We are thrilled to announce that our founder, Larry Stewart, will be receiving the Outstanding Public Service Award from the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida. This award honors alumni for their exceptional contributions to critical social, economic, or public needs, and often recognizes those who serve as elected or appointed officials. The ceremony will take place on May 18th in the Champions Club at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, during the Spring 2023 Past, Present & Future Awards Program.
Previous recipients of the Outstanding Public Service Award include:
- Manisha Singh, Assistant Secretary of State
- The Hon. Marcia Morales Howard, U.S. District Court – Middle District of Florida
- Francis Suarez, Mayor of Miami
Likewise, Larry's achievements as a trial lawyer are well-known and respected throughout the legal community. With 60 verdicts or settlements of $1 million or more, he is one of the leading trial lawyers in the United States. Larry has been inducted into all five leading national professional trial lawyer organizations and is an authoritative legal expert who has testified before Congress and state legislatures.
In addition to his success in the courtroom, Larry has made important contributions to the practice of law and to the public good. He has contributed to the Supreme Court's standard jury instructions for civil cases, authored numerous legal articles, and lectured all over the country. Furthermore, Larry founded Trial Lawyers Care, a pro bono program for victims of 9/11. This program was the largest pro bono program in history and provided legal assistance to over 1,700 families affected by the attacks.
All of us at Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain are proud of Larry's numerous contributions to law and to the lives of countless thousands. It is only right that he be recognized for his tireless advocacy, and we extend our congratulations to him for receiving this well-deserved award from UF Law.