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Biography

John A. Campbell, III is a partner in Wicker Smith’s Pensacola office. Over the past 20+ years, he has represented defendants in claims arising from medical/professional malpractice, trucking/auto accidents, premises liability, long term care liability, construction defects and product liability.
As an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Campbell has tried various matters wherein the alleged damages have ranged from soft tissue claims to catastrophic injuries including paralysis, amputation, brain damage, disfigurement and death. He began his career in the Miami office in 1993 representing hospitals and physicians and continues to do so throughout Florida. This representation has focused on defending and trying medical malpractice cases involving alleged delays in diagnosis, misdiagnosis, Good Samaritan issues, violations of nursing policies and procedures, and credentialing matters.
In his defense of retail, restaurant and hotel clients, the claims have ranged from simple property damage to abduction and rape. Additionally, Mr. Campbell’s experience includes representing engineers, architects, and contractors in matters arising from commercial building, condominium and bridge construction. He has also defended manufacturers of ladders, gun safes, medical devices, and air conditioners. Furthermore, Mr. Campbell has represented many church and religious organizations for various issues including molestation.
Mr. Campbell was admitted to practice in the state of Florida in 1993 and is an active member of the Broward County Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, Florida Defense Lawyers Association and Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council, Inc. He is also a member of The American Board of Trial Advocates, which is an invitation only organization where membership is by nomination and peer review only.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Florida International University in 1990 and then went on to earn a Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1993 from University of Miami School of Law.

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • (J.D., cum laude, 1993)
  • Florida International University (B.S., magna cum laude, 1990)

Admitted

  • 1993, Florida

Professional Affiliations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council, Inc.

Honors

  • AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell