Ilene Pabian

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Ilene L. Pabian is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Appellate Practice Group and is based in the Miami office. Her practice focuses primarily on state and federal appeals and trial support. Ms. Pabian handles appeals in multiple substantive areas, including contractual disputes, commercial litigation, professional negligence, product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, consumer protection, taxation, intellectual property, employment law, family law and sovereign immunity. Ms. Pabian also provides strategic advice on matters involving legal ethics.

Ms. Pabian litigates appeals in all of Florida's District Courts of Appeal, the Florida Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. She has also assisted trial lawyers with appeals in multiple other state and federal appellate courts, and works on numerous cases in Florida Circuit Courts and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Before joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Pabian served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Martha C. Warner at the Fourth District Court of Appeal of Florida. At the University of Miami School of Law, where Ms. Pabian earned her J.D., she was a member of the University of Miami Law Review and was nominated to the Order of the Coif. While earning her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida, Ms. Pabian was the recipient of the Fall 1991 Outstanding Four-Year Scholar Award. 

Honors & Awards

  • Most Effective Lawyer, International Litigation, Daily Business Review, 2018


  • The Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Section
  • The Florida Bar, Appellate Court Rules Committee 
  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association