In the Media


23 February 2016 – Fort Myers FL – FMPD Needs Assessment – Freeh Report

The News-Press ( 20 Jan 2016) – Million-dollar bond for alleged Lake Boyz members

WINK ( 09 Dec 2016) – Alleged cover up places Hendry sheriff under eye of state investigators

WINK ( 17 Nov 2016) – Alleged racial profiling results in potential lawsuit against FMPD

NBC2 ( 08 Nov 2016) – Brutality, sexual assault claims follow local law enforcement agencies

The News-Press ( 07 Nov 2016) – Fort Myers faces lawsuits over ‘illegal strip searches’

NBC2 ( 27 Oct 2016) – NFL player Nate Allen suing City of Fort Myers over unlawful arrest

WINK ( 19 Oct 2016) – Zombicon victim to sue City of Fort Myers

NBC2 ( 18 Oct 2016) – Zombicon victim speaks about shooting

NBC2 ( 02 Aug 2016) – Exclusive: Breastfeeding mom kicked out of movie speaks with NBC2

NBC2 ( 31 July 2016) – Mad moms leave ‘Bad Moms’ movie in Fort Myers theater

NBC2 ( 27 July 2016) – VR Labs Lawsuit: Lawyers want to talk to former Lee commissioner

The News-Press ( 06 July 2016) – Who owns downtown Fort Myers? Fewer players than you think

FOX4 ( 16 June 2016) – Professor arrested for alleged Fort Myers sexual assault

The News-Press ( 05 June 2016) – Heights Foundation, Center name officers, board members

The News-Press ( 02 June 2016) – Sanibel man’s road rage case dismissed

The News-Press ( 20 May 2016) – After 39 years, bid farewell to The French

WINK ( 4 May 2016) – Mark Sievers, Jimmy Rodgers indicted on 1st-degree murder charge

Florida Politics (26 April 2016) – Personnel note: Sarah Griffin joins Wilbur Smith law firm as director of business development

The News-Press (17 April 2016) – Accusations of discrimination, retaliation persist at Fort Myers Police Department

The News-Press (25 January 2016) – Shoemaker led trailblazing life

FOX4 (22 January 2016) – Activist and Former Councilwoman Shoemaker passes away

WINK (21 January 2016) – Veronica Shoemaker, Fort Myers’ first black council member, dies at 86

FOX4 (14 October 2015) – Lee County Sheriff breaks silence on Dennis Daley case

FOX4 (12 October 2015) – Sheriff internal affairs report released on police brutality

WINK (31 August 2015) – Woman faces DUI manslaughter charges in deadly crash

NBC2 (30 August 2015) – Woman accused of DUI manslaughter had prior DUI arrest

WINK (14 August 2015) – Mitchell: Lying led to FMPD chief’s firing

The Naples Daily News (06 August 2015) – Wrongfully arrested NFL star backs Fort Myers incumbent’s opponent

WINK (03 August 2015) – Union president wants FMPD chief investigated

WINK (24 July 2015) – Nate Allen lawyers plan to sue FMPD

The Naples Daily News (20 May 2015) – Racial threats investigation demanded of Lee super

WINK (20 May 2015) – New demands in controversial drawing investigation

The Naples Daily News (19 May 2015) – Lee County Sheriff’s Office investigates employee on accusation of racist threats

WINK (19 May 2015) – LCSO employee on leave as sheriff’s office investigates offensive drawing (19 May 2015) – Florida Counties Caught With Uncalibrated Radar Guns

The Cape Coral Daily Breeze (19 May 2015) – Law firm seeks firing of ex-baseball coach’s wife

The Naples Daily News (14 May 2015) – Unapproved radar gun use causing uncertainty about Lee County traffic, criminal cases

NBC2 (14 May 2015) – Showdown brewing between homeowners, drug rehab center developer

The Naples Daily News (13 May 2015) – Lawsuit alleges LCSO used illegal radar for 11 years

WINK (12 May 2015) – WINK News Investigates: Lawsuit filed after use of improper radar gun

WINK (11 May 2015) – WINK News Investigates: Use of improper radar guns

The News-Press (28 April 2015) – Lee County deputies sued over alleged beating

WINK (22 April 2015) – LCSO deputy fired after failing to respond to 911 call

NBC2 (20 April 2015) – City may write apology letter to Nate Allen; waiting on investigation

WINK (13 April 2015) – PAC formed in South Fort Myers rehab facility controversy

WINK (20 March 2015) – NFL player Nate Allen plans to sue FMPD after mishandling of investigation

WINK (02 March 2015) – City Council says FDLE will investigate FMPD handling of Nate Allen case

NBC2 (26 February 2015) – Lawyer: Fort Myers Police ‘mishandling’ Nate Allen case warrants investigation

WINK (26 February 2015) – FMPD chief speaks on Nate Allen investigation, Allen lawyers ask FBI to get involved

Bubba The Love Sponge (24 February 2015) – Authorities clear Eagles Allen of indecent exposure allegation

