The firm is led by Mr. Lyle B. Masnikoff who has received an “AV Preeminent” Rating, the highest possible rating a lawyer can receive from the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory. Martindale-Hubbell over the past 130 years has established the ratings of lawyers nationwide through a system of complex scoring formulas and criteria. With only a small percentage of attorneys in the country attaining this respected status, and only the most experienced being considered as candidates, the AV Rating is a testament from peer legal professionals and judges that the attorney “clearly indicates a demonstration of the highest professional knowledge and ethical standards”. In fact, it is the highest rating available and indicates the attorney has reached the pinnacle of legal ability and competence.
Mr. Masnikoff graduated and received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law School in 1998. He graduated in the top ten percent of his class. Mr. Masnikoff also received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting from Nova Southeastern University.
After graduating from law school in 1998, Mr. Masnikoff worked for three years at a large insurance defense law firm: Kelley, Kronenberg, Gilmartin, Fichtel, and Wander, P.A. In 2001, the Law Offices of Lewen, Reich, & Mancini recruited Mr. Masnikoff to open an office in West Palm Beach. Three years later, Mr. Lewen retired and sold his West Palm Beach and Boca Raton offices to Masnikoff & Sternberg, P.A. After five years as a partner at Masnikoff & Sternberg, P.A., Mr. Masnikoff opened his own law firm, Lyle B. Masnikoff and Associates, P.A.
Mr. Masnikoff has represented thousands of clients throughout the entire State of Florida. He has handled Final Hearings, Trials, Mediations, depositions, and all other types of litigation. Mr. Masnikoff is a member in good standing with the Florida Bar. He is also admitted to practice law in front of the Middle and North Districts of the Federal Circuit Courts in Florida. He has been happily married for over ten years and is the proud father of two children.