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Four Naples attorneys bolt from firm

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NAPLES — Four Naples attorneys with Roetzel & Andress LPA, including the firm's recently promoted partner in charge of associates, have left the practice to join FisherBroyles, a law firm with 20 offices nationwide.

The lawyers, part of eight Roetzel & Andress attorneys who left to join FisherBroyles, will remain in Naples, according to a release. The other four are from Ohio.

FisherBroyles, based in Atlanta and founded in 2002, bills itself as the first full-service, cloud-based law firm in the country in respect to its use of technology that brings down overhead. “We eliminated billing quotas because we believe they encourage inefficiency and conflicts between what the attorney wants and what the client needs,” the firm says on its website. “We do not employ inexperienced attorneys who require partner supervision and add an additional layer of fees.”

The former Naples-based Roetzel & Andress attorneys to join FisherBroyles are:
• Brian Dickerson, who handles complex litigation and regulatory matters and defends clients against government actions, administrative proceedings and parallel civil and criminal proceedings;
• Robert Menzies, a commercial litigator who represents clients in a wide range of industries, including real estate, construction, healthcare and financial services;
• Daniel Weidenbruch, a real estate attorney. That includes commercial and residential transactions, complex commercial loans, commercial and residential construction projects and the formation and structuring of corporate entities. Weidenbruch was named partner in charge of Roetzel & Andress associates in March;
• Robert Graziano, with a focus on complex litigation, including business, commercial, medical defense and product liability litigation.

FisherBroyles co-founder and Managing Partner Kevin Broyles says the new attorneys will aid international expansion plans for the firm. “By opening offices in Naples and Miami, we broaden our national presence, but more importantly, it increases our accessibility to clients in Latin America,” Broyles says in the statement.

FisherBroyles says it added 38 attorneys in 2014 and 20 other attorneys so far in 2015.

“We are very excited to join forces with FisherBroyles,” Dickerson says in the release. “The advantages offered by FisherBroyles' Law Firm 2.0 business model is a perfect fit for our group and allows us to deliver to clients our deep bench of legal abilities and services in a more efficient manner that is difficult to match anywhere else.”


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