Emory University | Georgia State University School of Law (J.D. 1996)
A talented litigator, Brian Wiklendt had a trial under his belt before graduation from law school while under the mentorship of a current Fulton County Georgia Superior Court Judge.
Brian’s first legal firm was a private practice where for three years he provided criminal and personal injury law in Atlanta, Georgia. From 1996 to 1999 Brian handled plaintiffs and claimants workers’ compensation and personal injury and state worker’s compensation claims. Then he and a partner left the insurance company to start their own firm. There, he worked on all phases of personal injury cases.
From 2000 to 2002, Brian worked as in-house counsel for an insurance company where he led the Georgia subrogation department and handled all its subrogation cases.
Brian next joined a boutique law firm in Atlanta from 2002 to 2006. It was here that Brian represented self-insured companies. His largest client was Wal-Mart, the number one company in the world. Brian worked for Nordstrom’s and for Whole Foods. He also represented AIG in insurance defense and workers’ compensation cases.
Brian’s experiences working on behalf of large corporations intent on profit and minimal losses prepared him for the side of insurance companies that clients will face in all of their claims.
Next, Brian did contract work for the second largest law firm in Georgia before moving to Florida in 2006. He defended a sexual and racial discrimination class-action lawsuit against Cracker Barrel. He also handled lengthy class-action lawsuits involving various dialysis companies that were pursued by the federal government.
After the hurricanes in 2006 hit Florida, Brian moved from Atlanta to Orlando to work with Alan Garfinkel as a case manager for the firm's property damage insurance claims.