Stuart Address | Stuart Litigation Lawyer
Stuart M Address
Civil Litigation Practice Firm
Employment Discrimination, Civil Rights, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Divorce & Family Law, Collection, Litigation, Whistleblower, Landlord & Tenant, Collection, Unfair Competition, Defamation, Homeowner and Homeowner Association Issues, Unpaid Wages
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The Law Offices of Stuart M. Address, P.A. has one advantage that other law offices can’t offer. Stuart M. Address is that advantage. Mr. Address has practiced civil and business litigation law for approximately 30 plus years. He is a member of the Florida Bar and all Federal district courts within Florida, as well as the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Address graduated college from Rutgers University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with departmental distinction, where he also participated in the undergraduate program at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. Mr. Address proceeded to attend The George Washington University Law School, in Washington, D.C., where he graduated with honors in 1985. Mr. Address will work hard to provide you with the best representation possible and treat you with the respect you deserve as a client. If you want an attorney who promptly returns calls, responds to your letters and emails, keeps you up-to-date on the status and regularly provides documents relevant to your case, then you should contact Stuart M. Address, Esq. Mr. Address prides himself on aggressively representing your legal interests. At the same time, Mr. Address seeks to provide counseling in situations where your legal matter has other practical consequences that should be considered. Mr. Address’ goal is to advise you about the law that relates to both your legal matter and the real world practical issues that might affect the decisions you need to make before and during any litigation. Mr. Address has practiced law for approximately 30 years in small, medium and large law firms, including those which contain more than 100 attorneys. Several years ago, Mr. Address decided to open his own legal practice designed to provide more personalized attention to his clients. Mr. Address seeks to provide you with quality legal advice, as well as the personal attention you have the right to expect during a situation of stress and uncertainty. Mr. Address strives to maximize his availability to you, his clients, by being available via email in addition to the more traditional forms of communication.
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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
A young impressionable 18 year old female employee in her first full-time job was employed at a new car dealership in West Palm Beach and subjected to sexually suggestive verbal comments and brief “brushing”. She was lured to a restaurant on a pretense of joining her boss for a meeting with a client wherein the client miraculously failed to attend. The young lady was encouraged to join the boss in drinking and as she left to head to her parked car, the boss followed, cornered her in an alley, pulled her top down, exposed her breasts, and attempted to “motor boat” the employee’s breasts before she ran away and call and Uber. Ultimately, to avoid litigation, the car dealership settled in a voluntary pre-suit mediation for a substantial payment. To the 18 year old employee, on her first venture away from home in a full-time position, the result was both monetary security to move forward and an emotional support by having been believed by someone else who was willing to advocate for her rights.
How did you build a successful practice?
After working for large law firms during the initial 10 years of my career and moderate sized law firms during the succeeding 10 years, I decided that opening my own practice was best for me as it would enable me to strip away all bureaucracy to focus directly with my clients on decisions which needed to be made about strategy, expense, etc. I began without clients and a few colleagues who referred my initial cases to me. Following word of mouth and some advertising, the practice developed and I became known for being skilled in several of my primary areas of practice.
What should clients look for in a lawyer?
An individual who will look them in the eye, tell them the pro’s and cons of their prospective case (and if they are clients of their ongoing case), provide them their legal and practical options, and let them make their own decision. In my view, a lawyer should not be a salesman to a prospective client. While working with a client, the client should expect regular communication regarding the status of their matter. They should expect to be able to access their attorney; not simply an assistant or paralegal. In time, a client should expect that their attorney will know the facts of their case almost as well as the client who lived the experience which led to the case. A lawyer should not simply be a “mouthpiece”. A lawyer should provide both legal and practical options and advice, and a client should expect that their attorney will exhibit in some manner the fact that he/she actually cares about their case.
How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
Local knowledge of substantive law is not very important in the areas in which I practice. Local knowledge of attorneys and judges and procedures is always important.
What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
Generally, we are able to advise a prospective client whether we believe they may have a viable case in the matter about which they are calling. Quite often, we are able to advise that we do not believe a case exists given that most lay people are unfamiliar with employment law, discrimination, etc., and may think that they have a case (or maybe should even have a case if the law was as it should be), but clearly do not have a viable case. For prospective clients where the matter is more gray, we offer consultations in our office. Depending upon the nature of the area of law, the consultations are either free or fee-based.
What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
Bluntly, I believe that I exhibit more concern than the average attorney for his individual clients. Also, I believe that I tend to be more forthright in may analysis of the pro’s and cons of a client’s case than the average attorney. I advise them of both the legal prospects of their case and the practical life consequences.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
The most rewarding aspect of my job is my ability to interact one-on-one with my clients, to develop a relationship with them, which isn’t typically available in the larger firms with which I was previously employed, and to have my clients appreciate the dedication with which I advocate on their behalves and the actual care and concern which I demonstrate for their personal well-being. Win or lose, great or small result, it is the appreciation of clients, many of whom become friends following the conclusion of representation, is the most rewarding aspect of what I do in life.
What are your other interests in addition to law?
I enjoy watching sports, and attending my son’s little league practices and games. I also enjoy political or spy fiction in books, as well as in television and movies. I regularly watch cable news with regard to ongoing political issues in the nation and throughout the world. I have a keen interest in the mechanism of the functioning of government and the manner in which politicians have changed over the past decades.
Are you involved in your community?
I am the President of my synagogue, and am working with many others to grow it from birth and beyond its infancy.
|Owner||Law Offices of Stuart M. Address, P.A.||Stuart, Florida||2006 - Present|
|Associate||Rubin and Rubin||Stuart, FL||1996-2006|
|Associate||Monaco, Smith, Hood, Perkins, Loucks & Stout||Daytona Beach, FL||1994-1996|
|Associate||Archer & Greiner||Haddonfield, NJ||1988-1993|
|Associate||Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti||Morristown, NJ||1985-1988|
|The George Washington University Law School||JD||Law School||1985|
|Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|State / Court||Date|
|U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit||N/A|
|U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit||N/A|
|U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey||N/A|
|U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida||N/A|
|U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida||N/A|
|U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida||N/A|
|U.S. Supreme Court||N/A|
- Martin County Chamber of Commerce | Member | 2008 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida | Member | 2003 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida | Member | 1996 - Present
Martin County Bar Association | Member | 1996 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida | Member | 1996 - Present
Honors & Awards
- Client Distinction Award | Martindale-Hubbell | 2013
BV Rated | Martindale-Hubbell | 2011
Valdes v. Crosby, Middle District of Florida, 2005
Various prison guards violently beat an inmate on death row. The guards and the State were sued for wrongful death. On the defendants' motions for summary judgment, the motions were denied.
American Banner Corp. v. Oliver, 5th DCA, 1995
Reaffirming the legal doctrine that an appeal may not proceed without an adequate record having been established by the appellant in the lower court. The lower court decision is "presumed correct" absent a sufficient record for review.
Mason v. Rubin, 19th Judicial Circuit, Martin County, 1999
Plaintiff sued Defendant for default on a mortgage. Plaintiff failed to prove the existence of the mortgage or reform the lost mortgage and the case was dismissed following trial before the Circuit Court. The 4th District Court of Appeal affirmed based upon Plaintiff's failure to establish the mortgage in any proper manner.
- Consumer Protection Reporting Service | (Associate Managing Editor) | 1985
George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics | (Associate) | 1984
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|(1993) Licensed as Attorney in Florida. Verified with State Bar of Florida.||March 15, 2017|
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