Practice Areas

General Liability

Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor represents a host of commercial and private property owners in defense of claims brought by various classes of Plaintiffs. These include business invitees, trespassers, and workers on a variety of claims including traditional slip and falls, naturally occurring conditions, foreign transitory substances, and toxic exposure.

Our attorneys have extensive experience defending regional and national clients against claims of personal injury, property damage, premises liability, negligent security, false imprisonment and wrongful death.  For nearly 30 years, our firm has represented insurance companies, private businesses and governmental entities. Our team is able to draw upon that experience to quickly and accurately analyze issues, risks, and exposure for both pre-suit matters, as well as for those in active litigation.  This process begins early, as our team tirelessly reviews each new assignment utilizing a “no stone left unturned” approach. We ensure that no potential evidence is missed, as each document can be skillfully used to dramatically reduce a case’s value.  Throughout the litigation process, we aggressively protect our clients’ interests by utilizing battle-tested techniques that focus on drawing-out all weaknesses in the areas of liability and damages, and do so efficiently to minimize defense costs.


Our Awards & Accolades


What Our Clients Say

As a Commercial Trucking Litigation Supervisor, I have found Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor to be not only extremely knowledgeable but personable and readily available. It is difficult in today’s commercial claims arena to find a Defense Firm who is willing to accept the challenge of mitigating the existing exposures by building a solid yet economically feasible defense. My comfort level in combatting the litigious mentality of some is by far exceeded with Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor.
Dale, I just wanted to let you know in all my past experience as a Florida Adjuster how impressive I think Herb is. He does an amazing job not only with the critical incidents but in every aspect of the claim from medical specials to property damage issues. He is an incredible asset to us and our client with his consistency, reliability, responsiveness and knowledge. In our line of work folks are very quick to complain (present company included of course) and rarely take the time to call someone our when they do an amazing job. I am taking a minute to let you know but I am sure you already know that about him! Thank you and your team for all you do!
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Lee and his team at Hightower do a fantastic job with our construction cases. They are zealous in their defense of clients, practical in their assessments and tremendous communicators about the ins and outs of cases. I continue to be thankful for their representation of our insureds and for their professionalism and friendship.
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Michael and his team at Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor are incredibly knowledgeable about Premises Liability Law and are exactly the kind of trusted partners our company values. They instill a sense of confidence by laying out the facts, case law, and risk assessment to help make well-informed decisions. They are not afraid to defend vigorously, while maintaining professionalism and civility. If I need to engage outside counsel, I would turn to Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor without hesitation.
Dan Novigrod and his team are very professional, thorough, proficient, and knowledgeable.  They take time to explain matters that may be unclear and they were very flexible in scheduling. Dan’s team demonstrated an ability to grasp our unique qualities and tailor their approach to the case accordingly. I absolutely would recommend them and definitely intend to continue using them for the foreseeable future!