Adrian K. Felix

Area of Focus:

Litigation, Construction & Franchising

Adrian K. Felix

Adrian’s academic background in the fields of math and science influenced his analytical approach to problem solving. A Partner in the Firm’s Litigation Group, Adrian focuses his efforts on complex commercial litigation ranging across various industries, including construction, franchising, financial services, and hospitality.  As part of his practice, he regularly litigates a variety of business disputes, such as breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation, deceptive and unfair trade practices, enforcement of restrictive covenants, project delays, and lien claims, for domestic and international clients.

Adrian also has significant experience assisting real estate owners and developers in managing distressed construction projects, and helping clients to navigate all issues related to the multifaceted legal relationship between franchisors and franchisees. 



Q & A
What would you say is an issue affecting your clients?
Keeping up with the various, evolving data privacy and protection laws in the U.S. and abroad, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), and biometric information protection laws. These laws can affect both domestic and international businesses, and thus, requires them to carefully review and consider how they collect, use, and disclose individual’s personal data.
What issues are you passionate about?
I am passionate about the need for diversity and inclusion within the legal industry. I think our industry has generally moved in the right direction with the help of clients and the corporate community; however, there is still more work to be done. To that end, I take a lot of pride in my involvement with the ABA Section of Litigation's Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP). As the Miami Regional Co-Chair, my work is to oversee the placement of diverse and under-represented law students with state and federal judges in South Florida. We hope the placement helps each student to gain invaluable experience from interning with a sitting judge and gives them an opportunity to make meaningful professional connections before they graduate.

I am also proud to be a member of Florida International University's Vice-Provost Council, a prestigious community relations board, which through a variety of meetings and events brings the needs of the business and civic community to the campus, influencing the future of bright young minds. The Council also helps to build community networks, and raise scholarship funds for local and first-generation students.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
“Expertise is an ongoing learning process” -- I think this is one of the best pieces of advice that I’ve received early in my career. I try to remember that being an expert is a continuous process because the law is not static, and that has helped me to focus on being excellent today. In so doing, I grow from every experience and pave the way to being successful tomorrow.
  • University of Miami, J.D., cum laude, 2006
    Duke University, B.S., Biological Anthropology & Anatomy, 2000
  • Black Professionals Network
    The Florida Bar
    Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association
    Dade County Bar Association
    American Bar Association

    Construction Litigation Committee, Co-Chair, 2020
    Section of Torts Trial and Insurance, Litigation & Trial Practice Committee, Chair, 2019 - 2020
    Section of Litigation, Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, Regional Co-Chair, 2017 - present
    Section of Litigation, Young Advocates Committee, Co-Chair, 2015 - 2018
    Young Lawyer Division, Litigation Committee, Chair, 2010 - 2013
    Forum on Franchising, Member

    Florida International University

    Vice Provost’s Council, Executive Committee Member, 2020 
    Vice Provost’s Council, Member, 2016 -2020

    Fertile Earth Foundation
    Board Member, 2009 - 2014
    Miami Chamber Music
    Board Member, 2006 - 2009
  • Florida
  • Florida State Courts
    U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  •  Franchise Times Legal Eagles, Class of 2020  

    South Florida Legal Guide, Up & Comers, 2017 - present

    Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2014 - 2016

    ABA Section of Litigation, Young Lawyer Leadership Program Fellow, 2012

    AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell