Neil D. Kodsi
Mr. Kodsi is a seasoned trial lawyer with over twenty-five (25) 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 patent infringement, employment discrimination, product liability, toxic tort, wrongful death, personal injury, breach of contract, bad faith, and first-party insurance claims.
Mr. Kodsi previously worked for large national and/or regional law firms, where he was one of the “go-to” trial lawyers for those firms for complex cases involving highly complicated expert testimony. Simply put, Mr. Kodsi is — first and foremost — a trial lawyer.
• AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
• Rated “Superb” by Avvo.com
• Recipient of The Florida Bar Foundation’s Paul Doyle Children Advocacy Award, 2013
• Recipient of The Most Effective Lawyer Award in the Class Action category by the Daily Business Review 2007
• Recipient of the 2006 William Reece Smith, Jr. Pro Bono Award
• Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Court Mediator in 2011
• “Top Ten Defense Verdict of 2002,” National Law Journal
• “Legal Issues for Families Dealing with Autism.” University of Miami Center for Autism Related Disabilities / Autism-U (March 21, 2013)
• “Winning the Battle of Experts: How the use of expert testimony saved the day for autistic children.” Broward County Hispanic Bar Association (December 13, 2012)
• KEYNOTE SPEAKER at the Annual Conference of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, “How Science and Medicine in the Courtroom Defeated AHCA’s Policy Denying Coverage For ABA.” (September 26, 2012)
• “Nanotechnology: Is it the Next Chinese Drywall or the Next Y2K?” at The Florida Defense Lawyer’s Association, Florida Liability Claims Conference (June 10, 2010)
• “How Lawyers Prepare Experts and Experts Prepare Lawyers,” The Dade County Defense Bar Association (April 18, 2007)
• “Confronting Experts Whose Opinions Are Neither Supported nor Directly Contradicted by Scientific Literature,” Trial Lawyers Forum, The Florida Bar Journal (June 2006)
Bar and Court Admissions
• North Carolina
• Florida State Courts
• Georgia State Courts
• North Carolina State Courts
• U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
• U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
• U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
• Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D., 1991)
• Order of the Barristers
• National Trial Team
• University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 1988)
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
We offer a full spectrum of dispute resolution services within each of our practice areas.
Our firm’s transactional practice offers a full range of contract and document services to help you reach your goals.
Our goal as outside general counsel is to add value for our clients by becoming an integral part of their team.