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Neil David Kodsi

Neil David Kodsi

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Personal Injury, Intellectual Property

About Me

Mr. Kodsi is a seasoned trial lawyer with over twenty (20) years of jury trial experience. Mr. Kodsi has tried numerous cases to verdict in both federal and state court. Additionally, he has successfully tried cases involving many different theories of liability, including breach of contract, bad faith, first-party insurance, patent infringement, employment discrimination, product liability, toxic tort, wrongful death, and personal injury.

Mr. Kodsi’s skills as a trial lawyer have been recognized nationally and locally. He has received public recognition for his skills as a trial advocate in a wide array of cases, ranging from representation of Fortune 100 corporations in high-profile complex wrongful death cases to serving as pro-bono trial counsel representing thousands of Florida Citizens seeking Medicare coverage.

Recently, in March 2012, Mr. Kodsi served as pro bono litigation counsel for a group of autistic children seeking to defeat a State Government Policy that was denying coverage for behavioral therapy for the more than 8,500 autistic children in Florida covered by Medicaid. After a four-day trial in front of U.S. District Court Judge Joan Lenard, Mr. Kodsi and his co-counsel obtained an Order requiring the State of Florida to provide this treatment for all autistic children in Florida covered by Medicaid. In her Order, Judge Lenard referred to this case as one of the most important cases she has heard in her sixteen years on the bench.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Employment & Labor: 75%
    24 years
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    24 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 10%
    11 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350-400/hour), Contingent (30-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Neil. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Scott M. Behren

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Scott Behren Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

The Law Offices of Neil D. Kodsi

2 S. University Drive, Suite 315
Plantation, FL, 33324

17071 West Dixie Highway
North Miami Beach, FL, 331360

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200508/12/2015
NCActive199607/05/2015
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199108/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Most Effective Lawyer - Class ActionsDaily Business Review of South Florida2007
William Reece Smith, Jr. Special Services to Pro Bono AwardCarlton Fields2006
Top Ten Defense Verdict of 2002National Law Journal2002
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2001

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing MemberAlderman and Kodsi2011 - 2012
ShareholderCarlton Fields2005 - 2011
Adjunct Professor of Law (Pre-trial practice)Wake Forest University School Of Law2004 - 2004
ShareholderWomble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice1996 - 2005
AssociateConstangy, Brooks & Smith, LLC1991 - 1995

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Rotary Club - Miami ShoresPresident2013 - Present
Miami Shores Bar AssociationPast President2011 - 2012
Florida BarMember2005 - Present
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyMember1999 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1991 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Trial Lawyers Forum, The Florida Bar JournalConfronting Experts Whose Opinions Are Neither Supported nor Directly Contradicted by Scientific Literature2006

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1988

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Florida Regional Trial Program sponsored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)Trial Skills2013
Autisim-U / UM CARDLegal Issues for Families with Autistic Children2013
KEYNOTE ADDRESS at the Annual Conference of the Florida Association for Behavior AnalysisHow Science And Medicine In The Courtroom Defeated AHCA's Policy Denying Coverage For ABA2012
Florida Regional Trial Program sponsored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)Trial Skills2012
Broward County Hispanic Bar AssociationWinning the Battle of Experts: How the use of expert testimony saved the day for autistic children2012
Florida Regional Trial Program sponsored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)Trial Skills2011
The Florida Defense Lawyer’s Association, Florida Liability Claims ConferenceNanotechnology: Is it the Next Chinese Drywall or the Next Y2K?2010
Florida Regional Trial Program sponsored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)Trial Skills2009
Florida Regional Trial Program sponsored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)Deposition Skills2008
Florida Regional Trial Program sponsored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)Trial Skills2008
The Dade County Defense Bar AssociationHow Lawyers Prepare Experts and Experts Prepare Lawyers2007