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Robert E. Paradela
515 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale FL 33301
Robert Paradela has spent his 25-year career successfully defending a variety of litigated cases, including medical malpractice, automobile negligence, premises liability, negligent security matters and bad faith. Robert has tried numerous cases throughout the State of Florida, but concentrates most of his practice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Robert obtained his undergraduate degree in both communications and political science from Florida State University in three years, graduating with honors. While at Florida State, he worked for both Governor Bob Graham and Governor Bob Martinez on their executive staff. Robert attended Florida State University for his legal education. He was awarded the prestigious Ralph Bailey Scholarship – a program designed for law students who have been involved in public service. While in law school, Robert worked for the Florida Legislature, First District Court of Appeals, and the Florida Attorney General’s Office. Robert was one of two students enrolled in the joint JD/MBA programs obtaining both a law degree and an MBA in 4 years. Upon graduation from law school, Robert joined the Wicker Smith firm in 1989. Since then, he has focused his career on the defense of various hospitals and physicians who are alleged to have committed medical negligence. Additionally, Robert has defended automobile negligence cases typically being asked to become involved in those cases with medically complicated issues. Robert has also defended various retail establishments and hotels in premises liability litigation and negligence security cases. He is active in the American Bar Association, the Broward County Bar Association, the DRI and SFMCCI. Robert was born in Chicago, Illinois, and moved to South Florida in 1974. He is fluent in Spanish and enjoys playing golf, going to the beach, and spending time with his family.
USLAW Practice Group Affiliations
- Insurance Law: Primary
- Medical Law: Primary