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Neil A. Ambekar

Partner

Neil A. Ambekar is a partner in the firm’s Workers’ Compensation practice group. He exclusively represents employers and carriers in workers’ compensation matters, including appeals and subrogation issues. He is board certified in Workers’ Compensation Law, and rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

Neil is the chair of the Orange County Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section, vice-chair of the Florida Bar’s Workers’ Compensation Rules Advisory Committee, a member of the Workers’ Compensation Section Executive Council. He is a member of the faculty and steering committee of the Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Forum, and the secretary of the Judge William Wieland Inn of Court.

Neil obtained a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Central Florida, and a Juris Doctor from Florida A&M University College of Law. Prior to and during law school, he worked as a paralegal for a statewide insurance defense firm handling workers’ compensation matters, and he has over 15 years of total experience in workers’ compensation matters.

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Admitted to Practice:

  • Florida, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2018

Education:

  • Florida A & M University College of Law, J.D. 2014
    • FAMU Law Review, Articles Editor
  • University of Central Florida, B.A. 2004

Professional Affiliations:

  • The Florida Bar, Workers’ Compensation Section, Executive Council; 2022-2024 term
  • The Florida Bar, Workers’ Compensation Rules Committee; Vice-Chair, 2022-2023 term
  • Orange County Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section; Chair, 2022-2023 term
  • Judge William Wieland American Inn of Court; Secretary, 2022-2024 term

Honors & Awards: 

  • Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation Law, 2021
  • AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2017-2022
  • InTouch Excellence Awards, Exceptional Defense Attorney 2018

Speaking Engagements:

  • Death & Dependency Benefits, presented at Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Forum in ChampionsGate, Florida (2022)
  • Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update, Orange County Bar Association webinar (2021)
  • COVID-19 & Florida Workers’ Compensation Law… Where Are We Now?, InTouch webinar (2020)
  • Exposure & Occupational Disease, 21st Annual Southeast Florida Workers’ Compensation Claims Conference of International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals in Sunrise, Florida (2019)
  • Compensability of Cancer Under Florida Workers’ Compensation Law, University of Miami Health Workers’ Compensation Symposium in Miami, Florida (2019)
  • Defending Traumatic Brain Injury Claims (presented with Eric Kaplan, M.D.,) North American Risk Services in Orlando, Florida (2018)
  • Effective Written Advocacy, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law in Orlando, Florida (2017)
  • Florida Workers’ Compensation: What an Employer Should Know, American Society of Safety Engineers (2017)

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Community Involvement:

  • Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, board member (2019-2022)
  • Orange County Teen Court, Judge (2017-2019)
  • American Moot Court Association, Southeastern Regional Moot Court Competition Judge (2014-2018, 2020)

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