Traditional Values / Innovative Thinking

Accolades

We believe that excellence is achieved through unwavering commitment to our clients. The key to our stellar legal results is the application of our collective values and innovative thinking to every matter we handle. Fowler White Burnett has enjoyed considerable success and has received consistent recognition from leading legal directories, trade publications, and client- and peer-reviewed industry awards and rankings. 

Our Firm
  • Recognized by South Florida Legal Guide in the "Top Firm" category in its 2014 edition.
  • Recognized by South Florida Legal Guide in the "Top Firm" category in its 2013 edition.
  • Included in Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" list for 2013 in the areas of Admiralty & Maritime Law, Personal Injury LItigation (Defense), and Transportation Law
  • Recognized by South Florida Legal Guide in the "Top Firm" category in its 2012 edition.
  • Named one of the top ranked law firms in the United States by Martindale-Hubbell and Fortune Magazine. The Firm will appear in Fortune's "2012 Investor's Guide" issue on December 26, 2011. There were less than 1000 firms chosen nationally. Of those, only 61 are in Florida, and only 12 located in Miami.
  • Included in Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" list for 2012
  • Named Shipping & Maritime Law Firm of the Year by Lawyers World Law Awards, 2011
  • Ranked among the top 10 law firms in South Florida by South Florida Business Journal’s Book of Law, 2010 - 2011
  • Included in the top 25 law firms in Florida by Florida Trend in September 2009.
  • Received top honors in the transportation and shipping litigation category of the 2009 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Chambers & Partners ranks the strength and reputation of law firms and attorneys through in-depth interviews with practicing attorneys and clients.
Our Attorneys
  • Eight attorneys are listed as Top Lawyers in the 2014 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide, and two attorneys listed as Top Up & Comers. Attorneys included in the listing were selected through nominations from licensed attorneys who practice in Florida.
  • Seven attorneys are listed in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America - Henry Burnett, James D. DeChurch, Brian D. Elias, James N. Hurley, Allan R. Kelley, Christopher E. Knight, and Richard A. Wood. Best Lawyers in America is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The listing is based on a rigorous national survey involving more than 5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.
  • Nine attorneys were ranked among Florida Trend’s Legal Elite and Up & Comers of 2013. 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 67,000 Florida Bar members, only 1,228 attorneys statewide were chosen for this distinction.
  • Seven attorneys are listed as Top Lawyers in the 2013 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide - Henry Burnett, Brian D. Elias, June G. Hoffman, Allan R. Kelley, Christopher E. Knight, Fred K. Lickstein, and Fabian A. Pal. In addition, the South Florida Legal Guide recognized three attorneys as Top Up & Comers - James D. DeChurch, Erin Gaskin, and Alice K. Sum. Attorneys included in the listing were selected through nominations from licensed attorneys who practice in Florida.
  • Seven attorneys are listed in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers in America - Henry Burnett, James D. DeChurch, Brian D. Elias, James N. Hurley, Allan R. Kelley, Christopher E. Knight, and Richard A. Wood. Best Lawyers in America is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The listing is based on a rigorous national survey involving more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.
  • Fifteen attorneys were recognized as Florida Super Lawyers in 2012. Super Lawyers names Florida's top attorneys as chosen by their peers and through independent research conducted by Law & Politics, which publishes Super Lawyers.
  • Eight attorneys are listed as Top Lawyers in the 2012 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide, and six attorneys listed as Top Up & Comers. Attorneys included in the listing were selected through nominations from licensed attorneys who practice in Florida.
  • Nine attorneys are listed in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers in America is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The listing is based on a rigorous national survey involving more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.
  • Kristina A. Delgado was selected by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for their 2011 40 Under 40 award recognizing outstanding lawyers of Miami-Dade County.
  • Eight attorneys are listed as Top Lawyers in the 2011 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide, and seven attorneys listed as Top Up & Comers. Attorneys included in the listing were selected through nominations from licensed attorneys who practice in Florida.
  • Four attorneys were ranked among Florida Trend’s Legal Elite of 2011. 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 1,352 attorneys statewide were chosen for this distinction.
  • 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.
  • Five attorneys are listed in the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers in America - Henry Burnett, James D. DeChurch, James N. Hurley, Allan R. Kelley, Christopher E. Knight. Best Lawyers in America is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The listing is based on a rigorous national survey involving more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.
  • Helenemarie Blake was selected as one of the honorees for The South Florida Business Journal's 2010 40 Under 40 Awards. The 40 Under 40 Awards recognizes South Florida's best and brightest young professionals for their professional success and community involvement.
  • 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.
  • Helenemarie Blake and James D. DeChurch joined the prestigious International Association of Defense Counsel in 2009. IADC is an association of corporate and insurance defense attorneys dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism and service, and to upholding the rule of law and integrity of the court system. Membership is by invitation-only.
  • Christopher E. Knight was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates and its Miami chapter in July 2009. ABOTA is a national organization that encourages improvement in the ethical and technical standards in the legal profession. Membership is by invitation-only and is subject to vote by the national chapter. Candidates must possess a high personal character, an honorable reputation and extensive experience as a trial attorney.
  • 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.
  • Four attorneys were ranked among Florida Trend’s Legal Elite of 2009. Published by Florida Trend, the Legal Elite listing is widely regarded as one of the preeminent referral guides to the legal profession. Of the approximately 61,500 Florida Bar members, only 949 statewide were chosen for this distinction which represents 1.9 percent of active attorneys.
  • Ten attorneys are listed as Top Lawyers in the 2010 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide, and five attorneys listed as Top Up & Comers. Attorneys included in the listing were selected through nominations from licensed attorneys who practice in Florida.
  • Nine attorneys are listed in the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers in America is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Lists are compiled through a peer-review survey in which thousands of top attorneys in the U.S. confidentially evaluate their professional peers.