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General Info

Email: awillers@wickersmith.com
Direct: (813) 222-7287
Offices: Tampa

Biography

Andrew Willers is a partner in Wicker Smith’s Tampa office where his practice focuses on medical malpractice, construction defects, civil litigation, personal injury, and premises liability.
In 1999, Mr. Willers graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelors of Science in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the John Marshall Law School (Chicago) in 2002. While in law school, Mr. Willers participated in the notable Dean Fred F. Herzog Moot Court Competition and placed as a finalist. Prior to joining Wicker Smith in 2012, Mr. Willers was a shareholder at a Tampa, Florida defense firm where he defended doctors, hospitals, construction companies, and trucking companies.
Mr. Willers was admitted to practice in the State of Florida in 2002 and is an active member of the American Bar Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Carrollwood Community Bar Association, Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Defense Research Institute, and Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention.

Education

  • Valdosta State University (B.S., 1999)
  • John Marshall Law School (J.D., 2002)

Admitted

  • 2002, Florida

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Carrollwood Community Bar Association
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention

Honors

  • Dean Fred F. Herzog Moot Court Competition, Finalist

Speeches & Publications

  • The Arson Defense, Trial Advocate Quarterly, (2013)
  • Bad Faith – Conditional Demands, National Litigation Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana (2012)
  • Expert Witnesses in Construction Defect Cases, Trial Advocate Quarterly, (2012)
  • Impact that Changes to Medicare has on Settlements, National Litigation Conference, Speaker, New Orleans, LA (2011)
  • The Florida Medical Malpractice Handbook (Second Edition), Contributing author for chapters relating to presuit, hospital liability, the Adult Protective Services Act and Amendment 7 (2009)
  • Settling Cases Involving Medicare and Medicaid Recipients, National Litigation Conference, Speaker, St. Petersburg, Florida (2009)
  • Medical Evidence in Florida Court – Your Guide to Effective Use, National Business Institute, Co-Author, (2004)