- Complex Commercial and Corporate Litigation
- Probate and Trust Litigation
- Labor and Employment Litigation
- Securities and Shareholder Litigation
- Bet-the-Company Litigation
- Contract Disputes
- Class Action Defense
Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating
Committee Chair (2004-2008)
Member of Transition Team for Governor Charlie Crist (2006)
Member of Transition for Senator George LeMieux
Bob Hackleman is a trial attorney who represents substantial clients in litigation and arbitration. His practice generally involves complex matters in a wide variety of practice areas, including commercial, corporate and securities, intellectual property and probate, and trust matters.
Robert earned his B.S. from the University of the Pacific in 1975 and his Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School. For many years, Bob worked with the Gunster Firm, where he served on its Management Committee, chaired its Litigation Department, and headed its Miami Office. In 2013, Bob helped found Hackleman, Olive & Judd in Fort Lauderdale, where he practiced law for seven years.
Over the past 40 years, Bob has successfully represented numerous plaintiffs and defendants in high dollar litigation. For example, on the plaintiff's side, Bob obtained a jury verdict in excess of $50 million in a federal case. On the defense side, Bob represented a big-four accounting firm in the successful defense of a $500 million claim.
Since 2004, Bob has been recognized by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America. In 2019, Bob was recognized as one of the Lawyers of the Year in Florida. Bob also has been awarded the distinction of being a Super Lawyer and maintains an AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale Hubbell.
Award and Recognition
Florida Super Lawyers 2007-2019
Best Lawyers 2007-2019
AV Preeminent Rated as Independently Determined by Martinedale-Hubbell
News and Publications
Published contributor to Inside the Minds: Best Practices for Class Action Litigation
Aspator Books, 2007, in the article Helping the Client Make the Right Decisions
Civic and Community Involvement
Counsel for Governor Charlie Crist, 2008
Chair, Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Committee, 2008
|University||University of the Pacific, B.S., 1985|
|Law School||Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1979|
|Admitted||The Florida Bar, 1979|
|Court Admissions||Southern District of Florida
Middle District of Florida
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals