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Neil Ambekar


Neil Ambekar is a partner in the firm’s Orlando office. His primary practice areas include representation of employer/carriers in workers’ compensation and labor and employment matters. He also handles related issues such as workers’ compensation immunity and subrogation litigation.

Mr. Ambekar is board-certified in Workers’ Compensation Law, and regularly lectures on workers’ compensation law and ethics for claims professionals and employers. He performs audits for employers on issues such as Florida’s drug-free workplace program. His published work includes articles on workers’ compensation law and employer immunity. He is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and received the 2018 “Exceptional Defense Attorney” award from InTouch magazine.

Mr. Ambekar serves on the Workers’ Compensation Rules Advisory Committee of The Florida Bar, and he co-chairs the Orange County Bar Association’s workers’ compensation section. He is a member of the Judge William Wieland American Inn of Court, which promotes professionalism among Central Florida workers’ compensation practitioners. From 2018 to 2021, he was a member of the Florida Bar Journal editorial board.

He has 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. He also volunteers with the Orlando Division of the Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund.

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 nearly 15 years of experience in workers’ compensation litigation. He 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. While at FAMU College of Law, he served as the Articles Editor for the Florida A & M University Law Review. He frequently returns to the law school to participate in mentoring events.

Mr. Ambekar was born in Yeovil, England, and has resided in Central Florida since 1996.


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  • Florida A&M University College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Central Florida, B.A., Political Science (International Relations and Comparative Politics)
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • The Florida Bar, Workers’ Compensation Section
  • The Florida Bar, Workers’ Compensation Rules Advisory Committee
  • The Judge William Wieland American Inn of Court
  • Orange County Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section Co-Chair