ANDREW SCOTT EPSTEIN
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York – B.S. 1986
Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi – J.D. 1992
LEGAL WORK EXPERIENCE
February 2015-Current – Belcher & Epstein, P.A. – Partner – located in Fort Myers, Florida providing legal services throughout Southwest Florida and throughout the State of Florida. The firm is a boutique litigation firm handling a broad range of complex commercial and civil litigation cases, appellate law, business law matters, banking and finance, collections, contracts, debtor/creditor issues, construction law, probate and estates, landlord/tenant, real estate and personal injury cases.
December 2000-2015 – Andrew S. Epstein, P.A. – Martindale Hubbell “AV” rated firm located in Fort Myers, Florida providing comprehensive legal services throughout Southwest Florida and the State of Florida. The firms handled a broad range of commercial and civil litigation cases, business law matters, banking, contracts, collections, debtor/creditor issues, construction, landlord/tenant, real estate and personal injury cases.
1995- November 2000 – Duncan & Tardif, P.A. – “AV” rated firm (now dissolved) located in Fort Myers, Florida. I was personally responsible for civil and commercial litigation matters throughout the State of Florida, including but not limited to, banking, collections, construction, personal injury, premises liability, landlord/tenant and real estate matters from creating new business relationships to trial through appeal.
1992-1995 – Garvin & Tripp, P.A. –“AV” firm (now dissolved) located in Fort Myers, Florida. Mr. Tripp handled complex civil and commercial litigation matters and appeals. Mr. Garvin focused on complicated, traumatic injury cases, legal and medical malpractice. I personally handled case preparation, drafting and research, hearings and appellate matters. I handled an incredibly broad range of legal matters including banking, collections, construction, eminent domain, personal injury, premises liability, real estate, and other matters and involved from client intake through appeal.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AFFILIATIONS, ASSOCIATES & INTERESTS
Admitted Florida Bar (1992) – Former Chair, Grievance Committee “D” for the 20th Judicial Circuit; previously served on the Florida Bar’s Judicial Evaluation Committee and Client Security Fund Committee.
District of Columbia Court of Appeals (1995).
United States Federal District Court – Middle District of Florida (1992)
2018 – American Inns of Court – Achieving Excellence Evolution Task Force
2018 – American Inns of Court – Calusa American Inn of Court – President/Master
2017 – Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating (since 2007)
2016 – America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1%
2015 – Client Distinction Award
2015 – Top Rated Litigation Attorney
2015 – AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
2014 – Gulfshore Business Lawyers of Distinction
2013 – The Legal Network – Top Lawyers in Florida
2012 – Gulfshore Life – Top Southwest Florida Lawyers
2011 – Gulfshore Business – Who’s Who AV Preeminent Lawyers
2010 – Served on the 20th Judicial Circuit Committee to create the Uniform Civil Case Management System implemented Circuit-wide October 1, 2010.
1992- Present – Lee County Bar Association – President 2010
Board of Directors: Southwest Florida Safety Council, Inc.
Board of Directors: LARC, Inc. – serving citizens with developmental disabilities;
James D. Main, et al v. Mark Justice, Trustee; Rescom Investments, Inc. v. Strategic Consulting & Managing, Inc., 635 So. 2d 1061 (Fla. 2nd DCA 1994);
Parkway Bank v. Fort Myers Armature Works, Inc., 658 So.2d 646, (Fla. 2nd DCA 1995);
Dupont Builders, Inc. v. Sarah Elizabeth Baker, 987 So.2d 146 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2008)