John Quick is a Partner with the Firm and a member of our Litigation Division. His trial practice focuses on complex business, commercial, municipal/governmental, transportation, construction, aviation, and real estate law before Federal and State courts, as well as mediation and arbitration.
John’s appellate practice includes cases before the Florida Supreme Court, all of the Florida District Courts of Appeal, as well as many of the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals. John is also experienced in handling international litigation, dealing with the laws of Germany, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Mexico, Cyprus, Italy and Norway, among others.
John also serves as the Independent Counsel to the City of Miami Civilian Investigative Panel, which oversees civilian complaints against police officers. John is one of the few attorneys in Florida to serve as a civilian oversight practitioner.
John’s practice includes contract litigation, business torts, real estate litigation, bankruptcy and other creditor’s rights issues, maritime litigation, aviation litigation, banking and secured transactions, and employment-related litigation, to name a few. He has:
- Successfully defended a Miami-Dade municipality in an alleged First Amendment violation;
- Successfully defended the development of a large mixed use project in South Miami-Dade anchored by one of the largest retailers in the State;
- Successfully enforced the ownership rights of a large, multi-building condominium association;
- Successfully defended multi-national corporate manufacturer of breath-alcohol testing instruments used by law enforcement throughout the State of Florida against declaratory judgment action challenging corporation’s ownership of intellectual property associated with the instruments;
- Successfully opposed a competitive bid challenge concerning a municipality’s stormwater system;
- Successfully defended a constitutional challenge to a municipal charter provision allowing for appointment of official to fill vacancy on elected body; and
- Successfully prosecuted pension forfeiture matters against police and firefighters engaged in felonious behavior;
John also provides a unique experience, having worked as in-house corporate counsel for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. This representation included defending Royal’s subsidiary brands, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, TUI Cruises GmbH, Pullmantur Cruises, and Croisières de France.
His experience at RCCL encompassed significant representations in fields as diverse as bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, shipboard and land-based employment and labor defense, premises liability defense, privacy law, intellectual property, and international law. Additionally, John worked in close partnership with RCCL’s revenue and accounting departments in implementing strategies and programs to capture and manage potential lost revenue.
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