A Brief History


Idus Q. Wicker and James A. Smith formed a partnership in Miami, Florida in 1952 with the goal of providing legal services of exceptional quality and creativity to their clients. We are a full-service trial firm deeply experienced in handling significant and complex litigation for a broad variety of clients, ranging from multinational corporations to individuals. Throughout the years the firm has changed in size and scope, but the goal of providing exceptional legal representation has remained the same.

Today, with over 200 attorneys, Wicker Smith services its clients through a network of 13 locations in Brunswick, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Melbourne, Miami, Naples, Nashville, Orlando, Pensacola, Phoenix, Sarasota, Tampa and West Palm Beach.

Wicker Smith offers legal services in over 30 different practice areas and has a wealth of experience handling complex litigation for a broad variety of clients, ranging from multinational corporations to individuals. The true strength of Wicker Smith resides in our ability to recruit and tenure a talented group of attorneys and staff professionals. Recognition from our peers serves as the benchmark for our success.

Focus on Litigation

Clients turn to Wicker Smith when they have critical and complex litigation matters because of the trust earned over years of successful litigation filed in both state and federal courts. Numerous major corporations have chosen Wicker Smith as national and regional counsel. Supporting the litigation team is a preeminent Appellate Department, which has appeared as appellate counsel in approximately 1,500 reported decisions, including several landmark opinions issued by the Supreme Court of Florida.

Depth of Experience

Wicker Smith’s attorneys are recognized leaders in a plethora of litigation practice areas, including products liability, medical malpractice, catastrophic aviation accidents, legal malpractice, accounting malpractice, nursing home claims, construction litigation, and commercial litigation, as well as a variety of general negligence matters. In all such matters, constant communication and dedicated attention to the client’s specific needs are our highest priorities.

Built on Trust

The backbone of our relationship with clients is built upon integrity and stability. We strive to establish long-term relationships with our clients through a partnership of communication and trust  by listening to our clients, understanding their businesses and developing legal solutions to best meet their individual needs. With 13 offices, over 200 attorneys and an experienced support staff of legal assistants, paralegals, investigators, nurses and a physician, Wicker Smith can provide legal services for its clients throughout the entire State of Florida and beyond.