Meet The Team


Steven M. Katzman

Founding Partner

Chair, Complex Commercial Litigation

Steven M. Katzman – Mr. Katzman’s practice focuses on complex commercial, business, corporate and partnership litigation. It also includes substantial work in the areas of arbitration, professional malpractice, securities litigation, probate litigation and family law. Loyalty and commitment are very important to him, as evidenced by his decision to co-found the firm with his best friend , Jay Wasserman.
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Jay Wasserman

Founding partner

Chair, Personal Injury

Jay M. Wasserman – Mr. Wasserman’s practice specializes in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Mr. Wasserman has been practicing law for more than 30 years. He has dedicated his career to representing those injured due to the negligence of others. Great consideration is placed upon the significant impact that these injuries have on both the injured and their families.
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Of Counsel

Over the past 40 years, Bob has successfully represented numerous plaintiffs and defendants in high-dollar litigation. For example, on the plaintiff's side, Bob obtained a jury verdict in excess of $50 million in a federal case.  On the defense side, Bob represented a big-four accounting firm in the successful defense of a $500 million claim. Since 2004, Bob has been recognized by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America.

Charles J. Bennardini

Charles J. Bennardini


Charles J. Bennardini – Mr. Bennardini concentrates his practice in the areas of complex commercial and business litigation, securities litigation and arbitration, professional malpractice and legal ethics, and adversarial probate litigation. After retiring from the United States Coast Guard as a law specialist in 1997, he practiced with the firm of Tew Cardinas until the founding of Katzman Wasserman Bennardini & Rubinstein, P.A.


Craig A. Rubinstein


Craig A. Rubinstein – A member of American Mensa, Craig Rubinstein received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, cum laude, from Brandeis University. While a student at Boston University School of Law, from which he received his Juris Doctor degree, in addition to being a member of the Kaufman Securities Law Moot Court Team, he authored “Excessive Mutual Fund Advisory Fees", which was published in the Annual Review of Banking Law.
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Ms. Bardunias represents national and local clients in complex business litigation in Florida's federal and state courts, as well as in arbitration. Representative matters include the successful defense of a Big Four accounting firm in a $500 million auditing malpractice arbitration; the successful prosecution of national construction and engineering firm's multiple-contract disputes. Helaina concentrates her practice on complex commercial litigation including breach of contract and partner and shareholder disputes.


Jason R. Katzman


Jason R. Katzman joined Katzman, Wasserman, Bennardini & Rubinstein, P.A. as an associate in 2020. He concentrates his practice on complex commercial and corporate litigation, contract disputes, and professional malpractice. His experience includes pursuing and resolving claims that have sought damages as high as two-hundred and fifty million dollars.

Contingency Fee Representation

The majority of our cases on behalf of clients filing lawsuits or arbitration claims now involve at least a partial contingency fee relationship in order to reduce the client’s out-of-pocket obligations, while at the same time creating a win-win opportunity for both client and his or her lawyer.

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