Andrew M. Feldman

Address:

9130 South Dadeland Boulevard Datran Two - Suite 2000 Miami FL 33156

Phone:

305.670.3700

Fax:

305.670.8592

Andrew Feldman is a member of Klein Glasser Park & Lowe’s professional liability division. Since joining Klein Glasser in 2012, Andrew has taken an active role in the firm’s appellate files, which have ranged from matters involving motions to quash service to affirming final judgments in high-exposure malpractice claims.

Andrew’s litigation practice focuses on the defense of professionals. He has been involved in the defense of numerous civil claims against lawyers for professional negligence, breach of fiduciary duties, and has assisted in the defense and resolution of significant sanctions disputes. Andrew’s practice also includes defending ethics matters in front of The Florida Bar, general commercial litigation, insurance coverage and litigation including bad faith and general liability defense.

Andrew received his B.A. in Political Science from Arizona State University (2007), and earned his Juris Doctor, with honors, from St. Thomas University School of Law (2012). He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Speaking engagements:

November 2015: University of Miami Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program clinic with Professor Jan Jacobowitz: Discussion on the relationship between ethical rules and civil liability (with Mark Sullivan).

Published work:

Legal Malpractice ClaimsAdvanced Strategies for Case-Within-a-Case Litigation, 43 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 331 (2017)

Ethics and Cyber Security Issues, published in the ABA Young Lawyers Division Summer 2016 Newsletter

Notable results:

  • Brendel v. Meyrowitz, 3:15-CV-1928-D, 2017 WL 1178244 (N.D. Tex. Mar. 30, 2017): Confirming an arbitration award for the sum of $1,018,254 representing compensatory [and treble damages in connection with a joint venture]
  • Nipataruedi v. Sundtarnusorn, 3D16-1776, 2017 WL 514329 (Fla. 3d DCA Feb. 8, 2017): Affirming the denial of a defendant’s motion to quash service of process over a resident of Thailand in a commercial matter.
  • Watson v. Stewart Tilghman Fox & Bianchi, P.A., 195 So.3d 1163 (Fla. 4th DCA 2016): Affirming the trial court’s award of attorney’s fees under section 57.105, Fla. Stat. In agreeing with the points raised in the appellees’ brief, the Fourth District expressly held that a trial court does not abuse its discretion in ordering a party to pay attorney’s fees pursuant to section 57.105(1) on its own initiative, even if a motion is filed by a party and the moving party fails to comply with the safe harbor requirements of the rule, as long as it can be determined from the record that the trial court is not simply adopting the moving party’s motion.
  • Watson v. Stewart Tilghman Fox & Bianchi, P.A., 178 So.3d 532 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015): In an action for defamation and malicious prosecution brought by the plaintiff against her former co-counsel in an underlying class action, the Fourth District affirmed the trial court’s determination to strike the plaintiff’s complaint as a sham pleading, while rejecting her core contention that statements made by one of the defendants to a reporter and published in the Daily Business Review were defamatory.
  • Navigators Ins. Co. v. Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, 158 So.3d 582 (Fla. 2d DCA 2014): Affirming summary judgment in a legal malpractice action which culminated in a defense verdict at the end of a two-week jury trial defended by partner Rob Klein. In the appeal, the Second District found no error in the trial court’s determination that summary judgment was proper where plaintiff, an insurance company, could not proceed as a third-party beneficiary, subrogee or assignee of any claims potentially belonging to its insured.
  • Gelleni v. Bohn, 138 So.3d 453 (Fla. 3d DCA 2014): Affirming dismissal and enforcing a valid arbitration agreement between an attorney and his former client.
  • Offen v. Inter-Cont’l Hotels Corp., 141 So.3d 571 (Fla. 3d DCA 2013): The court affirmed a directed verdict in a highly-publicized lawsuit in which the plaintiff asserted claims for defamation and malicious prosecution, among other theories. The Third District declined to reverse a directed verdict for the defense based on the plaintiff’s failure to introduce any evidence at trial linking the defendant or its agents to the allegedly wrongful actions.
  • Soberon v. Shelborne Ocean Beach Hotel Corp., 109 So.3d 1169 (Fla. 3d DCA 2013): Affirming a final summary judgment in favor of a Miami Beach hotel, disposing of a negligence claim brought on behalf of a guest who was allegedly injured while gratuitously undertaking repairs to a fixture in one of the hotel’s restrooms.