Alec Heydemann's practice includes general civil litigation, with an emphasis on catastrophic injury, products liability, maritime law, insurance coverage and construction litigation.
Cornell University, B.S., 2011
Instituto Empresa Law School, Madrid, Spain, International Business Law LLM Exchange Program, Spring 2013
University of Miami School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2014
Order of the Coif
University of Miami Law Review
Bar & Court Admissions
- Florida Bar
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Obtained favorable settlements on behalf of multinational beverage corporation in connection with franchise disputes in Florida through commercial arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association.
Successfully petitioned to Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal for certiorari review of a non-final order denying our client’s motion to compel disassembling of a piece of a gas marine generator and that is a key piece of evidence in three personal injury actions arising out of a boat explosion. The Second District Court of Appeal unanimously granted the petition for writ of certiorari and quashed the trial court’s order denying the motion to compel. Westerbeke Corporation v. Michael Atheron et al. Case No. 2D16-5179 (Fla. 2d DCA Aug. 9, 2017).
Represents various companies in defense of motor vehicle accidents involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death claims.
Represents condominium associations, property management companies, security companies and other businesses in premises liability litigation.
Assisted in the defense and favorable settlement for an employee leasing company in a lawsuit brought by a severely injured minor-amputee involved in a catastrophic motor vehicle accident.
Assisted in the defense of a commercial office building and management company against claims for defamation and malicious prosecution arising out of a bomb threat.
Assisted in the defense of product liability claims against multinational retail corporation involving child booster seats in a catastrophic motor vehicle accident.
Successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of national surety company for over $25 million in an action for indemnification.
Represented national surety company in complex insurance coverage dispute against various commercial liability insurers stemming from 28 day trial in connection with construction of a commercial office building.
Currently assisting in defense of marine generator manufacturer in three separate lawsuits in Florida against charges that the product caused an explosion injuring several plaintiffs.
Awards & Recognitions
Dean’s Certificate of Achievement (Torts; Business Associations; and Trust and Estates Essentials).
CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Insurance Law and Policy; and Health Rights Clinic, Medical Legal Partnership).
Bilzin, Sumberg, Baena Price & Axelrod LLP Scholarship recipient.
Dean’s Outstanding Merit Scholarship recipient (Top 2% of the class).
Professional & Community Activities
American Bar Association
Coral Gables Bar Association
Dade County Bar Association
Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division
Florida Defense Lawyers Association