Robert Hackleman

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: 954-546-7121
Fax: 954-334-2259
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation
Attorney Profile

Trial attorney Robert Hackleman is a shareholder with the Hackleman, Olive & Judd, P.A., law firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Nationally recognized as one of the leading trial advocates in the country, Mr. Hackleman has more than 40 years of total legal experience. He represents the rights and interests of a diverse range of clients throughout South Florida who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Complex commercial and corporate litigation

·  Probate and trust litigation

·  Labor and employment law litigation

·  Securities and shareholder litigation

·  Bet-the-company, high-stakes litigation

·  Contract disputes

·  Class action defense

Over the course of his career, Mr. Hackleman has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of plaintiff and defendant clients alike both at trial and during mediation and arbitration. From his efforts, he has secured numerous positive results for his clients, including a jury verdict of more than $50 million for a plaintiff client in a federal patent case as well as a successful defense in arbitration of a $500 million claim against a Big Four accounting firm.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism, outstanding legal abilities and success both inside and outside of the courtroom, Mr. Hackleman holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has earned consistent recognition from the Best Lawyers in America** each year since 2007. In 2019, he received the organization's Lawyer of the Year award for intellectual property litigation, and he has received “Superb” client ratings on Avvo along with numerous other accolades from his peers.

A 1975 graduate of the University of the Pacific, Mr. Hackleman obtained his Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1979. The Florida Bar admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th, 11th and Federal Circuits; and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Hackleman maintains active involvement in his legal community, and he once served as chair of the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission. He has also served as a member of the transition team for Senator George LeMieux as well as counsel for Governor Charlie Crist.

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Practice Areas
  • 100%Business Litigation


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Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020

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About Robert Hackleman

Admitted: 1979, Florida

Professional Webpage:


  • The Best Lawyers in America, Bet the Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2013
  • Listed in Best Lawyers 2007-2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” Litigation/Intellectual Property
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Supreme Court 
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Middle District of Florida
  • Southern District of Florida
  • Florida
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • Member of Transition Team for Senator George LeMieux
  • Counsel for Governor Charlie Crist, 2008
  • Judicial Nominating Committee, Chair, 2008

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Published contributor to Inside the Minds: Best Practices for Class Action Litigation, Aspator Books, 2007, in his article Helping the Client Make the Right Decisions

Educational Background:

  • University of the Pacific, B.S., 1975
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Office Location for Robert Hackleman

2426 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone: 954-546-7121

Fax: 954-334-2259

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Last Updated: 8/29/2019

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