I am one of the few people that can say I am a native Floridian. In fact I am a fifth generation Floridian. After attending St. Thomas Aquinas High School, where I lettered in wrestling, I attended Auburn University in Alabama. In between playing rugby for the Tigers I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in criminal investigation in 1996, all while achieving Dean’s List honors three years in a row. I also was president of the Alpha Phi Sigma honor society and a general member of the Pi Sigma Alpha honor society.
I attended law school at NSU where I graduated in the top 15% of my class. I was also 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 traveling team.
During law school I worked for nationally recognized jury consultant Dr. Amy Singer, where I obtained invaluable experience with juries working on such publicized cases as the State of Florida tobacco litigation, Tylenol death cases, and several aviation disasters. I joined Fenster & Faerber as a law clerk after my second year of law school and officially as an attorney in 1999.
While at Fenster & Faerber I devoted my practice to civil litigation. I spent my time helping victims of medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. I also handled all types of personal injury cases ranging from slip and falls to construction site accidents. I successfully litigated hundreds of catastrophic cases resulting in over 100 million dollars in jury verdicts.
I joined Winston & Clark in May of 2006 as an associate and became a partner in March of 2008. In 2012 I opened The Wigand Law Firm where I continue to handle all types of personal injury cases as well as expanding my practice to commercial litigation.
I have a BV peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell. I am admitted to practice in Florida State Court, The United States District Court Southern District, The United States District Court Middle District, and The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. I am a certified arbitrator for the Broward County Better Business Bureau. I am a member of the American Association for Justice, The Florida Justice Association, Broward County Justice Association, and the Broward County Bar Association. I am also a past director of the Broward County Justice Association.
Licensed since 1999
Contingent (30-40%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)
It was my good fortune to have Chris Wigand represent my wife in a personal injury case. Chris proved to be a zealous advocate and represented my wife with great enthusiasm and professional competence. He was able to negotiate a very favorable settlement on our behalf. He continually kept us up to date with developments in the case and was always well-prepared at each stage of the proceedings. As a former Assistant US Attorney, I have a great appreciation for his fine skills as a litigator. I have no hesitation in strongly endorsing him to anyone looking for quality legal representation.
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1999||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Leo Goodwin Fellowship||Nova Southeastern University||1996|
|Owner||The Wigand Law Firm||2012 - Present|
|Partner||Winston, Clark & Wigand, P.A.||2006 - 2012|
|Associate||Fenster & Faerber, P.A.||1997 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Broward County Bar Association||Bench and Bar Committee||2011 - Present|
|Broward County Bar Association||Local Rules Sub-Committee||2011 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Florida Justice Association||Member||N/A|
|Broward County Justice Association||Board Member||N/A|
|Broward County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|PHYLLIS KOHN vs. NCBR CORPORATION d/b/a NEW CENTURY BUFFET, HARVEST VALLEY, INC., and R.K. ASSOCIATES INC.||Defendants met plaintiff's demand on the third day of trial after the close of plaintiff's case.|
|Wilner Wilson v. Pride of Fort Lauderdale Lodge 652, Improved Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks of the World||The jury awarded plaintiff $65,045|
|Jamie S. Clonch, individually and as natural mother and legal guardian of Anthony Clonch, a minor, v. Judd Hobdy||The jury found that Hobdy was liable for battery against Anthony.|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||N/A||law||1999|
|Auburn University, Auburn||Criminal Investigation||Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|Medicare Lien Resolution||Medicare Lien Resolution||2013|