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110 SE 6th Street, 20th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 954-761-9900
Fax: 954-761-9940
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Established: 1995

Practice Areas
  • General Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Automobile Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Retail and Restaurant Defense
  • Negligent Security
  • Product Liability
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Liability
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Labor and Employment
  • Professional Liability
  • Errors and Omissions
  • First and Third Party Defense
  • Insurance Law
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Securities and Shareholders' Claims
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Self-Insured Defense
  • Appellate Practice
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Medicare Set-Aside Practice
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About Us
Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo & Jones is a Florida Corporate & Insurance Defense Litigation firm that defends businesses and insurers in Liability (most lines- A/GL, A&E, BAP, CGL, D&O, E&O, E&S, P&C, PL, PLL, JUA, XS and EC) & Workers’ Compensation matters. The firm has a full service Appellate team in South, Central and Northern Florida to assist with summary judgments, motions in limine, discovery objectives, trial strategy and post-trial motions. The firm also offers Medicare Lien Negotiation, MSA and Medicare Reporting services. The firm has a diversified team of more than 60 Insurance Defense Litigation attorneys across eight offices in Miami, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Tallahassee. Our mission is to provide our clients with legal services that help them manage risk and reduce exposure. Our goal is to ensure clients obtain equal justice in the courtroom.

Daniel Santaniello, Managing Partner, Paul Jones, Orlando Partner and Anthony Petrillo, Tampa Partner are Board Certified Civil Trial Specialists by The Florida Bar. Since inception in 1995, members have tried over 200 cases in State and Federal Courts. Partner Shareholders average 22 years of trial litigation experience. The firm has been repeatedly named a “Go-To Law Firm” for Fortune 500 Companies for its handling of Litigation matters. The firm has been featured in the BestConnect “Member Spotlight” for its contributions to the Insurance Industry and repeatedly ranked a Top 50 Florida firm by the Daily Business Review. The Daily Business Review also selected Luks, Santaniello as finalists for the Most Effective Lawyers (2007) for its innovation in filing a Declaratory Judgment Action in a multiple Wrongful Death claim. In addition to representing claims and law suits, we provide our clients with law alerts, legal updates and CEU/CLE training that is informative and useful to their claims handling.
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Additional Locations
Tampa, FLOrlando, FL
Jacksonville, FLBoca Raton, FL
Miami, FLTallahassee, FL
Fort Myers, FL
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Northland InsuranceTower Hill Insurance Group
United States Liability Insurance GroupXL Insurance/XL Environmental Inc.
Non-Insurance Clients
Alamo Rent-A-Car, LLCEMCOR Group
The Home DepotLaboratory Corporation of America
National Car RentalSimon Property Group, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Paul S. Jones
Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Florida, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, 2002
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Civil Trial
  • University of Central Florida, B.A., 1993
  • Nova Southeastern University, J.D. (cum laude), 1998
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Jack D. Luks
Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Florida, 1987
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida including Trial Bar
  • Michigan State University, B.A., 1983
  • University of Miami, J.D., 1986
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Anthony J. Petrillo
Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Florida, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1999
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Civil Trial
  • University of Florida, B.S., 1987
  • Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 1990
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Daniel J. Santaniello
Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Florida, 1990
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida including Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association (President, 2013-2014)
  • Co-Author: with Alvarez, Rey, "Medicare White Paper," Florida Defense Lawyers Association, 2 June, 2011
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Civil Trial
  • Northeastern University, B.S., 1987
  • Nova Southeastern University, J.D. (summa cum laude), 1990
Recipient of FDLA's 2010 President's Award
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Senior Partners
Heather M. CalhoonStuart Cohen
Zeb I. GoldsteinMarc M. Greenberg
Howard W. HoldenMichael H. Kestenbaum
David A. LipkinLuis Menendez-Aponte
Anthony MerendinoDorsey C. Miller, III
Dale PaleschicTodd T. Springer
Aaron Wong
Junior Partners
Rey AlvarezChristopher H. Burrows
Karen CallejoCarl W. Christy
Daniel L. FoxMarcella L. Garcia
Patrick HincheyKatherine N. Kmiec
Joseph A. KopaczMatthew G. Krause
Vicki LambertJairo Lanao
Christopher MooreJorge Padilla
Victor RamsChristopher Ritchie
Joseph F. Scarpa, Jr.Justin Schwerling
Dale Spurr
Senior Associates
Michael BohnenbergerDeana Dunham
Edgardo FerreyraMichael A. Graham
John F. MeadeJoshua Parks
Douglas PetroShana Pollack Nogues
Jennifer J. SeitzPaul R. Shalhoub
Rachelle AdamsLisa Clary
Julie CongressDaniel J. Feight
Christine FikryPatrick T. Graves
Jordan GreenbergPatrick Hinchey
Allison JanowitzKelly M. Klein
Bradley LatoneAlec Masson
Seth MassonHayley Newman
Adam RichardsAndrew Silvershein
Alexis TrematerraGregory Vallejos
Lauren E. Wages
Sherri L. BauerMaria C. Donnelly

Press Releases
Luks, Santaniello Law Firm Unveils New Examination Under Oath (EUO) Scheduling Website

Attorney Daniel Santaniello to Compete in Magna Legal "Chop" Competition

Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo & Jones Adds New Legal Division To Represent Environmental Claims and Expand Professional Liability Team. by Maria Donnelly, Client Relations, Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo & Jones
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Medicare White Paper by Daniel Santaniello, Reinaldo Alvarez and the Florida Defense Lawyer's Association, Luks Santaniello LLC

Legal Update, July - September, 2014 by Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo & Jones

Legal Update by Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo & Jones

Legal Update, January - March, 2015

Legal Update, April - June, 2015

Legal Update, July - September, 2015, Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo & Jones

Legal Update April - June, 2016 by Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo & Jones

Legal Update Jan - March 2017
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Daniel Santaniello Managing Attorney Member of The
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Luks & Santaniello LLC in the News, Upcoming Events and other Publications

Read articles written by members of the firm.

"Did You Know...Florida Legal Board Certification"
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