Bio

Aaron Podhurst has been a distinguished trial lawyer for more than fifty years. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his Juris Doctorate Degree from Columbia University, where he was a Harland Fiske Stone Scholar. Aaron is admitted to the Florida and New York Bars.

Aaron’s distinguished career has brought him honors and offices from virtually every major legal organization, including the presidencies of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and The Florida Justice Association, fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers, member of Board of Governors of American Association for Justice, membership in the International Society of Barristers and the Inner Circle of Advocates, member of the Cuban American Bar Association and chairmanship of various aviation committees of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice and The Florida Justice Association.

Although Aaron made his reputation as one of the nation’s premiere plaintiff’s aviation lawyers, and continues to hold that status, he has guided the firm in recent years to its status as one of the major commercial litigation firms in South Florida. At the same time, he has managed to devote countless hours to community service, including the presidency of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and membership in many other civic organizations. He is the recipient of the Medallion of Honor from t he National Conference for Community and Justice and the 1999 Jurisprudence Award from the Anti-Defamation League, and the 2010 recipient of the “Legal Legends” award presented by the 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society and the Historical Museum of South Florida. Aaron is also the recipient of the 2014 Honorable Theodore “Ted” Klein Special Recognition Award.

Aaron Podhurst was awarded the distinguished Learned Hand award presented by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Lifetime Achievement award by the Daily Business Review.

Recognition

  • 2020 Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • 2019 Best Lawyers in America, 2019
  • 2018 Chambers USA, Litigation, 2018
  • 2017 Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • 2017 Chambers USA, Litigation 2017
  • 2016 Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • 2016 Chambers USA, Litigation 2016
  • 2015 Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • 2015 Florida Trend Magazine, “Florida’s Legal Elite” 2015
  • 2015 South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyers” 2015
  • 2015 Chambers USA, Litigation 2015
  • 2014 South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyers”, 2014
  • 2014 “The Best Lawyers in America”, 2014
  • 2014 Florida Trend Magazine, “Florida’s Legal Elite” 2014
  • 2013 “America′s Leading Lawyers for Business 2013”, Chambers & Partners
  • 2013 National Law Journal – Litigation Boutiques “Hot List”
  • 2013 South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyers”, 2013
  • 2013 Florida Trend Magazine, “Florida’s Legal Elite” 2013
  • 2013 Expert Guides – “Top Lawyers” 2013
  • 2013 “The Best Lawyers in America”, 2013
  • 2012 “America′s Leading Lawyers for Business 2012”, Chambers & Partners
  • 2012 “The Best Lawyers in America”, 2012
  • 2012 Florida Trend Magazine, “Florida’s Legal Elite” 2012
  • 2012 South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyers”, 2012
  • 2012 100 Most Influential People “Poder”
  • 2011 “America′s Leading Lawyers for Business 2011”, Chambers & Partners
  • 2011 “The Best Lawyers in America”, 2011
  • 2011 ” Most Effective Lawyers”, 2011
  • 2011 South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyers”, 2011
  • 2011 “HistoryMiami selects Aaron S. Podhurst as “Legal Legend”
  • 2010 South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyers”, 2010
  • 2010 Florida Trend Magazine, “Florida’s Legal Elite” 2010,
  • 2010 “America′s Leading Lawyers for Business 2010”, Chambers & Partners
  • 2010 Ten Podhurst Orseck attorneys named Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2010 “Miamians give generously of time, funds and expertise to support arts”
  • 2010 “The Best Lawyers in America”, 2010
  • 2009 Florida Trend Magazine, “Florida’s Legal Elite” 2009,
  • 2009 Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year 2009”, South Florida’s Best Lawyers
  • 2009 “The Best Lawyers in America”, 2009
  • 2009 “America′s Leading Lawyers for Business 2009”, Chambers & Partners
  • 2009 South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyers”, 2009
  • 2008 “The Best Lawyers in America”, 2008
  • 2008 “America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys”, Benchmark 2008
  • 2008 South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyers”, 2008
  • 2008 “America′s Leading Lawyers for Business 2008”, Chambers & Partners
  • 2008 Florida Trend Magazine, “Florida’s Legal Elite”, 2008
  • 2007 “The Best Lawyers in America”, 2007
  • 2007 “America′s Leading Lawyers for Business 2007”, Chambers & Partners
  • 2007 Florida Trend Magazine, “Florida’s Legal Elite”, 2007
  • 2007 South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyers”, 2007