John Quick, partner at the law firm of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, has been appointed to the Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board. Following a nomination by Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, the Board of County Commissioners confirmed Quick’s appointment. The primary mission of the board is to help intervene and contain community tensions as quickly as possible. In addition, the board develops bridges of understanding and support programs in the community and assures that resources are in place to respond to community crises.
Quick is a recent recipient of the Sun Sentinel’s Top Workplace Professional award and has a long list of leadership roles and community activities. He is the immediate-Past Chair of the 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society and served for many years as a Trustee for HistoryMiami. He was appointed Member of the Village of Palmetto Bay Charter Review Committee and served in the Vice Chair capacity.
In addition, he is the immediate-Past President of the Friends of the Miami-Dade Public Library System where he has been a long-time board member. As a result of his outstanding work, he received the Outstanding Member Award from the Florida Library Association, and President’s Community Service Award by the Miami-Dade League of Cities.
Quick focuses his practice on complex business, commercial, municipal/governmental, transportation, construction, aviation and real estate law before Federal and State courts, as well as mediation and arbitration. He also has an appellate practice which 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. He is experienced in handling international litigation, dealing with the laws of Germany, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Mexico, Cyprus, Italy and Norway, among others.
Quick earned a B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law. He is admitted to The Florida Bar, the U.S. District Courts for the Middle, Southern and Northern Districts of Florida and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 5th, 9th and 11th Circuits.
About Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.:
Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L., is a prominent South Florida law firm serving corporate, governmental and individual clients with an integrated array of professional services including commercial litigation, land-use and real estate law, communications and cable law, labor and employment law, government law and governmental relations. The firm has offices in Coral Gables and Ft. Lauderdale. For more information visit www.wsh-law.com.