When it comes to business, working with family and friends can either be a hindrance or present an unparalleled opportunity for success. In the case of Ferrelle Burns, the partners’ shared vision of the future, an innate desire to help others, their humility, and their ability to roll with the punches has created an ideal environment in which to provide exceptional service. Ferrelle Burns is a client-forward, full-service litigation and trial firm with offices in both Brunswick, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida, that handles a variety of complex civil litigation matters involving serious personal injury and wrongful death, admiralty/maritime law, product liability and business litigation.
ATTORNEY J RICE FERRELLE, JR NAMED TO MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM AND MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM
The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is pleased to announce that attorney J Rice Ferrelle, Jr of Jacksonville Beach FL has been certified as a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. The organization was founded in 1993 and there are approximately 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. Members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum must have acted as principal counsel in at least one case in which their client has received a verdict, award or settlement in the amount of one million dollars or more.
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. Mr. Ferrelle has been approved for membership in both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Rice Ferrelle is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law. He is a trial, litigation and arbitration attorney whose practice includes personal injury, products liability, admiralty/maritime, and transportation matters throughout the Southeastern U.S.
DAVID BURNS SELECTED AS A FELLOW IN THE FLORIDA BAR’S WM. REESE SMITH, JR. LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
Ferrelle Burns partner David Burns was selected as a fellow in the inaugural class of the Florida Bar’s Wm. Reese Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy. The Academy is a multi-session training program designed to assist a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers in becoming better leaders within the legal profession in their chosen path, while enhancing their leadership skills. For more information on the Leadership Academy, please visit: http://www.floridabar.org/leadershipacademy.
JOHN FERRELLE AND RICE FERRELLE RECOGNIZED AS PROCTORS IN ADMIRALTY WITH THE MARITIME LAW ASSOCIATION
Ferrelle Burns attorneys John Ferrelle and Rice Ferrelle have received the Maritime Law Association’s highest membership designation as Proctors in Admiralty for their work and accomplishments in the field of Admiralty and Maritime Law. In 2012, John received special recognition as a 25 year recipient of the honor. Since 1899, the Maritime Law Association has strived to advance reforms and promote uniformity in the Maritime Law of the United States. More information about the Maritime Law Association’s objectives can be found at www.mlaus.org.
RICE FERRELLE RECEIVES RECOGNITION AS ATTORNEY-AT-LAW MAGAZINE’S TOP 10 ATTORNEYS UNDER 40 FOR FLORIDA’S FIRST COAST
Further information regarding this recognition can be found by visiting here.
RICE FERRELLE RECEIVES MARTINDALE-HUBBELL’S HIGHEST AV-PREEMINENT RATING FOR SKILL AND ETHICS
Ferrelle Burns attorney Rice Ferrelle has received Martindale Hubbell’s highest Peer-Review designation of AV-Preeminent for his skill and ethics in the practice of law. Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada. The AV-Preeminent rating is reserved for only those attorneys who have reached the pinnacle of excellence in the legal profession. Testimonials and further information about this recognition can be found at this link.
ATTORNEY RICE FERRELLE SELECTED TO FLORIDA’S TOP 100 HIGH STAKES LITIGATORS FORUM
Rice Ferrelle has been selected among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2018. Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in high value, high stakes legal matters.
To be considered for selection, an attorney must have litigated (for either plaintiff or defendant) a matter (1) with at least $2,000,000 in alleged damages at stake or (2) with the fate of a business worth at least $2,000,000 at stake. These minimum qualifications are required for initial consideration. Thereafter, candidates are carefully screened through comprehensive Qualitative Comparative Analysis based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, litigation experience, significant case results, representative high stakes matters, peer reputation, and community impact in order to rank the candidates throughout the state. Only the top 100 qualifying attorneys in each state will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®. With these extremely high standards for selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®, less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States will receive this honor — truly the most exclusive and elite level of attorneys in the community.
FERRELLE BURNS ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED BY FLORIDA SUPER LAWYERS
Ferrelle Burns partners J. Rice Ferrelle, Jr. and David D. Burns are among a small group of lawyers in Florida to be recognized in Florida Super Lawyers magazine. Less than 2.5% of attorneys in Florida are honored with the distinction. Ferrelle has been honored with the distinction every year since 2011. For more information on Rice Ferrelle or David Burns, please visit their biography pages on our website. For more information on the Super Lawyers distinction, visit www.superlawyers.com.
BURNS INCLUDED IN FLORIDA TREND’S LEGAL ELITE UP AND COMER
Ferrelle Burns partner David D. Burns has been included in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite since 2013 as one of the state’s up and coming attorneys. Each year, Florida Trend magazine invites all in-state members of the Florida Bar to name attorneys whom they hold in the highest regard or would recommend to others. Voters were also invited to name three “up and coming” attorneys. Each lawyer was given a score based on the number of votes he or she received, with more weight given to votes coming from attorneys outside the firm. The resulting lists represent approximately 2% of the more than 67,000 active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida. Based on the votes and vetting process, Burns was named an “Up and Comer.”
BURNS RECOGNIZED FOR PRO BONO EFFORTS
Ferrelle Burns partner David D. Burns was awarded the Federal Bar Association, Jacksonville Chapter’s Spirit of Giving Award for his advocacy and efforts on in a civil action in federal court in which he was appointed to provide his services pro bono. As a firm, Ferrelle Burns enthusiastically gives back to the communities in which its lawyers work and live. The lawyers at Ferrelle Burns dedicate their time and offer their legal services on a pro bono basis for many clients each year.
For more information on the Spirit of Giving Award, visit here.
MARTINDALE-HUBBELL® CELEBRATES JOHN FERRELLE’S AV® PREEMINENT™ PEER REVIEW RATING FOR 25 YEARS
Congratulations to Ferrelle Burns partner John Ferrelle for consistently being recognized by his peers for possessing the highest standards in both his ethical behavior and quality of legal work. Last year marked Mr. Ferrelle’s 25th Anniversary of receiving the highest possible professional rating. The AV® Preeminent™ rating is the pinnacle of excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating™ process that is managed and monitored by the world’s most trusted legal resource – Martindale-Hubbell®.
ASSOCIATE SELECTED AS HONORARY SPEAKER AT FLORIDA’S FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS
A Ferrelle Burns associate has been invited to be the honorary speaker at Florida’s new attorney induction ceremony, held at the First District Court of Appeals in Tallahassee. Chief Judge Joseph Lewis Jr. selected the associate from among successful bar examination applicants based upon his exceptional score on the Florida Bar Examination—which was the fourth highest in the State.