2010 FJA Founders Award Recipients

Honoring the Florida Justice Association’s Past & Future

The founders of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers believed in freedom, equality and justice-principles they passionately defended. To commemorate this legacy, the Florida Justice Association will recognize this year’s Founders Award recipients at the FJA Founders Luncheon on October 29, 2010 at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami, Florida.

2010 FLORIDA JUSTICE ASSOCIATION FOUNDERS AWARDS RECIPIENTS

Perry Nichols Award
Perry Nichols Award is the highest honor the FJA bestows, with hope that the award will inspire dedication to the cause of justice.

2010 Award Recipient:

Senator Alex Villalobos
Florida Senate
Miami, Florida

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Al J. Cone Lifetime Achievement
Al J. Cone Lifetime Achievement Award honors the accomplishments of Al J. Cone, a founder of The Florida Justice Association and its first elected president.

2010 Award Recipient:
 

Fredric G. Levin
Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Echsner, Rafferty & Proctor, P.A.
Pensacola, Florida

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B.J. Masterson Award 
B.J. Masterson Award for Professionalism honors B.J. Masterson, a former President of the Florida Justice Association and an attorney who, in his lifetime of practicing law, epitomized ethical professionalism and who was a model to which all lawyers should aspire.

2010 Award Recipient:
 

Larry S. Stewart
Stewart Tilghman Fox & Bianchi, P.A.
Miami, Florida

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Jon E. Krupnick Award
Jon E. Krupnick Award or efforts on behalf of a particular client that reflects relentless commitment, perseverance and fortitude to seek justice and achieve success through all obstacles and legal roadblocks encountered. 


2010 Award Recipient:
 

Herman J. Russomanno
Russomanno & Borrello, P.A.
Miami, Florida

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S. Victor Tipton Award
S. Victor Tipton Award for superior achievement in legal writing and named in honor of S. Victor Tipton, Founder and Editor of the FJA’s Journal.

2010 Award Recipient:
 

Dale M. Swope
Swope, Rodante P.A.
Tampa, Florida

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S. Victor Tipton Lifetime Achievement Award 
S. Victor Tipton Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Barry Keyfetz for 35 years of writing the Workers Comp column in the FJA Journal.

2010 Award Recipient:
 

L. Barry Keyfetz
L. Barry Keyfetz, P.A.
Aventura, Florida