• Southwest Florida
    (239) 939-2002
  • North Florida
    (850) 222-1200
  • Central Florida
    (407) 571-7400
  • Miami-Dade
    (305) 423-7182
  • Broward
    (954) 794-6933
  • Treasure Coast
    (772) 489-2400

Practice Groups

Workers' Compensation
Since the firm’s founding, our primary focus has been defending employer and carrier interests in Workers’ Compensation matters. The firm has 13 attorneys and two associates who are board certified by the Florida Bar as specialists in this area. We provide aggressive, thorough representation in every JCC district in the state, both at mediation and at trial if mediation is unsuccessful.

Commercial and General Litigation

HR attorneys are involved in many types of commercial and general civil litigation cases, including contract claims, non-competition agreements, employment practices, discrimination, wage and hour, real estate disputes, domestic law issues and can advise and assist in the drafting of contracts, settlement agreements and collection of judgments and debts.

Liability and Casualty Defense

The firm actively defends insured and self insured individuals and corporations in nearly every kind of matter involving liability and casualty defense.   HR attorneys defend manufacturers, distributors and retailers in product liability claims.   We are actively involved in the defense and prosecution of premises liability claims including sudden falls, business practice negligence, negligent security, liquor liability, and building and municipal code violations.   HR advises clients and defends corporations and individuals in all types of intentional tort claims such as intentional infliction of emotional distress, libel and slander, fraud/misrepresentation, assault and battery.

The firm provides experienced, full-service representation to community associations of all types, including condominium, homeowners, timeshare, cooperative, commercial and other common interest realty associations. The services available to our client community association include: serving as general counsel; corporate matters; day-to-day governance; document amendments; document re-writes; contract review and drafting; covenant enforcement; rule violations; collections; lien foreclosure; construction issues; litigation; arbitration; and mortgage foreclosure defense.

The firm offers experienced representation on construction matters of all types, including contract review and drafting, liens, payment issues, bonding, construction claims, warranty issues, commercial litigation and construction defect litigation. The firm is proud to represent contractors, subcontractors, owners and community associations with their respective construction concerns and litigation.

Longshore and Harbor Workers Act

The firm applies the same approach to defending Federal Worker's Compensation claims as we do at the state level. We offer maritime employers, carriers and third party claims administrators aggressive, cost effective representation of their interests throughout the state of Florida. Whether consulting on risk management issues, offering initial legal opinions, or litigating claims filed under the LHWCA or the Defense Base Act, Hurley Rogner will exceed your expectations. When an initial claim disputes arises, the firm can assist with a district office's informal conferences to help the parties resolve their disputes by way of mutual agreement or compromise without formal litigation. We also routinely conduct on site educational seminars on a host of legal and risk management topics.

HRMCW has five offices throughout the state. With this coverage, we are able to provide cost effective representation with knowledge of the medical and legal climate of each specific region. We are prepared to defend your interests in maritime claims throughout Florida.

Automobile and Commercial Trucking

Our lawyers have represented individual auto owners, independent operators, rental car companies, leasing companies, corporate fleet operators, underinsured/uninsured motorist carriers, and commercial vehicle owners in practically every type of claim involving motor vehicles. In addition to defending automobile and commercial trucking matters, the firm can handle insurance disputes and matters of coverage involving underinsured/uninsured motorist policies, policy interpretation and evaluation, contractual indemnity and contribution and advises clients in the area of coverage evaluation, contractual obligations/rights and statutory interpretation.

Insurance Coverage Disputes

HR attorneys are active in consulting with clients regarding the interpretation of their insurance policies, their rights and obligations under the contract, and extracontractual liability.  The firm represents insurance companies, individuals and corporations in all types of coverage disputes in addition to defending insurers in first party claims and  prosecuting breach of contract and declaratory judgment actions.

Our concentration in the defense of Workers’ Compensation cases has created several other areas of practice. With regard to appeals, our attorneys have handled hundreds of appellate matters before the First District Court of Appeal, the Florida Supreme Court, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal in Atlanta. Our experience in appellate matters has resulted in many landmark decisions in the area of Workers’ Compensation.

HR is educated in the nuances of lien law and subrogation. We are experienced in aggressively pursuing maximum lien recovery and all other subrogation rights. HR is also proficient in handling coverage “B” claims on either an hourly or contingency fee basis.

Many times in the context of a Workers’ Compensation claim, separate causes of action may be asserted against employers under theories of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination or other claims. In such instances, we will become familiar with an employer’s personnel, practices, and procedures, and provide effective representation.

Outside of Chapter 440, our attorneys represent employers and other clients in Administrative matters under Chapter 120. These proceedings require the same careful attention to detail and concise articulation of the legal positions and arguments of our clients. The firm is ready to defend clients in any matter involving a state agency.

HR’s knowledge of the ever changing landscape of workplace regulation, Drug Free Workplace and other Managed Care has allowed us to counsel employers in crafting internal policies and procedures. Whether in a seminar setting or individually, employers who avail themselves of this expertise will find this joint planning and preparation invaluable in minimizing workplace risks.

HR’s attorneys have provided hundreds of hours of pro bono legal services to the poor. These services, and sponsorship of state and local bar activities, allow us to play a role in the development and success of the communities in which we live and work.

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