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General Info

Email: jmccoy@wickersmith.com
Direct: (305) 461-8735
Offices: Miami


Jackson F. McCoy specializes in in civil trial work focusing primarily on matters involving complex litigation, medical malpractice and personal injury cases.

Mr. McCoy was invited to join the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which limits its active membership to only 500 Fellows from the United States and 100 Fellows from over 30 countries throughout the world. An AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, he has earned numerous accolades including being listed among the Best Lawyers in America and named to Florida Super Lawyers. Mr. McCoy was listed among the “Top 100” Florida Super Lawyers for achieving the highest point totals in the nomination process.

Mr. McCoy has a Bachelor of Business Administration (1970) and a Juris Doctor (1973) from the University of Miami. Admitted to practice in the state of Florida in 1973, Mr. McCoy is an active member in a number of professional organizations and lectures at various seminars, providing his insight on litigation prevention techniques for the medical community.


  • University of Miami (J.D., 1973; B.B.A., 1970)


  • 1973, Florida
  • 1992, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • The Federal Bar
  • Dade County Defense Bar Association (Director 1980-1984)
  • American Bar Association
  • American Society of Law & Medicine
  • Florida Society of Law & Medicine
  • Medical Malpractice Claims Counsel
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers (2005-present)


  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Florida Super Lawyers Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition
  • South Florida Legal Guide’s Top Lawyers in Florida for Professional Liability & Medical Malpractice
  • Florida Super Lawyers “Top 100” Lawyers for Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
  • Florida Trend Magazine’s Florida Legal Elite (2005-2006, 2008-2009, 2012, 2016)
  • Florida Monthly Top Lawyers in Florida for Personal Injury Litigation

Speeches & Publications

  • Litigation Overview and T-System Improvement In the Emergency Department, Baptist Health South Florida Mariners Hospital, Tavernier, Florida
  • Risk Management Conference Series: Postmortem of a Medical Record, Baptist Health South Florida South Miami Hospital
  • Primary Care Focus Symposium Realities of Litigation and Documentation Pitfalls:  The Impact on Litigation and Patient Safety, Baptist Health South Florida, Captiva Island, Florida
  • Risk Management Conference Series: Post Mortem of a Medical Record in Litigation, Baptist Health South Florida Baptist Hospital of Miami, Miami, Florida
  • New Medical Malpractice Statute, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
  • Risk Management & the Medical Staff:  Informed Consent Process, Disclosure of Unanticipated Outcomes & Documentation Tips, Baptist Health South Florida Baptist Hospital of Miami, Miami, Florida
  • Critical Skills for Obstetrical Nurses, Baptist Health Systems of South Florida South Miami Hospital, Miami, Florida*Complete List Of Presentations Available Upon Request.