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Shareholder Rory Eric Jurman to Moderate BCBA 2016 Legal Malpractice Summit

In conjunction with the Broward County Bar Association, firm Shareholder
Rory Eric Jurman will moderate an upcoming seminar titled, "2016 Legal Malpractice Summit" scheduled for October 14th, commencing at 8:30 a.m., at the Broward County Bar Association Conference Center. Firm Shareholder Richard J. Block will speak on the "View Points" and "Assorted Malpractice Pitfalls in Immigration Law", and firm Shareholder Avery A. Dial will speak on "Data Breach, Privacy and Confidentiality". Four CLE credits will be provided for attending. 

For more information and registration, please visit

Shareholder Robert Bouchard To Present at Florida Mediation Seminar

In conjunction with the National Business Institute, firm Shareholder Robert F. Bouchard will present "Mediation in Florida: Keys to Effective Settlement Negotiations", scheduled for November 10, 2016, starting at 8:00 am at the Courtyard Fort Lauderdale (North/Cypress Creek) Hotel. This seminar will provide powerful and proven negotiation methods for improving all aspects of the mediation process and provide the solid foundation you need to prepare for and conduct effective dispute resolution. This seminar is eligible for 8.0 CME credits, including 2.0 ethics credits. To register, please call 800-930-6182 or visit

Bob practices in the areas of toxic torts, products liability, medical malpractice, professional liability, and personal injury defense. In addition, he is a certified circuit court mediator. Bob is qualified lo conduct arbitrations pursuant to the various Florida arbitration statutes. His alternative dispute resolution practice encompasses most areas of civil litigation and benefits clients who are seeking less adversarial and more cost-effective methods for resolving disputes. Mr. Bouchard is a member of The Florida Bar, American and Broward County Bar Associations, Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Counsel, Defense Research Institute, and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He earned his B.S. degree in foreiqn/service from Georgetown University and his J.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Law.

Fowler White Burnett Sponsoring Upcoming Dade County Bar Association Breakfast with 3rd DCA Judge Kevin Emas

In conjunction with the Dade County Bar Association's Appellate Court Committee, Fowler White Burnett is proud to sponsor an upcoming complimentary breakfast featuring Third District Court of Appeal Judge Kevin Emas, scheduled for Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at 8:00 am. Judge Emas will discuss various topics and answer questions from the audience.

Members of the Dade County Bar Association are invited to attend. There are a limited number of seats available. Please click here to register.



Shareholder James N. Hurley Featured in Law360's Trial Pros Newsletter

Firm Shareholder James N. Hurley is featured in Law360's Trial Pros Newsletter. He answered some interesting questions regarding his legal experience and practice

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Fowler White Burnett Sponsoring Upcoming WISTA Welcome Reception

Fowler White Burnett is sponsoring the Welcome Reception for the Women's International Shipping & Trading Association's (WISTA) 36th Annual International Annual Meeting & Conference, scheduled for November 8, 2016, from 6:30-9:00 pm, at the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The conference will be held November 9th-13th onboard the MS Koningsdam cruise ship.

Firm shareholders Michael A. Garcia, James N. Hurley, Allan R. Kelley, J. Michael Pennekamp and firm associates William A. Potucek and Christine M. Walker are scheduled to represent the firm during the welcome reception.

For more information regarding the WISTA annual conference and to view their agenda, please click here.

Shareholder James Hurley Quoted in Law360 Article on Cruise-Line Case

Shareholder James Hurley was quoted in the following Law360 article. 

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Managing Shareholder Christopher E. Knight Featured in Law360's Trial Newsletter

Firm Managing Shareholder Christopher E. Knight is featured in Law360's Trial Newsletter. He answered some interesting questions regarding his legal experience.

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