band Supporter
  • El Directorio Hispano-Certificate of Recognition for advancement of the Hispanic Community.
  • Semanario Accion-Hispanic Community Newspaper Serving South Florida- Certificate of Recognition for advancement of the Hispanic Community.
  • Wellington Youth Baseball-Sponsor
  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Reports-A Nat’l TV News Syndication—Feature Interview
  • Dean’s List for Academic Excellence Brandeis University (Weinstein)
  • The National Dean’s List (Sokoloff)
  • The National Honor Society (Weinstein)
  • Scholastic All-American-United States Achievement Academy (Sokoloff)
  • Cum Laude Society (Sokoloff)
  • New York State Regents Scholar (1985-Sokoloff)
  • Mariani Prize in Entrepreneurship Cornell University-Johnson Graduate School of Management – (Sokoloff)
  • Tulane International Legal Studies Program-1990
  • Cambridge University and Cité Universite de Paris (Sokoloff)
  • Who’s Who in American Law: “Attorneys who are listed are recommended by Marquis researchers and members of the Board of Advisors who nominate individuals in their own geographic regions or fields of practice for inclusion. The publication does not undertake to rate all Florida attorneys.”

Course Certification Continuing Legal Education

“4 Effective Content Campaigns for Small Law Firms” (Weinstein) 2021
“A Crash Course in Lawyer Advertising & Solicitation” (Weinstein) 2021
“Building a Gold Reputation” (Weinstein) 2021
“Coping with the Coronavirus: How to Reduce Stress and Stay Sane” (Sokoloff) 2021
“Embracing E-Signature & Secure Document Sharing” (Weinstein) 2021
“How to Stay Happy & Healthy During COVID & 2020″ (Sokoloff) 2021
“Main Street CARES: Understanding Loans, Forgiveness” (Sokoloff) 2021
“Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans – A Bankers Perspective” (Sokoloff) 2021
“The Qualifying Provider Rule, Referrals, and Fee” (Weinstein) 2021
“Coping with the Coronavirus: How to Reduce Stress and Stay Sane” (Sokoloff) 2021
“Creating and Promoting Effective Legal Videos” (Weinstein) 2021
“Embracing E-Signature & Secure Document Sharing” (Weinstein) 2021
“Enhanced Results through Effective Communication” (Weinstein) 2021
“Ethical Concerns /Client Benefits of Legal Funding” (Weinstein) 2021
“Ethical Concerns /Client Benefits of Legal Funding” (Sokoloff) 2021
“Florida Courts E-Filing Portal” (Weinstein) 2021
“From Surviving to Thriving: Growth Levers for Law Firms” (Weinstein) 2021
“Have You Designated Your Inventory Attorney?” (Weinstein) 2021
“How Law Firms Can Successfully Attract Millennial” (Weinstein) 2021
“How Law Firms Use Web Video to Get Found” (Weinstein) 2021
“How to Grow Your Law Firm Through Referral Alliances” (Weinstein) 2021
“How to Grow Your Practice & Career w/ Social Media” (Weinstein) 2021
“How to Stay Happy & Healthy During COVID & 2020” (Sokoloff) 2021
“How To Take Your Practice To The Next Level” (Weinstein) 2021
“Main Street CARES: Understanding Loans, Forgiveness” (Sokoloff) 2021
“Million Dollar Day ” (Weinstein) 2021
“Never Contemplated- Disagree Without Being Disagreeable” (Weinstein) 2021
“Pandemic Networking: Ways to Generate Business” (Weinstein) 2021
“Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans – A Bankers Perspective” (Sokoloff) 2021
“The Ethics of Communicating with Clients Via Text Messages” (Weinstein) 2021
“The Florida Lawyers Helpline 833-FL1-WELL” (Weinstein) 2021
“The Greatest Hits of 2020: Rules, Ethics Opinions, Recommendations, Member Benefits, & More!” (Weinstein) 2021
“The Qualifying Provider Rule, Referrals, and Fee ” (Weinstein) 2021
“The Rules of Retiring, Going Inactive, or Closing a Firm” (Weinstein) 2021
“The Well-Balanced Lawyer Mini-Series—Session One— Lunch and Learn with Justice Alan Lawson” (Weinstein) 2021
“Trust Accounts by the Book” (Weinstein) 2021

