Adam Hodkin / Managing Partner
Adam Hodkin is managing partner of Hodkin Stage Ward. His practice focuses on complex business litigation, with an emphasis on insurance, real estate, and contract litigation.
Prior to forming Hodkin Stage Ward, Mr. Hodkin served as principal managing partner/co-founder of Hodkin Law Group, P.A. and prior to that was the Regional Manager for Fidelity National Financial, a Fortune 500, publicly traded company, for all real estate related matters involving the company in California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. As the regional manager, Mr. Hodkin was the senior officer and head of Fidelity’s regional claims department, directing the claims handling activities (including coverage and litigation management) for Fidelity’s five underwriters (Chicago Title, Ticor Title, Fidelity National Title, Security Union Title, and Alamo Title). Mr. Hodkin’s responsibilities included supervising over 50 in-house counsel and all outside counsel in the region.
Before joining Fidelity, Mr. Hodkin was a litigation partner at Holland & Knight LLP, one of the country’s largest law firms, and then became a founding partner of his own dozen attorney firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There, he received international renown for managing teams of attorneys handling a variety of matters for domestic and international corporations, including complex trial and arbitration work involving multi-million dollar class actions, real estate disputes, corporate contract issues, stock purchases, corporate acquisitions, international commercial litigation simultaneously managed in multiple jurisdictions, privacy cases, banking and insurance fraud, breaches of contract, negligence, lender liability, and common law fraud.
Mr. Hodkin has advised clients in the purchase of over 42,000 acres of land valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars in Central Florida, and is helping to guide them through the process of developing the newest city in the State. Mr. Hodkin has represented some of the country’s largest financial institutions, and has litigated to favorable results cases where the amounts in dispute exceeded one billion dollars, including some involving certain of the country’s most well-known hotels, resorts, and cruise lines. He represented one of Florida’s largest law firms in an arbitration against Fannie Mae, and in litigation against other institutional lenders. Mr. Hodkin has advised numerous internet advertisers and marketers regarding FTC guidelines, compliance investigations, and enforcement actions. He has also represented internationally renowned franchisors, particularly within the food industry, ranging from their establishment, preparation of Uniform Franchise Offering Circulars, and enforcement of their post-franchise agreement rights.
In 2004 and 2005, Mr. Hodkin was named as one of South Florida’s “Best of the Bar” by the South Florida Business Journal, and in 2008 he was a finalist for the “Top Attorneys” award in Orange County, California. He has served as a director of the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, and recently served on the Florida Bar’s Client Security Trust Fund Committee after serving as the co-chair of the Broward County Bar Association’s Professional Responsibility Committee and as chair of the American Bar Association’s Trial Evidence Committee. Mr. Hodkin is a member of the Florida Bar, the Bar of the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, and the Bar of the United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit.
In 2011, and again in 2012, Mr. Hodkin was named by Florida Trend Magazine as one of Florida’s Legal Elite. The Legal Elite recognizes the top tier of attorneys practicing in Florida as chosen by their colleagues. Mr. Hodkin is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale Hubbell, that organization’s highest rating.
Mr. Hodkin was named to serve on The Florida Bar’s Clients’ Security Fund Committee for the 2012-2015 term. The Clients’ Security Fund Committee was created by The Florida Bar to help compensate persons who have suffered losses due to attorney misconduct.