In addition to representing professionals in civil lawsuits, Wicker Smith lawyers are well versed in representing those same professionals when the State of Florida initiates administrative proceedings seeking to take disciplinary action against a license. Wicker Smith represents licensees through the entire process, from the initial investigation, through the presentation of a case to a professional board, and ultimately to a formal proceeding before an administrative law judge and subsequent appeal. Wicker Smith attorneys regularly appear before the Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Chiropractic Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Psychology, Optometry, and more. Wicker Smith lawyers are also experienced in representing municipalities engaging in their role of presiding over land use decisions.
Administrative – Defense of Bar Complaints
Wicker Smith represents attorneys in not only professional negligence cases against them, but also in administrative proceedings brought by the Florida Bar relating to their license to practice law. The representation involves working closely with our clients to resolve Bar complaints at the local grievance committee level. When necessary, we represent attorneys at administrative trials, […]Learn More
Administrative – Department of Financial Services
Wicker Smith has extensive experience in the representation of clients in matters involving the Department of Financial Services, which includes the Office of Insurance Regulation. The firm represents clients through investigating and litigating insurance fraud claims. The firm also has a practice group dedicated to the representation of insurance carriers that dispute inappropriate medical claims. […]Learn More
Administrative – Department of Health
Wicker Smith has extensive experience in representing health care providers whose licenses are being investigated by the Florida Department of Health. The list of professional boards before which Wicker Smith lawyers have appeared includes the Board of Medicine, the Board of Osteopathic Medicine, the Board of Chiropractic Medicine, the Board of Dentistry, the Board of […]Learn More