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General Info

Email: mreed@wickersmith.com
Direct: (813) 222-7208
Fax: (813)222-3938
Offices: Tampa

Biography

Michael E. Reed, a native of Oklahoma, joined Wicker Smith in 1992 and is a partner in the Tampa office. He is AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Over the course of his 25 year career, Mr. Reed has conducted numerous civil trials in state and federal court, primarily handling matters involving complex litigation, products liability, bad faith, commercial casualty and medical malpractice. He represents such clients as Zurich, AIG, Scottsdale Insurance, Community Health Systems, Cincinnati Insurance Company, FPIC and Lexington Insurance Company, to name a few. Prior to the start of his legal career, Mr. Reed worked as an insurance adjuster for 10 years with the United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company.
Mr. Reed graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Central State University in 1979 and later went on to earn a Masters in Business Administration from Amber University in Dallas, Texas, and a Juris Doctor in 1992 from Oklahoma City University. He is admitted to practice in the state of Florida and the U.S. District Court in the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. Mr. Reed is an active member of The Florida Bar, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Defense Research Institute and the Florida Defense Lawyers Association.

Education

  • Oklahoma City University (J.D., 1992)
  • Amber University (M.B.A., 1985)
  • Central State University (B.S., 1979)

Admitted

  • 1992, Florida and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • 2003, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • 2007, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Oklahoma City University Law Review, 1990-1992

Speeches & Publications

  • Expanded Liability for Brokers/Shippers, Wicker Smith Claims Seminar, Orlando, FL (May 20, 2016)
  • Adjuster 5-Hour Law & Ethics Update (Ce 5-620), Wicker Smith Claims Seminar, Orlando, FL (May 20, 2016)
  • Professional Liability – 10 Minute Drills, Wicker Smith Claims Seminar, Orlando, FL (June 13, 2014)
  • Motor Vehicle Liability, Wicker Smith Claims Seminar, Orlando, FL (June 8, 2012)
  • Effective Use of Technology in Accident Reconstruction Cases, Wicker Smith Claims Seminar, Orlando, FL (June 10, 2011)
  • Bad Faith Set Up and Civil Remedy Notice, Wicker Smith Claims Seminar, Orlando, FL (June 11, 2010)
  • Claims of Traumatic Brain Injury, Wicker Smith Claims Seminar, Orlando, FL (May 8, 2009)
  • Complex Automobile Accident Litigation, Wicker Smith Claims Seminar, Orlando, FL (June 6, 2008)
  • Fighting Uphill: Florida’s Product Liability Scheme, Wicker Smith Claims Seminar, Orlando, FL (July 27, 2007)
  • Premises Liability, The Knockdown Rule & Letters of Protection, Wicker Smith Claims Seminar, Orlando, FL (August 18, 2006)