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  • Richard A. Sicking, Partner

    Experienced Miami Workers' Compensation Lawyer

    Richard A. Sicking is 77 years old and in his 52nd year as a member of the Florida Bar. He came from Van Buren County, Michigan, where there are trees and lakes and not much else. Our Miami workers' compensation lawyer went to high school in Miami Beach, Florida, in the 1950s -- that was fun! He attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and obtained his law degree from the University of Miami in Coral Gables where he was a member of Iron Arrow (the University's highest honor society). After graduating on a Thursday night, he got married on Saturday morning to Zoe Helmuth Sicking, the colonel's daughter. They have two children, Elizabeth Sicking and Rebecca Sicking-Marotta, a son-in-law, Larry Marotta, and one granddaughter, Kate Marotta, who all live in Columbus, Ohio, home of The Ohio State University (even though he went to school at Michigan).

    Areas of Practice

    • Workers' Compensation
    • Employee Benefits
    • Public Employee Pensions

    Litigation Percentage

    • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

    Certified Legal Specialties

    • Board Certified in Workers' Compensation Law, 1988

    Bar Admissions

    • Florida, 1963

    Representative Cases

    • Lee Engineering v. Fellows
    • Castellanos v. Next Door Company/Amerisure
    • Westphal v. City of St. Petersburg

    A History of Devotion to Workers' Rights

    In 1963, he went to work for Kaplan, Ser, Abrams and O'Malley in Miami, representing many labor unions and also doing workers' compensation representing employees and their families (yes, that's Deputy Commissioner Israel Abrams). They eventually became Kaplan, Dorsey, Sicking, Hessen, Sugarman, Rosenthal, Susskind, Bloom and DeCastro and others.

    In 1979, he received the Friends of 440 award as a claimant's attorney. He left the firm in 1989 to practice by himself as general counsel for the Florida Professional Firefighters, International Association of Firefighters, AFL-CIO (the firefighters' union), and as workers' compensation panel lawyer for the National Football League Players' Association, AFL-CIO, NFLPA (Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Bucs and Jacksonville Jaguars), and he currently represents them.

    In 2014, he joined with long-time workers' advocates, Mark Touby and Richard Chait to continue his dedication to workers' rights in Florida. He has served as chairman of the Workers' Compensation Section of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and the Executive Council of The Workers' Compensation Section of The Florida Bar, and he has been Board Certified in Workers' Compensation Law since 1988. From 1983 to 1987, he was the labor member of the State of Florida Workers' Compensation Panel which sets the medical fee schedule. Our Miami workers' compensation attorney has also been a frequent author and speaker for the Florida Bar CLE programs in workers' compensation. Jim McConnaughhay claims that Richard Sicking is responsible for naming the Florida Workers' Compensation Institute (FWCI) at its founding, which goes to show that he's been around for a long, long time.

    Call us at (305) 363-6400 today to speak to Mr. Sicking about your case at a free, no-obligation consultation.

  • Education

    • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
      • J.D.
    • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
      • B.A.
  • Honors and Awards

    • Friends of 440, 1979
  • Professional Associations and Memberships

    • Workers' Compensation Section of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Former Chairman
    • Executive Council of The Workers' Compensation Section of The Florida Bar, Former Chairman