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General Info

Email: ediaz@wickersmith.com
Direct: (813) 222-7201
Offices: Tampa

Biography

Erin Diaz joined Wicker Smith in 2003 and is an equity partner in the firm’s Tampa office. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from West Virginia University graduating summa cum laude in 1994. She was then commissioned as an officer in the United State Air Force after successfully completing the Air Force ROTC program and served four years on active duty as an Officer and Registered Nurse. Ms. Diaz thereafter earned her Juris Doctor with honors from the University of North Dakota in 2001. She practiced in North Dakota and Minnesota representing plaintiffs and defendants in civil and criminal matters before relocating to Florida and joining Wicker Smith.

Ms. Diaz’s extensive background in nursing has proven to be a valuable asset in her law practice. She has litigated a wide variety of general civil litigation matters in both state and federal courts. She represents clients in the defense of professional malpractice, wrongful death, products liability, premises liability, automobile/trucking negligence, construction and long-term care claims.

Ms. Diaz has earned an AV PreeminentTM rating from her peers, the highest level rating awarded to lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell. She is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, USLaw, the Florida Defense Lawyers Association, the Professional Liability Defense Federation, and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Ms. Diaz is licensed in Florida state and federal court – Middle and Northern Districts.

Education

  • University of North Dakota
    (J.D., with honors, 2001)
  • West Virginia University (B.S., summa cum laude, 1994)

Admitted

  • 2001, North Dakota (inactive)
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota (inactive)
  • 2001, Minnesota (inactive)
  • 2003, The Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, South District of Florida

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Star” 2009

Speeches & Publications

  • Effective Use of Technology in Accident Reconstruction Cases, Wicker Smith Claims Seminar, Orlando, FL (June 10, 2011)
  • Coverage Issues: Defending Multiple Claims Under One Insurance Policy, USLAW, Santa Fe, New Mexico (April 29-30, 2011).
  • Effective Use Of Medical Records & Journey Through Government “Neverland”, Wicker Smith Claims Seminar, Orlando, FL (June 11, 2010)
  • Complex Automobile Accident Litigation, Wicker Smith Claims Seminar, Orlando, FL (June 6, 2008)
  • Utilizing Expert Witnesses for Better Case Results, Wicker Smith Claims Seminar (July 27, 2007)
  • CSD Defensive Documentation (July 25, 2006)