From multinational corporations and entrepreneurs to working individuals, the attorneys at The Equels Law Firm’s offices in Miami, Orlando, and Tallahassee tailor each legal strategy to meet the objectives and needs of our clients.
The Equels Law Firm has evolved over the years into one of Florida’s premier boutique litigation firms. The firm has extensive experience in all forms of business and financial disputes: personal injury, products liability, complex commercial cases, civil RICO, and fraud.
Personal Injury & Torts
The Equels Law Firm handles all types of personal injury cases, from wrongful death and catastrophic accidents to injuries sustained from faulty premises and products. We work with clients injured in car and motorcycle accidents, on cruise ships, at local attractions and businesses, and more. Our knowledge of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and technological know-how assist us in quickly and effectively communicating to insurance adjusters and defense counsel the liability of their clients and the value of a case.
Within the past two years, The Equels Law Firm has brought multimillion dollar claims in California, Texas, and Florida where wrongful death resulted from failure to warn, failure to properly supervise, negligent entrustment of a dangerous instrumentality, strict liability for manufacturing a dangerous product, railroad liability, and other negligence. We have the expertise and the resources to investigate not only issues of liability, but of tortfeasors’ net worth and assets available to satisfy a judgment. When appropriate, we also work closely with law enforcement to see that cases are properly prosecuted within the criminal justice system.
The Equels Law Firm was the first Florida law firm to file suit against the Bayer Corporation over the cholesterol-lowering drug Baycol, which is now the subject of more than 2000 lawsuits nationally. Our lawyers recently brought suit against a major tire manufacturer, and after two years of litigation settled a case last year involving the nation’s largest auto manufacturer. We have the knowledge and resources to investigate and prosecute products suits anywhere in the country.
The Equels Law Firm has participated as lead counsel and co-counsel in bringing personal injury and tort lawsuits in state and federal courts.
We have assisted both insureds and insurance companies in resolving coverage disputes, settling bad faith claims, establishing the contractual obligations of reinsurers and third-party insurers, and other complicated insurance issues. We have also worked extensively with insurance companies in receivership proceedings, representing the receiver and achieving substantial recoveries.
We have also worked with several national insurance companies to curb rampant fraud perpetrated by “PIP mills” that contact drivers and passengers involved in minor accidents and pay a fee for their signatures on Personal Injury Protection insurance forms. PIP providers then are billed for services the drivers and passengers have not received. The Equels Law Firm has brought civil fraud actions against the mills, as well as provided information to Miami-Dade and Broward prosecutors.
The Equels Law Firm handles all family law matters including marital and pre-nuptial agreements, dissolution of marriage, child custody/timeshare and support, adoption and surrogacy, LGBT family law, cohabitation agreements, paternity, alimony, and injunctions.
With a keen understanding of the APA and the inner workings of state agencies, our lawyers can provide effective and efficient representation to those doing business with the state, seeking to do business with the state, or having their businesses or professional practices regulated by the state. We maintain good working relationships at every level of Florida government and appear regularly before state regulatory boards and the Division of Administrative Hearings. Our lawyers guide professionals through the licensure application process, successfully defend professional licenses and government contracts in a variety of areas, and regularly handle appeals of administrative matters.
Construction, Architects & Engineers
The firm assists clients in the construction industry as well as the architectural and engineering disciplines with all contract, litigation, and licensing needs. We counsel clients from the negotiation of contracts through completion of projects, including issues related to mechanics liens, quality of work, surety, bonds, financing, and design.
Intellectual Property & Trade Secrets
Equels Law Firm has provided its clients with effective representation and counseling in connection with the protection of trade secrets, proprietary and confidential information, licensing agreements and restrictive covenants, trademarks, copyrights, and related intellectual property rights.
International Dispute Resolution
We have represented clients from throughout the world, resolving problems here in Florida, in the United States, and internationally–from the Americas to Europe and Asia. We have helped our clients settle significant disputes in Aruba, Belize, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, Costa Rica, Brazil, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, the Philippines, and throughout Latin America. With the assistance of an international investigative firm we have identified and recovered substantial assets in France, England, Spain, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, and throughout South America.
We have served as receivers and as counsel to receivers in numerous cases involving recoupment of misappropriated assets. Our lawyers are also experienced in overseeing the liquidation of large estates and negotiating with creditors within the United States and abroad.