2015

  • Jacksonville attorney, E. Holland “Holly” Howanitz, is also promoted to shareholder. Ms. Howanitz joined the firm in 2007 and was named a partner in 2010.

The following attorneys are promoted to partner:

  • Teresita M. Baron began her tenure with Wicker Smith in 2009 and works out of the Miami office.
  • Randall M. Bolinger, Lindsey E. Freeman and Patrick L. Mixson all work out of the Orlando office. Mr. Bolinger has been with the firm since 2010, Ms. Freeman since 2009, and Mr. Mixson joined the firm in 2009.
  • Richard L. Lasseter began his tenure with Wicker Smith in 2008 and works out of the Jacksonville office.
  • Jonathon S. Miller joined the Fort Lauderdale office in 2008.
  • Nicholas S. Seamster joined the firm in 2006 and works out of the West Palm Beach office.
  • Susan M. Wilson joined the Tampa office in 2011.

2014

  • Miami attorney David R. Cook is promoted to partner. Mr. Cook joined the firm in 2007.
  • Fort Lauderdale attorney Rafferty E. Taylor is also promoted to partner. Ms. Taylor joined the firm in 2005.

2013

  • Orlando attorney Michael C. Tyson is promoted to shareholder. Mr. Tyson joined the firm in 2009 and in 2011 he was named a firm partner.
  • John A. Campbell, III joins Wicker Smith’s Fort Lauderdale office as a partner.

The following attorneys are promoted to partner:

  • Lynn L. Audie joined the firm in 2009 and works out of the Miami office.
  • Patrick K. Dahl joined the firm in 2010 and works out of the Fort Lauderdale office.
  • Charlene C. Poblete joined the firm in 2008 and works out of the Jacksonville office.

2012

  • Craig Ferrante joins Wicker Smith’s Naples office as a partner.
  • Tampa attorney Erin M. Diaz is promoted to shareholder. Ms. Diaz joined the firm in 2003 and was named a partner in 2007.
  • Fort Lauderdale attorney Jason A. Glusman is also promoted to shareholder.  Mr. Glusman joined the firm in 2003 and was named a partner in 2008.

The following attorneys are promoted to partner:

  • Damian D. Daley and Jacob J. Liro both work out of the Miami office. Mr. Daley has been with the firm since 2006 and Mr. Liro joined the firm in 2008.
  • Chad E. Leeper began his tenure with Wicker Smith in 2006 as a law clerk and works out of the Orlando office.
  • Lindsay T. Brigman joined the Tampa office in 2003.
  • Julie A. Campbell joined the firm in 2008 and R. Baron Ringhofer joined the firm in 2007. Both work out of the Naples office.

2011

  • Vivianne A. Wicker, a partner in the Miami office, returns to the firm her father Idus Q. Wicker founded in 1952. A. Scott Lundeen also joins the Miami office as a partner.
  • Orlando attorney Clay “Chip” H. Coward is promoted to shareholder.  Mr. Coward joined the firm and was made partner in 2003.
  • Miami attorney Michael A. Holtmann is also promoted shareholder.  Mr. Holtmann joined the firm in 1994 and in 2000 he was named a firm Partner.

The following attorneys are promoted to partner:

  • Ana M. Alexander joined the firm in 2006 and Erik P. Crep joined the firm two years prior. Both work out of the Miami office.
  • H. Wayne Clark works out of the Fort Lauderdale office. He joined the firm in 2006.
  • Traci L. Glickman joined the firm in 2003 and works out of the West Palm Beach office.
  • Michael C. Tyson joined the firm in 2009 and works in the Orlando office.
  • Ashley P. Withers works out of the Naples office. She joined the firm in 2005.

2010

  • Orlando attorney Joseph P. Menello is promoted to shareholder.  Mr. Menello joined the firm in 1998 and in 2004 he was named a firm partner.
  • Tampa attorney Kevin G. Mercer is also promoted to shareholder.  Mr. Mercer joined the firm in 1997 and in 2002 he was named a firm partner.

