Fowler White Burnett is pleased to announce that associate Ira J. Gonzalez has been recognized by Barry University as one of their 2018 Distinguished Alumni Honorees.
The 11th Annual Barry University Distinguished Alumni Awards will be held on February 8, 2018, at the Coral Gables Country Club and recognizes graduates who have made a significant impact on their community through their service and career achievements. Out of more than 60,000 Barry alumni worldwide, fewer than 100 individuals have achieved the honor of being named their “Distinguished Alumni.”
Gonzalez is an associate in the firm's Products Liability & Toxic Torts Group. His practice focuses primarily in civil and commercial litigation in the areas of Product Liability, Real Estate/Construction, and Medical Malpractice. His experience includes participating in all aspects of litigation on both insurer-driven and insurer-directed legal matters defending companies in a wide variety of tort claims.
He received his Master of Business Administration and his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Barry University and also graduated cum laude from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.
Fowler White Burnett is pleased to announce that Managing Shareholders Edward J. Briscoe, Christopher E. Knight and Richard A. Wood were selected 2017 Power Leaders In Law by the South Florida Business Journal. This marks the fifth straight year of recognition for Knight and Wood and the fourth straight year for Briscoe. The SFBJ’s Power Leaders in Law highlights executives that are known for their innovative ideas and savvy business acumen within their region’s prosperous and evolving business landscape.
Briscoe focuses his practice on product liability and toxic tort litigation. He has extensive experience dealing with lawsuits involving a wide variety of chemicals and hazardous materials, as well as the diseases commonly associated with exposure to these materials. He frequently represents Fortune 500 companies and underwriters in the defense of personal and class action suits alleging exposure to asbestos, silica, benzene, beryllium, mold and other toxins. In addition, Briscoe handles complex matters involving environmental, transportation, maritime and premises liability.
Knight devotes a significant portion of his practice to the defense of medical malpractice and health care-related claims. He also represents domestic and international airline carriers, aircraft and engine manufacturers and maintenance providers in litigation arising from mass disasters and aircraft accidents. In the products arena, he handles products liability and related litigation for notable manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Knight represents Fortune 500 companies, major insurance carriers, several <
Congratulations to Shareholder Esther E. Galicia for being appointed by the Florida Bar to its Committee on Professionalism, effective for the 2017-2020 term.
Congratulations to Associate Ira Gonzalez for being appointed by the Florida Bar to its Governmental and Public Policy Advocacy Committee, effective for the 2017-2018 term.
Fowler White Burnett is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized as a “Top Law Firm” in the 2017 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide, 8 of its attorneys have been selected as “Top Lawyers” and 2 have been recognized as “Top Up and Comers.”
Shareholder Stephen F. Coxhead has been identified by independent research with client and peers as being amongst the world’s leading Transport Lawyers by Who’s Who Legal: Transport 2017 in Aviation Contentious, one of four categories that make up the Transport 2017 section.
Since 1996, Who’s Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law and has featured over 17,000 of the world’s leading private practice lawyers from over 100 national jurisdictions. Published by Law Business Research, Ltd., an independent London-based publishing group, they provide research, analysis and reports on the international legal services marketplace.
Coxhead is a shareholder in the Aviation practice group at Fowler White Burnett. With a laser focus on issues important to the aviation industry, Coxhead has represented manufacturers of aircraft, airframes and component parts in cases arising from crashes throughout the world involving general aviation and commercial aircraft. He has achieved particular success in obtaining dismissals on forum non conveniens grounds and in winning summary judgment under the General Aviation Revitalization Act.
In addition to the firm’s Aviation practice group, Coxhead is also a member of Fowler White Burnett’s Commercial Litigation, Maritime, and Products Liability & Toxic Torts practice groups where he has broad experience as a litigator practicing in the defense of manufacturers in product liability and complex commercial matters. He has successfully handled numerous mass casualty, wrongful death, electrocution and amputation injury cases – receiving several industry awards recognizing the results he achieved for clients.
Stephen has also handled both litigation and transactional matters for numerous maritime interests including domestic and international insurers, cargo carriers, cruise lines, commercial and pleasure vessel owners, operators and charterers, marina and terminal owners and operators.
Fowler White Burnett is pleased to announce that shareholders, Gil O. Acevedo (Miami), Susan H. Aprill (Ft. Lauderdale) and Avery A. Dial (Ft. Lauderdale) have been recognized by Florida Trend in their 2016 Legal Elite special report.
Congratulations to Eric A. Rosen for being appointed Chairperson of the Bankruptcy Law CLE Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association!
Twenty-two attorneys were recognized as Florida Super Lawyers in 2011. Florida Super Lawyers names Florida's top attorneys as chosen by their peers and through independent research conducted by Law & Politics, which publishes Super Lawyers.
Four attorneys were ranked among Florida Trend’s Legal Elite of 2010. Published by Florida Trend, the Legal Elite listing is widely regarded as one of the preeminent referral guides to the legal profession. Of the more than 64,000 Florida Bar members, only 1,160 attorneys statewide were chosen for this distinction which represents 1.8 percent of active attorneys.
Twenty-three attorneys were recognized as Florida Super Lawyers in 2010. Florida Super Lawyers names Florida's top attorneys as chosen by their peers and through independent research conducted by Law & Politics, which publishes Super Lawyers. The 2010 edition is based on the survey of more than 40,000 lawyers across the state.
Thirteen attorneys were recognized as Florida Super Lawyers in 2009. Super Lawyers names Florida's top attorneys as chosen by their peers and through independent research conducted by Law & Politics, which publishes Super Lawyers. The 2009 edition is based on the survey of more than 44,000 lawyers across the state.