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General Info

Email: jliro@wickersmith.com
Direct: (305) 461-8730
Offices: Miami

Biography

Jacob J. Liro is a partner in Wicker Smith’s Miami office. He focuses his practice in the areas of premises liability, construction, transportation, professional malpractice, and catastrophic injury. Jacob is a member of the firm’s Transportation Practice group and is on their Transportation Rapid Response team. Prior to joining Wicker Smith, he worked for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, where he was clerk to the General Counsel for the Construction Law and Land Sales and Condominium Regulation Divisions. He also worked for a highly active insurance defense firm in South Miami.

A native of Massachusetts, Jacob graduated from Boston College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts Philosophy. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami in 2006. During his entire law school career, Jacob was a recipient of the Dean’s Academic Merit Scholarship. Admitted to the Florida Bar in 2006, Jacob is an active member of The Florida Bar, American Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association and the international legal fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta..

Education

  • University of Miami
    (J.D., 2006)
  • Boston College
    (B.A., 2003)

Admitted

  • 2006, Florida
  • 2011, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta (Vice Justice 2006)

Honors

  • Dean’s Academic Merit Scholarship, 2003-2006
  • Certificate of Academic Achievement in Writing, 2005
  • C.A.L.I. Award for Legal Writing Seminar, 2005

Speeches & Publications

  • The Advent of Autonomous Vehicles, USLAW Fall/Winter Magazine, Co-Author (2016)
  • Florida Premises Liability Seminar for Insurance Adjusters, Engle Martin, Alpharetta, GA (2007)
  • Florida Premises Liability Seminar for Insurance Adjusters, Markel Underwriting, Red Bank, NJ (2007)
  • Florida Automobile Negligence Seminar, Markel Underwriting, Red Bank NJ (2007)
  • Florida Premises Liability Seminar for Insurance Adjusters, Markel Underwriting, Red Bank, NJ (2006)