“””” Practice Mgmt and Growth Semi” (Sokoloff) 2020
“Are You Lawyering or Laboring? 7 Steps to Reduce” (Sokoloff) 2020
“Building a Gold Reputation” (Sokoloff) 2020
“Confronting the Colossus Challenge: Medical Claims” (Sokoloff) 2020
“Defeating the Myth of Low Velocity Collisions” (Sokoloff) 2020
“Disc Pathology and Motor Vehicle Collisions” (Sokoloff) 2020
“Discovery, Brady & Giglio” (Sokoloff) 2020
“How to Grow Your Law Firm Through Referral Alliances” (Sokoloff) 2020
“How To Take Your Practice To The Next Level” (Sokoloff) 2020
“How to Work Remote and Still Run a Successful Law Firm” (Sokoloff) 2020
“Junk Science: Defeating the Myths that Can- Pt. 1” (Sokoloff) 2020
“LegalFuel Speaker Series: Ten Ways to Avoid Bar” (Sokoloff) 2020
“Million Dollar Day” (Weinstein) 2020
“The Ethics and Mechanics of Online Reviews” (Sokoloff) 2020
“The Ethics of Communicating with Clients Via Text Messages” (Sokoloff) 2020
“The Lean Law Firm Close-Up: Eliminating Waste” (Sokoloff) 2020
“Traumatic Brain Injury Imaging and Advanced Diagno” (Sokoloff) 2020
“Crafting the Effective Mediation Summary” (Sokoloff) 2019
“Establishing Trust in a Digital World” (Sokoloff) 2019
“How Law Firms Use Web Video to Get Found” (Sokoloff) 2019
“How Law Firms Use Web Video to Get Found” (Weinstein) 2019
“Tech Essentials for the Modern Lawyer” (Sokoloff) 2019
“Being Relevant in a Mobile World” (Sokoloff) 2018
“Delivering an Effortless Experience to Your Client” (Weinstein) 2018
“Don’t Bring a Knife to a Gunfight: Florida Case La” (Sokoloff) 2018
“All Rise! A Practical Guide to Lawyer Hope, Health” (Weinstein) 2018
“Automate and Simplify Your Law Practice” (Weinstein) 2018
“How Lawyers Can Easily Offer Alternative Fee” (Weinstein) 2018
“How to Manage Your Email Using Technology” (Weinstein) 2018
“How to Optimize Your Billing & Collections” (Weinstein) 2018
“The Essential Startup Firm Guide” (Weinstein) 2018
“The Ethics and Mechanics of Online Reviews” (Weinstein) 2018
“The Flexible Law Firm” (Weinstein) 2018
“The Secrets to a Happy, Successful Legal Career” (Weinstein) 2018
“Work-Life Balance with Yoga: A Seminar for Lawyers” (Weinstein) 2018
“Effective Telephone Negotiations: Before During” (Sokoloff) 2017
“Common Spinal Pathologies & Surgical Treatment” 2017 (Both Attorneys) 2017
“Effective Telephone Negotiations: Before During” (Sokoloff) 2017
“Lawyers & Lies” 2017 (Both Attorneys) 2017
“Leaving Firms and Taking Clients” (Sokoloff) 2017
“Mindfulness and the Practice of Law” (Sokoloff) 2017
“2016 FL Residency-How You Know You Have It” 2016 (Both Attorneys) 2016
“Arbitration Backlash” 2016 (Both Attorneys) 2016
“Current Issues in Retirement Planning” 2016 (Both Attorneys) 2016
“Florida Bar Disciplinary Process: Your Ethics” 2016 (Both Attorneys) 2016
“Planning & Executing the Mediation of Complex” 2016 (Both Attorneys) 2016
“Working on the Web: Delivering Legal Services Online” 2016 (Both Attorneys) 2016
“You Tube and Your Firm: Understanding it’s Effect” 2016 (Both Attorneys) 2016
“2014 Survey of Florida Law” (Weinstein) 2015
“A Transforming Legal Environment: Setting a New Course” 2015 (Both Attorneys) 2015
“Building Business in a Down Economy” (Sokoloff) 2015
“FL Residency – How You Know You Have It” 2015 (Both Attorneys) 2015
“FLN Monthly Chapter Meetings” (Sokoloff) 2015
“New Rule 2.526 Digital Accessibility of Documents” (Sokoloff) 2015
“Rule 3.220 & Brady-Giglio Obligations” (Weinstein) 2015
“Stark Facts About Physician Self-Referral Issues” (Weinstein) 2015
“The Probate Team 2015” (Sokoloff) 2015
“Working in the Cloud” 2015 (Both Attorneys) 2015
“Blogging for Lawyer: Legal & Ethical” 2014 (Both Attorneys) 2014
“Blogging for Lawyers: Legal & Ethical” 2014 (Both Attorneys) 2014
“Current Issues in Legal Ethics” (Sokoloff) 2014
“Current Issues in Legal Ethics” 2014 (Both Attorneys) 2014
“If You’re Not on FB, You’re Committing Malpractice” 2014 (Both Attorneys) 2014
“Professional Liability Insurance” (Sokoloff) 2014
“Risk Management” (Sokoloff) 2014
“Social Media Marketing 101: How to Use Facebook” 2014 (Both Attorneys) 2014
“Someone Online Hates You: Ethical Approaches” 2014 (Both Attorneys) 2014
“Someone Online Hates You: Ethical Approaches” 2014 (Both Attorneys) 2014
“The “Cargo Cult” of Legal Marketing Regulation” 2014 (Both Attorneys) 2014
“New Advertising Rules” 2013 (Both Attorneys) 2013
“ABCs of Starting and Managing” (Weinstein) 2012
“ADA How to Protect Your Business” (Weinstein) 2012
“Building Business in a Down Economy” (Weinstein) 2012
“Building the Small Firm” 2012 (Both Attorneys) 2012
“Developing a Business Plan” (Weinstein) 2012
“Financial Mangement” (Weinstein) 2012
“Florida Bar Discipline System” (Weinstein) 2012
“Foreclosure Litigation” (Weinstein) 2012
“Lawyer as Employer” (Weinstein) 2012
“Maintaining a Trustworthy Trust Account” 2012 (Both Attorneys) 2012
“New Rule 2.526 Digitic Ac.” (Weinstein) 2012
“Professional Liability Insurance” (Weinstein) 2012
“Risk Management” (Weinstein) 2012
“Technology Planning” (Weinstein) 2012
“Technology & The Law” (Sokoloff) 2011
“Advising The Purchaser” 2009 (Both Attorneys) 2009
“Ethics:Useful Suggestions” 2009 (Both Attorneys) 2009
“Initial Westlaw Research” 2009 (Both Attorneys) 2009
“Managing Your Practice” 2009 (Both Attorneys) 2009
“Individual Course Credit” 2008 (Both Attorneys) 2008
“Forensic Analysis of Low Speed Collisions” 2007 (Both Attorneys) 2007
“Life After P.I.P.” (Sokoloff) 2007
“The 15 Minute Seminar” 2007 (Both Attorneys) 2007
“Employment Law For Lawyers” 2006 (Both Attorneys) 2006
“Masters in Trial-Trial Demonstration in a Personal Injury Case from Opening Statements to Jury Deliberations” (Weinstein) 2006
“Medical School for Attorneys” (Weinstein) 2006
“Symposium For Professionals” 2006 (Both Attorneys) 2006
“Understanding Insurance” 2006 (Both Attorneys) 2006
“2005 Collateral Source Seminar” (Sokoloff) 2005
“Estate Planning for Owners of Closely Held Businesses (Sokoloff) 2005
“Ethics in Trusts and Estates” 2005 (Both Attorneys) 2005
“Orthopedic Testing” (Sokoloff) 2005
“Rainmaker University” (Sokoloff) 2005
“Tax Entity For a Business” 2005 (Both Attorneys) 2005
“So, What’s New in Ethics?” 2004 (Both Attorneys) 2004
“Taking and Defending Depositions of Lawyers” (Sokoloff) 2004
“Your First Civil Trial in Florida” 2003 (Both Attorneys) 2003
“Brain Death-Neurology Associates Group” 2002 (Both Attorneys) 2002
“Fine Art of Jury Selection” 2002 (Both Attorneys) 2002
“How to Grow Your Pracice” 2002 (Both Attorneys) 2002
“Probate Code Revisions” (Sokoloff) 2002
“Changing the ABA Model Rules on Ethics: an Update (Teleconference)” 2001 (Both Attorneys) 2001
“Traumatic Injuries to the Lower Extremities” 2001 (Both Attorneys) 2001
Planning Seminar” 2001 (Both Attorneys) 2001
“Effective Medical Testing” 2000 (Both Attorneys) 2000
“Injuries of the Lower Extremities (Foot and Ankle)” 2000 (Both Attorneys) 2000
“Electromyography (EMG) An Assessment of Traumatic Nerve Injuries” 1999 (Both Attorneys) 1999
“Fees (Made) Simple: Absolutely” (Weinstein) 1999
“How To Avoid Disciplinary Complaints” (Weinstein) 1999
“Post Traumatic Headaches: Understanding Permanency & Impairment” 1999 (Both Attorneys) 1999
“Practical Legal Ethics of Florida” (Sokoloff) 1999
“Traumatic Injuries to the Lower Extremity and Their Long Term Sequelae” 1999 (Both Attorneys) 1999
“Airbags: Friend or Foe? 1998 (Both Attorneys) 1998
“How a Defense Attorney Thinks” 1998 (Both Attorneys) 1998
“Strategic Estate and Tax Planning” 1998 (Both Attorneys) 1998
“The Cutting Edge: Risk Management for Attorneys” 1998 (Both Attorneys) 1998
“Traumatic Injuries to the Knee & Shoulder” 1998 (Both Attorneys) 1998
“Whiplash: It is not just a pain in the neck” 1998 (Both Attorneys) 1998
“MRI Spinal Trauma” 1997 (Both Attorneys) 1997
“Negative Neuro Findings” 1997 (Both Attorneys) 1997
“Traumatic Injuries – TMJ” 1997 (Both Attorneys) 1997
“D.C. Rules & Practice” (Sokoloff) 1996
“Estate & Tax Planning Seminar” 1996 (Both Attorneys) 1996
“Effective Discovery Procedures in Florida” 1995 (Both Attorneys) 1995
“Family Limited Partnerships in Florida” (Weinstein) 1995
“Immigration Law Essentials” 1995 (Both Attorneys) 1995
“THE MASTERS IN TRIAL:” Trial Demonstration in an Automobile Intersection Collision Case – from Opening Statements to Jury Deliberations 1995 (Both Attorneys) 1995
“Trying the Soft Tissue Injury Case in Florida” 1994 (Both Attorneys) 1994
Town Hall Conf. for Solo & Small Firm Practitioners 1994 (Both Attorneys) 1994
The Florida Bar’s Bridge the Gap Seminar 1993 (Both Attorneys) 1993
“Ethics of Prepaid Legal” 2003 (Both Attorneys) 2003
“The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001—Estate (Both Attorneys) 2001

Referral Memberships

Referral List of The Florida Bar
Hyatt Legal Service Plan
ARAG Group formerly known as Midwest Legal Services, Inc.
Legal services plan of Glantz & Glantz, P.A.
American Postal Workers Union (A.P.W.U.) Legal Service Plan
Florida Lawyers Legal Insurance Corp. (FLLIC)
Participating Attorney Providers with ‘Legal Zoom’ (legalzoom.com)
Prepaid Legal Services, Inc.
OmniLaw
Ceridian Legal Plan
Personal Legal Plan-New York State United Teachers and Public Employees Federation
Legal Wise Legal Service Plan (now merged with the ARAG Group)
Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society’s 3 Atty. Referral List and Pro Bono Attorneys
Republic Security Bank-Lectures/Workshops/Seminars in West Palm Beach
Barnett Bank Trust Company (now known as Bank of America)
Lectures/Workshops/Seminars in Royal Palm Beach.
Merrill Lynch Trust Company-Lectures/Workshops/Seminars in West Palm Beach.
First Union Trust Company (now known as Wachovia Bank)
Lectures/Workshops/Seminars in Royal Palm Beach
The Mother’s Connection-Lectures/Workshops/Seminars in
Estate Planning: Palm Beach Gardens (Weinstein)
National Kidney Foundation-West Palm Beach Chapter (Sokoloff)
Lecture on Living Wills and Health Care Durable Powers of Attorney

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death, including:

  • Wrongful Death
  • Automobile Collisions
  • Trip and Falls
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Professional Negligence
  • Workers Compensation/On the Job Injuries (Handled by and through local ‘AV’ rated Plaintiff’s Worker’s Compensation affiliated firm)
  • Products Liability
  • Asbestos/Mesotheilioma Cases via affiliation with counsel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Civil Litigation-Personal Injury (in conjunction with ‘Of Counsel’-Brian F. LaBovick, Esq)

Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning (non-taxable estates) & Probate

Corporate and Business Law

Real Estate Transactional Work (Closings: Commercial, Residential and Business)

Professional Collections.

Languages

French (Weinstein),
Spanish (Sokoloff) &
Hungarian (Sokoloff).

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Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Attorneys

Brian F. LaBovick is admitted to the Florida Bar; the Federal Bar (in 1990); the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida (in 1993); and the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (in 1993).

His work has earned him an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell. The AV rating is the highest rank conferred by Martindale-Hubbell and reflects both professional ability and high ethical standards. Mr. LaBovick was named a Super Lawyer® by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Mr. LaBovick obtained a Bachelor of Philosophy at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1987.   He obtained a Juris Doctor at the University of Miami School of Law in Florida in 1990. Receiving the distinguished honor of being invited into the Graduate Program at the United States Department of Justice, he began his legal career as a Federal Prosecutor in 1990.

In 1992, Mr. LaBovick established the Florida law firm in Coral Gables, Florida. Initially, the firm was a General Practice and handled various types of cases, including civil, commercial, and criminal cases, securities litigation, bankruptcy, and dissolution of marriage. In 1993, LaBovick Law Group relocated to Palm Beach County and became exclusively a Plaintiffs firm with an emphasis on Civil Trial.

Brian LaBovick and his colleagues are dedicated to helping victims and protecting their rights within our legal system.

Education

J.D., University of Miami School of Law, Florida, 1990 B.P., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1987

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association
  • National ‘Belli Society’
  • Tax Payers Against Fraud
  • Academy of Trial Advocates
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Eagle Member CLE Committee Member Task Force
  • Member Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Director Florida Bar Family Rules Committee
  • Special Appointment American Association of Justice
  • M Club North Palm Beach County Bar Association, Past President

Bar Admissions

Florida, 1990 U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1993 U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1993

Cited Cases

PNR v. Beacon – 842 So. 2d 773 (FL 2003)

