E. Holland “Holly” Howanitz

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Firm: Wicker Smith (Central Florida)
50 N. Laura Street
Bank of America Bldg
Suite 2700
Jacksonville FL 32202
United States

Holly Howanitz is a shareholder at Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford P.A. where she focuses her practice on defending claims in matters of general negligence, personal injury, professional malpractice, and construction defect litigation. Holly served on on the Board of Directors of the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation, which promotes academic achievement and positive life skills in Jacksonville youth through the game of tennis. She is also an active member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, Jacksonville Women’s Lawyers Association, Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Junior League of Jacksonville, and the Defense Research Institute. In 2015, Holly was recognized by the Jacksonville Business Journal as one of the top 40 under 40 for business leaders and professionals. Holly’s extensive experience and passion for the law has earned her an AV® PreeminentTMrating from her peers, the highest level rating awarded to lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell.

USLAW Practice Group Affiliations

  • Construction Law: Primary

Resources & Articles

Wicker Smith wins admitted liability tender rejection case

Wicker Smith wins admitted liability tender rejection case

Posted November 1, 2021

The trial was held in September 2021, following a rear-end collision that occurred in February 2018. The plaintiff was a 59- year-old male who claimed the accident aggravated unspecified conditions in his neck and caused exacerbation of a preexisting herniation of his L4/5 intervertebral disc to worsen. Because of his… Continue Reading

Wicker Smith attorneys receive a complete defense verdict on a premises liability case

Wicker Smith attorneys receive a complete defense verdict on a premises liability case

Posted May 31, 2021

E. Holland “Holly” Howanitz and Catherine Crawley received a complete defense verdict on a premises liability case in Alachua County in May 2021. The Plaintiff had a life care plan of $1.6 million and claimed permanent injuries from neck and shoulder surgery. She also claimed permanent disability and lost wages… 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

Drafting the Best Plans | How to Design & Build the Best Defense for Architects/Engineers and Address Related Coverage Conundrums

Drafting the Best Plans | How to Design & Build the Best Defense for Architects/Engineers and Address Related Coverage Conundrums

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OPERATION: TERMINATION

OPERATION: TERMINATION

Posted February 17, 2017

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