Miami attorney Ramón A. Abadin was elected to be the future Florida Bar president, beginning in June 2015, after he was certified as the Florida Bar’s president-elect designate. He will be sworn in as president-elect at the bar’s annual convention in June 2014 when Gregory W. Coleman of West Palm Beach becomes president of the Florida Bar, which has 98,130 members.
Abadin, who was unopposed in the election, is a partner in Sedgwick LLP’s Miami office, where he focuses on complex commercial, insurance and corporate litigation matters as well as specialty tort defense litigation and premises liability.
First elected to the Bar’s Board of Governors, representing the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida, in 2006, Abadin has chaired several board committees and has served on the executive committee. In addition he has served on several Florida Bar special committees, such as court funding and diversity and inclusion, and on the Strategic Planning Committee.
He is a past president of the Cuban American Bar Association (2004) and is a lifetime fellow of The Florida Bar Foundation. He was the 11th U.S. Circuit representative to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary from 2010-2013. The standing committee evaluates prospective nominees to the federal bench.