Kristy E. Armada

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Hackleman, Olive & Judd, P.A.
 | 2426 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-334-2250
Fax: 954-334-2259
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011, 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (30%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Kristy E. Armada is a partner with the Hackleman, Olive & Judd, P.A., law firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A highly rated attorney with more than 17 years of legal experience, Ms. Armada provides exceptional counsel to a diverse range of clients throughout South Florida who have legal needs involving business litigation, employment law defense, and commercial real estate transactions and disputes.

Along with maintaining a successful trial practice, Ms. Armada also provides invaluable advice to her commercial clients to help them remain in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and to mitigate their risk exposure. Regarded as a leader in real estate law, she has gained significant experience handling complex land use and zoning matters, large-scale commercial developments and commercial landlord-tenant disputes. Additionally, she has focused her practice on representing restaurants across the country with their unique challenges, including franchising and licensing issues.

A 1999 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Florida, Ms. Armada returned to her alma mater and obtained her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Florida's Levin College of Law in 2002. She also received her Master of Laws in Real Property Development from the University of Miami School of Law in 2006, where she graduated summa cum laude. She is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.

Recognized for her success, Ms. Armada has earned numerous accolades from her peers, and she has established herself as one of the leading attorneys in her region for her practice areas. She has also received Superb client ratings on AVVO along with many positive testimonials and referrals from those she has served.

Active in her legal community, Ms. Armada is a member of The Florida Bar's Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, and she has served as chair for The Florida Bar’s 17th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Business Litigation
  • 30%Employment Litigation
  • 20%Real Estate


top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011, 2014 - 2017

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About Kristy Armada

Admitted: 2002, Florida

Professional Webpage:


  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2014–2016
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair, The Florida Bar’s 17th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee
  • Member, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, Florida Bar
  • Southern District of Florida
  • Florida
  • Middle District of Florida

Educational Background:

  • University of Florida, B.S., magna cum laude, 1999
  • University of Miami, LL.M., Real Property Development, summa cum laude, 2006
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Office Location for Kristy E. Armada

2426 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone: 954-334-2250

Fax: 954-334-2259

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Last Updated: 1/2/2020

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