Phi Alpha Delta. President, John Marshall Bar Association, 1969. Recipient, Outstanding Past President Award, the Florida Council of Bar Presidents, 2001. Selected: Lawyer of the Year, Jacksonville Bar Association, 1999; Jacksonville Trial Lawyer of the Year, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2000; State of Florida Trial Lawyer of the Year, FLABOTA, 2000. Recipient: American Board of Trial Advocates Master in Trial National Award, 2003; President's FLABOTA Award, 2006. Named as Super Lawyer of Florida, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011; Awarded The Jacksonville Bar Association's Justice Raymond Ehrlich Trial Advocacy Award, 2011. Awarded The Florida Bar Foundation's Medal of Honor, 2010 for his leadership in promoting professionalism and ethics to fellow members of the Bar. Diplomate, American Board of Trial Advocates (President, 1996-1977, Jacksonville Chapter; Chapter selected Best Chapter in the country, 1997). Member, Executive Committee, FLABOTA, 1997—; President of FLABOTA, 2001; Member, National Board, 1999-2004; American Board of Trial Advocates Foundation, Treasurer, 2004-2005, President, 2006-2007. Recipient of The Fran Peacock Coker FLABOTA Community Service Award, 2008. Named in Jacksonville Magazine as one of the The State's Leading Lawyers, 2009. Named as one of The State's Legal Leaders in Florida Trend Magazine, 2009. Named as one of The Best Lawyers in America, 2009—.
International Society of Barristers; American Judicature Society (Life Member); The American Bar Foundation; Florida Defense Lawyers Association; Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
(Board Certified Civil Trial and Admiralty and Maritime Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education) (Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy)