ATTORNEY PROFILES

Joel D. Medgebow, Esq.

Joel D. Medgebow, Esq.

Partner
(954) 478-4223

About Joel

Joel D. Medgebow, the founder of Medgebow Law, specializes in criminal defense, business and real estate litigation, personal injury, and family law. Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Medgebow served as a certified legal intern with the Virgil Hawkins Criminal Defense Clinic. As a CLI, he spent a year working for the Alachua County public defender’s office where he represented hundreds of clients for various felony and misdemeanor charges. He also worked for the South Florida law firm of Tripp Scott as a summer associate in their litigation department, applying legal research and litigation skills to various genres of law.

As a law student, Mr. Medgebow interned for the Broward County criminal circuit judge, the Honorable Jeffrey R. Levenson. During his time as an intern, Mr. Medgebow keened his skills in criminal law, learning the intricacies necessary to navigate a defendant through the legal system in order to resolve their issues.

Active in the local community, Mr. Medgebow is a good standing member of the Florida Bar in the Broward County Bar Association and participates as a volunteer judge to Nova Southeastern University’s College Law Nova Trial Association. Furthermore, Mr. Medgebow is active in Florida State University’s and University of Florida’s alumni associations.

Mr. Medgebow holds a cum laude law degree from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. During his tenure, he was selected as a member of the law school’s trial team where he competed in multiple travel competitions. Notably, he played a pertinent role in helping his Trial Team win the Florida Bar Competition. He also served as an assistant editor of the University of Florida Entertainment Law review and was a teacher’s assistant to the University of Florida’s trial practice workshop helping law students hone-in on their litigation skills.

Mr. Medgebow received his magna cum laude degree in criminal justice, with a minor in business, from Florida State University.

Areas of Practice:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Corporate/Business Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • RealEstate Transactions
  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law

Education:

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
  • Degree: Juris Doctorate
  • Honors: Cum Laude
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Degree: Major in Criminal Justice, Minor in Business Administration
  • Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Louis F. Leo IV, Esq.

Louis F. Leo IV, Esq.

Partner

About Louis

Louis F. Leo IV is a trial attorney, general practitioner in Broward County, and a partner at Medgebow Law. Louis is also the founder of the Florida Civil Rights Coalition, P.L.L.C., which specializes in civil rights defense, in addition to People Over Politics, an independent, non-partisan social media network dedicated to truth seeking and grassroots activism.

In 2010, Louis graduated with honors from Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University, having received a merit scholarship, the Krupnick & Campbell Award, as well as the Order of the Barrister Award for displaying excellence in trial advocacy.

During law school Louis was elected as President of the Nova Trial Association (formerly known as “ATLA”). He also served as a Research Assistant for his professors, Certified Legal Intern (CLI) for the Broward County State Attorney’s Office and as a Judicial Intern for Broward County Criminal Circuit Judge, The Honorable Martin J. Bidwill.

For his undergraduate studies, Louis attended the Farquar College of Arts and Science at Nova Southeastern University, where he received a degree in Legal Studies with minors in Business, Criminal Justice, and Psychology. At NSU undergrad, Louis received a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, NSU Honor Award, and Athletic Scholarship. He also played for NSU’s Division II Baseball Team from 2002 to 2006.

Areas of Practice:

  • Business Planning & Organization
  • Contract Formation
  • Consumer Protection
  • Criminal Defense
  • Litigation
  • Mediation

Education:

  • Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Degree: Juris Doctorate
  • Honors: Cum Laude, Merit Scholarship
  • Farquar College of Arts and Science, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Degree: Major in Legal Studies, Minors in Business, Criminal Justice, Psychology
  • Honors: Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, NSU Honor Award, and Athletic Scholarship

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Matthew A. Benzion, Esq.

Matthew A. Benzion, Esq.

Of Counsel
(954) 478-4223

About Matthew

Matthew A. Benzion serves as an of-counsel to Medgebow Law by supporting its practice in criminal defense, family law, employment law, commercial litigation, and personal injury law.

Prior to joining the firm, Matthew held two clerkships with two Ft. Lauderdale based civil practice firms. Matthew worked as a law clerk with McIntosh, Sawran, Peltz, & Cartaya, P.A., a firm that specializes in insurance defense and maritime law. Then Matthew spent nearly two years clerking for Koch & Trushin, P.A., servingthe firm’s litigation needs in both plaintiffs and defendants in various areas of practice.

Matthew holds a magna cum laude law degree from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center. As a law student, Matthew was a senior member of the Law Review. He was also a member of the Nova Trial Association and as a student advocate, participated in mock trial competition at the national level. Matthew is admitted to practice in Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Areas of Practice:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Corporate/Business Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law

Education:

  • Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center, Davie, Florida
  • Degree: Juris Doctorate
  • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
  • The University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
  • Degree: Major in Legal Studies
  • Honors: Cum Laude

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Robert C. Wallach, Esq

Robert C. Wallach, Esq

Of Counsel
(954) 478-4223

About Robert

Robert believes that to get the best results, you must always do the right things for the right reasons. This credo permeates his practice and his drive to do what is right, including offering reasonable rates, sets him apart in his niche area of law. Robert grew up the son of an Army Sergeant and was taught as a young man the meaning of hard work. He empathizes with health care providers and understands the difficulties in trying to maintain low overhead while operating properly under the Florida and Federal regulatory systems. The firm takes only a limited number of cases at a time, allowing Robert to give each client’s matter the time and attention needed to achieve optimal resolutions.

Following graduation from the Florida Graduate Tax Program, while travelling between Florida and Chicago during the time of his father’s fight with cancer, Robert happened to be seated next to the owner of two troubled assisted living facilities. The facilities were saddled with half a dozen final orders and over a dozen outstanding deficiencies. Closure of the facility was considered a fate accompli and the owner simply wanted to keep the facility open as long as legally possible. This became Robert’s first client.

Robert worked tirelessly to take the appropriate due diligence on identifying exonerating evidence with which to address the outstanding deficiencies. Robert’s uncanny ability to think outside the legal box, as well as within it, provided the insight to identify the additional evidence needed to save the facility from being shut down by AHCA. Robert then negotiated and structured the transaction for the facilities’ purchase and sale a few months later.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Robert spent 20 years as a financial analyst and often appeared on Bloomberg News. In 2005, he could be seen on television warning of the vulnerability of the market. Following the initial panic of 2005, he had determined a more substantial market panic was inevitable. He shifted gears and when the Panic of September 2007 occurred, he had returned to law school. In 2012, Robert opened his own practice in Coconut Creek, Florida. Robert has found that his extensive financial background and real-world experience provide him invaluable insight when representing health care business clients.

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