Attorney Robert Joyce will receive the 2016 Champion of Justice award from the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association. This prestigious award has only been given seven times in the past, and it is only presented to attorneys who have demonstrated an exceptional lifetime commitment to the service of justice.
The Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association is a non-profit organization of attorneys who represent consumers. The group seeks to recognize excellence in advocacy, and has chosen to bestow Mr. Joyce with its highest honor.
The seven past recipients of the award are Hon. James D. Whittemore, Tiny Geiger, Esq., Edwin T. Mulock, Esq., Hon. E.J. Salcines, Bill Wagner, Esq. and C. Steven Yerrid, Esq. Mr. Joyce is honored to join this esteemed company.
Mr. Joyce’s previous professional achievements include an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the group’s highest rating, which is only earned by the top 13 percent of attorneys nationally, and certification as a Civil Trial specialist by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction earned by only seven percent of Florida attorneys. Mr. Joyce has served as lead counsel in more than 200 civil jury trials, and frequently shares his expertise through lectures to national and international audiences.
The formal presentation of the Champion of Justice award will take place at the annual Gala of TBTLA, to be held in September 2016.