Practice Areas

Premises Liability

You need look no further than the myriad of billboards lining I-95 in Florida to know that premises liability is a major money-maker for Plaintiffs’ attorneys in our State. If you are the owner or insurer of a public-facing business, you may be their next target. Whether it is a slip-and-fall, a trip-and-fall, a falling object, an industrial accident, an outdoor sporting accident, or even an intentional act by a third party, if an individual is injured on premises that you own, lease, or control, there is a legitimate chance that a claim may be brought against you.  Here at Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor, we believe that the entrepreneurs, business owners, and insurers that power our economy deserve nothing less than the best and most vigorous defense against opportunistic and sometimes unscrupulous Plaintiffs’ attorneys.

Our team of attorneys has hundreds of years in combined experience in defending Florida’s businesses and  insurers against premises liability claims. We have developed the tools to help separate the legitimate claims from the illegitimate ones and to get you the best possible resolution of your claim. Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor is big enough to cover the entire State, but small enough to provide personalized care and service to you on each of your files and to tailor specific defense strategies to individual claims, whether the claim is large or small.

Whether you are looking to defend a case through trial or resolve it early, our Firm has developed winning strategies to fit your needs, offering innovative and cost-effective methods that produce excellent results.


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!
markel logo
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.
Floor and decor
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!