Nathan Avrunin has been practicing law since 1998. He began his career at the Office of the State Attorney, 17th Judicial Circuit as the Assistant State Attorney. Mr. Avrunin spent more than seven years as a prosecutor and became the Lead Felony Prosecutor. He represented a multitude of clients covering cases such as sexual battery, stalking, child abuse, and DUIs during his four years spent working in the sexual battery and child abuse unit.
Mr. Avrunin also took on the responsibility of being a lecturer for the Prosecutor DUI School.
By the end of his time at the Office of the State Attorney, Mr. Avrunin had been promoted to a Supervisor in County Court and had gained the responsibility of supervising new attorneys. He focused mainly on recidivist DUI offenders and high profile cases – often involving celebrities.
Following his seven years at the Office of the State Attorney, Mr. Avrunin served on the Trial Division for the In-house Counsel of the United Automobile Insurance Company from 2005-2006. Amidst transitioning, he partnered with Emilio R. Stillo, a former colleague at the State Attorney’s Office, and formed a Private Law Firm, South Florida Trial Lawyers, specializing in Personal Injury Protection litigation.
Mr. Avrunin and his partner are experienced in Civil Litigation and Criminal Defense. Their practice offers legal services under both categories. Civil Litigation covers automobile accidents, slip and fall, hurricane claims, negligent security, and more. Criminal Defense covers DUIs, driving offenses, traffic tickets and more.
Nathan Avrunin’s educational foundation stems from some highly acclaimed institutions. He attended Syracuse University where he graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in 1991 with a major in Political Science and a minor in English Literature. Mr. Avrunin kept his ambition high by staying active in several University organizations, such as the marching band and the national fraternity Theta Chi.
In 1992, he went on to be an Investigator/Community Worker in the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, New York. NDS opened in 1990 and moved forward to better the community through a holistic public defense practice. Clients are represented by a team that can include criminal attorneys, social workers, investigators, interns, and pro bono attorneys.
As a community worker Mr. Avrunin participated in community events helping address any questions residents’ had in regards to the criminal justice system. With the help of other community organizations, Community Workers hosted education workshops to answer and ease any concerns residents had and further educate and prepare them to deal with justice system.
After helping change lives in his community, Mr. Avrunin decided it was time to obtain his Juris Doctorate degree. Making his way to South Florida, he attended Nova Southeastern University Law School. In 1997, he proudly crossed the stage graduating with honors -cum laude. Today Mr. Avrunin practices Personal Injury Protection Law in Florida and is also licensed to practice law in Maryland.
With a full undergrad workload, Nathan Avrunin still found time to be actively involved on campus. Being passionate about music, he was a dedicated member of Pride of the Orange, the Syracuse University Marching Band. The band put on incredible half time shows and helped cheer on the Syracuse Orange football team.
Mr. Avrunin continued to expand his involvement in marching band by joining the Eta Phi Chapterof Kappa Kappa Psi. Kappa Kappa Psi is a fraternal organization that encourages and aims to benefit and grow its members through their dedicated service to band. They uphold high expectations for education and provide leadership opportunities.
Mr. Avrunin was President of his chapter from 1989 to 1990. He also represented Eta Phi by serving as the District Vice President from 1989-1990. As the District VP it was his main responsibility to work hand in hand with the President and be the main contact between Colonies and the District. If any Vice President of Membership had any questions or concerns, Mr. Avrunin took care of the issue or directed them in the right direction.
Mr. Avrunin proudly entertained his campus by also being a member of the Chimemasters. To this day, the group is mostly comprised of volunteer music majors who take turns ringing Crouse College’s bells. A couple of times a day, members take turns climbing up a 70-foot ladder to play songs to ring throughout campus for the enjoyment of the student body. The music ranges from children’s tunes to the fight song to top 40 pop hits.
Nova Southeastern Law School
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center is a private school founded in 1974. It was named after Shepard Broad who founded Broad and Cassel in Miami Beach in 1946. Broad also dabbled in philanthropic work and created an underground infrastructure to fundraise funds for Israel and help Holocaust survivors.
In 1997 Nathan Avrunin graduated cum laude from Nova Southeastern University Law School with his Juris Doctorate degree. Making his studies his main priority, he graduated not only with honors, but in the top 5% of his class. Mr. Avrunin also received the Book Award for having the highest grade for Administrative Law.
Serving on the Board of Editors of Nova’s Law Review, Mr. Avrunin contributed to the publishing of outstanding and timely commentary provided by local judges, legal practitioners, law professors, and students. Nova Law Review is published triannually – every October, November, and March. Being on the Board of Editors also gave Mr. Avrunin an advantage in preparation for his career. The process of compiling and writing content for the Law Review helped him learn the skill of legal research and analysis, all which has helped catapult his successful career. Each member is required to contribute a piece to each issue as well as work as a team to produce the final product.
Mr. Avrunin also had the opportunity to participate in a Disability Law Fellowship while attending Nova. The full time fellowship provided firsthand experience at a law firm while being supervised and guided by the staff. To qualify for a fellowship, students have to be in good standing with their law school. Mr. Avrunin’s passion, background, personal story, commitment and academic achievements were all reviewed as some of the qualifications that make up the selection criteria.
Theta Chi Fraternity
Apart from his musical commitments, Nathan Avrunin was also a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity. Theta Chi is nationally recognized as one of the oldest men’s fraternities in North America. It was founded by Frederick Norton Freeman and Arthur Chase on April 10, 1856. The founding school was Norwich University in Norwich Vermont.
Theta Chi’s colors are military red and white with a matching red carnation as the official flower. Currently, Theta Chi has 129 active chapters in North America and 164,000 members since its installation.
Although the organization does not have a designated philanthropy, they encourage members to contribute to philanthropies such as The Starlight Children’s Foundationand the Kyle Charvat Foundation. The former aims to improve the life and health of kids around the world and the latter provides financial assistance to young adults battling cancer.
Mr. Avrunin was the 742nd member inducted into Syracuse University’s Theta Chi’s chapter. Through his commitment to his brothers, he learned the importance of contributing to his community and has continued to contribute to society, helping better the lives of those around him.