Magidson Receives Richard T. Earle, Jr. Professionalism Award

Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen is pleased to announce the selection of Joshua Magidson as the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Richard T. Earle, Jr. Professionalism Award. The award is presented by the Barney Masterson Inns of Court to the lawyer who demonstrates the highest degree of professionalism in the practice of law in the county and circuit courts.Pinellas County Circuit and County judges determine the recipient.

Mr. Magidson is a shareholder in the firm’s Clearwater office and is a 1980 graduate of Stetson University College of Law. Mr. Magidson practices law in the area of business litigation, with an emphasis in real property litigation, probate litigation, auto dealership and bankruptcy issues involving creditors’ rights.


Macfarlane Ferguson McMullen Selected as Member of the Fund 25

Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, Inc. (The Fund) today announced Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen has been named a Fund 25 member firm. As a Fund 25 member firm, two attorneys from MacFarlane Ferguson have been invited to attend the exclusive Annual Meeting of The Fund 25 on March 15-17 at The Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, FL. The Annual Meeting of The Fund 25 provides its members an opportunity to learn what’s on the horizon for the title industry and real estate practice in Florida.

“We are pleased to announce that MacFarlane Ferguson was selected as a Fund 25 member firm,” said Charles J. Kovaleski, president of Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund, Florida’s leading title insurance underwriter. “With The Fund 25 designation, they rank among an elite group of legal professionals within the real estate industry”.

Fund 25 members are determined by the level of business they have conducted with The Fund the prior year. Attorneys’ Title Insurance Funs, Inc. (The Fund) is the leading title insurance underwriter in Florida and the sixth largest title insurance company in the country.


Martin Elected President of Florida Academy of Health Care Lawyers

Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen is pleased to announce that James A. Martin, Jr, was elected President of the Florida Academy of Health Care Lawyers at the annual meeting of the Florida Hospital Association in Orlando. The Florida Academy of Health Care Lawyers is a division of the Florida Hospital Association.

Mr. Martin is a shareholder in the firm’s Clearwater office. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1973 and has over 30 years of trial experience in the areas of medical malpractice, labor & employment and business litigation. He has been a member of the Florida Academy of Health Care Lawyers since 1995 and previously served as Secretary and President-Elect. He is also a member of the American Hospital Association, a former Board Member of American Health Lawyers Association, National Health Lawyers Association and the Florida Society of Healthcare Risk Managers. He is a Licensed Risk Manager for the State of Florida.


Magidson Presented Service Award by Stetson College of Law

Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen is pleased to announce that Joshua Magidson has been awarded the 2006 Paul M. May Meritorious Service Award from Stetson University College of Law for his continued support of the Stetson Alumni Association.

Mr. Magidson is a shareholder in the firm’s Clearwater office. He is a 1980 graduate of Stetson University College of Law. He has been an active member of the Stetson Lawyers Association and Stetson Lawyer Advisory Council and served as the Association President for the 1997-1998 term. Mr. Magidson currently serves on the Stetson University College of Law’s Board of Overseers. He practices law in the area of business litigation, with an emphasis in real property litigation, probate litigation, auto dealership and bankruptcy issues involving creditors’ rights.