Andrew Rief joined Billing Cochran in 2003 and is a partner in the firm's West Palm Beach office. Mr. Rief is an "AV Preeminent" rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and has a broad background in civil litigation. He 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. Mr. Rief 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.
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