Robert Fenstersheib, a well-known South Florida personal injury lawyer, was shot dead by his son, Michael, in Hollywood, Florida, on September 9. He was 66 years old. The incident has been referred to as isolated by local police with no further threat to the community involved.
Fenstersheib’s death was confirmed in a Facebook post from private investigation firm CTK Investigations. A post on the firm’s Facebook page referred to Fenstersheib as one of their “biggest clients.”
WSVN reports that two people were killed in the shooting and another was wounded. A family spokesperson later said, via WSVN, that Fenstersheib was shot dead by his son, Michael. The other wounded person was Fenstersheib’s girlfriend Hong Pen. Michael Fenstersheib then took his own life by turning the gun on himself. The family spokesperson said that Michael Fenstersheib suffered from mental health and addiction issues during his life.
The station’s report says that the shooting took place along the 3200 block of southwest 49th Street around 9:40 a.m. on September 9.
WPLG reports that the shooting occurred inside of a gated community named Oakridge in Hollywood. The WPLG report said that the wounded woman underwent surgery.
Robert Fenstersheib ‘Gave Back to His Community in Many Ways’
According to Fenstersheib’s law firm’s website, he had nine offices across Florida. The law firm’s main office is located in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Hallandale Beach’s Vice Mayor Sabrina Javellana tweeted about Fenstersheib’s death saying, “This is absolutely awful news. Robert Fenstersheib’s law office is located in Hallandale Beach and he often gave back to our community in many ways. My thoughts are with his loved ones.”
Fenstersheib’s profile on his law firm’s website says that he got his bachelor’s degree in business at the University of Florida and graduated from law school at Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. Fenstersheib was a member of the Florida Bar Association and the South Broward County Bar Association. Fenstersheib was active in the Police Athletic League in Hallandale and Hollywood.
Fenstersheib’s website shows that his firm specializes in personal injury cases, slip and fall accidents, nursing home neglect, workers’ compensation, vaping lawsuits and dangerous medical devices, among other instances.
One of Fenstersheib’s paralegals, Alexandra Arguello, told ABC Miami, “One thing that he really made sure he did was he let his clients know he was there for them. I feel for his kids. I feel for his employees, his friends. It’s just something that you don’t ever think is going to happen to someone you know.”
Robert Fenstersheib’s Other Son, David, Is Listed as a Lawyer on His Firm’s Website
Fenstersheib’s son, David Fenstersheib, is listed as one of the lawyers on his father’s website. David Fenstersheib, 32, is a 2012 graduate of the University of Florida and a 2016 graduate of Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law School. David Fenstersheib was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2016. Posts on David Fenstersheib’s Facebook page show that he is active in animal adoption.
Fenstersheib’s daughter, Stephanie Fenstersheib-Lariosa, is also listed as a lawyer on his company’s website. Fenstersheib-Lariosa is a University of Florida graduate and attained her law degree at the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center in 2011. Since 2016, Fenstersheib-Lariosa has been a member of the Animal Law Committee.