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General Info

Email: ccazin@wickersmith.com
Direct: (813) 222-7211
Offices: Tampa

Biography

Christopher A. Cazin joined Wicker Smith in 2010 and is a partner in the Tampa office. Mr. Cazin graduated from the University of Florida in 2002, where he earned a BA in Business Administration with a specialization in Statistics and a minor in Economics. He earned his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in 2007. He served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Richard Nielsen and William Levens, and worked as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable William Fuente, in Florida’s Thirteenth Judicial Circuit.

Prior to joining Wicker Smith, Mr. Cazin worked for several years as a litigation attorney at a national plaintiff’s firm specializing in long-term care litigation and also handling a variety of cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice.

Mr. Cazin dedicates a large portion of his practice to defending long-term care facilities, physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice cases. Notably, Mr. Cazin’s published analysis of Florida’s nursing home statute and Florida’s “Business Judgment Rule” has been cited by multiple committees of the Florida Legislature in support of proposed nursing home legislation.

Education

  • Stetson University (J.D., 2007)
  • University of Florida (B.A., 2002)

Admitted

  • 2007, Florida
  • 2010, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • 2018, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association

Honors

  • Senior Associate, Stetson Law Review (2006-2007)
  • Phi Delta Phi, Legal Honors Fraternity (2006-2007)
  • “Book Award” Florida Criminal Procedure (2006)
  • James Nemec Scholarship Recipient (2005)

Speeches & Publications

  • Author: Personal Liability Exposure for Nursing Home Operators: Canavan’s Encroachment on the Business Judgment Rule, 85-May Florida Bar Journal 46 (May 2011)
  • Published Case Digest: Alderman v. City of Jacksonville, Fire and Rescue Division, 35 Stetson L. Rev. 745, 745-746 (Winter 2006).