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Christopher B. Wigand

Litigation Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   20 reviews

also known as The Wigand Law Firm


Licensed for 23 years

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About Christopher

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    50%
    I am a trial attorney that handles areas from commercial disputes to wrongful death. My cases include slip and falls, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect, medical malpractice, negligent security, and contract disputes.

    23 years

  2. Car accident
    25%

    23 years

  3. Personal injury
    25%

    23 years

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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Licensed for 23 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Christopher B. Wigand

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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
Christopher received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2015
Posted by Tony | April 20, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Nice Person
While I did not use his services per se, He was very helpful. He scheduled two phone conferences with me at no charge just to make sure I understood my position correctly. He refused to charge me for this. I saved his number, and I will retain him for any litigation issues in the future. He seemed like a genuinely nice person.
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Response from Christopher Wigand April 20, 2021
Thank you for the kind words. I hope everything works out for you.
Posted by Latoya | August 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
I went on the internet to research representation for an unfortunate event that transpired, concerning one of my beautiful four children. From the time I contacted Christopher Wigand and his firm, the services went beyond the call of duty. They responded to my inquiry in a short period of time, and were courteous and informative. They obtained all the necessary information and documentation, and explained the process. I can gladly say that my case was handled with care, and the end results were in favor of my family. I would definitely recommend this office if you are looking for fair treatment, quick turnaround responses, lawyers that work diligently on your behalf, and have the best interest of each client.
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Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sincere & Dedicated
I felt as if Christopher was my personal friend. He took on my small case and made me feel as if I was his top priority. He could relate to what I was going through which made me feel confident that justice would be served.
Posted by Staci | May 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Pleased Client
Very pleased and happy with the outcome with my cases under the guidance of Chris. His wisdom and fight for his clients far exceeds any others I have worked with in the past. He never gives up and always has his clients best interest at hand. He walks you through step by step and stays by your side every step of the way. He was defending my children and I felt very comfortable and appreciative of what he did not just for my kids, but my family as a whole. Thank you Chris. 5 stars from this client!
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Posted by Marie | March 13, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Ethical and Dedicated
Recently Mr. Wigand helped me with a matter concerning my elderly father. He is very knowledgeable in matters concerning the elderly. He is ethical and 100% trustworthy. He is an attorney who is a humanitarian, sincerely compassionate and someone I would recommend to anyone who is concerned about the treatment and vulnerability of an elderly person they love. It is sometimes difficult to know who to trust with an elderly family member's rights to ethical treatment, to muddle through the many services, care received, expenses, to know what is reasonable and what is exploitation . I trust Mr. Wigand , his expertise, genuine concern, and ethics.
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Posted by Marcy Berliner Krauss | September 11, 2015
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client
Chris is a legal pit bull. We had fired another Florida attorney and Chris successfully resuscitated our case. He's also a man who is genuinely concerned about his clients.
Posted by ruben | August 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chris is my lawyer
My review of Chris is that he's dedicated hard-working and really cares about you as a person good family man to i met his family .he has helped me and help my son really great guy
Posted by Randi | August 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Christoher B. Wigand is an excellent attorney.
Christopher B. Wigand is an excellent attorney. He went above and beyond to help me. I had very great success with his services and will continue using him.
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Attorney
Knowledgeable attorney with many years of experience. My cases were handled with care and consistent communication. I was never told anything that wasn't true nor promised unrealistic results. If you want a real, down to earth, professional attorney that tells it how it is, then look no further!
Posted by Shirrie | August 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Time Share Purchase Issues
I had been receiving harassing emails and calls for collections regarding a timeshare that I had co-signed on years ago. They wanted me to back pay them for years that I did not use the time share. I came in for a consultation, and Christopher made me feel so at ease. He gave me suggestions and points to get the matter resolved with or without legal representation. I immediately hired him and he began calling he company while I was still sitting in his office. I filled out all the necessary documents the same day as my consultation. He explained everything to me in layman's terms that I was filling out. He informed me of what he was going to do next and gave me a timeframe of how long the process could take (given the worst case scenario). My issue was resolved within two business days. He provided me with all the copies of the documents, and gave me clear instructions on what to do if they ever tried to contact me again. After my case was resolved, he contacted me later on to see if I had encountered any other issues. I will definitely use him again in the future.
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Posted by Linda W | August 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best of the Best
Chris handled a personal injury case for me and I was more than pleased with the outcome. He is the Rock Star of Litigation!!!! Chris went over and above what was necessary and essential to achieve a successful outcome. If I could have rated him 10 stars I would have. He is a true professional that is fair and honest.
Posted by Skye | August 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 stars!
Mr. Wigand is an astounding lawyer who helped me with a car accident case. He recommended me to a great chiropractor and guided me through everything in the process. Not only was he quick at responding, he was very adamant about helping me in every way possible. He fought hard in my case and I ended up winning, and he refused to accept anything less than what he believed I deserved. I highly recommend him to anyone who has been in a car accident! Chris is the best lawyer around who is intelligent, aggressive in the case and helps you understand each step through the process.
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2015
A great contract attorney -- just knows how to get it done!
Chris was one of the best contract negotiators of all time. He actually helped us out with a really bad contract with a really bad person. He was able to make the "issue" go away. He is not afraid to fight for you for what he thinks is right. He is the ONLY honorable attorney on the planet in my opinion.
