Born in Brooklyn, New York. Mr. Berkowitz graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Philosophy in 1988, and from Valparaiso University School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 1991. Mr. Berkowitz was initially admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1991 and admitted to the Florida Bar in 1994. Mr. Berkowitz was also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan in 1991, the United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, in 1994, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida in 2000, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida in 2003, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America in 2011.
Mr. Berkowitz professional memberships include the State Bar of Michigan; The Florida Bar; Florida Defense Lawyers Association; Defense Research Institute; and The Palm Beach County Bar Association.
Mr. Berkowitz handles virtually all aspects of Real Estate, Business and complex Commercial Law and Litigation. Additionally, he has extensive experience in all facets of liability defense; insurance coverage disputes; first and third-party litigation; medical malpractice; construction defects; contract disputes; Condo & Homeowner Association Disputes; product liability claims; landlord-tenant matters; foreclosure actions; trial advocacy; arbitration and mediation. Mr. Berkowitz has attended the intensive trial program offered by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) and has presented continuing education seminars on PIP, Ethics, Premises Liability and Voire Dire.
Mr. Berkowitz has been consistently and continuously recognized as an AV™ Preeminent® peer review rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell™, the highest rating for professional ability and highest ethical standards attainable, since 2001. Mr. Berkowitz also received the Martindale-Hubbell™ Client Champion Award. Mr. Berkowitz has been selected and named to Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™ for 2006, 2008, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020 and 2021. This prestigious group of the top lawyers in Florida, as selected by their peers, represents the top 1.3% of actively practicing Florida Bar members who have gained the trust and confidence of those who know their work the best. Mr. Berkowitz is also listed in the 2020 and 2021 Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ which is the definitive guide to the most distinguished attorneys in America; as well as America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1% of American Professionals.