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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.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    17 years
  2. Car Accident: 25%
    17 years
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    17 years



Contingent (30-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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  • Richard A. Asselta

    I have know Chris for nearly 20 years and have seen his results as an attorney. Chris is a highly talented and experienced personal injury and civil litigator. He is a master at understanding the medicals and deposing doctors and other experts. Chris is not afraid to go to trial and he has that unique ability to immediately connect with a jury. The results he has gotten for his clients are nothing short of astonishing. I highly endorse Chris for any of your personal injury or civil litigation needs.


    Richard Asselta Education Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    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.


    Richard Woolf
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

2924 Davie Road
Suite 201
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 33314


FLMember in Good Standing199906/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Leo Goodwin FellowshipNova Southeastern University1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Wigand Law Firm2012 - Present
PartnerWinston, Clark & Wigand, P.A.2006 - 2012
AssociateFenster & Faerber, P.A.1997 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Broward County Bar Association, Clerk and Bar CommitteeMember2015 - Present
Broward County Bar AssociationBench and Bar Committee2011 - Present
Broward County Bar AssociationLocal Rules Sub-Committee2011 - Present
Florida BarMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Florida Justice AssociationMemberN/A
Broward County Justice AssociationBoard MemberN/A
Broward County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Florida Lawyers NetworkMember2014 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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 WorldThe jury awarded plaintiff $65,045
Jamie S. Clonch, individually and as natural mother and legal guardian of Anthony Clonch, a minor, v. Judd HobdyThe jury found that Hobdy was liable for battery against Anthony.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Ezinearticles.comNew Medicare Reporting Requirements and How it Affects Plaintiffs Attorneys2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterN/AJD - Juris Doctor1999
Auburn University, AuburnCriminal InvestigationBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Medicare Lien ResolutionMedicare Lien Resolution2013