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
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Certified Legal Specialties
- Board Certified in Workers' Compensation Law, 1988
- 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.