Job Fickett is an experienced litigator. Combining persuasive writing, tenacity in the courtroom, and an aptitude for problem-solving, Job’s practice is focused on offering creative legal and business solutions across numerous litigation practice areas. Job also regularly advises entrepreneurs and small-to-midsized businesses from start-up phases through corporate governance issues and best practices for litigation avoidance. He is admitted to practice in all state court and federal courts in Florida.

In his career, Job has represented general contractors, subcontractors, banks, real estate brokerages, bankruptcy and personal trustees, software developers, insurance carriers, grocery stores, law firms, medical device manufacturers, charter airlines, and family businesses, to name a few. He has significant experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Prior to joining Taylor Day, Job was an attorney at a regional business litigation boutique, and he started his career at a nationwide litigation firm.

In law school, Job graduated at the top of his class and served as both Executive Editor of the Florida Coastal Law Review and President of the Moot Court Honor Board. Upon graduation, his peers elected him to deliver the Student Commencement Address.

Job and his wife Julie have one daughter. In his spare time, Job is regularly hired around Jacksonville to cook gourmet private dinner parties, where he pairs wines and culinary techniques from around the world, with a particular emphasis on Italian cuisine. He also writes as a freelance golf journalist and his essays have been published by The Golfer’s Journal and No Laying Up.

Education
  • Florida Coastal School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2014)
  • University of Charlotte (B.A., History (hon.), Criminal Justice, 2011)
Professional Affiliations
  • The Florida Bar
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
Publications
  • Trial by Fire, The Golfer’s Journal, No. 10, December 2019
  • 2019 – 2020 ALFA International: Florida Construction Law Compendium, Job W. Fickett, Michael J. Cox, and Katherine A. Rafferty, November 2019
  • Indemnification and Additional Insured Endorsements: We owe you WHAT?, E. Holland Howanitz and Job W. Fickett, USLAW Magazine, October 2015
Representative Experience
  • Represented a software manufacturer as plaintiff in a dispute over unpaid invoices; won final summary judgment and obtained an award of over $650,000 in damages, fees, and costs.
  • Represented a general contractor in complex, multiparty construction defect lawsuit on 140-unit condominium high rise tower and successfully negotiated multi-million-dollar settlement on the eve of trial after three years of litigation.
  • Obtained final summary judgment representing defendant roofing subcontractor on statute of repose argument.
  • Negotiated settlements for significantly less than recorded judgment amounts on behalf of a Fin-Tech startup, allowing it to reorganize and continue growth.
  • Successfully enforced non-compete agreement on behalf of financial advisor against former protégé who attempted to improperly solicit clients and disparage the business owner, resulting in six-figure settlement and extension of non-compete period as a material term of the settlement.
  • Trial counsel for bankruptcy creditor/trustee who obtained a judgment for funds purporting to go towards property improvements but were fraudulently transferred to property owner’s wife, along with other accounting improprieties.
  • Represented general contractor in lien enforcement action and non-payment dispute with counterclaims for construction defects; negotiated a highly complex settlement whereby the general contractor directly received a significant portion of the unpaid invoices and the contractor’s insurance carrier resolved the construction defects counterclaim under the granted authority.
 
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