Published Works

Co-author, The New Florida Specific Litigation Volume (2007 Edition) by ProDoc®

Lectures

  • Tort Reform Seminar
  • Marketing Your Practice
  • Proposals for Settlement
  • Proposals for Judgment
  • Advanced Civil Discovery
  • Advanced Paralegal Seminar
  • Tort Reform
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Advanced Auto Accident Litigation
  • Essential Litigation Skills
  • Ethics Essential Litigation Skills
  • Deposition Document Gathering
  • Management for Paralegals
  • Latest HIPAA Rules as part of the Lorman Education Services Seminar on Medical Records Law

Community Involvement

  • Quantum House
  • The Jewish Federation Susan Komen Foundation
  • The Jewish Community Center
  • The Kravis Center in Palm Beach
  • The Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association
  • The Papanicolaou Corps for Cancer Research
  • Temple Beth Am, Jupiter, Treasurer
  • The Benjamin School of Palm Beach
  • Board Member American Cancer Society, North Palm Beach Chapter, past Director

Brian LaBovick and his colleagues are dedicated to helping victims and protecting their rights within our legal system. The LaBovick, LaBovick & Diaz team specializes in the following practice areas:

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Stanley Buky passed away on March 16, 2014. He was a good friend and excellent work associate in the many years we knew him. We have left his attorney “of counsel” information detailed below as a tribute to his professionalism.

“For 30 years, I have successfully represented clients in hundreds of trials, mediations, and arbitrations.” 

Because of his litigation knowledge and skills, Mr. Stanley Buky Esq. had been asked to serve in an “of counsel” capacity with Sokoloff and Weinstein, P.A., a general practice law firm based in Royal Palm Beach, Florida.

“Providing a Valuable Perspective”

After spending the first 18 years of his legal career defending corporations and insurance companies in personal injury cases, Stan Buky decided it was time to help those who had been injured rather than those who caused the injuries. He opened his own law firm in 1997 and dedicated himself to representing people who have been wrongfully injured at the hands of negligent drivers, airlines, cruise lines, big business, physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and careless manufacturers of defective products.

Mr. Buky’s previous work experience on behalf of insurance companies and big business gave him a unique perspective and distinct advantage in representing injured plaintiffs. He knew how the other side thought and could anticipate what tactics their attorneys would likely use.

Mr. Buky passionately believed that there is no such thing as an ordinary person or routine case. He devoted personal time and attention to each client, focusing on their particular issues and circumstances

Professional Credentials

Mr. Buky was rated AV in the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system, meaning he had been recognized by his peers for reaching the height of professional excellence and ethical practice. He was an active member of the Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers (Justice) Association and a member of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers.

In 2006, Mr. Buky completed training to become a certified Florida Supreme Court Civil Mediator. This training provided him with additional insight into the mediation process and strengthened his competency as a legal strategist, since mediation was required in almost every circuit court case before it can go to trial.

Educational and Professional Biography (Bio)

After completing undergraduate studies at the University of Florida and graduating magna cum laude from Georgia State University, Mr. Buky entered the University of Florida College of Law. He was awarded the Dean’s “Book Award” for excellence in legal research and writing, and graduated in 1980.

Mr. Buky’s first employer was one of the largest and oldest insurance defense firms in Miami, Florida. He learned the ropes in the litigation arena assisting senior partners in large and complex trials. In addition, he was given the opportunity to independently try scores of jury trials involving automobile accidents, slip and falls, and negligent security cases involving assault and batteries on commercial properties.

As his litigation skills and experience progressed, Mr. Buky handled more complex cases involving toxic waste sites, aviation, maritime, and commercial construction cases. He co-counseled one of the first asbestos cases to be tried before a jury. His practice involved insurance coverage disputes, dozens of mediations, and numerous arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association.

In 1986, Mr. Buky joined a smaller insurance defense firm offering growth opportunities. He spearheaded the opening of a branch office in West Palm Beach, Florida and became its managing partner. He subsequently sought more personal satisfaction in the practice of law, opening his own practice specifically to represent wrongfully injured plaintiffs.