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Christopher R. Fertig

Chris Fertig received his Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service before receiving his law degree from the University of Miami in 1976. A former licensed captain and long-time member of the Maritime Law Association with the designation Proctor in Admiralty, Mr. Fertig is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the National Association of Marine Investigators. He is a forensic litigator whose practice focuses on maritime law, professional liability, general liability, insurance coverage and fraud Mr. Fertig has authored insurance policies and endorsements currently in use in the domestic and London market.  He conducts seminars on various insurance related topics.  Mr. Fertig is currently an appointed member to the Charter Revision Board for the City of Fort Lauderdale.

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Frank R. Gramling (Of Counsel)

Frank R. Gramling is a graduate of the University of Florida and received his law degree from Cumberland Law School in 1975. He is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami, the Estate Planning Council of Broward County and holds an active Real Estate Broker license. He is a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Coast Guard (Ret.).

 


Darlene M. Lidondici

Darlene M. Lidondici is a graduate of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a law degree from Fordham University School of Law. She joined the firm in 1987 after having been in private practice in New York and having worked for Home Insurance as claims counsel. She has a strong background in insurance coverage interpretation, having been responsible for supervision of liquor liability and product liability claims and catastrophic injury claims and coverage disputes. Ms. Lidondici defends professional malpractice, E & O and D & O claims, general liability claims and handles various insurance disputes, first and third party claims and declaratory judgment actions. She has authored endorsements currently in use in the domestic and London market and testified as an expert witness in coverage disputes.  She is admitted to the New York and Florida Bars (Federal and State Courts).

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Andrew Mescolotto

Andrew Mescolotto received his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.  He is a 2006 graduate of Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center.  Mr. Mescolotto is admitted to the Florida Bar and was recognized by the Fourth District Court of Appeals for having the highest score in the District on the July 2006 bar examination.  He is admitted to the Northern, Middle and Southern Federal District Courts in Florida.   Mr. Mescolotto focuses his practice on all aspects of maritime law including Jones Act litigation, Limitation of Liability Actions, cases arising out of collisions and allisons, salvage litigation, maritime lien litigation, vessel arrests, recreational boating accidents, marine product liability claims and marine insurance coverage disputes.    One of Mr. Mescolotto’s work related passions is conducting forensic investigations of marine fire and accident scenes and then seeing those investigations through to a favorable resolution for his clients.  Mr. Mescolotto is originally from Philadelphia where he attended St. Joseph’s Preparatory School.  He was an Ocean Rescue Lifeguard in Barnegat Light, New Jersey for eight summers and is an accomplished ocean rower.   In his personal time, Mr. Mescolotto enjoys boating with his family aboard their 25 foot Intrepid Center Console, where he delights in fishing, diving and just being out on the water.   His other hobbies include cooking, travel and living in Fort Lauderdale.

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Alexander Koffler

Alexander Koffler graduated Cum Laude from the University of Florida, where he received a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration from the Warrington College of Business Administration and minored in Criminology. Mr. Koffler earned his law degree and graduated cum laude from Nova Southeastern University, where he was a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and served as Chairman of the Association of Business Law Students. He is admitted to the Florida Bar and is a member of the American Bar Association and the Broward County Bar Association. Mr. Koffler is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, has a boating license and is an avid SCUBA diver.

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Seth E. Harris

Seth Harris received his B.A. degree in Film Production from American University in Washington, D.C., with a minor in International Relations.  Prior to receiving his J.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Law, Seth spent several years working in the fields of political media and corporate events.  Seth joined Fertig & Gramling in January 2010.  Prior to joining the firm, Seth worked for a small litigation firm on cases involving professional disciplinary matters, automobile insurance defense, intellectual property, bankruptcy proceedings, and foreclosures.  Seth is originally from Louisville, KY, and is an aficionado of independent films as well as a devoted sports fan.

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Administrative

Johanna Fields | Mary Fertig

 

Our administratve staff work closely with the attorneys, clients and support staff to ensure quality representation and service to our clients

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Support and Technical Staff

From left to right:
Alvina Harris | Amparo Sosa | Ann Monast | Linda Regoli | Jean Kuca | Emily Rondon | Dahlene Razz | Heather Foster

Behind every successful lawyer is the staff which makes it happen. The Law Firm of Fertig & Gramling includes a top-notch, thoroughly trained staff of paralegals, legal secretaries and researchers to provide the service and expertise you expect in a timely and cost-effective manner. The entire staff is dedicated to provide courteous and competent service.

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