In recognition of our contributions to appellate practice, our lawyers have received numerous awards. In 2015, 2016, and 2017, Super Lawyers selected Thomas A. Burns as a “rising star” in appellate practice; in 2018 and 2019, Super Lawyers selected Thomas as a “super lawyer” in appellate practice. Similarly, in 2018 and 2019, Florida Trend selected Thomas to its “legal elite” in appellate practice.
Additionally, our attorneys have a demonstrated commitment to pro bono service. Thomas was the recipient of Sidley Austin’s Vincent Prada Pro Bono Award in 2006 and 2007 and Gibson Dunn’s Frank Wheat Memorial Award in 2008. On average, Thomas has devoted over 100 hours per year on pro bono matters. Arda Goker has also devoted approximately 50 hours per year on pro bono matters.