The following attorneys are promoted to partner:

  • Amy Millan DeMartino and Rachel Studley joined the firm in 2002 and both work out of the West Palm Beach office.
  • E. Holland Howanitz joined the firm in 2007 and works out of the Jacksonville office.
  • Kathleen O. King joined the firm in 2003 and works out of the Fort Lauderdale office.
  • G. Alan Stagmeier, Jr. began his tenure with the firm in 2003 as a law clerk and Brian D. Stokes joined the firm in 2009. Both work out of the Orlando office.

2009

  • Fort Lauderdale attorney Jordan S. Cohen is promoted to shareholder.  Mr. Cohen joined the firm in 2003 and in 2006 he was named a firm partner.

The following attorneys are promoted to partner:

  • Eric D. Diamond began his career with Wicker Smith as a law clerk in 2000. He works out of the firm’s Miami office.
  • Mark H. Ruff, Jr. joined the fim in 2002 and Antonia M. Smillova joined the firm in 2003. Both work out of the West Palm Beach office.
  • Andrew J. Wozniak joined the firm in 2004 and works out of the Naples office.

2008

  • Jason A. Glusman is promoted to partner.  Mr. Glusman joined the firm in 2003 and works out of the Fort Lauderdale office.

2007

  • Adam W. Rhys is promoted to shareholder. Mr. Rhys joined the firm in 2000 and works in the firm’s West Palm Beach office.
  • Tampa attorney Erin M. Diaz, who joined the firm in 2003, is promoted to partner.
  • On May 3, 2007, the firm name is officially changed to Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A.

2006

  • On January 1, 2006, the firm announced the retirement of managing partner, Thomas A. Graham, III.
  • Kevin W. Crews is promoted to shareholder. Mr. Crews joined the firm in 1999 and he is responsible for overseeing operations in the firm’s Naples office.
  • William F. Fink is also promoted to shareholder. Mr. Fink joined the firm in 1988 as a law clerk and has continued to have a successful career.
  • Jordan S. Cohen is promoted to partner.  Mr. Cohen joined the firm in 2003 and works out of the Fort Lauderdale office.

2005

  • Orlando attorney Patrick M. DeLong and Miami attorney Bryan B. Walton, who both joined the firm in 2001, are promoted to partner.

2004

  • Robert C. Bauroth is  promoted to shareholder. Located in the Fort Lauderdale office, Mr. Bauroth has been with Wicker Smith since the start of his legal career.
  • Raymond E. Watts is also promoted to shareholder.  He joined the firm in 1992 and works out the Orlando office.
  • Joseph P. Menello is promoted to partner. Mr. Menello joined the firm in 1998 and works out of the Orlando office.

2003

  • The following attorneys are promoted to shareholder:
  • Barbara A. Flanagan joined the firm in 1996 and Kurt M. Spengler joined the firm in 1994.  Both work in the Orlando office.
  • Constantine “Dean” G. Nickas joined the firm in 1989 and works in the Miami office.
  • Robert E. Paradela joined the firm in 1990 and works in the Fort Lauderdale office.
  • Michael E. Reed joined the firm in 1992 and works in the Tampa office.

The following attorneys are promoted to partner:

  • Kevin K. Chase joined the firm in 1999, Clay Coward joined in 2003 and Michael D’Lugo joined the firm in 1995 . All three attorneys work out of the Orlando office.
  • John J. Goran joined the firm in 1999 and is located in the Miami office.

2002

  • On May 1, 2002, Wicker Smith celebrates its 50th Anniversary with the opening of its seventh location in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Kevin G. Mercer is promoted to partner. He joined the firm in 1997 and works out of the Tampa office.

2001

  • Cary W. Capper is promoted to partner. He joined the firm in 1998 and works out of the Miami office.
  • The firm name is officially changed to Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy, Graham & Ford, P.A.

2000

  • Anthony J. McNicholas, III is promoted to shareholder. He joined the firm in 2000 and works out of the West Palm Beach office.
  • Richard E. Ramsey is also promoted to shareholder. Mr. Ramsey joined the firm in 1990 and is responsible for overseeing operations in the Jacksonville office.
  • Michael A. Holtmann is promoted to partner. He joined the firm in 1994 and works out of the Miami office.
  • On March 1, 2000, Wicker Smith expands to a sixth location with the opening of its Naples, Florida office.

