Hicks, Porter, Ebenfeld & Stein, P.A., selected to appear in the “Best Law Firms” national ranking, provides the highest level of legal services in appellate practice, trial support, insurance coverage and bad faith, commercial litigation and insurance defense. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been selected by peer review to appear in Best Lawyers in America, the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and in many local publications.
The firm’s founders were Sam Daniels and Mark Hicks. Prior to practicing in Florida, Sam Daniels served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Hugo L. Black. In the commemorative book written about the first 50 years of the Third District Court of Appeal of Florida, the authors state that Chief Judge Alan Schwartz credited Sam Daniels as “…‘inventing’ the specialty of appellate practice.” In writing about the appellate practitioners appearing before the Third District, the authors state:
Sam Daniels was the first to come to the Nichols firm and the first to leave and strike out on his own. Although he practiced alone for some years, Daniels had the ability to spot talent and he ultimately became a partner for seventeen years with Mark Hicks, another exceptional appellate practitioner.
The firm was founded as Daniels and Hicks, P.A. in 1978 and later became known as Hicks, Porter, Ebenfeld & Stein, P.A. The litigation attorneys at HPE&S P.A. represent the interests of insurance companies, their insureds, major corporations, investment companies, banks, power companies, and cruise lines. The firm's appellate attorneys also serve as trial support and appellate counsel on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, and have provided critical litigation and appellate support in a number of high-profile, multi-million dollar cases.
The firm is associated in cases by many of Miami's preeminent lawyers, both in national and local firms, to structure all legal aspects of a case, preserve all error, present legal arguments on major issues, prepare jury instructions, handle post-trial motions, and prosecute or defend appeals in all Florida and federal appellate courts. Our lawyers also advise attorneys in the most effective preparation of a case.
The firm's commitment to efficiency and quality is exemplified by the longstanding representation of our clients. We welcome the opportunity to discuss our firm in detail should further information be necessary.