Ramón A. Abadin is the immediate past president of the Florida Bar Association and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. An active trial lawyer who has tried more than 30 cases to verdict, Mr. Abadin focuses on complex commercial and tort matters, including class actions that frequently involve significant insurance components. Mr. Abadin has tried cases in both state and federal courts in Florida, where he has represented some of the world’s largest multinational corporations and insurance companies facing claims on Florida-specific statutes, including the state’s Deceptive and Unfair Practices Act.
Mr. Abadin’s notable achievements include:
Affiliations, Activities and Accomplishments
In addition to his successes advocating on behalf of clients, Mr. Abadin is among the most prominent members of the greater Miami and state of Florida legal communities. He is the immediate past president of the Florida Bar Association, having served as president from June 2015 to June 2016. With more than 100,000 members, the Florida Bar is the second largest mandatory bar association in the United States. Mr. Abadin is a frequent speaker before many of Florida’s most influential business, bench and bar organizations and frequently presents on how technology is changing the practice of law. Mr. Abadin recently presented to be the Florida Bar’s Section of General and Solo Practitioners on the subject of Data Privacy.
A native of Cuba, Mr. Abadin is also past president of the Cuban American Bar Association. He is a native Spanish speaker and is conversational in Portuguese.
Mr. Abadin is among the less than one percent of Florida attorneys invited to be a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a member of the Florida Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and the International Association of Defense Counsel.
Mr. Abadin also serves or has served on a number of distinguished committees that continue to shape the legal landscape in Florida. For example, Mr. Abadin served on the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, where he was one of only 15 members appointed to evaluate all prospective nominees to the federal bench in the 11th Circuit (Florida, Georgia and Alabama) and nationally. He also served on and was chairman of the Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission. Mr. Abadin has served on the City of Miami’s City Attorney Selection Committee, recommending to the City Commission and ranking the top five candidates for the city attorney position. In addition, he is a member of the Florida Supreme Court’s Commission on Access to Civil Justice and was recently appointed to serve on the Court’s Long Range Strategic Planning Workgroup.
Mr. Abadin is certified “AV” by the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating system and has received numerous awards, including the prestigious G. Kirk Haas Award from the Florida Bar, which is awarded annually to just one attorney in Florida. He has also been recognized by the Haitian Lawyers Association with that group’s Significant Contribution Award, and has received the Passing on Leadership Award from the Cuban American Bar Association.