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Martin L. Leibowitz has over 36 years of legal experience in the Representation of Injured Employees and Employers under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act, including Florida’s Heart and Lung Statute. Throughout this time, Mr. Leibowitz has held an “AV rating,” the highest possible peer-based rating awarded by Martindale-Hubbell®, a company which facilitates peer evaluation of United States lawyers. Mr. Leibowitz has been further honored since 1988 with his inclusion in Martindale-Hubbell’s® prestigious Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Mr. Leibowitz is also the creator of the Workers’ Compensation present value calculation software program, Projected Indemnity Exposure (PIE). He has been certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator, has been certified as a Workers’ Compensation Mediator since 1996 and, in 2004, was a member of the Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) Rules Committee. Mr. Leibowitz has served as a guest lecturer at numerous continuing legal education seminars, where he has given presentations on a variety of issues related to Workers’ Compensation, and has taught review courses for other attorneys seeking certification in the area of Workers’ Compensation. He was also nominated by the Statewide Judicial Nominating Commission to the Governor for selection as a Florida Judge of Compensation Claims.

Accolades

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Honor Societies & Fraternities

Work Experience

  • Owner & Managing Director at Martin L. Leibowitz, P.A. 1996 – present
  • Partner at Coker, Myers, Schickel & Sorenson, P.A. 1983 – 1996
  • Assistant State Attorney at State Attorney’s Offfice in Duval & Clay Counties, FL 1981 – 1983

Community Activities

  • North Florida Council, BSA Executive Board 2005 – present
  • Committee Chairman Troop 12, BSA, 2001 – 2005
  • North Florida Council, Riverbend District Chairman, BSA, 2002 – 2004
  • Committee Chairman Pack 12, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) 1996 – 2001

Publications & Presentations

  • The Truth About Florida’s Heart / Lung Statute” by Martin L. Leibowitz, Esquire;
  • “Enforcement of the Compensation Judge’s Order; Certification of Contempt and Rule Nisi – A Practitioner’s Roadmap”, co-authored with the Honorable David Langham, Deputy Chief Judge of Compensation Claims, 2009;
  • “What Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers and Correctional Officers Should Know About Workers’ Compensation Benefits & Florida’s Heart & Lung (PRESUMPTION) Statute (High Blood Pressure & Heart Disease)”, 2007;
  • “New World Order: Surviving 2003 Changes”, Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee (CLE) and the Workers’ Compensation Section, 2003;
  • Attorney’s Fees, Indemnity Benefits, Present Value of Future Benefits Calculations, Online Medical and Legal Research, 2000;
  • “Ask Not What You Can Do For Your Section, Ask What Your Section Can Do For You“, News and 440 Report, The Florida Bar, 2000;
  • Guest Editor of the News and 440 Report, The Florida Bar, 2000 and 1996;
  • Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education “Hot Summer Topics”, 2000;
  • “Arising out of and in the Course of Employment Cases including ‘Going and Coming Rule’, Traveling Employee Doctrine, Deviation from Employment and Lunch Time Accidents”; Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Certification Review Course Faculty, 1991, 1992.
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense – Representation of Employers/Carriers/Servicing Agents (Third Party Administrators)
  • Representation of Injured Employees including Heart and Lung Statute cases (Representing Correctional Officers, Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters)
  • Social Security Disability
  • Workers’ Compensation Private Mediations
Education
  • Juris Doctor, University of Miami, 1981
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Florida, 1977
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida, 2009
  • Middle District of Florida, 2006
  • United States Supreme Court, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1983
  • Admitted to The Florida Bar in 1982