MIAMI, FORT LAUDERDALE & ORLANDO – [August 15, 2016] – Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy and Ford P.A., a full-service trial firm with offices throughout Florida, is pleased to announce that three of the firm’s managing partners have been named the Best Lawyers® 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” in Florida.
Dennis M. O’Hara was named Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in Fort Lauderdale
Jackson F. McCoy was named Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in Miami
Richards H. Ford was named Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in Orlando
Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” is a distinction awarded to only one lawyer within a given specialty and metropolitan area for a given year. Best Lawyers in America compiles its lists of exceptional attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers evaluate their professional peers. Honorees received particularly high ratings among their peers for their skill, professionalism, and integrity.
Mr. O’Hara, a managing partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, has served as lead counsel or sole attorney in numerous civil jury trials involving medical malpractice, products liability, general negligence, automobile liability and aviation law for more than 30 years. Mr. McCoy is a managing partner in the firm’s Miami office and specializes in civil trial work focusing primarily on matters involving complex litigation, medical malpractice and personal injury cases. Mr. Ford, a managing partner in the Orlando office engages in active civil trial practice, focusing on the defense of professional and corporate institutions. He has tried over 100 civil jury trials, including professional negligence, products liability, construction litigation, medical malpractice, automobile liability, transportation liability, general civil litigation and environmental cases.
About Wicker Smith
Founded in 1952, Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford P.A. is a full-service trial firm deeply experienced in handling significant and complex litigation for a broad variety of clients, ranging from multinational corporations to individuals. Wicker Smith services its clients through a network of ten locations throughout the State of Florida in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Melbourne, Miami, Naples, Orlando, Pensacola, Sarasota, Tampa and West Palm Beach. Wicker Smith is a member of the USLAW NET-WORK, an alliance of more than 100 AV-rated, independent law firms and over 6,000 attorneys across the U.S. and Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa who are part of the Network by invitation only. For more information, visit www.wickersmith.com.
About Best Lawyers®
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and we have received more than 13 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”