Fighting for victims of abuse or negligence. Representing people who blow the whistle on government fraud. Helping seniors protect their assets. Acting as a Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Court Mediator/Arbitrator. In 2004, I was selected as one of the Arbitrators in the case of Newhouse v. IHS Riverfront , one of the first Nursing Home cases ever arbitrated in Florida. I am a trial lawyer, and this is what I do.

We handle the following cases and, when appropriate, seek maximum compensation for our clients:

All of these cases are taken on a contingency basis (costs excluded). We are never paid a fee unless our client has a successful recovery.

My firm has earned an excellent reputation for its elder law services:

The Schofner Law Firm has the resources available to large firms. Because I choose my cases selectively, I can provide clients with the kind of personal, hands-on attention that larger firms rarely offer. I never represent an insurance company or large corporation. I try to solve problems without the frustration and expense of litigation, and a very high percentage of my clients' claims are settled out of court.

I take pride in knowing that most of my clients come from the referrals of other attorneys, medical care providers, and former or existing clients.

My promises to you:

  • To listen carefully and understand your expectations.
  • Never to believe I am in a better position than you to know what you need or want.
  • To keep you informed on all matters.
  • To explain matters fully and answer all questions.
  • To charge a fair fee in accordance with the provisions of the Florida Bar (or other state bar association) and provide a written agreement pertaining to that fee.
  • To have someone in my office return all client telephone calls within 24-hours.

About Ted Schofner

My parents, a family doctor and an elementary school teacher, moved to the Tampa Bay area from Michigan in 1960. After working as an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission and an international law firm, I returned to this area to begin my solo practice in 1992.

I graduated from the DePaul University College of Law in 1982. I belong to the Florida Bar, the Illinois Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. I am a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. I am active in the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Nursing Home Litigation Section), the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, the Pinellas County Florida Trial Lawyers Association, and the Melvin Belli Society. My law firm participates in community events and charitable giving. I was honored in 2001 to participate in Gerry Spence's Regional Trial Lawyers' College.

I live in Tampa, Florida with my wife Michelle and our two sons, Robert and Riley.

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