Adolfo E. Jiménez is a Miami litigation attorney whose practice focuses on international disputes. Mr. Jiménez is the practice group leader for Holland & Knight's South Florida Litigation Group, and he leads the firm's International Arbitration and Litigation Team.

Mr. Jiménez represents clients in a variety of industries, including media, energy, maritime, infrastructure, transportation, hospitality, mining, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and technology. In addition to his civil litigation practice, Mr. Jiménez has extensive experience managing arbitrations in English and Spanish before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the China International Trade and Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and cases administered under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Arbitration Rules. He also has served in a variety of cases as a sole arbitrator, panel chair and party-appointed arbitrator.

Mr. Jiménez works for a wide range of clients in different industry sectors. In the media law area, he represents clients on newsroom and publishing matters involving both English and Spanish stories. In the maritime field, he represents buyers and sellers in yacht transactions and has a great deal of experience in maritime disputes. In infrastructure projects, he represents clients in public-private partnerships (PPP) and international disputes involving railroads, shipping and aviation. His international experience, language abilities and management skills are employed to assist clients in complex cases.

From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Jiménez was the professional development and recruiting partner overseeing Holland & Knight's associate compensation, recruiting, mentoring, evaluations and partnership admissions process, as well as the training and attorney development programs.

Between 2003 and 2005, Mr. Jiménez was chair of The Florida Bar Grievance Committee 11-E. He was a director of the Cuban American Bar Association during the 2002-2003 term. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Jiménez was a legal intern in the Office of the General Counsel of National Public Radio in Washington, D.C.


  • Boston College Law School, J.D.
  • Georgetown University, B.S., Foreign Service
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), Miami Advisory Committee
  • Miami International Arbitration Society, Board Secretary
  • Miami International Arbitration Foundation, Board Secretary
  • Cuban American National Foundation, Board Secretary
  • Easterseals South Florida, Board Member
  • International Bar Association 
  • American Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Litigation: General Commercial, 2019 
  • Daily Business Review Professional Excellence Award, Holland & Knight - Litigation Departments - International Large Honoree, 2017
  • The Legal 500 Latin America, International Arbitration, 2016, 2019
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Daily Business Review, 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Miami International Arbitration - Commercial Lawyer of the Year, 2014; International Trade and Finance Lawyer of the Year, 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Media Law, 2008-2011; International Trade and Finance Law, 2008-2020; Commercial Litigation, 2015-2020; International Arbitration - Commercial, 2010-2020
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2007-2019
  • Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2007-2019
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2008-2009
Spoken Languages
  • English
  • Spanish


Speaking Engagements