Our Awards

Our Credentials

Our attorneys have been recognized on the local and national levels for their achievements in law, as well as their community leadership and other activities.

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The Best Lawyers in America®

Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Woodward/White, Inc. compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by state, conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)

  • Gary M. Farmer, Jr. – Mass Torts Litigation / Class Action – Plaintiffs
  • Steve Jaffe – Mass Torts Litigation / Class Action – Plaintiffs
  • Matt Weissing – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Brad Edwards – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Gary Farmer, Sr. – Appellate Practice

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U.S. News World Report and Best Lawyers®

The “Best Law Firms” Tier 1 & Tier 2 Metropolitan rankings are based on a combination of client feedback, information provided on the Law Firm Survey and the Law Firm Leaders Survey and Best Lawyers peer-review. To be eligible to participate in the “Best Law Firms” submission process, a firm must have at least one attorney who has received high enough peer-review to be listed in the current edition of Best Lawyers.

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Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ – AV Rated

The firm and these attorneys are rated AV by their professional peers through the Martindale-Hubbell© Peer Review Rating system. According to Martindale-Hubbell, the “AV” rating of “Very High to Preeminent” legal ability is a testament from peer legal professionals of the highest level of professional excellence and of unquestionable ethic.

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  • Gary M. Farmer, Jr.
  • Steve Jaffe
  • Matt Weissing
  • Brad Edwards
  • Seth Lehrman
  • Gabriel Zambrano
  • Adam D. Horowitz
  • Gary Farmer, Sr.

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SuperLawyers®
Super Lawyers® is a listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Polling, research and selection are performed by Super Lawyers® Magazine, a publication of Thomson-Reuters. Many of our attorneys are listed year after year and in the current edition.

  • Gary M. Farmer, Jr.
  • Steve Jaffe
  • Mark Fistos
  • Adam D. Horowitz

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South Florida Legal Guide
The South Florida Legal Guide selection to Top Lawyer, Top Law Firm and Top Up and Comer is based entirely on peer nominations. The Editorial Department reviews all submissions, checks standings with The Florida Bar, accomplishments and other factors that may attest to the individuals credentials.

  • Gary M. Farmer, Jr. – Top Lawyer
  • Steve Jaffe – Top Lawyer
  • Matt Weissing – Top Lawyer
  • Seth Lehrman – Top Up & Comers

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National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
National Academy of Personal Injury Attorney (NAOPIA) is devoted to recognizing the top Personal Injury attorneys in the nation. The NAOPIA awards the best Personal Injury attorneys in each state with their most prestigious honor of being named “TOP 10”. The very few attorneys (less than 1%) that are good enough to make their list have demonstrated an extraordinary amount of knowledge, skill, experience, expertise and success in their practice of Personal Injury.

  • Brad Edwards – Top 10 Under 40

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National Association of Distinguished Counsel
The National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC) is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the BAR and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.

  • Steve Jaffe – Top One Percent
  • Brad Edwards – Top One Percent
  • Seth Lehrman – Top One Percent

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National Trial Lawyer Association – Top 100
The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.

  • Steve Jaffe – Top 100
  • Gabriel Zambrano – Top 100

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The National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization comprised of America’s top young trial attorneys. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only, and is extended exclusively to those individuals who meet stringent qualifications and specialize in the legal practice of criminal defense or civil plaintiff.

  • Brad Edwards – Top 40 Under 40

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The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyer Diplomat.
The National Trial Lawyers’ Top `100 Trial Lawyer Diplomat program recognizes exceptional achievement and offers outstanding rewards to those who qualify.

  • Gabriel Zambrano

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Florida Justice Association

  • Gary M. Farmer, Jr. – Eagle Legend Award
  • Gary M. Farmer, Jr. – Eagle Recruiting Champion
  • Gary M. Farmer, Jr. – Gold Eagle Award
  • Gary M. Farmer, Sr. – Al J. Cone Lifetime Achievement

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The Melvin B. Belli Society
The Melvin B. Bell Society is an international group of trial lawyers dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Belli legal Legacy. Membership is by invitation only and attorneys must meet a strict criterial established by the Board.

  • Gabriel Zambrano

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Million Dollar Advocate Forum
Million Dollar Advocates Forum® http://www.milliondollaradvocates.com/ is one of the most prestigious groups of Trial Lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. There are over 4000 members located throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. Forum membership acknowledges excellence in advocacy, and provides members with a national network of experienced colleagues for professional referral and information exchange in major cases.

  • Brad Edwards
  • Gabriel Zambrano

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Multi-Million Dollar Advocate®
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® was founded in 2007. Members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum must be Life Members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and must have acted as principal counsel in at least one case which has resulted in a multi-million dollar verdict, award or settlement.

  • Matt Weissing
  • Brad Edwards
  • Gabriel Zambrano

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The Florida Bar –Pro Bono Service Award
The Florida Bar’s Pro Bono Service Award are given each year by the Florida Supreme Court and The Florida Bar, to give special recognition to lawyers, groups and a member of the judiciary who have freely given their time and expertise in making legal services available to the poor.

  • Seth Lehrman

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American Lawyer Magazine (ALM) – Top Rated Lawyer

In an effort to assist companies in the selection of qualified outside counsel and referrals,The American Lawyer Magazine (ALM) and Martindale-Hubbell, the company that has long set the standard for lawyer ratings present Top Rated Lawyers®, a series featuring lawyers who have achieved AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating.

  • Steve Jaffe – Top Rated Lawyers – Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Law
  • Brad Edwards – Top Rated Lawyers – Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Law
  • Seth Lehrman – Top Rated Lawyers – Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Law
  • Gabriel Zambrano – Top Rated Lawyers – Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Law
  • Adam Horowitz – Top Rated Lawyers – Personal Injury

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  • Gary M. Farmer, Jr.
  • Steve Jaffe
  • Matt Weissing
  • Brad Edwards
  • Mark Fistos
  • Seth Lehrman
  • Gabriel Zambrano
  • Adam D. Horowitz
  • Gary Farmer, Sr.