Mark R. Osherow
1985 - 1988
Mark Osherow is a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Business Litigation. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine for 2007 through 2013 as one of the top 5% of attorneys in Florida. He was also recognized as a top "up and comer" by the South Florida Legal Guide for 2005 in the areas of Business Litigation and Products Liability. He was honored with the "Excellence in Writing Award" from the Florida Bar for 2003 for his article on the civil theft statute appearing in the Florida Bar Journal in March 2003. Mr. Osherow is also listed in Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, featuring Business Litigation attorneys from across the country, scheduled for publication in April 2008. Mr. Osherow's firm is also featured in ALM's In House Law Departments At The Leading Financial Services Companies 2007, as a "Go-To Law Firm" in the area of Employment Litigation. Mr Osherow was also recently recognized as one of the top Business Litigation attorneys in Florida, in the 2008 edition of the Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Osherow received his undergraduate degree in 1985 from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a 1988 graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. He is a member of the Florida, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Bars, as well as all of the Florida federal courts, among others. He concentrate in both the state and federal courts in business litigation matters, employment litigation, products liability, medical negligence and other professional liability claims, insurance coverage and personal injury claims. In addition, Mr. Osherow serves as a Director of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association and is the Board liaison to the Technology Committee. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the Florida Bar Journal/News, and serves as an attorney-member of a Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee. Previously, he served two terms as a member of the Florida Bar's Standing Committee on the Unlicensed Practice of Law (UPL). Mr. Osherow is also an active member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. He also served as the Chair of the Annual Fund of the St. Andrews School for 2005 and 2006, and has been actively involved in numerous civic and charitable organizations. Mr. Osherow was recognized in November 2004 for service in the Report to Congress by The Trial Lawyers Care Pro Bono Project to Provide Legal Representation for Victims Before The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001, for which he represented three victim families as an attorney volunteer. He is also a Florida Qualified Arbitrator and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator. Mark also maintains a profile at www.LinkedIn.com which may be of interest and contains a number of recommendations/endorsements from colleagues, past clients and others. Honors and Awards: Florida Bar Board Certified in Business Litigation. Super Lawyers 2007 top 5% of Florida attorneys. "Up and comer," South Florida Legal Guide 2005. "Excellence in Writing Award" Florida Bar for 2003. Florida, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut Bars Florida federal courts, others. Director, South Palm Beach County Bar Association. Editorial Board Florida Bar Journal/News. Attorney-member Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee. Two terms Florida Bar's Standing Committee on Unlicensed Practice of Law (UPL). Palm Beach County Bar Association. Chair of Annual Fund, St. Andrews School 2005-2006 Numerous civic and charitable organizations. Recognized November 2004, Report to Congress, Trial Lawyers Care Pro Bono Project to Provide Legal Representation for Victims Before The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001. Qualified Arbitrator. Certified Circuit Civil Mediator. "Go-To Law Firm," Corporate Counsel Magazine, 2007. Experience (Positions are listed in chronological order, with most recent at the top) Owner at Osherow & Associates, P.A. (f/k/a Osherow, Shiner & Associates, P.A.) (Law Practice Industry) 2007 – Present OAPA is a focused litigation boutique.. We are dedicated to the highest quality, cost-effective representation. Our philosophy is to work with each client as a partner in a mutual enterprise. Legal matters often involve a variety of stressful factors even to the most sophisticated client. We provide extensive client support so that the complexity of the legal process is shared with our clients and decisions effectively made. Owner/Principal at Osherow, Shiner & Associates, P.A. (f/k/a/ Mark R. Osherow, P.A.) (Law Practice Industry) 2005 – September 2007 (2 years) Principal at Mark R. Osherow, P.A. (Law Practice Industry) 1998 – 2005 (7 years) Shareholder at Osherow & Schwartz, P.A. (Law Practice Industry) 1996 – 1998 (2 years) Associate/Department Head at Weiss & Handler, P.A. (Law Practice Industry) 1994 – 1996 (2 years) Associate at White, Fleischner & Fino (Law Practice Industry) 1992 – 1994 (2 years) Insurer repesentation related to coverage issues and defense of property and casualty matters with emphasis on Jeweler's Block coverage litigation for Lloyd's and other domestic and foreign insurers. Associate at Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer (Law Practice Industry) 1989 – 1992 (3 years) Property and casualty insurer representation with an emphasis on automotive, motorcyle and maritime products liability matters, and general defense of major domestic corporate clients and insurers in state and federal courts throughout New York State.