Rick Hutchison's practice emphasizes
contract and business torts litigation. He has experience in commercial
litigation, hotel operator-owner disputes, class actions and construction
Mr. Hutchison has extensive jury trial experience in state
and federal courts, including complex commercial matters. He has experience in
arbitrating complex business disputes, including hotel management agreements.
Mr. Hutchison has been teaching trial and deposition skills as a visiting
instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) since 1997. He
has also conducted presentations on how to successfully try premium fraud cases
as a guest speaker for the American Insurance Services Group, Premium Audit
Advisory Service (PAAS), and taught continuing legal education courses for The
Florida Bar. Mr. Hutchison recently served on the Judicial Nominating Commission
for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit.
Mr. Hutchison recently arbitrated a
major case involving an owner's claim of gross mismanagement on behalf of an
international hotel brand company. He has also counseled industry brand clients
on the alternative dispute resolution and expert provisions in their standard
management agreement forms.
Mr. Hutchison started his legal career as an
Assistant State Attorney in the Dade County State Attorney's Office, Miami,
Florida, under The Honorable Janet Reno.