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Paul S. Vicary

Biography

Paul Vicary joined Zinober, Diana & Monteverde, P.A. in 2018 as an Associate, and he works out of the firm's Fort Lauderdale office. Paul's practice focuses mainly on first-party property and casualty defense, as well as issues related to insurance coverage and related analyses. Mr. Vicary has seven years of experience in first-party property defense while previously working for large firms in Miami.

Prior to his experience at those large firms, Mr. Vicary managed his own firm where he handled a variety of legal matters, including commercial litigation, landlord/tenant disputes, real estate litigation and criminal defense. Mr. Vicary has Bachelors and Masters degrees in International Relations. Aside from his native English, he speaks Spanish fluently and has a working knowledge of French. He is currently in the process of learning other languages as well. When not ensconced in his home library or exercising, Mr. Vicary enjoys the beach and traveling with his wife, Sandy.

Education

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Student of the Year - 2005
    • Honors: University of Florida Presidential Recognition Award - 2005
    • Honors: Winner, Chester Bedell Memorial Mock Trial Competition - 2005
    • Honors: International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Team
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • M.A. - 08/1995
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: International Relations
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • B.A. - 05/1989
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Political Science

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Diabetes Research Institute Foundation

Representative Clients

  • Tower Hill Insurance Group
  • Florida Peninsula Insurance Company

Past Positions

  • Bressler, Amery & Ross, Associate, 2017 to 2018
  • Kelly Kronenberg, Associate, 2016 to 2017
  • State Attorney's Office, Certified Legal Intern, 2005 to 2006
  • Judge Maurice Paul, United States District Court, Northern District of Florida, Judicial Extern

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Published Works

  • Comity, Act of State, and Interpretation of Foreign Law, The Eleventh Circuit Missteps in McNab v. U.S., 16 Fla J. INT'L. LAW 925, 16, 2004
  • Trademark Law Provides U.S. Companies With A Remedy Against Gray Market Goods, South Florida Legal Guide 137, 2007

Professional Associations

  • Dade County Bar Association, Member, Civil Litigation Committee
  • American Bar Association, Member, Litigation Committee
  • Put Something Back Pro Bono Program, Member
  • American Heart Association, Member, Miami-Dade Community Board
  • Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Dade County Bar Association, Judicial Outreach Committee
  • Dade County Bar Association, Schools Committee

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2007