Robert Williams Awarded the Herbert G. Goldburg Award by the Hillsborough County Bar

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Tampa, Fla. - Burr & Forman LLP announces that Tampa-based partner Rob Williams has been awarded the Hillsborough County Bar Association's Herbert G. Goldburg Award, the highest award given by the association's Trial and Litigation section. The award is given annually to a trial lawyer who, during the course of a distinguished career, has exhibited fairness, integrity, courtesy, zeal, forensic skill, legal acumen, good sense and respect for his fellow lawyers.

"This great honor is representative of the high caliber of work and character that Rob exhibits both in the courtroom and out," said Lee Thuston, firm wide managing partner of Burr & Forman. "His dedication to upholding fairness and integrity in each case that he has tried throughout his extraordinary legal career is an excellent example for our attorneys as they strive to provide the best service possible to their clients and communities."

At Burr & Forman, Williams is a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation practice group where he counsels clients in complex business, healthcare and securities litigation. He has successfully advised on a wide range of litigation matters, including disputes and claims related to breach of contract, business tort, securities fraud, real estate and construction, corporate governance and other business organization matters, statutory and constitutional tort, negligence and medical malpractice, employment discrimination and white collar criminal prosecutions.

Williams was previously recognized by the Hillsborough County Bar Association in 1999 when he received the Michael A. Forgarty Memorial "In the Trenches Award" for excellence in civil litigation. Additionally, he was included among Florida Trend's "Legal Elite" in 2009-2010 and 2012, and is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer. Currently, he serves as the Immediate Past-President of the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation and is a former President of the C.H. Ferguson - M.E White American Inn of Court.

Williams earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Florida.

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