Marc A. Wites is a founding shareholder of Wites & Kapetan, P.A. He directs the Firm’s personal injury and wrongful death, securities, and class action practices.
Marc has achieved great success for his clients in his core practice areas. This includes multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements in personal injury and wrongful death actions, the recovery of investment losses of individuals and families against brokerage firms, banks and investment advisors, and industry changing class actions that have returned monies to class members and changed the way in which companies do business. These victories have been achieved in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country, as well as arbitration proceedings.
Marc is a graduate of The University of Florida College Law, where he served as a board member of The University of Florida Law Review and the Justice Thornal Campbell National Moot Court Board. Marc earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Michigan.
He is admitted to the Florida Bar, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Marc is also an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (f/k/a NASD or National Association of Securities Dealers), and a member of The Florida Justice Association (f/k/a Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers).
Marc was named as part of Florida’s Legal Elite for 2006-2009 by Florida Trend, as a Florida Super Lawyer in 2009, and to the 2005 Best of the Bar by the South Florida Business Journal. These honors were the result of voting by members of the Florida Bar.
Marc authored The Florida Civil Litigation Handbook: Actions, Defenses and Evidence and Rules, which was published annually by Matthew Bender & Co., Inc. from 1997 through 2000. He now publishes the original content of the Handbook, for which he owns the copyright, through his own publishing company, in an annual series entitled The Florida Litigation Guide (www.flalitguide.com). The Guide contains a listing of the elements of popular common law causes of action, citations for the most recent state and federal court cases listing the elements of the actions and various defenses to the actions. Lawyers from virtually every major Florida law firm, as well as countless practitioners from medium and small firms, solo practitioners and government attorneys, as well as members of the judiciary, routinely rely on Marc’s publication in Florida litigation matters.
In 2007 Marc became the author of Florida Causes of Action, an annual treatise published by James Publishing. This publication provides a detailed analysis of Florida common law and statutory causes of action.
Marc also has published several articles, including Do Equine Immunity Acts Provide a False Sense of Security, The Chronicle of the Horse, Vol. LXI, Number 33, August 14, 1998; Back in the Saddle Again: An Analysis of Florida’s Equine Immunity Act, Florida Bar Journal, Volume LXXI, Number 10, November 1997; and The Franchisor as Predator: Encroachment and the Implied Covenant of Good Faith, The University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy, Volume VII, Issue 2, Spring 1996.
Marc was born in Queens, New York, and raised in Coral Springs, Florida. He lives in Boca Raton with his wife, Jennifer, and sons, Asher and Leo.