Traditional Values / Innovative Thinking

About Us

Traditional values. Innovative thinking. This is how we define ourselves at Fowler White Burnett. Over seventy years ago, we opened our doors with those principles and they continue to guide us as we steadily move forward. We have the breadth of knowledge and expertise necessary to meet the diverse needs of our clients, whether they are ambitious start-up businesses or well-established Fortune 500 companies. Our proven results have earned us a stellar reputation in the Florida legal community and beyond.


  • Founded in 1943
  • Three offices: Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach
  • Managing Shareholders: Edward J. Briscoe, Christopher E. Knight, Richard A. Wood
  • Executive Director: Robert D. McDougal, IV
  • Only South Florida law firm selected as a member of ALFA International
  • Go-to firm for insurance, maritime and aviation matters
  • Broad litigation and transactional capabilities
  • Previous positions held by our professionals include nurses, pilots, risk management directors, federal prosecutors, assistant attorney generals, accountants and engineers
  • Proven track record in state and federal courtrooms in complex litigation, including several high-profile successes
  • Attorneys and staff fluent in more than seven languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, French, German, and Japanese
  • Henry Burnett, one of the firm’s founders, helped establish the Dade County Bar Association and Florida Defense Lawyers Association in the 1960s