WINK (24 February 2015) – Nate Allen holds press conference; Victim speaks only to WINK

NBC2 (23 February 2015) – Hospital employee accused of stealing drugs

NBC2 (23 February 2015) – Authorities find NFL’s Nate Allen innocent of indecent exposure allegation

The Naples Daily News (18 February 2015) – Pro football: Eagles’ Nate Allen hires Fort Myers attorney, hopes to clear name

WINK (02 February 2015) – ‘Breaking Bad’ contest winner takes plea deal for running drug ring

NBC2 (30 January 2015) – ‘Breaking Bad’ drug bust suspect tries to get evidence thrown out

The News-Press (30 November 2014) – Catching up with Fort Myers attorney Wilbur Smith

The News-Press (05 November 2014) – People of influence: Bill, Earl and Wilbur Smith

The News-Press (08 September 2014) – People of influence: Wilbur Smith

The News-Press (14 August 2014) – Smith our choice for District 4

The News-Press (10 August 2014) – Sawyer Smith is aspiring to continue family tradition

The Miami Herald (14 March 2013) – Another Charlie Crist donor headed for jail

Gulfshore Life (August 2010) – The Go-To Lawyers When Winning’s a Must

The Naples Daily News (20 June 2009) – Father’s footsteps: Sawyer Smith has been going to court with Dad, Wilbur, since age 4

CBS NEWS (04 December 2007) – No Bail For 3 Charged In Taylor Death

FOX NEWS (02 December 2007) – Lawyer: Suspects Charged in Sean Taylor Murder ‘Terrified’

CNN (01 December 2007) – Suspects in NFL killing charged with murder

The Naples Daily News (08 November 2007) – Alva man found not quilty on dogfighting charges

The Naples Daily News (22 August 2007) – Vick plea brings attention to local dog-fighting case



Press Releases

Fort Myers FL – Managing Partner of Wilbur Smith, Sawyer C. Smith, has been appointed to the Conservation 20/20 Land Acquisition and Stewardship Advisory Committee. “I look forward to serving on the committee and continuing my dedication to protecting and preserving the natural resources in Lee County”, said Sawyer C. Smith. Conservation 20/20 is an environmentally-sensitive land acquisition…

Fort Myers FL – Today Wilbur Smith Attorneys at Law welcomes new team member and Partner, Steven A. Ramunni. “Steve Ramunni is the kind of lawyer other lawyers talk about. He is one of a kind and we are all excited to practice law with Steve,” said Managing Partner, Sawyer C. Smith. With the addition of…

Fort Myers, FL – Today Wilbur Smith Attorneys at Law commenced its official month of October PINK OUT in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. “Breast Cancer is something that affects each and every family in our community. Our team is proud to do its part to bring awareness to this cause”, said Managing Partner…

Fort Myers FL – Today Wilbur Smith Attorneys at Law introduces their newest addition, Criminal Defense trial attorney, Daniel J. Garza. “At Wilbur Smith we are constantly looking for the next great lawyer. Danny Garza is a powerful addition to our team and that next great lawyer.” said Managing Partner, Sawyer C. Smith. Daniel J….

Fort Myers FL – An act relating to vessels has become effective as of today, July 1st 2016. Many new laws went into effect today, July 1st, one of which could affect boaters this holiday weekend. The amendment of section F.S. 327.70 directly effects vessel safety inspections and now requires that upon inspection the operator of a…

Fort Myers FL – Today Wilbur Smith Attorneys at Law introduced their newest team member, Director of Business Development, Sarah Griffin. “We are thrilled to welcome Sarah to our team. As our firm continues to grow and advance, we have no doubt that Sarah will be an invaluable resource for both our firm and our…

Fort Myers, FL – Today Wilbur Smith Attorneys at Law announces Attorneys Ryan W. Doyle, Geraldo F. Olivo III and David L. Ciccarello have been named Partners in the Firm. In 1970, Wilbur C. Smith III founded Wilbur Smith Attorneys at Law, building a legacy of success and community trust in Southwest Florida.  Today, Sawyer C. Smith carries on…

Fort Myers, FL – Today Wilbur Smith Attorneys at Law introduced their new website “I am thrilled that our team is moving into an exciting new chapter of growth and development. We are proud of the success our firm has had for nearly fifty years and will continue to create a legal environment devoted to…

Fort Myers FL – Wilbur Smith Attorneys at Law would like to commend the organizers and volunteers of the 2016 Southwest Florida Heart Ball, for the tremendous success at this years’ event held Saturday, March 5, which raised $635,000 to fight heart disease. Wilbur Smith was proud to be a part of this effort.   Congenital heart defects…

Fort Myers, FL – This week, The Wilbur Smith Law Firm showed its appreciation to the attorneys, judges and law enforcement employees in the area for their collective and unquenchable thirst to uphold the law, provide due process and defend the rights of our citizens enumerated in the Bill of Rights by providing each and…


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