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Lori A. Sochin

is a Lawyer in Miami, FL

Miami, FL

Peer Rating  4.9/5.0 AV®Preeminent

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Areas of Law


  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Probate and Business Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution

Contact Information

Currently Employed At The Law Office of Lori A. Sochin, P.A.
799 Brickell Plaza, Ste. 700
Miami, FL 33131-2805

Overall Peer Rating

in Litigation, Additional Rated Practice Areas

4.9 out of 5

  • 4.9Legal Knowledge...........................
  • 4.9Analytical Capabilities...................
  • 4.9Judgment.....................................
  • 4.6Communication Ability..................
  • 4.9Legal Experience..........................
  • Meets Very High Criteria of General Ethical Standards
  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on June 28, 2010

    I have know Lori for over ten years and know her to be a dedicated and brilliant lawyer. She is a credit to the profession.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on June 21, 2010

    Lori demonstrates superior litigation skills. She performs excellent research and is always well prepared to argue as she keeps abreast of the most recent developments in the law that pertains to her case. Her writing is cogent and elegant and her legal insights shine through in the trenchant conclusions of her work products. Lori is one of the best lawyers I have worked with and she has made a positive impact on my professional development. I enthusiastically recommend the highest rating.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on June 17, 2010

    Lori is an asset to the legal community and a great example of what a University of Florida Law graduate can do. Highly Recommended.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on June 17, 2010

    I have known Lori for almost 20 years and have found her to be an exceptionally intelligent and diligent attorney.

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  • 4.8 out of 5.0 Posted on June 17, 2010

    Lori is an excellent attorney in every aspect.

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Experience & Credentials

Admission Details1994, Florida; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
EducationUniversity of Florida, B.S.B.A.; University of Florida, J.D.
Additional Bio Details<p>Lori Sochin represents clients in a broad range of business litigation matters in the state and federal courts. Ms. Sochin has experience representing clients in disputes involving contracts, business torts, real estate, probate and estate matters, and government-in-the sunshine matters. Her pre-law experience in the business world gives Ms. Sochin a unique perspective to match dispute resolution techniques to her clients' overarching business objectives. She is active in local and national bar associations, as well as community organizations. <p><strong>Areas of Concentration</strong> <p>&#183; Commercial litigation <p>&#183; Contract disputes <p>&#183; Business torts <p>&#183; Real estate litigation {newline}- Condominium deposit disputes {newline}- Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act {newline}- Florida Condominium Act <p>&#183; Alternative dispute resolution <p>&#183; Estate and probate litigation <p>&#183; Copyright and trademark litigation <p>&#183; Unfair and deceptive trade practices <p>&#183; Florida Sunshine laws <p><strong>Significant Representations</strong> <p>&#183; Lead counsel representing several condominium and residential real estate developers in claims brought by more than 200 contract buyers at eight different projects who seek to avoid their contracts. <p>&#183; Lead counsel representing telecommunications company pursuing claim against former employee and his new employer for violation of non-compete provision of his employment contract. Case resulted in favorable settlement at mediation. <p>&#183; Represented private operator of formerly public hospital in series of lawsuits determining application of Florida's Public Records and Open Meetings laws to a private entity. Case resulted in precedential decisions, ultimately determining that our client was not subject to the Sunshine Laws. <p>&#183; Senior member of trial team that defended executive search firm against claim brought by major South Florida hospital, which sought damages in excess of $60 million. Case was resolved on summary judgment, which was affirmed on appeal. <p>&#183; Represented record labels and film distributor in various copyright, licensing, and litigation matters. <p>&#183; Defended health insurance provider against claim arising from denial of coverage for insured's misrepresentation in the application process. Case resulted in favorable settlement at mediation. <p>&#183; Member of trial team that obtained $30 million settlement for the Estate of Eastern Air Lines, from various insurance companies based on damage to the environment at Miami International Airport, and similar outcome on behalf of Miami-Dade County on claim. <p>&#183; Member of trial team that defended a Fortune 100 travel-related services company in defense of multimillion dollar claim alleging breach of a marketing agreement, resulting in favorable settlement before trial. <p>&#183; Represented victim of long-term harassment in multimillion dollar civil claim against her harasser. <p>&#183; Represented clients in claims involving the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA). <p><strong>Professional & Community Involvement</strong> <p>&#183; Member, American Bar Association {newline}- Section of Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Co-chair, 2008-2011; Liaison to Section of Dispute Resolution, 2008-2010; Programs Subcommittee, Chair, 2004-2008 {newline}- Torts & Insurance Practice Section, Civil Procedure and Evidence Committee, Vice Chair, 1998-2001 {newline}- Young Lawyers Division, Liaison to Law Student Division, 2000; Law Student Outreach Committee, Chair, 2000; Women in the Profession Committee, Chair, 2000; Vice Chair, 1998-2000; Children and the Law Committee, Vice Chair, 1999-2000; Litigation Committee, Planning Board, 1997-1998; Assembly Delegate, 1998-2001 <p>&#183; Member, Dade County Bar Association {newline}- School Programs Committee, Chair, 2001-2003; Vice Chair, 1999-2001; Member, 1996-2007 {newline}- Liaison to Miami-Dade County Teen Court Advisory Board and Youth Bar Association, 1999-2001 {newline}- Young Lawyers Section, Youth Services Committee, 1995-2000 {newline}- Young Lawyers Section, Schools Committee, 1995-2000 {newline}- Young Lawyers Section, Professionalism Committee, 1997-1998 {newline}- Judge, Chester Bedell Memorial Mock Trial Competition, 2001-2004 {newline}- Judge, High School Mock Trial Competition, 1995-present {newline}- Judge, Miami Carol City Senior High School Student Court, 1998-1999 <p>&#183; Advisory Board, Miami Senior High School Law Magnet Program, 2000-2006 <p>&#183; Member, Florida Association for Women Lawyers, 1997-present <p>&#183; Volunteer Attorney Ad Litem, Lawyers for Children America, 1999-present <p>&#183; Advisory Board, Suncoast Junior Achievement, 1984-1991 <p><strong>Awards & Recognition</strong> <p>&#183; Selected, <em>Super Lawyers</em> magazine, 2007 <p>&#183; Ranked AV&#174; Preeminent&#8482; 4.9 out of 5 <p><strong>Previous Employment</strong> <p>&#183; Buyer, Eckerd Drug Company, 1984-1991 <p><strong>Articles, Publications, & Lectures</strong> <p><strong>Articles</strong> <p>&#183; Quoted, "Third Circuit Finds Rejected Settlement Offers a Factor in Fee Awards," <em>ABA Litigation News,</em> September 2009 <p>&#183; Quoted, "Future of Mandatory Arbitration of Consumer Disputes in Doubt," <em>ABA Litigation News,</em> August 2009 <p>&#183; Quoted, "Courts Continue Defining Scope of Arbitration Clause Survivability," <em>ABA Litigation News,</em> February 2009 <p>&#183; "Recent Developments in Civil Procedure and Evidence," <em>Tort & Insurance Law Journal,</em> Volume 34, Number 2, Winter 1999 <p><strong>Lectures</strong> <p>&#183; Faculty, Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute; Panelist: "Negotiating in the Caucus Stage of Mediation," November 2010 <p>&#183; Speaker, "Rules of the Road: How to Navigate the Legal Land Miles of Mediation," American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, August 2009 <p>

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