Mr. Margolis is an attorney in Lydecker Diaz’s Boca Raton, Miami, and Tallahassee offices. His practice involves all aspects of state, federal and administrative litigation, with a focus on defense of governmental entities, complex commercial litigation, construction/real estate, and insurance receiverships. As a member of the firm’s Government Litigation practice group, Mr. Margolis represents state and local governmental entities in matters involving sovereign immunity, qualified immunity, 11th Amendment immunity, federal state action doctrines, 1983 actions, wrongful death claims, municipal code violations, Chapter 119 violations, harassment, gender discrimination, retaliation, Title VII, Title IX, Federal and State whistleblower violations, fraud, and a battery of common law torts. This work also includes the representation of the State of Florida as receiver of liquidated and insolvent insurance companies.
Mr. Margolis also is a member of the firm’s Construction practice group. In this role, Mr. Margolis represents owners, developers, general contractors, design professionals, environmental consultants, subcontractors, and product manufacturers in a variety of contexts. These representations include construction and design defect disputes, payment and delay disputes, environmental/pollution claims, and catastrophic construction accidents.
Prior to joining the firm Mr. Margolis was an Assistant General Counsel at the State of Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity, where he acted as lead attorney for all disaster recovery related activities. Mr. Margolis was instrumental in the procuring of contractors tasked with management and disbursement of federal disaster relief funds following Hurricanes Hermine, Matthew, and Irma. Moreover, Mr. Margolis also represented the Department in Chapter 120 administrative proceedings relating to property owners associations’ restrictive covenant revitalizations.