Located 23 miles north of Miami, Fort Lauderdale is the largest city in Broward County and serves as the county seat. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population on nearly 200,000 and it is one of the principle cities of the South Florida Metropolitan area, which has an estimated pollution of nearly 6 million. Fort Lauderdale is a major tourist destination for both U.S. and foreign travelers, with nearly 11 million visitors a year. Fort Lauderdale is often called the “Venice of America” due to its complex canal system. This feature makes Fort Lauderdale a major yachting and boating center with a worldwide reputation. The main tourist draw to Fort Lauderdale is its tropical climate and its vast beaches as well as shopping and entertainment districts such as Las Olas Boulevard. Fort Lauderdale is named after Major William Lauderdale, who commanded a series of forts built during the Second Seminole War.
In terms of the Courts and Judiciary, Fort Lauderdale is part of the 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida. The 17th Circuit is comprised of all the cities and municipalities in Broward County, including;Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Parkland, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Sunrise, Tamarac, West Park, and Weston. Although there are 3 “satellite” or “Regional” courthouses in Broward County outside of the city of Fort Lauderdale, the Main Broward County Judicial Center is the “Main” or “Downtown” Courthouse, located at 201 S.E. 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Most of the serious civil and criminal cases in Broward County are handled at this Main Judicial Complex in downtown Fort Lauderdale. All “circuit” civil matters as well as all felonies are handled at this location. Some misdemeanors (depending on where they occurred) and some “county” civil cases are heard at the regional courthouses.
The South Florida Personal Injury Law Practice of Berman & Tsombanakis LLC is located less than 3 blocks from the Main Judicial Complex in Broward County. Each Fort LauderdalePersonal Injury & Accident Attorney at Berman & Tsombanakis is extremely experienced at handling cases at the Main Judicial Complex in Broward County, having handled numerous injury cases such as automobile accidents, motor cycle accidents, bicycle accidents, boating accidents, victim of drunk driving accidents or injuries, truck accidents, wrongful deaths, slip and falls, dog bites, negligent security cases, and many other types of injury or negligence cases.