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Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.

1715 Monroe Street
P.O. Box 280
Fort Myers, FL 33902
Phone: (239) 344-1100
Fax: (239) 344-1525

Michael J. Corso, Esq. (

Founded in 1924, Henderson Franklin is headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida, and has offices in Sanibel Island and Bonita Springs. We are proud of our role in the history of Southwest Florida, and in the formation of many of its communities and businesses. From two forward-thinking partners in 1924, Henderson Franklin has grown to be the largest locally based, full-service regional firm, serving the needs of our clients throughout Southwest Florida, with a focus on Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades Counties.

The Tort & Insurance Litigation attorneys at Henderson Franklin foster close and responsive working relationships with claims professionals. We take particular pride in our ability to assess the potential liability and damage exposure inherent in any given case, in matters involving many types of law.

The tort and insurance services provided by Henderson Franklin include those needed up through jury trial and appeal. Depending upon the dispute, our attorneys may engage in early negotiations or proceed immediately with pleadings and discovery.

We work closely with our clients to choose the course of action that will best serve their interests, goals and budget. We are equipped to undertake investigations for each case and determine the appropriate experts and other professionals which may be necessary to successfully bring the case to trial. Our litigators are noted for their in-depth case management and will work diligently to achieve a settlement. However, when needed, we have the experience and ability to try any case.

Henderson Franklin is focused on providing cost-effective solutions to our clients and encourages innovative alternatives to dispute resolution. In fact, we have more formally trained mediators than any other firm in Southwest Florida, and our attorneys regularly participate as panel members or as advocates in court-sponsored and private arbitration and mediation forums. As part of our continuing effort to maintain personal contact and keep our clients up-to-date on changes in the legal environment, we provide in-house training seminars on recent developments in the law.

We represent the insureds of more than 100 national and international liability insurance companies. Many of our clients have used Henderson Franklin for decades. We also represent an increasing number of self-insured funds. Our clients also include employers, healthcare institutions, product manufacturers, government entities, municipalities, airlines and railroads.