Glenn J. Waldman

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Phone: 954-467-8600
Fax: 954-467-6222
Email: gwaldman@waldmanlawfirm.com

Mr. Waldman founded the firm on July 4, 1991
and is the managing shareholder of the law firm.

Mr. Waldman has been practicing law continuously in the State of Florida and in federal court for more than 34 years. He holds the maximum rating “AV” (pre-eminent) by the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory. An “AV” rating indicates that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence, has practiced law for many years, and is recognized by his peers (lawyers and judges) for the highest levels of skill and integrity. Mr. Waldman is similarly rated the maximum 10.0 (“Superb”) by the AVVO ratings guide.

In addition to his complex commercial litigation practice, Mr. Waldman is a certified Mediator (state and federal court) and Arbitrator (certified by the American Arbitration Association, American Health Lawyers Association, AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society, International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority).

Mr. Waldman is a frequent contributor to “The Florida Bar Journal” and is a lecturer on a variety of “legal topics

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Law (State and Federal Appellate Courts)
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Contract and Employment Disputes
  • Employment Law Disputes (Including Title VII and Non competition Matters)
  • Environmental and Land Use Matters
  • General Business Litigation (Including Intellectual Property Disputes, Noncompete Agreements and Contract Matters)
  • Health Care, Indemnity and HMO/PPO Insurance Matters
  • Hotel and Hospitality Matters
  • Legal/Professional Liability and Malpractice Matters (Physicians, Attorneys and Other Licensed Professionals)
  • Medical Malpractice, Insurance and Premises Liability Defense Litigation
  • Probate and Estate Litigation
  • Substantial Collections Matters

Certified Legal Specialties

  • American Arbitration Association (AAA) Certified Arbitrator
  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Certified Arbitrator
  • AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS-U.S.) Certified Arbitrator
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Certified Arbitrator
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) Certified Arbitrator
  • State-wide Circuit Court Mediator
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida Mediator

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1983
  • Colorado, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2004
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. cum laude – 1983
    • Honors: Member, Justice Campbell Thornal National Moot Court Board, 1982-1983
    • Honors: Outstanding Member Award of the Justice Campbell Thornal National Moot Court Board – 1982
    • Honors: Florida Blue Key Honor Fraternity, Honorary induction April 2013
    • Law Review: University of Florida College of Law, Holland Law Center, Member, Editorial Board, 1981 – 1983
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.A. magna cum laude – 1980
    • Major: Economics
    • Minor: Debate

Published Works

Honors and Awards

  • South Florida Legal Guide distinction as one of South Florida’s “Top 250” Attorneys, 2002 – 2003
  • South Florida Business Journal distinction as one of the “Best of the Bar”, 2003 – 2005
  • Florida Trend Magazine distinction as one of the “Florida Legal Elite”, 2004 – 2017
  • Thomson Reuters distinction as one of the “Florida Super Lawyers” (including Business Litigation Lawyers), 2007 – 2017
  • Forbes Legal Black Book’s distinction as a “Top U.S. Law Firm”, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Board of Trustees of the Law Center Association, 2011 – Present
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Board Member, Environmental & Land Use Law Program Advisory Board, 2010 – Present
  • Fourth District Court of Appeal, Chair, Judicial Nominating Commission, 2010 – 2014
  • South Florida Water Management District, Governing Board Member, 2010 – 2014
  • State Attorney for the Prosecution of Economic Crimes, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Special Assistant, 1995
  • The Florida Bar, Chair, Eleventh Judicial Circuit (Miami-Dade County) Grievance Committee, 1991 – 1994
  • State of Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission, State-wide Special Prosecutor, 1993
  • The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division, Board of Governors (11th Judicial Circuit), 1988 – 1992

Past Employment Positions

  • Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP (Miami), January 1, 1988 – July 3, 1991
  • Sparber, Shevin, Rosen, Shapo & Heilbronner, P.A. (Miami), June 1, 1983 – December 31, 1987