Best Lawyers has named three individuals as Lawyers of the Year in South Florida, based on their particularly high level of peer recognition. Congratulations to Aaron Podhurst for being selected a 2009 Lawyer of the Year.
Aaron Podhurst has been a distinguished trial lawyer for more than forty years. He was born April 29, 1936, in New York City, and received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1957, and his Juris Doctorate Degree from Columbia University, where he was a Harland Fiske Stone Scholar. Aaron was admitted to the Florida and New York Bars in 1961.
Aaron’s distinguished career has brought him honors and offices from virtually every major legal organization, including the presidencies of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers, member of Board of Governors of Association of Trial Lawyers of America, membership in the International Society of Barristers and the Inner Circle of Advocates, member of the Cuban American Bar Association and chairmanship of various aviation committees of the American Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers.
Although Aaron made his reputation as one of the nation’s premiere plaintiff ’s aviation lawyers, and continues to hold that status, he has guided the firm in recent years to its status as one of the major commercial litigation firms in South Florida. At the same time, he has managed to devote countless hours to community service, including the presidency of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, recipient of the Medallion of Honor from the National Conference for Community and Justice and the 1999 Jurisprudence Award from the Anti-Defamation League and membership in many civic organizations.