General Liability Defense
Nursing Home Abuse
Andrew A. Rief is a partner in the firm's West Palm Beach office and primarily focuses on negligence claims involving personal injury or wrongful death related to allegations of medical malpractice, premises liability, nursing home abuse, general negligence, and products liability. Mr. Rief represents physicians, nurses, hospitals and other healthcare providers in medical negligence cases including representation before the Florida Department of Health and the applicable boards.
Mr. Rief is often used as a resource by local hospitals regarding issues and concerns that arise before litigation ensues, with a focus on mitigating those risks and minimizing future litigation. He is frequently asked by local hospitals to conduct seminars and in-service presentations on a wide variety of topics. Mr. Rief worked for several years at St. Joseph's Cancer Institute in Tampa, Florida as a health care professional, before pursuing his law degree at the University of Miami. This experience in the hospital setting has provided Mr. Rief with a unique insight into his cases and is invaluable to the representation of his clients.
He has received an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell which reflects the greatest degree of ability and integrity as recognized by the legal community including judges and attorneys.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
University of South Florida
University of Miami School of Law
South Florida's Legal Guide Top Rated lawyers 2012
AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell
Documentation in the Outpatient Surgery Setting
Documentation-Protect Your Patient, Protect Your License
Who Can Give Informed Consent for Medical Treatment When the Patient Is Unable? (Health Care Surrogate, Proxy, Power of Attorney and Court Appointed Guardians)
Florida Bar (2000)
Palm Beach County Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Florida Defense Lawyers Association