Spencer Aronfeld, is a board-certified civil trial lawyer who has earned international recognition as being a “lawyer for the people.” Born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Aronfeld graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law in 1991. Upon graduation, he founded his own firm, Aronfeld Trial Lawyers, based in Coral Gables, Florida.
He has dedicated his life to representing individuals against corporate giants, such as Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Holland America Cruise Lines, Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, Stryker, Target, Publix, Walmart, Mt. Sinai Hospital, State Farm Insurance Company, United Automobile Insurance Company, Baptist Health South Florida, South Miami Hospital, and International Airplane Leasing.
Aronfeld has been recognized as one of the “20 Most Intriguing Floridians” by Florida Magazine and has been featured as a legal expert on national media outlets across the country, including: The Dr. Phil Show, The Doctors, NBC’s Today Show, Court TV, Primer Impacto, Univision, Montel, Tyra, Dateline NBC, America’s Most Wanted, The Insider, Cristina, Sevsec al Fondo, CNN and HLN with Jane Velez-Mitchell. Aronfeld is a published author, frequent blogger and has written numerous articles for the American Association for Justice’s “Trial Magazine,” as well as other national legal publications, which can be purchased on Amazon, Spencer M. Aronfeld, Author Page.
Community service and helping others is an important part of his life. In 2010, Aronfeld founded Lawyers to the Rescue, a non-profit humanitarian initiative to provide legal assistance and civil rights activism for those in need. Spencer Aronfeld is also an avid marathon runner and is competing in the TSC New York City Marathon on November 3, 2019.
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- Spencer Aronfeld has enjoyed powerful courtroom victories over Walt Disney World, Wild Oats, P.A.C. Construction, Fedan Tire, and Todel Apartments and has gained international recognition as a lawyer for the people. Born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Aronfeld graduated cum laude from the University Of Miami School Of Law in 1991. Upon graduation, he founded his own firm, in Coral Gables, Florida. He has dedicated his life to representing individuals against corporate giants, such as the Carnival Corporation, Florida Marlins, Bayside Marketplace, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami-Dade County, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., State Farm Insurance Company, United Automobile Insurance Company, Baptist Hospitals, South Miami Hospital and International Airplane Leasing. Aronfeld earned international recognition after his first jury trial, when an Orlando, Florida jury awarded his Uruguayan clients a $100,000.00 verdict against Walt Disney World. Before trial, Disney had offered his clients only $1,200.00. That verdict remains one of the largest in a personal injury case against the Mouse and his legal battle was recounted in the book, "Disney, the Mouse Betrayed." Aronfeld graduated from the Trial Lawyer College, a non-profit institution founded and directed by legendary trial lawyer, Gerry Spence in Dubois, Wyoming. Lawyers are admitted by invitation only and learn how to try cases on behalf of the people. Aronfeld has since returned as part of the faculty and has joined Spence on several of his nationwide book tours. Aronfeld has hosted his own weekly radio talk and lectures frequently around the country. He has appeared on the NBC's Today Show, Dr. Phil, The Doctors, Court TV, Primer Impacto, Tyra, Dateline NBC, America's Most Wanted, The Insider, CNN and HLN. Aronfeld is a Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by both the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Board Certification was established in 1982 by the Supreme Court of Florida. It provides Clients with the assurance in the selection of legal counsel. A lawyer who is Board Certified by The Florida Bar has demonstrated ability and experience in their field of practice and has earned a reputation for professionalism with the legal Community. Furthermore, a lawyer who is Board Certified by The Florida Bar exhibits outstanding character and ethics. Likewise, Spencer Aronfeld is an active member of The Florida Bar and has substantial experience in his area of specialty: Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Law. Since 2007 has been recognized as one of Florida's Super Lawyers and one of the "20 Most Intriguing Floridians" by Florida Magazine. In addition to the Florida Bar, he is admitted to practice in Federal Court, the District of Colombia and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of American Justice Association, Miami-Dade Justice Association, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice and an Eagle Member of the Florida Justice Association. His firm is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. Aronfeld lectures at the prestigious Trial Lawyers College, founded by legendary lawyer Gerry Spence and open by invitation only; he also tours with Mr. Spence. He is licensed to practice in Florida and the District of Columbia, and was admitted to both the Federal District Court Practice (1992) and the Federal Trial Bar of the US District Court (1993). He has chaired numerous seminars for the Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers) and spoken at the annual convention of the American Association of Justice (Association of Trial Lawyers of America) in San Francisco and Maui. Aronfeld has written numerous featured articles for the American Association for Justice's Trial Magazine as well as other national legal publications which can be purchased on Amazon. In 2010, in response to the earthquake in Haiti, Aronfeld founded Lawyers to the Rescue, a not for profit humanitarian initiative to provide legal assistance and civil rights activism for those in need. In September 2010 Aronfeld's first book was published, "Sara Rose, Kid Lawyer." "Sara Rose, Kid Lawyer" is a fully illustrated children's book that tells the story of a tenacious fourth grade girl who likes to argue. He wrote the book to inspire young children and girls in particular to consider the legal profession. A portion of the proceeds of this book, go to support Lawyers to the Rescue. The book can be purchased on Sara Rose Kid Lawyer. Aronfeld is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. In 2011, Aronfeld published his second book: "Make It Your Own, the Ultimate Law Student's Guide to Starting Your Own Law Firm." The book launched at Florida International University College of Law. A reading and signing of the book was held at the University of Miami School of Law on April 6, 2011. In 2011 Aronfeld coordinated the Student Trial Advocacy Competition for the American Association for Justice. The event was held at the University of Miami School of Law March 4-6, 2011. Students from 8 law schools participated in the event. Despite his national visibility, Aronfeld is deeply tied to the Miami and South Florida.
