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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.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 80%
    11 years, 100 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    11 years, 100 cases
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 5%
    11 years, 50 cases
  4. Constitutional: 5%
    8 years, 30 cases



Hourly ($250-450/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jason Lee Scarberry

    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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Contact info

Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin

100 N.E. 3rd Avenue.
Ft Lauderdale, FL, 33301


FLMember in Good Standing200806/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2014 Rising StarDaily Business Review2014
Top 100 LawyerThe National Black Lawyers Top 1002014
AV® Preeminent™LexisNexis Martindal-Hubbell2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Florida Legal Elite - Up & ComerFlorida Legal Trend Magazine2012
Florida Legal Elite - Up & ComerFlorida Legal Trend Magazine2010
Distinguished Pro Bono ServiceFlorida State University College of Law2007
Excellence in Trial AdvocacyAcademy of Florida Trial Lawyers2007
Third PlaceAcademy of Florida Trial Lawyers Mock Trial Competition2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMarshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin2010 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorBrown Mackie College2008 - 2010
Asst. State Attorney - CLISecond Judicial Circuit2007 - 2007
AttorneyPurdy Jolly Giuffreda & Barranco, P.A.2007 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ft. Lauderdale Community Development Corp.Vice-President/Board Member2008 - Present
Stranahan High SchoolSchool Mentor2008 - Present
Broward County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Kappa Alpha PsiMember2003 - Present
Broward Community CollegeEncourage Broward Mentor2009 - 2012
Rainbow Park ElementarySchool Mentor2008 - 2013
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2010
American Bar Association - Law Student Division5th Circuit Governor2006 - 2007
Dean's Advisory Cabinent - FSU College of LawCabinent Member2006 - 2007
Florida State University Mock Trial TeamTeam Member2005 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Carmen Rivera v. Brian Cohen and Don Hunter Sheriff of Collier County Sheriff's OfficeDirected Verdict
Steven M. Winch v. Officer Steven Bolger Hollywood Police DepartmentNot Liable
Robert Augustus Smith v. Heather BartalottaMotion to Dismiss Granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
Law Enforcement TechnologyLet's Have a Look at the Footage2014
Defense DigestYou Slip. You Fall. You Loose.2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of FloridaPublic Relations & CommunicationsBS - Bachelor of Science2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida Claims Symposium - The Best Defense is a Good OffenseUsing Crime Grids in Negligent Security Claims2014
Diversity for Success ConferenceDiversity for Success2014
Stand Your Ground ForumStand Your Ground Law2012
FAMUKeynote Graduation Speaker @ St. Eugene Chapel for FAMU Graduation Banquet2007