Posted by Matthew | May 30, 2013
Review of Christopher Wigand for Auto Accident
Christopher was extremely patient, honest and understanding of the situation after my car accident. He was knowledgeable in the area and worked tirelessly to ensure the maximum outcome was received.
Posted by Tracy | May 23, 2013
One of the very few good ones... Attny Christopher Wigand
I am extremely thankful for having the opportunity to have been paired with Christopher Wigand as my Legal representative on a past case. I was in a car accident and was referred to Chris, and from the first day of our briefing, there was never a time that I felt as though I was being "handled" by an attorney. What I experienced was someone that kept me informed, helped me to understand every situation and option, treated me with respect, honest, fair and provided great advice on any subject pertaining to the case... no matter how sensitive it might have been. Initially, I had strong reservations of deal with an attorneys as I feared that I would have been bamboozled, "fast-talked", and maybe even treated as though I was less than. But, this experience has given me the comfort and confidence to know that if ever needed, I would not hesitate to contact Christopher Wigand. I would also highly recommend him as a credible, and immensely reliable attorney to anyone. Again, I am just truly thankful to Christopher Wigand for his support, fighting for and believing in me.
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Posted by Bob | July 24, 2011
Outstanding Lawyer
Chris is an outstanding attorney. He worked very hard to make sure my best interests were always his top priority. He made sure I was always aware of all the things that were going on in my case. In the 1 year and 7 months he worked on my case not more then 10 days would go by without me recieving a call from either him or someone from his office letting me know how things were going. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a great Lawyer.
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Posted by Joe | July 19, 2011
Better than the rest
From the first day I met with him and his team of talented hardworking individuals I knew I had come to the right place. They kept me informed ever step of the way while working my case. This team is one of the greatest I have worked with, from the receptionist to all the lawyers are courteous, knowledgeable warm and friendly. They will get the job done.
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Posted by Joan | May 27, 2011
WOW!!! A true gentlemen.
Chris, was quick with answering my question. Sincerely looked at my situation and immediately offered guidance. Thank you Chris!!!
Posted by Brett | May 24, 2011
A godsend named Christopher Wigand
Christopher Wigand has been a godsend to me. It’s absolutely true. Of all the attorneys I have had, Christopher Wigand ranks at the top. Many of the attorney’s I have used in the past have been interested only in what’s in it for them. Whether they are too busy to return a call in a timely fashion (but not bill), don’t pay attention to the details of the situation or simply don’t value my input my personal experiences have been difficult to say the least. Having multiple businesses and their subsequent legal dealings should have made me an endeared client but that just never seemed to be the case. Thankfully that all changed when I met Christopher Wigand! He took the time to really understand my needs, explained them to me in a clear, concise manner and actually valued my opinion. (Imagine that!) He returns calls as promptly as possible (he is in court often) and is always ready to back my position. He has most recently helped me with a contract dispute I was in with a title company as well as against an association who did not approve my company for a purchase – even though I was a member in good standing AND there was no documentation giving them the right to block my purchase. I can tell you when he was done with the parties involved they won’t try to pull that trick again and will shudder at seeing correspondence from him in their mailbox. His acerbic wit and tenacity enables him to outwit any adversary in the courtroom or deposition room while his demand letters and correspondence are strong and to the point. He takes your case personally and wants to have a positive outcome in your favor. He clearly hates the idea of losing. I have been and will always call him first for all my legal needs. If you are looking for an attorney who knows his business, is a pit-bull and is on your side, I suggest you do as well. PS - As a bonus, his office is friendly and efficient as well.
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Posted by Jon | May 24, 2011
Mr. Wigand was very knowledgeable and kept me informed throughout the process.
Mr. Wigand thoroughly explained the process along with my options and alternatives. He was very familiar with the law and presented the facts well in court. I was very happy with his representation and would not hesitate to use his services again.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Williams, Hilal, Wigand, Grande PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Owner
  • The Wigand Law Firm
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Winston, Clark & Wigand, P.A.
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Fenster & Faerber, P.A.
  • 1997 - 2006
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Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • law
  • 1999
  • Auburn University, Auburn
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • 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 the defendant guilty and awarded damages for medical bills, past and future pain and suffering.
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Associations

  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Lawyer Referral Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association, Clerk and Bar Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Bench and Clerk Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • 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
  • Florida Lawyers Network
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Bench and Bar Committee
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Local Rules Sub-Committee
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Bench and Bar Committee
  • 2011 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best of Fort Lauderdale Award in the Trial Attorney category
  • Fort Lauderdale Award Program
  • 2016
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Teams Editor
  • NSU Moot Court Society
  • 1997
  • Leo Goodwin Fellowship
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • 1996
  • Member
  • Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society
  • 1995
  • Member
  • Alpha Phi Sigma National Honor Society
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • Medicare Lien Resolution
  • Medicare Lien Resolution
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris Wigand is an excellent trial lawyer who is well-respected in the community for his integrity, professionalism and intelligence. He is an asset to his clients and collegues."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is an experienced litigator and an active leader in the trial lawyers' community as a director in the Broward County Justice Association and as a member of the Florida Justice Association."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great lawyer. Great results. Well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wigand is a passionate and knowledgeable lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris will aggressively pursue the rights of injured clients while being caring and compassionate for their needs. He is an asset to the legal community."
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Fort Lauderdale Litigation Lawyer Christopher B. Wigand
Christopher B. Wigand
Litigation Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 23 years
Free Consultation