also known as A.C. Nash, Alan Nash
Alan Carroll (A.C) Nash focuses his practice on the defense of claims made and suits brought against insureds and businesses in product, automobile, commercial, construction, and premises liability matters. A.C.’s public sector and municipality practice encompasses the representation of municipalities and law enforcement agencies in issues concerning federal and state civil rights cases involving false arrest, malicious prosecution and excessive force.
Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, A.C. was a trial litigation associate for a Ft. Lauderdale-based law enforcement and municipal defense law firm, whose practice was established over 30 years ago. While at this firm, A.C. was able to expand his trial experience. Working closely with the managing partner, A.C. was instrumental in defending law enforcement and municipal clients in civil rights cases in both state and federal courts throughout Florida.
In 2007, A.C. graduated from the Florida State University College of Law, earning his juris doctor. Prior to his graduation, A.C. gained practical criminal trial experience serving as a Certified Legal Intern for the Second Judicial Circuit of Florida. In this capacity, A.C. tried approximately 40 jury and non-jury misdemeanor and felony criminal trials. While in law school, A.C. was a member and coach of the Mock Trial Team, served as a student ambassador and traveling recruiter for the law school, was appointed to the Dean's Cabinet and was the 5th Circuit American Bar Association Governor. At graduation, A.C. was a recipient of the Distinguished Pro Bono Award.
A South Florida native, A.C. graduated early from the University of Florida, where he majored in public relations. Prior to entering law school, A.C. worked for an established Miami-based public relations firm where he was responsible for several state and national accounts, which garnered nationwide recognition. He was later recruited by two Fortune 100 companies to manage, prepare and execute advertising and marketing programs targeting areas of South Florida.
A.C. continues to donate a significant amount of time to mentoring students throughout the state of Florida including elementary, high school, undergraduate and law school levels. A.C is a member of several professional organizations including the Broward County Bar Association, T.J. Reddick Bar Association, Emerge Broward, and he is an Encourage Broward Mentor for Broward Community College. A.C. also sits as vice-president of the Ft. Lauderdale Community Development Corporation. He has been recognized as a community leader and as a "Florida Legal Elite" and "Super Lawyer."
A.C. is admitted to practice in the state of Florida, and all federal courts in Florida including the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
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I have known Alan since he graduated law school and I have watched him grow in both his knowledge of the law and skill as a litigator. In that time, he has demonstrated an aptitude for digesting legal concepts and applying them to the facts of his case. In addition, he has shown the tenacity to aggressively represent the best interests of his clients. If I had the need of counsel, then I would be confident in retaining Alan's services.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2008||09/08/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2014 Rising Star||Daily Business Review||2014|
|Top 100 Lawyer||The National Black Lawyers Top 100||2014|
|AV® Preeminent™||LexisNexis Martindal-Hubbell||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Florida Legal Elite - Up & Comer||Florida Legal Trend Magazine||2012|
|Florida Legal Elite - Up & Comer||Florida Legal Trend Magazine||2010|
|Distinguished Pro Bono Service||Florida State University College of Law||2007|
|Excellence in Trial Advocacy||Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers||2007|
|Third Place||Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Mock Trial Competition||2006|
|Attorney||Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin||2010 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Brown Mackie College||2008 - 2010|
|Asst. State Attorney - CLI||Second Judicial Circuit||2007 - 2007|
|Attorney||Purdy Jolly Giuffreda & Barranco, P.A.||2007 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Broward Community College||Encourage Broward Mentor||2009 - 2012|
|Stranahan High School||School Mentor||2008 - Present|
|Rainbow Park Elementary||School Mentor||2008 - 2013|
|Ft. Lauderdale Community Development Corp.||Vice-President/Board Member||2008 - Present|
|Broward County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2006 - 2010|
|American Bar Association - Law Student Division||5th Circuit Governor||2006 - 2007|
|Dean's Advisory Cabinent - FSU College of Law||Cabinent Member||2006 - 2007|
|Florida State University Mock Trial Team||Team Member||2005 - 2007|
|Kappa Alpha Psi||Member||2003 - Present|
|Carmen Rivera v. Brian Cohen and Don Hunter Sheriff of Collier County Sheriff's Office||Directed Verdict|
|Steven M. Winch v. Officer Steven Bolger Hollywood Police Department||Not Liable|
|Robert Augustus Smith v. Heather Bartalotta||Motion to Dismiss Granted|
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|Florida State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of Florida||Public Relations & Communications||BS - Bachelor of Science||2003|
|Florida Claims Symposium - The Best Defense is a Good Offense||Using Crime Grids in Negligent Security Claims||2014|
|Diversity for Success Conference||Diversity for Success||2014|
|Stand Your Ground Forum||Stand Your Ground Law||2012|
|FAMU||Keynote Graduation Speaker @ St. Eugene Chapel for FAMU Graduation Banquet||2007|