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The trial lawyer we dubbed “The War
Horse” helped secure a settlement of $17.5
million in a negligence case over the death
of Vince and Judy Modica after a truck
driver for a health-food distributor rear-ended them. In 2014, the Searcy Denney
Scarola Barnhart & Shipley president
received the Pursuit of Justice Award from
the American Bar Association Tort Trial
and Insurance Practice Section; and he
helped obtain a $10 million award for a
man permanently injured after a multiple-car pile-up.
“I’ve been a trial lawyer for nearly 45 years
now, and the fact that I am doing the criminal
and the civil litigation keeps me fresh,”
says Black of Black, Srebnick, Kornspan &
Stumpf in Miami. When he’s not representing
clients in mortgage, bank and tax fraud
investigations or representing multinational
corporations, athletes and entertainers in
high-stakes civil matters, you can find him
at the University of Miami School of Law,
teaching trial and appellate advocacy. “When
not working,” he says, “I try to be the best
father and husband that I can be.”
In 2012, Josefsberg received the Selig I.
Goldin Memorial Award from the Florida
Bar Criminal Law Section and the Hon.
Theodore “Ted” Klein Special Recognition
Award from the Greater Miami Jewish
Federation. In 2013 he won the Florida
Bar Foundation’s Medal of Honor Award.
The trial lawyer with Podhurst Orseck in
Miami is also happy to report that five
grandchildren are in higher education.
“The pinnacle is that a granddaughter is in
law school,” he says. “That’s the best thing
“Our biggest highlight from the past year,”
Gonzalez says, “would be handling and
resolving successfully, for a confidential
amount, the construction-collapse case at
a [Miami Dade College] parking garage.”
The project included five floors of concrete.
Gonzalez, with Colson Hicks Eidson in
Coral Gables, represented the widows of
two of the workers killed, and an injury
victim. He also continues his longtime work
on the plaintiff’s steering committee for the
BP oil spill litigation.
Life has been “a roller-coaster” for
Kreusler-Walsh, with the Law Office of
Kreusler-Walsh, Compiani & Vargas in
West Palm Beach. In 2012, her mother
passed away. That same year, her firm
won the Athena Award from the chamber
of commerce. In 2013, the Executive
Women of the Palm Beaches awarded her
the Women in Leadership Award for the
private sector. And last year, she received
the Monsignor Jeremiah P. O’Mahoney
Award from the Guild of Catholic Lawyers
of the Diocese of Palm Beach.
Since March 2014, Martinez-Fraga has
co-led Bryan Cave’s international arbitration
team. This year, he released his fifth
book, Public Purpose in International Law:
Rethinking Regulatory Sovereignty in the
Global Era, co-authored with C. Ryan Reetz.
He is also a World Bank arbitrator in a case
filed against Argentina in the International
Centre for Settlement of Investment
Disputes, involving the investment treaty
between Spain and Argentina.
A LOOK BACK AT A DECADE OF COVERS BY JESSICA TAM THEN AND NOW