Andrew Needle is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar. Following graduation from Cornell University in 1974 and the University of Miami, cum laude, in 1977, he began practicing law with one of the premier personal injury and medical malpractice firms in Florida. Since then he has distinguished himself professionally both in and out of the courtroom as a trial lawyer, author, and lecturer.
He is a charter member of the Miami chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a trial lawyer organization dedicated to the preservation of the civil justice system and for which admission is solely by peer recognition and experience. Mr. Needle's courtroom victories include multi-million dollar verdicts in cases that have often pushed the outer boundaries of existing legal precedent. He is a former editorial consultant to Matthew Bender Law Books, and the author of "Post-Trial Motions” Florida Civil Trial Practice, Chapter 18, Thirteenth Edition as well as Inside The Minds- Representing Plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice Cases "Current Challenges in Handling Medical Malpractice Actions: Statutory Protections, Expenses, and Societal Misconceptions", Thomson Reuters/Asparatore 2012.
For six years he was a member of the Florida Bar's Board of Governors, which sets policy and discipline (under the auspices of the Florida Supreme Court), for all lawyers practicing in the state of Florida. Named as one of South Florida's Top Lawyers in medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death by the "South Florida Legal Guide," every year since its inception, he has been selected as a "Heavy Hitter" in healthcare law by the South Florida Business Journal, February 10, 2006, recognized in 2013 by Florida Trend Magazine as among Florida’s Legal Elite, and has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2007-2023 in the areas of Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury.