Alicia M. Caridi

Co-Chair, Amusements, Sports and Recreation Practice Group

    As co-chair of Marshall Dennehey's Amusements, Sports and Recreation Liability Practice Group, Alicia represents waterparks, theme parks, roller skating rinks, trampoline, climbing wall attractions, fairs and fairgrounds and other entities when claims are brought against them. She frequently writes and speaks on regulatory and compliance topics unique to the amusements industry, including ADA accessibility. She is a voting member of the American Society of Testing and Measurement F24 (ASTM Committee F24) which develops global standards for safety specific to the amusement industry.

    Alicia is also experienced in the defense of general casualty matters and auto warranty claims. Her knowledge of the industries she represents has resulted in the quick resolution of many claims on motion or though negotiation by application of statutory or regulatory law or expert testimony. 

    Alicia is a graduate of Florida State University College of Law where she earned a dual J.D./M.A. A portion of her law degree was completed at Oxford University in England with curriculum in sports law and restitution. She additionally holds a B.A. from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.


    Representative Cases

    Andrews v. Stefano, 71 Pa.D.&C. 4th (2005)

    Significant Representative Matters

    Obtained summary judgment through successfully arguing no liability on behalf of a security company for an animal bite within a homeowner's development.

    Through the use of a vocational and medical expert, successfully defended a case at trial in federal court where liability was admitted and the demand was over $300,000 for wage loss and personal injury. The verdict was $7,500.

    Resolved client's share of a multi-car accident (10 cars) within a string of 70 vehicles involved in a highway incident for $1,000 through the use of police and investigators as witnesses.

    Through the use of medical experts for multiple injuries claimed by the plaintiff, obtained a defense verdict on causation of injuries received in a rear-impact auto accident when liability was admitted.

    Obtained defense verdict in suit versus an elderly driver, who was unable to attend trial, through use of video footage and cross examination.

    Obtained defense verdict at trial of claim of injury from slip and fall in client's home. Jury found no liability within ten minutes.

    Obtained defense verdict in favor of motor vehicle operator sued for damages to a teen on a bike crossing the lane of travel.

    Obtained dismissal on summary judgment in two cases involving wrongful identity of the motor vehicle operator.

    Classes/Seminars Taught

    Surveillance in the Amusement Industry, RSA 2021 Sk8 Expo, Clearwater, FL, August 24, 2021

    Legal Preparation with IALDA, 84th Annual RSA Convention, Webinar, May, 2021

    Volunteer Instructor, Florida State University, College of Law Undergraduate Program

    Presented seminars on ADA Accessibility, Social Media Discovery and Managing a Crisis in Social Media, Roller Skating Legal Updates State By State, Amusement Legal Updates State By State to organizations such as WWA, IAAPA, PDI, RSA and other legal and amusement entities

    Guest lecturer at the University of Delaware, College of Business

    Published Works

    Case Law Alerts, regular contributor, January 2014-October 2021

    "Clean Air Act; Mobile Emissions," Florida Senate Interim Report

    Media Commentary
    Pro Bono Activities

    North Florida Legal Services Disaster Relief Hotline Volunteer

    New Jersey
    Florida State University College of Law (J.D., 1999)
    Florida State University (M.A., 1999)
    Shippensburg University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1994)
    Honors & awards
    Best Lawyers in America©, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    Associations & memberships
    American Society for Testing and Materials, Voting Member ASTM F24
    International Amusement & Leisure Defense Association (IALDA), Board Member
    Lackawanna Bar Association
    Outdoor Amusement Business Association (OABA)
    Pike County Bar Association
    Year joined