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Neil D. Kodsi

Of Counsel
Miami

P 305-577-7608 F 305-373-4466
Neil.Kodsi@jacksonlewis.com

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Neil D. Kodsi

Biography

Neil D. Kodsi is Of Counsel in the Miami, Florida office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is a seasoned trial lawyer with nearly 30 years of jury trial experience. Mr. Kodsi has tried numerous cases to verdict in both federal and state court. He represents management in all facets of employment law with an emphasis on complex litigation cases and class actions.

Mr. Kodsi’s clients include national retail establishments, national restaurant chains,  aviation companies, telecommunications companies, manufacturers, employers in the healthcare industry, health plans, staff leasing and professional employer associations, engineering firms, printing companies, hotel and conference centers, financial services companies, biotechnology firms, pharmaceutical companies, producers of nutritional supplements, among others.

Mr. Kodsi's practice includes:

  • Advice and litigation defense (individual or class action) of discrimination and harassment cases including, Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FLSA, FMLA;
  • Preparation of/defense of employment contracts and non-competes;
  • Defense of wage and hours claims;
  • Advice and handling of workers’ compensation retaliation and disability claims;
  • Defense of defamation claims; and
  • Defense of complex commercial employment-related disputes in federal and state courts throughout the United States.

Mr. Kodsi is a sought-after lecturer on trial skills to fellow members of the bar and has frequently conducted programs alongside members of the local judiciary for younger lawyers regarding trial techniques.

In a nutshell, Mr. Kodsi is, first and foremost, a trial lawyer and his extensive trial and litigation background serve him well in handling complex employment disputes in state and federal courts for Jackson Lewis' clients. 

Honors and Recognitions

  • Avvo.com, Rated “Superb” 
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator (2011-Present)
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) National Volunteer Faculty of the Month (2018)
  • National Law Journal,  “Top Ten Defense Verdict of 2002” (2002)
  • South Florida Daily Business Review, Most Effective Lawyer Award in the Public Interest Law category (2014)
  • South Florida Daily Business Review, Most Effective Lawyer Award in the Class Action category (2007)
  • The Florida Bar Foundation,  Paul Doyle Children Advocacy Award (2013)
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Professional Associations and Activities

  • Florida Bar
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Adjunct Professor (2004)
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Guest Lecturer on Trial Skills (2001-2004)

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores, Softball Coach, (2016-2018)
  • Miami Shores Fine Arts Commission, Member (2015-2017)
  • Miami Shores Mayor’s Task Force, Member (2011-2012)
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Faculty Member and Program Director for trial and deposition programs (2004-Present)
  • R.J. Reynolds High School Mock Trial Team, Trial Team, Coach (2001-2003)
  • Rotary Club of Miami Shores, President (2013-2014)
  • Rotary District 6990, Assistant Governor (2015–2016)

Published Works

  • "Confronting Experts Whose Opinions Are Neither Supported nor Directly Contradicted by Scientific Literature,” Trial Lawyers Forum, The Florida Bar Journal (June 2006) [Author]

Speeches

  • “Legal Issues for Families Dealing with Autism,” University of Miami Center for Autism Related Disabilities / Autism-U (March 21, 2013) (presenter)
  • “Winning the Battle of Experts: How the Use of Expert Testimony Saved the Day for Autistic Children,” Broward County Hispanic Bar Association (December 13, 2012) (presenter)
  • “How Science and Medicine in the Courtroom Defeated AHCA's Policy Denying Coverage For ABA,” Annual Conference of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (September 26, 2012) (Keynote Speaker)
  • “Nanotechnology: Is it the Next Chinese Drywall or the Next Y2K?,” The Florida Defense Lawyer’s Association, Florida Liability Claims Conference (June 10, 2010) (presenter)