JACKSONVILLE – FEBUARY 5, 2021 – Civil litigation defense firm, Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford P.A., is pleased to announce E. Holland “Holly” Howanitz, a partner in the Jacksonville office, has been invited to become an executive committee member of The Florida Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates (FLABOTA). She now holds the position of membership director for FLABOTA’s regional Jacksonville chapter.
As membership director, she will be responsible for the communicating with the regional chapter on nomination processes and applications, oversee the chapter’s vetting process for new nominations, submit all completed applications to the National Office of ABOTA, communicate with the national board for application approvals, and communicate approvals to new ABOTA members.
Holly Howanitz joined Wicker Smith in 2007 and is a partner in the Jacksonville and Brunswick offices. She focuses her practice on defending claims in matters of general negligence, personal injury, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, insurance agent malpractice, products liability, automobile negligence, transportation and construction defect litigation. Ms. Howanitz has represented corporations such as The Doctor’s Company, CNA, Amerisure, Swiss Re, ESIS, HIscox, State Farm, Progressive, and The Medical Protective. Ms. Howanitz’s passion for the law has earned her an AV® PreeminentTM rating from her peers, the highest level rating awarded to lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell.
Founded in 1958, The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. ABOTA and its members are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. ABOTA membership consists of more than 7,600 lawyers—equally balanced between plaintiff and defense— and judges spread among 96 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.