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Daniel Nicholas




Mr. Nicholas has 30 years of multi- disciplinary litigation experience in the areas of corporate, business, receivership, franchise, employment, contract, bankruptcy, securities, construction, and health care. He has obtained verdicts in excess of $100 million in state and federal trials for the nation’s largest banks, developers, and health care clients.   His practice is highly concentrated in the health care industry. He has substantial regulatory experience that includes Federal Anti-Kickback, Stark, Medicare, Medicaid, HIPAA, FDA regulations, ACA, as well as the operational and compliance issues facing the ever changing health care industry. Mr. Nicholas speaks regularly throughout the United States in an array of litigation and healthcare issues, and appeared on numerous television and radio shows on matters of professional malpractice and consumer protection.


  • Author, “FDIC Takeovers and Lender Liability”, First Coast Business Journal, March 1992
  • Author, “Rehabilitation and Liquidation Summary under Florida Statutes”, Trial Practice Quarterly, February 2012
  • Author “Recent Amendments to Federal False Claims Act”, Trial Practice Quarterly, November 2013


  • Suk Kim v Jung Chang, 249 So. 3d 1300 (Fla. 2d DCA 2018
  • Anderson v. Wolf, 998 So. 2d 1172 (Fla. 5th DCA 2008)
  • LaMarca v. Janson, 2014 U.S. Dist. Lexis 8427 (M.D. Tampa 2014)
  • Brown v. Estate of Stuckey, 710 So. 2d 679 (Fla. 1st DCA 1998)
  • Hyman v. City of Gastonia, 466 F. 3d 284 (4th Cir. 2006)


  • American Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association


  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D. summa cum laude
  • Jacksonville University B.S., Business Administration. Public Management, and Political Science, summa cum laude


  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida,
  • United States Tax Court
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