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Robert Hudson is a shareholder and co-founder of the law firm of Hudson & Calleja, LLC, a certified Minority Business Enterprise and the winner of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s 2011-2012 “Emerging Business of the Year” award.  His practice focuses on employment litigation, personal injury litigation, insurance coverage issues and complex commercial litigation.  He has tried cases in state and federal courts, handled appeals in both state and federal appellate courts, and arbitrated cases with the American Arbitration Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Rob is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest peer review rating possible.  He was peer-selected to the 2012 Florida Super Lawyers list and named one of the 2012 Florida Legal Elite® by Florida Trend Magazine.  He also was a South Florida Business Leader Legal IMPACT Leaders Honoree in 2010.

Originally from Dayton, Ohio, he attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where he majored in finance, earning a B.S. in Business Administration in 1990.  He continued his studies at the University of Miami School of Law where he received a J.D. in 1993.  Rob was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1993 and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Rob has published articles in various legal publications, including co-authoring the “Evolution of the Warsaw System and the Current Status and Future of Air Carrier Liability for Passenger Bodily Injury or Death”, DRI Skywritings, 2000 and served as a contributing author to the “DRI Aerospace Law Compendium of Aviation, Wrongful Death, and Personal Injury Law”, 2002.  He also authored course materials for and moderated a presentation on the Florida Tort Reform Act of 1999 at the Florida Liability Claims Institute’s Fourth Annual Florida Liability Claims Conference in 2000.  In addition, Rob spoke on inmate civil rights litigation at the “Pro-Bono Practice: Practicing Law for Love & Money” seminar sponsored by the Volunteer Lawyer’s Project for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida in 2005.

Rob’s published decisions include the following:

Lopez v. Rica Foods, Inc., 2008 WL 2043510 (C.A.11 (Fla.))

Campbell v. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., 2008 WL 4609986 (S.D.Fla.)

Florida Gaming Corp. v. Affiliated FM Insurance Company, 502 F.Supp.2d 1257 (S.D.Fla. 2007)

Allan v. Graf, Starwood Hotels, et al., 972 So. 2d 196 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)

Siek v. American Airlines, Inc., 238 F.Supp.2d 1309 (S.D. Fla. 2002)

Buchbinder v. American Airlines, Inc., 2002 WL 750838 (S.D.Fla.)

Blake v. American Airlines, Inc., 90 F.Supp.2d 1265 (S.D.Fla. 2000)

Kingswood Montessori Academy v. Pacific Employers Ins. Co., 663 So. 2d 9 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1995).

Rob is very active in the South Florida civic and charitable communities as well.  He was elected as a member of the Orange Bowl Committee in 2001 and is an Active Member.  He has served on the Board of Directors of the Zoological Society of Florida since 1999, having chaired various subcommittees and was elected as Board Chairman in 2010.  He also served on the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Greater Miami from 1999 to 2012 and was the Board Chairman from 2008-2011.  He was named one of Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida’s 2011 Twelve Good Men of South Florida for his commitment to South Florida charitable causes. Rob also volunteers as a Guardian Ad Litem in divorce and child custody matters.

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