Biography

Ritter Chusid, LLP was founded by Gregory Ritter and Mitchel Chusid in April of 1995. A significant emphasis of the firm's practice has been service to the defense of the manufacturing industry, insurance industry, automobile financing industry, self-insureds, captive insurers, other affiliated institutions and the commercial marketplace.

 

PARTNERS

FLORIDA OFFICE

       Gregory J. Ritter gritter@ritterchusid.com

Born New York, New York; admitted to bar, 1983, Florida; 1984, U.S. Tax Court,
Education: University of Rochester, New York, University of Florida (B.S. 1980), Nova University Center for the Study of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1983): The Florida Bar (Member, Sections on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; Taxation; Elder Law); The American Bar; Mr. Ritter has authored and co-authored articles in taxation.
CONCENTRATION: Insurance Defense, Civil Litigation, including Construction, Contracts, Professional Liability, General Liability and
Commercial, Product Liability, Probate and Trust Litigation, Homeowner and building owner

litigation, Corporate, Probate, Estate Planning, Taxation and Real Estate Law.

         Mitchel Chusidmchusid@ritterchusid.com

Born: New York, New York; admitted to United States Court of Appeals,
Eleventh Circuit, 1994, United States District Court, Middle and Southern Districts ofFlorida, 1992,
Florida, 1991 , United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts ofNew York, 1987,New
York, 1985; Education: State University of New York at Albany (B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1980),
New York Law School (1985): The Florida Bar, American Bar Association, Broward, Palm Beach
and Dade County Bars.
CONCENTRATION: Insurance Defense, Product Liability, Construction
Defect, Defense of Catastrophic Bodily Injury and Property Damage Claims, Environmental
Litigation, including Mold and Asbestos, Premises Liability, Liquor liability, Class Action, Insurance
Defense, Mass Tort Litigation, Employer Liability, Wrongful Termination, General Liability,
Premises Liability, Property Damage Litigation, Professional Liability, including Errors and
Omissions Defense of Insurance Agents, Title Agents, Engineers, Architects, Lawyers, and other
Professionals, Construction, Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Litigation and Automobile
Financing and Leasing Litigation, and Complex Commercial Litigation.

 

         Mitchell R. Katz  mkatz@ritterchusid.com

Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; admitted to Florida Bar 1986; admitted to United
States District Court, Middle District of Florida and United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit;
Education: Albright College (B.A., cum laude, with honors 1982); University of Miami
School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1985); The Florida Bar, Dade County and American Bar Associations;
CONCENTRATION: Environmental Litigation, including Mold and Asbestos, Mass
Tort Litigation, Insurance Defense, Premises Liability, Liquor liability, General Liability, Premises
Liability, Homeowner and building owner litigation, Professional Liability, including Errors and
Omissions Defense ofInsurance Agents, Title Agents and other Professionals, Construction, Product
Liability, Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Litigation and Complex Commercial
Litigation.

 

      James F. Sposatojsposato@ritterchusid.com

Born Patchogue, New York; admitted to the New York Bar 1999; Appellate Division, Second Department and
all Supreme Courts of New York; admitted to the Florida Bar 2003; United States District Court, Northern, Middle
and Southern Districts of Florida; Education: Long Island University, C.W. Post (B.A., cum laude, with honors1996);
Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1999); Brooklyn Trial Lawyer’s Association.
CONCENTRATION: Civil Litigation, involving Insurance Defense, Premises Liability, Professional Liability, including
Errors and Omissions Defense of Insurance Agents and other Professionals, Labor Law, Products Liability,
Motor Vehicle and Construction Site Accidents, Construction and Construction Defect Claims, Subrogation,
Insurance, Liquor Liability, Contractual Claims and Environmental Litigation, including Mold and Asbestos.

 

          Gary Rosnergrosner@ritterchusid.com

Born New York, New York; admitted to Florida Bar 1998, admitted to New York Bar 1996.
Education: University of South Florida, Bachelor of Arts, Criminology in 1992, St. John's
University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1995. CONCENTRATION: Title/Real Estate Litigation,
Commercial/Corporate Litigation, Probate Litigation, HOA/Condo Law, Civil Litigation,
Insurance Defense, Homeowner and Building Owner Litigation, Environmental Litigation,
including Mold and Asbestos, Premises Liability, Product Liability and Personal Injury.

 

ASSOCIATES

 

 Carla M. Howard-Torreschoward@ritterchusid.com

Born Harlan, Kentucky; admitted to Florida Bar 2004; admitted to United States District Court,
Southern and Northern Districts of Florida, National Association of Women
in Construction, American Bar Association, Broward, Palm Beach and Dade County Bars.
Education: University of Kentucky, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1998; Louis D. Brandeis
School of Law, University of Louisville, Juris Doctorate, 2002. Concentration: Civil Litigation,
Insurance Defense, Construction Defect, Product Liability, Environmental Litigation, including Mold
and Asbestos, Motor Vehicle and Construction Site Accidents, Subrogation, Insurance Coverage
Litigation, Premises Liability, Personal Injury and Property Damage Litigation.

