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12.09.13:  Fowler White Burnett attorney sworn in as president of the Coral Gables Bar Association
Kayla Riera-Gomez in the DBR
DBR

Fowler White Burnett attorney, Kayla Riera-Gomez, was sworn in as President of the Coral Gables Bar Association 2013-2014.

11.13.13:  Fowler White Burnett Hires New Associate
Miguel A. Gonzalez joins the firm's Commercial Litigation Group

Miguel Gonzalez joins Fowler White Burnett in the Miami office with the Commercial Litigation Group.

Miguel received his Bachelor’s degree and his J.D. from Florida International University.

11.05.13:  Fowler White Burnett Hires New Associate
Stephanie M. Chaissan joins the firm's Commercial Litigation Group

 Stephanie Chaissan joins Fowler White Burnett in the Miami office with the Commercial Litigation Group.

Stephanie is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law and the University of Delaware.

11.04.13:  Fowler White Burnett Hires New Associate
Alyssa Razook Wan joins the firm's General Practice Group

Alyssa Razook Wan joins the firm's General Practice Group in the Miami office, specializing in Tax, Trusts & Estates.

10.27.13:  Fowler White Burnett Attorney Inducted as Fellow at NSU
Nova Southeastern University honors donors
Sun Sentinel

Kristen M. Lynch, shareholder in our Trusts & Estates group, was recently inducted as a Fellow at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) at the "Fellows Society Inaugural Induction Ceremony" to honor and thank all those who have given funds to support scholarships and other opportunities for students.

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10.15.13:  Fowler White Burnett Hires Two New Associates
Marta Acosta & Christine Walker join the firm

Marta Acosta joins Fowler White Burnett as an Associate in the Miami office with the Commercial Litigation practice group.

Marta received her Juris Doctor and Master of Laws (Comparative Law) from the University of Illinois College of Law. She also received a Master of Laws from the University of Warsaw.

Christine Walker  joins the firm as an Associate in the Maritime practice group in the Miami office with the Maritime practice group.

Christine received her B.B.A. from the University of Miami, and her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University. She also received her LL.M. in Admiralty from Tulane University Law School.

06.19.13:  Fowler White Burnett Appellate Attorney Receives Favorable Opinion in Workers' Compensation Immunity Appeal

On June 19, 2013, Esther E. Galicia received a favorable opinion in a workers' compensation immunity appeal. In Vallejos v. Lan Cargo S.A., 38 Fla. Law Weekly 1360 (Fla. 3d DCA June 19, 2013), the Third District affirmed a summary judgment entered in favor of our client, the defendant contractor-cargo company. The court found that the claimant, an injured employee of the cargo company’s subcontractor, elected the Workers’ Compensation remedy for his work-related injuries.  The cargo company was also held to be statutorily immune from suit for the injuries the injured claimant, its “statutory employee” sustained. In this regard, the district court concluded that the evidence did not support the application of the very strict and narrow “intentional tort” exception to the exclusivity of the Workers’ Compensation remedy in order to strip the cargo company of its entitlement to Workers’ Compensation immunity. 

05.06.13:  Two Fowler White Burnett Attorneys Elected to Dade County Bar Association Board of Directors

Caitlin M. Trowbridge, an Associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation group, has been elected to the Dade County Bar Association Board of Directors, Group 1. Elizabeth J. Ferry, an Associate in the firm's Products Liability & Toxic Torts group, has been elected to the Board of Directors, Group 2. Both Ms. Trowbridge and Ms. Ferry will serve on the Board of Directors for the 2013 - 2014 term.

02.26.13:  Fowler White Burnett Attorneys Obtain Directed Verdict

Fowler White Burnett attorneys Elizabeth Pryor Johnson and Donald W. Hardeman, Jr. obtained directed verdict for their client in a whistle blower case pending in the 11th Judicial Circuit for Miami-Dade County.

02.06.13:  Fowler White Burnett Appellate Attorney Receives Favorable Opinion on Guardianship Appeal

On Feb. 6, 2013, Esther E. Galicia received a favorable opinion from the Third District Court of Appeals in a very contentious guardianship appeal. Esther successfully defended the probate court’s order reforming, based on a mutual mistake, the parties’ settlement agreement to reflect that the Appellants, beneficiaries of the ward’s trust, opted-out of any litigation against a former trustee.   

01.25.13:  Two Fowler White Burnett Attorneys Attend DCDBA Luncheon
Daily Business Review

Esther E. Galicia and Helaine S. Goodner attended the Dade County Defense Bar Association's luncheon hosting U. S. District Judges Cecilia Altonaga, Paul C. Huck and U.S. Magistrate Judge Alicia M. Otazo-Reyes at the Hyatt Regency in Miami. View the pictures in the After Hours section of the Daily Business Review.

01.24.13:  Fowler White Burnett Attorney Joins FDCC

Rory Eric Jurman has become a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), an organization comprised of leaders in the insurance and corporate defense bar. FDCC membership is selective and by invitation to those who have been judged by their peers to have achieved professional distinction.