In Loving Memory

Edwin “Ted” Mortell, III

Stuart Florida Office

Ted Mortell  was the managing  shareholder of  Peterson  Bernard’s  Stuart office.  Mr. Mortell’s primary practice  areas  included medical  malpractice claims, Wrongful Death claims, multiple claimant short limit cases, architect and engineer liability, real estate broker and agent malpractice, motor vehicle liability, premises liability and  toxic tort claims.  Mr. Mortell also handles directors'/officers' liability and employment law matters.  Mr. Mortell was awarded the prestigious AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

A leader in the  rapidly growing  community  of  Martin County, Mr. Mortell was the past President of the Martin  County  Bar Association  and was an active participant in many issues of concern to the local civic and  business  areas.  His  involvement  as  a  member  of   the  Board of Directors for the Pine School   provided direction and leadership to  this  institution  enabling  them  to  continue  delivering  quality educational experiences to its students.


State/Court Admissions

  •  Florida Bar, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1999


  • B.A. in Economics, Southern Methodist University, 1986
  • J.D., Nova Southeastern University, 1989


  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Martin County Bar Association
  • President, Martin County Bar Association, 2004-2005
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates