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Welcome to the Workers' Compensation Section Home Page.

Your Executive Council has created this site in an effort to encourage and facilitate communication and exchange of ideas among the members of our Section. Enjoy! The purpose of the Workers' Compensation Section is to provide an organization within The Florida Bar open to all members in good standing who have a common interest in workers' compensation law. The Section provides a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas leading to the improvement of individual trial abilities in workers' compensation cases.

Send mail with questions or comments about this web site to:

Richard J Manno, Esq.
Workers Compensation Section Technology Chair
4767 New Broad Street,
Orlando, FL., 32814
(407) 484-0666

Please use the social media links below to stay well informed about the section's events and information regarding the practice of workers’ compensation within the state.

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    Message From The Chair

    Paolo Longo, Jr.

    Paolo Longo, Jr.

    Chair of the Workers' Compensation Section of The Florida Bar

    I am humbled and truly honored to chair the Workers’ Compensation Section this year. I have had the privilege of serving on the Executive Council since 2008 and have learned a great deal under the guidance of my predecessors. First, I would like to thank the past chair, Philip Augustine, who kept our Section running smoothly, and whose efforts resulted in an incredibly successful year. I am excited to continue his great work and for yet another successful year.

    As chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section, I recently attended a meeting called the Council of Sections, which is a meeting that takes place every year at the annual Florida Bar Convention and is attended by all section chairs. Each section chair presents a report on their particular section, and I can state without a doubt that the Workers’ Compensation Section is one of the most active sections of The Florida Bar, with more than 1,200 members. We have regular CLE Lunch & Learn webinars, our News & 440 Report is second to none, and we regularly have DCA judges attend our forums to hear oral arguments. Further, we have four Executive Council meetings every year that are open to the entire Section, a winter retreat ski seminar, and the convention in August that brings a nationwide audience.


    Read the entire Chair's Message

    2023 Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum

    2023 Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum

    April 20-21, 2023

    Omni Orlando Resort @ ChampionsGate

    Featuring: Oral Arguments with the First DCA


    The Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar and the WCCP Association would like to invite you to the 2023 Florida Bar’s Workers’ Compensation Forum on April 20 - 21, 2023 at the Omni Orlando Resort ChampionsGate. 


    Join the lawyers, adjusters, case managers, vocational experts, supervisors, managers, and executives as they gather at one of Florida’s most advanced educational conferences.


    *REMINDER to Board Certified Litigation (CWCL) Adjusters! To maintain the “CWCL” designation, board certified adjusters are required to attend the Forum at least once every 3 years.


    2023 WCCP Attendee Registration Form


    2023 Attorney Registration Form


    Exhibitor Opportunities


    A limited number of exhibitors are invited to join the Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida Bar and the Association of Workers’ Compensation Claims Professionals (WCCP) in sponsoring the 2023 Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum, April 20-21, 2023.


    The Forum features the latest in legal, claims, medical and vocational topics, which center around the Florida Bar’s traditional Certification Review Course.


    Exhibitor setup is on Wednesday evening, April 19th, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. After set up, join us in the Exhibit Hall for a Welcome Cocktail from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


    Registration includes:


    · A 6’ tabletop display in the Forum Exhibit Hall throughout the event where Breakfast, Breaks, and Lunches are served (*Note: Exhibitor setup is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.) Floor Displays will not be Permitted and no Early Breakdowns


    · Your Company’s Logo featured in the Exhibitor’s slide presentation, WCCP's website and marketing emails, and onsite brochure


    · Opportunity to present door prizes at Friday’s luncheon


    · Complimentary registration for one (1) company representative *One additional company representative permitted at a rate of $175.00*


    Exhibitor Registration Form

    2023 FL Bar Exclusive Law Firm Sponsors


    Angones, McClure & Garcia, P.A.


    Bolton, Helm and Augustine LLP


    Boyd & Jenerette, P.A.


    Broussard, Cullen & Eldridge, P.A.


    Cattie & Gonzalez, PLLC


    Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.


    Conroy Simberg


    Eraclides Gelman


    Fernandes Hicks Law Group


    Francisco|Blanco, P.L.


    Hamilton Miller & Birthisel


    HR LAW


    Kelley Kronenberg, P.A.


    Kurkin Forehand

    Brandes LLP


    Marshall Dennehey


    MKRS Law


    Morgan & Morgan


    Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.


    Rudolph, Israel, Tucker & Ellis, P.A.


    Schefer, Petric & Simpson


    VCFJ Law


    Vernis & Bowling


    Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP


    Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe P.A.


    2023 FL Bar WCCP Exhibitors


    Brooks Rehabilitation


    Case Management Solutions




    CORA Health Services


    Florida Orthocare


    HealthCare Comp


    ION PT Network


    Lori Woody, Inc.


    Medical Management & ReEmployment


    National Spine & Pain Centers


    Paul Meli Orthopedic Surgeon


    ProCare Transportation and Language Services


    Specialty Allocations


    Tampa General Hospital


    The IMA Group


    Verity Investigations


    Wright Rehabilitation

    Hotel Accommodations

    A room block at ChampionsGate has been arranged at a discounted rate of $219.00 (resort fee waived). After registering for the conference you must make your reservation early by calling ChampionsGate’s central reservation number at 1-800-843-6664 or online at



    The cut-off date for this special rate is Wednesday, March22, 2023. (There is a 72 hour cancellation policy)  Reservations are dependent on availability within our room block.


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