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General Info

Email: kmercer@wickersmith.com
Direct: (904) 598-3223
Fax: (904)355-0226
Offices: Jacksonville

Biography

Kevin G. Mercer joined Wicker Smith in 1997, and became a partner in 2002.

In 2011, he joined the Jacksonville office. Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1994, Mr. Mercer has actively litigated throughout Florida in the state and federal courts, primarily handling legal matters in medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability and catastrophic injury, as well as various matters with the Florida Department of Health. He represents such clients as CHS, 7-Eleven, Inc., Darden, The Medical Protective, Fortress Insurance Company, Professional Risk Management Services, Inc., NCMIC, Zurich, CHG Companies, Inc. and Physicians Insurance Company. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Mercer attended the University of Florida earning a Bachelor of Science in 1991 and a Juris Doctor with honors in 1994. He is an active member of The Florida Bar and Duval County Bar Association.

Education

  • University of Florida (J.D., with honors, 1994; B.S., 1991)

Admitted

  • 1994, Florida and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • 1995, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Duval County Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Claims Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Star”, 2009

Speeches & Publications

  • Speaker, “Prevention of Medical Error”, Emerald Coast Medical Association (January 21, 2018)
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Sedgwick, Jacksonville, FL (September 24, 2014)
  • Investigating and Defending Cases of Chronic Back Pain, Wicker Smith Claims Seminar, Orlando, FL (June 13, 2014)
  • Automotive and Premises Liability Investigations, Amerisure Insurance Company, St. Petersburg, FL (December 4, 2013)
  • Automotive Liability, Wicker Smith Claims Seminar, Orlando, FL (June 7, 2013)
  • Trucking Claims and Investigation Techniques, Sedgwick, Jacksonville, FL (May 15, 2013)
  • Social Media – Investigating and Defending Claims, Florida League of Cities, Orlando, FL (April 2, 2013)
  • Chiropractic Fraud, Sedgwick, Jacksonville, FL (March 20, 2013)
  • Social Networking Sites, Allstate Insurance Company, Maitland, FL (March 14, 2013)
  • Social Media – Investigating and Defending Claims, North American Risk Services (CEU Institute), Altamonte Springs, FL (February 7, 2013)
  • The WebMD Syndrome, North American Risk Services (CEU Institute), Altamonte Spring, FL (February 7, 2013)
  • Prevention of Medical Errors, Travelers (CEU Institute), Orlando, Florida (January 22, 2013)
  • Medical Malpractice 101: Overview of Medical Liability, Law Review CLE (October 18, 2012)
  • Professional Liability Insurance: Errors and Omissions, Hartord Insurance Company, Lake Mary, FL (August 23, 2012)
  • Premises Liability: Defending the Slip & Fall from Incident to Jury Verdict, Wicker Smith Claims Seminar, Orlando, FL (June 8, 2012)
  • Preservation of Evidence in Claims Investigation, Wicker Smith Claims Seminar, Orlando, FL (June 10, 2011)
  • Spinal Anatomy and Malpractice, Wicker Smith Claims Seminar, Orlando, FL (June 11, 2010)