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  DENNIS E. LYLES

  JOHN W. MAURO

  WILLIAM TUCKER CRAIG

  KENNETH W. MORGAN, JR.

  BRUCE M. RAMSEY

  GERALD L. KNIGHT

  CAROL J. HEALY-GLASGOW

  MICHAEL J. PAWELCZYK

  ANDREW A. RIEF

  MANUEL R. COMRAS

  SHIRLEY A. DELUNA

  RICHARD T. WOULFE

  MARK A. RUTLEDGE

  GINGER E. WALD



  CAMILLE E. BLANTON

  RENEE L. BRANT

  CHRISTINE A. BROWN

  SCOTT C. COCHRAN

  BRAD J. KIMBER

  DONNA M. KRUSBE

  KELLI F. LAGO

  JEFFERY R. LAWLEY

  SHAWN B. MCKAMEY

  MICHAEL L. SCHWEBEL, JR.

  VANESSA T. STEINERTS

  JOHN C. WEBBER

  CLARK J. COCHRAN, JR. (Of Counsel)

  SUSAN F. DELEGAL (Of Counsel)


  STEVEN F. BILLING (1947 - 1998)

  HAYWARD D. GAY (1943 - 2007)



Practice Areas
Medical Malpractice
Civil Litigation
General Liability Defense
Nursing Home Abuse
Product Liability
Personal Injury
Premises Liability


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
(B.S., 1996)

University of Miami School of Law
(J.D., 2000)


HONORS

South Florida's Legal Guide Top Rated lawyers 2012

AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell


RECENT PRESENTATIONS

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)

Advanced Directives




MEMBER

Florida Bar (2000)

Palm Beach County Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Florida Defense Lawyers Association

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