Mr. Hendricks is the Managing Partner for Lydecker LLP. He practices out of the firm’s Miami and Boca Raton offices where he maintains an active trial and civil litigation practice in the Federal, State, and Appellate Courts throughout the State of Florida. Mr. Hendricks’ areas of practice include general civil litigation and trial practice, commercial litigation, professional liability/malpractice defense, insurance/tort liability defense, and labor and employment. He also serves as lead trial counsel for the firm’s clients and carriers and oversees the firm’s trial teams. He has over 25 years of experience representing clients and has successfully defended clients against multi-million dollar cases as lead trial counsel. He is often called upon to assist clients and carriers on high exposure and large loss claims in his capacity as monitoring counsel or co-counsel.

Upon graduating with Honors from the University of Miami School of Law, Mr. Hendricks began practicing as an associate Greenberg, Traurig, in the environmental litigation and land use department. Looking to further his litigation experience he accepted a position as a practiced commercial litigation associate with Kimbrell & Hamann. In 1990, Mr. Hendricks relocated to Palm Beach County where he spent several years practicing insurance defense and commercial litigation at Walton Lantoff. He subsequently joined the firm of Carman, Beauchamp and Sang as a senior associate and trial attorney. From 1999 thru 2007, Mr. Hendricks was employed as a partner at Panza, Maurer, Maynard & Noel where he served as a senior litigation partner and lead trial attorney for many of the firm’s corporate, institutional and governmental clients.

In law school, Mr. Hendricks was the winner of the University of Miami Law School’s Mock Trial Competition and member of the National Trial Competition Team. He also served as a member of the Inter-American Law Review, member of the Society of Bar & Gavel, Society of Wig and Robe, and was inducted into the school’s Moot Court Board.

Mr. Hendricks’ representative clients include private and public educational institutions, public and private corporations, municipal governments, state agencies and political subdivisions, insurance companies and self-insured entities. Mr. Hendricks’ trial experience includes Federal, state and appellate proceedings including public procurements and bid protests.

Practice Areas


  • University of Miami, J.D., Honors
  • University of Miami, B.A. in English and Psychology

Bar Admissions

  • 1989 Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • 1989 Middle District of Florida
  • 1989 Southern District of Florida
  • 1988 Broward County
  • 1988 Palm Beach County
  • 1988 Florida

Office Location

  • Miami

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2016, Rising Stars, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015, Rising Stars, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014, Rising Stars, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Leading Lawyers 2012, South Florida Business Journal
  • Legal Leaders 2013, South Florida Business Journal
  • Most Effective Lawyers 2013 (Personal Injury) Category, Daily Business Review
  • Power Leaders in Law & Accounting 2014, South Florida Business Journal
  • Florida Super Lawyers 2014, 2015 Excellence in Practice
  • Nation’s Top One Percent 2016, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Nation’s Top One Percent 2017, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Nation’s Top One Percent 2019, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
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Recent Trial Results Achieved

  • McGarry v. Derwood Lamonte Jones, a case tried in 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida where the Judge reduced the verdict against the defendant in a case involving a commercial trucking accident involving a cyclist who collided with a truck and was rendered a quadriplegic.  The jury returned a verdict finding that Plaintiff was 85% at fault and the Defendant was 15% at fault.  The total verdict for the Plaintiff was $750,000.
  • Montero v. Palm Express Inc., a case tried in 2012 in the 11th Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade County, that involved a commercial trucking accident in which Plaintiff’s hand and foot were run over by the tractor trailer resulting in a permanent crush and degloving injuries.  The jury found Plaintiff 80% negligent and Defendant 20% negligent.  The final judgment was reduced to $42,894.
  • Estate of Jessica Harris v. Roxy’s Pub, a wrongful death case tried in 2012 in the 15th Judicial Circuit of Palm Beach County involving a fall off a roof-top balcony.  Plaintiff sought $2.5 million and the court granted a directed verdict for the defense.
  • Sessa v. Bieger International Gymnastics a 17th Judicial Circuit, Broward County case that involved a traumatic brain injury sustained by a minor child while attempting to perform a gymnastic maneuver.  Plaintiff sought $2.2 million and the jury awarded $365,000.  The trial was filmed and aired on Court TV.