- Trial Lawyers College
- (1997) Trial Advocacy
- Founded by Gerry Spence, the Trial Lawyers College is an institution devoted to teaching lawyers how to win cases on behalf of people.
- University of Miami School of Law
- J.D. | Law
- Spencer Aronfeld graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 1991. While in law school he was very active on both the Inter American Law Review and International Moot Court Team. He was part of the University of Miami's International Moot Court Team and competed at the Regional Competition held at the University of Alabama. He was awarded "Outstanding Oralist." Since graduation Aronfeld has been actively involved in the Law School Alumni Association. He lectures frequently at the school on Mass Torts, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Law Firm Management. In 2010 he released his book: "Make It Your Own Law Firm" at the University of Miami. In 2011 he hosted the Regional Mock Trial Competition at the University of Miami on behalf of the American Association of Justice. In 2012, he hosted the Lawyers to the Rescue Public Service Awards at UM Law School which recognized members of the legal community who are role models for public service.
- Honors: Cum Laude Mofsky Scholarship Award
- Activities: Inter American Law Review-Associate Member International Moot Court Team
- University of Miami
- B.B.A. | Business
- Activities: Founder of Italian Club. Reporter for Ibis Newspaper.
- Ceritficate of Recognition
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- In recognition of Spencer Aronfeld's contributions to the City of Coral Gables regarding the Annual Festival of Lights.
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- Activities: Lawyers to the Rescue is a non-denominational humanitarian organization created by lawyers committed to bringing legal assistance and humanitarian support to people around the world in times of crisisâregardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation or political affiliation. We work independently of any political, religious, or financial agenda. While our organization was founded by lawyers, it is open to all who share our vision, which includes promoting a positive view toward lawyers. At times, Lawyers to the Rescue may speak out publicly in an effort to bring attention to forgotten crises, to alert the world to abuses occurring behind the headlines, and to bring public attention to any inadequacies of the legal system.
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- Make It Your Own Law Firm, The Ultimate Law Student's Guide to Owning, Managing and Marketing Your Own Successful Law Firm
- Amicus Curaie Publishing, Inc.
- Sara Rose, Kid Lawyer
- Amicus Curaie Publishing, Inc.
- Sexual Assault by a Health Care Provider
- Trial Magazine-American Association for Justice
- Coming Back From the Brink
- Trial Magazine. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
- "Make It Your Own Law Firm" Presentation at the University of Miami School of Law, University of Miami School of Law
- Spencer Aronfeld's 26th year making this presentation at University Miami School of Law! Find out what it takes to be a great law firm owner and a happy law firm owner.
- Speaker and Organizer of the Student Trial Advocacy Competition for the American Association of Justice, University of Miami School of Law
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- National Board of Trial Advocacy
- Board Certified in Pretrial Law
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- Q. Can a plaintiffs notice of dropping wage and future earning capacity claim be recanted
- A: You can try but it won’t be easy- depends why it was dismissed and why you are seeking to amend .
- Q. hi.my name is Fernando and I have aquestion about statue of limitions.In 2017 I was at a restaurant/bar down stairs .out
- A: Not sure where this happened. If it happened in Florida you’re still within the four year statute of limitations. Happy to discuss with you in more detail: 305-441-0440. Thank you for your question.
- Q. I don’t know if I have anything here. But thought I would ask. Better to ask then always wonder and wish I'd of asked.
- A: Horrible. I don’t know where you are but if you’re in Florida you can report them to the Department of Health. If you child had become ill because of the expired drug you might have a case against CVS. Thank you for your question.
- Q. Can a wrongful death settlement be garnished by the court for child support arrearage?
- A: This question is outside my area is specialization as a personal injury lawyer. You need to consult with a family law attorney.