Wicker Smith (South Florida)

2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 800
Coral Gables, FL 33134
United States

Phone: (305) 448-3939
Fax: (305) 441-1745

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Primary Contact
Nicholas E. Christin
  • Office: (305) 461-8710
  • Cell: (305) 495-8981
  • Fax: (305) 441-1745
Alternate Contact 1
Oscar J. Cabanas
  • Office: (305) 461-8710
  • Cell: (305) 773-7361
  • Fax: (305) 441-1745
Alternate Contact 2
Constantine G. Nickas
  • Office: (305) 448-3939
  • Cell: (305) 773-3534
  • Fax: (305) 441-1745

About this Firm

Founded in 1952, Wicker Smith O'Hara McCoy & Ford P.A. is a full-service trial firm deeply experienced in handling significant and complex litigation for a broad variety of clients including multinational corporations to individuals. With more than 260 attorneys, Wicker Smith services clients throughout Central and South Florida and beyond. Our Central Florida region serves Melbourne, Orlando, Tampa, and Sarasota. In South Florida, we serve Fort Lauderdale, Key Largo, Miami, Naples, Palmetto Bay, and West Palm Beach. The backbone of our relationship with clients is built upon integrity and stability. We strive to establish long-term relationships with our clients built upon a partnership of communication and trust by listening to our clients, understanding their businesses, and developing legal solutions to best meet their individual needs.

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust
  • Appellate Law
  • Auto Liability
  • Aviation
  • Business Transactions/Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Construction Law
  • Data Privacy and Security
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Healthcare Law
  • IP and Technology
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Life, Health and Disability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Retail and Hospitality Law
  • Securities Litigation
  • Subrogation
  • Tax Law
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Trust and Estates

Representative Clients

  • 7-Eleven, Inc.
  • AIG
  • AIG Aerospace
  • American Airlines, Inc.
  • Armellini Express Lines, Inc.
  • Baptist Hospital of Miami, Inc.
  • Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC
  • Bob’s Barricades, Inc.
  • Broadspire
  • Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
  • Cincinnati Insurance
  • Circle K Stores, Inc.
  • CNA Healthcare
  • Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporation
  • Cottingham & Butler
  • Dillard’s
  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
  • Florida Intracoastal Underwriters
  • Great American Insurance
  • GuideOne Insurance Company
  • Lakeland Regional Hospital
  • Landstar System, Inc.
  • LaQuinta Inns, Inc.
  • Lexington Insurance Company
  • Life Care Centers of America, Inc.
  • MAG Mutual
  • Mariner’s Hospital
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital
  • NCMIC Insurance Group
  • Office Depot, Inc.
  • Orlando Health
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Publix Super Markets, Inc.
  • QBE the Americas
  • Ruby Tuesday, Inc.
  • Scottsdale Insurance Company
  • State Farm Insurance Companies
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • Tenet Healthcare Corporation
  • The Doctor’s Company
  • The Medical Protective
  • Turner Construction
  • Travelers Companies, Inc.
  • United States Aircraft Insurance Group
  • Underwriters University of Miami
  • Miller School of Medicine
  • Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
  • Zurich N.A.

Additional Offices

100410 Overseas Highway
Suite 204
Key Largo, FL 33037
United States

2800 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Suite 800
Coral Gables, FL 33134
United States

515 East Las Olas Boulevard
Suite 1400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
United States

515 North Flagler Drive
Suite 1600
West Plam Beach, FL 33401
United States

9132 Strada Place
Suite 400
Naples, FL 34108
United States

50 N. Laura Street
Suite 2700
Jacksonville, FL 32202
United States

6525 Third Street
Suite 309
Rockledge, FL 32955
United States

1819 Main Street
Suite 910
Sarasota, FL 34236
United States

Primary USLAW Practice Group Contacts

Appellate Law

Alyssa Reiter

Wicker Smith (South Florida)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
United States
Banking and Financial Services

Jordan S. Cohen

Wicker Smith (South Florida)
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
United States
Business Litigation and Class Actions

Jordan S. Cohen

Wicker Smith (South Florida)
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
United States
Complex Tort and Product Liability

Jordan S. Cohen

Wicker Smith (South Florida)
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
United States
Construction Law

Jacob J. Liro

Wicker Smith (South Florida)
Coral Gables, FL
United States
Data Privacy and Security

