Carey M. Fischer Attorney at Law

Since 1975, Carey M. Fischer has been dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of individuals, small companies and divisions of national corporations throughout South Florida.

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Firm Overview

His firm, Carey M. Fischer, P.A., strives to achieve the best legal results for you or your business.

Carey M. Fischer, P.A. takes its responsibility seriously, knowing that the results achieved for you may have a lasting impact on your life or on your business. The firm works hard to provide individualized care for your litigation needs, while recognizing that a reasonable settlement may be in a client's best interest.

Our goal is for you to benefit from the firm's responsiveness and personal focus. We are proud of the relationships built and nurtured with clients. The firm strives to provide sound counsel, results-driven and cost-effective legal solutions to resolve your legal matters quickly and efficiently with minimal disruption to your life or to your business.

Whether you have been injured through no fault of your own or need to resolve a business or contract dispute through litigation, arbitration, or mediation, Carey M. Fischer, P.A. provides experienced and hands-on representation in the following areas:
-Personal injury
-Business litigation
-Mediation and arbitration

Successfully serving clients in South Florida:
Carey M. Fischer, P.A., generally serves individuals and businesses needing experienced counsel in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. In addition to his legal practice, Carey M. Fischer is a longtime community volunteer, a musician and a past president of various respected trial lawyer organizations.

The firm has earned the respect of both clients and the legal community in South Florida. Attorney Carey M. Fischer achieved an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell - a distinction signifying the highest quality of professionalism and ethical standards.
Main Office

Main Office
800 Southeast 3rd Avenue
Suite 400
Fort Lauderdale  FL  33316

Phone
  • (954) 524-3553
Fax
  • (954) 524-3552
Business
Helping You Deal with Professional and Business Disputes
If you engage in business or have a profession, sooner or later you are almost certain to encounter a dispute for which legal representation may be needed. Carey M. Fischer, P.A. has been assisting businesses for many years through advice, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and civil court trials. Carey M. Fischer, P.A. has the interest and experience to help you in cases related to:
-Breaches of contract --Insurance Disputes
-Breaches of warranty --Commission claims
-Business torts -Arbitration and Mediation

Recovery for breach of contract:
When a party to a contract fails to perform, the other side may be damaged. This damage often goes beyond the immediate inconvenience of getting less than promised by the contract. The breach can also cost you future profits and other business losses. Some of the types of remedies and damages that may be claimed include:

-Compensatory damages - reimbursement for actual monetary loss
-Consequential and incidental damages - compensation for additional foreseeable losses caused by the breach
-Attorney fees and costs - amounts available if the contract or a statute expressly states they are recoverable
-Liquidated damages - amounts specified in the contract that are payable for particular breaches, such as late or substandard performance
-Specific performance - court order requiring the breaching party to fulfill the terms of the contract
-Punitive damages - penalty for a party's objectionable behavior, meant to punish the breaching party and discourage other parties from acting in a similar manner
-Rescission - cancellation of the contract, with both sides excused from further performance and payments made under the contract returned
-Reformation - change in the terms of the contract when the court believes there was an honest misunderstanding by the parties about what was to be performed

Affordable alternatives to a trial:
The cost of traditional litigation can easily exceed the amount of the contract. Fortunately there are various means of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation and arbitration, which may be less costly and quicker than civil lawsuits. Carey M. Fischer, P.A. has successfully represented clients in arbitration and mediation proceedings, and has resolved disputes prior to trial. In the process, clients have been able to get back to doing what they do best in business and in their personal lives.

Carey M. Fischer

Founder

Areas of practice:
-Business litigation
-Personal injury
-Wrongful death
-Professional negligence
-Mediation
-Arbitration

Admitted to practice:
-Florida, 1975
-U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1976
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th and 11th Circuits, 1981
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1986

Awards and honors:
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
-Trial Lawyer of the Year- Fort Lauderdale Chapter, American
Board of Trial Advocates
-Roger Sorino Memorial Award, awarded to an outstanding
graduating senior- U.M. School of Law
-Iron Arrow - highest honor for service to university

Education:
-University of Miami, J.D., 1975
-Tulane University, B.A., 1972

Professional memberships:
-Broward County Bar Association
Executive Committee, Young Lawyers Section, 1977 - 1978
Chairman, Publications Committee, 1979 - 1980
Co-Chairman, Public Relations Committee, 1988 - 1990
Co-Chairman, Trial Lawyers Section, 1990 - 1992
Committee on Judicial Administration Selection and Tenure,
1995 - 1997
Medical-Legal Committee, 1997 - 2002
Co-Chair, 1998 - 1999
Professional Responsibility Committee, 2000 - 2011
Bench and Bar Committee, 2009-2011
-Federal Bar Association
-American Bar Association
-The Florida Bar
Committee on Judicial Administration, Selection and Tenure,
1990 - 1994
-Broward Justice Association (formerly Broward County Trial
Lawyers Association)
Board of Directors, 1984 - present
Chairman, Case Evaluation Committee, 1986
Treasurer, 1987 - 1988
Secretary, 1988 - 1989
Vice President, 1989 - 1990
President, 1990 - 1991
-Fee Arbitration Panel, 17th Judicial Circuit, 1992 - 1994
-Board of Directors, University of Miami Law Alumni Association, 1991 - 1994
-Florida Justice Association (formerly Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)
-American Association for Justice (formerly The Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
-American Board of Trial Advocates
-President, Fort Lauderdale Chapter, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2010
-Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
-Association of South Florida Mediators and Arbitrators
-Florida Academy of Professional Mediators

Certifications:
-Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
-Qualified Arbitrator

Biography:
-Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio
-Resident of South Florida since 1972
Education
  • University of Miami
    Juris Doctorate , 1975
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