Mr. Maus is a Florida native practicing law in South Florida since 1993. He currently limits his practice to the areas of insurance related claims – personal injury and homeowner property damage claims and commercial litigation. Mr. Maus has tried over 60 jury trials to verdict and has litigated claims throughout Florida.
Mr. Maus is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell. An “AV” rating is the highest rating awarded for professional ability and adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics. He has been honored annually since 2011 by Florida Trend Magazine as one of Florida’s Legal Elite, an award given to less than 2% of lawyers licensed in Florida. He has also been honored annually since 2011 by Thomson Reuters 2012 as one of Florida’s “Super Lawyers”, an award given to less than 5% of Florida lawyers. He has also been awarded a perfect “10” Superb rating by Avvo Legal Rating for his handling of car accident claims.
Mr. Maus graduated from the Nova Southeastern Law Center in 1993. He has successfully argued before the 3rd and 4th District Courts of Appeals, The United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. He is currently admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, and all Florida State Courts.
Mr. Maus previously served as the Mayor of the City of Oakland Park. He is the former President of The Hundred Club of Broward County, a non-profit group that supports the families of police officers and firefighters killed or seriously injured in the line of duty. He was also recently honored by the Broward County School Board for his work with the Homeless Education Assistance Resource Team (HEART). He is a member of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, and has sat on numerous committees for the Broward County Bar Association.
Lana Peebles received her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida, and is a 2011 graduate of Stetson University Law School. Upon graduation, she immediately accepted a position with a large West Palm Beach insurance defense firm handling first party homeowner property damage claims. Mrs. Peebles has gained extensive experience in the evaluation and investigation of homeowner property damage claims, contractor licensing and regulatory issues, and commercial disputes. Mrs. Peebles is licensed to practice in all Florida State courts.
Renier “Ray” Ledezma
Renier “Ray” Ledezma is 1998 graduate of Texas A & M University, and graduated from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA in 2004. Mr. Ledezma spent several years working for the Palm Beach County Public Defender’s Office as an Assistant Public Defender in the Felony Trial Division. Mr. Ledezma has tried more than fifty (50) jury and bench trials in his career. Mr. Ledezma is particularly proud of one case he defended in which the jury returned a not guilty verdict for his client on all counts of a sixty (60) count indictment, a Palm Beach County record at the time. Since leaving the Public Defender’s Office, Mr. Ledezma has concentrated his work in the areas of homeowner property damage litigation, and criminal defense litigation.