Our Firm – Lawers & Associates
South Florida Attorneys – Bechert & Associates is dedicated to professional excellence, practicing law with integrity and high ethical standards, ambition and superior client service.
We are a full-service law firm that thrives on providing superior legal representation for individuals and businesses alike. Through our experience and skill, it is our mission to obtain results for our clients.
We represent individuals in serious automobile, motorcycle, boating, scooter, and personal injury matters. We also represent many clients for immigration, divorce, family law, criminal, and homeowner’s claims. Additionally, we have been fortunate to represent many South Florida businesses involved in commercial litigation. Our legal skills have also been entrusted to represent one of the largest property insurance carriers in South Florida.
Our firm has the knowledge, experience, resources, and technology needed to successfully represent clients in a wide variety of cases. We are organized into small, dedicated teams to enable us to give your case the attention it deserves.
We believe that the practice of law is a profession, not a business. In addition, because we believe that in certain cases, lawyers should not get paid unless their clients win, our firm offers clients the opportunity to have certain cases handled on a contingency fee basis. Our goal is to utilize our lawyers experience, skill and dedication obtain the best possible results for each of our clients.
We accomplish this goal by providing our clients with all of the attributes and expertise of a large law firm with all of the benefits of a small firm. Bechert & Associates is located in Pompano Beach, Florida where we provide quality legal assistance in all State and Federal courts.
Charles H. Bechert is an experienced trial attorney who dedicates his practice to representing people at some of the most difficult times of their lives. Mr. Bechert was raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. After graduating from Saint Thomas University, he attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School and was admitted to the practice of Law in the State of Florida in 1993.
Mr. Bechert began his career working for the State of Florida Child Support Enforcement Division collecting unpaid child support and family law matters. He then took a position with the Broward County State Attorney’s Office. After trying numerous jury trials he went on to work at a large state-wide litigation firm as defense counsel for Allstate Insurance Co. as well as several small carriers. He has represented the state’s largest homeowners insurance company, but represents the homeowners in these types of actions as well.
After opening his own practice in 1999, he concentrates his areas of practice on Homeowner Claims, Personal Injury, Immigration, Divorce / Family law, Paternity, Criminal Defense and Wills and Trust. If you have a legal problem, Mr. Bechert will sit down with you one on one and help you figure out a plan of action to help you resolve it.
In addition he has held a position as an Adjunct Professor at Broward College where he taught Business Law.
Mr. Bechert is a memeber of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice in the United States Federal Court for the Middle District of Florida, Southern District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th District. Mr. Bechert is a member of the Broward County Bar Association and is a Certified Circuit and Family Court Mediator.
Lawrence “Larry” Rosenbaum has been working in civil litigation law firms since the mid 1990’s, and has a wealth of litigation experience. In addition to his role as Paralegal, he oversees the Property Damage Claims, Construction Law, Wills/Trusts and Probate, and Insurance departments.
Upon graduation from Florida Atlantic University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a minor in Marketing, Mr. Rosenbaum became a Branch Manager for Great Western Financial Services and later a Collections Supervisor for Barnett Bank.
After obtaining a post graduate degree in Paralegal Studies from Rollins College in 1993 he began his career in the legal field. Larry has worked for several large Fort Lauderdale Insurance Defense law firms and has experience in all facets of legal assistant, paralegal and office management. Having 20 years of experience in Insurance Defense, Larry has a valuable perspective to provide our clients with property damage claims and other personal services.
In his free time, Larry is an amateur musician playing several instruments including guitar, trumpet, ukulele, and bass. He also enjoys traveling, going to concerts and spending time with his family and friends.
Laura Fonseca is an experienced paralegal whose areas of concentration are immigration and insurance defense.
After graduating from high school in Boca Raton, FL, Ms. Fonseca attended FEAD University in Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, where she graduated in 2011 with her J.D. equivalent and became an attorney in Brazil. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Fonseca returned to the United States and began attending University of Miami School of Law. She earned her LL.M. (Master of Law) in U.S. and Transnational Law for Foreign Lawyers from the University of Miami in 2014. Ms. Fonseca is currently preparing to take the New York Bar Exam which will allow her to practice law in the United States Federal Court and Immigration Court.
Ms. Fonseca’s knowledge, education and experience have made her an asset to the Bechert & Associates, PA team.
In her spare time, Ms. Fonseca enjoys traveling and spending time with her family, including her son, Anthony.