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General Defense
1600 West Commercial Boulevard
Suite 200
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 954-568-6669
Fax: 954-568-0085
E-Mail: jclifford@ctkplaw.com
www.ctkplaw.com
Practice Areas
Client Information
Personnel
Established: 2009

Practice Areas
  • Trucking Law
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Class Actions
  • Mass Tort
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Drug & Medical Device Defects
  • Pharmaceutical Negligence
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
CNAFederated National Adjusting, Inc.
IAT SpecialtyNational Indemnity Company
Nautilus Insurance GroupState Farm Group
Stillwater Insurance CompanyWilshire Insurance Company
Zurich North America
Non-Insurance Clients
Costco Companies, Inc.The Hertz Corporation
Ryder Truck Rental, Inc.Target Corporation
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Personnel Information
Partners
David F. Cooney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
E-Mail:dcooney@ctkplaw.com
Admitted
  • Florida, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits
Memberships:
  • Diplomate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Diplomate, Litigation Counsel of America
Education:
  • University of Notre Dame, B.B.A. (magna cum laude), 1975
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1978
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Bruce M. Trybus
Fort Lauderdale, FL
E-Mail:btrybus@ctkplaw.com
Admitted
  • Florida, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
Memberships:
  • American and Broward County Bar Associations
  • Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, B.A., 1983
  • University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, LL.B., 1985
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D. (cum laude), 1992
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Warren B. Kwavnick
Fort Lauderdale, FL
E-Mail:wkwavnick@ctkplaw.com
Admitted
  • Florida, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Memberships:
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • McGill University, B.C.A. (with great distinction), 1993
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1996
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Alphonso O. Peets
Fort Lauderdale, FL
E-Mail:apeets@ctkplaw.com
Admitted
  • Florida, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
Memberships:
  • Broward County and Palm Beach County Bar Associations
  • Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Central Florida, B.A., 1992
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D., 1995
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Benjamin Kashi
Fort Lauderdale, FL
E-Mail:bkashi@ctkplaw.com
Admitted
  • Florida, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
Education:
  • University of Florida, B.S. (with honors), 2001
  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2004
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Marius L. Boeru
Fort Lauderdale, FL
E-Mail:mboeru@ctkplaw.com
Admitted
  • Florida, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida
Education:
  • University of Florida, B.A., 2002
  • Florida International University, J.D., 2005
Language:
  • Romanian
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Associates
Sterling A. McMahanMatthew R. Wendler
Rebecca G. DavisKelly A. Lenahan
Christopher G. BrownRyan E. Michaels
William J. Roe