Hello, my name is Karl W. Labertew, and I’m honored you have taken the time to review my bio. While not a native Floridian (I was raised in the mountains of Colorado), Central Florida has always been special to me. After an absence of nearly thirty years, I’ve returned to serve the people of this area. I’ve spent a lifetime serving others and I look forward to serving you.
My passion for service began with a career in the armed forces, serving proudly and with distinction in the United States Navy. While in the Navy, I was a mechanical operator in nuclear power plants, as well an air conditioning specialist and engineering instructor. While on shore duty after nearly nine years at sea, and working as an engineering instructor, I attended the University of Rhode Island, earning my bachelor’s degree in two years. I was selected for Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida, which is where I met my wife, and where the desire to attend law school came to fruition. I attended Loyola University New Orleans, and upon completing my degree, came back to Pensacola to serve those who most needed my help. In working with my clients I came to realize that not everyone gets a fair shake in life and in our justice system, and I made it my calling to zealously help those people I was given the honor of representing.
In 2010 I went to work for a large insurance defense firm and learned first-hand how insurance companies work to protect themselves and not those hurt by the actions of others. I’ve handled hundreds of cases, from auto accidents and slip-and-falls to wrongful death claims. Throughout the process, I learned how insurance companies defend these suits, up to and through the trial process. I have earned the Martindale-Hubbell® esteemed “AV Preeminent” rating, which recognizes lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability.
Coming to work for a great firm such as Dan Newlin & Partners has given me the opportunity to take all of my years of trial experience and knowledge, and put it to work for those people who need it most. When you need an advocate, I will always be on your side. Each of my cases is important to me, because you are important to me. I’m always available to answer questions and explain all aspects of your case. My goal is to ensure your experience with me and our firm is a positive one, and I won’t rest until that happens. If you are in need of legal help from an accident, Injury or wrongful death I would be honored to personally help you.