Jordan S. Cohen

Wicker Smith (South Florida)
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
United States
E-Discovery

Jordan S. Cohen

Wicker Smith (South Florida)
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
United States
Energy/Environmental

Jordan S. Cohen

Wicker Smith (South Florida)
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
United States
Healthcare Law

Kevin W. Crews

Wicker Smith (South Florida)
Naples, FL
United States
IP and Technology

Jordan S. Cohen

Wicker Smith (South Florida)
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
United States
Insurance Law

Robert E. Paradela

Wicker Smith (South Florida)
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
United States
International Business and Trade

Nicholas E. Christin

Wicker Smith (South Florida)
Coral Gables, FL
United States
Labor and Employment

Jason A. Glusman

Wicker Smith (South Florida)
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
United States
Medical Law

Oscar J. Cabanas

Wicker Smith (South Florida)
Coral Gables, FL
United States
Professional Liability

Oscar J. Cabanas

Wicker Smith (South Florida)
Coral Gables, FL
United States
Real Estate

Liz C. Messianu

Wicker Smith (South Florida)
Coral Gables, FL
United States
Retail and Hospitality Law

Constantine G. Nickas

Wicker Smith (South Florida)
Coral Gables, FL
United States
Transportation and Logistics

Mark H. Ruff

Wicker Smith (South Florida)
West Palm Beach, FL
United States
Trusts and Estates

Nicholas E. Christin

Wicker Smith (South Florida)
Coral Gables, FL
United States

Resources & Articles

Wicker Smith Earns Defense Verdict in Employment Case

Wicker Smith Earns Defense Verdict in Employment Case

Posted December 10, 2021

Civil litigation defense firm, Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford P.A., congratulates Fort Lauderdale partners Jason A. Glusman and Carlos “Charlie” Garcia on a directed verdict six days into a jury trial in a heavily contested employment discrimination/ civil conspiracy/tortious interference case. This case had been ongoing for 11 years… Continue Reading

Are We on the Tip of the COVID-19 Litigation Iceberg? Lessons Learned and What to Expect in 2022 and Beyond

Are We on the Tip of the COVID-19 Litigation Iceberg? Lessons Learned and What to Expect in 2022 and Beyond

Posted October 18, 2021

Featuring Jack J. Laffey, Laffey, Leitner & Goode LLC (Milwaukee, WI); Constantine “Dean” Nickas, Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford P.A. (Miami, FL) About this program The COVID-19 global pandemic has changed how litigation is conducted at least in the near term, and possibly permanently (ZOOM much anyone?). Verdicts nationally… Continue Reading

NLJ ranks Wicker Smith in the top 20 for the second consecutive year of the 2021 NLJ 500 Women in Law Scorecard

NLJ ranks Wicker Smith in the top 20 for the second consecutive year of the 2021 NLJ 500 Women in Law Scorecard

Posted July 1, 2021

The National Law Journal (NLJ) has ranked Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford P.A., in the top 20 for the second consecutive year of the 2021 NLJ 500 Women in Law Scorecard, a list ranking the country’s largest law firms on how many female lawyers are employed firm-wide. The firm… Continue Reading

Analyzing and Comparing Case-Specific Activities of Daily Living to the Occupant Exposure in Minor and Moderate Accidents

Analyzing and Comparing Case-Specific Activities of Daily Living to the Occupant Exposure in Minor and Moderate Accidents

Posted May 11, 2021

In the past, biomechanical experts were limited to utilizing whatever ADLs (Activities of Daily Living) had been previously published when making the comparison between the exposure while undergoing a certain activity to the occupant exposure in a minor or moderate motor vehicle accident. But now with newer technologies (mainly motion… Continue Reading

COVID King: Investigating and Defending the Liability Mayhem and Madness (Part 1)

COVID King: Investigating and Defending the Liability Mayhem and Madness (Part 1)

Posted June 4, 2020

As government officials throughout the country debate re-opening businesses to the public, insurance and risk management professionals must prepare to face a variety of COVID-19 related liability claims. Given the rarity of global pandemics, companies and organizations of all types likely have not previously considered how accepted standards of care… Continue Reading

OPERATION: TERMINATION

OPERATION: TERMINATION

Posted February 17, 2017

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