Neil D. Kodsi (Managing Shareholder)
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Mr. Kodsi is a seasoned trial lawyer with more than 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 breach of contract, bad faith, first-party insurance, patent infringement, employment discrimination, product liability, toxic tort, wrongful death, and personal injury.
Prior to forming his own firm, The Law Offices of Neil D. Kodsi, Mr. Kodsi 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.
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.
Most recently, in March 2012, Neil served as pro bono litigation counsel for a group of autistic children seeking to defeat another Florida State Policy — one 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. This case also has received substantial national media attention.
Some other significant cases that Mr. Kodsi has tried include the following:
Circuitronix, LLC v. Kapoor, Federal District Court, Miami, May 2017 (Successfully defended former Chief Executive Officer of Multi-million dollar corporation in lawsuit alleging breach of non-solicitation and non-compete agreements)
L.M.P. v. The School Board of Broward County, Federal District Court, West Palm Beach, January 2016 (Lawsuit brought on behalf of autistic children in Broward County Schools to secure appropriate educational programs pursuant to the Federal Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act)
Hurricane Shooters, LLC v. EMI Yoshi, Inc., Federal District Court, Tampa, November 2011 (Patent Infringement lawsuit seeking over $1.2 million in damages)
Bray and Gillespie v. Lexington Insurance Company, Federal District Court, Ft. Meyers, March 2010 (First party insurance claim brought by Daytona Beach developers seeking over $200 million for damages to seven hotels allegedly caused by Hurricane Jeanne.)
Menchini v. R.J. Reynolds, Circuit Court, Miami, November 2007 (Wrongful Death case brought by mother of a 50 year old flight attendant seeking damages from the tobacco industry for her daughter allegedly developing lung cancer as a result of her exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke in the airline cabin.)
Anderson v. Attwood Marine, Circuit Court, West Palm Beach October 2007 (Complex product liability case involving claims in excess of $2.5 million based on a recreational boating accident.)