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General Info

Email: jmenello@wickersmith.com
Direct: (407) 317-2118
Offices: Orlando

Biography

Joseph P. Menello joined Wicker Smith in 1998 and is a partner in the Orlando office.
Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1998, Mr. Menello’s civil trial practice has focused on the defense of professional and corporate institutions, as well as individuals throughout the state of Florida. He has primarily handled cases involving medical malpractice, premises liability, automobile liability, general civil litigation and professional negligence, covering a wide range of complex issues. Mr. Menello is an active member of The Florida Bar and the Orange County Bar Association.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in 1994 from Florida State University and continued on to also receive his Juris Doctor with honors in 1998.

Education

  • Florida State University (J.D., cum laude, 1998; B.A., cum laude, 1994)

Admitted

  • 1998, Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Florida Healthcare Association
  • Central Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council, Inc.
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Star” 2009 – 2012

Speeches & Publications

  • The Physician as a Witness: The Do’s and Don’t’s of Deposition and Trial Testimony, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Boston, MA (October 19, 2011)
  • Changes in Premises Liability Law, Wicker Smith Claims Seminar, Orlando, FL (June 10, 2011)
  • Panelist: At the Crossroads of Medicine and the Law: Experts and the Standard of Care and the Ethics of Good Medicine and Good Lawyering, Tallahassee Bar Association, FSU College of Law and Medicine and FSU College of Law Alumni (November 5, 2010)