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Roy Wasson’s Legal Trial Tips

Roy Wasson is a board certified appellate specialist and author of the popular legal series “Roy Wasson’s Legal Trial Tips”.  As an appellate attorney, Mr. Wasson is intimately familiar with the legal issues facing personal injury trial attorney’s who represent accident victims.  Mr. Wasson created the “Legal Trial Tips” in the hopes that victims could receive justice and closure from a jury verdict and not be subject to additional delays by defendants and insurance companies appealing jury verdicts.  These “Trial Tips” are compiled on this site exclusively for the use of those Florida attorneys who represent accident victims and their families and do not do personal injury defense or work for insurance companies.  If you are a Florida attorney who represents Plaintiffs, does not represent or defend insurance companies and you would like access to “Roy Wasson’s Trial Tips” please follow the link below.

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Roy Wasson is a board certified appellate specialist and a member of the Florida Justice Association’s board of directors (2006-10 terms), having previously served terms as an AFTL board member (1992-99). He served several terms as a member of the board of directors of the Miami-Dade Justice Association under its former name, the Dade County Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member and past chairman of the FJA Amicus Curiae Committee, and has filed more than thirty-five amicus briefs on behalf of the FJA and the DCTLA.  Roy served for fifteen years as a Legislative Key Contact and has assisted the FJA as a volunteer lobbyist during twenty-one legislative sessions (1990-2010).  He is the founding Chairman of the FJA Appellate Practice Section. He is an Eagle Patron and one of the first Fellows of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers.  Roy is a recipient of the MDJA’s Stalwart’s Award (1997).  Roy’s awards from the FJA and AFTL include the Gold Eagle Award (2007); Legislative Leadership Shoe Leather Award (2005 & 2010); Silver Eagle Award (1998 & 2009); Eagle Talon Award (1994); and the S. Victor Tipton Legal Writing Award (1991).  Roy has served as chairman of the FJA Jury Instructions Review Committee and as a member of the FJA Constitutional Challenge Committee; Medical Malpractice Task Force, and on numerous other FJA committees and projects.

Roy is board certified in Appellate Practice (1994-2015), having been part of the creation of appellate certification as Chairman of The Florida Bar Appellate Practice Certification Standards Committee (1993).  He is incoming chair of The Florida Bar Appellate Practice Certification Committee, where he has served since 2006.  Roy is a former member (1989-98) and Chairman (1994-95) of the Appellate Court Rules Committee.  Roy has served on the Rules of Judicial Administration Committee (2003-06) and as Vice-Chairman of a Florida Bar Grievance Committee (1996-99). He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected among Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite” (2005) and named as a Florida “Super Lawyer” (2008-10).

A frequent lecturer at CLE programs, Roy enjoys writing for publication. A cum laude graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law (1981), where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, he served as managing editor of the Kentucky Law Journal, America’s tenth oldest legal periodical.  When not practicing, he enjoys teaching law, and has taught Appellate Advocacy at St. Thomas University School of Law.  He has handled more than 450 state and federal appeals since 1981.

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