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Hywel Leonard

Hywel Leonard

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Hywel Leonard represents businesses, lenders, and landlords in commercial disputes, complex arbitrations, and in matters involving creditors' rights, bankruptcy, real estate workouts, and foreclosures.

Hywel has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


  • In re Tarpon Lakeside Dev., Inc., No. 8:11-bk-17475 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. Dec. 21, 2012). Order denying confirmation of debtor’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan and dismissing case after contested confirmation hearing.


  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation – Bankruptcy (2006–2021)
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Magazine (2012, 2014–2022)
  • Chambers USA (2010–2011)
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine (2008, 2011)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • The Florida Bar
    • Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section
    • Business Law Section
  • Insol
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association


  • Florida State University College of Law (J.D., high honors, 1979)
    • Order of the Coif
  • University of Wales (LL.B., magna cum laude, 1973)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts


  • Practiced as a barrister in Cardiff, Wales (1974–1978)


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