Each year, Florida Trend invites members of The Florida Bar to name the best attorneys in the state by practice area. This year, 1,444 lawyers were selected by their peers for the Florida Legal Elite 2016.
Eight of the 65 Government and Non-Profit lawyers selected for this year’s Legal Elite are associated with The Florida Bar Foundation or its grantees. Among these top vote recipients are Bruce B. Blackwell, the Foundation’s CEO, and Ericka Garcia, director of pro bono partnerships. Blackwell is also in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame.
Staff attorneys and leaders of Foundation grantees who were among the outstanding attorneys listed in the Government and Non-Profit section are:
Bethanie Anjel Barber, Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association
Jena Donofrio Hudson, Bay Area Legal Services
James A. Kowalski, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
Darby Kerrigan Scott, Legal Aid Foundation /Tallahassee
Evian Lynn White, Legal Services of Greater Miami Inc.
Rosemary E. Armstrong, formerly of Bay Area Legal Services and currently of Crossroads for Florida Kids, was also recognized.
The Florida Bar Foundation wishes to congratulate all of the recipients for being recognized by their peers for the high quality of legal services they provide to Florida’s under served.