Neil Ambekar is a partner in the firm’s Orlando office. His primary practice areas include representation of employer/carriers in workers’ compensation claims, including appeals and subrogation matters. He is admitted to practice in all Florida courts. His practice has included some of the more complex areas of workers’ compensation law, such as trucking claims and first responder cases brought under the Heart/Lung Bill.
He is a member of the Judge William Wieland American Inn of Court, which promotes professionalism among Central Florida workers’ compensation practitioners. Mr. Ambekar serves served on the Workers’ Compensation Rules Advisory Committee of The Florida Bar, and assisted in drafting several revisions to the current 60Q Rules of Procedure. He is the co-chair of the Orange County Bar Association’s workers’ compensation section, and a member of the Florida Bar News/Journal Editorial Board. He has received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent rating for legal acumen and ethical standards.
He currently serves on the board of the Orlando Division of the Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund. He has also served as a judge and jury advisor for the Orange County Teen Court program, and as a judge for various mock trial and moot court competitions including the ABA Southeast Regional Moot Court competition.
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 over 10 years of experience in workers’ compensation litigation. His published work includes articles on workers’ compensation and tort immunity matters. He regularly lectures on workers’ compensation law and ethics for claims professionals and employers, and performs audits for employers in areas such as the Florida Drug-Free Workplace Act.
Mr. Ambekar obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Central Florida. He 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. He frequently returns to his law school to participate in mentoring events.
Mr. Ambekar was born in Yeovil, England, and has resided in Central Florida since 1996.