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     TIMOTHY W. SCHULZ, ESQ.

Because complex litigation often raises multiple issues spanning a broad range of disciplines, it is important that a litigation attorney possess a breadth of experience from which to draw upon to successfully represent his or her clients’ best interests.  Timothy W. Schulz is a former police officer with the Atlantic City Police Department in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  After suffering injuries in a serious on-duty automobile accident and, after ten years of service, he retired from law enforcement and attended law school at the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

During his law school years he worked in Miami, Florida as a summer law clerk for Roy Black, Esq., one of the country’s most premier criminal defense trial attorneys, was a judicial intern for the Hon. William H. Hoeveler, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, and spent a semester working full-time as a Certified Legal Intern with the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office, where he tried several felony jury cases to verdict under the direction and supervision of a senior Assistant State Attorney.

Upon graduation, Tim was hired as an associate attorney by Black, Srebnick & Kornspan, P.A., in Miami, Florida, where he continued to work with Roy Black, Esq., co-counseling and co-trying numerous state court criminal cases and trials, including a nationally televised murder trial covered live by Court TV.  Tim also co-counseled a case in which Albertsons, a Fortune 500 Company, was charged with corporate criminal manslaughter in the death of shoplifter during a struggle with supermarket employees.  A dismissal of that case was ultimately obtained.  During his five years at Black, Srebnick & Kornspan, Tim developed a special niche in crime scene investigation, criminal forensics and the cross-examination of expert witnesses in areas such as forensic pathology, ballistics, trace evidence, and DNA comparisons.

In 2000, Tim decided to apply his trial experience gained in Miami in the area of commercial and business litigation, and joined the litigation department at Greenberg Traurig, P.A., one of the largest and most respected domestic and international law firms today.  While at Greenberg Traurig, Tim represented a number of Fortune 500 and other publicly traded and private companies in a myriad of complex litigation matters, often dealing with multi-million dollar disputes.

Realizing that market forces have fueled a desire by both small and large businesses, as well as individuals, to lower their overall litigation costs, Tim founded Timothy W. Schulz, P.A., in 2007.  The Firm prides itself on providing the same level of legal services as one receives from much larger firms, but for a significantly lower cost.  Since its inception, the Firm has continued to steadily grow as its clients have realized the benefits that a smaller, more cost effective, law firm can bring in certain litigation matters.

     SCOTT W. ATHERTON, ESQ.

Scott Atherton, an attorney with the Atherton Law Group, P.A, is also Of Counsel to Timothy W. Schulz, P.A.  Scott concentrates his practice in the areas of complex business litigation, employment law, and electronic discovery disputes.  Scott also represents directors, officers, attorneys, and other fiduciaries in professional liability litigation, and handles a wide range of fraud, contract, and deceptive trade practice actions. 

After graduating summa cum laude (top 1%) from the Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Scott served as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert M. Gross, former Chief Judge of the Fourth District Court of Appeals.   Scott subsequently became Of Counsel to Akerman Senterfitt where he handled several large commercial litigations.  See, e.g., State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Kugler et al, 2011 WL 4389915 (S.D. Fla. Sept 21, 2011) (prosecution of RICO, fraud, and deceptive trade practice claims on behalf of auto insurance carriers seeking in excess of $35 million in damages against physicians, surgery centers, and medical practice managers relating to certain spinal procedures performed on personal injury claimants); Leor Exploration & Production, LLC v. Aguiar, 2010 WL 3522053 (S.D. Fla. Sept. 8, 2010) (defense of a Chicago-based international law firm in action where the plaintiff, the former CEO of an oil and gas company, sought over $1 billion in economic damages); AlphaStaff, Inc. v. McDonie, 2010 WL 7368045 (Fla. 17th Jud. Ct. Sept. 27, 2010) (prosecution of defendant involved in large scale trade secret misappropriation scheme which was confirmed after forensic computer investigation revealed that the defendant used an external hard drive to make unauthorized copies of thousands of files). 

Scott is also an adjunct professor at the Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, where he teaches courses in the University’s Masters in Employment Law program.  Scott was recently named Adjunct Professor of the Year by the University, and has been designated a “Rising Star” in Employment and Labor by Super Lawyers Magazine from 2010-2012.   Scott currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, and frequently lectures on employment, professional liability, and electronic discovery topics.