Two Florida-Based FordHarrison Attorneys Named Lawyer of the Year 2017 by The Best Lawyers in America

Date   Aug 15, 2016

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is proud to announce that two of the firm’s Florida-based attorneys were selected as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Andrew S. Hament, a Partner in the firm’s Orlando office, was named Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law – Management for the Orlando area. Samuel A. Terilli, Jr., Of Counsel in the firm’s Miami office, was named Lawyer of the Year for Litigation – First Amendment for the Miami area. Their honors will be published in a special edition of Best Lawyers.

Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant.

Best Lawyers compiles its list of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluated their professional peers.

The lawyers being honored as “Lawyer of the Year’ have received particularly high ratings in the surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for the abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Andy Hament represents management in all areas of employment and labor law. He is certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in Labor and Employment Law. He regularly advises private and public sector employers in discipline and discharge, reductions-in–force, collective bargaining, union grievance/arbitrations, discrimination issues, sexual harassment investigations, executive employment and severance agreements, trade secret and non-compete issues, drug abuse and drug testing, the Family and Medical Leave Act and violence in the workplace.

Sam Terilli focuses his practice on employment law and litigation. He represents and counsels employers in substantive areas including employee policies, discrimination, audits, harassment and training. In addition to his experience in labor and employment law, he has lectured and written on issues involving the first amendment, privacy, defamation, media relations and the news and advertising business. Sam also serves as an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at the University of Miami where he teaches courses on media law, management, reporting ethics and the First Amendment.

About Best Lawyers
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