Maurice Berkowitz has been a vital force in the legal community for over 50 years, dedicating his life and his prodigious talents to serve the cause of justice. A Brooklyn native, Mr. Berkowitz attended Long Island University and went on to postgraduate work at Brooklyn Law School, graduating in 1958. His work with the Queens County District Attorney’s Office between 1960 and 1962 prepared him for a rich, rewarding career in private practice, trying a wide variety of cases as a general practice lawyer.
A member of the Queens Bar Association, Mr. Berkowitz also serves on the Committee of Unlawful Practices and the Committee of Professional Ethics. He is a member of the Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association and the Brandeis Association. Mr. Berkowitz has advocated passionately for the disadvantaged as a member of The Panel for Indigent Defendants of the City of New York for the County of Queens, Kings and Richmond. His civic-minded commitment to the poor also drew him to the Legal Aid Society, where he served on the Board of Trustees. He is licensed to practice law in the states of New York and Florida.
Mr. Berkowitz’s interests and talents have led him to the highest echelons of power and to act as custodian for the most mundane, yet essential, aspects of societal maintenance. He has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and has acted as Hearing Examiner for New York City’s Parking Violations Bureau. He is a former Legislative Aid for the New York State Assembly. In Florida, he is a member of the Sunrise chapter of the B’nai B’rith lodge and was made Secretary of the Broward County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association. He is also a member of the Jacaranda Citizen’s Council.
A happily married military veteran, Maurice Berkowitz’s extensive experience, wide range of contacts and unblemished reputation for excellence have earned him the highest degrees of respect. He is a trusted, much sought-after name in Fort Lauderdale and throughout Florida.