Richard E. Ramsey joined Wicker Smith in 1990. As a partner in the firm’s Jacksonville office, he is responsible for overseeing office operations.
Mr. Ramsey has over 32 years of experience focusing on professional liability including medical and legal malpractice. He has been asked by several legal malpractice carriers to defend their insureds on cases ranging from complex business transactions, personal injury, trust & estate and taxation matters. His medical malpractice experience is equally varied and his success rate in 56 trials is ninety percent. He is also well-versed on a broad array of complex litigation involving retail and restaurant defense, healthcare law and risk management; casualty claims defense, products liability, construction, product liability, nursing home and employment litigation.
Mr. Ramsey is a frequent lecturer in both nationally on topics involving risk management, handling catastrophic claims, Apology and Full Disclosure, food borne illness claims and social media.
An AV rated attorney signifying the highest level of skill and integrity, he has successfully tried over 59 cases to verdict, winning close to 90 percent. He represents a wide range of clients including but not limited to a large number of medical and legal malpractice carriers, The Doctor’s Company, Norcal, CNA, Dillards, Publix, McDonald’s, Aaron’s Furniture, Ruby Tuesday, Office Depot and several hospitals.
Admitted to practice in the state of Florida, Mr. Ramsey is a Certified Federal Court Arbitrator and Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, a distinction held by fewer than 1% of lawyers in the state. He received his Bachelor of Arts cum laude from New York University in 1984 and his J.D. from Catholic University in 1987.