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Rosemary B. Wilder


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Rosemary Wilder is a Partner of the firm. An appellate practitioner, Ms. Wilder has handled state and federal appeals for over 30 years. She has handled over 1800 appeals and over 668 published opinions. Ms. Wilder handles appeals in all areas of civil practice, including tort liability, products liability, construction defects and insurance coverage.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, President
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Nova Law Review
  • Representative to the National Counsel for Law Reviews
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers (past member)
  • Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Association, past President and a founding member
  • Safeguarding American Values for Everyone (SAVE) and SAVE-DADE, past co-chair and founding member
  • Dade Human Rights Foundation, former Board Member
  • Trial Advocate Quarterly, past Member of the Editorial Board

Awards and Honors

  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to author introduction to Memorial Text honoring the Honorable Gavin P. Letts of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, West Palm Beach, Florida 
  • Inducted into Barry University Alumni Hall of Fame, 1999 
  • Nominated as Outstanding Pro Bono Guardian Ad Litem Attorney for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, 2000


  • Appeals have been the subject of approximately a dozen law review articles, as well as multiple citations in American Law Reports.
  • Appeals cited in numerous articles, Bar Journals, and in such publications as Florida Jurisprudence and Florida Practice Series
  • Authored numerous articles for the Trial Advocate Quarterly (publication of Florida Defense Lawyers Association) and the National Journal of Paralegals 
  • Editorial Board, Trial Advocate Quarterly, 1994-1998

Published Florida Supreme Court Decisions

  • Martina v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 908 So.2d 342 (Fla. 2005)
  • Ivey v. Allstate Ins. Co., 774 So.2d 679 (Fla. 2000)
  • Allstate Ins. Co. v. Rudnick, 761 So.2d 289 (Fla. 2000)
  • Allstate Ins. Co. v. Boecher,  733 So.2d 993 (Fla. 1999)
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Coker, 714 So.2d 423 (Fla. 1998)
  • Merrill Crossings Associates v. McDonald, 705 So.2d 560 (Fla. 1997)
  • Allstate Ins. Co. v. Langston, 655 So.2d 91 (Fla. 1995)
  • Charley Toppino & Sons Inc. v. Sea Watch at Marathon Condominium Association, Inc., 658 So.2d 922 (Fla. 1994)
  • State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Petersen, 638 So.2d 938 (Fla. 1994)
  • Samuel Friedland Family Enterprises v. Amroroso, 630 So.2d 1067 (Fla. 1994)
  • Dauksis v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 623 So.2d 455 (Fla. 1993)
  • Ed Ricke & Sons Inc. v. Green, 609 So.2d 504 (Fla. 1992)
  • State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. K.A.W., 575 So.2d 630 (Fla. 1991)
  • State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Marshall, 555 So.2d 504 (Fla. 1989)
  • Higley v. Florida Patients Compensation Fund, 524 So.2d 865 (Fla. 1988)
  • AIU Ins. Co. v. Block Marina Inv. Inc., 544 So.2d 998 (Fla. 1989)
AV Preeminent Award Badge


Practice Areas

  • Appellate practice, civil appeals, in all areas
  • Trial and Appellate practice, concentrating on insurance coverage matters
  • Litigation Support in complex matters

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


  • J.D., Nova Southeastern University, 1984 
  • M.B.A., Barry University
  • B.S., Barry University