Asghar Syed is a litigator and a trusted advisor to businesses, including those in the healthcare, transportation, education, and franchise sectors. Dedicated to creative problem solving, Asghar strives to be thorough and aggressive in every stage of a dispute.

Asghar’s practice focuses on complex business and employment litigation. Asghar has prosecuted and defended a range of legal claims including high-stakes fraud, contract, business tort, and corporate governance disputes. He has also represented employers in the context of restrictive covenant, compensation, discrimination, accommodation, and retaliation matters.

Asghar practices in state and federal court, handles arbitration proceedings, and has been recognized among The Best Lawyers in America®.

With a passion for public service and community initiatives, Asghar helped launch TEDxJacksonville, serves on the board of governors and executive committee for the Jacksonville Bar Association, and serves on the board of directors for the Baptist Health System.

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2022-24
  • Florida Trend, “Up & Comer,” 2020
  • Florida Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2019-20
  • Jacksonville Business Journal, “40 under 40”, 2017
  • University of Florida
    • Book award in legal drafting
    • Honors in legal research & writing
  • “How the Individual Freedom Act Affects Nonprofit Employers,” presenter, Florida Nonprofit Alliance (FNA), June 2022
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2017-present
  • The Chester Bedell Inn of Court
  • JAXUSA Partnership, Business Development Committee, 2016-17
  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
    • Chairman of the Board, 2024-present
    • Board of Directors, 2017-present
  • Baptist Health System, Board of Directors, 2020-present
  • Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2018
  • Muslim Leadership Institute, Cohort IV
  • Riverside Avondale Preservation, Board Member, 2015-16
  • TEDxJacksonville
    • Co-Founder
    • Board Member, 2012-15

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