Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor


Headquarters: Miami, Florida

2 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

2 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Best Law Firms Edition 12 National Badge

Our corporate defense firm is known throughout Florida and Puerto Rico for its aggressive protection of America's most well-known companies. Founded in 1992 by one of the state's most experienced and successful defense attorneys, our firm quickly became known as the "go-to" firm for companies frustrated by conventional approaches used by the huge insurance defense firms in Florida and Puerto Rico. Ever wonder what market leaders like 7-Eleven, AIG, Atlantic Casualty Insurance Company, Chipotle, eMaxx, Gallagher Bassett, Home Depot, Liberty Mutual, Markel Insurance Marriott, Waste Management, amongst others, know that you don’t?

It’s that our system is the most informative and effective way to manage litigation from beginning to end. Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor has been a leader in the defense of Florida and Puerto Rican businesses for the past 30 years.

Our teams of experienced attorneys and paralegals in Miami, West Palm Beach, Orlando and Tampa Bay have zealously represented corporate America in over 15,000 personal injury, property damage, and workers’ compensation cases over the years. From conducting thorough investigations to providing aggressive advocacy in the courtroom, our attorneys are recognized as among the most talented legal practitioners in Florida and Puerto Rico. The skilled attorneys at our firm work diligently to provide business partners with practical and advanced solutions to reach their business and legal goals. Our experience, cost-effective litigation practices, and great reputation among attorneys and judges across the state, consistently produce favorable and prompt results for our business partners. We have been recognized by our peers as a "Preeminent Law Firm" in the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register. Our firm’s AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell over THE PAST THREE DECADES indicate we have achieved the highest rank for ethical standards and legal ability; South Florida Legal Guide has named many of the firm's partners and attorneys Florida Super Lawyers©, Rising Stars and "Top Lawyers in the State".

 

 

Management & Demographics
Management
Founding Partner
Demographics
Partners
African-American: 1
Hispanic: 2
Men: 11
Caucasian: 8
Associates
Women: 13
African-American: 1
Asian: 1
Hispanic: 5
Multi-Racial: 2
Men: 7
Caucasian: 12
Management / Department Heads
Women: 1
Hispanic: 1
Men: 2
Paralegals
Women: 17
African-American: 2
Hispanic: 9
GLBT: 1
Men: 1
Caucasian: 8
Non-Legal Employees
Women: 5
Asian: 1
Hispanic: 8
Men: 3
Clients
About Our Clients
With offices across Florida, the attorneys at Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor have established a strong list of business partners with which we are proud to be associated. We value our relationships with clients, just as they value the professional yet personal way we approach each case. Whether the issue deals with a claim of employment discrimination, personal injury, products liability, or breach of contract, our corporate and insurance defense lawyers have the skills and background to provide high-quality professional legal services. Contact Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor today to see the difference our client-focused approach to every case can make for you.
Contacts
Contacts
Dale Hightower
Founding Partner
305-539-0909
Christopher Stratton
Senior Partner -Palm Beach
561-833-2022
Daniel Novigrod
Managing Partner -Miami
305.539.0909
Lee Kantor
Managing Partner - Palm Beach
561-833-2022
Scott Plankey
Managing Partner - Tampa
727-209-1373
Michael Costello
Managing Partner - Orlando
407.352.4240
Herb Uzzi
Partner - Palm Beach
561-833-2022
Michael Greene
Partner - Orlando
407-352-4240
Chris Calihan
Partner - Palm Beach
561-833-2022
Joseph Cafaro
Partner - Palm Beach
561-833-2022
Charles S. Thompson
Partner - Miami
305-539-0909
Michael A. Biggs
Associate - Palm Beach
561-833-2022
Ryan P. Denish
Associate - Palm Beach
561-833-2022
Madison M. Miller
Associate - Tampa
727-209-1373
Farhana B. Panjwani
Associate - Tampa
727-209-1373
Hope G.M. Pawlowski
Associate - Orlando
407-352-4240
Shawna C. Perau
Associate - Palm Beach
561-833-2022
Natalie C. Robinson
Associate - Orlando
407-352-4240
Nixon J. Alcantara
Associate - Miami
305-539-0909
Michael T. Wojnar
Associate - Miami
305-539-0909
Gabriele A. Bodanza
Associate - Tampa
727-209-1373
Kamilla R. Yamatova
Associate - Palm Beach
561-833-2022
Phillip J. Werner
Associate - Palm Beach
561-833-2022
Mykal W. Hill
Associate - Miami
305-539-0909
Sophia E.D. Philor
Associate - Miami
305-539-0909
Marie J. Cox
Associate - Palm Beach
561-833-2022
Alex M. Casella
Associate - Miami
305-539-0909
Amanda N. Rivera
Associate - Miami
305-539-0909
John B. Hinz
Associate - Miami
305-539-0909
Aaron A. Hussaini
Associate - Orlando
407-352-4240

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  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Insurance Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Leisure and Hospitality Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Transportation Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

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