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Twelve Fowler White Attorneys Recognized In The 2018 South Florida Legal Guide

Fowler White Burnett is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized as a “Top Law Firm in the 2018 Edition of the South Florida Legal Guide, 10 of its attorneys have been selected as “Top Lawyers and 2 have been recognized as “Top Up and Comers.”

The South Florida Legal Guide (SFLG) is published annually, and is a widely respected source of top legal firms and lawyers, by practice group, in the South Florida region. Candidates are nominated and voted on by their peers, which SFLG takes into consideration when making selections for inclusion as a "Top Lawyer."

The following Fowler White attorneys were recognized as “Top Lawyers:”

Brian D. Elias - Securities - Litigation & Arbitration, Corporate & Business Litigation
Timothy J. Ferguson - Product Liability - Defense, Torts - Defense
Erin Gaskin - Medical Malpractice - Defense
June G. Hoffman - Appellate
Allan R. Kelley - Admiralty and Maritime, Litigation
Christopher E. Knight - Product Liability - Defense, Medical Malpractice - Defense
Fred K. Lickstein - Corporate and Business, Finance
Richard J. Razook – Tax, International Tax
Alice K. Sum - Corporate and Business Litigation
Juan Carlos Zorrilla - Commercial and Business Litigation

Additionally, the following were recognized as “Top Up and Comers:”

Gil O. Acevedo - Real Estate
Avery A. Dial - Commercial Litigation


Fowler White Recognized By U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2018 “Best Law Firms”

Fowler White Burnett has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers 2018 “Best Law Firms” in ten practice groups. Out of these ten practice groups, Admiralty & Maritime Law and Transportation Law were recognized at both a national and metropolitan level. 

U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers 2018 "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

The following practice groups have been named 2018 “Best Law Firms” in their respective categories:


  •     Admiralty & Maritime Law – Tier 2
  •     Transportation Law – Tier 3
  •     Admiralty & Maritime Law – Tier 1
  •     Commercial Litigation – Tier 1
  •     Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants – Tier 1
  •     Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants – Tier 1
  •     Corporate Law – Tier 2
  •     Employment Law – Management – Tier 2
  •     Product Liability Litigation – Defendants – Tier 2
  •     Real Estate Law – Tier 2
  •     Transportation Law – Tier 2
  •     Insurance Law – Tier 3
Fowler White Shareholders Listed Among Florida Legal Elite 2017 By Florida Trend

Fowler White Burnett is pleased to announce that shareholders Christopher E. Knight (Miami), and Susan H. Aprill (Ft. Lauderdale) have been recognized by Florida Trend in the Florida Legal Elite 2017.

14 Fowler White Attorneys Listed Among 2017 Florida Super Lawyers And 2017 Florida Rising Stars

Fowler White Burnett announced today that Super Lawyers has named 10 of its attorneys 2017 “Florida Super Lawyers” and an additional 4 of its attorneys have been selected as 2017 “Florida Rising Stars.”

Chambers USA Recognizes Fowler White In Their 2017 Edition

Fowler White Burnett is pleased to announce the firm’s recognition in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA.  Chambers USA ranks the work of the leading United States law firms and their attorneys in a variety of practice areas. 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 Chambers Guide. 

This year, Chambers USA has identified Fowler White as a leading law firm in the Insurance category for Florida and Rory Eric Jurman as a leading attorney in the Insurance category for Florida.

Jurman focuses his practice on providing strategic and cost-effective counsel to Fortune 500 companies, insurers and self-insureds. His practice includes insurance coverage, bad faith, professional malpracticeliability and commercial litigation.

In addition, Edward J. Briscoe has achieved the designation of “Recognized Practitioner” for Products Liability and Mass Torts in the Nationwide USA location of the guide.

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.