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December 17, 2013
Francine Andía Walker,,
The Florida Bar
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Miami attorney Ramón A. Abadin has been certified as The Florida Bar’s president-elect designate. He will be sworn in as president-elect at the Bar’s Annual Convention in June 2014 when Gregory W. Coleman of West Palm Beach becomes president. Abadin will become Florida Bar president in June 2015. He was unopposed in the election.

Abadin is a partner in Sedgwick LLP’s Miami office where he focuses on complex commercial, insurance and corporate litigation matters as well as specialty tort defense litigation and premises liability.

First elected to the Bar’s Board of Governors representing the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida in 2006, Abadin has chaired several board committees and has served on the Executive Committee. In addition he has served on several Florida Bar special committees, such as court funding and diversity and inclusion, and on the Strategic Planning Committee.

He is a past president of the Cuban American Bar Association (2004) and is a lifetime fellow of The Florida Bar Foundation. He was the 11th U.S. Circuit representative to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary from 2010-2013. The standing committee evaluates prospective nominees to the federal bench.

A fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, he is also a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and the Defense Research Institute. He is certified “AV” by the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating system and has been recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer since 2007. He has received numerous awards including the G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award from The Florida Bar, the Haitian Lawyers Association Significant Contribution Award and the Passing on the Leadership Mentoring Award from the Cuban American Bar Association.

Abadin received his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law in 1985 and a bachelor of arts degree from Tulane University in 1981. He is admitted to practice in Florida, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

As of December 1, The Florida Bar has 98,130 members.


[Link to photo of Abadin]

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[Revised: 12-17-2013]