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General Info

Email: wfink@wickersmith.com
Direct: (305) 773-4061
Offices: Miami

Biography

William F. Fink, a partner in the Miami office, began his tenure with Wicker Smith as a law clerk in 1987 and has continued to have a successful career. An ardent litigator, he has tried to verdict numerous construction, medical malpractice and products liability cases. Though these practice areas make up the majority of his casework, Mr. Fink also actively represents clients in cases involving premises liability, automobile negligence and insurance defense.

Mr. Fink handles cases in all aspects of construction litigation throughout the state of Florida, representing developers, general contractors, sub-contractors and design professionals for both residential and commercial properties. Most recently, Mr. Fink was retained to represent a developer in a class-action suit by 60+ homeowners claiming defective design and construction of roofs, which were damaged in the 2005 hurricanes. In addition, he is defending a sub-contractor in a multi-million dollar construction defect case involving a Miami Beach condominium. He is a member of the South Florida Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America.

Also engaged in cases statewide, Mr. Fink represents healthcare providers, hospital facilities, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, extended care facilities and congregate living facilities in a wide range of complex medical malpractice issues. Currently he represents Tenet Healthcare Corporation, which through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals and numerous related health care services in various locations across the country. Mr. Fink has given numerous lectures to doctors, medical staff and general counsel for client hospitals.

In his product liability experience, he has represented manufacturers, distributors and retailers involving a multitude of products such as Asplundh lifts and chippers, Raleigh bikes and flammable colognes. Additionally, Mr. Fink’s experience includes representing insurance companies in coverage disputes and first party litigation, as well as representing agents, brokers and underwriters in E&O litigation.

Mr. Fink’s achievements throughout his career have been recognized by his peers, earning him an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating awarded by that organization. Most recently, he was admitted to the American Board of Trial Advocates, an invitation only group of trial attorneys required to be certified by the local bench and bar as exceptional practitioners in the community. Admitted to practice in the state of Florida in 1988, Mr. Fink earned his Juris Doctor from Stetson University that same year. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida in 1984.

Education

  • Stetson University
    (J.D., 1988); Phi Delta Phi
  • University of Florida
    (B.S., 1984)

Admitted

  • 1988, Florida; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Dade County Defense Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute – Construction Committee, Medical Malpractice Committee and Product Liability Committee
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 2007
  • South Florida Chapter, Associated General Contractors of America

Significant Engagements

  • Retained to represent a developer in a class-action suit by 60+ homeowners claiming defective design and construction of roofs, which were damaged in the 2005 hurricanes.
  • Retained to defend a sub-contractor in multi-million dollar construction defect litigation involving a Miami Beach condominium.