12/20/2023Press Releases

Dickie McCamey Expansion Continues with Addition of Fort Lauderdale Office

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C., a national, full-service law firm, continues its growth with the opening of a new office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This expansion represents the firm’s 21st location in 11 states.

The Fort Lauderdale office will begin operation on January 1, 2024, initially staffed by two veteran attorneys and a part-time attorney. Seven people will also be joining as members of the support staff.

The new attorneys are joining Dickie McCamey from Catri, Holton, Kessler & Kessler, a firm well known for their extensive experience in all areas of civil litigation, representing corporations, insurance companies, municipalities, government entities, and individuals in tort, product liability, malpractice, and commercial litigation. In recent years, the litigation practice has been expanded to include a broad range of litigation matters.

Edwina V. Kessler

Paula C. Kessler

Edwina V. Kessler and Paula C. Kessler will join Dickie McCamey as principals, and Kimberly Cocalis will be an associate.

“We are excited to join Dickie McCamey and to add Florida to their growing list of offices,” said Edwina Kessler, the Managing Attorney of the Fort Lauderdale office. “I have had the pleasure of working with several attorneys at Dickie McCamey and have always had a positive experience. The resources that Dickie McCamey has to offer will allow us to better serve our clients.”

“This expansion provides two essential elements: the wealth of experience from the attorneys and the location,” said Christopher T. Lee, incoming Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Dickie McCamey. “Edwina and Paula have worked closely with our firm in the past, and they inspire confidence. The new location is critical to our expansion plans along the East Coast and positions our staff in areas critical for the effective representation desired by our clients.”

Dickie McCamey, a fixture in the Pittsburgh legal landscape since 1889, has shown a steady expansion since opening its first branch office in Wheeling, West Virginia, in 1992. DMC has 190 attorneys and employs 450 people across 21 locations in 11 states.

The office address is:
633 S. Andrews Avenue
Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

UPDATE: As of 6/1/2024, the office relocated to 110 S.E. 6th Street, Suite 2350, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

A look at Dickie McCamey’s expansion:
1992 – Wheeling, WV
2000 – Philadelphia, PA; Haddonfield, NJ; and Steubenville, OH
2003 – Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA and Charlotte, NC
2007 – Wilmington, DE
2010 – Columbus, OH
2011 – Cary, NC (moved to Raleigh, NC in 2014)
2013 – Cleveland, OH and Lancaster, SC
2014 – Erie, PA
2016 – White Plains, NY and Los Angeles, CA
2017 – Buffalo, NY
2019 – Hollidaysburg, PA; Lehigh Valley, PA; and Detroit, MI
2023 – Williamsport, PA
2024 – Fort Lauderdale, FL