Ross D. Vickers is an associate practicing in the areas of labor and employment litigation and general liability insurance defense. His practice focuses on defending claims brought under various state and federal employment laws, including but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehab Act), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA), the Florida Whistleblower Act (FWA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and various other general liability and tort matters.
Ross has represented and advised public and private employers on a variety of labor and employment matters. He is an experienced trial attorney who has successfully tried both jury and bench trials to verdict in Florida.
Ross earned his Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctorate degrees from Florida State University. During law school, Ross wrote and edited articles for the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law. He obtained the Book Award (highest grade in the class) and an award for Best Appellate Brief in Legal Research and Writing.
Following graduation from law school, Ross served the public as a prosecutor with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and the Florida Department of Health (DOH), while simultaneously operating his own private civil litigation practice. Ross then joined an AV-rated insurance defense firm where he defended labor and employment and general liability matters in the state and federal courts of Florida.
Ross has a wife, two children, and dog. He spends his spare time with his family exploring the trails and beaches of North Florida, traveling, and attending live sporting events. Ross is admitted to practice law in all Florida state courts and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. He is a member of the Tallahassee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division; Administrative Law Section; and Florida Defense Lawyers Association (“FDLA”).