Our Team

We're here to listen, identify your needs, and then execute them fully.

Jay J. Dermer, Esq.

Founder & Chief Counsel

Mr. Jay Dermer is a dedicated and seasoned attorney with nearly a decade of fiercely advocating for his clients’ rights. His legal journey began as a public defender, representing individuals without the means to hire legal representation. Later, as a prosecutor for Palm Beach County, he tirelessly fought to safeguard our community. 

Mr. Dermer is a one-of-a-kind trial attorney in his style and creativity who has over 50 jury trials to date. 

Mr. Dermer’s diverse legal background uniquely positions him as a highly qualified personal injury attorney who doesn’t shy away from pursuing justice or taking opposing counsel to trial. 

He further refined his skills at a Miami-based, over 60-year-old personal injury law firm, where he served as the Managing Partner for Broward County before establishing Dermer Law Firm. It was during his tenure in this role that Mr. Dermer identified gaps in the personal injury sector, prompting him to establish Dermer Law Firm. His belief is that clients deserve honest, respectful, empowering, and dedicated counsel during their most vulnerable moments.

On a more personal note, Jay is a Miami Beach native and a third-generation South Florida lawyer. His upbringing, steeped in the legal profession, gives him a deep understanding of what it means to truly counsel clients. When he’s not passionately advocating for his clients, you’ll find him spending quality time with his family, reading a good book, or pursuing his love of fly fishing.

Maxwell Shrem, Esq.

Maxwell Shrem, Esq.

Litigation Attorney

Prior to joining Dermer Law Firm, Mr. Shrem worked at an insurance defense firm, primarily handling auto-insurance matters. While attending the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Mr. Shrem held executive positions in multiple organizations, including the Jewish Law Students Association and the Entertainment and Sports Law Society. Additionally, during his time in law school, Mr. Shrem served as an intern at the Fourth District Court of Appeals under the Honorable Mark W. Klingensmith. Prior to law school, Mr. Shrem attended Florida Gulf Coast University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. His diverse background and commitment to excellence make him an invaluable asset to our team.


Jenifer Alberto

Director & Paralegal

Jenifer is ready and able to assist you from the beginning of the case to the end including assisting in any litigation matters. A great multitasker, some would say a “Jen-of-All Trades”! She is fluent in Spanish.


Anna Lisa

Case Manager & Paralegal

Anna is the Litigation Paralegal for you. She brings empathy, compassion, and all around positive energy to helping you on your healing journey. From the beginning of treatment to the end of litigation she remains committed to you and your cause. 

Heres the Proof

Results by Jay J. Dermer, Esq.

Each case presents it’s own unique facts and circumstances.