Brandon M. Nichols is a Partner in Wicker Smith’s Naples office. His defense-oriented practice focuses primarily on Administrative Law, Civil Litigation, Contract Litigation, Community Association Law, Labor & Employment, General Negligence, Medical Malpractice, and Premises Liability. Mr. Nichols has served as litigation counsel for large businesses and retailers, healthcare systems, condominium and homeowners’ associations, and individual healthcare practitioners protecting their interests in civil and administrative litigation matters in addition to advising on best practices, risk management, and performing contract and policy review. Mr. Nichols has worked on behalf of large self-insured companies, insurance companies, and third party administrators such as 7-Eleven; Arch; Broadspire; CNA; Cincinnati Insurance Company; GFS Food Service; Markel; Nationwide; Publix Super Markets; Rock Hill; Scottsdale; Tire Kingdom; and Tower Hill Insurance Group, among others. Additionally, he has advised large hospitals systems, such as NCH Healthcare System, Physician Regional Health Systems (and its successor, CHS), and SWIPRO (formerly SWCI) in personal injury, medical malpractice, and administrative actions. Administrative practice includes representation of health care practitioners and entities before Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration, the Florida Department of Health (including defending actions before the Boards of Chiropractic Medicine, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy Practice), as well as Florida’s Division of Administrative Hearings.