1999

  • Leslie A. McCormick is the first woman promoted to shareholder. She joined the firm in 1986 and works out of the Miami office.
  • Oscar J. Cabanas, also based in Miami, is promoted to shareholder. He joined the firm in 1999.
  • C. Martin Harvey is promoted to partner. Mr. Harvey joined the firm in 1987 and works out of the Fort Lauderdale office.

1997

  • Nicholas E. Christin joins the firm as managing partner, responsible for overseeing the firm’s operations.  Mr. Christin works out of Wicker Smith’s main office in Miami, Florida.

1996

  • On January 17, 1996, the firm name is officially changed to Wicker, Smith, Tutan, O’Hara, McCoy, Graham & Ford, P.A.
  • On September 15, 1996, Wicker Smith opens its fifth location in Tampa, Florida.

1995

  • On March 6, 1995, Richards H. Ford becomes a named partner, changing the official firm name to Wicker, Smith, Tutan, O’Hara, McCoy, Graham, Lane & Ford, P.A.

1993

  • James E. Zloch is promoted to shareholder. Mr. Zloch joined the firm in 1986 and works out of the Fort Lauderdale office.

1991

  • Richards H. Ford is named managing partner, responsible for overseeing operations in the Orlando office. Mr. Ford joined Wicker Smith in 1983 and except for a six month hiatus, has been with the firm ever since.
  • Frederick E. Hasty III is promoted to shareholder. He has been with the firm since 1985 and works in the Miami office.
  • Attorney James R. Brown is also promoted to shareholder. Mr. Brown joined the firm in 1976 and works in the Tampa office.
  • The firm name is officially changed to Wicker, Smith, Tutan, O’Hara, McCoy, Graham, & Lane, P.A.

1989

  • Shelley H. Leinicke is the first woman promoted to Partner and is based out of Fort Lauderdale.  Shelley serves as the department head of the appellate practice for the firm’s seven offices.  She joined the firm in 1983.

1988

  • On December 1, 1988, Wicker Smith opens its 4th location in Orlando, Florida.
  • Wicker, Smith, Blomqvist, Tutan, O’Hara, McCoy, Graham & Lane, P.A. is incorporated on December 29, 1988.

1986

  • Steven Y. Leinicke is promoted to shareholder. Mr. Leinicke joined Wicker Smith at the start of his legal career and works in the Fort Lauderdale office.
  • On April 25, 1986, the firm moves from its downtown Miami office to Coconut Grove at: 2900 S.W. 28th Terrace, 5th Floor, Miami, Florida 33133.

1984

  • J.J. “Spike” Wicker is promoted to shareholder. He joined the firm in 1976 and is responsible for overseeing operations in the West Palm Beach office.

1983

  • On January 27, 1983, the firm opens its third location in West Palm Beach, Florida.
  • The firm name is officially changed to Wicker, Smith, Blomqvist, Tutan, O’Hara, McCoy, Graham and Lane.

1980

  • In 1980, the firm name is officially changed to Wicker, Smith, Blomqvist, Davant, Tutan, O’Hara and McCoy.

1977

  • Jackson F. McCoy is named managing partner. Mr. McCoy has been with the firm for the duration of his legal career and works in the Miami office.
  • The firm name is officially changed to Wicker, Smith, Blomqvist, Davant, McMath, Tutan, O’Hara and McCoy.

1975

  • In 1975, the firm opens its second location in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • Dennis M. O’Hara is named managing partner responsible for overseeing operations in the Fort Lauderdale office. Mr. O’Hara joined the firm in 1974.
  • The firm name is officially changed to Wicker, Smith, Blomqvist, Davant, McMath, Tutan and O’Hara.

1973

  • Twenty-one years later, the firm begins expansion with the addition of three new named partners, changing the official name of the firm to Wicker, Smith, Pyszka, Blomqvist and Davant.

1952

  • On May 1, 1952, Idus Q. Wicker and James A. Smith announced the formation of a partnership for the general practice of law under the firm name of Wicker and Smith with offices in the Congress Building in Miami, Florida.