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3 Fowler White Managing Shareholders Selected For SFBJ’s 2017 Power Leaders In 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 <

Ten Fowler White Burnett Attorneys Recognized As Top Lawyers In The 2017 South Florida Legal Guide

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.”

Fowler White Burnett Makes U.S. News World Report Best Lawyers 2017 Best Law Firms

Fowler White Burnett made the U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers 2017 “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 2017 "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 2017 “Best Law Firms” in their respective categories:

· Admiralty & Maritime Law
· Transportation Law

· Admiralty & Maritime Law
· Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

· Commercial Litigation
· Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
· Real Estate Law
· Transportation Law

· Corporate Law
· Employment Law – Management
· Insurance Law
· Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Stephen F. Coxhead Selected For Who’s Who Legal: Transport 2017

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 Shareholders Listed Among Florida Trend’s 2016 Legal Elite
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.