Wites & Kapetan, P.A., is a law firm that has represented plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death actions, and class actions, since the firm was founded in 2001. Marc A. Wites is a founding shareholder of the Firm, and he directs the Firm's practice areas in class actions, personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and investment disputes.
Marc has achieved great success for his clients in his core practice areas. This includes multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements in personal injury and wrongful death actions, the recovery of investment losses of individuals and families against brokerage firms, banks and investment advisors, and industry changing class actions that have returned monies to class members and changed the way in which companies do business. These victories have been achieved in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country, as well as arbitration proceedings.
Marc is a graduate of The University of Florida College Law, where he served as a board member of The University of Florida Law Review and the Justice Thornal Campbell National Moot Court Board. Marc earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Michigan.
He is admitted to the Florida Bar, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Marc was named as part of Florida’s Legal Elite for 2006-2012 by Florida Trend magazine, and as a Florida Super Lawyer in 2009-2014. These honors were the result of voting by members of the Florida Bar.
Marc authored The Florida Civil Litigation Handbook: Actions, Defenses and Evidence and Rules, which was published annually by Matthew Bender & Co., Inc. from 1997 through 2000.
Marc launched The Florida Litigation Guide in 2001. The Guide contains a listing of the elements of popular common law causes of action, citations for the most recent state and federal court cases listing the elements of the actions and various defenses to the actions. Tens of thousands of lawyers, from virtually every major Florida law firm, as well as countless practitioners from medium and small firms, solo practitioners and government attorneys, as well as members of the judiciary, have relied on Marc's publication in Florida litigation matters.
In 2007 Marc became the author of Florida Causes of Action, an annual treatise published by James Publishing. This publication provides a detailed analysis of Florida common law and statutory causes of action.
Marc also has published several articles, including Does Copying an In-House Lawyer on Corporate Correspondence Render It Privileged, The Federal Lawyer, March 2014; Do Equine Immunity Acts Provide a False Sense of Security, The Chronicle of the Horse, Vol. LXI, Number 33, August 14, 1998; Back in the Saddle Again: An Analysis of Florida's Equine Immunity Act, Florida Bar Journal, Volume LXXI, Number 10, November 1997; and The Franchisor as Predator: Encroachment and the Implied Covenant of Good Faith, The University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy, Volume VII, Issue 2, Spring 1996.
Prior to founding Wites & Kapetan, P.A., Marc practiced law with Homer & Bonner P.A. (f/k/a Greer, Homer, Cope & Bonner, P.A.), a well-known Miami law firm, for over 5 years. There, his practice included the prosecution and defense of class actions, commercial litigation and transactions on behalf of brokerage firms, corporations, general contractors, aviation companies and banks, and equine litigation and transactions. During 2000, Marc served as Associate General Counsel and General Counsel for Link2Gov Corp. and HostLogic, Inc.
Marc was born in Queens, New York, and raised in Coral Springs, Florida. He lives in Boca Raton with his wife, Jennifer, and sons, Asher and Leo.
Languages Spoken: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Creole
Licensed since 1994
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1994||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Legal Elite||Trend Magazine||2012|
|Attorney||Wites & Kapetan, P.A.||2001 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Homer & Bonner, P.A.||1994 - 2000|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Florida Justice Association||Eagle Member||2001 - Present|
|Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||1994 - Present|
|Avila v Tarmac||$6.1 million jury verdict|
|Title Insurance Class Actions||Settlements required insurers to disclose the availability of the higher ratre, and provided monetary relief.|
|Confidential Settlement||$1.2 million for man who suffered spinal injury when struck by a drunk driver.|
|New York Litigation Guide||New York Litigation Guide||2014|
|California Litigation Guide||California Litigation Guide||2014|
|The Federal Lawyer||Does Copying an In-House Lawyer on Corporate Correspondence Render It Privileged?||2014|
|Florida Causes of Action||Florida Causes of Action||2014|
|Florida Litigation Guide||Florida Litigation Guide||2014|
|The Florida Bar Journal||Back in the Saddle Again: An Analysis of Florida's Equine Immunity Act||1997|
|University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy||The Franchisor as Predator: Encroachment and The Implied Covenant of Good Faith||1996|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||N/A||Law||1994|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||Business||BBA||1991|
|Naturalization Ceremony||US Citizenship||2014|