Richard Wagenheim has been practicing workers' compensation law since 1972, the same year in which he graduated from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University with a Juris Doctor degree.
He previously obtained his undergraduate degree from Michigan State in 1968.
achieved the distinction of Board Certification* in Workers' Compensation from the Florida Bar
In addition to being licensed to practice law in Florida, Rich
is also licensed in Michigan and Washington, D.C . He
is also licensed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Mr. Wagenheim is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida law firm, Wagenheim & Wagner, P.A. where he has represented, consulted and advised injured workers from all walks of life, including professional football, baseball, hockey, basketball and soccer players.
Additionally, he is a member of the National Football League Players' Association and Professional Hockey Players' Association Workers' Compensation Panels.
In 1998, Rich
was named ATTORNEY OF THE YEAR by the NFLPA Workers' Compensation Panel.
Rich is a member of numerous legal organizations.
He is on the Board of Directors of Florida Workers' Advocates and is a lobbyist during legislative sessions on behalf of the rights of injured workers.
He also serves on the board of the Sports Lawyers Association.
Additionally, he is a member of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, the Broward County Bar Association and the Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Section.
also gives back to the community and makes a positive impact on youth.
He is a board member of the Urban League of Broward County and the Coast to Coast Basketball Club.
is a national board member and Florida State Director of Biddy Basketball
, a national boys and girls basketball program which Rich
brought to South Florida.
Mr. Wagenheim is also a frequent lecturer on workers' compensation topics.
has lectured at the Florida Workers' Compensation Educational Conference, the Sports Lawyers' Association Annual Conference, Continuing Legal Education seminars, and at the University of Miami
has also been quoted in numerous publications, including The Sun-Sentinel and Florida Lawyer, regarding workers' compensation issues.