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Chambers USA Guide Recognizes 2 Fowler White Practice Groups and 3 Shareholders in The 2020 Edition
Fowler White Burnett is pleased to announce the firm’s recognition in the 2020 Edition of the Chambers USA Guide. Chambers USA ranks the top lawyers and law firms across all the United States of America. Law firms that have a national presence are also ranked in their Nationwide tables (which focus on those firms that are the country’s best in their respective areas of practice). 

Selection is based on outstanding achievement, excellence in practice area and quality of client service. Both client input and the Chambers’ own research are considered for placement in the Guide. 

The Firm has been identified as a leading law firm in the following Guide Practice areas: 

• Transportation: Shipping/Maritime Litigation (outside New York): USA – Nationwide 

• Insurance: Florida 

In addition, Chambers USA has recognized the following Shareholders as leading attorneys in the following Guide practice areas: 

James N. Hurley – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (Outside New York) – USA - Nationwide 

Allan R. Kelley – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (Outside New York) – USA - Nationwide 

Elizabeth P. Johnson – Labor & Employment – Florida

Fowler White and 23 Attorneys Recognized Among South Florida Legal Guide’s 2020 Top Law Firm and Top Lawyers

Fowler White Burnett is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized as a “Top Law Firm in the 2020 Edition of the South Florida Legal Guide, 17 of its attorneys have been selected as “Top Lawyers and 6 have been recognized as “Top Up and Comers.”

Fowler White Named To 2020 “Best Law Firms” List By U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers

Fowler White Burnett has been named to the U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers 2020 “Best Law Firms” list in twelve practice areas. Out of these twelve practice groups, Admiralty & Maritime Law and Transportation Law were recognized at both a national and metropolitan level. 

15 Fowler White Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2020 Edition©
We are pleased to announce that 15 Fowler attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 list for outstanding attorneys. For The Best Lawyers in America© 2020, 8.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 62,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. 


Managing Shareholder Christopher E. Knight has been recognized by Best Lawyers® as one of the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” award recipients. He has received this accolade for his work in Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants in Miami, Florida.


Shareholder Joseph R. Englander has also been recognized in Best Lawyers® as one of the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” award recipients. He has received this accolade for his work in Trademark Law in Miami, Florida.


Each year only one lawyer in each practice area and metropolitan region is honored by The Best Lawyers in America© with a “Lawyer of the Year” award.

Fowler White Shareholders Listed Among Florida Legal Elite 2019 By Florida Trend

We are pleased to announce that  Susan H. Aprill (Ft. Lauderdale)  and Alice K. Sum have been recognized by Florida Trend in the Florida Legal Elite 2019.

The Florida Legal Elite 2019 represents a prestigious roster of 1,126 attorneys from across the state of Florida chosen for recognition by their peers as lawyers who exemplify a standard of excellence in their profession and by so doing, have garnered the respect and esteem of their colleagues. The resulting Florida Legal Elite list represents just over 1% of the active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida.

Susan H. Aprill, a shareholder in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, was recently reappointed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to the Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission for a four-year term beginning July 1, 2019. Aprill practices civil litigation, including, among other matters, real estate litigation, business disputes of all types, defense of officers and directors of condominium and homeowner associations, defamation cases, employment law, and complex damages cases including those arising in wrongful death cases. She has also served as a court-appointed receiver and arbitrator and has been appointed a special master and mediator in various matters. Aprill is also active on the Florida Bar's Media & Communications Law Committee and is a longstanding contributor to the Reporter's Handbook. In May 2019, she presented to the Florida Judicial College of Advanced Judicial Studies on matters concerning confidentiality, privacy and access to courts and court records.

Alice K. Sum is a shareholder in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group where she represents businesses and individuals in complex, commercial disputes. She has significant experience litigating multi-party cases concerning director and officer liability, errors and omissions, shareholder derivative claims, and class actions. A portion of Sum's practice involves the defense and prosecution of intellectual property matters. Sum is a member of the 17th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. She is highly active in The Florida Bar where she serves as Vice-Chair of the Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee and on the 17th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee "I".