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Christopher Wigand, Esq.

Christopher Wigand, Civil Trial Lawyer

Christopher C. Wigand is a partner with the South Florida personal injury lawyers at the Winston Law Firm.

Mr. Wigand handles all types of personal injury cases, including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, slip and falls, and wrongful death. His practice has expanded recently to include commercial and real estate litigation. Mr. Wigand is available to represent real estate buyers involved in litigation against developers.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Wigand worked at the South Florida personal injury law firm of Fenster & Faerber (now Fenster & Cohen) as a law clerk while still in law school and officially as an attorney in 1999. His practice there focused on civil litigation, including helping victims of medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. He also handled all types of personal injury cases ranging from slip and falls to construction site accidents. Mr. Wigand successfully litigated hundreds of catastrophic cases resulting in over $100 million in jury verdicts.

During law school Mr. Wigand worked for nationally recognized jury consultant Dr. Amy Singer, where he obtained invaluable experience with juries working on such highly publicized cases as the State of Florida tobacco litigation, Tylenol death cases, and several aviation disasters.

Mr. Wigand holds a BV DistinguishedTM 4.4 of 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He is a certified arbitrator for the Broward County Better Business Bureau.

Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Florida Justice Association, Member
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member
  • Broward County Justice Association, Board Member

Education

  • J.D., Nova Southeastern University Nova Law Center (now Shepard Broad Law Center), 1999
  • B.A., Criminal Investigations, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 1996

Admissions

  • Florida
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Personal

Born and raised in South Florida, as a fifth generation Floridian, Mr. Wigand had the distinction of achieving Dean’s List honors three consecutive years while at Auburn University. He was also a student athlete, president of the Alpha Phi Sigma honor society, and a general member of the Pi Sigma Alpha honor society.

Mr. Wigand graduated in the top 15% of his law school class. While at Nova he was a recipient of the Leo Goodwin Fellowship, worked as a faculty research assistant, held a position on the Board of Editors of the Moot Court Society, and competed on the Moot Court Society competition team.