Frank C. Wesighan

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Mr. Wesighan moved to Florida in 1978 and graduated with honors from Florida State University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology.  He received his Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Florida in 1982.

After graduation from law school, Mr. Wesighan served the State of Florida and Orange County for four years as an Assistant State Attorney prosecuting felony and capital cases.  He was later appointed as a specialized Child Abuse Prosecutor.

In 1985, Mr. Wesighan joined Dean, Ringers, Morgan & Lawton and since that time has practiced primarily in the area of Workers’ Compensation defense.  Since 1991, he has been Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation Law by the Florida Bar, and Martindale-Hubbell has given him the highest rating, AV.

Mr. Wesighan has served as workers’ compensation counsel for over 25 counties, cities and municipalities, including the cities of Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Eatonville, Maitland, DeLand, Ormond Beach and New Smyrna Beach, Orange County, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Hernando County and many more.  He has litigated well over 50 workers’ compensation Presumption cases involving police officers and firefighters and has been selected as a guest lecturer for the Public Risk Management Association (PRMA) on the topic of Presumption cases involving municipalities.

Mr. Wesighan has made substantial efforts to serve the families of the State of Florida through service as a Guardian Ad Litem where he has handled over 50 cases.  He is a member of the Florida Bar, the Orange County Bar Association and The Florida Defense Lawyers Association.  He is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Supreme Court.