Neil Ambekar is an associate in the firm’s Orlando office. His primary practice areas include representation of employer/carriers in workers’ compensation claims, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act claims, workers’ compensation appeals, and in subrogation matters. He is admitted to practice in all Florida courts. He is a member of the Workers’ Compensation Rules Advisory Committee of The Florida Bar, as well as the Florida Bar Labor & Employment Section Law School Committee. He is also a member of the Judge William Wieland American Inn of Court. He has received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent rating for legal acumen and ethical standards.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Ambekar worked as a paralegal and law clerk in the workers’ compensation division of a statewide insurance defense firm. He has more than 10 years of experience in Florida workers’ compensation defense litigation. His published work includes articles on workers’ compensation and tort immunity matters. He regularly lectures on workers’ compensation matters for adjusters and employers, and provides workers’ compensation compliance audits for employers in areas such as the Florida Drug-Free Workplace Act. His workers’ compensation practice has included some of the more complex areas of Florida workers’ compensation law, such as trucking claims and first responder cases brought under the Heart/Lung Bill.
Mr. Ambekar obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Central Florida, where he served as risk management director for two student organizations. Mr. Ambekar earned his Juris Doctor degree from Florida A & M University College of Law in Orlando, Florida. While at FAMU College of Law, he served as the Articles Editor for the Florida A & M University Law Review, and as a Student Bar Association committee chair, and helped to found the Marshall-Bell Law Society.
Mr. Ambekar was born in Yeovil, England, and has resided in Central Florida since 1996.