MIAMI/KEY LARGO – April 6, 2021 – Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford P.A., one of Florida’s leading law firms, announced the opening of its new office in Key Largo, Florida. Wicker Smith continues to expand to meet a substantial increase in demand for the firm’s notable services in its existing practice areas of civil litigation including premises liability, transportation, negligent security, motor vehicle accidents and professional liability. Partner, Vivianne Wicker, will be heading up the Key Largo office. Ms. Wicker has over 30 years of experience handling complex litigation in both state and federal courts. The office is located at Largo Plaza, 100410 Overseas Highway, Suite 204, Key Largo, FL 33037.
Ms. Wicker covers a broad spectrum of legal matters including construction litigation, employment litigation, trucking, retail and restaurant litigation, insurance coverage issues, fraud, PIP fraud, premises liability, negligent security, products liability and general liability claims. Due to her depth of trial experience and success in the courtroom, she has been directly retained by a number of Fortune 500 internationally-based companies to handle all aspects of litigation through trial. In her construction practice, Ms. Wicker handles all aspects of construction litigation throughout Florida, representing contractors, subcontractors, developers, design professionals and various construction trades in construction defect and construction bodily injury claims. Additionally, Ms. Wicker has gained particular experience in catastrophic vehicular and trucking accidents statewide because of her implementation and deployment of an immediate response team to handle claims at a moment’s notice. She also has a vast amount of knowledge in the manufacturing and retail industry dealing with multifaceted product liability issues and food-safety related issues such as food borne illnesses, outbreaks and alleged foreign objects. She has represented international beverage distributors, national retailers, restaurants and food manufacturers in claims throughout the United States. Ms. Wicker has an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest evaluation awarded by that organization and is an active member of the Florida Bar, Dade County Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Florida Defense Lawyers Association, and Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). She also frequently lectures at educational seminars and various other speaking engagements throughout the year on various topics to include fraud, percutaneous discectomy, premises liability, bad faith, immediate investigation of catastrophic vehicular accidents, and best practices to utilize in customer claims investigation and handling.
“We believe Key Largo and the Florida Keys are a growing vibrant area of our state that requires local knowledge and commitment to serve the businesses and individuals. We are excited to open an office in this area and participate in this growth, while becoming a part of the legal fabric of the community”, said Richards H. Ford, Managing Partner of Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy and Ford P.A.