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Nicole D. Ruocco is a Shareholder of Rissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue, McLain & Mangan, P.A., with a practice area concentrating on Insurance Defense.  She is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named among The Best Lawyers in America (2013-2022), as well as Lawyer of the Year” for Orlando Workers’ Compensation– Defendants (2013, 2017, and 2022), by Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, Ms. Ruocco was listed as  “Top Women Lawyers- AV Preeminent”, by Orlando Home and Leisure Magazine: 2013 and Who’s Who Among American Law Students.  She serves as a frequent lecturer at seminars including The Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida Bar (1997)


  • University of Florida (B.S.B.A. 1994)
  • Stetson University (J.D. 1997)


  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Chairperson Workers’ Compensation Section (2001-2003)
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Member
  • Downtown Orlando Partnership
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