Andrew Ellenberg

Needle & Ellenberg, P.A.
1401 Brickell Ave
Suite 900
Miami, FL 33131

Andrew L. Ellenberg

Mr. Ellenberg is"AV" rated by Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating for both legal ability and ethics). Over the course of a professional career which began in 1988 he has developed expertise handling the wide range of cases which make up a personal injury practice. He has been recognized by fellow attorneys as one of Florida's best trial lawyers in the field of personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, elder neglect and abuse and civil trial practice. (South Florida Legal Guide, Top Attorneys, Florida Trend Magazine, Florida's Legal Elite; Florida Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America).

Mr. Ellenberg has obtained significant results for his clients in a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases. For more than fifteen years he has been vigorously pursuing his clients' rights to money damages in cases where personal injury or death has been the result of carelessness, negligence, product liability, medical malpractice or the violation of other legal rights. Mr. Ellenberg has earned a statewide reputation for excellence in handling of all manner of personal injury and wrongful death cases. He has developed particular expertise in cases involving birth injuries caused by the neglect of health care providers during pregnancy, labor and delivery. Handling birth injury cases, whether they involve catastrophic brain injury to the newborn, or nerve damage which causes paralysis to a limb, requires a significant commitment of time, energy and expertise in order to properly demonstrate the cause of the injury as well as the financial and emotional toll on the injured child and family. He has achieved numerous substantial awards and settlements, including many multi-million dollar results, in cases involving cerebral palsy, brain damage, brachial plexus palsy, Erb's and Klumpke's palsy, and wrongful death.

Mr. Ellenberg spent the first few years of his practice primarily defending product manufacturers, airlines and airplane manufacturers, and the health care industry in high exposure personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. That experience provided invaluable insight into how the insurance industry and the corporate world viewed, analyzed and resolved personal injury and wrongful death cases, product liability cases and medical malpractice cases. During those early years of practice he decided that his enthusiasm, talent and ability would be best served fighting for the rights of those injured, or the families of those who had died, as a result of defective products, careless healthcare or other neglect or abuse. Since 1991 he has devoted 100% of his practice to the representation of plaintiffs in cases of injury or death caused by neglect, abuse, medical malpractice, product liability or the violation of other legal rights.

Mr. Ellenberg has helped colleagues develop their skills and lectured to his peers about the handling of personal injury and wrongful death cases, medical negligence cases, trial advocacy, elder abuse and nursing home abuse and neglect. He has co-authored several articles and publications on these subjects.

Mr. Ellenberg and the firm handle cases all over the State of Florida and welcome referrals from local, regional and out of state attorneys.

Areas of Practice:

Obstetrical Malpractice - Injury and Death cases

Brachial Plexus Injuries - Shoulder Dystocia cases

Medical Malpractice - Injury and Death cases

Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse - Injury and Death cases

Elder Neglect and Abuse - Injury and Death cases

Developmentally Disabled - Injury and Death cases

Products Liability - Injury and Death cases

General Personal Injury

Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions:

U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1988

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1989

U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1989


University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 1988
Honors: Cum Laude

State University of New York, Binghamton, New York, USA, 1985

Published Works:

Contributing Author/Lecturer for "Trial Advocacy in Florida", National Business Institute, 1989

Author/Lecturer for "Determining and Proving Damages for Plaintiff and Defense Attorneys in Florida", National Business Institute, 1992

Contributing Author/Lecturer for "Advanced Personal Injury Practice in Florida", National Business Institute, 2000

Honors and Awards:

"AV" Rating from Martindale Hubbell

Best Lawyers in America

Florida Super Lawyers

South Florida Legal Guide - Top Lawyer

Legal Elite - Florida Trend Magazine

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Dade County and American Bar Associations

The Florida Bar

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers