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Hobart M. Hind, Jr.

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(813) 281-1900


777 S. Harbour Island Boulevard
Suite 500
Tampa, Florida


Practice Areas

  • Subrogation & Recovery


  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Georgia State College of Law
Hobart M. Hind, Jr. is a Partner at Butler Pappas.
Hobie received his Bachelor of Science from The Georgia Institute of Technology in 1992; he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Georgia State University College of Law in 1995.  Hobie was a National Merit Scholar and a Presidential Scholar at Georgia Tech.  He was on the National Trial Competition Team at Georgia State.

Hobie is admitted to practice in all State and Federal courts in Georgia, Texas and Florida.  He has handled cases throughout the Eastern United States, including Florida, Georgia, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Maine, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.
Hobie practices almost exclusively in Property Subrogation and Recovery; this also includes all forms of contribution and indemnity claims, in additional to standard Subrogation claims.  These claims range from smaller homeowner losses to large scale industrial events.  He has tried fifteen Jury and Bench Trials on Subrogation claims.  Hobie also speaks regularly at all Subrogation Industry events, and served as the Chair for the 2010 National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) Annual National Conference in Dallas, Texas. Most recently, he has been selected to be on the NASP Board of Directors in 2012. 

Representative Cases

  • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. v. ABB Power Generation, Inc.; Subrogation lawsuit involving alleged poor repairs to a gas turbine during an inspection of the turbine, and leading to damages in excess of $5.1 Million.
  • Americold Logistics v. Alta Refrigeration; Subrogation lawsuit regarding the handling of equipment in an industrial setting and a related explosion with damages in excess of $17 Million.
  • Bombardier/Learjet, Inc. v. KCCS and Fine Line Electrical; Subrogation lawsuit regarding an alleged construction defect in a fire alarm system which led to the activation of a foam deluge suppression system accidentally, with damages in excess of $3.5 Million.
  • Del Monte Fresh Produce; Subrogation lawsuit regarding electrical fire from a light fixture with damages in excess of $4 Million.
  • Discount Tackle v. Red Barn Flea Market; Subrogation lawsuit regarding the spread of a fire due to sprinkler issues with damages in excess of $1 Million.

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Case Types

  • Accounting Malpractice
  • Arbitration
  • BI (Business Interruption)
  • Catastrophic Recovery Coordination
  • Collections - Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation - Collections
  • Complex Liability Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Drainage
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Earth Movement
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Roof
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Structure Failures
  • Contribution Claims
  • Coverage - Business Interruption
  • Engineering Malpractice
  • Explosions
  • Federal Multi-District Litigation
  • Federal Tort Claims Act Litigation
  • Fidelity
  • Fire Spread Litigation
  • General Casualty Litigation
  • Heavy Equipment Claims
  • Indemnity Claims
  • Malpractice - Architecture
  • Malpractice - Engineering
  • Material Failures
  • Negligent Supervision
  • Products Liability
  • Products Liability - Automobile
  • Products Liability - Consumer Products (All Types)
  • Products Liability - Equipment Losses
  • Products Liability - Pipe Failures
  • Professional Malpractice - Accounting
  • Professional Malpractice - Engineering/Architecture
  • Professional Malpractice - Surveyor
  • Sovereign Immunity Issues
  • Structural Collapse
  • Subrogation
  • Subrogation - Large Loss
  • Trucking