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(MIAMI, Florida, August 23, 2021) FIU College of Law Professors, trial lawyers H. Scott Fingerhut and H.T. Smith, have been recognized once again among The Best Lawyers in America.

Best Lawyers highlights the top 6% of practicing attorneys in the United States and is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

The 2021 edition, the publication’s 28th, is based on more than 8 million evaluations and recognizes over 65,000 attorneys in 147 practice areas.

For almost three decades, in almost 70 countries, Best Lawyers has earned the respect of the bar, media, and public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.

“The importance of peer recognition like this is what it instills in our students,” said Professor Fingerhut — “a consistent commitment to excellence, the primacy of the present moment, the urgent need for great lawyers and great legal thinking in today’s America, and a laser-like focus on our special FIU advocacy brand: Passionate Principled Advocacy.”

Professor Smith is the Founding Director of the FIU Law Trial Advocacy Program and teaches Advanced Trial Advocacy and Trial Advocacy.  Professor Fingerhut serves as Assistant Director of the program and teaches Trial Advocacy, Pretrial Practice, and Criminal Procedure.  The two professors also lead the FIU Law Trial Team.

To find out more about Trial Advocacy at FIU Law, visit here or call 305-348-8095.