On November 1, 2018, Jeff Fridkin, a founding member of Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A., was inducted into the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County. Mr. Fridkin was honored during a dinner and awards ceremony at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples.
The prestigious award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who serve as role models for youth through their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community. Fridkin joins a distinguished group of individuals who have been inducted into the Business Hall of Fame since it was founded in 1988.
Mr. Fridkin has practiced law in Southwest Florida since 1985. A Florida Bar Board-Certified Civil Trial and Business Litigation Specialist, Fridkin heads the firm’s litigation group. Over the years, he has successfully represented clients in hundreds of substantial disputed matters involving commercial, wills/trusts and personal injury fields of law.
Mr. Fridkin is a longtime community advocate and has served Southwest Florida through his involvement on a variety of boards and committees. He currently serves as chair emeritus of Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, a founding member of the Winged Foot Scholar Athletic Award Foundation and board member of Health Care Network of Southwest Florida Foundation’s Board of Directors. He formerly served in various capacities for Collier County Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section, Economic Development Council of Collier County, Florida Gulf Coast University Financing Corp., Florida Gulf Coast University Presidential Search Committee, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Collier Foundation, Lee County Port Authority’s Airports Special Management Committee, Partners in Education, and the Grievance Committee of the Florida Bar’s Twentieth Judicial Circuit.
For 25 years, Mr. Fridkin has maintained an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He is a Florida Super Lawyer (2006-2016) and has also been designated as a Legal Elite in commercial litigation by Florida Trend Magazine (2013-2017). He has been named to the Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Construction, Litigation-Real Estate and Litigation-Trusts & Estates sections of The Best Lawyers in America (2006-2018), also earning “Lawyer of the Year” for Best Lawyers’ Fort Myers Bet-the-Company Litigation (2014), Litigation-Construction (2014-2016, 2018) and Litigation-Real Estate (2017). In 2009, he was presented with The Donald E. Van Koughnet Lion of the Law Award for professionalism by the Judiciary of Collier County, Florida.
Mr. Fridkin earned his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri.