Robert E. Menje is Of Counsel at Marko & Magolnick, P.A. Mr. Menje regularly advises individuals and corporate clients on a wide range of litigation matters, arbitrations and appeals, including business and commercial litigation, contractual disputes, professional liability and malpractice, securities arbitration, community association litigation, subrogation, and fraud.
Mr. Menje was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2014. He began his legal career at a large insurance defense firm in downtown Miami where he handled hundreds of cases in the areas of professional liability, legal malpractice, securities and broker liability, breach of fiduciary duty, condominium and community association litigation, real estate disputes, employment and civil rights litigation, among others. Mr. Menje has attended hundreds of hearings, has taken countless depositions, has handled arbitrations with FINRA, AAA, and JAMS and administrative proceedings before the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR), the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR), the Miami-Dade Commission on Human Rights Board, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and has handled trials throughout Florida in both State and Federal Court.
In May 2018, Mr. Menje obtained a defense verdict in Federal Court in favor of his client, a commercial refrigerator manufacturer who had been sued by three insurance companies for subrogation. The damages had been stipulated at $2.25 million. In November 2018, Mr. Menje prevailed at the Second District Court of Appeal, which reversed an unfavorable judgment after a non-jury trial, and was remanded with directions for the trial court to enter an involuntary dismissal in favor of the client, a real estate attorney. In April 2019, Mr. Menje prevailed at the Third District Court of Appeal, which issued a Writ of Certiorari quashing an overbroad discovery order that would have violated the constitutional rights of the client, a law firm and its attorneys. Most recently, in May 2019, Mr. Menje prevailed at the Second District Court of Appeal, which affirmed summary judgment in favor of the client, a condominium association.
Mr. Menje was born and raised in New York City. He attended the State University of New York at Binghamton and New York Law School, graduating in 2009 and 2014, respectively. Prior to and during law school, he worked in finance and insurance for a broker-dealer firm in New York City. After law school, Mr. Menje did what tens of thousands of New Yorkers do every year – moved to Florida. In his free time, Mr. Menje enjoys water retrieving with his Labrador Retriever, Jeter, trap and skeet shooting, reading non-fiction history, and reading biographies of great (and some not so great) leaders. Mr. Menje is an active member of the Federalist Society and the Broward County Bar Association, and he frequently volunteers for Legal Aid Service of Broward County.
J.D., New York Law School
B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton
Admitted to Practice
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
United States District Court, District of Colorado