Nicole Sieb Smith

Nicole Sieb Smith represents national and local businesses and institutions in diverse litigation matters with a focus on employment defense, commercial, insurance coverage and casualty matters. An experienced litigator, Nicole has represented clients in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as before administrative boards.

As part of her employment practice, Nicole represents employers in the public and private sectors in cases involving claims of discrimination, harassment, whistle-blower violations, wrongful termination, retaliation, and violation of civil rights. Nicole also has particular experience in defending website inaccessibility claims brought under the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act. She is an experienced speaker on the topic of website accessibility, and is able to assist her clients to identify the legal considerations involved in auditing and remediating web content and to retain appropriate consultants.

In her commercial practice, Nicole represents individuals and companies in commercial litigation matters including contract and real estate disputes. Additionally,  her casualty practice includes defending public and private clients against claims involving premises liability, general negligence and other tort claims. Nicole also represents insurance companies in a variety of coverage issues including First Party Claims and in the prosecution of recovery actions to combat insurance fraud.

  • Education

    University of Miami School of Law - J.D., magna cum laude, 2005
    • Staff Editor for the Inter-American Law Review
    • Member of the Executive Board of the Moot Court Board
    • Member of Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Team
    • Intern for the Center for Ethics and Public Service
    • Thomas Ewald Award (Highest award given in Litigation Skills Program)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Order of Barristers
    Smith College - B.A., cum laude, 1996
    London School of Economics and Political Science - General Course, 1995
  • Honors

    • Listed in Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Bar Admissions

    • Florida (2005)
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
    • U.S. District Courts of Florida (Southern, Middle)
  • Notable Cases

    • MSP Claims 1, LLC v. Infinity Auto Insurance Company  >>
  • Professional & Civic Activities

    • Florida Bar Association, Vice Chair, Student Education and Admissions to the Florida Bar Committee (2008-2011)
    • Dade County Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
  • Articles & Presentations

    • Author, "More ADA Lawsuits Targeting Mobile Apps Are Likely Ahead," Law360, October 2019
    • Presenter, "How to Avoid Expensive ADA Website Accessibility Claims," Association of Corporate Counsel South Florida, October 2019
    • Author, "What Law Enforcement Executives Need To Know About Website Accessibility Claims," Red Alert Email, Florida Police Chiefs Association, April 25, 2019
    • Presenter, "Legal Topics," Florida Society of Association Executives Tallahassee Roundtable, September 26, 2018,
    • Co-Author, "5 Reasons Your Sexual Harassment Training Isn’t Working,", December 7, 2017
    • " Blind Plaintiff Prevails in First-of-Its-Kind ADA Website Accessibility Trial against Grocery Store Chain," June 14, 2017
    • Presenter, “What You Need to Know about ADA Website Accessibility Claims,” Live Webinar Presentation to Willis Towers Watson, Risk Control and Claim Advocacy Practice, May 2017
    • "FCRA Retaliation Claims Require Proof of But-For Causation According to Fourth DCA," April 2017
    • "What Restaurants Need to Know About Website Accessibility Claims," Florida Restaurant & Lodging Magazine, Spring 2017
    • Presenter, "Recent Developments in State & Federal Employment Law" and "Responding to EEOC and State Agency Charges," NBI Advanced Employment Law Seminar, February 2017
    • "What to Know About Website Accessibility Claims," PGIT Preferred News, Winter 2016
    • “How to Avoid Expensive Website Accessibility Claims,” Live Webinar Presentation to the Florida Retail & Lodging Association, November 2016
    • “How to Avoid Expensive Website Accessibility Claims,” Live Webinar Presentation to the Florida Retail Federation, November 2016.
    • Co-Author, "What to Know About Website Accessibility Claims," June 2016
    • Co-Presenter - Social Media and Texting - Considerations and Practice Pointers 23rd Annual Joint DIF/SIU Conference - Fighting Insurance Fraud Through Education and Commitment, June 2015
    • Co-Presenter, "Maximizing Recovery in the Wake of Insurance Fraud," 22nd Annual FIFEC Conference, June 2014


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