 

         Shawn Horwickshorwick@ritterchusid.com

Born New York, New York; admitted to the Florida Bar 1995; admitted to United States District Court,
Southern District of Florida and Middle District of Florida; Education: University of Florida (B.A. Magna
Cum Laude 1990) University of Florida College of Law (JD 1994): Member of Phi Beta Kappa.
CONCENTRATION: Appellate Litigation, Complex Commercial and Civil Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation,
Insurance Defense, Premises Liability, General Liability, Constructions Defects,
Professional Liability, including Errors and Omissions Defense of Insurance Agents, Title Agents
and other Professionals, Products Liability, and Insuranse Coverage Litigation.

 

Joshua W. Brankampjbrankamp@ritterchusid.com

Born St. Louis, Missouri; admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2004, admitted to The Florida Bar in 2006;
Education: Ohio State University (B.A., 2001), Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia (J.D., Cum Laude, 2004).
CONCENTRATION: Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense, Construction Defect, Construction Site Accidents, Professional Liability, Premises Liability,
Insurance Coverage Litigation, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Mass Tort Litigation and Property Damage Litigation.  Mr. Brankamp has been litigating for more than 10 years, including 4 years of defense at Liberty Mutual.

 

Eric Babbittebabbitt@ritterchusid.com

Born: Miami, Florida; admitted to Florida Bar 2014; admitted to New York Bar 2014;
Education: University of Florida (B.S., 2008); Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 2013);
CONCENTRATION: Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense, Construction Defect,

General Liability, Professional Liability, Premises Liability, Homeowner and Building Owner Litigation,
Title/Real Estate Litigation, and Product Liability.


Jordan Chusidjchusid@ritterchusid.com

Born: Cedarhurst, New York; admitted to Florida Bar 2016;
Education: University of Miami (Bachelor of Science in Education; Sports Administration 2011);

University of Miami (Master of Science in Education; Sports Administration 2013);
Nova Southeastern University School of Law (J.D., 2016).
CONCENTRATION: Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense, Defense of Catastrophic Personal Injury Litigation,
Professional Liability Litigation, Construction Defect Litigation, Probate Litigation, Sports Law,Wills/Trusts,
and Title/Real Estate Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation.

 

Evan Rosenbergerosenberg@ritterchusid.com

Born: Cherry Hill, New Jersey; admitted to Florida Bar 2010; Southern District of Florida, and United States Supreme Court;
Education: University of Central Florida (B.S. Summa Cum Laude, 2005), Florida International University College of Law (J.D. 2009)
Miscellaneous: Mr. Rosenberg began his career with the Law Offices of the Public Defender in Broward County.
There he handled all levels of criminal matters including criminal traffic, misdemeanor, and felony level offenses.
Since then, Mr. Rosenberg has developed a reputation for being a strong, diligent, litigator.
Since joining Ritter Chusid, Mr. Rosenberg has experience handling a wide array of cases from legal fields including
Business Litigation, Real Estate, Family Law, Corporate Law, among others. Mr. Rosenberg has extensive experience having
tried a number of both jury and non-jury trials. In his spare time, Mr. Rosenberg is a part time Adjunct Professor,
teaching both undergraduate and graduate level courses in the law.

 

Phillip LaStellaplastella@ritterchusid.com

Born: Queens, New York; Admitted to Florida Bar 2016.
Education: Florida State University (Bachelor of Science in Political Science 2012);

Florida International University College of Law (J.D., 2016).
CONCENTRATION: Title Insurance Litigation, Commercial/Corporate Litigation, Foreclosures,
Real Property Law, HOA/Condo Law, General Civil Litigation, Homeowner and Building Owner Litigation,
Landlord/Tenant law, Probate Litigation.

 

Jeff Glotzerjglotzer@ritterchusid.com

Born: Brooklyn, New York;
Admissions: Admitted to State Bars of Florida (1999); Colorado (1995); Hawaii (1992);

New York (1990); United States District Court, Southern District of Florida; United States District Court for the Southern District of New York;
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York;
United States District Court for the District of Colorado; United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.
Education: State University of New York at Binghamton (B.S. 1986); Hofstra University School of Law (J.D. 1989).
Concentration: Complex Commercial and Civil Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation, Insurance Defense, Premises Liability,
General Liability, Constructions Defects, Professional Liability, including Errors and Omissions Defense of Insurance Agents,
Title Agents and other Professionals, Products Liability, and Insurance Coverage Litigation.


OTHER OFFICES

We also have affiliated offices in New York, New York, Warren, N.J, Los Angeles,  California and London, England.