Andrew Needle is board certified in civil trial law by the Florida Bar. Following graduation from Cornell University in 1974 and the University of Miami in 1977, he began practicing law with one of the premier personal injury and medical malpractice firms in Florida. Since then he has distinguished himself professionally both in and out of the courtroom as a trial lawyer, author, and lecturer. He is former editorial consultant to Matthew Bender Law Books, and the author of “Post Trial Motions” Florida Civil Trial Practice, Chapter 18, Ninth Edition as well as Inside The Minds- Representing Plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice Cases “Current Challenges in Handling Medical Malpractice Actions: Statutory Protections, Expenses, and Societal Misconceptions”, Thomson Reuters/Asparatore 2012. Named as one of South Florida’s Top Lawyers in medical malpractice by the South Florida Legal Guide every year since its inception, he has been selected as a “Heavy Hitter” in healthcare law by the South Florida Business Journal, February 10, 2006, and has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2007-2013 in the areas of Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury.