Alofs is a graduate of Elmira College in Elmira, New York
(B.S., 1984). While there, Mr. Alofs received the Varsity
Soccer Teams Most Valuable Player Award as well as being
the recipient of Elmira College Four Year Letterman Award
for Soccer and Four Year Student Athlete Academic Award.
Mr. Alofs is also a graduate of Whittier College School
of Law in Los Angeles, California, (J.D., 1987), which
is now located in Costa Mesa, California.
Mr. Alofs began his
by accepting a Judicial
position with The Honorable Thomas W. O'Toole, Maricopa County
Court Judge, in Phoenix,
Arizona. After a two-year
and moving to South Florida, Mr. Alofs accepted a trial lawyer
position with Adams,
Coogler, Watson & Merkel, P.A. in West Palm Beach.
Adams, Coogler, et.al. was and is a very large and exclusive civil
trial practice specializing in the defense of insurance companies
and their insured’s for claims involving personal injury,
wrongful death, products liability, medical malpractice and insurance
litigation. This is where Mr. Alofs obtained much of his working
knowledge of how insurance companies and their defense attorneys
operate. After obtaining invaluable trial experience as an insurance
defense trial attorney, Mr. Alofs was approached with a job offer
by attorney, Robert Morel Montgomery who had been following his
career. Mr. Montgomery is one of the premiere Plaintiffs' personal
and wrongful death trial attorneys in the country, for whom Mr.
Alofs had previously worked as a law clerk while studying for
Bar exam. Mr. Alofs had the privilege of trying dozens of jury
trials while working with Mr. Montgomery, and after five years,
open his own law firm.
Alofs is Board Certified as a Specialist in Civil Trial Law,
Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Products Liability by the Florida
Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Additionally, the
nation's oldest independent lawyer rating publication, Martindale-Hubbell
Law Directory, since 1996 has awarded Mr. Alofs an "AV" rating,
which is the highest accolade attainable in the categories of
Legal Ability and Ethical Standards. Mr. Alofs is admitted to
in the United States Federal Court for the Southern and Middle
Districts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh
Circuit, as well as the United States Supreme Court. He is a
member of the Florida Bar, the Palm Beach County Bar Association,
Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association, the Association
of Trial Lawyers of America, the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers,
and the National Board of Trial Advocacy Board of Examiners.
In addition to his law practice, Mr. Alofs is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt training out of "The Armory" in
Jupiter, Florida. Mr. Alofs also holds a Fourth Degree Black Belt under the Dillman
Karate System in Ryu-Kyu Kempo Karate, a First Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon
Do, and a Black Belt in the Filipino Martial Arts of Kali, Arnis and Eskrima
under the Sayok Fighting Systems. He is also Certified as a Personal Defense
Readiness Instructor in the Blauer Tactical Confrontation Management System, which is used to train defensive tatics to law enforcement agencies and military personnel across the country.
Mr. Alofs makes his home in Jupiter, Florida with his
two children, Cash and Halle.