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6.14.2017: 
Firm Featured in Law360 For Addition of New Attorneys

Fowler White Adds Immigration, Toxic Torts Partners

Florida firm Fowler White Burnett PA has added two partners, including a former Foley & Mansfield PLLP toxic torts specialist and an ex-GRSH Law LLP immigration lawyer, to its office in Miami, the firm announced.

Timothy Ferguson, who spent more than seven years at Foley & Mansfield, joins Fowler White's products liability and toxic torts group in Miami, where he will continue focusing his practice on defense of products, toxic tort, construction, personal injury and medical malpractice cases, the firm said on Friday.He is joined in Miami by Nera Shefer, a founding partner at GRSH Law who represents clients in a broad range of business immigration issues.Christopher E. Knight, one of Fowler White's managing shareholders, said that the firm is looking to expand by growing in practice areas that have been identified as developing business opportunities.

“As we prepare to celebrate our firm's 75th anniversary, Fowler White is focused on strategic growth,” Knight said. “Hiring attorneys who are well-suited to meet and expand those opportunities will enable our firm to continue its rich history for many years to come.”

Shefer, a graduate of the Universidad del Norte Law School in Barranquilla, Colombia, and St. Thomas University School of Law, represents foreign citizens in their applications for visas as investors, professional or skilled workers or performance artists, according to the firm. She also works with U.S. companies petitioning for visas for skilled workers.

In addition, Shefer lobbies for immigration benefits for immigrant youth living in the country without legal permission who were brought to the U.S. as minors and in 2012 won a case for an immigrant youth that later became precedent for the executive action issued by then-President Barack Obama that made those type of immigrants eligible for work permits.

Ferguson works on defending product, equipment and chemical manufacturers from liability claims alleging exposure to asbestos, benzene, radiation, chemical release and mold, according to the firm. He also has defended architects, mechanical engineers and others in construction defect litigation. He holds a B.A. from the State University of New York in Stony Brook and a J.D. from St. John's University School of Law.

In addition to the two partners, Fowler White also added associate Laura Ross, who previously worked at international law boutique firm Robert Allen Law. She joins Fowler White's corporate practice group.

The nearly 75-year-old Fowler White is a full-service law firm with three offices in Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Miami,. The firm currently has 77 attorneys working in the three offices.

3.28.2017: 
Shareholder Rory E. Jurman Mentioned in Law360 Article
Shareholder Rory Eric Jurman was mentioned in a Law360 article titled "St. Paul Says No Duty to Cover $2.4M Loss After Data Breach". To read the article, click here.
2.17.2017: 
Article by Shareholder Rory E. Jurman Featured in Law360
Shareholder Rory Eric Jurman wrote an article titled "When And Where Punitive Damages Are Insurable" featured on Law360. To read, please click here for Part 1, and here for Part 2
2.1.2017: 
Article by Shareholder Rory E. Jurman Featured in Law360
Shareholder Rory Eric Jurman wrote an article title "How Concurrent Cause Doctrine Shapes Florida Insurance" featured on Law360.

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1.31.2017: 
Shareholders Allan R. Kelley and Helaine S. Goodner Featured in The Daily Business Review
Shareholders Allan R. Kelley and Helaine S. Goodner are featured in The Daily Business Review regarding a defense case win for a cruise line. 

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1.25.2017: 
Shareholders Alice Sum and Stephanie Chaissan Featured in Article
Shareholders Alice Sum and Stephanie Chaissan's case regarding a lawsuit against a South Beach hotel was featured on The Daily Business Review and The Real Deal.

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1.18.2017: 
Shareholder Juan Zorrilla quoted in Law360 Article
Shareholder Juan Zorrilla quoted in Law360 article regarding the request of the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his client’s suit. 

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